Going into E3 2018, Nintendo found itself in a curious position. Last year was a triumph for the company, supported by the launch of the Switch, the release of the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, and the ascension of their new console as a welcome home for independent games. But Nintendo’s success this year hasn’t been as headline-snatching. There are week-by-week success stories, sure, and the constant social-media refrain of “ is it on Switch?” certainly speaks to console’s deep cultural saturation, but there aren’t the undeniable home runs of 2017.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/435z3m/nintendos-reggie-fils-aime-on-accessibility-whats-next-and-uh-waluigi