Nintendo News: Nintendo Direct 2/13/2019

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Yesterday, Nintendo had released a new Nintendo Direct, showcasing new games for the Nintendo Switch. Much of the news will be reported here, with a hint of opinion in the end. So, let’s go over what was announced.

  • Super Mario Maker 2 to be released in June 2019
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releasing Summer 2019
  • Box Boy + Box Girl releasing on April 26, 2019
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will update to version 3.0 in Spring
    • Joker DLC (from Persona 5) will be in the game by the end of April
    • Additional Amiibo (Snake, Simon, Squirtle, Pokemon Trainer, Ivysaur) are on the way in 2019.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch Version) will receive a free update (available now)
    • Featuring 2 player co-op
  • Paid extra content is also available for purchase (day of the direct)
    • Allows you to play one new course now
    • The rest will come March 14, 2019
    • Featuring 18 courses, including 5 new courses
    • A digital bundle will be available too (day of the direct)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night available Summer 2019
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2  available July 12, 2019
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition available in Fall 2019
  • Disney Tsum Tsum Festival available 2019
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas gets a new Update in April 2019
    • Features playing as Slippy, Peppy and Falco against the rest of the Star Wolf team not seen in the base game.
  • Rune Factory 4 Special (a remastered game) available later this year
  • Rune Factory 5 is in development
  • Oninaki by Square Enix is available Summer 2019
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (Available March 29, 2019) has a demo now available
  • More Details have come to light on Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Available July 26, 2019, previously to be in the Spring):
    • More story elements have come to light
    • Player is a mercenary with some character customization
    • This Character becomes a teacher for one of three houses based on the game’s three countries (player chooses)
    • Can guide the students’ skills in some way
    • Special edition will also be available
  • Tetris 99 is a free, online only downloadable now! (Requires Nintendo Switch Online Membership)
  • Dead by Daylight available Fall 2019
  • Deltarune Chapter 1 available February 28, 2019 for free
  • Daemon X Machina has a free demo available now, players may get an email invite for feedback afterwards. Full game available Summer 2019
  • Grid Autosport available Summer 2019
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice available Spring 2019
  • Mortal Kombat 11 available April 23, 2019
  • Unravel Two available March 22, 2019
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered available May 21, 2019
  • Final Fantasy VII available March 26, 2019
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! available March 20, 2019
  • Final Fantasy IX is available now
  • Astral Chain available August 30, 2019 (from the makers of Bayonetta, with Bayonetta 3 still in development)
  • A remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be available in 2019

All in all, this Nintendo Direct had a lot of good games revealed. I do want to know more about some of the highlights, but that will have to wait until more information is released to the public. I look forward to covering these games when I get the time to do so.


And that covers yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. What did you think of it? What games caught your interest the most? Was there something you would like to know more about? Let me know in the comments below!

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