Nintendo dropped a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini overnight. It had a bunch of ports, a few surprises announcements and even a stealth drop of a new first-party Nintendo Switch game called Good Job!. You can find all of our in-depth coverage HERE, but we’ve dropped all the trailers and information below.
NEW GAMES COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH IN 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
The original Xenoblade Chronicles game, which marked the debut of fan-favourite character Shulk, comes to Nintendo Switch with a new epilogue story, Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected. This definitive edition of the RPG also looks better and plays smoother than ever before. The battle HUD and menu screens are easy to read and easy to use. Some of the music tracks have been remastered or remixed. Experience the majesty of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition when it launches for Nintendo Switch on 29th May. Early purchasers can pre-load the game today from Nintendo eShop and will receive Gold Points worth 5% of the amount paid.
BRAVELY DEFAULT II
In this follow-up to the original BRAVELY DEFAULT, the new four Heroes of Light embark on a grand and glorious mission guided by the elemental crystals. Like the first game, BRAVELY DEFAULT II features a battle system that emphasises strategy, with players deciding when to attack (Brave) or hold back and wait for the right moment to strike (Default). With beautiful places to explore and new jobs to acquire, some of which can even be combined, BRAVELY DEFAULT II is another epic RPG in the Nintendo Switch library. A free demo is available today.
Many games from publisher 2K are coming to Nintendo Switch on 29th May, including sci-fi classic XCOM 2 Collection – which contains XCOM 2, 4 DLC packs, and the War of the Chosen expansion – as well as Borderlands Legendary Collection, which contains the original Borderlands, its sequel, Borderlands 2, and its “pre-sequel,” Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. 2K is also bringing its acclaimed BioShock series to Nintendo Switch, with BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, as well as BioShock: The Collection, which includes all three BioShock games in one package.
51 Worldwide Games
Four-in-a-row, Mancala, Slot Cars, Sliding Puzzle and Texas Hold’em are only a handful of the 51 games from around the world included in 51 Worldwide Games. Some of the games are multiplayer, including options for up to four people to play locally*** or online****. 51 Worldwide Games launches for Nintendo Switch on 5th June. Anyone who wants to pre-purchase the game can do so from Nintendo eShop starting today and will receive Gold Points worth 5% of the amount paid.
Burnout Paradise Remastered
10 years later, the classic high-octane racer is back with this remastered version. Featuring breakneck racing, high-flying stunts and, most importantly, shameless amounts of automotive destruction, Burnout Paradise Remastered crashes onto Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Take on the role of a DJ in this upcoming rhythm game from Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band. Fuser launches for Nintendo Switch this Autumn.
King’s Bounty II
Since 1990, the King’s Bounty series has been influencing the evolution of western RPGs. In this new sequel, the series is back with a fresh look and a new approach. In King’s Bounty II, the graphics are more realistic, in-game choices matter more than ever, and a new character development system informs the ethics and affinities of new characters. King’s Bounty II launches on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
In this free-to-play game, up to eight players**** must battle it out to earn points and claim victory. As ninjas, players can sprint across stages, disguise themselves and wield an arsenal of skills, like heavy-hitting hammers, fast and flashy katanas, and tricked-out yo-yos. Cement your supremacy in free-for-all battles or work together in 4-on-4 team matches. Ninjala sneaks up to Nintendo Switch on 27th May.
Full Body: The unique puzzle-adventure game is coming to Nintendo Switch as Catherine: Full Body, a remake of the original game. Climb a tower of puzzle blocks and dive into a mature, intense and intoxicating story when Catherine: Full Body launches for Nintendo Switch on 7th July.
Strap into a pod racer and go for first place in Star Wars Episode I: Racer, launching soon for Nintendo Switch.
MAJOR DLC COMING IN 2020
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC
The first fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be joining the battle from the Nintendo Switch title ARMS! The fighter will be announced and released this June.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC
Now that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has launched for Nintendo Switch, the first seasonal event is on its way. Between 1st April and 12th April, residents of the island can participate in Bunny Day to find eggs hidden by bunny visitor Zipper and craft special items with them. The next free update to the game hits in late April, which adds the Earth Day event
Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass:
With the new Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, the sprawling island in the sea, the Isle of Armor, and the frozen snowscape known as the Crown Tundra will be available in the Galar region. On the Isle of Armor, Trainers can gather at a new dojo for Pokémon Battles to master their skills. By training at this dojo, players will receive the Legendary Pokémon Kubfu from the master, Mustard. Through training with Kubfu, Trainers will receive permission to challenge the Towers of Two Fists on the Isle of Armor. Once one of the two towers has been conquered, Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu. In addition to new outfit items and hair styles, the Expansion Passes will also add new league card backgrounds, effects and frames. The Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Part 1 – The Isle of Armor launches by the end of June. Additional information about the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Part 2 – The Crown Tundra will be revealed in the future. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Passes, which include The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra as they release, can be purchased from Nintendo eShop for AUD$45.00 / NZD$49.50 each.
GAMES/UPDATES OUT TODAY:
Good Job!: In this madcap action-puzzle game from Nintendo, perform hilarious and challenging tasks around a sprawling office building to get the job done by any means necessary, alone or two-player mode*. Good Job! launches in Nintendo Switch on Nintendo eShop today.
Ring Fit Adventure Update:
Ring Fit Adventure Update: A free update is coming to Ring Fit Adventure later today. The update adds a new Rhythm Game mode, an option to switch to a female voice and to change the language of the in-game voice, and more. In the Rhythm Game mode, move to the beat of a dozen music tracks from Ring Fit Adventure, and a few tracks from popular Nintendo games, including Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The update is available starting today.
Shinsekai: Into The Depths
In this deep-sea exploration game, players collect resources to upgrade their gear, craft items and dive deeper into the abyss. As they explore increasingly mysterious environments, players have to monitor their oxygen and pressure levels to survive. Shinsekai: Into the Depths launches for Nintendo Switch today.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake
In this remake of the dragon-riding classic, players pilot the Blue Dragon through incredible landscapes, battling giant creatures and lethal battleships using 360-degree controls and lock-on targeting. Panzer Dragoon: Remake launches first on Nintendo Switch as a timed console exclusive today.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Enter Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy to learn the ways of the Force! Players can customise their Jedi looks and battle online with up to 16 players when Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy launches on Nintendo Switch today.