Earlier this morning, Nintendo held a Direct presentation, and it was packed full of game announcements and updates. Running at almost 40 minutes in length, it showed us what we should be excited for within the next year for the Nintendo Switch. The full presentation can be watched below, but I’ve included a breakdown of what was shown off during the Direct too.
Starting off strong we got the reveal that…
We also got confirmation that after the next fighter is announced for Smash there would be another round of additional fighters coming to Smash Ultimate.
Super NES games are coming to Nintendo Switch, and they are free for anyone who has a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Starting from tomorrow, the following 20 classic Super NES games will launch for the Nintendo Switch Online service:
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Stunt Race FX (Available for the first time since its original Super NES release)
Kirby’s Dream Land 3
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Kirby’s Dream Course
Breath of Fire
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
Super Puyo Puyo 2
Launching: September 6th.
There will also be a retro Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller coming that will be available for purchase exclusively for Nintendo Online customers.
The Fire Emblem/ Shin Megami Tensei title that blew up on the Wii U is now making it’s way to the Switch with some new content.
Launching: January 17th 2020
Bringing a new difficulty mode to the game that is not for the feint of heart.
Launching: DLC: Today, Physical: September 20
Introducing new Pokemon, Polteageist and Cramorant.
Polteageist is a ghost-type Pokémon and makes a home for itself by hiding among dishes at hotels and restaurants. Its body is made of tea, and it may even let a trusting Trainer have a taste of its tea.
The flying- and water-type Pokémon Cramorant will swallow absolutely anything that looks hearty enough. It has an exclusive ability called Gulp Missile. While using Surf or Dive in battle, it will counter when attacked.
Players will be able to travel through the new Galar region in style. In this game, players can outfit their main Trainer in tops, bottoms, outerwear, gloves, new hairstyles and even a little makeup. During their journey, players can camp any time at Pokémon Camp. While there, players can play with Pokémon and get to know them better. In the new Wild Area, players can visit other players’ camps as well. Up to four players and their Pokémon can hang out at a camp together. Pokémon Camp is also a great place to cook up some Curry on Rice. In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, there are many types of delicious Curry on Rice that can be registered to the Curry Dex.
We then got a montage of updates for soon to launch Nintendo titles in the form of short trailers and product descriptions. These included:
Launching: September 20th.
Launching: September 13th
Launching: 8th November
Remember when GameFreak announced ‘Towns’ during a previous Direct and then went silent on the title. Well know we finally know a bit more about it, It’s full title is Little Town Hero and it’s coming really soon.
In Little Town Hero players must battle monsters and gather support from townspeople, all while staying within the borders of a single town. Little Town Hero, which also features music by Undertale creator Toby Fox.
Launching: October 16th
When FBI agent Aaliyah Davis opens an investigation into an old serial-killer case, she also opens a door to the unknown
But that’s not all, the Original Deadly Premonition out Today.
Rogue Company is a 5-v-5 online shooter from Hi-Rez Studios. In this new IP, players can play against friends or instantly match up online with a similarly skilled team in a variety of objective-based modes. Mercenaries can be fully customised to match the player’s style.
Many years on, this Star Wars classic is making it’s way to the Nintendo Switch so you can have some Lightsaber swinging madness on the go!
Launching: 24th September
This critically beloved and fan-favourite role-playing game is available on Nintendo Switch beginning today. Players will also be able to cross save between the Switch and Steam versions of the game too.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines announced that later this year, the classic DOOM 64 would be making it’s way to the Switch.
Launching: 22nd November
Launching: October 15th
Assassin’s Creed 4 and Rogue will be receiving Switch ports and come bundled with all their DLC in the form of Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection.
We then got a montage of third party titles coming to the system. With many of them coming within the next couple of months. They include:
Launching: 24th April 2020
Launching: 6th September
Launching: 5th November
Launching: 20th September
Launching: 19th September
Launching: 29th October
Launching: 8th October
Launching: 3rd December
Launching: 19th September
The Direct ended with an announcement I know a lot of people had been waiting for. The famed Wii JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles is getting remastered for the Nintendo Switch.
Check out the full Nintendo Direct presentation below:
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