Nintendo’s newest direct set the stage for the rest of the year, as well as the beginning of 2020. It was much needed for Nintendo because of some uncertainty that was filling the air. The fog has cleared and it’s time to run through the best announcements for fans to look forward to for their favorite handheld hybrid console. 

Overwatch on Switch 

Overwatch, the multiplayer, first-person shooter game is coming to the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 15. That’ll make Overwatch available on about every platform under the sun, other than mobile. Overwatch allows you to play as a multitude of characters, ranging from an Australian pyromaniac to a mechanized robot who loves birds. With the party aspect of the switch that has been ingrained in the system since its birth, it makes sense that Overwatch has found a new home on the Switch.

Smash Bros. News 

Smash Bros. fans were wondering when Banjo-Kazooie, the newest DLC fighter to join the 70 plus roster of characters was going to join the fray. Well, during the Direct, Nintendo announced the bear and bird combo would be available to play after the direct. 

But wait, that wasn’t all Nintendo had to announce about Smash. They announced a new fighter, Terry. He’s coming from the Japanese fighting game Fatal Fury. No firm release date has been set, but we do know it’s coming out in November 2019.

SNES games are on the Nintendo Switch, but there’s a catch 

The possibility of playing SNES games on the Switch has been a dream for fans of the virtual console for days. The possibility of it has always been in fans' minds because of the port of NES games on the Switch. The only way to play the catalog of NES games was through Nintendo’s online service. The same goes for SNES games. 

Twenty games have been picked from the SNES library and are ready to play on the Switch, you only need an online subscription to access them. Like the NES controller that came out when those games came out, a similar SNES controller is being made and it’s going to cost $29.99. However, a release date hasn’t been revealed yet. 

Games, Games, Games!

There was a bounty of games that were announced that it’s hard to keep them all straight. So this is going to be the rundown of games Switch owners should keep an eye out for. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming out on Halloween with a co-op and multiplayer mode. It’s still the same ghost hunting fun that the series has been known for, but with a new setting and puzzles to solve. 

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming out on Sept. 20 with an all-new dungeon creator where you can build create your own dungeons and share them with friends. 

The final game to watch out for is Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, which are coming out Nov. 15. Pokemon announced a camp system where you can watch over your Pokemon and feed them curry that you can make, which is sort of similar to the food system in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Also, new Pokemon were announced, with one of them looking like a broken teapot, uncannily similar to Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast

With all this being said, Nintendo has made sure everyone has something to play this fall and into next year with a clear mind. 


A previous version of this report incorrectly stated the number of new DLC fighters for Smash Bros. The article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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