Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Dark Souls, Mario Tennis and more coming to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announces Nintendo Direct Mini, watch it here Dark Souls, Mario Tennis and more coming to the Nintendo Switch
Frank Williams | 15 January, 2018, 11:00

Ports of two Wii U games have been announced - Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The port will also feature local and online co-operative gaming with "full touch-screen support" for navigating the game's menu screen. The first Wave, available on the 31st, adds Aegislash to the playable roster, with Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu assists. Wave 2 launches March 23 and will include Blastoise, Mew and Celebi (!). There's a release date for Kirby Star Allies (16th March), and an announcement for Mario Tennis Aces.

Kirby Star Allies will show off new copy abilities like the artist ability and spider ability. The press release also revealed that more than 60 percent of Nintendo Switch owners in the US have Super Mario Odyssey installed while over 55 percent own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can think of Dragon Quest Builders as a story-driven Minecraft with the quirky characters, monsters and excellent music which the Dragon Quest series is renowned for.

It will launch in Spring 2018 and will also add new Breath of the Wild-inspired outfits for Link and Zelda. Expect to make a racket in "Spring 2018".

Mario Tennis Aces will feature a new Story Mode and boss battles. Ys VIII is a JRPG with anime cut scenes and an action-oriented battle system. It came out past year on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and it's headed to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Luigi joins Super Mario Odyssey - Sadly, Mario's taller, better looking and more agile brother isn't actually going to be playable in Super Mario Odyssey, but he will be bringing a new mini-game called Balloon World to each of the game's unique Kingdoms. SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ will let you fight with SNK's iconic heroines in two-on-two tag team matches. It's coming this summer.

Bernard Tomic out of Australian Open after losing in qualifiers
That verbal barb, it's safe to say, did not go down well with former players or the tennis-watching public. But asked whether this represented a career crossroads for him, he responded sarcastically to journalists.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will also be getting its first batch of downloadable content with an update that will bring Donkey Kong to the game. The DLC pack will be available this spring.

The first major releases are Platinum Games classics Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, coming on 16 February. Payday 2 will be launching on the 27th of February.

EA announced that Fe will be released on Nintendo Switch on February 16.

Celeste - This pixelated action platformer lets players jump, climb and fall through a unsafe ascent on Celeste Mountain. It's coming January 25.

Rainway is an upcoming app that can provide a service that will allow gamers to stream games on-the-fly from their PC to their Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and of course smartphones and tablets.

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, originally released for Wii U, will include a "beginner-friendy" mode to balance out its infamously hard gameplay.

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