March 21, 2018

Mario Tennis Aces, Payday 2, and More Announced in Nintendo Direct

12 January 2018, 12:14 | Lucia Cruz

Mario Tennis Aces, Payday 2, and More Announced in Nintendo Direct

Mario Tennis Aces, Payday 2, and More Announced in Nintendo Direct

Earlier today Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct Mini.

The most prominent news to come out of the Nintendo Direct Mini was arguably the announcement that Dark Souls Remastered would be coming to the Switch on May 25. It will offer touch screen controls as well as the Joy Con. Wave 1 arrives January 31 and Wave 2 arrives on March 23. From March 23rd Blastoise will be added as a playable Pokémon, while Mew and Celebi will be support Pokémon.

We also get a new Kirby game with Kirby Star Allies.

The debut of everyone's favourite pink blob sees new abilities that let you cast spider webs, hurl hearts at enemies to have them join your team, and up to four friends can join in for this epic adventure. This is due out in Autumn 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.

The World Ends with You, the Nintendo DS Classic, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. New content for a 10-year-old game? It will be a paid DLC set to be released in spring 2018.

Like Nintendo's past consoles, the Nintendo Switch gets a Mario Tennis game. PS4 in particular has had a surge in sales this week, which is normal considering that the first week of the year is traditionally favorable to PlayStation platforms, as their audience is usually people who use the money they receive in the new year in purchasing the consoles or content related.

No NHL players? No problem, says Sweden great Forsberg
The team was announced by Hockey Canada Thursday morning in Calgary, and there will be some Saskatchewan content on the squad. Defenceman Chris Lee is the lone player from Canada's 2017 world hockey championship team on the roster .

On the DLC front, the free Super Mario Odyssey content addition is titled Luigi's Balloon World and comes out next month. If you choose to find one, you are given 30 seconds to search for a balloon another player has hidden. Updates will come with time, but you can find it in Spring 2018.

It's a ladies-only affair with SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. It's coming this summer. So far, the characters covered in the gameplay trailer are Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi.

PayDay 2 will cost $49.99 United States dollars when it hits the Nintendo Switch on February 28. The platformer Celeste will release on January 25, and another platformer, Fe, will launch on February 16. So compared to the two million Splatoon 2 copies bought in Japan, Famitsu andMedia Create's statistics suggest over half of all Nintendo Switch owners have purchased Splatoon 2, making it an extremely popular game with the console's Japanese userbase.

New titles being added to the Switch were the highlight of the presentation.

Hyrule Warriors Ultimate Edition Hyrule Warriors Ultimate Edition will be the definitive edition of the game that will be available this spring.

Nintendo closed the Direct Mini with a major new announcements: Dark Souls: Remastered will bring the challenging 2011 action-RPG to Nintendo Switch with updated graphics.

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