There were a ton of great announcements and reveals for yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. A lot of them we didn’t see coming, while others were known about ahead of time. This Nintendo Direct was mostly showcasing 2019 Nintendo Switch releases, but that didn’t stop a flurry of next year’s games from being shown. Overwatch for Nintendo Switch kicked things off for the Direct, and we even got some new info on Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, as well as new info for Luigi’s Mansion 3 and a Xenoblade Chronicles remake.
There were a lot of announcements yesterday, so lets jump into it. The biggest announcements from September’s Nintendo Direct can be seen below. We’d be surprised if Nintendo didn’t look farther into 2020 later in the year, but stay tuned for more info on that.
Overwatch Is Coming To Nintendo Switch
After a brief accessory leak last week on Amazon, it was assumed that the hit hero shooter from Activision Blizzard was heading to Switch. That was confirmed with an announcement trailer and release date at the beginning of the Nintendo Direct. Overwatch heads to Nintendo Switch on October 15th both physically and digitally for $39.99. The physical release actually isn’t physical, and opts to include a digital download code in the box. However, the boxed version does come with a three month subscription for Nintendo’s online service. Check out the reveal below.
Little Hero Town Launches In October
The new title from Pokemon developer Game Freak is officially revealed as Little Hero Town. The new title is set in a small village on the edge of the world, and will feature a soundtrack from Undertale composer Toby Fox. Check out the reveal trailer below.
New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters
Banjo Kazooie was available immediately following the Nintendo Direct, but Nintendo also revealed the next character that will hit that acclaimed fighter’s roster as Terry Brogard from Fatal Fury. Banjo Kazooie can be purchased separately or as part of the Fighter Pass.
SNES Titles Are Finally Coming To Nintendo Switch Online
It took long enough, but SNES titles have finally hit the Nintendo Online service. Launching later today, there will be 20 games available for those that subscribe to the service:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Star Fox
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Brawl Brothers
- Breath of Fire
- Demon’s Crest
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
- Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
- Super Puyo Puyo 2 (available for the first time in the U.S.)
- Super Soccer
- Super Tennis
Nintendo even announced a special SNES controller that will be Switch compatible for those that want to relive the glory days.
Recapture the original feel of these #SNES games with a wireless Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller! Coming soon to purchase as a special offer exclusively for paid #NintendoSwitchOnline members. pic.twitter.com/uIZ71whb5s
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 4, 2019
A Number Of Unexpected Releases
Nintendo revealed a number of titles heading to the Switch during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. Some of them I wasn’t expecting, but I’m pretty happy about. Award winning Return of the Obra Dinn lands on Nintendo Switch sometime this fall. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore will include new music and story content when it releases early next year. There are also a number of ports coming: Doom 64, Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast, Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Deadly Premonition, and Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection. Deadly Premonition will be followed by a sequel as well, as fans have been clamoring for a follow up to the cult classic. Finally, Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection will include ACIV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue in addition to all DLC and motion controls for both games.
There were some other announcements too, so if you want to check out the entirety of Nintendo’s September 4th Nintendo Direct, you can check that out below.