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Old 01-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #1
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Nintendo Continues Momentum into 2018: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario Tennis Coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct Mini video presentation today spotlighting a selection of first- and third-party titles coming in early 2018. Following a strong holiday season, Nintendo Switch owners will see a variety of new games and content arriving in the next few months, including Dark Souls Remastered, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Tennis Aces and Kirby Star Allies games, and a certain green-clad brother bringing a new mode to the Super Mario Odyssey game.

“Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home console in history, and Nintendo is not taking our foot off the gas in 2018,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “For the millions of people who just received Nintendo systems as gifts, or consumers getting ready to join the growing community of Nintendo Switch owners, Nintendo and our third-party partners have fun new games and content in store at retail or for digital purchase.”

A sampling of some of the announcements includes:

• Dark Souls Remastered: The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. Dark Souls Remastered includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original Dark SoulsS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran. This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go. Dark Souls Remastered launches on May 25.

• Mario Tennis Aces: A new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent’s position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The game launches for Nintendo Switch this spring.

• Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch. This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 4.

• Kirby Star Allies: Kirby’s debut on Nintendo Switch is a grand new adventure packed with content. The new Artist ability lets Kirby unleash his creativity, while the new Spider ability lets him ensnare enemies in webs. Kirby also can hurl new friend hearts at enemies to win them over with love and add them to his party. Plus, up to four friends can team up and combine Kirby’s unique abilities with ally abilities for powerful new Friend Abilities. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on March 16.

• The World Ends with You: Final Remix: This 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game’s story. Players can join rhythmic battles using either Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch touch screen. The game is scheduled to launch this year.

• Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. This new version launches for Nintendo Switch in spring.

• SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~: Play as iconic heroines from SNK’s history in a new, two-on-two tag-team fighting game. Players can activate a variety of Special Moves with the press of a button, and make use of special items to turn the tide of battle. One of the competitors will be Yuri Sakazaki from ACA NeoGeo Art of Fighting 2, which launches today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ launches on Nintendo Switch this summer.

• Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana: When the passenger liner he was aboard sank, the adventurer Adol drifted to a deserted island inhabited by vicious creatures that have evolved in many different ways. To survive, Adol must gather fellow shipwreck survivors and build a base. High-speed battles require players to change between three types of characters at a moment’s notice. The epic RPG launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.

• PayDay 2: As players join with friends locally or online to execute elaborate heists, full touch-screen support makes menu navigation easier than ever, while the HD Rumble feature lets them feel everything from explosions to weapon recoil right in their hands. Debuting in the Nintendo Switch version of the game, a new playable character named Joy will be introduced. Joy is a Japanese computer whiz who wears a custom LED light mask that changes her appearance as she sees fit. PayDay 2 launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 27.

• Fe: In this new type of platforming adventure, players run, climb and glide their way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing world. Use the motion controls of the Joy-Con controllers to sing in tune with creatures and plants to unlock new abilities. Each song has a distinct sound and feel thanks to HD Rumble. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16.

• Celeste: This modern take on the pure action platformer lets Madeline climb any surface on Celeste Mountain if she has the stamina. Playing in Assist Mode lets players tweak the difficulty, from a slower pace to full-on invincibility. Unlockable B-side chapters offer even more challenging adventures. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 25.

Game Updates & DLC

• Super Mario Odyssey: A new mini-game called Balloon World is coming to one of the highest-rated games of all time. Once players download the free update and complete the main story, Balloon World will become available. In “Hide It” mode, players have a certain amount of time to hide a balloon. In “Find It” mode, players have the same amount of time to locate balloons hidden by other players from around the world. Players can move up the rankings by finding hidden balloons and becoming expert hiders. The free update will be released in February with new Snapshot Mode filters and new outfits.

• Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: A new hero swings into action! Donkey Kong is headed to the game as a playable character, complete with an exclusive new storyline and world to explore. The DLC pack will release in spring and will be available for purchase individually, or as part of the Season Pass or Gold Edition of the game.

• Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack: The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Avatar items. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for Mar. 23.

Demos

• Kirby: Battle Royale: The free demo is available in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

• Dragon Quest Builders: The free demo is available today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

For more information about other features, visit nintendo.com/switch and nintendo.com/3ds.
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Lot of cool stuff there for a direct "mini". Particularly Ys VIII, Hyrule Warriors, Dark Souls: Remaster, and Mario Tennis Aces.
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Nintendo has the entire WiiU catalog, which was right decent, to bring to the Switch. It's really in a good spot, I must say.
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My brother bought a switch, I wanted to help him buy a game for his kids but saw nothing. Anyone know of a good switch game for a 5yo?
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My brother bought a switch, I wanted to help him buy a game for his kids but saw nothing. Anyone know of a good switch game for a 5yo?
There is a character called "Mario," he's somewhat obscure and you might not have heard of him.
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LOL. Dude, listen man. Not everyone's a video game mega nerd like you. Can you give me a different name. Maybe something more recognizable?
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I thought Mario Odyssey was too complex for a 5yo. You saying it’s not? I was thinking of something simpler
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I see remakes, more remakes, and a bunch of games with the same old characters. I'm not just bagging on Nintendo here. In fact I think the Switch is a great idea, and I don't have a problem with the system's power.

For me personally; I feel like the industry has stagnated over the last several years. Games have become so expensive to make that nobody wants to take a risk anymore.
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I see remakes, more remakes, and a bunch of games with the same old characters. I'm not just bagging on Nintendo here. In fact I think the Switch is a great idea, and I don't have a problem with the system's power.

For me personally; I feel like the industry has stagnated over the last several years. Games have become so expensive to make that nobody wants to take a risk anymore.
Well, I actually think it's a little different with the Wii U ports to Switch.

No one really owned a Wii U and there were actually a handful of really great games on it. Only makes sense to bring them to a new/larger audience.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Smash Bros Wii U
Super Mario Maker
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8

These are overall (obviously depending on your taste, but generally speaking) really good games that almost no one played being that they're on one of the biggest console flops ever. It kind of makes sense to bring them back. Most of the world never played them.
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I need The World End With You and Y's. And Yoshi when it comes.

All the WiiU games i have. If you don't, get them, they are GCN tier quality games. Very good.
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Well, I actually think it's a little different with the Wii U ports to Switch.

No one really owned a Wii U and there were actually a handful of really great games on it. Only makes sense to bring them to a new/larger audience.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Smash Bros
Super Mario Maker
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8

These are overall (obviously depending on your taste, but generally speaking) really good games that almost no one played being that they're on one of the biggest console flops ever.
Stupid fucks, the WiiU was a great system. And if people had bought it Nintendo would have made more games for it. I want dual screen to come back someday. And it will of course.
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I see remakes, more remakes, and a bunch of games with the same old characters. I'm not just bagging on Nintendo here. In fact I think the Switch is a great idea, and I don't have a problem with the system's power.

For me personally; I feel like the industry has stagnated over the last several years. Games have become so expensive to make that nobody wants to take a risk anymore.
Yeah, browsing their store I only see a couple of titles I might be interested in playing. I own a Wii U so, none of the remakes look interesting in the least.
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Yeah, browsing their store I only see a couple of titles I might be interested in playing. I own a Wii U so, none of the remakes look interesting in the least.
Well, the WiiU ports aren't really intended for folks like you. They're for those of us who - for one reason or another - ended up passing up the WiiU and missed all of the gems released for it.

I was going to try to snag one...but, it looks like everything I wanted to play wil eventually make its way to the Switch. If I can find one fairly cheap, I'll try to grab it for the things that inevitably don't make the crossover.
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Yeah, browsing their store I only see a couple of titles I might be interested in playing. I own a Wii U so, none of the remakes look interesting in the least.
I own a Wii U as well.
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Well, I actually think it's a little different with the Wii U ports to Switch.

No one really owned a Wii U and there were actually a handful of really great games on it. Only makes sense to bring them to a new/larger audience.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Smash Bros Wii U
Super Mario Maker
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8

These are overall (obviously depending on your taste, but generally speaking) really good games that almost no one played being that they're on one of the biggest console flops ever. It kind of makes sense to bring them back. Most of the world never played them.
Same problem I had: Didn't own a WiiU, but I DO own a Switch. This is my chance to get to play some cool games I would otherwise miss out on. Mario Maker especially for me, but also Donkey Kong.
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My 5 year old grandson got Mario Odyssey and was having a blast last weekend.
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Lego City Undercover if he likes Lego.
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