Nintendo Direct Recap 1/11/18 - A Big Surprise That Everyone Saw Coming

The port will also feature local and online co-operative gaming with "full touch-screen support" for navigating the game's menu screen.

Most surprising of all, Nintendo seems to understand how to release DLC without making anyone angry. This wave will include the battle character Blastoise along with Mew and Celebi as a support set. Right now, in their Eshop, there are two free demos you can try: Kirby Battle Royale on 3DS and Dragon Quest Builders on Switch. Is should work well with the portable multiplayer attributes of the Nintendo Switch when it arrives in Spring.

The platforming action title will deliver the same copycat powers as well as a few new ones, such as the ability to recruit up to three enemies. The title is coming out this spring. If you didn't pick up Ys VIII on PlayStation 4 in 2016, look for it this summer on Switch. Add to that the reveal of new copy abilities in Kirby Star Allies, and it looks like Nintendo is going to keep this string of first party releases going strong as we make our way deeper into 2018.

Super Mario Odyssey updateSuper Mario Odyssey is getting an update that will see Luigi sending you into various balloon-centric competitive modes.

Mario Tennis Aces is a brand new Mario Tennis game coming to Switch in 2018. The update will hit Nintendo Switch this February. Select from a cast of butt-kicking heroines, as the name entails, and throwdown with opponents in tag-team matches that require more than just taking down HP. Finally, the Pokemon spin-off with catch two DLC Waves through its Battle Pack. It's coming this summer. The company has also promised to update Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle with a Donkey Kong DLC pack.

Payday 2 will be launching with exclusive character Joy, a Japanese heister with a LED powered changing mask. The game thrusts players into the geometric world of Fe with very little guidance or instruction.

"Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home console in history, and Nintendo is not taking our foot off the gas in 2018", said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement.

Celeste - This pixelated action platformer lets players jump, climb and fall through a unsafe ascent on Celeste Mountain. It's coming January 25. The first game came out late 2011 and is often regarded to be one of the hardest games of all time.

Say what you will about Wii U ports on the Switch, but it's definitely bringing critically acclaimed titles to a much larger audience.

A Nintendo Switch bearing Funky Kong, Mario in his tennis gear and Marth from the Fire Emblem games.

  • Arturo Norris