During Thursday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, a whole bunch of new games were announced for Nintendo Switch. None pleased us more than the final reveal – a remake of the classic Game Boy game The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. It’s arriving on Switch sometime in 2019.
Originally launched in 1993, the Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake will retain the top-down view of the original while adopting a new art style that look’s lifted straight from a claymation series. Pingu comes to mind. There’s a must-see brief trailer, but further details are scarce.
Thankfully the presentation delivered a tonne of other good news. Super Mario Maker 2 is a sequel to the hit Mario-builder game where players can create their own levels and share them online. The sequel gives players access to even more tools, items and features. Super Mario Maker 2 launches for Nintendo Switch June 2019.
The long-awaited Fire Emblem: Three Houses will finally arrive in July. Plus, Assassin’s Creed 3, Dead by Daylight and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are all on their way to Nintendo’s portable console.
Final Fantasy IX became available as a digital download immediately following the presentation, along with a bizarre Tetris battle royale called Tetris 99. It’s a free-to-play Tetris game where 99 players compete until only one is left standing.