Nintendo’s newest Direct, delayed from 9/6, focused on 3DS and Switch titles, with a few expected titles bringing more information and even a few well-received surprises. Each of the titles below was announced or expanded on during the Direct, with even more new information about Nintendo Switch hardware bundles and the new Nintendo Switch Online service.
|Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Working Title)||Nintendo Switch||2019|
|Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn||Nintendo 3DS||2019|
|Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey||Nintendo 3DS||1/11/2019|
|Luigi’s Mansion||Nintendo 3DS||10/12/2018|
|YO-KAI Watch Blasters||Nintendo 3DS||Available Now|
|Splatoon 2 4.0 Update||Nintendo Switch||TBD|
|Mega Man 11||Nintendo Switch*||10/2/2018, Demo Out Now|
|Mario Tennis Aces Ver. 2 Update||Nintendo Switch||9/19/2018|
|Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle||Nintendo Switch*||9/18/2018|
|New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe||Nintendo Switch||1/11/2019|
|Katamari Damacy Reroll||Nintendo Switch||Winter 2018|
|Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu, Eevee||Nintendo Switch||11/16/2018|
|Diablo III: Eternal Collection||Nintendo Switch*||11/2/2018|
|Super Mario Party||Nintendo Switch||10/5/2018|
|Town (Working Title)||Nintendo Switch||2019|
|Cities: Skylines Nintendo Switch Edition||Nintendo Switch||Available Now|
|DAEMON X MACHINA||Nintendo Switch||2019|
|Yoshi’s Crafted World||Nintendo Switch||Spring 2019|
|Asmodee Digital Tabletop Gaming||Nintendo Switch||Some Games available soon|
|Sid Meier’s Civilization VI||Nintendo Switch*||11/16/2018|
|Starlink: Battle for Atlas||Nintendo Switch||10/16/2018|
|The World Ends With You: Final Remix||Nintendo Switch||10/12/2018|
|Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country||Nintendo Switch||9/21/2018|
|Just Dance 2018||Nintendo Switch||10/23/2018|
|FIFA 19||Nintendo Switch*||9/28/2018|
|Team Sonic Racing||Nintendo Switch*||Winter 2018|
|NBA 2K19||Nintendo Switch*||Available Now|
|NBA 2K Playgrounds 2||Nintendo Switch*||Fall 2018|
|LEGO DC Super-Villains||Nintendo Switch*||10/16/2018|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition||Nintendo Switch*||2019|
|Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD||Nintendo Switch*||Available Today|
|World Of Final Fantasy Maxima||Nintendo Switch*||11/6/2018|
|Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!||Nintendo Switch*||Winter 2018|
|FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE||Nintendo Switch*||2019|
|Final Fantasy VII, IX, X|X-2 HD Remaster||Nintendo Switch*||2019|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character 68: Isabelle||Nintendo Switch||12/7/2018|
|Animal Crossing||Nintendo Switch||2019|
*Some titles may be available or releasing for other consoles or PC.
News about the new Nintendo Switch Online service was finally revealed, although exactly what subscribers will get is still a relative mystery. Beginning September 18th, the service includes the ability to play online with friends (which has been free so far since the Switch’s release), classic NES games, save data cloud backup, the lackluster mobile app, and special offers for subscribers which Nintendo promises more information on later. The pricing for the service has stayed the same, with the normal 1, 3, and 12 month tiers with reasonable pricing of $3.99, $7.99, and $19.99 USD, respectively. The Family Membership, which covers up to 7 accounts, is only $34.99 USD per year. Surprisingly, Nintendo also announced two NES controller Joy-Cons that can be played with compatible Nintendo Switch Online NES titles. A set of two is $59.99 USD, and can only be purchased by those with a valid, individual Nintendo Switch Online account (or the head of the Family Account).
Nintendo also announced some new hardware that many fans have been expecting. First, which leaked early due to the delayed Direct, is the Pokemon Let’s Go! bundle, featuring custom-colored Joy-Cons to match both Pikachu and Eevee, as well as the included Pokeball Plus accessory and full-game download code for either game. Surprisingly, Nintendo also revealed a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate console, with simple Smash branding on the Joy-Cons and familiar and favorite characters on the dock. The GameCube Controller Adapter and the Smash-themed GameCube controller also have a release date of November 2nd.
Of course, Nintendo couldn’t help baiting fans with another surprise game reveal. After years of begging, pleading, and even “demonic” rituals, Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch was finally announced, but not before Isabelle was revealed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter no. 68.
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