Nintendo announces a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in a packed Nintendo Direct.
Last night’s Nintendo Direct saw Deputy General Manager, Yoshiaki Koizumi, power through a torrent of new Nintendo Switch game announcements and release dates.
The broadcast opened with the reveal of Super Mario Maker 2 and closed with the unexpected news of a Nintendo Switch remake of the classic Nintendo Game Boy game, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
In between, there were updates on Dragon Quest XII S, a new BoxBoy game, new Starfox DLC for Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered, a new title from PlatinumGames, and plenty more.
Aside from the obvious crowd pleasers, there was also the reveal and release of Tetris 99, a new free game for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Here a quick roundup of everything announced on yesterday’s Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo Direct Announcements – February 13, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2
- Release date: June 2019.
- A follow-up to the Wii U hit with new gameplay tools and a revised interface.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Release date: Summer 2019.
- Supports 4 player online and local multiplayer.
BoxBoy! and Box Girl!
- Release date: April 26, 2019.
- Features 270 new stages.
- Includes a bonus Qudy game.
- Features two player co-op.
Smash Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Update Ver. 3.0 release coming in Spring, 2019.
- New amiibo coming this year: Simon, Squirtle, Pokémon Trainer and Ivysaur.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
- Two player co-op mode is available now via a free update.
- Paid DLC released on March 14 which adds 18 new challenges and five new courses.
- Release date: August 30, 2019.
- New action game from PlatinumGames, directed by NieR:Automata‘s Takahisa Taura.
Dragon Quest XI S – Echoes of an Elusive Age
- Release date: Autumn, 2019.
- Includes English and Japanese audio, plus HD and 16-bit style visuals.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas DLC
- Release date: April, 2019.
- New StarFox DLC featuring Peppy, Falco, and Slippy, plus new missions and starship races.
Rune Factory 4 Special
- Release date: 2019.
- Rune Factory 5 also confirmed to be in development.
- Release date: Summer.
- A new game from Tokyo RPG Factory.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
- Release date: March 29, 2019.
- A free demo coming to the Nintendo eShop before release.
Fire Emblem Three Houses
- Release date: July 26, 2019.
- A new online puzzle-royale twist on Tetris available to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online.
- Available now.
- Release date: February 28, 2019.
- Chapter 1 will be available for free.
Daemon X Machina
- Release date: Summer 2019.
- Prototype Missions are now available for a limited time via the Nintendo eShop.
Other upcoming Nintendo Switch releases
- Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (+Liberation and DLC) – May, 2019
- Bloodstained Ritual of the Night – Summer
- Dead by Daylight – Fall 2019
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – July 12, 2019
- Disney Tsum Tsum Festival – 2019
- GRID Autosport – Summer 2019
- Hellblade: Senua’s Scarifice – Spring 2019
- Mortal Kombat 11 – April 23, 2019
- Unravel Two – March 22, 2019