Nintendo Direct surprise drops details on switch

Nintendo has released a surprise presentation from Nintendo Direct offering a wealth of details on shotguns for various Switch games.

In addition to the 2K Switch collections for Borderlands, XCOM 2 and BioShock, and a release date for the final edition of Xenoblade Chronicles (May 29), the presentation also published a variety of news on a multitude of titles.

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has revealed that the first character in the new Fighters Pass Vol. 2 comes from ARMS and will be published and announced in June. Unfortunately, there was no other information about it than staying tuned.
  • Speaking of Weapons, a game demo runs from March 26 to April 6 for paid Switch Online members.
  • A free Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day event runs from April 1 to 12, with other events such as Earth Day coming later.
  • Details of the Pokémon Sword & Shield extension pass. Isle of Armor will be released in late June, with more information on The Crown Tundra to follow.

If you don’t want to wait for these titles, Nintendo has announced the Switch games and content available now: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Black Order expansion pass content with Fantastic Four, Shinsekai: Into the Depths, Good Job!, A Ring Fit Adventure update with rhythm mode with music from Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, Star Wars: Jedi Knight Academy, Panzer Dragoon: Remake and the Bravely Default II demo.

And further in the future, Switch owners can expect games including:

  • Saints Row: IV – Re: Elected (March 27)
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer (coming soon)
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Spring)
  • Minecraft dungeons (spring)
  • Vigor (closed beta) (April 9)
  • Trials of Mana (April 24)
  • Ninjala (May 27)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (May 29)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (May)
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 world classics (June 5)
  • Mr. Driller: DrillLand (June 25)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel III (June 30)
  • Catherine: Full Body (July 7)
  • Fuser (fall)
  • King’s Bounty II (later this year)
  • Bravely Default II (later this year)
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (later this year)

Finally, despite the multitude of good news today, Nintendo reminds us with sensitivity that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of these release dates may change.


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