Pokemon, Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, and More Will Be Playable at E3 2019

Pokemon, Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, and More Will Be Playable at E3 2019

If you're going to E3, you can romp with Pokemon, visit a spooky mansion, and dream with a big fish.

Nintendo's days of E3 press conferences are long behind it, but that doesn't mean it can't offer you a good time on the show floor. If you're lucky enough to attend E3 2019, you can go hands-on with some of the Switch's most anticipated titles, including Pokemon Sword and Shield, Luigi's Mansion 3, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake.

Nintendo posted a tweet listing its playable E3 2019 titles earlier today. Pokemon Sword and Shield will no doubt prove to be a huge draw, especially after yesterday's Pokemon Direct showed off cool new features like "Dynamaxing." I want to know what it's like to control a kaiju-sized Grookey.

I expect the Switch remake of Link's Awakening will also garner a big queue. Link's Awakening originally came out for the Game Boy, and it went on to become a big favorite for many Zelda fans. Its dungeon designs are excellent, and its simple graphics are well-suited for its extremely limited color palette.

Intriguingly, Nintendo's tweet promises these games "and more!" on the show floor. It's a tantalizing addendum, especially since there's a great chance we'll see the long-awaited Switch version of Animal Crossing this year.

All shall be revealed soon: You just need to be patient for a little longer. Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation is on June 11 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. We'll publish everything that's worth knowing about Nintendo's offerings. If you need general information about who's showing what, and when, check out our E3 2019 guide.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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