Nintendo News: Nintendo Direct 9/13/2018

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Yesterday was the day the delayed September Nintendo Direct aired. I will go over the games and game updates that were mentioned in this video. It was full of news, and was a blast to view. Here, I will list a summary of what was announced!

  • The direct started with the announcement of Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title) for the Nintendo Switch. The game is to be released in 2019.

Next, the direct focused on 3DS games:

  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (remake of Wii game)(2019)
  • Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey (remake of DS game) (January 11, 2019)
  • Luigi’s Mansion (remake of Gamecube game) announced 2-player mode, and Amiibo compatibility (October 12, 2018)
  • Yokai Watch Blasters (currently available) announced the free Moon Rabbit Crew update on September 27, 2018.

Then, the direct focused on info for the Nintendo Switch:

  • Splatoon 2 has a free update bringing the game to Version 4. The date wasn’t mentioned in the direct, but is available now.
  • Mega Man 11 has Amiibo compatibility (October 2, 2018)
  • Mario Tennis Aces has an update featuring new characters. New characters will be added till next June. There are also new modes. Version 2 update available September 19, 2018.
  • Capcom Beat’em Up Bundle is a collection of these games (September 18, 2018):
    • Final Fight
    • King of Dragons
    • Captain Commando
    • Knights of the Round
    • Warriors of Fate
    • Armored Warriors
    • Battle Circuit
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (January 11, 2019)
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (remake of first game) (winter 2018)

Next, the direct focused on the paid Nintendo Switch Online service:

  • Service begins September 18, 2018
  • Required for online play
  • Classic NES games with online play
  • Save data cloud (Automatic backups for save data)
  • The smart phone App is supported (includes voice chat and extra features for some games)
  • Special offers (none mentioned in this direct)
  • Prices include:
    • $3.99 for 1 month
    • $7.99 for 3 months
    • $19.99 for 12 months
  • There are NES style controllers compatible with the Switch

Finally, the direct focuses on more Switch games:

  • Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee features: secret techniques to clear obstacles, powerful moves in battle for the starting Pokemon, and hairstyle customization. These features were announced previously. (November 16, 2018)
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (November 2, 2018)
  • Super Mario Party reveals new mini-games and modes. (October 5, 2018)
  • Town (working title made by Game Freak) (2019)
  • Cities: Skylines Nintendo Switch Edition (launched the day of the direct)
  • Daemon X Machina (2019)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (Spring 2019)
  • Asmodee is bringing board game adaptations to the Switch:
    • Carcassonne (December 2018)
    • The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game (April 2019)
    • Pandemic (March 2019)
    • More on the way (including Catan, and a dungeon crawler based on Munchkin)
  • Civilization VI (November 16, 2018)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (featuring Star Fox characters exclusively on the switch edition) (October 16, 2018)
  • The World Ends with You: Final Remix (October 12, 2018)
  • DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles is available on September 14, 2018 for those with the expansion pass (September 21, 2018 for everyone else).
  • Warframe (November 20, 2018)
  • Just Dance 2019 (October 23, 2018)
  • FIFA 19 (September 28, 2018)
  • Sonic Team Racing (this winter)
  • NBA 2K19 (now available)
  • NBA 2K playgrounds 2 (this fall)
  • LEGO DC Super-villains (October 16, 2018)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (2019)
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD (released day of the direct)
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima (November 6, 2018)
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy (this winter)
  • Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (2019)
  • Final Fantasy VII (2019)
  • Final Fantasy IX (2019)
  • Final Fantasy X X-2 HD remaster (2019)
  • There is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hardware bundle (November 2, 2018)
  • The character Isabelle (Animal Crossing Series) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Welcome to Animal Crossing (2019)

And that sum’s it all up!


There was a lot of info in this direct. What games are you most excited for? What do you make of the online Service? Was there something here you wanted to see, but didn’t? Let me know in the comments below, and why!

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