All of the Nintendo Direct Switch Game Release Dates and Announcements
During today’s Nintendo Direct, in addition to the promised new details about Arms and Splatoon 2, we also received a lot of new information about game release dates and details for the Nintendo Swtich.
Check out the List:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | April 28
- Ultra Street Fighter II | May 26
- Includes two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken
- Minecraft | May 11
- More Neo Geo games on the way, Samurai Shodown on the way to Switch next.
- Sonic Forces | Holiday 2017
- Sonic Mania | Summer
- Project Mekkura | Summer 2017 (via the Nintendo eshop)
- Fate/Extella | July 25
- Disgaea 5 Complete | May 23
- Puyo Puyo Tetris | Demo for the game is available on the Nintendo eshop now.
- Monopoly | Fall 2017
- Sine Mora Ex | Summer 2017
- Battle Chasers Nightwar | Late Summer 2017
- Payday 2 | 2017
- Namco Museum | Summer 2017
- Standalone Switch Dock | May 19
Not much has been seen of ARMS. Sure, there were flashy videos introducing half a dozen characters and their moves, and Nintendo has been keen to promote the title as a motion-based eSports hit in the making, but the real detail has been held back so far. Within our own team opinions have been split, too, based upon brief demo time in January – this writer and one or two others are unconvinced, while a few others are believers at this early stage.
Ultimately, Nintendo needs to step up with its promotion of ARMS not just in terms of the concept, but with solid details. Supposedly due in ‘Spring’, which is this window, a firm release date seems like a given in today’s broadcast. Beyond that we hope to see a clearer breakdown of any single-player offerings in the game, online modes and more besides. If Nintendo wants us to believe in waggle again, albeit relatively accurate waggle, it needs to give us the faith.
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