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Nintendo Direct Recap - September 4 2019

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Nintendo Direct Recap September 4

Nintendo just held another Direct yesterday with plenty of reveals to tide us over for the rest of the year and beyond, both new and old. There was the usual mix of new details for already announced titles as well as brand new announcements to keep us anticipating the next few months and part way into 2020.

Without much ado, let us rapid fire list off each announcement one by one:

  • Overwatch Legendary Edition kicked off the presentation, coming October 15th. Motion controls were shown off, exclusive to the Switch release.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 was shown again, showcasing some of the areas in the game as well as a new 8-player mode called ScreamPark. It will release on October 31st, spooky!
  • Super Kirby Clash, a new free-to-start multiplayer game where you take on jobs with three other players to take on various challenges.
  • Trials of Mana is shown off again, now featuring English voice acting unlike the E3 reveal. The new gameplay style is shown off in particular, deviating from the overhead style of the original Super Famicom game.
  • Return of the Obra Dinn, critically acclaimed, stylish indie game is coming to Switch this fall.
  • Game Freak’s Town is shown again, now called Little Town Hero. Toby Fox of Undertale fame is confirmed to be working on the soundtrack.
  • Banjo & Kazooie is out right now in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, guh-huh! Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury takes the stage as the fourth Fighter’s Pass character for Ultimate too.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has another showcase, with the full details of amiibo support being shown. Player customised Chamber Dungeons can be saved on any compatible Zelda or Smash Bros. amiibo to take to another copy of the game.
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition has another reminder of its release on September 27th.
  • Now this is a surprise performance, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is announced, with new story content and a brand new song added to the list. It releases on January 17th, with pre-load available right now.
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise and a new version of the original game, Deadly Premonition Origins, are revealed one after the other. Origins is available right now, while the sequel is due for a 2020 release.
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition is available for purchase on eShop right now.
  • DOOM 64 finally has its first re-release ever on November 22nd.
  • Rogue Company, a new IP from Hi-Rez Studios, brings 5-on-5 online shooter multiplayer in 2020.
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield gets four new reveals, including two new Pokemon and a camping mode to bond with your Pokemon.
  • Nintendo Switch Online adds SNES games to the roster, with 20 games right off the bat, including favourites like Super Mario World and games never before re-released like Stunt Race FX, full list shown below.

Switch Online SNES Games

  • Tetris 99 gets a new hardcore mode with Tetris Invictus, as well as new daily missions and a second wave of paid DLC with 2 player local play against the CPU. A physical package with all the DLC is due for release September 6th.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has a new 2D retro events and a story mode with Mario, Sonic, Bowser and Eggman trapped inside a video game based on the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • Daemon X Machina has a new prologue demo out now where you can play the beginning of the game and have your save data carry over to the full release, coming out September 13th.
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast comes to the Switch for the first time on September 24th.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition has another trailer, it will release on October 15th.
  • Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection is announced, with both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue bundled together. It will release on December 6th.
  • Dauntless, a free-to-play survival RPG, is due to come to Switch in 2020.
  • A montage of upcoming Switch games is shown, with Just Dance 2020, GRID Autosport, Farming Simulator 20, Ni No Kuni, NBA 2K20, Call of Cthulhu, The Outer Worlds, Devil May Cry 2 and Vampyr.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a new trailer, showing off a multitude of new features, due to release March 20th 2020.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition gets a surprise reveal at the end of the Direct. New character models are shown and a new area is possibly teased at the end. It is due to release in 2020.

No other reveals were shown in the Direct, but it was immediately followed up by a special video from Sakurai showing off Banjo & Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of their release (marginally).

New Mii Fighter costumes are shown off for:

  • Goemon from Mystical Ninja Goemon
  • Proto Man from Mega Man
  • Zero from Mega Man X
  • Team Rocket from Pokemon
  • Sans from Undertale, including a new remix of MEGALOVANIA by Toby Fox

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