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Nintendo Direct From March 8, 2018 In The Overview


Super Smash Bros. will be released this year exclusively for Nintendo Switch. These and many other good news came in the current Nintendo Direct issue.

Nintendo has more than a dozen novelties in the livestream for both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 2DS & 3DS family. Also featured were numerous titles from publishers such as SQUARE ENIX, Capcom, Grasshopper Manufacture, From Software and Ubisoft.


“Super Smash Bros.”: Fans of the Super Smash Bros. series had special reason to celebrate: The next part of the series will be released in 2018 for Nintendo Switch. The announcement trailer featured many familiar faces, including Mario, Link, and the Splatoon Inklinge.

New single player mode for “Splatoon 2”:This summer, “Splatoon 2” players can purchase the paid download “Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion”. He extends the game to a completely new single player mode.

The Nintendo Switch fans take on the role of Agent 8, a female octoling without memory. They fight through 80 missions, immersing themselves in a story that sheds new light on particularly popular game characters.

If you play through the new mode, you can also play the multiplayer color battles as octoling. “The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion”, although it only appears in the summer, can already be bought in the Nintendo e-shop for 19.99 euros. At the time of purchase, players will receive cool Okto gear that instantly equips their pawns.

Extensive “Splatoon 2” update: In April, before the expansion, there will be an extensive, free update for “Splatoon 2”.

The upcoming version 3.0 contains more than 100 new equipment items as well as other arenas that will be released during the spring, including the Steinköhler Mine, the Camp Schützenfisch and the Flounder Funpark. On top of that, a new, extremely high rank is introduced: in rank X, there is still a tougher track than at S +.

Livestream of the Splatoon European Championship: After months of intense online and offline battles, Europe’s best “Splatoon 2” fighters compete against each other on March 31st. The main stage of the Polymanga in Montreux, Switzerland, is about the title of European Champion.

On top of that, the fans can experience a virtual concert by Perla and Marina, the in-game pop duo Tentacool. Anyone who can not travel to Montreux will still have the opportunity to see both events, the European Championship Final and the concert, through the Nintendo Twitter and YouTube channels.

“Mario Tennis Aces”:Mario fans rushing into this colorful tennis tournament with the well-known characters from the Mushroom Kingdom have at their disposal a whole arsenal of punches and strategies. Up to four players in multi-player mode – provided they have the right accessories – can deliver exciting matches via the local or online connection.

Add to that the story mode with creative boss battles. “Mario Tennis Aces” is one of the most comprehensive Mario sports games that Nintendo has released so far.

The intense and intuitive gameplay allows competitions in the living room, outdoors and anywhere you want to take Nintendo Switch. In real mode, the characters can be controlled on the screen by swinging the Joy-Con like real tennis rackets. The game will be released June 22 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Mario Tennis Ace’s Pre-Launch Online Tournament: Nintendo will soon be inviting all Mario fans to a free Mario Tennis Aces pre-launch online tournament. Details will be announced. In the demo, players can deliver online matches before the launch. If you want to participate, just download the demo from Nintendo eShop to your Nintendo Switch.

“Kirby Star Allies” : cult star Kirby celebrates its premiere on Nintendo Switch on March 16th. In the Kirby Star Allies Jump & Run adventure, players step into dream palaces, where Kirby turns his most beloved hero into a dream-dad. From time to time free updates provide for more dreamlike friends.

The first of these updates comes on the 28th of March and enriches the game with the classic characters Max and Gooey and the hero wars Rick & Kine & Coo. A free demo version of this exclusive Nintendo Switch title is available at Nintendo eShop.

Further details on “Kirby Star Allies” can be found in our News

“Octopath Traveler” : Game Producer Masashi Takahashi of SQUARE ENIX has released new role-playing details in its Nintendo Direct video section, including the final name: “Octopath Traveler.” In addition, he introduced two other main characters – Tressa, the dealer, and Alfyn, the pharmacist, – as well as the ability to assign each character several professions.

“Octopath Traveler” launches on July 13 – also exclusive to Nintendo Switch. The same day the “Octopath Traveler” appears: Traveler’s Compendium Edition, a special edition of the game. It contains a stylish pop-up book, a very useful map for the adventure, and a replica of a coin used in the game.

“Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” : Originally released for Wii U, “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” now also lands on Nintendo Switch on July 13th. The improved version surprises with new stages based on the different countries from “Super Mario Odyssey”.

In addition, friends and family can embark on an adventure together by sharing a Joy-Con couple. One manages Captain Toad, the other supports him, for example by giving him fire protection. Also on July 13th comes a Nintendo 3DS version of “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” in the trade. It shines with 3D graphics and touch screen control.

“Crash Bandicoot” storms on Nintendo Switch : On July 10, the “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy” for Nintendo Switch. It lures with three completely reworked versions of the first three “Crash Bandicoot” titles.

Further details on “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy” can be found in our News

“Okami HD” : All Nintendo Switch friends can look forward to a magnificent as well as ethereal remake of the action adventure classic “Okami”. In the Nintendo Switch version you can swing the Divine Brush in handheld mode via touchscreen. In table and TV modes, they use the motion-controlled Joy-Con. The game, which defeats opponents and solves puzzles, will be available at Nintendo eShop this summer.

More details about “Okami HD” can be found in our news

“South Park” : The Spectacular Tear-Up Trial: The “South Park” Walk is back – with an outrageously cool superhero role-playing adventure. And thanks to Nintendo Switch, players can now stop by anytime, anywhere in South Park. In addition to the main game, you can also purchase all its extra content. “South Park: The Spectacular Test of Tearing” starts on April 14 on Nintendo Switch.

“Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido” Originally announced at E3 2017 Nintendo 2DS & 3DS appears “Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido” now available for Nintendo switch. The players devour sushi on the conveyor belt and collect matching plates to throw at their opponents.

The ingredients of the game are simple, but its gameplay is refined and whets the appetite for more. In multiplayer mode, several friends can start sushi fighting together, either via the local or online connection. “Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido” will be released June 8 for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS & 3DS.

“DARK SOULS: REMASTERED” : The remake of the acclaimed and genre-defining original title “Dark Souls” launches on May 25 on Nintendo Switch. On the same day, a new amiibo figure based on Solaire by Astora will be released.

Anyone who touches the NFC interface with it can, from the beginning and at any time, perform the popular “Praise be the Sun” gesture, which otherwise can only be earned through particularly eager playing. If you want to try the game, you can take part in a free network test, which will be available later in the eShop. You can even before the launch of a part of “DARK SOULS: REMASTERED” download, play and thereby get to know the unique online features of the game.

“Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” : When Travis Touchdown enters the game world, you should prepare yourself for a rampage of epic proportions. The latest installment of the iconic No More Heroes series is no less than seven games – including an action, a racing and a puzzle game. Equipped with one Joy-Con each, two players can join forces in the cooperative multiplayer action. “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” will launch exclusively this year on Nintendo Switch.

“Little Nightmares: Complete Edition” : The award-winning Tarsier Studios have developed “Little Nightmares”, an eerily beautiful puzzle platformer that will give you goose bumps on Nintendo Switch on May 18th. The Complete Edition contains from the outset two ghost stories – that of Six and the runaway Kid. And with the separately available PAC-MAN amiibo, even the Pakku mask can be unlocked.

Further details on the “Little Nightmares: Complete Edition” can be found in our News

“UNDERTALE” : The million-selling RPG now enters Nintendo Switch. Special feature: Although conflicts have to be resolved in this role play, peaceful solutions are always possible. More details about the market launch will be announced later.

“Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition” : Dozens of characters from the cult series “The Legend of Zelda” meet in “Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition”. From May 18, they will dive together on Nintendo Switch in a high-class action game.

Further details on “Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition” can be found in our News

“ARMS-Testpunch” : From March 31st, it will be called “Ring frei!” For three days for a new worldwide Testpunch in the witty and strategically challenging boxing spectacle “ARMS”. The Nintendo Switch fans can try selected modes of the fighting game for free. If you want to get into the virtual ring, all you have to do is load the test punch from Nintendo eShop onto your console.


“WarioWare Gold” : The crazy “WarioWare” series is back. On July 27, she will launch “WarioWare Gold” for the first time – and exclusively – on the mobile consoles of the Nintendo 2DS & 3DS family. Among the 300 fast-paced mini-games are classics as well as completely new fun.

Players not only control the action by pressing keys, but also by turning and turning their console, touching the touch screen, or using the built-in microphone. “WarioWare Gold” offers a first-class entry into the series, especially since their heroes are now fully set for the first time.

Further details on “WarioWare Gold” can be found in our News

“Luigi’s Mansion” : The original “Luigi’s Mansion”, with which the Nintendo GameCube launched in Germany in 2002, will be released this year as the exclusive remake for Nintendo 2DS & 3DS. The new edition shines through a fresh look and new features. These include, for example, a map that appears on the bottom screen and a boss rush mode.

Further details on “Luigi’s Mansion” can be found in our News

“Mario & Luigi: Adventure Bowser + Bowser Jr.’s Journey” : Similar to the “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions”, published in 2017, this new Nintendo 2DS & 3DS title is the remake of a classic “Mario & Luigi” role-playing adventure. This time, the Nintendo friends can again – or for the first time – in Mario & Luigi: Adventure Bowser immerse.

It’s one of the most acclaimed games in the entire series, now enriched with new graphics and a new mode that tells the story of Bowser Jr. “Mario & Luigi: Adventure Bowser + Bowser Jr.’s Journey” will be released in 2019 exclusively for the Nintendo 2DS & 3DS family.

More details on “Mario & Luigi: Adventure Bowser + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

“Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers” : Action meets Tower Defense in this all-new title. Players assume the role of Rangers Dillon, who team up with the player’s Mii characters and his friends. Because Dillon is an armadillo, it is only right that the Mii appear here in their animal version.

Only together can they stop enemy invaders and save their post-apocalyptic world from its final demise. “Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers” for Nintendo 2DS & 3DS will be available from May 25 at retail and Nintendo eShop.

“Master Detective Pikachu” : Today, the Nintendo eShop pre-sale for this new thriller adventure with the self-proclaimed super-nose Pikachu. The game will be released on March 23 for Nintendo 2DS & 3DS. On the same day, an extra-large master detective Pikachu-amiibo comes on the market.

So there are a lot of novelties to the Nintendo fans. If you want to keep track, today’s Nintendo Direct edition will help. 

Source: Press release

Written by Mickey Bucks


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