Early Nintendo E3 2018 Predictions | The PowerSwitch

THIS WEEK on The PowerSwitch – Gaming’s Call-In Talk Radio Show: Ten early predictions for what Nintendo will announce at E3 2018, Switch’s current status with third-party partnerships and ports, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII may skip its campaign and add a battle royale mode, a new Castlevania game on mobile, SEGA Mega Drive Mini announced, Xbox Live Gold free games for May 2018, and playing God of War

nintendo e3 2018 predictions


  • (2:22) – Headline Roundup
  • (8:01) – Main Topic: Early Nintendo E3 2018 Predictions
    • Will more than two newcomers be revealed for Super Smash Bros.?
    • Will Retro Studios reveal a new IP for Switch?
    • Will a Mario Maker, Animal Crossing, or a Pikmin game be revealed for Switch?
    • Will two of the following three Switch games receive an official title – Pokémon, Fire Emblem, Yoshi?
    • Will a Metroid Prime 4 trailer be shown during the Spotlight?
    • Will the ability to download GameCube games via the eShop be announced?
    • Will a new game for 3DS be revealed during the Spotlight?
    • Will two of the following four third-party games receive Switch ports – Overwatch, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Ball FighterZ?
    • Will a Nintendo mobile game be mentioned during the Spotlight?
    • Will Mother 3 be announced for Switch?
  • (18:54) – Caller: DQP (Alaska)
    • Third parties openly talking to Nintendo about Switch ports
    • The possibility of Grand Theft Auto V on Switch
    • Bethesda’s miraculous Switch ports
    • Games that can scale better to lower end PCs
    • Dark Souls Remastered delayed on Switch
    • Switch ports we’d like to see
  • (29:11) – Caller: Demetrius (North Carolina)
    • Black Ops IIII ditching campaign, yet keeping subtitle
    • Third-party publishers should be in position to make solid single-player stories
    • Call of Duty could do this because of a wide-reaching, loyal player base
    • Battlefield V’s response and EA’s image struggle
    • The publisher idea of “there is always money to be made”
  • (39:58) – Now Playing
    • Batman: The Enemy Within
    • Night in the Woods
    • God of War
  • (44:40) – Out This Week
    • Gal*Gun 2 (April 24 – PS4, Switch)
    • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (April 24 – Switch)
    • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (April 25 – iOS, Android)
    • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (April 26 – Switch)
  • (46:13) – Outro


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Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for RhymesWithAsia.com. A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.