Gamescom has started today in Cologne, Germany. Nintendo today reveals new details about what fans can expect this week, including new gameplay footage of already announced Nintendo Switch games, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party and Daemon X Machina from Marvelous.
Visitors to Nintendo Gamescom 2018 can play various upcoming titles, including the world’s first hands-on with Super Mario Party and the recently announced Diablo III Eternal Collection from Blizzard Entertainment.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
After the recent Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct, which brought a lot of new info about the upcoming fight party that will come to the Nintendo Switch on December 7, fans can watch brand new images of the recently announced characters King K. Rool, Dark Samus and Chrom. The development team in Japan is fighting two full matches with these characters, as shown in the videos below.
Daemon X Machina
In the meantime, anyone with a weakness for fast mech action must keep a close eye on the game Daemon X Machina from Marvelous. This new game from producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, which will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019, allows players with fully customizable ‘power armors’, called Arsenals, to participate in various missions.
Later this week, fans can see more of the game, because then Kenichiro Tsukuda will show brand new gameplay footage in a video from Nintendo’s RedCube studio on Gamescom. Until that happens, you can watch the Daemon X Machina Gamescom 2018 teaser.
This week also feature brand new gameplay footage of the coming, independent story extension Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country. These images are part of a RedCube video that is published at the end of the week.
Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis Aces will soon welcome a new face on the tennis court because Diddy Kong is taking a shot. This fast participant, with a special battle in which he winds on a liana, is immediately available for players who take part in the next tournament, which runs from 1 to 30 September 2018.
Once the tournament has ended, it will be available to everyone, regardless of whether or not players have participated in the tournament. Watch Diddy Kong for the first time in action in the Mario Tennis Aces video below.
Super Mario Party
There is more Mario news: Nintendo Switch owners can now pre-order Super Mario Party in the Nintendo eShop to receive double gold points from My Nintendo when the game is over. From 23 November 2018, players can also purchase a bundle made in limited edition, with a Joy-Con controller set (neon green/neon pink) and a physical copy of the game.
Anyone who visits the Gamescom booth from Nintendo in Hall 9 can try five of the new mini-games themselves, well before the game appears on October 5th.
Mario’s brother Luigi gets very busy in October because next to his presence in Super Mario Party, Luigi’s Mansion will appear on October 19 for the various Nintendo 3DS systems, both in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.