Nintendo has no need for presentation. They hit you with game after game after game until you’re overwhelmed. So, in that spirit, I’m going to hit you with game after game after game.

New DLC fighters for Smash Ultimate. The Hero from Dragon Age XI, with alternate skins of the other Dragon Age characters. He (they?) come out this summer.

And, probably more exciting for American Smash players, Banjo and Kazooie, who have been rumored and theorized in Smash for the past three installments. The bear and bird show up in Fall 2019.

We saw footage from Luigi’s Mansion 3. The game looks to be multiple times larger than the first two games, and includes an eight player mode. It comes out in 2019.

A little more for Link’s Awakening, including a simplified, Mario Maker-esque dungeon maker. I’m interested to see how it plays into the full game, or if it’s an alternate game mode. The game releases on September 20th this year.

A surprising release on Switch is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. From the trailer, the graphics take a nosedive, which could draw some people away, but the writing in these games has always been strongest. Pops out in 2019.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out of the gate with new footage and a hint at the “story” (never really important). You’ll be on a tropical island with just Tom Nook and family. I would guess villagers start moving in as you develop the island. It comes out March 20th, 2020.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was briefly shown. Never played these games, but I figure to be shown at Nintendo’s E3 it must be good enough. It releases in November of this year.

And, to wrap up the Direct, Nintendo showed some spooky and very Majora’s Mask-y footage from the next mainline Zelda game. Looks to be using the same engine and graphics as Breath of the Wild, as well as the same setting. Most importantly, however, is that Zelda got a haircut. No title or any other details released, but it’s good to know they’re working on it and have a concept ready.

As for the rest of the games, I’ll list them and their release dates as I could find them below.

Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition S – September 27th, 2019

Dark Crystal Game Ages of Resistance Tactics – 2019

Trials of Mana Remake – Early 2020

Collection of Mana – Available Later Today

Fire Emblem Three Houses – July 26th, 2019

Resident Evil 5 and 6 on Switch – Fall 2019

No More Heroes III – 2020

Contra Rogue Corps – September 24th, 2019

Contra Anniversary Collection – Available Later Today

Daemon x Machina – September 13th, 2019

Panzer Dragon – Winter 2019

Astral Chain – August 30th, 2019

Empire of Sin – Spring 2020

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 – July 19th, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule – June 13th, 2019

Spyro Reignited Trilogy – September 3rd, 2019

Hollow Knight: Silksong – No Release Date

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – September 20th, 2019

Minecraft Dungeons – Spring 2020

The Elder Scrolls: Blades – Fall 2019

My Friend Pedro – June 20th, 2019

Doom Eternal – No Release Date

The Sinking City – Fall 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood – July 26th, 2019

Dead by Daylight – September 24th, 2019

Alien Isolation – 2019

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition – Winter 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 – July 12th, 2019

Stranger Things 3: The Game – July 4th, 2019

Just Dance 2020 – November 5th, 2019

Catan – June 20th, 2019

New Super Lucky’s Tale – Fall 2019

Dauntless – Late 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 – June 28th, 2019


Short and sweet. Nintendo Directs trim the fat and just deliver you games.


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