At the beginning of the Nintendo Direct, they showed off a familiar game from Activision Blizzard called Overwatch. There were leaks and most of those were real. Overwatch launches on Nintendo Switch on October 15.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The second game Nintendo showed off was Luigi’s Mansion 3. The Canadian studio, Next Level Games did a fantastic job on the game. There is a brand new multiplayer mode that lets you play with up to eight players. Nintendo will release the game October 31.
Super Kirby Clash
Super Kirby Clash is the next game they showed off. It is a free game from Nintendo and HAL Laboratories, Ltd and it is available today. However, the game is only free to play to Nintendo Switch Online users.
Secret of Mana Remake
Secret of Mana has returned! This time, fans can play it on Nintendo Switch. Not only that, Square Enix is bringing over Secret of Mana Remake to the system. Secret of Mana Remake will launch on April 24, 2020.
Return of the Obra Dinn
This next game looks interesting but may give gamers a headache. It is called Rerun of the Obra Dinn from 3909 and Warp. The game comes out this fall.
Little Town Hero
Remember a little game codenamed Town from GAME FREAK, Inc? Whether you do or not, gamers are about to learn more about this upcoming game launching for the Switch.
Little Town Hero is an upcoming game from GAME FREAK. The developer is also responsible for making Pokémon games; although this is an original IP. Little Town Hero launches on October 16 and Switch owners can pre-order on the Nintendo eShop today.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A lot of news regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been circling the gaming community today. As it turns out, Nintendo and Sakurai-San have announced quite a bit. First off, Banjo & Kazooie from Rare and Xbox Game Studios is making his way into the game as DLC and players can play as him today.
Another character coming this November is Terry. He is from the SNK series. SNK was on the NEO GEO.
In addition to these two new additions, Sakurai had announced that there will be a new DLC Pack 2 coming later. This will include even more characters. Also, this does not include the unannounced character for DLC Pack 1.
One last thing before moving on is Mii Fighters. Mii Fighters will be getting a new update in Smash. Players will be able to customize moves and skins for their Mii’s.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The next game shown was The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The game originally released on Game Boy. Here is a full on remaster or ‘remake’ (which is up for debate) on the Switch. The game launches the same day as Nintendo Switch Lite, September 20. Therefore, if fans are waiting to pick the new Switch model up, there is a game waiting for them.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
Another Square Enix game shown off was Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. The game launches on the console September 27 and there is a demo available for download today.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore
Furthermore, Nintendo showed off a Fire Emblem-like spin off called Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore. It will release January 17, 2020. That is the start of the new year.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
The next game looked really interesting, it was called Deadly Premonition 2: Blessing in Disguise from Rising Star Games. It will launch on the console in 2020. Also, the original game, Deadly Premonition Origins is actually available on the eShop now.
Definity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
Another game shown was Definity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition. This was from Larian Studios Games. It is out today, as well.
From Bethesda Softworks, Pete Howard made an appearance during the Direct to talk about DOOM 64. The game first launched on Nintendo 64, obviously. He went on to say that it is the 25th anniversary and it will be launching for the Switch on November 22.
This next game is a brand new game and not a port. This is a third-person shooter running at 60 FPS called Rogue Company. Rogue Company will release in 2020.
If anyone is tired of hearing about Pokémon, consider skipping over this next bit. Anyway, Pokémon Sword and Shield once again were in another presentation. They showed off a new park where Pokémon and players can train and interact. Up to three players (Not four?) can join, too. Another aspect to the game is that gamers will be able to change clothes again and cook for their Pokémon. The game launches on November 15.
Nintendo Switch Online
Here is something interesting for a change. Nintendo announced that new features will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Up to twenty Super Nintendo games are launching on the platform soon, games include Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Mario World, F-ZERO, and many others for free. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required.)
Another announcement made was that there will be another controller. It is the SNES Controller and it can be used to play games. However, it will not act as a Joy-Con like with the NES controllers. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required.)
Tetris 99 will be getting a new update. New Modes, new themes, and icons are coming to the game for free. (Nintendo Switch Online subscription required for certain parts of the game.) It will become available on September 5.
Also, a physical version of Tetris 99 was talked about. Tetris 99 will get a physical release on September 6. For non-subscribers, there is a paid portion of the game that have no interest in the subscription service.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
How many Mario & Sonic games are there now; Because it looks like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is coming on November 25 and is being published by SEGA. It will include a new story mode based on the 1964 Olympic Games, new events, and even a retro style gameplay. The retro option will let players play as 8-bit Super Mario characters or 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog characters.
Daemon X Machina
Daemon X Machina is a new IP being published by Nintendo. It is a beat ’em up shooter robotic kind of game. Another demo is out today. The demo will carry save progress over to the full game, which will see its release on September 13.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outlast
It isn’t Electronic Arts, but it is a Star Wars game. It may be the best Nintendo fans are going to get out of Star Wars games on Switch. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outlast will launch on September 24.
Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection
One of the best announcements made was from Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed: Rebel was confirmed for Nintendo Switch and it looks to be exclusive, for now. It will include two games both remastered; the two games included are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. The collection releases just in time for Christmas on December 6.
A lot of other games were displayed during the Direct. Some of these titles are Dauntless, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition , and The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. Others include Just Dance 2020, GRID Autosport, Farming Simulator 20, and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. There were more; i.e. NBA 2K20, Call of Cthulhu, The Outer Worlds, Devil May Cry 2, and Vampyr.
My person Favorite was Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection. I really look forward to playing through Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on the Nintendo Switch. One reason this may stand out the most is because I am a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, (not so much a fan of newer releases) and I think since Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is likely one the my favourite games currently, this is why this is number one for me.
What are some of your favourites? Let everyone know in the comments!
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