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Nintendo Smashes In New Direct

Updated: Mar 12, 2018

Nintendo today released their latest Nintendo Direct to announce their upcoming slate of games and DLC for the next few months.


Firstly, Nintendo showcased 5 new 3DS games, Wario Ware Gold, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Detective Pikachu, and Luigi's Mansion. For more info on these titles check out the full Direct below.



Nintendo obviously saved the best until last with a spectacular Smash Brothers announcement. Little detail was released in terms of whether the game will be a direct port of the Wii U version or a new entry in the series. However, our instincts lead us to believe that the game is indeed the latter!


Check out our excitement Byte-Scale anticipation levels next to each game announced. Do you agree with our scores?


Nintendo Switch Activity

Kirby Star Allies



Developed by - HAL Laboratories

Genre - Platformer

Release - 16th March 2018

Key announcements;

  • King Dedede, Metaknight, and Bandana Waddle Dee can be used as characters in the game.

  • More characters will be added via free DLC on the 28th March 2018. Announced in the trailer were Rick & Kine & Coo from Kirby's Dreamland 2 on the orignal Game Boy, Marx from Kirby Super Star on the SNES, and Gooey from Kirby's Dreamland 3 on the SNES


Okami HD



Developed by - Capcom

Genre - Action/Adventure

Release - Summer 2018

Key announcements;

  • Touchscreen support added to the Switch version

  • Digital eShop version only


Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido



Developed by - Nintendo

Genre - Sushi-em-up

Release - 8th June 2018

Key announcements;

  • Sushi is forbidden!

  • 3DS version also announced


Octopath Traveler



Developed by - Square Enix

Genre - RPG

Release - 13th July 2018

Key announcements;

  • Special edition announced


Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes



Developed by - Grasshopper Manufacture

Genre - Multi

Release - 2018

Key announcements;

  • 2 player co-op

  • 7 different game types


Dark Souls: Remastered



Developed by - From Software

Genre - Action/Adventure

Release - 25th May 2018

Key announcements;

  • Solaire of Astora Amiibo releasing at same time as the game

  • Pre-release network test announcement


Mario Tennis Aces



Developed by - Nintendo

Genre - Sports

Release - 22nd June 2018

Key announcements;

  • Featuring 15 playable characters

  • 4 player simultaneous play including online multiplayer

  • Innovative play mechanics, Zone Shot and Special Shot, utilising motion controls, Zone Speed, and Trick Shot. All are utilised via a new energy gauge which charges with every ball strike you make

  • Joy cons can be used in the same way as a motion controlled tennis racket

  • Pre-launch online tournament announcement


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker



Developed by - Nintendo

Genre - Puzzle Platformer

Release - 13th July 2018

Key announcements;

  • Full port of the Wii U game

  • Super Mario Odyssey levels added to the game

  • 2 player joy con multiplayer added to the game

  • 3DS version also announced

Undertale



Developed by - Nintendo

Genre - Puzzle Platformer

Release - 2018


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy



Developed by - Activision

Genre - Platformer

Release - 10th July 2018



Little Nightmares: Complete Edition



Developed by - Bandai Namco

Genre - Puzzle Platformer

Release - 18th May 2018

Key announcements;

  • Contains all eight chapters and past downloadable content

  • Pac-Man mask can be added with the Pac-Man Amiibo


South Park: The Fractured But Whole



Developed by - Ubisoft

Genre - RPG

Release - 24th April 2018

Key announcements;

  • Both previously released DLC packs on Playstation 4 and Xbox One available at launch with DLC pack 3 releasing later in 2018

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition



Developed by - Koei Tecmo

Genre - Action

Release - 18th May 2018


Smash Brothers



Developed by - Nintendo

Genre - Fighting Game

Release - TBC


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