All the top stories from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct

All the top stories from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct

0 comments 📅14 September 2017, 13:36

Wednesday was a busy day for Nintendo as they made a string of announcements related to both the 3DS and Switch in the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. You can watch the full 45-minute video presentation below or scroll down as we pick out some of the biggest stories.

Kicking off with the 3DS, Nintendo gave us a look at Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, including the reveal of two new Ultra Pokémon for the game. Nintendo also introduced a special Pokéball Edition of the 2DS XL. Both will be available on November 17.

Kirby: Battle Royale was also revealed – a four-player arena brawler that pits different variations of the character against each other, or asks you to work together in co-op to defeat tough foes. The game will also feature a single player story mode. It’s scheduled for release on January 19, 2018.

Moving over to the Switch, we got an in-depth look at the mega-RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The long and somewhat bizarre trailer covered the game’s story, combat and exploration, with narration by a posh titan creature from the game called Azurda. We did also learn that it’ll be out this year, December 1.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was the dual announcement that last year’s terrifically brutal shooter, DOOM, and upcoming alt-history Nazi shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, will both be coming to the Switch. It’s a good sign for owners that more third parties seem to be backing Nintendo’s new console, where before the Wii U was largely ignored.

The presentation was brought to a close with another look at Super Mario Odyssey. New worlds were revealed, as were a bunch of fun activities and mini-games you can find in the game. Nintendo also unveiled the game’s neat Photo Mode that allows you to pause the action and take snaps to share online.

Add to all that the announcement of Dragon Quest Builders for Switch, a new Square Enix RPG called Project Octopath Traveler (a demo of which you can download now) and an update on Fire Emblem Warrriors. A solid show all round!

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