Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018

After teasing fans throughout the past week with a series of enigmatic tweets, this morning Nintendo announced a surprisingly large batch of new titles, remastered releases, and game updates coming later this year to their super successful Switch console. Pokken Tournament will receive the Deluxe Battle Pack DLC. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Nintendo Switch release date is May 4. This ultimate version of Hyrule Warriors will feature all 29 combined characters and maps from the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as all the premium DLC complete in one package.

The Switch version brings together both versions and adds outfits from Breath of the Wild for both Link and Zelda.

Nintendo has announced the sports game Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch. The story mode looks like it'll be fun, though I doubt it will touch the fondly remembered Power Tour on GBA. Co-op friends can also combine their abilities to produce new effects. The game will be available on March 16. There were several nuggets of information dropped during this presentation, one of which was that PayDay 2 would be landing on the Nintendo Switch in a little over a month. Additionally, we'll see Mega Rayquaza and support Pokemon Mimikyo. Players can also use the Joy-Con controllers to try combat in an all-new way, though the Direct Mini didn't share details on how that mechanic would work. No specific release date was mentioned, but it is now planned for sometime during the year.

A free update is coming to Super Mario Odyssey, and it's filled with balloons. This includes a few new games as well as ports from older Wii U titles. Bank heist shooting game PAYDAY 2 will be released on February 27th, 2018.

The game adds a new story mode where you can fight bosses. On the indie side, the EA Originals game Feis coming to Nintendo's console on February 16th, while tower platformer Celesteis out on January 25th.

New DLC for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will add Donkey Kong as a playable character.

Earlier today Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct Mini. The game will be available on May 25, 2018. Here are all the big announcements from today's Direct.

If you own or have owned the Nintendo DS, then chances are you might be familiar, played, or have at least heard of The World Ends With You, a cult classic RPG game developed by Square Enix for the DS console.


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