Nintendo hosted a highly anticipated Direct presentation on September 4th. The conference detailed new games for its Switch console, new details about high-profile upcoming titles and much more. The company also announced new software add-ons to its Switch Online subscription service. Here are the biggest announcements from today’s Direct:
Overwatch: Nintendo confirmed that Blizzard’s team shooter Overwatch is officially coming to Switch, the company’s handheld console on October 15th. It will also come with 14 character skins and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The subscription will be needed to play any Overwatch’s modes.
Pokémon: A new pair of Pokémon games Sword and Shield are coming later this year. Japanese developer of Pokémon, Game Freak is also launching an entirely original role-playing game now officially called Little Town Hero. The game is coming out on October 15th, and in a pleasant surprise, it will also feature music from Undertale creator Toby Fox.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: After an E3 announcement that the pair of Banjo-Kazooie would be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the pair released have come to the title. The pair are available as a single combatant and accessible through the Fighter Pass DLC. Nintendo also announced that Terry Bogard from the classic SNK fighting series Fatal Fury will be coming to the game. Bogard will be the fourth of five DLC fighters being added to the game.
SNES titles: Nintendo is expanding the retro offering for Switch Online users to include SNES titles. The expansion will see 20 new games coming to the console on September 5th. Some of the games include Super Mario Kart with couch co-op support, Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. The titles are free with the $20 annual subscription to Switch Online.