Nintendo Direct 9.13.18 Recap

The Nintendo Direct opened with a reveal of Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title), set to launch on Nintendo Switch next year.

There were three 3DS games shown in this Direct. The first of which was Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, an enhanced port of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. It includes new minigames and a “Devilish Mode” involving a demon chasing Kirby throughout a stage.

Then Nintendo reminded us of Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey, which releases on January 11. A co–op mode was revealed for the Luigi’s Mansion 3DS port, and the game launches on October 12.

Onto Switch news, Splatoon 2 is getting another new update with new maps, weapons, and gear. Mega Man 11 was revealed to have Amiibo support in the form of extra E-Tanks and other items. Mario Tennis Aces is also receiving an update adding Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, and Petey Piranha as playable characters along with a new co-op mode, which launches on September 19.

Capcom announced the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle which features Final Fight, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, and more, launching on September 18.

New Super Mario Bros. U is getting the Deluxe treatment. The game will be bundled with New Super Luigi U and comes out on January 11.

Katamari Damacy is getting remastered for Switch this winter. It’s called Katamari Damacy REROLL and features gyro controls.

Nintendo Switch Online launches September 18 and Nintendo detailed the service in this video.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee were shown alongside a new Nintendo Switch bundled decorated with the two Pokemon.

Pokemon developers Game Freak are creating a brand new RPG called Town. The entire game takes place within one town.

Cities Skylines is available on the eShop now.

Daemon X Machina was shown. You can upgrade your mech with enemy parts and carry multiple weapons. You can also leave your mech and explore on foot. The game features 4 player co-op and launches next year.

Civilization VI is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas revealed Wolf will be featured in the story mode.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD are all coming to Nintendo Switch. XV Pocket Edition is available now. Interestingly, Final Fantasy VIII is not included.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a Nintendo switch bundle with some disappointing Joy-Cons.

Isabelle from Animal Crossing was revealed as a new fighter.

Lastly, a brand new Animal Crossing was announced for next year.


Author: Diego Perez

Diego Perez is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Texas. Although he's working toward a degree in Telecommunication Media Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Diego spends his free time playing and writing about games. He's been writing about games for over two years at this point, and his work has been published at websites like The Outerhaven and Attack of the Fanboy. When he's not playing games, he's talking about games, and Diego does both a lot.

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