Nintendo Released almost a Dozen Big New Games for Switch

The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its "Direct" videos. Since the Direct appeared this morning, your friends at Mammoth Gamers have summarized the biggest stories to come out. New updates, DLC, remasters, and re-releases were among the highlights. The first wave, coming out on January 31, will introduce Aegislash and a support set for Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. From March 23rd Blastoise will be added as a playable Pokémon, while Mew and Celebi will be support Pokémon. Both waves can be purchased right now.

The game launches later this year, though Nintendo did not detail a more specific release window. Definitive Edition, Payday 2, and Kirby Star Allies leading the pack. The demo can be downloaded from the eShop and played docked or portably.

Not only that, the Ultimate Edition will also include Breath Of the Wild themed costumes and couch co-op. Nintendo being Nintendo, the game still comes with two-player co-op, but players can utilize spit Joy-Cons to play together.

The standout ports include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Starting with new games, Nintendo unveiled Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch.

All in all, Nintendo 3DS continues to sell at a high rate, although the lack of releases this 2018 makes likely that the platform will see a considerable drop this year, and the same can be said for the PlayStation Vita. Mario Tennis Aces will also feature a new story campaign, something that has been absent from the series since Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance.

Super Mario Odyssey will be getting a free update next month.

Super Mario Odyssey will also be receiving a new game mode, a free update introducing Balloon World. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter. Luigi hosts Balloon World, where you're given 30 seconds to hide a balloon somewhere on a stage, or find one that someone else has hidden. Nintendo's monkey will be able to use a boomerang banana to bash baddies. It's coming Spring 2018. Remastered to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, here's what you'll be able to play on your Nintendo Switch soon.

The DS version of the game utilized the console's unique features, such as shouting through the microphone, performing motions on the touchscreen, so it will be interesting to see what the Switch version of the game will be bringing to the table. Which games are you most looking forward to on the Nintendo Switch?

Stay tuned to IGN for more as it's revealed.

The game will feature local and online multiplayer, touch-screen controls, and HD rumble.

The Nintendo Switch version of Payday 2 will receive a timed exclusive character named Joy.

PayDay 2 will cost $49.99 Dollars when it hits the Nintendo Switch on February 28. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is out on the Nintendo Switch this summer. There's Assist Mode which lets you tweak different facets of its difficulty such as pace and damage taken along with B-side chapters that have greater challenges. Dark Souls will be released on May 25.

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