In today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed new information about dozens of games for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS.
Several new games were announced for the 3DS, including WarioWare Gold (on the third of August), Detective Pikachu (on the 23rd of March) and a remake of Luigi’s Mansion coming this year. Other newly announced games for the handheld system are Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.
But the 3DS was not the only system to receive big news. The Nintendo Switch – Nintendo’s home entertainment system – will be home to many a new game in the coming year. From western imports like Undertale (“coming…eventually”) and South Park: The Fractured But Whole to new Nintendo games like Mario Tennis Aces and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to remakes and remasters like the Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy, Okami HD and Dark Souls: Remastered the Switch is sure to be crowded.
Other Switch announcements include Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Little Nightmares, Octopath Traveller, Kirby Star Allies and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes as well as a large update and DLC for Splatoon 2. The Splatoon 2 DLC will be a whole new single-player story with new characters and maps.
In addition to the game announcements, Nintendo were sure to include some sweet bits of information here and there. Along with Dark Souls: Remastered there will be a Solaire of Astora amiibo, Arms will become a minor esport with open tournaments in North America, and Splatoon’s inklings are coming to Super Smash Bros some time this year.
Overall, it was 30 minutes packed with news that make me really wish I owned a Switch and didn’t have to borrow my roommate’s.