All of the News, Trailers and Gameplay from September 13’s Nintendo Direct | Gaming News
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After a week-long delay, Nintendo revealed its September Direct today, featuring a slew of new announcements for Switch and 3DS ranging from brand new announcements to new details about games we already knew about.
In case you missed it, here’s everything we found out:
Animal Crossing for Switch
At long last, Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing for Switch!
We don’t have any details yet, but a short teaser featuring Tom Nook revealed that the game will arrive in 2019, which is more than enough to satisfy our Animal Crossing desire for now.
Isabelle in Smash Bros.
As if one big Animal Crossing announcement wasn’t enough, Nintendo also announced that everybody’s favorite mayoral assistant Isabelle will be a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
A trailer for Isabelle featured some Animal Crossing-inspired attacks like a fishing rod and bucket, and also featured plenty of adorable posing from the universe’s best political pup.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
While we already knew Luigi’s Mansion was headed to 3DS, the Direct kicked off with the announcement of a new Luigi’s Mansion sequel coming to Switch in 2019!
We don’t know much yet, but we do know that Luigi will return, presumably with all new poltergeist to avoid.
We also got a new look at the 3DS version, including two-player co-op and details about its amiibo support.
Final Fantasy 7, 9, 10, 12 and More on Switch
If you’re a Final Fantasy fan who owns a Switch, today is your day.
Alongside Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, which were announced last week, Nintendo revealed even more Final Fantasy games headed to Switch.
Remasters Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD are on the way, as well as Final Fantasy VII and IX, plus a new version of World of Final Fantasy and a new Chocobo Mystery Dungeon game.
For many more details, read all about Switch’s new Final Fantasy games.
Yoshi’s Crafted World Gets a Full Reveal
Over a year after Nintendo showed off a new Yoshi game at E3, we finally have a new look!
Yoshi’s Crafted World is the official title of Yoshi’s Switch debut, and it includes co-op and an adorable stylized new aesthetic.
If you want to know more, read all about the new Yoshi’s Crafted World details.
Nintendo Switch Online Fully Unveiled
We already knew a lot about Nintendo Switch’s online service, which will debut on September 18, but today we got our first look at some of the features in action in a big overview video.
We finally have full details on the NES games included in your subscription, the pricing models available, and much more.
For the full rundown, read about everything we know about Nintendo Switch Online.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle
Alongside the reveal of Isabelle, we also found out about a brand new Nintendo Switch hardware bundle featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The dock will feature Super Smash Bros. Ultimate art and the system will include Joy-Cons bearing the Super Smash Bros. logo!
Check out more photos and read all about the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Switch hardware bundle.
NES-Style Controllers for Switch
Speaking of hardware, Nintendo also showed off some brand new NES-style controllers that will be compatible with Switch.
The controllers can attach to your Switch just like Joy-Cons and will be available in a two-pack for $60 USD, with preorders opening on September 18.
In Japan, Nintendo will release a Famicom-style equivalent, featuring a Famicom design instead of NES colors.
The Famicom version will be available for 5,980 yen in Japan.
New Super Mario Bros. U Coming to Switch
Another one of Wii U’s biggest hits is headed to Switch!
Nintendo announced that a deluxe version of New Super Mario Bros. U is coming to Switch with 164 courses and new playable characters Nabbit and Toadette.
Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will come to Switch in 2019 and will feature all of the content from the original game as well as Super Luigi U.
Katamari Damacy on Switch!
A new remaster of Katamari Damacy is headed to Switch!
Called Katamari Damacy Reroll, the new version is a remaster of the original PlayStation 2 game from 2004 and will add HD rumble, gyro controls, and new multiplayer battles. It’ll arrive on Switch in Winter 2018.
Even More New Games Coming to Switch
Nintendo also ran through a rapid-fire look at seven new games headed to Switch.
Splatoon 2’s Next Update
A stylish new trailer revealed the newest update for Splatoon 2, including new weapons from the Kensa Collection and a tease of new features to come.
Nintendo says version 4.1 will include a new stage, new songs, and even more new weapons, all coming in early October.
Tabletop Games on Nintendo Switch
Asmodee Digital revealed a new suite of tabletop games for Switch. Carcassonne, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, and Pandemic are headed to Switch soon and new gameplay showed off what they’ll look like on Nintendo’s console.
Games based on Catan and Munchkin were also teased, but we didn’t get any footage just yet.
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn for 3DS
A port of Wii classic Kirby’s Epic Yarn is coming to 3DS in 2019.
All of the stages from the Wii original are included, along with new abilities for Kirby and a new “Devilish Mode.”
A New Game from the Developers of Pokemon
Game Freak revealed a brand new game with the working title Town, a turn-based RPG that will come to Switch in 2019.
All of Town will take place in a single town (hence the name) and other townspeople can be summoned to join you in battle.
Seven Capcom Classics Coming to Switch
Capcom revealed the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, which will come to Switch on September 18.
The bundle includes seven classic fighters: Final Fight, Captain Commando, The King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and Battle Circuit.
The set will offer local and online multiplayer, which is convenient since it launches on the same day as Nintendo Switch Online.
Civilization 6 on Switch Gets Its First Trailer
While Civilization 6 was revealed for Switch last week, today we got a new video tease!
The trailer didn’t show off much, but did confirm the details from last week, including a November 16 release date.
Cities: Skylines Available Now on Switch
Surprise! Cities: Skylines comes to Nintendo Switch today alongside all previously-released DLC.
Included updates are After Dark and Snowfall, and you can pick it up in the eShop right now.
Star Fox’s Wolf in Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Another familiar character from Star Fox will join Ubisoft’s space combat adventure, but this time it’s not a friendly face.
Star Fox’s arch nemesis Wolf appeared at the end of a new trailer, and will appear as a foe for team Star Fox during missions in Starlink.
Assassin’s Creed Streaming on Switch in Japan
In the Japanese Nintendo Direct, Ubisoft showed off a version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that will be playable on Switch as a streamable game.
This follows similar streamable versions of Resident Evil 7 and Phantasy Star Online 2 for Switch in Japan earlier this year.
If that wasn’t enough for you, you can find a massive amount of new information on Smash in our exhaustive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wiki, and find our impressions and reactions to the Direct in a brand new episode of our weekly Nintendo podcast Nintendo Voice Chat.
Andrew is Tech’s executive editor of news and just wishes he was able to include Mother 3 on this list. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter.