Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019

Credit: Nintendo

Last Wednesday Nintendo released a hefty Nintendo Direct featuring a bevy of games. The most exciting announcement is the remake of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening,’ originally released on the Gameboy as the first mobile ‘Zelda’ game and fourth in the overall series.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Two player co-op has been added (for free), allowing players to control Toad and Toadette side by side through the different courses. New courses can be bought through new DLC, with one course available now and the remaining courses available March 13th.

Players: 1 to 2 Players Co-op

ESRB Rating*: E

Price: MSRP $45.98 (Full game plus DLC) $5.99 (DLC)

Release Date: Available Now (Main Game, Co-op and early access DLC), March 13th (Remainder of DLC)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

In the latest entry into the ‘Fire Emblem,’ players will choose one of three houses and train students in which to become a Professor. The three houses (The Black Eagles, The Blue Lions, The Golden Deer) represent the three countries on ‘Fire Emblem’s’ main continent.

Each house has different students with their own personality traits and are each led by special characters. The player will train these students in the use of weapons, magic and special abilities and work with the other houses to fight in battles.

Players: TBA

ESRB Rating*: RP

Price: MSRP $59.99 (Regular Edition), $99.99 (Seasons of Warfare Edition)

Release Date: July 26

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake

Originally released in 1993, ‘Link’s Awakening’ was the first ‘Zelda’ game to be released on a mobile platform, the Gameboy. It was also the fourth entry in the overall franchise and a direct sequel to Super Nintendo’s ‘Link to the Past.’

The story follows Link as he ship wrecks on the island of Koholint. In order to escape the island, he must awaken the great whale deity know as the Wind Fish. To accomplish this, Link must scour the island for eight musical instruments.

The remake for the Switch, will feature a new anime opening and an isometric world (with some side-scrolling elements like the original) with 3D touches. Those unfamiliar with the game will notice some of the monsters come from the ‘Super Mario’ franchise, such as Chain Chomp (though here he is known as Bow-wow) and the famous mushroom like Goombas.

Players: Single Player

ESRB Rating*: RP

Price: MSRP TBA

Release Date: 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Inspired by last year’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ this sequel to the popular franchise features new characters such as the Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Up to four players can play as a team (each player controlling a character) and fight against famous enemies and explore famous locations from the Marvel Universe, while trying to stop Thanos and his Black Order from gaining the infinity stones.

Players: 1 to 4 players

ESRB Rating*: RP

Price: MSRP $59.99

Release Date: Summer 2019

Super Mario Maker 2

The sequel to the Wii U and 3DS game allows players to build their own side-scrolling levels using different elements and styles from all the different ‘Super Mario’ games. These different elements include power-ups (including super suits), different enemies, pipes, moving platforms, etc.

If it’s like the Wii U version, you will be able to upload levels and play levels from other players.

Players: TBA

ESRB Rating*: RP

Price: MSRP $59.99

Release Date: June 2019

Available Now

Final Fantasy IX

Tetris 99

February

February 28

Deltarune Chapter 1

March

March 20

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

March 22

Unravel Two

March 26

Final Fantasy VII

March 29

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Spring

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

April

April TBA

Starlink: Battle for Atlas Update

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update

April 23

Mortal Kombat 11

April 26

Box Boy! + Boy Girl!

May

May 21

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

Summer

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Daemon X Machina

GRID Autosport

ONINAKI

July

July 12

Dragon Quest Builders 2

August

August 30

Astral Chain

Fall

Dead By Daylight

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

TBA 2019

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival

Rune Factory 4 Special

*ESRB Ratings

E – Everyone

E 10+ – Everyone 10 and Up

T – Teen

M – Mature

RP – Rating Pending

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