On Wednesday, the first Nintendo Direct for 2019 took place and it had a lot to say on the upcoming games coming to Switch. Some of the games were even released right after Nintendo Direct on Nintendo Switch Eshop so you can already get your gaming grooves on and play.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
We have a date for Fire Emblem: Three Houses and it’s July 26. This is one of the biggest titles Nintendo will release this year so all eyes are pointed at this one. A collector’s edition was also announced called The Seasons of Warfare Edition and it will come with 2020 calendar, steelbook case, and sound selection CD. The extended trailer showed off a lot of gameplay like combat and character connections.
Super Mario Maker 2
As we already guessed, Super Mario Maker 2 was announced yesterday with a June release date. This game will have some novelties with respect to the original version like introducing the ability to create slopes. Another great thing is Super Mario 3D World for crafting custom levels and will certainly make this game even more interesting to play. Four years have passed since the original Super Mario Maker which had produced over seven million courses made by players all over the world. So these new features will up the ante in the sequel for sure.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
New DLC is coming for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker although some of it will be paid like new challenges and courses. On the other hand, the new co-op mode is going to be free and reserved for two players who can lead the characters of Captain Toad and Toadette. And this update is already available.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 update is also announced, as well as when will Joker become available and presenting us with new Amiibo which will also arrive soon. Although Nintendo Direct only confirmed that there will be 3.0 update without giving away any details, it recuperated for that with announcing Joker before the end of April. He will be available with Challenge Pack 1 and is the first DLC character for the game. This means that each pack will have one DLC character, music and stage and Fighter Pass is also available which will include all these challenge packs. As for Amiibo, Snake from Metal Gear Solid and Simon Belmont from Castlevania are coming as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
We know now the new characters of the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Also, the game will have a completely new story where heroes and villains will fight for the world. Besides already announced Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, and X-Men, the Defenders will join the fight as well. Fittingly, Captain Marvel will also join the new bunch of heroes considering that the movie will be out soon as well. Nintendo Direct also announced special attacks like Alliance Extreme Attack and Ultimate Alliance Extreme Attack. The is expected to launch in summer this year.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered
We will finally get to play Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on Nintendo Switch. More precisely, on May 21 and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, and the Tyranny of King Washington DLC will also come as a bunch. The game is already set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 29.
The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The remake of the classic Game Boy title The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch as well. It’s was only fitting to leave the best announcement for the last since this is a highly anticipated game to come on Switch. We didn’t get too many details though and even the date wasn’t specific, but it did say the game will be “reborn as a new experience.”
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Although Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is in the works for a while, we didn’t get more detailed information in this Nintendo Direct. Besides looking at new character customization and Miriam fighting some demons, we also know that the game is coming in the summer across all platforms like PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice by Ninja Theory is a popular action game combining Norse mythology and mental illness. The game is coming this spring, but Nintendo Direct didn’t say much else about this title. The game was previously published for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.
BoxBoy + BoxGirl
A monochromatic puzzler BoxBoy is coming back to Nintendo Switch as BoxBoy + BoxGirl. Qbby and his lady are back on April 26 with a new game that will include co-op gameplay for two. The game will also have 270 stages and a new character, a long rectangle called Qudy.
Tetris 99 is a new Tetris game and we will see 99 players fighting each other. The great thing about this title is that it is free and available to play from yesterday.
Deltarune is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 28 with Chapter 1. It will be free while other chapters currently in development will not. Although Annoying Dog from Undertale was heavily featured in the trailer, it will actually not be so much present in the released game.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
Yoshi’s Crafted World demo was already available for Switch after Nintendo Direct and everyone interested can try it out for free. The game was first announced at E3 2017 and the full version will come to Nintendo Switch on March 29.
Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XI
On March 26, Final Fantasy VII will arrive in Nintendo Switch, but Final Fantasy XI is already available in Switch Eshop since yesterday’s presentation for $21. However, Final Fantasy spin-off Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy will be available on March 20.