Despite many people saying that E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) isn’t quite what it used to be, there’s no denying that a LOT of people still hold it up as one of the biggest gaming conventions not just for the games that are there, but for the announcements and reveals that happen there. Every year, the three main console makers (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo) all gather to reveal insights and plans for the upcoming year and beyond. For Nintendo, this is arguably one of their most important E3s ever, and fans want them to knock it out of the park.
With the Nintendo Switch celebrating it’s three month anniversary, and E3 a little over a week away, many gamers are expecting blockbuster announcements from Nintendo so that the hype for Switch remains through this year and beyond. Interestingly enough, we do know a lot of the games that are coming this year, like Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Fire Emblem Warriors, etc, but some fans, including ones on Reddit, are asking:
“What’s your worst case scenario for E3?”
You might think that this is a negative way of thinking, but sadly, Nintendo does have a spotty history at E3. At times they blow it out of the water, and other times we get Wii Music and Nintendoland. With the Switch doing so well, it’d be a travesty if Nintendo just “rested on their laurels” and glided through it, and that’s exactly what fans don’t want to happen.
One of the biggest fears among fans is that the 3DS will get more spotlight to keep the hype up for it rather than Switch announcements. While others don’t think that’s likely. Some are thinking more logical thoughts:
“No new announcements we don’t already know, no new third party games,” says Noctis 32.
For many, that is the worst case scenario, as noted above, we know a lot of big AAA titles for the Nintendo Switch, and they would be within their rights to develop info and show off those titles specifically. The Nintendo Spotlight (and subsequent Treehouse event) happens on June 13th.