Nintendo found another way to make all of us more excited for their future work by hosting Nintendo Direct on Sept. 4, 2019, to showcase their plans for future games, DLC and updates.
The direct started with a trailer for Overwatch, a popular first-person shooter game, that will make an appearance on the Nintendo Switch with new ways to play, such as motion controls.
Then gamers got a new look in Luigi’s Mansion 3. Some new areas are shown off, including a pyramid, pirate restaurant and disco floor levels. A new game mode will also be introduced, ScreamPark, where two teams go head to head in a variety of minigames.
Next, we get some insight on Super Kirby Clash. This game will be about Kirby beating missions, with over 100 missions to complete, there a lot to do. This game was released on the same day as the livestream, so it’s ready to play now.
Many other games were introduced, including Trials of Mana, Return of the Obra Dinn and Little Town Hero. These games were all given release dates, this October and April 2020, but very little information regarding their gameplay was revealed
The next topic tackled by this livestream was if Nintendo will add new characters to SuperSmash Brothers Ultimate. These include Banjo and Kazooie (out now), Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury series) and five more surprises characters (included in a DLC pack).
Next, viewers saw more The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening content. More gameplay is shown, including a new game mode where you can make your own dungeons in this game.
After that, we learned more about Dragon Quest XI S: Echos of an Elusive Age. You can download free DLC the same day it releases, Sept. 27, 2019.
Next, we get some new words on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. This story consists of some flashy battle scenes; think of two pop stars going head to head while they are performing.
After this, we see more gameplay from Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Hi-Rez Studios, where you face numerous challenges to defeat the opposing evil company.
Following was a message from Bethesda. Pete Hines, Global Marketing and Communications employee at Bethesda Softworks, announced they will be remaking and releasing Doom 64. In this game, you fight a multitude of demon-like creatures and experience a terrifying first-person shooter perspective.
After much talk on previous games, the focus shifted to the popular Pokemon game, Sword and Shield. Some new bells and whistles include customization of characters, Pokemon Camp and new Pokemon, including Poltergeist and Cramorany. All of these specs will be available in two months.
Next, Takahashi talked about Nintendo Switch Online. The feature, which was introduced last year, will add many more games to their online platform. These include games such as Super Mario Cart, Stunt Race, Kirby, Starfox and many more that hail from the classic NES era. They will also release a new exclusive controller.
Then we saw new gameplay of the upcoming Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with characters competing in classic Olympic games such as soccer, karate and track.
Next, viewers got a look into the new Daemon X Machina Prologue Demo, where you can fight demons or other villains inside of a robot suit. While missiles fly everywhere, players engage in hand-to-hand combat and complete missions.
After this trailer, it’s revealed that the Star Wars series will be coming to Switch. In Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, you play as Kyle Katarn and are the only fighting chance the New Republic has to stop a rogue Jedi.
Even more games were introduced, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection, Dauntless, Just Dance 2020, GRID Autosports, Farming Simulation, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, NBA 2K20, Call of Cthulhu, The Outer Worlds, Devil May Cry 2 and Vampyr. These will be released in the coming months.
The Direct moves on to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This game takes place on a deserted island, your new home. You’ll look for materials, craft,build new furniture, pass time by fishing or catching bugs and have the ability to play by yourself or with friends. This will all be released in March of 2020.
Finally, Takahashi introduces the last announcement for the live stream, a trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles, Definitive Edition. The trailer shows off some of the in-game scenery, along with shots of the main character. This game will be released sometime in 2020.
Nintendo really outdid themselves this time. There are so many updates and new games coming soon. The future looks bright for Nintendo.