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Kirby, Metroid 4 and a brand new Pokémon RPG are coming to Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo have announced some huge new titles coming to the Switch.

Over the next year, gamers can expect to play brand new instalments in some of the company’s biggest franchises, as well as the previously announced Super Mario Odyssey and Pokken Tournament DX.

First up in Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight was Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which will see fans journey to Elysium in a massive sci-fi RPG complete with clunky English voice acting. It’s coming out at the end of 2017.

Next was the reveal of a brand new Kirby game – it will take the form of a traditional 2D side-scroller, is set to feature four-player co-op, and looks as adorable as ever. This one’s coming out at some point in 2018.

One of the biggest announcements from the Nintendo Spotlight came from the Pokemon Company, who answered the prayers of thousands of fans who’ve been longing for an original Pokemon RPG on a home console.

Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed that Game Freak has “begun developing a core Pokemon RPG title on Nintendo Switch”, but followed up by admitting it won’t be released for at least another year.

A brief teaser then announced the return of another hot Nintendo property in the form of Metroid 4. There’s no release estimate for this one, all we know is that it’s “now in development”.

Nintendo’s other cute mascot, Yoshi, is also making a return with a 2D side-scroller that looks fairly similar to Yoshi’s Wooly World, but with less wool, and a perspective-shifting element to the game. This one’s also expected in 2018.

Fire Emblem Warriors sees the classic Nintendo RPG given an endless-combat, hack-and-slash makeover, similar to the recently released Legend Of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors. It’s got a new trailer, and it’s due out in Fall 2017.

Finally, a headache-inducing (in the best way) trailer for Mario’s next outing, Super Mario Odyssey, showed off a brand new feature which allows Mario to take control of a Goomba, a taxi, and even a Tyrannosaurus Rex with his hat.

Needless to say, we can’t wait for this one – it’s coming out on 27 October.

You can watch the full Nintendo Spotlight presentation here.

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