All the Details from Today's Nintendo Direct

Audrey Hill
January 12, 2018

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. Boy, was it a good one too!

The World Ends with You, the Nintendo DS Classic, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version will be out later this year and feature reworked touch controls and the option to play with the Joy-Cons, as well as a whole new scenario to play through. The update also brings new outfits for Mario and filters for Snapshot mode. Wave two (March 23) will add fighter Blastoise and support Pokémon Mew and Celebi.

Mario Tennis Aces will be the long-running Mario Tennis franchise's debut on the Switch, and features heightened gameplay along with some new tennis-styled garb that comes off rather classy.

Even better, Mario Tennis Aces will be the first Mario Tennis game since the Game Boy Advance Tennis titles to incorporate a story mode.

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, originally released for Wii U, will include a "beginner-friendy" mode to balance out its infamously hard gameplay.

"Dark Souls: Remastered" is heading to the Nintendo Switch on May 25.

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This not only marks the series' first outing on a Nintendo system, but also the first time it's ever been portable. Telling a brand new story in a new Donkey Kong themed world, players will be able to get in on the jungle-themed action this spring.

It's a competitive online mode that has you hide a balloon somewhere across the world's maps. Joy seems to be a hacker of sorts and owns an LED mask unlike other characters, just like the ones we see in indie game Ruiner and Watch Dogs 2.

The playable characters shown also have sporty new looks. Wave 1 launches January 31st 2018, with wave 2 following on March 23rd. Celeste release date for the Nintendo Switch is January 25. The presentation was heavy on DLC and ports of older games, but what about new stuff?

EA's Fe was also on display as was previously rumored. From obscure JRPGs to unexpected remasters, this brief Switch showcase was light on the big hitters, instead opting to reveal a fairly solid (if safe) roster of Switch releases.

Final Remix is bringing updated visuals, brand-new story chapters and a new control scheme to fit the modern console.

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