Nintendo have just wound up another Direct session, and there was some exciting forthcoming Switch content announced.
Probably the one to get people the most excited will be a Switch update of Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which is due for release later this year.
Everybody’s favourite tradie doesn’t miss out, with the announcement of Super Mario Maker 2. We’ll be able to get our Dr Frankenstein on with our Switch when the creation kit launches in June.
A new action game from PlatinumGames, the people behind the likes of Bayonetta and NieR:Automata, is always good news, so we look forward to finding out more about Astral Chain. Well, beyond this summation: “As part of a police special forces unit in a multi-cultural futuristic city, players work together with a special living weapon, the Legion, in a synergetic action system of battle and exploration”. It’s set to launch on August 30.
As well as a better look at Fire Emblem: Three Houses, we also now have a release date – July 26.
It’s taken a while, but the Marvel crew will hit the Switch in style with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, which is due in our winter.
Also due in winter is a new Square Enix RPG entitled Oninaki…
We’re a bit closer to a date for the long-coming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as it’s also due sometime this winter.
In other bits and bobs:
– A free demo of Yoshi’s Crafted World is available today.
– A free update to the fabby Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hits today, and it will allow co-op play – plus there are new levels on their way (for a price).
– The free 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is due in the next couple of months, and will bring Joker from Persona as a playable character for those with the Fighters Pass DLC.
– An April-bound update for the underrated Starlink: Battle for Atlas will deliver new Star Fox (or Star Wing, if you prefer) missions, including playing as Peppy, Falco and Slippy.