The presentation pace was quite fast, and felt like they learned from past mistakes about not making it drag too long. Starting off they showed a new game from Marvelous titled Daemon X Machina, which at first glance looks like Armored Core, but it appears to have its own interesting take on the mecha genre. There were a couple shadow drops revealed, Fortnite, and Hollow Knight are available to download on the Eshop, today.
Super Mario Party was shown off, which seems to have dropped the number, and the minigames got a bit of a overhaul, with some of them using multiple Switch consoles, with a release date of 5th August. A fair amount of third party games were showcased most notable are Overcooked 2, releasing on 7th, August, an arcade darling Killer Queen Black, Minecraft for 21st June, Wasteland 2, sometime in November. They showed off the story DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, titled Torna, The Golden Country, in September 2018, which takes place 500 years before the main game, telling the story of Jin. Which will apparently also be sold standalone, and will come with the season pass for the main game.
They finally showed the game proper for the new Fire Emblem. Titled Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it will apparently have three characters, but no info on how that will work currently, also the battle system has been altered slightly with formations, due to the addition of troops fighting with each character, and also combo attacks have been changed to account for this. The player will also be able to directly control their characters in towns, and interact with npcs. Relationships are back, but there is not any info on either marriage or child mechanics at this time. It looks exciting, and has increased the hype for this title.
Finally they ended with the new Smash game, titled Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate. The biggest item of information was that every character from every previous game, will be included in the roster. They stated a few features to the game, such as streamlined character unlock, 8v8 battles, and an increase in variety of certain characters, such as a female Pokemon Trainer, 8 Villager variants (4 male & 4 female). All current amiibo of smash characters, and third party characters, will be compatible Kirby will have a transformation for every character now, and Rodin (from Bayonetta) will be an assist trophy. They highlighted two new characters, Daisy, a 'echo' character who is similar to Peach, and finally; Ridley of Metroid fame will make its way into the game, along with the previously revealed inklings, Ridley and Inklings will receive amiibo, with the game set to release 7th December 2018.
With this being the last confrence, it is probably the best one, second only to Sony, due to the sheer shock value that was present in that conference. Would have wished for a bit more on more games, there was enough here to keep it interesting. There is still time for more surprises, so here is hoping.
~Koyuuki°˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °