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Everything announced in September’s Nintendo Direct

New Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion games are revealed in a jam-packed Nintendo Direct.

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New Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion games revealed in a jam-packed Nintendo Direct.

Hosted by Shinya Takahashi, last night’s Nintendo Direct detailed a number of upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS. The 35 minute presentation also outlined the Nintendo Switch Online service, which launches next week.

The presentation was topped and tailed by two first-party game announcements for the Switch: Luigi’s Mansion 3, and a new Animal Crossing game. Both are due in 2019.

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Also revealed was the immediate release of the Cities: Skylines, Colossal Order’s fantastic city building simulation, and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition.

Final Fantasy fans can also look forward to Chocobo’s Mystery DungeonFinal Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeFinal Fantasy VII, IX, XX2, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered coming Switch in the next year.

Elsewhere, there was a new RPG announced from Pokémon developer, Game Freak, exclusive Star Fox missions for Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and amiibo support for Diablo III.

All in all we’d say this Nintendo Direct was worth the wait. Here’s the full list of announcements and release dates.

Games and Release dates

Nintendo Switch

  • Cities Skylines – Nintendo Switch Edition – Out now
  • NBA 2K19 – Out now
  • Splatoon 2 – Ver 4 update coming soon
  • Carcassone, Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game, and Pandemic – Coming soon
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD – Out Now
  • Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – Seven game compilation Including FInal Fight and King of Dragons – September 18
  • Mario Tennis Aces – Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, Petey Piranha coming soon. Ver 2 – September 19
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country – September 21
  • FIFA 19 – September 28
  • Mega Man 11 – October 2
  • Super Mario Party – October 5
  • The World Ends with You – October 12
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas – October 16
  • Lego DC Super-Villians – October 16
  • Just Dance 2019 – October 23
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate Hardware Bundle – November 2
  • Diablo III Eternal Collection – November 2
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima – November 6
  • Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu! and Eevee! – November 16
  • New Pokémon Nintendo Switch Bundles – November 16 (Read more)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – November 16
  • Warframe – November
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 – Fall
  • Isabelle comes to Super Bros Ultimate – December
  • Katamari Demarcy Reroll – Winter
  • Team Sonic Racing – Winter
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon – Winter
  • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Inc Super Luigi U) – January 11, 2019
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World – Spring 2019
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered – 2019
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – 2019
  • Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, and X2 – 2019
  • Town (Working Title) – 2019
  • Daemon X Machina – 2019
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – 2019
  • New Animal Crossing – 2019

Nintendo 3DS

  • Luigi’s Mansion – Out October 12
  • Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey – Out January 11, 2019
  • Yo-Kai Watch Blasters – Free update on September 7, 2019
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – 2019

Nintendo Switch Online

  • Begins September 18, 2018
  • Includes online play
  • NES Online library, games can be played online
  • Save cloud data for selected games
  • Smartphone app connection – voice chat
  • Special offers – including chargeable NES controllers style controllers

You can keep up to date on all the games coming to Nintendo consoles, as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by visiting our New Releases page.

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