Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018

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In a move that perhaps didn't come as quite a surprise to some, Nintendo held a Direct mini today and announced a slew of new and returning games coming to the Nintendo Switch. Including a number of announcements.

They also gave a date for Kirby Star Allies, which will be gracing the Nintendo Switch on March 16th. Mario Tennis Aces will also feature a new story campaign, something that has been absent from the series since Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance. That and the visually impressive Kirby Star Allies. Going back to the Nintendo DS, it announced that The World Ends With You will be getting a re-release on the Switch.

Players will be able to experience Hyrule Warriors in 1080p HD graphics in TV mode.

Super Mario Odyssey is getting a free update that adds a new post-game online mode.

The game adds a new story mode where you can fight bosses.

New DLC for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will add Donkey Kong as a playable character.

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Similar to the Scholar of the First Sin edition of Dark Souls 2, the remaster will allow up to six players to join a game session - and increase of two over the original Dark Souls - though there's no confirmation on the mix of white (co-op) and black (pvp) phantoms.

Past Nintendo consoles have suffered from a lack of third-party and cross-platform support, but this morning's announcements showed that Nintendo continues to make solid progress on that front as well, with Dark Souls: Remastered heading to Switch in May and Payday 2 in February. Players will be able to customize their characters using tons of new outfits and items. Tag Team Frenzy is scheduled to hit this Summer. New additions from the Wii-U include Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country Freeze.

Stay tuned to IGN for more as it's revealed.

As for the software charts, Nintendo Switch begins the year in full force occupying most of the positions of the list, while PS4 contemplates a worrysome and ironic situation as the software sales don't match with the high numbers of hardware.

Ys VIII, the latest game in the long-running action RPG series is coming to the Switch this Summer.

Yep. Payday 2 is coming with new features so that players can rob banks like never before. There's Assist Mode which lets you tweak different facets of its difficulty such as pace and damage taken along with B-side chapters that have greater challenges.

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