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Nintendo Direct Recap for January 11

Nintendo had a surprise Nintendo Direct today to showcase some upcoming news for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a breakdown of the stuff that was announced.

  • The World Ends with You -Final Remix- announced for the Nintendo Switch. The port of the DS game will include a new “sizable” story scenario. The game is launching at some point in 2018.
  • Pokken Tournament DX is receiving 2 DLC packs featuring new playable and support characters including Blastoise. The first pack will be available January 31. The second pack will be available in March.
  • Kirby Star Allies for the Nintendo Switch was given an official release date of March 16.
  • Hedule Warriors Definitive Edition announced for the Nintendo Switch. This version will include all DLC maps and characters from the Wii U and 3DS versions. The game is slated for a Spring 2018 release date.
  • Mario Tennis Aces, a new Mario Tennis game, was announced. Aces will feature a story mode consisting of varied missions and boss fights. The game is slated for a Spring 2018 release date.
  • Ys VIII is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2018.
  • A free update to Super Mario Odyssey adds a mode that allows players to hide balloons throughout the world and then challenging other players to find them in a short amount of time.
  • SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy was announced. Tag Team Frenzy is a fighting game consisting of a, presumably, all-female cast of characters from SNK franchises. The game is planned for a Summer 2018 release date.
  • Donkey Kong will be added to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle in a DLC pack slated for this spring.
  • Payday 2 was given an official release date. The game will release on February 27.
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is being ported to the Nintendo Switch on May 4. This version will allow players to play as Funky Kong.
  • Dark Souls Remastered was announced. The remastered version of the original Dark Souls includes all DLC and will release on May 25.

What did you think of today’s Nintendo Direct? Let us know in the comments!