After a delay in the light of a Japanese earthquake, Nintendo's latest Direct video presentation finally last Thursday night, including long-rumored games and ports for Nintendo Switch-together with a surprise NES controller package released next week.
Coming September 18, same day as the new Nintendo Switch Online service, the NES Controllers Two Pack will be sold exclusively on Nintendo.com for $ 59.99 and you must be a paying Switch Online subscriber to order. These controls connect wirelessly to Switch consoles, and they also include locks to connect the pages of a switch console, but Nintendo announces this only as a check-charging feature. This means you can not use these NES controls in traditional Switch games, especially when you may prefer a traditional D-pad over Joy-Conss clicky buttons.
These NES Controls will be compatible primarily with Switch Online NES Game Collection, and we now know which 20 classic first and third party games can be expected in the United States at launch:
Baseball, Balloon Fight Dr. Donkey Kong Double Dragon Excitebike Ghosts & Goblins Gradius Ice Climbers Ice Hockey Legends to Zelda Mario Bros. Pro Wrestling ] Super Mario Bros Super Mario Bros 3 Tecmo Bowl ] Tennis Yoshi
In addition, Nintendo has plagued the next nine games to be expected in the series: Solomon's Key NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball in October; Metroid Mighty Bomb Jack and Twin Bee in November; and Wario's Woods Ninja Gaiden and Adventures of Lolo in December.
As previously announced, some of these two player games can be played online with friends, but new in this presentation was a look at the game selection interface, which is in the above gallery. The games are presented as giant, original boxes. Nintendo has confirmed that these NES games will work offline for up to seven days after last login online.
New Games, Ports and Followers
Nintendo booked the presentation with two very short teases of long-standing series followers. Luigi's Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing (no text) is slated to launch in "2019", Nintendo said, and the previous game got a short gameplay trailer with hint of new mechanics hit the Serie's famous catch-ghosts. The latter received a lot of vaguerette, nothing more than a series figure, Tom Nook, who turned out that a successor came.
Nintendo also confirmed Yoshi's Crafted World who finally puts a title and a "spring 2019" release window on a game that was only known as "Yoshi" for a while. The presentation also showed more of how the game's playable "explode both sides of a level" system will work in a "2.5-D" mix of handmade 3D objects and a fixed side scrolling plan. The publisher has also rattled of news about free content updates to the games Mario Tennis Aces and Splatoon 2 .
The Switch Port Frenzy continues as this direct video confirmed a ton of older games coming to the system, including Nintendo's own New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – a compilation of each level from the Wii U games with new playable characters – and an amazing eight games in the Final Fantasy series. In addition to a previously announced Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles port, confirmed the Square Enix Series Last Final Fantasy XII Remaster and Ports of the Original Version of VII, IX and X / X-2 Remaster all in 2019.
Direct video confirmed the first Katamari Damacy game on a Nintendo console called Katamari Damacy Reroll comes in "Winter 2018" and it will deliver with unique Joy-Con control options. We will also soon see a seven-game suite of Capcom beat-em-games from the late 80's and early 90's, called Capcom Beat & Em Up Bundle September 18th.
Much of the presentation was centered on games that had already been announced to Switch, including Blizzards Diablo III Capcoms Mega Man 11 Ubisoft's Toys Starlink ] with a Star Fox como), and 2K Games Civilization VI . (The latter leaked a few days ago, apparently because someone did not get the note about Nintendo who delayed this direct presentation.) And Nintendo offered a little dribbling of hopes for 3DS owners starving for new content: Kirby & # 39; s Extra Epic Yarn A Port of 2010 The Wii platform comes to the laptop in "2019." (What, they could not hold 10 years anniversary?)
Japan had its own Nintendo Direct video, which was remarkable for some reasons. For one, Japanese fans will be offered Famicom versions of the NES control package, but also Ubisoft ran a surprise message: a "cloud version" of the upcoming adventure game Assassin's Creed: Odyssey . Nintendo Switch's Japanese eShop already has a few shoots of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games, especially Resident Evil VII and these allow paying customers to stream a special version of the games of PlayStation Now's servers . So if you want to enjoy the upcoming Ubisoft open-world game on Switch, you should puzzle up in Japanese.
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