For better or worse, Nintendo Directs might not give a lot of information but they contain a lot of excitement. This latest one revealed a number of exciting titles that are sure to make Switch and 3DS owners very happy.
First and foremost, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was confirmed for Switch. Following rumors of its existence, this title further confirms Nintendo’s plan to pretty much port over every quality Wii U title. Not a whole lot was revealed, outside of Toadette being a new easy mode, not unlike Funky Kong in Tropical Freeze; three new modes, including Boost Rush, Challenge and Coin Battle, being added and, of course, New Super Luigi U being part of the deal. Those interested can pick it up on Jan. 11, 2019.
After complaints about Luigi’s Mansion getting a 3DS port, Switch owners can experience the next chapter sometime in 2019. Not a lot was revealed, with even the title possibly changing, but it should be something to look forward to in the future.
Fans of the ever popular Animal Crossing will be delighted to know the Switch will be getting a new mainline entry sometime next year. It will be nice to see the title return to the big screen and hopefully retain everything that made New Leaf great.
Game Freak, developers of the extremely popular Pokemon series, have a new RPG in the works called Town. It will join the ever expanding list of titles releasing in 2019 and certainly looks interesting.
In truly surprising reveals, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Cloud Version was confirmed for Switch. This title joins Phantasy Star Portable 2 and Resident Evil VII as “cloud” games and it will be interesting to see how it performs. While it is set to release alongside the other versions on Oct. 5, 2018, it has only been confirmed for release on Japan.
After a fair bit of silence, Yoshi’s Crafted World is set to release Spring 2019. It will feature co-op, a cute art style and plenty of charm.
Even though a lot of reveals were for 2019, Idea Factory announced Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for release this Fall. The title will be based off the PlayStation 4 version, include all the DLC and launch for $39.99.
Joining it is the rumored Katamari Damacy Reroll. This remake will include HDR and HD graphics, along with all the quirks of the original. Those interested can snag it on Switch or PC Nov. 30, 2018 or Dec. 8, 2018 for physical.
For those still playing with the Nintendo 3DS, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn was announced. The port includes all the original stages, plus some additional modes featuring familiar faces when it releases in 2019.
And, last but not least, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey will release on Jan. 11, 2019 in NA and Jan. 25, 2019 in EU. The remake will include the beloved game, plus a new side story focusing on Bowser Jr.