The latest Nintendo Direct presentation was jampacked with announcements for the Nintendo Switch, including a variety of new games, more information about Nintendo Switch Online, and wireless NES controllers for the hybrid console.
The Nintendo Direct presentation was originally meant for Sept. 6, but it was pushed back to Sept. 13 due to the earthquake that struck Hokkaido, Japan. The delay did not dampen its contents though, generating more hype for the Nintendo Switch as the lucrative holiday shopping season draws near.
New Nintendo Switch Games
The new Nintendo Direct presentation revealed new Nintendo Switch games and updates to upcoming titles, giving owners of the hybrid console a glimpse of what to expect over the coming months.
The Nintendo Switch games that made an appearance at Nintendo Direct are as follows:
- Animal Crossing
- Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle
- Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy
- Cities: Skylines
- Civilization VI
- Final Fantasy IX
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy X
- Final Fantasy X-2
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
- Katamari Damacy
- Luigi's Mansion 3 (Working Title)
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Town (Working Title)
- World of Final Fantasy: Maxima
- Yoshi's Crafted World
Also revealed is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bundle, which comes with a Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Switch and a copy of the highly anticipated game.
Nintendo Switch Online
According to Nintendo, subscribers will receive special offers for signing up with the service, but these were not specified. However, gamers with a 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online will receive download codes for special Splatoon 2 gear.
Nintendo also revealed the full line-up of classic NES games that will be accessible through Nintendo Switch Online. The list of 20 NES titles is as follows:
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong
- Double Dragon
- Dr. Mario
- Ghosts'n Goblins
- Ice Climber
- Ice Hockey
- Mario Bros.
- Pro Wrestling
- River City Ransom
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
Wireless NES Controller For Nintendo Switch
To make the NES experience on the Nintendo Switch more authentic, Nintendo will launch new wireless NES controllers for the hybrid console. The accessories, which will carry a price tag of $59.99, will be available only through Nintendo's online store.
Placing an order for the wireless NES controllers will require a Nintendo Switch Online membership, which is understandable as they are meant to work with the classic NES game collection of the service. Gamers will not be able to use the controllers in traditional Nintendo Switch games.