Last night, Nintendo organized a Direct event to present its next online service . However, the company has abandoned a surprisingly high number of game ads. Here is what you may have missed.
Nintendo Direct's events tend to be a little mixed, sometimes with minor game ads, sometimes big bombs. Yesterday, we had a bit of both when, at the very beginning of the event, Nintendo announced casually that Luigi's Mansion 3 would arrive on the Switch in 2019. The company however did not stop there. They also announced a bunch of other games.
Katamari Damacy Reroll makes an HD remake this winter
Katamari Damacy is a funny and strange game in which you play an increasingly important ball that flies over other things to add to your monstrous body until you have consumed everything. Kind of. He appeared for the first time as a PS2 game in 2004, but now he is getting an HD remake and coming to the Switch. This new version will also support Joy-Con's motion controls and HD rumble feature. It will be available for digital download on November 30 and a physical version will go on sale December 7.
The craft world of Yoshi gets a name, no release date, always looks adorable
Until recently, we only knew this adorable Yoshi game under the name of Yoshi. Pre-orders are already available since the return of our game in 2018, but we know that this is not currently the case. The game will fall in 2019, although we still do not know when.
New Super Mario Bros. U takes flight on January 11
Nintendo takes advantage of all those old Wii U games that most people could not play because they did not have Wii U. This side scrolling platform game of four is available on Switch January 11th. The Switch version will also be accompanied by two additional characters, Toadette and Nabbit. You will also receive Super Luigi U in the package.
On November 2nd, Diablo III is about to change and you can play as Ganondorf
Blizzard launches into Nintendo action, with Diablo III: Eternal Collection. You will now be able to fight demons in the latest version of the classic dungeon crawler, wherever you go. Of course, it would not be Nintendo without additional characters, armor or objects from other Nintendo games. True to itself, with this version of Diablo III, you will be able to get Ganondorf armor to fight evil as an evil. The game falls on November 2nd.
Cities: Skylines and Vi Civilization will satisfy your sims on the switch
Cities: Skylines is the game you would have if Sim City never knew when to stop. This is an incredibly complex and almost realistic urban building simulation game that will challenge your planner. The Switch version will come with two bonus packs, After Dark and Snowfall. It is already available on Switch eShop today.
If managing a city is not enough, Civilization VI also arrives on November 16th. This turn-based strategy game also challenges you to build an entire society from scratch, while pushing back the invaders, forging alliances and trying to win the space race. Although the two games are very different, they create an itch similar to that of the empire. Just decide which type of scale you want to play on.
In Asmodee, table games like Carcassonne, Pandemic and Catan are transferred to the press
If you thought you needed a table to play table games, you were away. The developer Asmodee brings a slew of table games to the Switch in virtual form, starting with the medieval strategy game Carcassonne, in December 2018. Later, the game against the Pandemic disease will be launched in March 2019 and Lord of the Rings: Living The card game will go down in April 2019. Finally, Catan Universe and Munchkin will arrive in the near future.
A ton of great Final Fantasy games arrive on the fly
Square Enix wants some of what I've already bought this game, but now it's a portable money game that Nintendo continues to serve, so they come in big for Switch users' portfolios. Eight Final Fantasy games will be coming soon on the Switch, including:
Final Fantasy VII in 2019
Final Fantasy IX in 2019
Final Fantasy X | X-2 in 2019
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: remastered edition in 2019.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD now.
World of Final Fantasy Maxima on November 6th.
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! This winter.
Final Fantasy XII The Age of the Zodiac in 2019.
Sorry, the fans of Final Fantasy VIII.
One more thing: a new animal will cross in 2019
After a long survey that seemed to titillate a new Animal Crossing title, the company announced that Isabelle would be a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, because there are apparently not enough characters in this game. Well, except Waluigi.
But it was Nintendo's classic double bluff, when Tom Nook came on the screen to announce that there would be a "nice new place" for Animal Crossing characters to return home after they finished breaking. Cue the title card above, announcing a new Animal Crossing game in 2019. This will be a brand new main title in the series, to be released next year.
As if all the above was not enough for a 40-minute presentation, there was also a bunch of extra ads:
Kirby's Epic Yarn and Bowser's Inside Story will be on the 3DS in 2019.
An update of Mario Tennis Aces on September 19th will bring together four new characters, including Birdo, Koopa Paratrooper, Petey Piranha and Shy Guy.
Mega Man 11, a brand new Mega Man platformer, arrives on Switch, with a demo available on October 2nd.
Super Mario Party, to be launched on October 5th, will have 80 original mini-games, as well as a single-player mode when you can not gather a whole party.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a new Starfox game, will be abandoned on October 16th.
Warframe, the incredibly upscale but still free space ninja game, will be released on November 20th.
Just Dance 2019 will arrive on the Switch on October 23rd.
FIFA 19 will be available on September 28, but you can pre-order it today.
NBA 2K19 is now available for the switch.
Lego DC Super-Villains will be released on Switch on October 16th.
Remember when we fear there are not enough games for the Switch? These were the days.