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Everything Announced During Today’s Nintendo Direct Stream

There was a lot stuffed into this 38-minute presentation.

by Dylan Siegler


Today (September 13), Nintendo held their latest Nintendo Direct stream, and there was a lot packed into their 38-minute presentation. In case you don’t feel like spending nearly 40 minutes watching the entire thing, here is a list of all the major points hit during the stream, with clickable links where applicable in case you want to learn more about any particular announcements:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title) is currently in development for the Switch with a planned release in 2019.
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, a port of the Wii’s Kirby’s Epic Yarn with extra content, is coming to the 3DS in 2019.
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey received the release date of January 11, 2019 for the 3DS.
  • The Luigi’s Mansion 3DS port will have a local two-player mode.
  • The recently released 3DS games Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad will receive an update called Moon Rabbit Crew, which will add additional content, on September 27.
  • Version 4.0 of Splatoon 2 is on its way.
  • Mega Man 11 will be compatible with Mega Man amiibo figures and a demo is currently available on the Switch.
  • New playable characters and a new mode are coming to Mario Tennis Aces on September 19.
  • Final FightThe King of DragonsCaptain CommandoKnights of the RoundWarriors of FateArmored Warriors, and Battle Circuit are coming to the Switch in the Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle on September 18.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is coming to the Switch with new playable characters.
  • A remastered version of Katamari Damacy called Katamari Damacy REROLL is coming to the Switch sometime this winter.
  • Nintendo’s online service, Nintendo Switch Online, was discussed, but didn’t really give much new information that we didn’t already know.
  • NES controllers for the Switch will be released, mostly for use playing NES games available to those who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online.
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!‘s Secret Techniques, Exclusive Moves, and Switch bundles were discussed.
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection is coming to the Switch on November 2 and will include the Switch-exclusive Ganondorf armor.
  • Super Mario Party will have a co-op mode, character-specific dice blocks, 80 new minigames, new single-player modes, and an online mode.
  • Game Freak is making a non-Pokémon RPG called Town that takes place entirely in a single village and is set for release in 2019.
  • Cities: Skylines is available for the Switch starting today and includes its “After Dark” and “Snowfall” DLC packs.
  • Daemon X Machina will allow you to equip your mech with parts and weapons acquired from enemies, as well as being able to enhance your human character. The game will also contain a four-player online co-op mode. It will launch sometime in 2019.
  • The Yoshi Switch game is officially titled Yoshi’s Crafted World and will release sometime in the spring of 2019.
  • Asmodee is bringing the tabletop games Carcassonne, coming this December, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, coming next April, and Pandemic, coming next March, to the Switch. Catan and Munchkin are also coming to the Switch eventually.
  • Civilization VI is coming to the Switch with four-player local multi-player on November 16.
  • Falco, Peppy, Slippy, and Wolf will appear alongside Fox McCloud in the Switch-exclusive Star Fox missions in Starlink: Battle for Atlas.
  • Reminder that The World Ends With You: Final Remix is coming to the Switch on October 12.
  • Reminder that the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion Torna: The Golden Country is coming on September 21, but will be available to Expansion Pass holders on September 14.
  • Warframe is coming to the Switch on November 20.
  • Just Dance 2019 is coming to the Switch on October 23.
  • FIFA 19 is coming to the Switch on September 28.
  • Team Sonic Racing is coming to the Switch sometime this winter.
  • NBA 2K19 is available on the Switch now.
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is coming to the Switch sometime this fall.
  • Lego DC Super-Villains is coming to the Switch on October 16.
  • A whole lot of Final Fantasy games are coming to the Switch.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch bundle is coming in November.
  • Animal Crossing‘s Isabelle was confirmed as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • A new Animal Crossing game is coming to the Switch in 2019.

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