Nintendo brings upcoming ports, new IP’s and DLC’s to cover up the rest of 2019 and even early 2020. We bring you the last part of the Nintendo Direct recap to see how this year is closing for the Switch owners. Let’s begin!
New challengers approaching!
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster keeps growing at a steady pace. First of all, the release date for Banjo-Kazooie was finally confirmed; the game’s latest fighter became available immediately after the livestream.
Now for the big reveal, we’re going back in time to the 4th generation of videogame consoles, confirming Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard to be the next DLC character. With only one fighter left to reveal in the Fighters Pass, Nintendo also confirms even more DLC fighters are on their way.
Pokémon Sword and Shield transforms you into a master… curry chef?
4 new features for Game Freak’s upcoming Pokemon game were revealed. We take a deeper look at a more integral character-customization system; 2 new Pokemon coming to the Gala region: the ghost type Polteageist and the fly/water type Cramorant. We were also introduced to Pokemon Camp, a new functionality which allows you to play with your pokemon while improving their performance in battle, and (here it comes…) cook Curry on rice, with over 100 recipes to be found.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will be available on November the 15th.
New details on Animal Crossing: New Horizons crafting system
It’s still a way to go before the last entry of the beloved franchise sees the light, nevertheless, we have a couple new features to look forward to: Local and online multiplayer modes are supported to visit your friends’ islands; seasons and weather systems, which will affect the island’s environment. The options menu will be located on your character’s smartphone where you can find most of the in-game features as “apps“, for example, recipes for crafting tools, which was the highlight of the announcement.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to release on March the 20th.
Ports, classics, indie love and more to come to the Switch
For the upcoming ports, we had a detailed look at The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’s Chamber Dungeon mode, with amiibo functionality and dungeon transfer system. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020, with more than 20 events, 10 2D retro graphics style events, and a story mode. Daemon x Machina prologue Demo available right away and full game available on September the 13th.
Hi-Rez’s new multiplayer shooter Rogue Company is set to release on all major platforms in 2020. This new IP supports up to 10 players in a 5 vs 5 objective-based mode, with character customization system.
Let’s make way for the classics, shall we?
For DOOM’s 25th Anniversary, DOOM 64 is reborn on the Switch on 2020. Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, includes Black Flag and Rogue, set to release on December 6th. Tetris 99 gets a major update with the Invictus mode and local multiplayer mode.
The Nintendo Direct ends with a montage of all incoming games on Fall 2019: DMC 2, The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, monster-hunting adventure Dauntless, Just Dance 2020, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Vampyr and much much more.
The rest of 2019 is looking sharp for you, Switch owners.