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All the Exciting Announcements from the Latest Nintendo Direct

There is something for everyone inbound for the Switch this year

Sep 05, 2019

By Noah Friscopp

Yesterday, Nintendo announced a bunch of new games coming to the Switch this year. From RPG's, action games to classic shooters and more, here are all the latest games hitting the eShop this year.

Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019


Overwatch Legendary Edition

Team up with the colorful cast of Overwatch on the go on October 15th. Overwatch's teamwork-based gameplay, bright visuals, and varied playable heroes make it an absolute blast with friends.


Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters: Terry Bogard, Banjo, and More

Terry Bogard is a classic fighting game character from the series Fatal Fury and is the next fighter to hit the roster of Smash. Like the rest, he will come with his own stage as well as a bunch of music tracks to jam on the go. The previously announced Banjo Kazooie are available to snag today. This anthropomorphic pair comes with the Spiral Mountain stage and several memorable songs from the Banjo Kazooie series, If that isn't enough Smash Bros, even more DLC fighters are coming after these promised five in the Fighter Pass Joker from Persona 5, The Hero of Dragon Quest 11, Banjo and Kazooie, Terry, and one more mystery character we do not know about just yet. Some new Mii Fighter costumes have also been added like Sans from indie RPG hit Undertale.

Fatal Fury is one of many beloved fighting game series featured in SmashFatal Fury is one of many beloved fighting game series featured in Smash

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

The 2012 original Wii classic RPG Xenoblade Chronicles is hitting the Switch next year. You might recognize its hero, Shulk, from Super Smash Bros.


SNES Games Hitting Nintendo Switch Online

Retro fans will be delighted to know that if you have Nintendo Switch Online, a select library of Super NES games are now available to play. Select games even have full online multiplayer. Here is the full list:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Star Fox
  • F-ZERO
  • Pilotwings
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • Breath of Fire
  • Demon's Crest
  • Joe and Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer and Super Tennis

That is a whole lot of good old school gaming; all included with Nintendo Switch Online. A new SNES inspired controller is also coming for an even more authentic feel.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

Another JRPG release, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore brings together both Fire Emblem and games by ATLUS in one big package. There are a few new features with this version, but for the most part, it is the same game as the Wii U release. It will release on Janurary 17th, 2020


New Update for Tetris 99

For the most seasoned players of Tetris 99, a new mode is available to players who have taken first place in the game. In addition to this new, prestigious game mode there are also new daily missions coming to keep you coming back for high speed, last man standing matches.

Tetris 99 is battle royale Tetris, and it is a blastTetris 99 is battle royale Tetris, and it is a blast

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

A couple of new Pokémon were shown off, Polteageist a new ghost-type and Cramorant, a flying and water-type. Trainers looking to customize their characters are in luck, clothes will be fully customizable as well as makeup options. If you need to unwind, set up a Pokémon Camp to rest and play with your Pokémon and cook curry which is stored in a new Curry Dex.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

It was previously revealed that when you complete a dungeon in Link's newest (remade) adventure, you could save the rooms for later and make your own dungeons. You can also save these dungeons to an Amiibo figure for easy sharing with your friends. There is going to be a new Amiibo based on the adorable new design of the green-clad hero that is set to release along with the game. Link's Awakening is due to release this month on September 20th

Link's Awakening is a total remake of the 1993 Gameboy classicLink's Awakening is a total remake of the 1993 Gameboy classic

Luigi's Mansion 3 ScreamPark Party Mode

Halloween's most anticipated game is bringing a new multiplayer mode in ScreamPark. Two teams of Luigis and Gooigis battle it out to see which side can suck up the most ghosts and collect the most coins.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

One of the games shown off for next year was the upcoming Animal Crossing, which is coming out March 20th, 2020!



A new demo for the mecha-filled action game has hit the eShop. This demo will let you play the game's prologue and even carry over that progress to the full game on September 15th.

DAEMON X MACHINA is a high flying mech game with huge bosses and deep customizationDAEMON X MACHINA is a high flying mech game with huge bosses and deep customization

Super Kirby Clash

Super Kirby Clash is a co-op boss rush game that is free-to-play but does feature some in-game purchases. You and three other friends can team up to take on new bosses and craft weapons. This one is available to download today.

Super Kirby Clash is now availableSuper Kirby Clash is now available

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

For fans of classic RPGs like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Knights, the Divinity series has been one of the best places to find modern yet traditional feeling role-playing gaming. Original Sin 2 is now available on the Switch and has 4-player co-op so you and your friends can experience adventures in Rivellon together. Original Sin 2 is one of the best RPGs of the last few years, and no doubt is an excellent fit for the Switch.


Return of the Obra Dinn

In this stylized indie-adventure game, you play as an insurance investigator tasked with uncovering the secrets of a ship enraptured in time travel hijinks and logic puzzles. This is one you just kind of have to see:


Little Town Hero

If you want an RPG of the smaller variety, Pokémon developer GameFreak has you covered with their new game Little Town Hero. The whole game takes place within one town, and you the player must defend it from monsters. The townspeople are here to help though, so long as you can convince them to lend a hand.


Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise and Deadly Premonition Origins

A sequel to the beloved horror series as well as a new, handheld friendly version of the original are hitting the Switch. The sequel is set to release in 2020, while the new version of the first is available today

Deadly Premonition 2 is a prequel to the original gameDeadly Premonition 2 is a prequel to the original game

Rogue Company

Rogue Company is a multiplayer shooter with customizable mercenaries that can be played both locally and online with friends. This one is dropping next year in 2020.


Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

One of the absolute best Star Wars games ever made is surprisingly coming to the Switch. You play as Kyle Katarn, one of the New Republic's most daring agents sent on a mission to investigate the Imperial Remnant. Things take a turn for the worst, and Kyle is forced to take up a lightsaber once again to hunt down a rogue Jedi and save the Galaxy. Take up a lightsaber on September 24th



Seeing the light of day for the first time since the original release on Nintendo 64, DOOM 64 puts players once again in the boots of the Doom Marine, a lone soldier charged with bringing an end to the demonic threat. Load up on November 22nd

DOOM 64 has a much scarier feeling than the original DOOM gamesDOOM 64 has a much scarier feeling than the original DOOM games

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection

Become the fiercest pirate on the high seas in these two open-world, swashbuckling adventures. Until The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker makes its way onto the Switch, these will be the best way to scratch that pirate fantasy as you plunder other ships, explore islands and build your crew. Cast off on December 6th. (Rated M)


Dauntless is a free-to-play take on Monster Hunter where you can craft gear and slay huge beasts with your friends, now on the go on Switch. You can even play with your friends on other devices, thanks to cross-play. There is no confirmed release date for this one, other than it being confimed for this year

Dauntless lets you play with your friends on any other console thanks to full cross-playDauntless lets you play with your friends on any other console thanks to full cross-play

Trials of Mana

Another 2020 release, Trials of Mana is a new version of the original game with new graphics and full voice acting. Luckily if you don't want to wait until next year, the original is now available in the Collection of Mana bundle.

The remake of Trials of Mana has a brand new battle system along with the new graphicsThe remake of Trials of Mana has a brand new battle system along with the new graphics

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Another entry in the Mario and Sonic at the Olympics series is gearing up for Tokyo, and what a better way to celebrate than with a new game set in the place of their creation. This game features a new retro mode that lets you see the sports action through the eyes of gaming's past. Expect this one on November 5th


Devil May Cry 2

Joining the original game on the eShop, Devil May Cry 2 lets you experience the continuing adventures of Dante, the stylish demon hunter on another hack and slash romp. September is looking to be a packed month for game releases, as this one is coming out September 19th

Devil May Cry 2 is considered one of the weaker games in the series, but with this coming there is no doubt that the rest will eventually make it over as wellDevil May Cry 2 is considered one of the weaker games in the series, but with this coming there is no doubt that the rest will eventually make it over as well

GRID Autosport

Racing fans, buckle up for a high-speed thrill ride in GRID Autosport this month also on September 19th



Vampyr is a third-person action-RPG where you can control your vampire destiny. Halloween is going to be great for gaming this year, Vampyr is hitting the Switch October 29th

Vampyr's story changes based on your decisionsVampyr's story changes based on your decisions

Call of Cthulu

Survival horror hits the Switch with Call of Cthulu on October 8th

Call of Cthulhu is the video game version of a classic pen and paper RPGCall of Cthulhu is the video game version of a classic pen and paper RPG

Farming Simulator 20

If you can't wait until Animal Crossing for your farming fix, Farming Simulator 20 is coming to the eShop this Winter.

The ultimate farming video gameThe ultimate farming video game
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