News by Lindsay M.
The first Nintendo Direct of 2020 is upon us! There were many guesses, both realistic to spectacular, about what we would see coming up for Nintendo Switch. But the wait is over, and we now know everything Nintendo had to share. There’s good things, there’s bad things, there are things I feel quite indifferent to – but overall it was a pretty solid presentation! Here are the best bits, as well as a full list of games referenced in the 40-minute video.
Here are the highlights:
- Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a remaster of Chrono Cross. It will include the ability to turn off encounters as well as an advanced soundtrack. As another bonus, it will include the Radical Dreamers text adventure. The game will be released on April 7.
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes combines the infamous Warriors series with characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is the second Fire Emblem Warriors game. The game will be released on June 24.
- LIVE A LIVE was first launched in 1994 for Super Famicon. This is an HD-2D remake. It follows seven scenarios across multiple time periods, with unlockable scenarios linking them together. It has never been released in the west. The game will be released on July 22.
- Nintendo looks to revive its Wii Sports success with Nintendo Switch Sports. It includes bowling, tennis, swordplay, soccer, badminton, and volleyball. Golf will be added at a later date. The game will be released on April 29.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 follows the adventures of Noah and Mio while there is turmoil between two hostile nations. It seems to connect to the futures from the first two titles. The game will be released this September.
Here’s the list of all games, as well as known release dates:
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, June 24
- Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, April 8
- No Man’s Sky, Q3 2022
- Mario Strikers Battle League, June 10
- Splatoon 3, Q3 2022
- Front Mission 1st: Remake
- Front Mission 2: Remake
- Disney Speedstorm Racing, free-to-play
- Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, February 17
- SD Gundam Battle Alliance
- Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, April 7
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land, March 25
- MLB The Show 22, gameplay footage
- Kingdom Hearts Intergrum Masterpiece for Cloud, tomorrow
- Klonoa: Door to Phantomville and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil, June 2022
- Portal and Portal 2, 2022
- LIVE A LIVE remake, July 22
- Nintendo Switch Sports, April 29
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, 2022
- Triangle Strategy, demo available now
- Cuphead, The Delicious Last Course paid DLC, June 30
- Metroid Dread, free update, now and April 2022
- Earthbound and Earthbound Beginning, added to Nintendo Switch Online
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War, April 26
- GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, available now
- Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicle, June 10
- Lego Brawls, June 2022
- Two Point Campus, May 17
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Booster Course Pass, 2022-2023
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3, September 2022
– Lindsay M.