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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.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's awakening - Nintendo Switch

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.

Astral Chain

  • 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.

Tetris 99

  • A new online puzzle-royale twist on Tetris available to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online.
  • Available now.

Delta Rune

  • 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.

Super Mario Maker 2 - Nintendo Switch

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
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