Nintendo Direct Recap (9/4)


Scott McDanel

Nintendo hosted one of their “Nintendo Direct” live-streams on September 4, 2019, featuring just under 40 minutes of new Nintendo Switch news. Highlights as well as the full stream will be down below:

  • Monolith Soft’s critically acclaimed RPG for Nintendo Wii “Xenoblade Chronicles” will be getting an HD remaster on the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
  • Nintendo has confirmed that games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. This comes at no additional charge and will be arriving September 5, 2019.
  • The fourth DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed to be Terry Bogard from SNK’s “Fatal Fury” series of games. Terry will be joining the roster in November of this year.
  • Banjo & Kazooie from “Banjo-Kazooie” were showcased as “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” fighters by series director Masahiro Sakurai in a livestream immediately following the Direct. The fighter is now available to play in the game’s 5.0 update.
  • It has also been confirmed that more DLC characters will be coming to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” after the initial five in the Fighter’s Pass.
  • Sans from Toby Fox’s “Undertale” as well as a remix of the infamous “Megalovania” from the same game will also be available as a Mii Gunner skin in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”
  • Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning e-Sports game “Overwatch” will be ported to the Switch on October 15, 2019.
  • Other new ports include Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection,” which includes “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag” and “Assassin’s Creed: Rogue,” Focus Home Interactive’s “Farming Simulator 20” and “Vampyr,” and Capcom’s “Devil May Cry 2”
  • New hotel floors in “Luigi’s Mansion 3” were shown off. These include a pirate-themed restaurant, a dance club level, and an Egyptian pyramid-themed floor. The game is scheduled to release October 31, 2019.
  • New information regarding “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield” was showcased as well. Players will be able to customize their trainer with all new clothes, hairstyles and other fashion items.
  • Two new Pokémon were shown off as well. Ghost-type Polteagheist houses itself in a teapot. Flying and Water-type Cramorant shoots fish in retaliation at opponents after using Surf or Waterfall.
  • “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Shield” are scheduled to release November 15, 2019.