WATCH: Everything You Missed From Nintendo Direct: Dark Souls, Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong, And More
The day many gamers have been waiting for has finally arrived – Nintendo has not only confirmed their next Direct, but they have also released it. Throughout the Nintendo Direct Mini that was unveiled, a bounty of titles were announced for Big N’s hybrid console, as well as updates and DLC for a few existing ones. Now is not the time to dilly-dally, however, as there are games to look forward to. Let’s jump right in!
The “surprise” Nintendo Direct video that was released primarily focuses on the Switch and the titles coming to it. Starting things off, Nintendo DS title The World Ends With You is making a comeback with a re-release for the hybrid console with the ability to choose between traditional and touchscreen controls. Unfortunately, no release date has been provided.
Moving on, Pokken Tournament DX DLC was announced, with the Battle Pack being launched in two separate waves. The first(January 31) will contain battle Pokemon Aegislash as well as the support set Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. The second wave(March 23) is set to bring battle character Blastoise and the support set of Mew and Celebi to the game. Purchasing the battle pack now will give players access to new avatar items, so get on it if that is your cup of tea.
Kirby and his friends look as if they have a few new abilities in the upcoming Kirby Star Allies. The co-op feature will also bring the capability to mix and match abilities, so that will be fun for those playing with friends. March 16 is when the title is expected to arrive. Something that has already become available, however, is a demo for Dragon Quest Builders on the Switch. The game is expected to be released at the end of this month.
Hyrule Warriors is getting an Ultimate Edition that includes all DLC maps and characters, as well as a few new items. Expected to release during Spring 2018, the edition of the game will also come with some Breath of the Wild goodies for Link and Zelda. Arriving around the same time will be Mario Tennis Aces, which is set to implement a story mode. It is being developed by Camelot, the same bunch who has brought gamers many of Mario’s other sports-related adventures. Upcoming Mario + Rabbids DLC is also bringing Donkey Kong to the game this spring, so be on the lookout for that. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is even making the jump to the Switch this summer.
A free update is coming to Super Mario Odyssey, and it will be bringing a bundle of goodies along with it. Luigi will be playing a part in the new competitive mode called Balloon World, which will see players hiding balloons around the world for others to find in a certain amount of time. Global leaderboards will be present for gamers to climb as they are ranked on how well they can hide a balloon, and how quickly they can find them. New outfits and snapshot filters will also be part of the update that is expected to arrive this February.
The Nintendo Switch port for PayDay 2 also has a concrete release date, thanks to the Nintendo Direct Mini. A new character will be exclusively available on the hybrid console when the game releases on February 27. Prior to that, however, Celeste will be released on January 25 and Fe will be arriving on February 16.
The month of May will see the release of two past games. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze will be making the switch to the portable platform on May 4, including new character Funky Kong. Last, but certainly not least, the remastered version of Dark Souls is officially happening, and it is coming to the Switch on May 25. Check out all of this and more in the Nintendo Direct Mini video below:
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