With the start of the second quarter, there aren’t many better times to hype up upcoming games. Because of that, our friends at Nintendo did just that in their latest Nintendo Direct! Showcasing not only the 3DS, but also the Nintendo Switch, there will likely be something for the hardcore and casuals a like.
Hey! Pikmin (3DS) July 28
Hey! Pikmin is the first side-scroller of the series
when ignoring the Super Smash Bros. cross over titles. In it, Captain Olimar returns as he partners once again with Pikmin companions.
Ever Oasis (3DS) – June 23
Developed by the minds of The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes comes the action-adventure title Ever Oasis. One part dungeon crawler, one part city builder, this game hopes to bring fans together with its hybrid gameplay.
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Fall 2017
Monster Hunter Stories is a story-driven RPG inspired by its main series predecessors. By becoming a Rider, players may bond with monsters unlike never before!
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS) – Fall 2017
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the definitive edition of the Yo-Kai Watch sequel. With new areas to explore and more Yo-Kai than ever before, this game promises to be a memorable experience for fans and noobs alike.
When card games meet board games, everybody
RPG Maker Fes (3DS) – June 27
RPG Maker Fes is the easiest way to design a game. With in-depth tools and a free downloadable player to download saves, this title can bring any Role-Player’s fantasy into reality!
Miitopia (3DS) – 2017
A new Mii-centric title is making its way to the eShop. This time, players may journey with their friends’ Mii to train, battle, and hunt for treasure.
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass(3DS) – 2017
With the release of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia fastly approaching, Nintendo couldn’t help but show its Season Pass. While the details are scarce, the DLC will come in two varieties: paid and free. These quests will help players progress through the main game, and in some cases, even further progress the party’s backstory.
Team Kirby Crash Deluxe (3DS) – Now Available
Two of the greatest things in gaming are boss rushes and Kirby. Luckily the upcoming Team Kirby Crash Deluxe does just that! In this free-to-start game, friends may team up to battle the baddest of the bad from Kirby’s rouge gallery.
Kirby’s Blowout Blast – Summer 2017
The second Kirby title brings Kirby into 3D where Kirby takes on the masses.
Kirby 25th Anniversary Game – Coming Soon
A new Kirby title for 3DS is coming soon to celebrate Kirby’s 25th birthday!
The third game of this 2D “boxing” title brings a new dimension to platformers.
Arms (Switch) – June 16
Arms revealed a plethora of different “arms” that characters can wield to change-up the game including toaster, sparky, chilla, and many more!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe brings back everyone’s favorite racers and an updated online multiplayer.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers! (Switch) – May 26
The greatest Street Fighter of all time returns as Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers!
Minecraft (Switch) – May 11
Minecraft finally arrives on Switch, complete with Mario Mash-Up Pack.
Sonic Forces (Switch) – Holiday 2017
Sonic and, well Sonic, return in both 2D and 3D to battle the evil of Dr. Eggman.
Sonic Mania (Switch) – Summer 2017
The true forth entry in the classic 2D series comes racing towards its Summer release with new and retro stages alike
Project Mekuru (Switch) – Summer 2017
This competitive game brings the classic fun of board games and puzzles to the home screen.
Fate/EXTELLA (Switch) – July 25
The Warrior-inspired Fate/EXTELLA is making its way to Nintendo Switch. With a total of 16 characters new and old, it is a must play for any fan of Fate.
Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) – May 23
Do you like strategy? How about ridiculousness? If this sounds like your cup of soup, you may want to check out this definitive SRPG!
Puyo Puyo Teris (Switch) – April 25
Puyo Puyo Teris brings a new level of depth to the classic Tetris gameplay.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch) – 2017
Rayman returns to Nintendo, in the best way he can!
Sine Mora EX (Switch) – Summer 2017
Sine Mora EX brings honor and morality to bullet hell games!
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Summer 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG brining the comic series to life with its traditional turn-based combat.
Payday 2 – 2017
The heists are a plenty in this four-player co-op shooter.
Namco Museum – Summer 2017
A plethora of arcade classes join forces in this compilation title.
Splatoon 2 (Switch) – July 21
Splatoon 2 brings a definitive Splatoon experience with new stages, weapons, and absurd designs!