News September 14, 2017

Nintendo's Direct Video Showcases New Switch/3DS Titles!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 09/14/2017

Nintendo recently shared a new Direct Video featuring upcoming titles for the Switch and 3DS. What was really great about the video (outside of the normal Nintendo fare) was that certain third party titles finally got release dates. For instance, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no longer floating a “holiday” release as Nintendo confirmed that it’ll launch on November 17th.

Like always, we’re only hitting the highlights. Feel free to check out the direct video for yourself below:

A ton of third party titles, both old and new, are coming to the Switch; Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ announcement illustrates this perfectly. What’s great though is that these titles won’t be watered down versions. Outside of a noticeable dip in graphic quality, gamers will be able to experience each game in full. The same goes with Rockstar’s L.A. Noire (which actually looks better than the original), 2K’s WWE 2K18, and Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders. Even better: gamers aren’t tethered to their TV, making these experiences portable.  Even for older titles, that’s a pretty cool feature. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the go…yes please!

The 3DS got a lot of love too. ATLUS is bringing over a few RPGs, Kirby is getting a battle royal game, and the Ace Attorney returns in Apollo Justice. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition was made available on the eShop. Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon...basically, there’s still good reason to hold on to this device (as if we’d ever sell ours).  

“Momentum for Nintendo Switch is in full swing, and Nintendo 3DS continues its stellar run with a series of triple-A releases,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Between all the first-party, third-party and indie games coming to both systems, this is one of the most diverse lineups we’ve had in years. It’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”

More than 40 games will be hitting Nintendo’s systems in the coming months. Be sure to check back here as we continue to cover these titles.