On September 4th, 2019, Nintendo delivered their latest Nintendo Direct that gave us a glimpse into many of the games coming later this year whilst also a glimpse into what we can expect for 2020.

It kicked things off with the announcement of Overwatch heading to the Switch in October followed by some updates on the likes of Luigi’s Mansion 3, the Trials of Mana remake and Little Town Hero.

Character three in the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Pass, Banjo-Kazooie released the same day as the Direct whilst we got the announcement of Terry Bogard of Fighter Fury fame is heading to the fight. Not only that but more DLC fighters were confirmed to be in development, not just the one more we had originally known.

Then we were sent back to what we know with The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, both games arriving later this month.

In a surprise announcement not quite as anticipated as perhaps should have been, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Echoes is heading to the Switch early next year including some additional content to what was in the original Wii U version.

It’s a double whammy, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise was announced to much shock and will be launching in 2020. Swiftly moving on we got two games releases the same day as the direct in Deadly Premonition Origins and Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition.

The Nintendo 64 classic DOOM 64 is being re-released for the home console/handheld hybrid later this year. Another popular classic coming to Switch is Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, much to my absolute joy.


One of the biggest but expected news was the announcement that SNES games are on the way, landing on September 10th. The library contains some of the biggest titles to grace the retro platform, Breath of Fire, A Link to the Past, Super Mario World and Super Metroid.

We got further updates on upcoming already revealed titles such as Pokemon Sword & Shield, Daemon X Machina, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The final reveal was for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition as the much loved huge open-world RPG gets new life on the Nintendo Switch in 2020.

More can be found in the Nintendo Direct video above, but it’s safe to say it was packed with goodies. 85% of shown titles are very much on my radar and my wallet cries out in agony because of it.

Published by Rhys Baldwin.


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