Over the past week Nintendo has held daily streams out of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Compared to the demos on the show floor, many of the game clips shown in these videos show off new gameplay elements. In this article we’re going to collect all of the archives together and sum up the essentials.
Cooking up some new Super Mario Odyssey gameplay
It’s hard to believe we’re just two months away from the launch of Super Mario Odyssey, and Gamescom was the perfect excuse to build up hype. The Nintendo of Europe team played through the Luncheon Kingdom with producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, showing just how frequently Mario will uncover Moons, while giving us a look at a slightly updated UI.
The team later returned to the same Kingdom later on, showing a few other segments.
Considering Odyssey is Nintendo’s biggest game of the year’s end, it’s no surprise it came back for a third time, this time with Charles Martinet in tow…
Splatting up Cologne
Splatoon 2 recently got a fresh update and the European Squid Research Lab was quick to show off the new Manta Maria stage and bubble blower weapon. Later on we saw even more of the stage in action with a live playthrough of Salmon Run.
Meet Lola Pop
One of the bigger announcements from Nintendo just before Gamescom began was ARMS’ latest fighter, Lola Pop. Shortly after her confirmation, we got to see Nintendo test her out in a few bouts.
Siblings reunite as Warriors
Also ahead of Gamescom, we learned that Fire Emblem Warriors would feature a few more of Corrin’s siblings from Fire Emblem Fates. During the final day of streaming Nintendo showed them off in-game, which you can check out above.
Going ballistic with Rabbids
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is incredibly close to release now and we have plenty of coverage of it in store. If you can’t wait though, Nintendo streamed out some gameplay of the game and even stealthily revealed a Splinter Cell-themed weapon.
Return to SR-388
Metroid: Samus Returns surprised a lot of fans during E3, and at Gamescom Nintendo brought together creator Yoshio Sakamoto and Creative Director José Luis Márquez to talk about the game. If that isn’t enough, the team returned later to explore SR-388 even further.
Rex and Pyra’s Excellent Adventure
RPG fans are eagerly awaiting Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and we got to see even more gameplay during Nintendo’s fourth day of streaming. We wrote up a brief summary of the segment earlier in the week.
Back to Beanbean
One game that might have flown under the radar in light of Nintendo’s other heavy-hitters is Mario + Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions. A remake of the very first Mario & Luigi with a brand new mode attached, it looks like a franticly fun time. The Gamescom demonstration was mostly the latter, though we do get to see Mario & Luigi explore some of Beanbean Castle.
EA kicks off its Switch support
Given that Gamescom is in Europe, it was practically guaranteed that FIFA 18 would get the spotlight. In Nintendo’s presentation we get confirmation that the game will run at 60fps on Switch, both docked and in handheld mode.
Finally, four major indie games were shown off at Gamescom: Yoku’s Island Express, Nine Parchments, SteamWorld Dig 2 and Flipping Death. Check them all out:
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