Simply put, the Switch's current online system still feels like it's in beta, and that's precisely the reason why we're shocked that we still haven't heard anything about a solid release date for the Switch's paid online service almost a full year into its lifecycle.
The Nintendo Switch subreddit was no different, featuring people analysing a Nintendo tweet of New Donk City billboards in Mario Odyssey, trying to decide whether or not that secretly indicated a new Fire Emblem game was in development and going to be announced soon. This is the first time that a story mode has been included in a Mario Tennis game since the Game Boy Color title. The Direct kicked off with a Nintendo Switch port of the 2007 Nintendo DS game, The World Ends with You.
During the Nintendo Direct Mini yesterday, a Switch version of The World Ends with You, often acronymed TWEWY, was announced.
Much like classic RPGs, you'll have to complete specific tasks in order to progress through the prison and eventually make a daring escape. It'll bring a new online activity called Balloon World with two competitive modes: hide it and find it. Players will be able to hide balloons and find those hidden by others, scoring points for finding balloons fastest.
Indie game Fe and Celeste, courtesy of the EA Originals incubator, will make its debut on the switch January 25.
The new game, like its predecessors, stars Kirby - a pink puff who can absorb powers from his enemies - as he progresses through a breezy, lightly challenging fantasy world.
If you're still not sure about the game, there's an hour's worth of gameplay footage demonstrated on the Nintendo Switch in real-time via a live-stream session that Team17 uploaded to YouTube. Seeing Square giving players the choice is a good thing to see and a positive step forward for accessibility in games. That said, we still don't have a solid release date for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Rockstar is still tight-lipped about a GTA V port. Closing out the presentation was possibly the biggest revelation of the day: Dark Souls is coming to the Switch.
A new fighting game starring female combatants from various SNK games is also heading to Switch this summer.
Cooperative heist shooter Payday 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, adding HD rumble and touchscreen controls. The Switch version of Dark Souls will be include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC and will have improved frame rate and resolution. So far, the characters covered in the gameplay trailer are Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi. The Switch version of the game will include a timed-exclusive character name Joy, who's described as a "Japanese computer whiz". Dark Souls Remastered is coming to the Switch.