Nintendo’s September Nintendo Direct focused on 2019’s slate Nintendo Switch games, including Overwatch, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword & Sheild and much more. It also brought release dates for titles announced at the E3 Nintendo Direct, more gameplay, and even peaks at what’s coming in 2020. Take a look at the highlights below.
Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch
Overwatch is officially coming to Nintendo Switch and is slated for release on October 15 opening the Blizzard phenomenon to the a whole new section of gamers.
New Pokemon Sword & Shield Features Revealed
New features for Pokémon Sword & Shield included new character customizations, new Pokemon, and more.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the new addition to the popular Animal Crossing series launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch March 20, 2020.
SNES Games & Controller Coming to the Nintendo Switch
Feel all of the nostalgia of the SNES with the wireless Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller and a catalog of 20 classic SNES games, like Super Mario World, Kirby’s Dream Course, Star Fox and much more. Available for Nintendo Switch Online members on September 5.
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Stunt Race FX (Available for the first time since its original Super NES release!)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Star Fox
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- BRAWL BROTHERS
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
Luigi’s Mansion 3 Floors Revealed
Every floor in Luigis Mansion 3 has a specific theme and are full of surprises. Some themes include a pyramid inside the hotel, a disco floor, and a pirate-themed restaurant hat you get explore when it drops this Halloween.
Super Kirby Clash is NOW on Nintendo Switch
A new free-to-start Kirby game for Nintendo Switch with Super Kirby Clash, available now.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has been announced for Nintendo Switch, and it’s coming in 2020, a remake that has JRPG fans beyond excited.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is Coming
Originally released in 2002, the full single-player experience of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast coming to the Nintendo Switch later this month on September 24.
Trials of Mana HD Remake is Coming
A full HD remake of Trials of Mana will be available on Nintendo Switch on April 24, 2020. In this RPG the combo of characters you select will decide which story you experience.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
With a featured Amiibo, The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 20th (along with the Switch-Lite). Using the new Link Amiibo, you can add Shadow Link to your Chamber Dungeons when the game launches.
Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection Is Confirmed for Switch
The Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection was confirmed for Switch and it will be released on December 6, with re-orders starting today, September 5th. The release includes two games, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag along with the latter’s DLC.
Return of the Obra Dinn
After five years of being declared lost at sea, the Obra Dinn trade ship comes into port with a missing crew. Turn back the clock with the Momento Mortem pocket watch and uncover the mystery when Return of the Obra Dinn comes to Nintendo Switch this fall.
Banjo & Kazooie Now Available on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and More DLC Fighters Confirmed
It was announced earlier this year that the newest DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be Banjo & Kazooie and as of yesterday, they are now available to play. The Direct also confirmed that five more fighters are on their way, with one of the next fighters being Fatal Fury‘s Terry Bogard.
Hi-Rez Studios is bringing a new IP, Rogue Company, for the Nintendo Switch. Rogue Company is a multiplayer shooter with an arsenal of mercenaries, guns, and game modes, there is always something to master. From the makers of Smite and Paladins, it’s sure to bring the multiplayer fun.
Announced New Ports and Remasters
In addition, Nintendo also confirmed new ports and remasters that are coming to the Nintendo Switch this year:
- Divinity Original Sin 2, was a surprise release on Switch is currently available and complete with cross-save features
- Doom 64, which is seeing its first re-release on a Nintendo console later this year for Switch
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore, a remaster of the Wii U game
Others Games Mentioned in the September 2019 Nintendo Direct:
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020, played by our EIC at the Kinda Funny Inter-Website Tournament at PAX West 2019
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
- Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
- More content updates coming to Tetris 99
- New demo for Daemon x Machina before its upcoming release
Did this Nintendo Direct get you excited for the rest of 2019? Was there an announcement you dug that we missed? Let us know in the comments and let us know which announcement you’re most excited for!
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