Everything Announced During Today’s Nintendo Direct

Everything Announced During Today’s Nintendo Direct

Super Nintendo games are finally coming to Switch Online. And I’m sure there were other announcements during today’s 40-minute Nintendo Direct, too. Like Xenoblade Chronicles and Tokyo Mirage Sessions coming to Switch. Or Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard coming to Smash. Actually, there was a lot. Here it all is.


Super Nintendo games are finally coming to Switch, tomorrow.

Nintendo showed off a lot of the upcoming games, with 20 dropping tomorrow including obvious ones like Super Mario World and less-obvious ones like Stunt Race FX. SNES controllers can be purchased for around $45 each, for Switch Online members only.


Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury is coming to Smash Ultimate, and even more DLC characters are on the way.

Are you ok? The Neo Geo hero will be the next guest star of Nintendo’s all-star game in November 2019. That means there’s just one more Challenge Pack left to be announced-but Nintendo said that even more DLC characters are also coming. Also, Banjo and Kazooie will be available today.


A Wii U gem is coming to Switch.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (January 17) is heading to Switch. The Switch version will include new story elements, a new song, new characters. Is anything left?

Swery’s Deadly Premonition is getting a sequel.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is coming in 2020, and the original game will launch as Deadly Premonition Origins today.

Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection will be available December 6.

It’ll contain ports of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming in 2020.


Overwatch is coming to Switch.

The Direct cold-opened with an Overwatch trailer, which promised “new ways to play” like gyro controls. October 15, 2019.

Divinity: Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition is available on Switch today.

It’ll support cross-saves between Steam and Switch.

Game Freak’s Town Is Now Called Little Town Hero.

The main character’s name is “Axe,” but he doesn’t have one, or any other weapons, besides “Ideas.” This game from the developer of Pokémon looks like a pretty straightforward JRPG with some clever battle ideas. Music composed by Undertale creator Toby Fox. Coming October 16. You can pre-purchase and pre-load it today.

Bethesda is re-releasing Doom 64.

If your particular flavour of Doom was the Nintendo 64 version, you’ll be happy to hear that it’ll be out for Switch on November 22.


Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast will be available for Switch on September 24.

Super Kirby Clash is a free-to-play Kirby for four players with over 100 different quests. You’ll fight enemies as a team of four, either locally or online. Available today.

Luigi’s Mansion 3‘s “Scream Park” mode will pit 2 to 8 players against each other in arena-style ghost battles.

Pokémon Sword and Shield got a few features detailed, like a “Pokémon Camp” where you can play with your Pokémon, a much more robust character-customisation system, and (I swear this is true) a Curry Rice mode where you can customise curry dishes and eat them with your Pokémon and save them in your Currydex and I’m sorry I think I have to play this now?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons got a similar update, with details on the game’s crafting mode, where you can collect raw materials around the island, craft tools, use those tools to get more craftables, and so on and so forth.

Trials Of Mana, the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, will be available April 24, 2020.


Return of the Obra Dinn, one of my favourite games in recent memory, is coming to the Switch this fall.

Rogue Company is a new team-based shooter from Hi-Rez Studios coming to Switch in 2020.

Tetris 99 is getting a new mode called “Invictus,” for the absolute best of the best players. There’s also a two-player versus CPU mode that’ll be paid DLC. All available tomorrow. A packaged version of the game is coming September 6.

Another Daemon X Machina demo will launch today. You’ll play the beginning of the game and your progress will carry over. It’ll include a four-player local co-op mode, and the full game will have online play when it launches September 13.


  • Some cool announcements here for sure. The cross save for D:OS is crazy, although I’ve got the GOG version.

    I wonder if the Switch Deadly Premonition will actually not play like ass, since every version besides a modded PC version has terrible frame drops.

    • Super impressed by that D:OS cross-save. If the Switch can do more of that, it makes it the perfect travel console to compliment the PC.
      Also, I’m intrigued by Deadly Premonition, haven’t played before. Would you recommend?

      • It’s a really odd one. I’d like to recommend it but I’ve never played it very far. Imagine twin peaks meets early resident evil (in terms of voice acting) in a timed events open world setting.

      • I enjoyed Deadly Premonition (played the “Director’s Cut” version on PS3). The game was very ambitious, and they clearly made compromises based on the available budget. Most of those compromises are in the game mechanics rather than the story though, and the story was good enough to keep me playing.

        The director’s cut version massively toned down the difficulty, which makes the wonky combat a bit less frustrating. Presumably the Switch version will do the same.

    • Agreed cross save from PC would really be a killer feature for some of the games people may have started on pc but never got around to finishing.

  • No megatons really but it was great. I’m just happy about SNES on the Switch finally. Also Xenoblade Chronicles looks lovely, played it briefly on the Wii but never actually owned it, looking forward to playing it. Don’t care for Terry in Smash but the announcement of MORE DLC FIGHTERS is all I needed to hear to make it better. The game is already jam packed but I’ll take more.

  • That was one huge Nintendo Direct.
    Here is what I’m excited for since I watched today’s Nintendo Direct.
    First up I’m very excited to see that Blizzard Entertainment is finally bringing Overwatch to the Nintendo Switch and that it’s coming out on October 15 I’m definitely going to pick up that game for sure thank you Blizzard Entertainment I’ve waited for a year now and I’m now up for the Overwatch challenge when it comes out on Nintendo Switch October 15.
    Plus Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for Nintendo Switch is finally coming out November 8 very excited for that.
    Then the Banjo Kazooie DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate get launched later today definitely can’t wait to play as Banjo and Kazooie and of course we’re getting Terry Bogard from SNK’s Fatal Fury which is coming out in November as well as the Version 5.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which launches later today and the battle isn’t over yet we’re getting more DLC fighter reveals in the near future so you know what that means I’m definitely ready for Round 2 next year.
    MONOLITH SOFT’S Xenoblade Chronicles which originally came out for the Nintendo Wii in 2011 is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020 I suppose I would be interested in playing Xenoblade Chronicles when it comes out next year.

  • Assassin’s Creed 3 on switch was basically a demaster. How do they expect to run Black Flag, a game from the next generation of consoles, well?

  • Was just about to finally get to Tokyo Mirage Session on Wii-U. I had a feeling it would get fucking ported to Switch. Why did I even bother supporting Nintendo during the Wii-U years? All I got show for it is a bunch of games that have been superseded with updated content for the same price on a very similar console. I hate the Switch.

    • On the end of the day, it’s a game that can described as Fire Emblems meets Persona, considering neither franchise has ever been hotter than right now, it’s be silly not to rerelease a game that, due to a small install base, only sold around 100k copies.

      In the end of the day, Nintendo would be making a huge market ofpeople miss out on stuff by not rerelease any worthwhile title onto Switch.

      Just because there’s a newer version out there doesn’t make all the WiiU versions worthless, if you played the games and enjoyed them, that’s all that matters.

  • It’s the Wii ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ presumably that’s coming to switch. I thought Xenoblade 2 was …. good…ish and put a dozen hours into it but never finished it.

    The original Xenoblade though earned legendary praise – but it’s 9 years old and was a Wii game.

    Has anyone played both and could comment on how they actually compare (Xeno 2 and the very first Xeno) ?

  • FUUU what to do now.

    Dust off my Wii U, launch my old save at 70% of the story of XC and try to remember exactly what I was doing and the gameplay mechanics and how not to die at advanced-level enemies, or get the remaster for Switch and start from 0?

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