[UPDATE] All the Announcements from the Latest Nintendo Direct

[UPDATE] All the Announcements from the Latest Nintendo Direct

UPDATE: Here are all the major announcement from today's Nintendo Direct, courtesy of GameSpot. Titles like ARMS and Splatoon 2 all received firm release dates, and some other games were also announced.

ARMS will be arriving on June 16. Splatoon 2 is set for July 21.

Below are the other major Switch announcements. [13/04/2017, 1:54PM] These have been updated below to reflect New Zealand dates and availability, as per Nintendo Australia's press release:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Still set to launch on April 28. Will feature multiple character and tracks unlocked from the get-go.
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: Still on-track for May 26 release
  • Minecraft: The blocky builder will be arriving mid-May
  • Neo Geo classics like Samurai Showdown are on the way
  • Sonic Forces will arrive summer 2017, potentially alongside other console versions
  • Sonic Mania, the retro throw-back, is slated for a winter release
  • Project Mekkura (name not final): a Switch eShop release, slated for winter
  • Fate/Extella: the anime action game will be making its way from Sony's platforms to the Switch in July.
  • Disgaea 5 Complete: Set to launch in New Zealand on May 26
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris now has a demo on the eShop, and will be available to purchae on April 28
  • Monopoly will be making its way to Switch in spring 2017
  • Sine Mora Ex: A new version of the 2012 shoot 'em up from Grasshopper, adding local co-op and versus. Coming in winter 2017.
  • Battle Chasers Nightwar: A kickstarted RPG inspired by the classics. Arriving late winter 2017.
  • Payday 2: The co-op shooter will be coming to Switch in 2017. Unconfirmed if it will be coming to New Zealand.
  • Namco Museum: A compilation, slated for winter 2017. Unconfirmed if it will be coming to New Zealand.
  • Standalone Switch Dock: May 19. Unconfirmed if it will be coming to New Zealand.

And below are the 3DS announcements:

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: On-track for May 20. Will have free and paid DLC.
  • Hey, Pikmin! will launch July 29
  • Ever Oasis: A new RPG, slated for June 23
  • Monster Hunter Stories: An RPG set inside Capcom's popular game universe, set for spring 2017
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Spectres will hit in spring 2017. The game is described as the "definitive edition." of Yo-Kai Watch 2. Unconfirmed if it will be coming to New Zealand.
  • Culdecept Revolt: A strategy card game from publisher NIS, slated for August 29.
  • RPG Maker FES: June 27. Will also feature Disgaea characters to use in your own creations.
  • Miitopia: An RPG featuring Mii avatars. Slated for 2017. Unconfirmed if it will be coming to New Zealand.
  • Kirby Clash Deluxe: Out now
  • Kirby's Blowout Blast: Winter 2017
  • A new Kirby game: Will be a multiplayer action title, slated for summer.
  • Bye-Bye Box Boy: was already available in our eShop prior to this reveal

And some other announcements:

  • A new neon-yellow Joy-Con colour (June 16)
  • Joy-Con battery packs (June 16)
  • New lines of amiibo
    • Previously announced Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta are still on schedule for July 22
    • Three Link amiibo (from Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword) are set to release on June 24

Original story follows.

Nintendo will be hosting another Direct today, with this presentation focusing on a pair of their upcoming Switch games: ARMS and Splatoon 2.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below. It will go live at 10AM NZT today (April 13). The press release also notes that there will be “information about Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch games on the way.”

What do you want to see out of this presentation? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (15)

 
Posted by jmduknz
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 9:19 AM
2
excellent. thanks for the link.
 
 
 
Posted by czk51
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 9:26 AM
1
hyyyyyyyyyyyyped.

I don't think we'll see anything new specifically but hoping for Ever Oasis (3DS) and Fire Emblem Switch gameplay.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 9:38 AM
1
#ARMSForEvo2017
 
 
 
Posted by czk51
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 10:40 AM
4
Just finished, I've been trying to keep up with it but here's the full rundown:

3DS annoucements first

1: Hey! Pikmin
2: Ever Oasis June 23 (contrary to the facebook post below)
3: Monster Hunter Stories OMGGGGGGGGGGG
4: Yokai Watch 2 Psycic Specters
5: Culcept Revolt Aug 29
6: RPG Maker also free RPG player
7: Miitopia
8: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valencia DLC (some paid, some free, includes season pass option)
9: Kirby Clash Deluxe (looks like smash!, available 'today'),
10: Kirby 3D Blowout Blast
11: New kirby multiplayer game (no other info)
12: Bye Bye Box boy final game of the trilogy available today
13: new amiibo figures June 23rd Zelda + Smash

Switch:

1: Arms character reveals + gameplay, releases June 16, confirms 2v2 gameplay, sounds great but will hold out for performance feedback, new yellow joycons shown
2: what's new in mario kart 8 deluxe? (pretty sure nothing new here, all info already available)
3: Ultra SF2 short presentation, May 26
4: Minecraft includes 8 player online or 4 player multi / split screen, also contains Mario content
5: Neo Geo (lots of games, samurai showdown available tomorrow)
6: Sonic Forces 'holiday' 2017
7: Sonic Mania 'summer'
8: Project Mekuru - looks like bomberman / splatoon lovechild available summer
9: Fate/Extella - July 25
10: Disgaea 5 Complete (I have this already #humblebrag) May 23rd
11: PuyoPuyo tetris releases in 2 weeks, demo available today (NZ?)
12: (missed this one, talking to coworker)
13: rayman legends later this year
14: Sina Mora EX available summer
15: Battle Chasers Nightwar late summer
16: Payday 2
17: Namco Museum available summer
18: standalone Switch Dock available for purchase May 19
19: Splatoon 2 Wii U inkling open competition
20: Splatoon 2 Salmon Run / Horde mode gameplay. Befriend an amiibo character in Splatoon2 and they’ll remember your favorite outfits, weapons, gear, and option settings. Launches July 21.
 
 
 
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 11:29 AM
1
13 April 2017, 10:40 AM Reply to czk51
Just finished, I've been trying to keep up with it but here's the full rundown:

3DS annoucements first

1: Hey! Pikmin
2: Ever Oasis June 23 (contrary to the facebook post below)
3: Monster Hunter Stories OMGGGGGGGGGGG
4: Yokai Watch 2 Psycic Specters
5: Culcept Revolt Aug 29
6: RPG Maker also free RPG player
7: Miitopia
8: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valencia DLC (some paid, some free, includes season pass option)
9: Kirby Clash Deluxe (looks like smash!, available 'today'),
10: Kirby 3D Blowout Blast
11: New kirby multiplayer game (no other info)
12: Bye Bye Box boy final game of the trilogy available today
13: new amiibo figures June 23rd Zelda + Smash

Switch:

1: Arms character reveals + gameplay, releases June 16, confirms 2v2 gameplay, sounds great but will hold out for performance feedback, new yellow joycons shown
2: what's new in mario kart 8 deluxe? (pretty sure nothing new here, all info already available)
3: Ultra SF2 short presentation, May 26
4: Minecraft includes 8 player online or 4 player multi / split screen, also contains Mario content
5: Neo Geo (lots of games, samurai showdown available tomorrow)
6: Sonic Forces 'holiday' 2017
7: Sonic Mania 'summer'
8: Project Mekuru - looks like bomberman / splatoon lovechild available summer
9: Fate/Extella - July 25
10: Disgaea 5 Complete (I have this already #humblebrag) May 23rd
11: PuyoPuyo tetris releases in 2 weeks, demo available today (NZ?)
12: (missed this one, talking to coworker)
13: rayman legends later this year
14: Sina Mora EX available summer
15: Battle Chasers Nightwar late summer
16: Payday 2
17: Namco Museum available summer
18: standalone Switch Dock available for purchase May 19
19: Splatoon 2 Wii U inkling open competition
20: Splatoon 2 Salmon Run / Horde mode gameplay. Befriend an amiibo character in Splatoon2 and they’ll remember your favorite outfits, weapons, gear, and option settings. Launches July 21.
Much obliged for the list, nothing really in there though that I wanted, or thought of, but Payday2 on Switch seems awesome to me, Mario Kart 8 is a def pick up for me so the family can jam on the Switch or when the friends are over. And also looks like ill be forking out for another copy of minecraft too
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 2:37 PM
1
A new neon-yellow Joy-Con colour (June 16)

PICKACHU I CHOOSE YOU..

But srs...

Pokemon snap 2?
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 2:51 PM
3
13 April 2017, 02:37 PM Reply to Bunnny
A new neon-yellow Joy-Con colour (June 16)

PICKACHU I CHOOSE YOU..

But srs...

Pokemon snap 2?
How about just a fully-voiced, full-blown Zelda:BotW-looking 3D RPG Pokemon with a solid all-ages story, with a decent multiplayer? Much rather that that Snap :P
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 2:53 PM
3
13 April 2017, 02:51 PM Reply to LukeB
How about just a fully-voiced, full-blown Zelda:BotW-looking 3D RPG Pokemon with a solid all-ages story, with a decent multiplayer? Much rather that that Snap :P
Thats next next gen..

GEN 10
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 3:24 PM
2
Minecraft on Switch is gonna be huge I think, especially in Japan (yes it's popular there too!). Even I'm interested in a portable copy of the game on a system I actually use.

Very smart getting that out ASAP.

Sigh @ my wallet regarding those new Amiibo. :'(
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 3:28 PM
1
Puyo Puyo Tetris is so damn good. Get on that.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 5:49 PM
1
Hopefully the definitive Yokai Watch 2 makes it here to NZ... Glad I held off jumping in straight away after they Pokemon'ed the series into two titles...

Also... Monster Hunter Stories!!!! Love Monster Hunter - so much that I already have the full set of Amiibo for the game (they're large sized like the Zelda BotW Guardian Amiibo) and they have the awesome gimmick of being able to swap riders between Monsters :D...
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 6:43 PM
2
13 April 2017, 02:51 PM Reply to LukeB
How about just a fully-voiced, full-blown Zelda:BotW-looking 3D RPG Pokemon with a solid all-ages story, with a decent multiplayer? Much rather that that Snap :P
I wouldn't be able to play anything else for months if this came out.

But for some reason I doubt it.
 
 
 
Posted by LukeB
On Thursday 13 Apr 2017 11:42 PM
1
13 April 2017, 06:43 PM Reply to drunk_monk
I wouldn't be able to play anything else for months if this came out.

But for some reason I doubt it.
One can dream.

One. Can. Dream.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Saturday 15 Apr 2017 11:15 AM
-1
Why anyone would get hyped for SF2 Remix when SFV is such a great game is beyond me. Nostalgia has a heavy appeal.
 
 
 
Posted by HG_Denjin
On Sunday 16 Apr 2017 8:09 PM
1
Finally another demo!!! More pls!