We already knew that Nintendo would be focusing on 2019 games at E3 this year (sorry, Metroid Prime fans). Today, the company has gone a step further and revealed the exact games that will be playable on the show floor: Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (the upcoming remake, not the original), Luigi's Mansion 3 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Nintendo said there will be "other games on the show floor," and "details about additional upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch" during its now-traditional Direct video on June 11th.
That means there's still a chance the new Animal Crossing -- which is tentatively scheduled for 2019 at the moment -- will make an appearance at the show. We could also see Astral Chain, a fantasy-action game from Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames, and Super Mario Maker 2, which comes out just a couple of weeks after the show. Heck, maybe we'll get a release date for Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo's next smartphone game, too.
Don't miss your chance to play #LuigisMansion 3, #PokemonSwordShield & more for the first time @ #E32019! Tune into the #NintendoDirect @ 9amPT on 6/11, followed by #NintendoTreehouseLive throughout the show for more game info & the latest Nintendo news. https://t.co/0lcDwkjtO6 pic.twitter.com/NxB8ve9wc8— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 6, 2019