The latest Nintendo Direct presentation, aired yesterday (March 8), has given enthusiasts everything to look forward to.
The Japanese gaming giant announced a plethora of new 3DS and Nintendo Switch games, with ‘Super Smash Bros’ being the icing on the gaming cake.
The news came as an exciting surprise, actually, as the only game Nintendo confirmed by name for the presentation was ‘Mario Tennis Aces,’ a sports game for the Nintendo Switch being developed by Camelot Software.
And, as is always the case – well, at least more often than not – the best was reserved for the end. In fact, just when people were trying to decide whether or not they should be thrilled about what was offered until then, Nintendo dropped a stunning teaser that just blew everyone away.
The Super Smash Bros – coming to the Nintendo Switch platform sometime this year – is not really the official title of the game, which may or may not remain the same.
Regardless of the name given, the revelation that Smash was coming to Switch was, by far, the biggest and most thrilling moment in the entire Nintendo Direct presentation.
Watch the scenes from the Nintendo World Store in New York City below to get an idea of the initial disbelief and the kind of joy and exultation the news generated.
Get awed by the teaser trailer of ‘Super Smash Bros’ here
And, while we are at it, let’s take a look at the other Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games presented during Nintendo Direct.
NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES
ARMS US & Canada Online Open Tournament
Starting with immediate effect and running through March 18, ARMS players can compete in the online open tournament. The top eight contenders will progress to the online finals on March 31.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker | Releasing July 13
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is finally making its way to the Switch, which allows two players as well, with one using a joy-con to control Toad and the other using another joy-con to shoot turnips at enemies. A 3DS version is also due to release in the near future.
Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy | Releasing July 10
After releasing on PlayStation 4 last year, Activision’s Crash Bandicoot remaster is now coming to Nintendo Switch.
Dark Souls Amiibo And Network Test Beta | Releasing May 25
To add to the announcement of the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered in January’s Nintendo Direct Mini presentation, an Amiibo figure based on Dark Souls is also coming soon.A network test beta is also scheduled to occur sometime before launch.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition | Releasing May 18
The Wii U-specific Hyrule Warriors is finally being made available for the Nintendo Switch from May 18. The game includes all existing content, as well as DLC maps, characters, and missions.
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition | Releasing May 18
The well-received horror puzzler is coming to Switch this May. It includes all past DLC, as well as a special mask you can unlock by scanning in the Pac-Man Amiibo.
Mario Tennis Aces | Releasing June 22
A lot of information relating to Mario Tennis Aces – a sports game for the Switch releasing in June – was shared at yesterday’s presentation
Ocotopath Traveler | Releasing July 13
The due to be released Octopath Traveler – a role-playing game, or RPG – will now have two more characters: Tressa the merchant and an apothecary named Alfyn. A special edition was also revealed, which includes a map, pop-up book, CD, and a replica coin based on in-game currency.
Okami HD Switch | (Date to be announced) 2018
Switch will soon have The Okami HD remaster, with touchscreen controls in handheld mode to control the Celestial Brush. Also, Joy-Con motion controls can be used in TV/tabletop modes.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole | Releasing April 24
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is on its way to Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to buy all of the game’s DLC as well, either as individual downloads or through a DLC pack.
Splatoon 2 Ver. 3.0 | Releasing April 2018
Come April, and Splatoon 2 will have a new update, which will offer new gear, stages, playable Octolings, and more
Sushi Striker: The Way of the Sushido | Releasing June 8
Launching on Switch and 3DS in June this year, Sushi Striker: The Way of the Sushido is a fast-paced action game, featuring an online multiplayer mode
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes | (Date to be announced) 2018
The long-awaited sequel to No More Heroes releasing sometime this year boasts seven different game types and a co-op multiplayer mode where you share Joy-Con controllers.
Undertale | (Date to be announced)
Undertale is coming to the Nintendo Switch at an unconfirmed date.
NINTENDO 3DS GAMES
Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers | Releasing May 24
Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers is the newest addition to Dillon’s Rolling Western series, allowing its main character to team up with your Mii, who can join your team as gunners.
Luigi’s Mansion 3DS Remake | (Date to be announced) 2018
A remake of GameCube classic is set to release on 3DS. New features include a mansion map displayed on the bottom screen and a new Boss Rush mode.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey | 2019
A remake of the critically-acclaimed Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is coming in 2019.
Warioware Gold | Releasing August 3
Similar to Mario Party: The Top 100, WarioWare is getting a similar collection that bundles up 300 microgames in a single package. Titled WarioWare Gold, there are both new and classic mini-games included, that each makes use of the 3DS’ touchscreen, mic, more.
Watch the entire Nintendo Direct presentation here.