We think Nintendo could have a huge show this year at E3 2017. They’ll be streaming their Direct Presentation on Tuesday of next week followed by a few days of Treehouse Live coverage.
Here are five ways they could blow us away this year.
Ramp up Nintendo Switch production
The Nintendo Switch is a great console, and, unfortunately, you’ll have to take my word for it. Or someone else’s word. The problem is, it’s practically impossible to come by for purchase right now, unless you’re willing to pay a lot more than the $299 MSRP.
Nintendo needs, desperately, to ramp up production for this home console/portable hybrid machine. Even further, they should announce it during E3 to easy any sentiment that nothing they show will be playable thanks to the absurd shortage that continues to plague customers.
Announced an Advance Wars, for any platform
I don’t care if you bring it to the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch (though, like plenty of others, I’d prefer the latter), I just want you to announce a proper Advance Wars. I love Fire Emblem just as much as anyone else, but I miss the series that consumed so much of my time on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS.
Would you believe it’s been 12 years since the release of Advance Wars: Dual Strike? I can’t.
Skip the mobile games
It’s not that I dislike Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run, it’s just that I don’t think mobile titles deserve E3’s fanfare. I’d rather the space be used for huge, original experiences than games meant to push players towards the real thing.
Nintendo’s making mobile games so that casual players become fans and buy their big products. The folks watching E3 are already all-in on the systems, so bring on the actual console and handheld games.
Announce a proper Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has to be cooking up another Animal Crossing title. Like, a real one. They’ve put one out on every platform since the Game Cube, and they’ve all done tremendously well.
The Nintendo Switch needs one soon, and if they can drop it before the end of next year, the thing will sell like hot cakes.
Bring back Metroid… seriously, what are you doing?
Enough. Enough with Metroid Prime: Force Federation and Other M. Let’s get back to the real Metroid Prime stuff that we had in the 2000s.
It’s been 10 years since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption released. Can we please get a proper Metroid game worthy of the franchise for the Switch. Reveal that at E3 2017, Nintendo, and you’ll bring down the house.