It’s a Nintendo Direct, and of course, they showered us with RPG content, not that we mind. From classics to newcomers, here we show you the most prominent titles and upcoming gems on the RPG front from September’s Nintendo Direct.
A most beloved RPG from Wii’s catalogue finally joins the Switch
Unquestionably a fan favourite this one, Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles. Definitive Edition is coming to the Switch. Not many details were shown at the presentation, not even a precise release date but it is without doubt awaited for those fans of the Wii classic. At this rate, and like the Wii U’s, a lot of the Wii’s library may eventually migrate to the Switch. What do you think? What games would you like to see coming to the Switch from the Wii’s catalogue?
Xenoblade Chronicles. Definitive Edition will be arriving in 2020.
GameFreak’s Town revealed a new name and details
Months ago Game Freak, Inc. announced a whole new RPG project for the Switch, simply called Town. Now the Pokemon’s dev team reveals a new name for the project: Little Town Hero. Axe, the hero of this adventure, will fight against his foes with a unique battle system based on “ideas” and asking support from the townsfolk. Featuring music composed by Undertale creator Toby Fox, Little Town Hero will arrive on October the 16th and available right away for pre-purchased.
A WII U gem gets an encore on the Switch!
A collaboration between Atlus and Intelligent Systems, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, was the game that brought together the worlds of Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei, a dream come true to all JRPG fans, but the console which housed the so expected game didn’t reach many gamers, so we were putting our hopes on Nintendo’s latest console to bring it back.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE reborns on the Nintendo Switch as Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. This version will include a new song, new story, new battle elements as well as new and familiar characters. The Nintendo Switch port will release on January the 17th 2020.
Trials of Mana HD remake finally coming to the west
Fans of the Mana series rejoiced with the release of Switch’s exclusive Collection of Mana early this year, featuring three games from the Japanese Seiken Densetsu series: Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana and the 1995 original Trials of Mana. In September’s Nintendo Direct, the studio announced the western release of the HD remake Trails of Mana, previously only available in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3, and release date on April the 24th, 2020.
Dragon Quest XI S. Echoes of an Elusive Age. Definitive Edition
One of the best contemporary JRPG got the Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch back in September. The “most complete version” of the game includes all the content available from the original game as well as expanded storyline, new character-based stories and sidequests to visit past Dragon Quest worlds. Players also have the option to change between HD graphics and retro 16-bit visuals at any saving point. The orchestrated soundtrack, omitted in the international version, is included in this port; also Japanese voice tracks, new customization mode, photo mode and crafting mode were included.
Larian Studios’ gem gets a Definitive Edition.
The critically acclaimed western-styled RPG was available right away during the livestream. Probably a surprise this one, due to specs requirements, this Definitive Edition includes all DLC, including Gift Bags 1 and 2, and cross-save option between PC and the Nintendo Switch through Steam.
Sync up for Part 3 to see how 2019 is closing for Switch gamers.