Nintendo opened up about their upcoming titles a video pre-recorded for E3 2019. The publisher revealed new details, trailers, and release dates for games releasing later this year on the Switch. Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Nintendo Direct opened with the appearance of the next fighter from the Nintendo version of Avengers Endgame. Confirming rumors based on a date mine of the latest Smash Bors, Hero from Dragon Quest was announced as the next playable fighter. Different skins allow you to play as the hero from different Dragon Quest games throughout the series
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The biggest news shared about the Ghostbusters homage was that it includes four-player multiplayer as four different Luigis. Nintendo didn’t provide a release date more specific than 2019, suggesting that it might not arrive in time for Halloween.
Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The remake of the Gameboy title with a Claymation art style received a September 20 release date with a short trailer.
Trials of Mana and Collection of Mana
The new action-RPG arrives next year and a collection of the other Mana games is now available on the Nintendo eShop.
Witcher III Port
CD Projekt Red was somehow able to fit the graphics-heavy RPG on a Switch cart!
Switch is getting Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 following Switch ports of remasters of 0. 1, and 4.
Contra: Rogue Corp
A new game in the classic series, a surprising amount of effort for pachinko machine developer Konami.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Players head to a deserted island in the latest entry in the social simulation game. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is delayed to next year, set to be released on March 20, 2020.
Smash Bros. Ultimate (Again!)
To old school Nintendo fans’ delight, Banjo Kazooie is coming to Smash Bros. following Dragon Quest Hero. Personal I’m very glad this is the Microsoft representation for the game rather than Halo‘s Master Chief or Minecraft Steve.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
A quick teaser showed that Nintendo is officially developing a sequel to one of the best games of all time, certainly the best on the Switch. Based on the teaser and comments following the event it looks like a direct sequel, which is rare for the franchise.
There’s your Nintendo Direct roundup! Plenty to be excited about, especially in those closing minutes. Share what you’re looking forward to in the comments below!