Well, that sure came out of nowhere. Yes, I’m of course referring to Nintendo’s brand-new Nintendo Direct mini video (you can watch the video further down the page!). Anyways, thanks to our friends over at Nintendo Sweden (Bergsala AB) we were given quite a lot of information about the said video. So here’s what Nintendo Sweden told us (it’s a rough translation from Swedish to English, so I’m sorry if it’s not 100% accurate):
“Nintendo released today a new Nintendo Direct Mini presentation focusing on a selection of first and second-party titles that will come to Nintendo Switch early in 2018. As a follow-up to a very strong Christmas trade, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to look forward against many different games and much content within the next few months. This includes Dark Souls: Remastered, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Tennis Aces and Kirby Star Allies for Nintendo Switch. In addition, a certain green-dressed brother comes in with a brand new game mode for the Super Mario Odyssey. The entire Nintendo Direct Mini presentation can be seen here: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect.
Dark Souls, the first title in the re-defining action-roll game series comes to Nintendo Switch like Dark Souls: Remastered. This game also includes the Atorias of the Abyss DLC package as well as enhanced image speed and screen resolution compared to the original version. This is the first game from the series released on Nintendo’s platforms and now for the first time ever, this highly regarded (and challenging) game can be enjoyed while on the go. The game will be released on May 25th and the trailer can be viewed via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZQ-_5rqjZA&feature=youtu.be
Mario Tennis Aces offers a whole new level of skill and competitive spirit when the game is released to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps into the plan in classic Nintendo clothes for intense matches against a wide selection of characters. You will face new challenges that test your ability to read the opponent’s position and kind to determine what kind of stroke will benefit you. In this game there is also a story mode for the first time since Mario Tennis on Game Boy Advance. Here you will, among other things, get to do different types of assignments and battles. The game is released to the Nintendo Switch during the spring.
Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to Nintendo Switch. With all the fun and challenging of the original, but also a beginner-friendly play mode where you can play as the surfing Funky Kong. Make double jump, litter swap, float and get up quickly in water. Thanks to his surfboard can not even nail him slowly. The game is released to the Nintendo Switch on the fourth of May 2018.
In February, a free update to Super Mario Odyssey will be released. If you download it you will get a new mini-game called Balloon World. However, you must have completed the main mission of the Super Mario Odyssey to gain access to Balloon World and you must find Luigi and talk to him. In the game mode called “Hide It”, players can hide a balloon for a limited time. During the same time you have to find the balloons that other players have hidden. Climb higher up on the ranking list by finding hidden balloons, but also by hiding balloons well for other players. The update also includes new filters for Snapshot Mode and new clothes.
Visit the following link to view this Nintendo Direct: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect. You can also watch this Nintendo Direct Mini via Youtube here: https://youtu.be/Zahv-P7MJ5Q” – Nintendo Sweden
Furthermore, we were also given the following release list for all the games that Nintendo showcased in their Nintendo Direct mini video:
List of ads advertised for Nintendo Switch:
DARK SOULS: REMASTERED – May 25, 2018
Super Mario Odyssey update – February 2018
Mario Tennis Aces – Spring 2018
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – May 4, 2018
Kirby Star Allies – March 16, 2018
Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack – Available to buy now
Available as below:
Wave 1 – 31 January 2018
New Battle Pokémon Aegislash
New Support Pokémon Set
Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu
Wave 2 – March 23, 2018
New Battle Pokémon
New Support Pokémon Set
Mew and Celebi
Dragon Quest Builders demo
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC Pack 3
The World Ends with You -Final Remix-
SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy – Summer 2018
ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 2 – Available today!
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – Summer 2018
PAYDAY 2 – 23 FEBRUARY 2018
Fe – February 16, 2018
Celeste – January 25, 2018
And with that said, what did you boys and girls think about the Nintendo Direct mini show case? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
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