Nintendo Direct has come and gone, leaving millions of gamers buzzing in anticipation of what’s to come in the near future. Owners of Nintendo’s hit hybrid console aren’t the only ones joining in on the hype, as quite a few of the game reveals were for titles that would be headed to various other consoles as well. That being said, let’s see check out the biggest names that were unveiled during the recent live stream.
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Discover a whole new region in Splatoon 3
Nintendo’s first-party blockbuster Splatoon is finally getting its third instalment on the Switch sometime next year and is set to include new inkling and octoling designs, fresh stages and weapons, and a brand new sun-soaked region called Splatlands.
Mario Golf: Super Rush marks Mario and the gang’s return to the fairway
Mario Golf: Super Rush will be the fan-favourite plumber’s first outing on Nintendo’s hybrid console and promises to bring up to 4-player local and online multiplayer along with tons of new features and game modes.
Speed Golf, for example, has players teeing off simultaneously then making a mad dash through the course to get their ball in first. Mario Golf: Super Rush is due for release on the Switch this June 25.
Project Triangle Strategy brings Octopath traveller to the tactical RPG space
Project Triangle Strategy (working title) is pretty much what it would look like if Final Fantasy Tactics and Octopath Traveller had a baby. The game borrows heavily from the latter’s distinct graphical style but forgoes its turn-based RPG combat system in favour of a traditional tactical RPG style akin to Tactics Ogre and FF Tactics. Project Triangle Strategy is slated for release next year, though a demo is already available for the Switch on the Nintendo e-shop.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword returns in HD
Legend of Zelda fans may not have received the Breath of the Wild sequel news they so desperately wanted, but that’s not to say that they don’t have something worth being excited about. Nintendo just announced that they’re bringing back the critically-acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the Switch, complete with updated visuals and more control options. Expect the HD remaster this July 16.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection brings back all sorts of ninja mayhem
Developer Team Ninja and publisher Koei Tecmo broke the news that everyone’s favourite ninja Ryu Hayabusa is making a comeback along with all of his most recent adventures. Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will include remastered versions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and all related DLCs. The compilation is primed for release this June 10 for the PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam.