Nintendo conducted another “Direct” livestream on Thursday, giving fans a look at some of the things they have in store for 2018. The presentation was a varied mix of DLC for current games, additional information for already announced games, a few surprises, and a BIG tease at the end.
Here’s a brief glimpse at what was shown.
The WarioWare series is coming to the 3DS.
– 300 fast-paced microgames
– Biggest entry in the series yet
– New looks for some of the characters
– Releases 8/3
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers
Save the post-apocalyptic frontier from invasion.
System: 3DS (eShop only)
Release Date: 5/24
Demo Available: 5/10
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
A remake of the Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story with new graphics & a new Bowser Jr. mode.
Release Date: 2019
A lively, slightly gruff, inquisitive Pikachu and a young boy named Tim, team up to find Tim’s missing father and figure out why the Pokémon of Rhyme City have run amuck. (Additional Details here)
The Game & Amiibo can be pre-ordered at most retail stores.
You can pre-purchase a digital copy of Detective Pikachu on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Luigi must hunt for his brother, Mario, who’s lost in a haunted house, in this classic GameCube game which is coming to the 3DS sometime this year.
Kirby Star Allies
This highly anticipated Kirby game allows players to befriend characters such as Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee. (Additional details here)
Release Date: 3/16
Demo currently available on the Nintendo eShop.
Rick, Kine, Coo, Marx & Gooey are coming to the game in its 1st update planned for 3/28.
Pre-Orders are available at most retail stores.
An HD remake of the classic Okami game will be hitting the Switch eShop this Summer.
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
A fast-paced, conveyor-belt sushi fighting game.
System: 3DS, Switch
Release date: 6/8
8 travelers, 8 journeys in this RPG adventure by Square Enix.
Release Date: 7/13
A Standard Edition & Collector Edition (see picture below) are being released.
Pre-Order Standard Edition: Amazon.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
Travis Touchdown returns.
– 7 different game genres
– Co-op multiplayer
Release Date: 2018
Game Trailer (Japanese)
Dark Souls: Remastered
A remastered version of the original Dark Souls game that can be played on the go.
Release Date: 5/25
A compatible Solaire of Astoria amiibo will also release on 5/25.
A Network Test will be conducted prior to the game’s release which will allow fans to try out the game. (More details will be released at a later date).
Pre-Orders for the game are available at most retail outlets.
Pre-Order the amiibo exclusively at GameStop – (Limited Quantities)
Mario Tennis Aces
More details were revealed about this exciting & challenging new sports game. Check out the trailer from IGN.com to see details on gameplay.
Release Date: 6/22
A Pre-launch on-line tournament will happen sometime prior to the game’s release. (More details to come later).
Pre-Orders are available at most retail stores.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
This adorable adventure game starring Captain Toad is coming to the Switch & 3DS on July 13th.
– Remake of the WiiU game
– Miniature courses based on Super Mario Odyssey areas
– 3DS version will have 3D visuals/touch screen controls
Undertale (Release: TBD)
The critically acclaimed and extremely popular indie hit is coming to the Switch.
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
All 3 of the original Crash games will be releasing for the 1st time on a Nintendo system.
Release Date: 7/10
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition
This hide & seek, indie horror game will make the leap onto the Switch on May 18th.
– All 8 chapters including all DLC
– Complex puzzles to master
– Unlock the Pakku Mask with the PAC-MAN amiibo
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Southpark’s superheroes will be wreaking havoc on the Switch, April 24th.
Purchase DLC individually or as a Season Pass
DLC 1: Danger Deck & DLC 2: From Dusk Till Casa Bonita available at launch
DLC 3: Bring the Crunch – Releases later this year
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
This defining edition of Hyrule Warriors will include every map, mission and 29 characters from the Wii U & 3DS versions of the game as well as all previously released DLC and new outfits for Link and Zelda inspired by the Legend of Zelda: BOTW.
Release Date: 5/18
Pre-Orders are available at most retail outlets.
U.S. & Canada On-line Open (8 players will be in the finals)
– Ranked Match – 3/8-3/18
– On-line Finals – 3/31
– Competition will stream live from the Nintendo Headquarters
More details to come.
On 3/30, a free 3-day trial will run worldwide, allowing those who’ve never before played to give ARMS a try.
Splatoon 2 Update: Version 3.0 (late April)
– 100 new pieces of gear
– More Stages
– Rank X –Even higher than S+ rank (details coming later)
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion
– New single player mode
– New Character, Region 8
– Region 8 can be used in multiplayer mode (after achieving in single player mode)
– New stories to shed light on other characters
– Summer Release
– Pre-purchase now on the eShop for $19.99 & receive new Octo gear to use in battle immediately
Super Smash Bros. 2018
The franchise is coming to the Switch in 2018.
If you’d like to watch the full presentation, you can see it on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.
Sources: Nintendo, IGN.com, Wario64(Twitter)