Alleged E3 Nintendo Direct Leak Reveals F-Zero SX, Punch Out, Fortnite for Switch & More

Take all this with a grain of salt, but wouldn't it be amazing if it were true?

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Think you have some sort of idea of what Nintendo might show off during E3 2018? You might want to throw all of those notions away and think again. If a few alleged printed lists of games that may supposedly comprise the entirety of Nintendo's E3 showcase turn out to be true, we're in for quite an interesting presentation this year. Now, of course, you can't take any of this as fact, as it's very clearly a rumor. As such, we don't endorse any of this as true. With that in mind, feast your eyes on the sheets that have been floating around online.

These schedules clearly show a list of games that are meant to be shown off during the Nintendo Direct video presentation during the show. Right off the bat you see names like Punch-Out!!! Become the Champion and, right there, F-Zero SX. Both would be pretty mindblowing announcements to make this year, especially since we've been waiting for a new F-Zero for quite some time.

You'll also see ports of some heavy hitters such as Fortnite, which would mean Nintendo is about to continue printing money and carry on its usual business, because Fortnite is massive right now. There's also Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Dragon Ball FighterZ. All utilize the Unreal Engine, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus had already previously been confirmed as coming to Switch in the near future. The other games are hardly stretches, either.

Yoshi's Flipping Island seems like the real anomaly here, because the title is bizarre enough as it is, with the word "flipping" being used in place of a curse word seeming a little forcedful for a Nintendo game, but it could simply be a case of horrible titling -- who knows? It still seems extremely unlikely.

The other sheet delves into more detail with what kinds of things will be seen during the presentation, and it looks just as unbelievable as the rest of the games, but we unfortunately won't be able to confirm anything until the big day finally arrives. For now, like we already said, don't take any of this as fact, but there could be some big shake-ups coming.

What kind of games are you thinking Nintendo will reveal this year? Do you think a new F-Zero is definitely in the cards? Let us know!

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      May 17, 2018 9:51 AM

      Fallout 3 Anniversary

      D'oh! So close! You need to bring Fallout 4 to the Switch, not 3. Well maybe both but definitely 4.

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        May 17, 2018 10:08 AM

        3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4

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          May 17, 2018 10:11 AM

          The Nipples What Are Freaky the 69th is correct.

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          May 17, 2018 10:55 AM

          I know that is the consensus but I’ve gotten into Skyrim so much more on the Switch than I ever did on the PC that I’d love to try out Fallout 4 on the Switch, rather than the Fallout game I’ve already played and beat.

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            May 17, 2018 11:01 AM

            I actually had the same exact experience. I played the shit out of Skyrim on Switch.

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          May 17, 2018 11:30 AM

          shooting was better in 4... I think that's it though. Oh I liked Dogmeat.

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          May 17, 2018 5:59 PM

          Yeeep

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        May 17, 2018 10:43 AM

        I want New Vegas!

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        May 17, 2018 10:57 AM

        Only $60!

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      May 17, 2018 9:59 AM

      Fortnite on Switch would most likely be Battle Royale which means almost no money to Nintendo , all the v-Bucks to Epic in microtransactions, though could help push most Switch sales.

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        May 17, 2018 10:02 AM

        Would drive a ton of subs to their online service too. They’d get me for sure.

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          May 17, 2018 10:05 AM

          Yeah, if they launch their online service with Smash and Fortnite, they are going to get a lot of traction for sure.

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          May 17, 2018 10:07 AM

          That's true if it requires it. I'm assuming Rocket League doesn't presently (since Psyonix runs their own servers), same would be true for Epic.

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            May 17, 2018 10:09 AM

            I guess it would be like online with Xbox and PS4. Any game that has multiplayer will need a subscription after it launches.

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              May 17, 2018 10:24 AM

              I guess that follows from Xbox version (where while F:BR is f2p, you still need Xbox Gold).

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            May 17, 2018 10:46 AM

            I am sure it will require it. If Nintendo's own Mario Kart and Splatoon will require the subscription, I am pretty confident every 3rd party multiplayer online game will also.

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        May 17, 2018 10:58 AM

        There’s other advantages:

        - Nintendo doesn’t want to miss out on the biggest gaming phenomenon since Minecraft

        - Nintendo gets to show third party developers that putting your recent, modern game on the Switch is a good idea

        - Nintendo, unlike Sony, is fine with cross platform multiplayer. You could be playing with Xbox users, iPhone users, etc.

        - Epic gets to show that the Unreal Engine can pull off a game that runs the same on everything from an Xbox to a Switch to a phone.

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        May 17, 2018 10:59 AM

        I can't imagine Nintendo would let microtransactions on their platform without taking a cut

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        May 17, 2018 11:07 AM

        That’s not how revenue splits work on any platform, they’d most definitely be making a cut off of Fortnite

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      May 17, 2018 10:01 AM

      yoo links awakening 3d that sounds awesome

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        May 17, 2018 11:56 AM

        That would be an instant preorder of the most expensive legacy collectors epic bundle edition from me.

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      May 17, 2018 10:13 AM

      lol don’t these “leaks” come out almost every year?

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        May 17, 2018 10:16 AM

        More than one per year, every year.

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      May 17, 2018 10:54 AM

      So is Smash their setpiece game this year? Like Odyssey was last year, and BOTW the year beforehand?

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        May 17, 2018 10:58 AM

        Yep. Then probably Metroid next year.

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        May 17, 2018 11:59 AM

        Yeah, it's going to be playable, in fact from the sounds of it I think they're done on development. If they're holding out for Switch Online stuff they'll be making balance tweaks till it comes out or finish up the last couple of stages. Entirely possible we see some other stuff but it sounds like Smash is the big gun with a possibility of Pokémon showing up.

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          May 17, 2018 1:14 PM

          Is the Invitational tournament using the new game?

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            May 17, 2018 1:15 PM

            At least part of it is I believe.

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            May 17, 2018 7:34 PM

            Yes, the invitational is Smash 5. Terrific lineup of players, mostly top guys like Armada, Mango, Lucky, Plup, Zero. Leffen is a standby, which is crazy but maybe they didn't want it to be too stacked with "gods".

            I'm really surprised that they have so many Melee players there, I wonder if that means anything for the style of this new game compared to Smash 4.

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          May 17, 2018 4:50 PM

          It would be cool if they did one of those Available for Download NOW announcements.

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            May 17, 2018 5:47 PM

            I'm going to say "unlikely but possible"

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            May 17, 2018 7:35 PM

            Doubtful, they already announced in-store demo dates for Japan. I have to assume they'll be doing the same here with Best Buy at some point.

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      May 17, 2018 11:02 AM

      What's the source of these?

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        May 17, 2018 11:02 AM

        Briefcase's uncle works at Nintendo.

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          May 17, 2018 2:48 PM

          or Briefcase Man is being a friendly neighbor by helping N setup their booth.

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      May 17, 2018 11:09 AM

      Is there anything to back up these leaks? These fake pictures are a dime a dozen around this time of the year.

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      May 17, 2018 11:33 AM

      I assume they're doing a Direct rather than a live presentation, and then the existence of this paper doesn't make a lot of sense.

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      May 17, 2018 12:10 PM

      I firmly believe this is fake

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      May 17, 2018 12:13 PM

      It just occurred to me that Breath of the Wild is kind of a weird phrase.

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      May 17, 2018 12:19 PM

      Why would there be a piece of paper like this for a on demand video presentation?

      https://youtu.be/7qKcJF4fOPs

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      May 17, 2018 12:28 PM

      Haven't they said that their focus at E3 this year is Smash Bros and Mario Tennis? Those games seem too high profile to be part of their presentation if that’s the case.

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      May 17, 2018 1:07 PM

      Idk, 'Metroid Prime Renegade' doesn't really sound like a real name at all. Neither does 'Star Fox Lylat System'. Also, its way easy to make something like this :p

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        May 17, 2018 1:11 PM

        I could see it given Metroid Dread was a thing.

        But I see no reason to believe lists like this in the first place.

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        May 17, 2018 1:12 PM

        I dunno man it looks pretty official with that times new roman font

        also on the top, that's a bunch of games I've heard of, so the rest must be correct

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      May 17, 2018 1:35 PM

      FZEROOOOOOOOO YESSSSSSSSS

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      May 17, 2018 1:48 PM

      So why are we posting articles about some piece of paper a troll printed out?

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      May 17, 2018 1:51 PM

      Another year, another flood of idealist fakes on official-looking paper. If it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

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      May 17, 2018 1:54 PM

      As much as I'd like a new F-Zero I doubt this is real. Hopefully I'm wrong!

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      May 17, 2018 1:57 PM

      The best article Shacknews can produce is a Rumor Mill postmortem of E3 after E3 is over.

      This paper, the gamefaqs "leak". Dissect them all and show where they got it wrong and things they got right based off of publicly available knowledge.

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      May 17, 2018 2:31 PM

      Can't get excited for pictures of sheets of paper that anyone could have done anymore, honestly. But Link's Awakening in the Link Between Worlds ending would finally give me a reason to play that game.

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        May 17, 2018 2:50 PM

        What do you mean in the ending?

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        May 17, 2018 4:55 PM

        that ending was awesome how he places the sword back in so it adds some continuity to the other games

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      May 17, 2018 7:45 PM

      Fortnite for Switch YEAR OF THE SWITCH the man with the briefcase