During its Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, Nintendo revealed new information for games, including Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Nintendo also revealed two new paid downloadable fighters coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game: Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series to be available this summer, and Banjo-Kazooie for this fall.
Banjo-Kazooie & Dragon Quest Hero Added to Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Banner!
Banjo-Kazooie & the Dragon Quest Hero has been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Character Banner on the Japanese website! Check out how the two have been included!
Nintendo followed its presentation with a Nintendo Treehouse: Live segment that gave fans their first look at live gameplay of the new Pokémon games in development for Nintendo Switch. The games are scheduled to launch Nov. 15. There’s also a demo version of Pokémon Sword and Shield on the show floor, giving fans a chance to go hands-on with the new Gym Leader Nessa at the Galar Water Gym, battle between Dynamax Pokémon and more. Other details announced during the Nintendo Direct include:
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. The games launch Nov. 15.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Two new paid downloadable fighters are coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game: Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series to be available this summer, and Banjo-Kazooie for this fall. Hero represents the main character from several games in the DRAGON QUEST series. He can take the form of the protagonist from DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation, DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen and DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Banjo the bear and his bird friend, Kazooie, star in a series of games that began on Nintendo 64. Although Banjo the bear was first introduced in Diddy Kong Racing for Nintendo 64, the kind-hearted character is best known for joining up with his wise-cracking bird sidekick Kazooie in the 1998 Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie. The beloved pair has remained inseparable since, working together using an arsenal of acrobatic and egg-shooting moves to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles and locate golden puzzle pieces.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo: New amiibo figures featuring characters from the fighting game are on their way. On Sept. 20, Nintendo is launching amiibo for Snake, Ivysaur and Squirtle. In November, amiibo of Incineroar, Simon and Chrom are due, followed by Dark Samus and Richter in 2020.
Source: Nintendo of America