E3 proves that Nintendo is at the top of its game right now

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E3 proves that Nintendo is at the top of its game right now

If there’s an underlying theme to this year’s E3, it’s transition. Sony isn’t at the event at all. Microsoft is making moves for the future, banking on ideas and technologies that have not yet reached their full potential. New consoles are in the horizon. Seemingly every game worth talking about is coming in 2020.

And there’s Nintendo, pitching us largely on stuff for hardware we have right now. While there are rumors of an updated system model for the Switch, Nintendo isn’t devoting the bulk of its resources to making entirely new systems. Nintendo can focus on what it does best: games. Given the Switch’s limited graphical capabilities, Nintendo has no choice but to focus on the bones that make up its games, rather than wasting time trying to render the most realistic hair possible or what have you.

All the trailers from Nintendo at E3 2019

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All the trailers from Nintendo at E3 2019

Nintendo might have won E3 by finally showing off footage from a new Animal Crossing game and then surprising everyone by announcing a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And I’m personally very excited about an updated version of the first Panzer Dragoon game.

You can catch up on all the news if you missed anything, or if you just want the trailers we have you covered below. This was a very strong showing for Nintendo, although you might notice a lack of content discussed for the Nintendo 3DS? If you want to play Nintendo’s newest and biggest games, it seems like you’re going to have a buy a Switch from here on out.

A giant sea creature is swimming around Fortnite’s island with Polar Peak on its back

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A giant sea creature is swimming around Fortnite’s island with Polar Peak on its back

It’s only been a few weeks since Fortnite season 9 started and big things are already afoot. After a few mysterious and cataclysmic events, a giant sea creature has appeared off the coast of the island.

The sea monster’s journey to Fortnite began, it appears, all the way back in season 6 when Polar Peak first appeared, but more notably in season 7 when the region was added to the map. Polar Peak is a massive castle that sits on top of a giant mountain of ice. But it appears that a darker secret was always hiding inside that ice.

Pokémon Sword and Shield has a corgi Pokémon

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Pokémon Sword and Shield has a corgi Pokémon

A new good boy of E3 2019 has been spotted on the show floor. Pokémon Sword and Shield is available to demo for show floor attendees in Nintendo’s booth, and a few onlookers took to Twitter to show their important findings: a new electric-type corgi Pokémon named Yamper.

Behold its neon, heart-shaped butt.

Not all Pokémon will carry over to Pokémon Sword and Shield

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Not all Pokémon will carry over to Pokémon Sword and Shield

During Nintendo’s Treehouse Live presentation at E3, Nintendo shared an important detail about transferring Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Not all Pokémon — and there are more than 800 species at this point — in your collection can be transferred into this year’s Switch sequel.

The recently announced Pokémon Home cloud app, as well as the Pokémon Bank service, let players keep a collection of Pokémon that they could transfer between games and titles. This made the experience of catching ’em all a little less ephemeral, as you had a way to put your library of Pokémon buddies on your mobile device.

Breath of the Wild’s sequel may finally do right by Zelda

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Breath of the Wild’s sequel may finally do right by Zelda

When Breath of the Wild was originally teased back in 2014, fans mistook Link’s slender hooded figure for a woman. Alas, it was a fake-out — Zelda was definitely in the game, but she wasn’t playable, nor was Link a woman. Here we are, years later, and once again a teaser trailer has got some people’s hopes up once again.

The speculation floating around right now is all about what the trailer shows and focuses on. Zelda has a shorter haircut now, which could be useful for adventuring. We see her traveling with Link as they dive deeper into god-knows-where. Zelda gets way more screen time than Link during the brief teaser. At one point, it even seems possible that Link is grabbed by whatever malevolent force is animating the corpse in the trailer, as noted by speedrunner Orcastraw. Could it be? Will we finally be able to play as Zelda?

Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel trailer – Hidden details you may have missed

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel trailer – Hidden details you may have missed

Even though it’s less than two minutes long, there’s a surprising amount of hidden details in today’s trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. We’ll pop out some details to see if there’s anything you might have missed.

In the first few seconds of the trailer, we hear a creepy tune sounding like it’s sung by an undead choir. It actually sounds like the audio of this tune was reversed, so we went ahead and tried reversing it back to see what it sounds like the other way. The music part starts 40 seconds in.

A Nintendo eShop sale brings Switch discounts to E3 2019

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A Nintendo eShop sale brings Switch discounts to E3 2019

A Nintendo eShop sale kicked off on Tuesday, following the company’s E3 2019 presentation. While the Nintendo Direct got us hyped for the slate of upcoming Switch games, many of which are already available for pre-order, this sale offers up to 50 percent off existing games at Nintendo’s digital storefront.

Essential Switch games like Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are on sale for $40.19, down from $59.99. First-party Switch games are very rarely discounted by more than $10 or $15, and that’s usually for physical copies. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on digital versions.