Nintendo is coming off a very interesting E3. On one hand, they announced Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which was one of the most talked about games at the show. But, on the other hand, many considered this years show much tamer compared to last years, and though the rest of 2018 has some interesting titles, many note that it’s not even close at points to the lineup of last year. Plus, there were some big omissions that left people scratching their head. All that being said, Reggie Fils-Aime has given some clarity on the issue.
During E3 2018, Game Informer sat down with the President of Nintendo of America, and asked him some deep questions about present and future games. But, Reggie Fils-Aime was also asked about how many more announcements would Nintendo have this year:
We’re going to continue to make announcements. E3 is not the only opportunity that we use to break news. We break news in Nintendo Directs when we want. Historically we’ve broken news at San Diego Comic Con, at PAX Prime, at Gamescom in Europe. We’re always looking for the right opportunity to share information about a particular game. Certainly for the holidays our lineup is set with Super Mario Party in October with Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee in November right before Black Friday, and with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7. We believe that pacing is going to give us tremendous momentum during the holiday season.
What announcements should we expect? Well, more news on the mobile division of Nintendo titles, including Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo 3DS is also likely to be talked about at some point as well. Plus, there’s 3rd party games, potentially more 1st party games, and maybe even more insight into what’s coming in 2019.
The real question is when the next Nintendo Direct will arrive. My bet is on August, but let me know when you expect it to be in the comments below.