During today’s Nintendo Direct, the Big N revealed a plethora of exciting news. From updates regarding previously announced games to those we’ve never even heard of, chances are that there will be something new for everybody!
Super Mario Maker 2
Nintendo’s direct started things off in a big way today with the reveal of Super Mario Maker 2. While a sequel or port had been rumored, seeing the creative masterpiece in action yet again could make even the most reserved fans squeal. This time around, the game will feature both Mario and Luigi. While there is no word on Waluigi making the cut, the direct did confirm that Pirana Plant will be making a return.
Super Mario Maker 2 is scheduled for release in June 2019.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
After a 10 year gap between sequels, the latest Ultimate Alliance is finally assembling. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will gather the Avengers, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men as well as Spider-man and his Amazing Friends. Roster aside, the game’s biggest draw is the numerous ways that the game can be played. The game offer’s online multiplayer as well as offline available undocked or in TV mode.
After decimating half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos has set his sights on the video game realm. Only by combining Marvel’s mightiest heroes can he and the Black Order be stopped.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will release Summer 2019.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next big update will be arriving by late April. While most of the details are still under wraps, the update will tie-in with the release of Persona 5’s Joker.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
With today’s free update, the entire game will be playable in two-player on Nintendo Switch. Following this, new paid content will also soon be available. The Special Pack adds 18 new challenges includes 5 brand new courses. While one of the courses will be available as of today for early adopters, everything else will be available March 14. A digital bundle including both the full game and Special Pack are also available on Nintendo eShop.
The highly acclaimed Dragon Quest XI will soon be making its way onto Nintendo Switch. While the game may look familiar to PlayStation 4 owners, it’s truly unlike we’ve ever seen it before. The entire game can be played in either beautiful HD 3D or classic 16-bit design. In addition, the game will feature new audio options. Players may choose between the original soundtrack and a fully orchestrated edition. In addition, the game will also offer English and Japanese audio. Dragon Quest XI S will also feature two new scenarios, each shining the spotlight on a different party member.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age -Definitive Edition- will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch in Fall 2019.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Once the Spring Update releases, Star Wolf’s crew will be ready to engage. Peppy, Slippy and Falco will be all be playable within these new missions as well as Fox’s existing missions. The Star Fox will reunite this Spring!
Rune Factory 4 will soon be making its way to Nintendo Switch. Titled Rune Factory 4 Special, this game will be fully remastered for Nintendo Switch and include new updates such as an enhanced marriage system. If that was not enough, Rune Factory 5 has finally been confirmed.
Rune Factory 4 Special will be available in 2019.
From the team that brought us I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear comes Oninaki. The game revolves around the idea of reincarnation. Traversing the worlds of the dead and living, players must rescue souls from the worst possible fate, becoming monsters.
Oninaki will release in Summer 2019.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
From yarn to wool to arts and crafts, Nintendo knows their 2D platformers. The game’s splicing of 2D and 2.5D action could make it out to be the perfect Yoshi’s Island successor. The demo is now available on Nintendo eShop!
Yoshi’s Crafted World will release March 29.
After months of silence, Nintendo finally discussed the highly anticipated Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The game revolves around three great powers, existing within an unstable harmony.
Not unlike Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates before it, Fire Emblem: Three Houses will allow players to choose between a male and female avatar. Starting off as a Mercenary, the player will soon find themselves teaching at the Officer’s Academy. Teaching may not be as easy as it sounds, however. The player will have to take on a student who is destined to lead one of the “Three Houses.” With the series’ iconic permadeath looming over every battlefield, players will have to take caution in each battle or lose a student or two.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses will release on July 26.
From the mind of Undertale comes deltarune. Whilst a picture is worth a thousand words, a trailer is worth infinitely more. You may need to see this one for yourself!
deltarune Chapter 1 will be available (for free) on February 28.
DAEMON X MACHINA
While the game is still in development, DAEMON X MACHINA Prototype Missions is available on Nintendo eShop as of today. The full game will be released in Summer 2019.
PlatinumGames revealed Astral Chain, an exciting new action title currently in development.
A full remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be released later this year on Nintendo Switch!