As E3's final presentation looks to take place at 12 p.m. EDT today, Nintendo fans are chomping at the bit to find out what new toys they will get to play with in the upcoming months. Prior to the presentation even starting, Twitter was abuzz with die-hard Nintendo fans who aired what they want to see, what they NEED to see and what they cannot live without seeing on stream.
A common theme when it comes to the messages focused on three franchises in particular: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
As the clock ticks down until the presentation starts, here are the two biggest questions on fan's minds.
Animal Crossing, when?
It's essentially set in stone that Nintendo will be dedicating a portion of their show to Animal Crossing, a franchise that has developed a loyal following since it's inception back in the early 2000s.
Back in September of 2018, during the company's Nintendo Direct stream, members of the development team stated that an Animal Crossing game was in development for the Nintendo Switch. Since then? Their lips have been sealed with the community left to wonder "What are we getting and when?"
Prior to Tuesday's presentation, Twitter became a wall of memes and people counting down the clock for their first Animal Crossing-related title on the Nintendo Switch.
It's safe to say that fans are ready. But will Nintendo deliver? For the sake of the sanity of their players, they hope so.
A new foe has appeared!
For 20 years Nintendo fans have become enamored with the Super Smash Bros. franchise across numerous platforms and iterations. When the most recent title, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, was released back in December, players flocked to their nearest video game store to pick up a copy to play with their friends and hone their craft.
So far, there have been two DLC characters added to the game since its launch: Piranha Plant and Joker from Persona 5. Previously, Nintendo stated that, by February of 2020, a total of five new DLC characters would be added to the roster. Four remain unknown.
With all eyes on the company during their presentation, it makes sense that they would reveal the next playable character in-line. There have been dozens of rumors as to who the upcoming character should and will be but only Nintendo knows for sure.
With less than an hour remaining until the show, Nintendo will get the opportunity to calm the nerves of their playerbase by, hopefully, giving the people what they want.
Tim Rizzo is the editor and a reporter for Inven Global. He joined the company back in 2017.