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September 13 Nintendo Direct Recap

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September 6 13 Nintendo Direct recap

The sheer number of games presented in today's Nintendo Direct is almost overwhelming. We've already talked about Luigi's Mansion 3, Isabelle in Smash Ultimate, and a new Animal Crossing coming to Switch. But the direct was 40 minutes long and jam-packed with information.

Animal Crossing Switch Reveal

What about Game Freak's brand new RPG? Cities: Skylines, Civilization VI, and Settler's of Catan? Seven Final Fantasy games? Updates for Splatoon 2 and Mario Tennis Aces? A Smash Switch bundle? Release dates for several 3DS games? If you want all the details, you can watch the full direct below. Otherwise, here's our shortlist:

Luigi's Mansion 3 Logo

    • Luigi's Mansion 3 is coming to Switch in 2019. It's a brand new Switch game (name not final). That's all the information we have.
    • Animal Crossing is getting a new game on Switch in 2019 as well. It's a brand new title, but that's all the information we have.
    • Isabelle is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter. She's not an echo fighter, she's got her own moveset. She joins villager as an Animal Crossing representative.
    • Nintendo Switch Online will launch on September 18. You'll need the subscription to play games online starting next week. It's $20 a year and you'll get to play some NES games with online components. There's even a set of of two NES controllers for Switch that snap-on like Joy-cons if that's your thing.
    • New Super Mario Bros. Uis getting a Deluxe version on Switch. It's got everything from the original game and New Super Luigi U and you can paly as Nabbit and Toadette as well.
    • Yoshi's Crafted World is the name of the Yoshi game announced last year. It's got a Paper Mario/Kirby's Epic Yarn type aesthetic and is launching in Spring 2019.
    • There's a bundle coming for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For $359.99 you get the Switch (with decals on the dock and joy-cons) and a download code for the game.
    • Super Mario Party is launching October 5. All 80 of the game's mini-games are brand new.
    • TOWN is the new RPG from Game Freak (creators of Pokémon). The whole game takes place in the same village and has you defending said village from monsters. It's coming to Switch in 2019.
    • Civilization VI is getting a Nintendo Switch version. It's got LAN multiplayer and launches on November 16.
    • Cities: Skylines is out on Nintendo eShop right now!
    • Mega Man 11 is coming to Switch on October 2 and is compatible with both Mega Man amiibo.
    • Splatoon 2 is getting a Versino 4 update in October. New weapons, stages, and music are coming.
    • Mario Tennis Aces version 2.0 update is coming on September 19. Four new characters are playable: Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, and Petey Piranha.
    • Diablo III: Eternal Collection got a November 2 release date.
    • Starline: Battle for Atlas from Ubisoft features Fox, Falco, Slippy, Peppy, and Wolf. It's coming to Switch on October 16.
    • Seven Final Fantasy games are coming to Switch in the near future. FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY IX and X/X-2 HD Remaster, FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE, FINAL FANTASY XV Pocket Edition HD, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!, and FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition.
    • Kirby's Epic Yarn is getting a 3DS port in 2019.
    • Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey is coming January 11.
    • Luigi's Mansion 3DS remake will be available on October 12. It features two player local co-op.
    • YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS is getting free update in the form of "Moon Rabbit Crew" on September 27.

That's not even all! There were plenty of smaller announcements, third party games, and footage worth watching. So go ahead and give this direct a watch, it was a good one!

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