Nintendo’s latest direct took place yesterday, giving us a closer at look at what the company has planned for Switch and 3DS over the coming months. Here’s a run-down of the biggest reveals from the broadcast.
The Switch version of DOOM doesn’t include the game’s SnapMap mode, but does come with all previously released DLC and will feature multiplayer, although if you’re picking up the physical edition of the game you’ll need to download the MP component separately due to limited space on the cartridge.
Sticking with Bethesda news, we now have a release day for the Switch version of Skyrim, which will be launching 17 November.
There’s a special Super Mario Odyssey bundle on the way
Super Mario Odyssey already looks set to be one of the games of the year, and if you’ve yet to pick up a Switch then you may want to hold out a little longer for the special Odyssey bundle, which comes with two Mario-red Joy-Cons, a download code for Super Mario Odyssey and a specially themed carry case.
The bundle launches the same day as the game, 27 October, with an RRP of $379.99 (or regional equivalent).
Kirby Star Allies detailed
Nintendo have shared a few more details about the Kirby game coming to Switch that was revealed at this year’s E3 event.
Kirby Star Allies allows players to recruit up to three enemies by throwing hearts at them, and, once on board, players can use their new allies’ unique abilities in various combinations to overcome foes and obstacles.
Players will be able to team up with three friends while playing Kirby Star Allies, which will launch sometime next spring.
Other Switch news revealed during the broadcast includes a free update for Splatoon 2 that sees the Kelp Dome and Snapper Canal stages added, as well as the new Tenta Brella weapon.
ARMS is also getting an update, one that lets players remap the game’s controls to any buttons they see fit, and Snipperclips is getting an extra 30 levels this November, which will be available as a $9.99 expansion for existing owners of the game and as part of the new Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together! bundle that’ll run you $29.99 (or regional equivalent).
Minecraft is coming to the 3DS
The New Nintendo 3DS range of handhelds (including the recently released 2DS XL) are the latest platforms to receive the world-building juggernaut that is Minecraft. The game comes with Creative and Survival modes, as well as five skin packs and two texture packs. Boxed editions will be launched at a later date, but you can download it now from the Nintendo eShop.
Mario Party: The Top 100 announced for 3DS
Nintendo are bringing the best of Mario Party to the 3DS family on 10 November. The top 100 mini-games from the series’ history are being bundled together and will be playable on a handheld console for the first time. The game also supports local Download Play, meaning four players can take part in some multiplayer action with only one game card needed.
Kirby vs Kirby
Unlike the teamwork featured in Star Allies, Kirby: Battle Royale sees up to four Kirbys duking it out with some of the character’s most iconic abilities. The game will feature 10 different battle modes that can be played in both online and local multiplayer, and is out 19 January 2018.
You can see more on the games mentioned above, as well as many others, by catching up on the latest Nintendo Direct above.
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