Metroid Prime 4, Kirby & Yoshi Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced a bunch of upcoming games during their Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 event. Among your Super Marios and Zeldas, we got our first peak at several first-party games that will come out on the Switch in 2018. Among them are Metroid Prime 4, a Kirby game, and a Yoshi game.

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Metroid Prime 4, Kirby & Yoshi Announced for Nintendo Switch
Metroid Prime 4, Kirby & Yoshi Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo really prepared well for this year’s E3. As usual, they technically opted out from the festivities proper, instead holding their Nintendo Spotlight conference. Among Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda BOTW DLC and Xenoverse Chronicles 2 came three new games that will probably see the light of day next year on the Switch. We got our first looks at new Kirby and Yoshi games, as well as Metroid Prime 4.

First off, Metroid Prime 4. We really found out next to nothing about it. All the trailer shows is a number 4, and the sentence: “Now in development for Nintendo Switch. That’s it. Not that this won’t fan the hype flames, but it really would’ve been nice to see a little more. Perhaps, we will get more later, and maybe even see the game in 2018.

Next up is the new Kirby game, scheduled for release in 2018 for the Switch. As usual, the new mechanics are the main draw for the game. Judging by the trailer, it appears that Kirby will have three base powers that he can get by eating enemies: Sword, Fire and Ice. However, he’ll be able to befriend other characters, which can then further augment his powers, such as a flaming sword or ice bomb. Better yet, it appears that the game will allow four-player co-op, allowing you to explore the game with friends.

Finally, the new Yoshi game. Again, judging by the trailer, Yoshi looks like a plush toy in a world made of cardboard and paper. It’s almost like a child has created a world for their toys. The game seems to be in some kind of weird 2.5 D. It’s mainly a 2D platformer, but you can interact with stuff in the background and foreground. Additionally, you can sometimes turn the stage around and explore what’s on the other side. You can use the eggs you collect on the way as projectiles. The video also shows a red Yoshi, which might be Player 2 joining the fun.

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