Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018


Boy, was it a good one too!

Nintendo are riding high after Switch enjoyed one of the finest first-year lineups of any video game system in history.

There's no specific launch date outside of "2018".

Or it could just be Nintendo hiding things away behind the curtain, as it prepares to blindside us with more dazzling products. And Dark Souls on the Nintendo Switch? The Definitive Edition will bring enhanced visuals and new content.

Dark Souls Remastered will be released on May 25th, 2018 and will essentially be the original game, but this time with nicer graphics.

Third-party developers shied away from the Wii U, but can't wait to get their games on the Switch. Here's a list of the biggest upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive games. Importantly, the system launched with a strong lineup of titles. The games that released for the 3DS and Wii U (Open and Ultra Smash) were both poorly received due to their lack of content, whereas the earlier games were critically acclaimed and typically featured a story mode. Not quite Wimbledon, then. It'll be smashing down with split screen multiplayer in Spring 2018.

Who doesn't love the fluff ball that is Kirby?

In recent news, eighteen placeholders of products not yet announced for Switch had emerged, the Gamestop store has in its catalog six spaces to identify, all related to the Nintendo console. Fighting game fans won't get new full games, but they will get the odd SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy this summer and revived 16-bit ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting today on the Nintendo eShop.

The Nintendo/Koei Tecmo title wasn't incredible by any stretch, but the Wii U and 3DS certainly catered to hardcore fans of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. I personally know at least two people who have been waiting to get a Switch specifically until the announcement of this game. You could essentially think of these balloons as an infinite number of power moons to search for while also including leaderboards to give you extra incentive to play the mode frequently.

During the Nintendo Direct Mini yesterday, a Switch version of The World Ends with You, often acronymed TWEWY, was announced. So what should you expect here? As with any platforming title, Fe will see players take on a fox by the name of Fe. U is the more popular Mario game for the Wii U, Super Mario 3D World is my personal favorite. It's coming Spring 2018. Thanks Nintendo for the latest announcements. Celeste provided the Nindie presence with a pixelated platformer reminiscent of titles of yore. This one is expected to drop on 25 January.