Nintendo ended up delaying its latest live live stream due to an earthquake in Japan, but it ended up being well worth the wait. On Thursday, the company launched a series of messages, including new games for Switch and 3DS, new information about Nintendo Switch Online, and many ports.
You can go back and see the entire 40-minute event on YouTube, if you want to be completely discontinued, but we've collected all the most important announcements from Nintendo Direct below.
Luigi's Mansion 3
One of the strangest and most creative first-party titles of GameCube is finally getting a full sequel like Luigi's Mansion 3 has been announced to switch. It follows Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon which hit 3DS in 2013 – a full 12 years after the original Luigi's Mansion was launched together with GameCube in 2001 And talking about the original game, it will be remade for 3DS and launches October 12th.
Katamari Damacy REROLL
The Katamari Damacy has been remastered for Switch. If you have never played Katamari Damacy before, the whole point of the game is to roll rubbish into a ball that you then shoot into the room to become a star. The Nintendo Switch version has gyro controls, HD rumble, multiplayer games, and comes this winter.
Nintendo Switch Online
We know from a tweet yesterday that the Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18th. Here are the five most important features included in your membership (which costs $ 19.99 per year):
- Online Play : Starting September 18, you will need an NSO subscription to play games online.
- NES Games : Play dozens of classic NES games on Switch, some with additional multiplayer support.
- Create Data Cloud : Storage data is automatically backed up in the cloud with an NSO subscription.
- Smartphone App ]: Use the app to talk with friends, connect specific games for more content.
- Special Offer : Get special offers on some Nintendo products with your subscription.
Additionally, if you want an authentic experience When you play the NES Games library that comes with your subscription, Nintendo also introduced a set of two NES Wireless Wireless Controllers for $ 59.99.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Super Mario Odyssey is great and everything, but where are the classic Super Mario side scrollers? Nintendo answered that question on Thursday with the disclosure of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (what a mouthful) for Switch. It has all the courses from New Super Mario Bros. U all the courses from New Super Luigi U plus two new characters: Nabbit and Toadette. It will be available at Switch starting January 11, 2019.
Town (Game Freak RPG)
Game Freak, made behind Pokemon franchise, is working on a new 3D RPG for Switch. The whole game takes place in a single city that is invaded by monsters. Your job is to run the monsters.
The popular urban game Cities: Skylines are available at Switch right now. The PC game first came on consoles last year, but this is the first time you can take the city, manage your resources and keep your happy citizens on the go. In addition, both After Dark and Snowfall DLC packages are included.
Yoshi's Crafted World
The Yoshi game Nintendo announced recently has a name and a release window. Save for the paper architect style, this looks like a plain Yoshi game, complete with jumping, egg throwing and many famous friends. Yoshi's Crafted World Will Beat Switch in Spring 2019.
During the next year, Switch owners will fill Final Fantasy . Here are all the titles coming by 2019:
- Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD : September 13, 2018
- The World of Final Fantasy Maxima : November 6, 2018
- Chocobo Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY : Winter 2018
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition : 2019
- Final Fantasy VII, IX, X / X-2 HD Remaster : 2019
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age : 2019
There should be many classic JRPGs to last most Nintendo fans through 2019 (and possibly beyond).
Animal Crossing for Switch
Shortly after revealing that Animal Crossing's Isabelle would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo answered many fans prayers by confirming that a full Animal Crossing game is in development for Switch. We know almost nothing about the game though, other than it's scheduled for 2019.