Nintendo Direct showcases new games, updates and remasters

Dark Souls Remastered in the Works for Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls Remastered will be announced today

Today's much anticipated Nintendo Direct Mini offered up a slew of games, many of those games being ports. Not to mention it's the first time you can play a Dark Souls video game anywhere you want! Since the Xbox One launched in November 2013, Microsoft has released a mid-generation upgrade in the form of Xbox One X that launched in November past year.

The first set will include Aegislash as a playable character and Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyuu as support characters. Both waves can be purchased right now. Fe is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2018. It features exploration through a forest, where Fe (the fox you play as) has to interact with other animals to learn new abilities that allow it to explore. You will also be able to combine powers together in creative ways.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch this spring. And game design legend Ken Levine examines how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tore up the rulebook to reinvent the franchise. The games that released for the 3DS and Wii U (Open and Ultra Smash) were both poorly received due to their lack of content, whereas the earlier games were critically acclaimed and typically featured a story mode.

More information on Mario Tennis Aces will be coming soon, such as a concrete release date. The game will feature many characters, missions, boss battles and a story mode.

In February, a free new update for Super Mario Odyssey will add a new mini game, Luigi's Balloon World, which includes two modes. While Balloon World sounds like a whole new universe, that's not the case. If you hide it, you have 30 seconds to find the best hiding spot in hopes of giving other players a hassle. It will also be coming with a timed-exclusive playable character who has the ability to hack through any system. The controller is a near flawless remake of the original with a couple of cool new features such as an embedded OLED screen, and two additional shoulder buttons. The DLC pack will release in Spring.

The 2008 DS game will be ported to the Nintendo Switch this year with HD visuals and a new epilogue. Younger, less experienced players will be tended to in this iteration of the side-scroller, with the lovable surfboard-riding Funky Kong scoring his own mode. The game will release on the Switch on May 4th.

For fans of fighting games, there is a little something here for you, too. Although the content seems routine, Nintendo has also added something fairly new to this latest entry.

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