Nintendo Direct: Xenoblade Chronicles, Overwatch, SNES Games Coming to Switch

Posted by | September 05, 2019 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

During a Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo showcased a slew of game releases coming to Switch in the coming months, including Overwatch and Divinity: Original Sin 2, as well as announcing an HD remaster in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.

“Nintendo has been delivering new content for Nintendo Switch all year long, and that cadence will continue through 2019 and into the new year,” said Nick Chavez, Senior VP, Nintendo of America. “Nintendo Switch owners can play what they want, when they want, with a huge library of games for all types of players.

Watch the full 40-minute presentation above, or digest the quick highlights below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is an updated remaster of the 2012 RPG, which originally launched on the Wii. It’s due out in 2020. The sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, released on the Switch in late 2017.

SNES games have officially been added to the Switch for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Starting today, subscribers to Nintendo’s online service can access 20 Super Nintendo games. New features include suspend points, rewind, and online multiplayer. More SNES Games will be added in the future. These games are in addition to the already 40+ NES games available to subscribers. Here is the full list of SNES games available now:

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Star Fox
  • F-ZERO
  • Pilotwings
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • BRAWL BROTHERS
  • Breath of Fire
  • Demon’s Crest
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis

Nintendo also announced a wireless SNES replica controller, available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members, for $29.99.

Blizzard’s still-quite-popular competitive hero shooter Overwatch is coming to Switch. Overwatch Legendary Edition will release October 15.

Multiplayer RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition is out now on the Switch. The 100-hour RPG supports up to four players in online co-op (09/09/19 Edit: Multiplayer is online only).

In Super Smash Bros. news, the third DLC fighter pack is out now, adding Banjo & Kazooie to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, along with the Spiral Mountain Stage. The Direct also announced the fourth DLC fighter, Terry Bogard from the SNK series.

Two new Pokémon were revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Polteageist is a mischievous ghost-type Pokémon that inhabits dishes, while Cramorant is a dual flying and water-type that resembles a pelican, and can regurgitate any food it catches after using the Surf or Dive moves.

The Wii U crossover Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is headed to Switch. The new version features a new song and new story elements. It’s coming Jan. 17, 2020.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise was a surprise sequel announcement to the 2010 horror game. The sequel follows FBI agent Aliyah Davis who taps into an old serial killer case. The original game has also launched on the Nintendo eShop as Deadly Premonition Origins.

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, as well as all their single-player DLC. The collection is launching Dec. 6.

Free to player monster hunter-like Dauntless is coming to Switch later this year (release date TBA). The Switch version will feature cross-play and cross-compatibility, making it easy to join up with friends and hunt behemoths.

Other game announcements and releases include Doom 64 (Nov. 22), Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (Sept. 24), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Oct. 15), and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Nov. 5)

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