Everything you missed in this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo waited until Australia was asleep to spring a fast, 15 minute Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast outlining their forthcoming plans for 2018. There was some surprises and quite a bit of exciting footage so we’ve rounded up all the best stuff in one place. Hit the jump to see it all for yourself.

There’s a lot to get through so here we go, speed run:

The World Ends With You: Final Remix
One of Square Enix’s most unique action RPG’s is coming back!

Pokken Tournament DX is getting more new fighters
Aegislash and a host of other monsters are on their way to the Pokemon/Tekken hybrid fighter this year with a pair of Battle Pack DLC kits. The first wave of fighters releases January 31 and will include Aegislash, Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Wave 2 launches March 23 and will include Blastoise, Mew and Celebi (!!!). Both are available for purchase on the e-Shop now.

Kirby: Star Allies
The world’s most cheerful puffball makes his Nintendo Switch debut on March 16.

Kirby: Battle Royale and Dragon Quest Builders both have demos now live on the Nintendo e-Shop today.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
The Zelda/Dynasty Warriors mashup is on its to Nintendo Switch in Q2 2018 with a host of brand new content, including split screen couch co-op.

Mario Tennis Aces
Mario is heading back to the tennis court and we are ready to settle all our arguments with flaming tennis balls. Drops in Q2 on Nintendo Switch.

Ys VIII: Lacrimose of DANA
One of 2017’s most popular PS4 JRPG’s is on its way to Nintendo Switch in Winter (that’s June through August here in Oz).

Super Mario Odyssey update
Super Mario Odyssey is getting an update that will see Luigi sending you into various balloon-centric competitive modes. Rankings, speed running and unlocks — it’s cute and cuddly, but the community is going to be vicious. Also? New outfits. We are hype for this. Out in February.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
The ladies of the King of Fighters franchise have decided to ditch the dudes and are just kicking the crap out of each other instead. This actually looks super fun. Launches in Winter here in Oz.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle DLC
Mario + Rabbids is STILL getting DLC if you can believe it and this one’s a doozy — Donkey Kong has finally showed up to lend a hand. Out in Autumn here in Oz.

Payday 2
Popular 4vE crime shooter Payday 2 is on its way to the Nintendo Switch with a host of brand new content.

Fe and Celeste
Don’t forget about indies! These indie platformers are both coming to Switch later in the year and look particularly dope.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario + Rabbids wont be DK’s only appearance on the Switch this year. The series that made the ape a platforming legend is making its debut on the Nintendo Switch with an update of the Wii U hit. Out May 4!

Dark Souls: Remastered
Praise the heckin’ sun.

We’ve updated our release dates page with all of the confirmed dates from today’s broadcast! Make sure you head over and check it out.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.