Nintendo Direct Highlights

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Here’s a summary of Nintendo Direct, including more details of Splatoon 2, ARMS and the upcoming releases for Nintendo Switch and 3DS, among other things.

Nintendo Switch

Available Now

Puyo Puyo Tetris Demo

Samurai Showdown IV Amakusa’s Revenge (part of Neo Geo Arcade Archives)

Coming Soon

Neo Geo Arcade Archives:

  • Fatal Fury
  • Over Top
  • Blazing Star
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • King of Fighters ’99
  • Galaxy Fights: Universal Warriors
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad

Coming This Month

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Launch date: April 28

Coming Next Month

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition. Launch Date: May 11

Disgaea 5 Complete . Trailer. Launch Date: May 23

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. Launch Date: May 26

Standalone Nintendo Switch Dock Release. Limited quantities will be available for purchase on May 19.

Coming In Summer

ARMS. Trailer. Launch Date: June 16

Splatoon 2. Trailer. Launch Date: July 21

Fate / Extella: The Umbral Star. Launch Date: July 25

Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Trailer


Project Mekuru

Sine Mora EX. Trailer

Sonic Mania

Coming In Fall

Monopoly. Trailer

Coming This Holiday

Sonic Forces

Later This Year


Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Wii U

Splatoon Online Tournament


  • Country: U.S.
  • Must be 18 years or older

Open Qualifiers: April 22
Grand Finals: April 29

Prize: Trip to E3 2017

Nintendo 3DS

Available Now

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. Trailer

BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Demo. Trailer

Coming In Summer

Ever Oasis. Launch Date: June 23

RPG Maker Fes. Trailer. Launch Date: June 27

Hey! Pikmin & Pikmin Amiibo. Launch Date: July 28

Culdcept Revolt. Trailer. Launch Date: August 29

Kirby’s Blowout Blast

Coming In Fall

Monster Hunter Stories

YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters

Coming This Holiday

New Multiplayer Action Game

Later This Year


Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Season Pass

Upcoming Amiibo

3 new Amiibo of Link. Launch Date: June 23

Two versions of Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta. Launch Date: July 21

About the author

I've been into video games from a young age. I started with Nintendo and took a liking to RPGs and adventure games that remains to this day. I used to run my own blog where I reviewed retro games I hadn't heard of.

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