The Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation had a few surprises but not as many of some of you would have hoped. IGN caught up with Bill Trinen after the event to find out why a number of titles such as Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and the core Pokemon game, weren’t present at the event. Trinen explained that Nintendo wanted to focus on a shorter release window this year rather than focus on what’s further ahead.
“There was other stuff that we probably could have included in E3, but is probably a bit further out, and so we decided to really kind of keep the focus a little bit more on between now and early 2019, which I think you saw some hints of there with a couple of games,” Trinen told IGN.
“We want to show stuff when we think it’s ready to show. Obviously it’s not like we’ve stopped working on any of the things we talked about last year, that stuff’s all being worked on,” Trinen added. “We’ll just show stuff when we’re ready to show it and really, right now, the focus is on two big games in the form of Smash and Pokemon [Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu].”