Even at only 40 minutes in length Nintendo seemed to have finally seemed to perfected the art of the Direct. They started with a trailer for the next character for Smash Ultimate, which is the hero for Dragon Quest 11, with apparent palate swap that makes them look like different protagonists from the series. After that they showed the trailer for Dragon Quest 11 Definitive Edition S, with a few new tidbits that were not included in the trailer during the Square Enix conference, such as more monsters that can be ridden, increased battle speed, as well as to be able to travel to other worlds from earlier games in the series, with not additional information given.
After that Doug Bowser made an appearance for the first time officially, and helped to announce Luigi's Mansion 3 which takes place in a hotel. They showed off the new Poltergust G-00, which includes new attacks, such as the ghost slam, and a burst which allows for higher jumps, as well as Gooigi which is a ectoplasm copy of Luigi which allows for puzzle solving and co-op play, the also announced a multiplayer mode called The Scare Scraper, with a 2019 release window. After they showed a trailer for a game in the Dark Crystal universe titled The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics, with a 2019 release window, they detailed the remake of The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening where the most surprising addition shown was the presence of Dampei from Ocarina Of Time, in which you bring him maps you pick up from dungeons that you use to create your own custom dungeons.
Two surprise games were announced, first was a remake of Trials Of Mana is to be released globally in early 2020, along with Collection Of Mana which contains the first 3 Mana games on the Switch later today. A bit of news that will surprise nobody who pays attention to game news, The Witcher 3, is coming to the Switch, while it does look like a bit of ass, it is on a portable console with all the DLC, after that there was a trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses with the release date of 26 July 2019 reiterated at the end. After a silly commercial letting us know that Resident Evil 5 and 6 coming to the console in the fall, No More Heroes was announced with a 2020 release window.
A new Contra game was shown off, titled Contra: Rogue Corps, while it looks fun the graphics are kind of gross, it includes 4-player co-op and releases 24 September 2019, they also showed a new trailer for Daemon X Machina that shows off on-foot segments, and the release date of 13 September 2019. Another surprise announcement was the remake of the original Panzer Dragoon, which has a release window of winter 2019, following a Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer that only really showed the new water gym leader, Nessa they showed off a new trailer for Astral Chain. With a bit more of a highlight on the story behind the world which details the enemies called Chimera, and that you capture Chimera to fight alongside you it was another stylish trailer from Platinum for a game that releases 30 August 2019.
After that they announced Empire Of Sin, a top-down game where you are seemingly in a gang with Al Capone in 1920s Chicago, with a 2020 release window, quickly moved along to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 which showed some new characters, and announced DLC that will come in the fall. After a short trailer for Cadence Of Hyrule and Mario And Sonic At The Summer Olympics, coming in July and November 2019 respectively, they finally showed gameplay of the new Animal Crossing. Titled Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it seemingly takes place on a deserted island, and you build it up yourself, with a 20 March 2020 release. After a montage that showed a number of games that are coming to the Switch, such as Spyro Collection, Ni No Kuni Remastered and more they announced another character for Smash Ultimate slated for release in the fall, Banjo Kazooie. The last thing announced was a full sequel to Breath Of The Wild, being an announcement we are not likely to hear more on it for a while yet.
Overall, Nintendo had a strong showing this year, so Square Enix and Nintendo have invariably saved E3 2019, hopefully next year can keep up this trend, especially due to the likely release of new consoles, good work Nintendo, good work.