Nintendo Direct mini Write-up (1/11/18)

Posted on Thursday, January 11th 2018 at 8:20 p.m.

I can’t believe it.  Finally a Nintendo Direct to kick off the new year.  No there are no online plan details or anything fancy… but what’s here is good enough to satisfy some folks.  Let’sa GOOOOOOOOooooo!

The World Ends With You Remix (Switch)

  • Touch controls or joy con controls
  • New scenario added
  • Available this year

Pokken Tournament DX (Switch)

  • Aegislash, Mega Rayquaza, Mimikyu and more coming in paid DLC battle pack 1
    • Available January 31, 2018
  • Blastoise, Mew, Celebi and coming in paid DLC battle pack 2
    • Available March 23, 2018
  • Also contain avatar packs

Kirby Star Allies (Switch)

  • New abilities added (Artist + Spider)
  • Friend combine abilities
  • 4 player co-op
  • Available March 16, 2018

Kirby Battle Royale (3DS)

  • Demo available now

Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

  • Demo available now

Hyrule Warriors: Definite Edition (Switch)

  • Brings every map and character from Wii U and 3DS version
  • Full 1080p docked
  • Split joy con enabled for off screen play
  • Breath of the Wild outfits for Link and Zelda added
  • Available Spring 2018

Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

  • Story Mode added again
    • Missions, boss battles, and more
  • Available Spring 2018

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (Switch)

  • Base building and monster hunting
  • Available Summer 2018

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

  • Download update and beat main story
  • Balloon World added
  • Hide it mode (30 seconds to hide a balloon)
  • Find it mode (30 seconds to find a hidden balloon)
  • 3 new outfits (Sunshine Shades & Outfit, Musician Hat & Outfit, Knight Helmet & Armor)
  • Snapshot mode filters added also
  • Available February 2018

SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy (Switch)

  • Dream finishers
  • Customizable fighters
  • Available Summer 2018

ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 (Switch)

  • Available today on eShop

Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch)

  • New character added (Donkey Kong)
  • Paid DLC
  • Available Spring 2018

Payday 2 (Switch)

  • Available February 27, 2018

Fe

  • Available February 16, 2018

Celeste

  • Climb any environment if you have the stamina
  • Available January 25, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Topical Freeze (Switch)

  • Port from Wii U
  • Funky Kong added as an additional character (borderline Easy Mode character)
  • 2 player co-op off screen (split joy con enabled) and on
  • Available May 4, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered (Switch)

  • Available May 25, 2018

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