The Japanese gaming giant released a new Nintendo Direct today via YouTube. With a shorter run-time than its usual events, today’s broadcast is referred to as a Nintendo Direct Mini. But don’t be fooled by the naming scheme, we got some major new Switch announcements including new Super Mario Odyssey and Pokemon Tournament DX content, Dark Souls: Remastered, Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong for Switch and more…
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Dark Souls Remastered for Nintendo Switch
Today, Nintendo and Bandai Namco announced the Dark Souls remaster is coming to Switch. You can prepare to die starting May 25th. This version includes Artorias of the Abyss add-on pack and marks the very first time the series will appear on a Nintendo console. You can also expect an updated frame rate and resolution. And here is the launch trailer.
Prepare for tough challenges ahead… Dark Souls Remastered strikes Nintendo Switch on 25/05.
Super Mario Odyssey Luigi DLC
After downloading the free update and beating the main story campaign, the new online Balloon World will become available in Super Mario Odyssey. Starring none other than Luigi himself, there are a pair of competitive modes. You can hide balloons for other players to find, or go on the hunt yourself. Nintendo describes it has a new form of objective-based speed running.
The free Super Mario Odyssey Balloon World mode will be released next month!
Donkey Kong is coming to Mario + Rabbids
A long with a whole new story mode starring the titular ape himself, Donkey Kong is back in a major way for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The new DLC pack is scheduled for this spring. Check out the debut trailer for it above.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze comes to Switch
In other Donkey Kong news, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 4th. It will add 2-Player co-op and Funky Kong as a new playable character. Check out the trailer above. It might not be the new Country game we were all hoping for, but anytime we get more Donkey Kong it is a good thing.
Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition
Hyrule Warriors is coming to Nintendo Switch this spring. It includes all the DLC, extra characters, maps and more. We are also getting Breath of the Wild outfits for Link and Zelda.
Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is set for lunch in “spring 2018”
Mario Tennis Aces
Nintendo is launching a brand new Mario tennis game including boss battles and a full story mode. We will have to wait for more details but we know it is launching on Nintendo Switch this spring. Launch trailer above.
Some other honorable mentions from the presentation include the new platformer Fe, The World Ends With You: Final Remix for Switch and the gorgeous Celeste platfomer/adventure game is coming January 25th.