Well, there was a recent Nintendo Direct video on Wednesday September 4, 2019. There was a fair amount of news to cover, so let’s take a look at what they showed. I will give you my impressions at the end, and let you know what I am most excited for.
- Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 15, 2019.
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 showcased several themed levels in the game. It also features a series if multiplayer modes called Scream Park. The game will be released on October 31, 2019.
- Super Kirby Clash, a free to start game, to be released on the day of the direct (September 4, 2019).
- Trials of Mana (the remake) releases on April 24, 2020.
- Return of the Obra Dinn, has a fall 2019 release date.
- Little Town Hero releases on October 16, 2019. Also of note, Undertale developer Toby Fox worked on most of this game’s music.
- The Banjo-Kazooie DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases the day of the Direct, September 4, 2019. A video detailing this content follows the Direct. Additionally, the fourth wave of DLC, for this game features Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, due in November 2019. More DLC fighters are on the way too, beyond the first Fighter’s Pass.
- The Remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening features the new customizable chamber dungeon where you can save your dungeon layout on certain Amiibo figures. Game releases on September 20, 2019.
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition comes with free DLC on release date September 27, 2019. The demo is free and available now.
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (a remake of the Wii U game), features a new song and story elements. Game releases January 17, 2020.
- Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise will be available in 2020.
- Deadly Premonition Origins (remake of the original game) releases the day of the direct, September 4, 2019.
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition is also available the day of the direct, September 4, 2019. Game features cloud saves sharing between Switch and steam versions.
- Doom 64 (port) releases November 22, 2019.
- Rogue Company has a 2020 release.
- Pokémon Sword and Shield has some more information in this direct. The expected trainer customization is back. A feature called Pokémon Camp is revealed, where you can play with your Pokémon, and visit other players’ camps. You can now cook curry in the camp mode. There are more than 100 types of curry. The new Pokémon Polteageist, which has the weak armor ability, and is a ghost type, and Cramorant, a water and flying type Pokémon with the ability gulp missile were revealed. Game releases November 15, 2019.
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System games are available through the Nintendo Switch Online service starting on September 5, 2019. If you have this membership, it comes at no additional charge. More games will be added in the future. A Super Nintendo Style controller will also become available to online subscribers. Visit the website for info on the sale of this controller.
- Tetris 99 version 2.0 has some new features, including a new mode only for players who have won at least one match. There are daily missions, which give you tickets to exchange for new themes. There are more player icons that can be won via certain tasks. There is another wave of DLC, featuring 2 Player mode, local wireless mode. All is available September 5, 2019. Packaged version available September 6, 2019.
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available November 5, 2019.
- Daemon X Machina prologue demo is available the day of the direct, September 4, 2019. Save data can be transferred to full game, available September 13, 2019.
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is available September 24, 2019.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition is available October 15, 2019.
- Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection features Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Game is available on December 6, 2019.
- Dauntless is coming soon to Nintendo Switch.
- Just Dance 2020 releases November 5, 2019.
- GRID Autosport releases September 19, 2019.
- Farming Simulator 20 releases December 3, 2019.
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch releases September 20, 2019.
- NBA 2K20 releases September 6, 2019.
- Call of Cthulhu releases October 8, 2019.
- The Outer Worlds is coming soon.
- Devil May Cry 2 releases September 19, 2019.
- Vampyr releases October 29, 2019.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons has some new features showcased. You can set up a tent where you want, and get a phone with apps, which includes recipes for crafting. Weeds can be sold by the player to NPCs. You can earn a new form of currency by achieving certain tasks. Up to 4 players can play on the same system at once. Up to 8 can play online at once. Game releases March 20, 2020.
- Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition has a 2020 release.
From the looks of it, the Nintendo Switch has a lot of life left to it. There are a fair number of third party developers with games on the system, even some that might be lesser known. I am a little surprised to find out that there is more Super Smash Bros. DLC (and a little annoyed that I would need to pay more to get the rest of the characters), but I feel that it is still a good thing for the game in general. The Pokémon news is welcome, though it feels like I know too little about the game two months away from release, at least in comparison to previous prerelease cycles of some older games. I am also pleased to see that Super Nintendo games are coming to the Switch soon, as the games on this system were among the first to be higher quality in Nintendo’s history (a personal opinion, naturally, as it was my favorite system growing up). Much of the rest of the content was just proof that Nintendo has the support of other developers on the system, and may not grab the attention of all viewers, but is good to see nonetheless. It was a decent Nintendo Direct overall, and I have no noteworthy complaints.
And that was a summary of the News from September’s Nintendo Direct. What do you think of this Direct? Is there a game you are most excited to play? Anything that you think was left out? What do you hope will be announced in the near future? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this article, be sure to click that like button! You may also subscribe via email to keep up with That’s All Games. Until next time, have fun gaming!