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Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

Super Smash Bros brings the ultimate fan service.

If you’re new to Top Shelf Gaming, it won’t take you long to realize we’re huge Nintendo fans. That said, the Nintendo Direct for E3 2018 was our most anticipated conference. We didn’t have a strong idea going into what was going to be announced, just that there would be a heavy emphasis on the new Super Smash Bros. We live Tweeted during the conference and compiled them here so you can see our reactions to the Nintendo Direct as we had them.

Daemon X Machina

It’s really cool that a game like this was shown for the first time during Nintendo’s conference. So many games cross-pollinated between conferences which made each repeat showing of a game feel more underwhelming than the last. Similarly, many of the games shown during other conferences debuted at last year’s E3 or were revealed a week or two ago. So starting off the Nintendo Direct with a never-before-seen game was a great way to start the show.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu

We didn’t learn much more about the game. The big takeaway is that the legendary Pokemon Mew will come with every purchase of a PokeBall Plus, they new hybrid controller-pedometer made exclusively to work with Pokemon Let’s Go and Pokemon Go.

The palpable fan excitement for Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Marcus was watching the direct with hundreds of Nintendo fans in line for the Splatoon 2 World Championships and the Super Smash Bros Invitational that was being hosted less than a mile from E3. Here are some of the fan reactions live during that incredible info Smash Bros info dump.

Overcooked! 2

Super Mario Party

Killer Queen Black

Killer Queen is becoming an arcade staple, but it is still very niche. Most people don’t realize how cool it is to have this game come to console.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sometimes, you make typos when you can hardly contain your “assignment”.

Ridley in Smash Bros

And sometimes it’s bad autocorrect.

These are our #DailyHotTakes for the Nintendo Direct. Let us know some of yours in the comments or by tweeting and following us @TopShelfGaming.

Written by Marcus Garrett

Marcus created Top Shelf Gaming to celebrate the awesome things about the video game industry while challenging the areas of the video game community that could be improved. He loves playing guitar and eating tacos, but never at the same time.

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