Nintendo Direct showcases new games, updates and remasters

Gamers will have to wait a while for more details to emerge about the upcoming titles.

One analyst said Nintendo had completely turned its business around.

Super Mario Odyssey is getting a free update that adds a new post-game online mode.

Nintendo has many other games planned for the Switch this year.

"In the case of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, it was already released on the Wii U", he pointed out. The title is scheduled for a 4 May launch.

As Nintendo mentions, this new game appears to be a return of sorts to the GBA's Mario Tennis: Power Tour, which featured a surprisingly-deep RPG-like story.

The game adds a new story mode where you can fight bosses. Not quite Wimbledon, then. It's Nintendo's big release ahead of Easter 2018, so there's a lot riding on it.

Who doesn't love the fluff ball that is Kirby?

Kirby Star Allies - What's better than Nintendo's cute puff of pink fluff? New content for a 10-year-old game? You can see what the gameplay is like with the launch trailer below. Kirby can ensnare enemies in spider webs and hurl new friend hearts at enemies to turn them into friends. I personally know at least two people who have been waiting to get a Switch specifically until the announcement of this game. The graphics have been revamped as well and are better-optimized for the Switch's much higher-resolution display. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is scheduled to come out this Autumn 2018. As with any platforming title, Fe will see players take on a fox by the name of Fe.

Microsoft's boost in sales could be attributed to the recent release of the highly anticipated Xbox One X. The NDP group data also revealed Nintendo came out on top in sales last month, outselling both of its main competitors, Sony and Microsoft. Now there's a game featuring SNK fighting heroines exclusively, available this summer.

Nintendo Switch owners could be in for another surprise Nintendo Direct conference. Otherwise, expect fan favourites like Athena, Leona and Mai to all be present and accounted for.

The original version of "Dark Souls" was first released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 and arrived on PC the following year. Payday 2 will be coming to the Switch while making use of the HD rumble feature as well as utilizing the touch screen for menus in handheld mode.

Final Remix is bringing updated visuals, brand-new story chapters and a new control scheme to fit the modern console.

Celeste is a pixelated platformer that feels a bit like a mix between Towerfall and Super Meat Boy. It's coming January 25.

  • Arturo Norris