Episode 153: The E3 2017 Odyssey

On June 25, 2017 by Jason Rechtman, Angel Salado, and Kevin Gomez

Episode 153: The E3 2017 Odyssey

Brace yourself, this episode is a big one! We’re back from E3 2017 with an absolutely jam-packed show featuring impressions, news, and even some free swag. Throughout this episode, you’ll hear our hands-on takes of Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Splatoon 2’s new Salmon Run mode, Fire Emblem Warriors, Sonic Forces, and Runner3. We also weigh in on all the big E3 news, including the surprise comeback of Metroid, the future of amiibo, and the somewhat baffling state of third-party games on Switch. Plus, we examine how Nintendo’s ‘IP first’ strategy is shaping the Switch’s lineup and further discuss their stance on competitive play.

In the spirit of E3, we’re also hosting a giveaway! Nintendo gave out a lot of cool goodies at their booth this year, and now we’re passing along some of them to you in a special swag pack. Included in the pack (pictured below) is a Super Mario Odyssey logo pin and Cappy visor, a set of six ARMS pins, a pair of ARMS sleeves, and two Splatoon 2 Inkling pins. For your chance to win all of this, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this page telling us your favorite thing from E3. It can be a game, an announcement, or even just a moment. We’ll select the winner of the swag pack, as well as share some of our favorite entries, next episode. To make sure you don’t miss it, subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, or your podcasting app of choice, and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo.

And with that, enjoy this massive E3 episode! To learn more about any of the topics we discuss, check out the links below. Each link also lists a time stamp you can easily find the segments that most interest you.



Win all this official E3 swag by commenting below! (Click to enlarge photo)

Win this official E3 swag by commenting below!
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Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on June 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on July 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may only enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. Any additional entries that a given visitor makes will be disqualified. One (1) commenter will be chosen at the discretion of the Random Nintendo team and receive a prize pack containing a Mario Odyssey visor and pin, an ARMS six-pin set and sleeve pair, and two Splatoon 2 pins originally distributed by Nintendo in their E3 2017 booth. Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on July 8, 2017, announced in Episode 154 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

20 Responses to “Episode 153: The E3 2017 Odyssey”

  • Nige wrote on June 25, 2017 at 8:08 am:

    Them ARMS sleeves <3

  • BanshiNZ wrote on June 30, 2017 at 6:55 am:

    “Make it jiggle, make it jiggle…” Gold! Haha!

  • Denvy (@DenverPesch) wrote on June 30, 2017 at 7:04 am:

    Favorite announcement was easily Samus Returns. I played so much of the original when it came out in ’91. Excited to see what changes they have in store!

  • Kelvin Clement wrote on July 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm:

    Mario Odyssey was my favorite part of E3. I can’t wait for it to come out would totally rock the hat to the release.

  • Anthony C. Nwankwo (@SirAntawn) wrote on July 2, 2017 at 6:07 pm:

    My favorite thing from E3 was the announcement of Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS.

  • Clinton Wight wrote on July 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm:

    Samus Returns for sure since that is my favorite franchise. The Mario and Rabbids game 2nd because it nice seeing Nintendo do different things.

  • gramku wrote on July 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm:

    My favorite part from E3 was seeing Mario Odyssey.

  • Paul Bloyd (@paul_bloyd) wrote on July 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm:

    Definitely Odyssey. I think that may be the game to force me to buckle down and buy a Switch.

  • hestar69 wrote on July 2, 2017 at 11:22 pm:

    Mario + rabbids kingdom battle looks surprisingly good! And it comes out in august! I did not see that coming..The Switch is having a pretty good year lineup wise when people were all worried about it..Hope they can continue this for the whole switch’s life! 😀

  • Steven Santana wrote on July 3, 2017 at 10:37 am:

    Odyssey is just looking more and more beautiful!

  • danhoo wrote on July 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm:

    Bizarrely, my favorite thing was seeing the Shadow of the Colossus remake.

  • Ace wrote on July 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm:

    Metroid finally getting some love was my favorite part of this E3.

  • Jently wrote on July 4, 2017 at 1:03 am:

    Samus Returns actually got me hype seeing the game return to side-scrolling ala Mirror of Fate’s style.

  • Adam Roffel wrote on July 4, 2017 at 10:37 am:

    Man, all those Super Mario Odyssey demos were insane! Didn’t think we would get to see that much!

    • Jason Braun wrote on July 5, 2017 at 5:40 am:

      M y favorite thing was the announcement of Rocket league on the Switch because of its crossplatform play, also if games like this do well it will open the door for lots of 3rd party support

  • Phil (@crazyzombee) wrote on July 5, 2017 at 7:02 am:

    My favorite announcement was when Nintendo teased Metroid Prime 4. I was shocked. The remake Metroid 2 and the amiibos. They looked great.

  • Tony wrote on July 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm:

    Best part had to be Metroid Prime 4. Can’t wait.

  • wchillinman wrote on July 6, 2017 at 8:13 am:

    I liked the Super Mario Odyssey footage (the hat/cap mechanic looks fun) and the song (which was catchy) during Nintendo Treehouse. The fact that they are making it so experimenting and doing things you wouldn’t normally do (like jumping into the unknown) is encouraged in this game which is great. Can’t wait to try that New Donk City stage especially. The area they created at E3 for it looked cool, wish I could have been there. I also liked what they showed for Beyond Good & Evil 2 but since they waited so long for this reveal of what looks like a cool game, it worries me about how long before we hear a release date.

  • Marie wrote on July 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm:

    The most exciting part of E3 is always the treehouse announcements and the summer game releases! Really excited for Xenoblade. Played it on the 3ds and can’t wait to play the new one.

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason Rechtman wrote on July 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! Stay tuned for our winner announcement in Episode 154 tomorrow.

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