Today saw Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct Mini, over on their Youtube channel. The video is available below in full (it’s just over 14 minutes), or you can see the highlights below in our roundup. Be sure to let us know what you’re excited for in the comments below, or tweet us @games_bulletin!
The World Ends With You
Critically acclaimed Nintendo DS game The World Ends With You is coming to Switch, 10 years after it’s release. Will also feature a “sizeable new scenario” for players. Available this year, no set release date.
Pokken Tournament DX
Aegislash is coming to Pokken Tournament as part of Battle Pack DLC for the game. Players will be able to swap between the Pokemon’s two forms. The DLC is being released in two waves. Wave 1 (available January 31st) features Aegislash, and support Pokemon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Wave 2 (available March 23rd) features Blastoise as a playable Pokemon, and support featuring Mew and Celebi. Avatar items will also be available.
Kirby Star Allies
New copy abilities will be available. These include the Artist ability and the Spider ability. Players can combine abilities with their friends to create new combo abilities. The game will feature 4 player co-op, and a host of baddies. Available March 16th. Kirby Battle Royale demo is now available.
Dragon Quest Builders
Demo now available in the eShop.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
This version features all of the content from both the WiiU and 3DS games, including all DLC. Has 29 playable characters and 2 player co-op. Link and Zelda costumes based on Breath of the Wild will also be available. Available Spring 2018.
Mario Tennis Aces
Features updated mechanics to allow you to see the best possible shot to respond with. Features the first Story Mode since the gameBoy Advance. More details to come, the game is due Spring this year.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Features base building that progresses as you progress in game. Big boss battles. Available this Summer.
Super Mario Odyssey
After getting the update, and having completed the game Luigi’s Balloon World will be available. Talk to Luigi to get started. 2 modes. Hide It sees the player have 30 seconds to hide the balloon. Find It modes see you finding balloons hidden by other players, in 30 seconds. There will be a ranking based on these scores. New outfits; Sunshine Shades & Outfit, Musician hat & Outfit and Knight Helmet & Armour. New filters for Snapshot available. Coming this February.
SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy
2 vs 2 battle. You can activate a variety of moves with just one button. While changing character, you can get the upper-hand using a variety of items. Simply lowering opponent’s Hp isn’t enough; get the opponent in a “tough spot” and you can unleash the Dream Finish (your character’s ultimate move). You can customise fighter appearance. Coming to Switch this Summer.
ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2
Available on eShop for Switch now.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
New DLC on the way, will tell a new story. Donkey Kong is the DLC’s new character, as shown by a trailer. Available this Spring.
Payday 2 is coming to Switch. Can play with friends locally, or online using Crimenet. Allow you to play with up to 3 friends, but they must also own the Switch version. Brand new Heister available as a timed exclusive for the Switch version of the game. “Japanese computer whizz” Joy has a LED face-mask, her own weapons and hacker perks. Available February 27th.
New platforming adventure. Explore the forest and it’s mythical creatures. Using the Joycon controllers the player can sing in tune with creatures and plants to unlock new abilities. Each song has a distinct sound. Available February 16th.
Modern take on action platformer. Celeste can climb any surface and has a mid-air dash. Assist mode can be used to adjust the difficulty, making the game easier to play. Available January 25th.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Game features Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Kranky Kong. Can play as Funky Kong, which has new abilities such as; double jump, hover, infinite rolls and underwater corkscrews. His surfboard means spikes don’t hurt him. Game features 2 player co-op. Available May 4th.
Dark Souls Remastered
Available May 25th.