Those rumours you might have heard swirling are indeed accurate, with Nintendo confirming that a Dark Souls remaster is heading to Switch in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, which also revealed a number of other titles coming to the hybrid console in quick-fire fashion.
Further highlights of the Direct Mini included a couple more Wii U hits making their way over to Switch in the form of Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will launch sometime in spring and 4 May respectively.
The former arrives on Switch as a Definitive Edition of the game, including all content from both the Wii U and 3DS versions, plus some extra customisation options in the form of Breath of the Wild-inspired outfits for Zelda and Link, while Tropical Freeze has a new addition in the form of Funky Kong, who can breeze through levels thanks to his special moves and surfboard.
As well as appearing in Tropical Freeze, DK is set to make his debut in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle sometime this spring as part of the game’s latest DLC, which includes new story missions specifically based around Mario’s iconic frenemy.
There’s also a free online challenge coming to Super Mario Odyssey in which players can either hide or attempt to find balloons placed around the game’s levels by other players as quickly as possible, in what Nintendo is calling “objective-based speed running”, and we also got solid release dates for both Kirby Star Allies (16 March) and Payday 2 (23 February), with Payday getting a timed exclusive heister.
Other notable titles mentioned in the Direct include a Switch remaster of the DS title The World Ends with You, YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, SNK Heroines: Tag Team, Celeste, and Fe, Zoink Games’ mystical platformer that’s coming to Switch 16 February.
You can check the Direct out in full below if you want to see any of the games in action.
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