Here’s What’s New For Nintendo Switch From Today’s Nintendo Direct
Even if you were able to catch April’s Nintendo Direct, the news came so rapidly you may have missed it in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the new announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct for Nintendo Switch:
(Information will be updated as it becomes available)
Arms — Releasing June 16
Nintendo’s brand new fighting IP Arms is only a few months away from launch. According to Nintendo, the game is set to release on June 16, 2017.
Alongside the release date announcement, Nintendo also revealed a new character. Check out the game’s (extended) trailer below:
Splatoon 2 — Releasing July 21
We are fresh out of Splatoon 2’s Global Test Fire, and we now have a confirmed release date for the third-person shooter: July 21.
Alongside the announcement of the release date, Nintendo revealed a new co-op gameplay mode in Splatoon 2 — Salmon Run. Check out the trailer for that below:
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenge — Releasing May 26
Street Fighter fans have gotten official confirmation that Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenge will be coming to Nintendo Switch on May 26, 2017.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition — Releasing May 11
With very little surprise to anyone, Minecraft is spreading to another console — this time Nintendo Switch. Only pretty recently did Minecraft come over to Wii U, but there had been or rumor about it on Nintendo’s fledgling console until now.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will come packed in with the Super Mario Mash-Up pack and new multiplayer options. Players can expect it on the to see the game on Nintendo eShop on May 11, and later physically on store shelves.
Sonic Forces — Releasing Winter 2017
For all the Sonic fans still (surprisingly) out there, Sonic will be getting two different titles on Nintendo Switch. The first being the 3D Sonic Forces, which highlights Sonic teaming up with a new ally.
Sonic Forces launches on Nintendo Switch this Winter.
Sonic Mania — Releasing Summer 2017
Meanwhile, a more traditional Sonic games comes out this summer — sporting retro 2D graphics and classic gameplay, Sonic Mania aims toward those looking to remember the Blue Blur from this glory years.
Disgaea 5 Complete — Releasing May 23
For all the JRPG fans who own a Nintendo Switch, the definitive version of Disgaea 5 is coming out on May 23. More interestingly, a demo or the game will be making its round on the eShop soon
Check out the trailer below:
NEOGEO Masterpieces — Starting April 13
A collection of NEOGEO games will be slowly making their way to Nintendo Switch’s eShop, beginning April 13. With games such as Samurai Showdown IV, Fatal Fury, and The Kind of Fighters ’99, keep an eye out for some arcadey classics in the near future.
Puyo Puyo Tetris — Releasing April 25
While we already knew about Puyo Puyo Tetris and its release date, but a demo for the game is available now. Check out a series of different tutorials from SEGA below:
Monopoly — Releasing Fall 2017
In one of the more dry announcements, Nintendo revealed that a six-player game of Monopoly will be coming to Nintendo Switch this Fall as — you guessed it — Monopoly for Nintendo Switch. Check out the trailer for the game below:
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition — Releasing 2017
In a bit of a bizarre move, Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition will be heading to Nintendo Switch. The game originally launched on Nintendo Wii U close to that launch window. This definitive version of the famed platformer includes “an exclusive Kung Foot experience” with Solo Mode and eight player tournaments.
Sine Mora EX — Releasing Summer 2017
The THQ Nordic and Grasshopper Manufacture shmup title Sine Mora EX will be heading to Nintendo Switch this summer. Check out the new trailer, below:
Battle Chasers: Nightwar — Late Summer 2017
In a new announcement, Battle Chasers: Nightwar was announced alongside a launch window. The game is a stylistic, turn-based compat game “in a classic JRPG format.” The game is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in late summer this year.
Check out the reveal trailer below:
PAYDAY 2 — Releasing Winter 2017
In likely the biggest surprise announcement, PAYDAY 2 will be heading to Nintendo Switch in Winter 2017. This will include four-player co-op to bring in some pretty big heists.
NAMCO MUSEUM — Releasing Summer 2017
This Summer, NAMCO MUSEUM will be coming over to Nintendo Switch bring the arcadey classics that everyone expects: Pac-Man, Galaga, Rolling Thunder, just to name a few. Check out the trailer below
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star — Releasing July 25
Last but not least, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star will be heading to Nintendo Switch on July 25, 2017. The Nintendo Switch version will even be the definitive edition, sporting all the 35 paid DLC costumes and a brand new outfit.