Overwatch, Assassins Creed: Rebel Collection, Doom 64, and more announced for Nintendo Switch

New Nintendo Direct reveals a host of new games and showcases new features in upcoming titles.

Nintendo is not taking it easy in 2019. They’ve once again announced a slate of new releases and remasters that are coming this year and early next year to the Nintendo Switch. Let’s get straight to the big ones –

Overwatch; Legendary Edition

There were talks of Overwatch possibly making its way to the Switch, which was also hinted by the availability of the Overwatch-themed Switch case, but now it’s finally official. It comes with the full roster of characters, and also supports motion controls for scope aiming and other special cases. It really is about time!

Releasing: October 15, 2019

Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection

The news for this had leaked far and wide a couple of days back, but now we know when we’ll be getting the collection that includes Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rebel. It’s the complete edition of both games and the collection also includes the Freedom Cry DLC.

Releasing: December 6, 2019

Doom 64

Bethesda has always been nice to the Switch with ports of some of its biggest releases from the first year of the console. Now, they’re digging back into the archives and presenting a version of Doom to the Switch that was only playable on the Nintendo 64 until now.

Releasing: November 22, 2019

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

After appearing on just about every Nintendo console since the Wii, the JRPG is now making its way to the Switch as well. So now you’ll have an origin story to the Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which has been available on the system since launch.

Releasing: 2020

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

The highly acclaimed PC RPG is coming to the Nintendo Switch, that too with a cross-saving function with Steam. So now you can play this on your TV docked, on your PC, and on the go.

Releasing: Today

Rogue Company

Moving a bit away from the re-releases, Rogue company is a PvP multiplayer shooter that’s promised to offer cross-platform play with other consoles. It’s published by Hi-Rez studios, which is known for its online multiplayer games like Smite.

Releasing: 2020

SNES games coming to Nintendo Online subscribers

Looks like Nintendo is finally done pushing NES games to the Nintendo Online subscribers, and has now revealed a slate of 20 games that will be coming today, with a promise of more games being added every month. Nintendo also revealed a new SNES controller priced $29.99 USD which can be used to play these games.

Releasing: Today for Nintendo Online subscribers

Aside from these, other announcements include –

  • Super Kirby Clash launches today and it’s free to download
  • Luigi Mansion 3 multiplayer modes revealed
  • Trials of Mana releasing on April 24, 2020
  • Return of Obra Dinn coming Fall 2019
  • Little Town Hero from the creators of Pokemon is coming on October 17, 2019
  • Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury comes to Smash Bros.
  • You can create Chamber Dungeons in the upcoming Link’s Awakening remaster and share them with your friends via amiibos
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions Sharp FE Encore releasing with a new and exclusive track on January 17, 2020
  • Deadly Premonition 2 is coming to Switch in 2020, and Deadly Premonition Origins is available on the eShop today
  • New reveals for Pokemon Sword and Shield including a curry-making mini game and player attire
  • Tetris 99 is getting a physical release on September 6, 2019
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games will be releasing on November 5, 2020
  • New Daemon X Machina demo is out today – it supports 4 player local multiplayer and the progress will be carried over to the full game
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast is coming to the Switch on September 24, 2019
  • Just Dance 2020 releasing on November 5, 2019
  • Grid Autosport is coming on September 19, 2019
  • Farming Simulator on December 3, 2019
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch coming on September 20, 2019
  • NBA 2K20 is coming tomorrow on the Switch
  • Call of Cthulhu will be releasing on October 8, 2019
  • The Outer Worlds is announced for the Switch
  • Devil May Cry 2 is coming on September 19, 2019
  • Vampyr is making its way on October 29, 2019 to the Switch
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons coming on March 20, 2020

And that’s pretty much everything announced in today’s Nintendo Direct. What do you think about Nintendo’s lineup?


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