Nintendo Switch: Mario, Zelda, Battle Royale Tetris and more this year

Nintendo Switch: Mario, Zelda, Battle Royale Tetris and more this year

In a new direct issue Nintendo has revealed many new games for the Switch and also more information on already announced announcements announced. The new announcements for 2019 include Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening as a remaster and a new IP of the Bayonetta makers.

Super Mario Maker 2 in June, Link's Awakening later this year

Surprisingly, Nintendo has launched the direct presentation with Super Mario Maker 2. The first part was released in 2015 for the Wii U and a year later for the 3DS; Instead of a “Deluxe” or “Definitive” -porting comes in four months, the successor exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. More than the release in June and new features have not yet been announced. Also new is the remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The game, which marks the fourth installment of the series, first appeared in 1993 for the Game Boy. Unlike Breath of the Wild, which appeared at the start of the Switch, the Remaster is not a third-person game but is explored from a bird's eye view.

New IP from the creators of Bayonetta and NieR: Automata

Also completely new is Astral Chain. The trailer is reminiscent of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which features two interconnected characters, a human and a humanoid weapon (“Legion”). The game is being developed by PlatinumGames, which has received very positive reviews with the Bayonetta series and NieR: Automata counting their portfolio. Astral Chain is scheduled for release on August 30th. The further work on the third Bayonetta part has confirmed Nintendo in the Direct.

Also on Yoshi's Crafted World, a 2D platformer from the world of the dinosaur, Nintendo has shown new gameplay material. In addition, a demo is now available in the eShop of the Switch, which contains the first level. The full version will be released on March 29th. There was also news about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In the Direct issue, Nintendo shows the three dynasties that make up the houses that make up characters in the game, as well as the player's responsibilities as a former mercenary and aspiring teacher. Instead of spring, the new spin-off of the strategy series will be released on July 26th.

The Mech game Daemon X Machina will also be released this year, it was announced to the E3 2018th From now there are four “prototype missions” as an art demo to collect feedback from players.

Tetris 99: Puzzle Classic as Battle Royale

At the Game Awards Nintendo first time Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order as a new exclusive game for the hybrid console. The action game will find its way to the switch in the summer and include in addition to the Avengers, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy also Captain Marvel. Free and exclusively for subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online, the paid-for online service for Nintendo's current console, Tetris 99 also offers a Battle Royale title of a different kind. In the game, 99 players compete against each other and the winner is who as the last puzzles further.

In addition, there is now a multiplayer update for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which makes it possible to play the game completely in co-op mode. On March 14, there will also be a paid DLC with five new levels and 18 new challenges. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets a major update to version 3.0 including Joker from Persona 5 as DLC character in April.

Many new third-party titles

In addition to its own titles, Nintendo has also announced some new third-party games that find their way to the switch. Many of them are already available on other platforms. These include Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (spring 2019, digital only), Final Fantasy VII (March 26, 2019, digital only), and IX (now digital only) in their original form and Dragon Quest XI S: 16-bit Definitive Edition. Mode and orchestral soundtrack (Fall 2019).

In addition, the recently announced Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered also appears for the Nintendo Switch (May 21, 2019). Other third-party games include EAs Unravel two (March 22, 2019), Rune Factory 4 Special (2019) and, in future, Rune Factory 5, Dead by Daylight (Fall 2019) and Dragon Quest Builders 2 (July 12, 2019).


Further new announcements are expected by E3 at the latest. This year the fair will take place from June 11th to June 13th. Then there's more info on the new Animal Crossing, the new main game of the Pokémon series, Luigi's Mansion 3 and a possible Metroid Prime trilogy for the Switch.

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