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September 13, 2018 | by John
Nintendo Direct Roundup 9/13/18

That was quite the Direct, huh? If you missed it, or just want to relive it in text form, read on, true believer.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was confirmed for Switch, releasing some time in 2019. No real information was confirmed otherwise, but later in the Direct, a co-op mode was confirmed for the 3DS Luigi’s Mansion 1 port. If both players have the game, you can run the whole story mode together. If only one has the game, the other can use 3DS download play to play through the boss fights.

A remake of Kirby’s Epic Yarn, titled Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, for 3DS. The full game is here, along with new minigames and a “devilish mode” where you’re followed by a demon. It’s out next year.

Splatoon 2‘s 4.0 update is launching today, with further updates in early October. Right now, Splatfests are getting updated to change how the results are weighed, and some new weapons and clothes are being added. In October, more weapons from the same collection, as well as the final new stage will be added.

A bundle of classic Capcom Beat-em Ups is dropping on the eShop Sept. 18th, including Final Fight, Captain Commando, Battle Circuit, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and The King of Dragons, all with online play. For $20, that’s not a bad ask for some great games.

New Super Mario Bros. U is getting a Deluxe Switch port, with New Super Luigi U bundled in. Also, Toadette is a playable character, donning a crown power-up that turns her into a doppelganger of Peach called “Peachette.” It’s maybe the worst thing I’ve ever seen? Anyway that’s coming out January 11th.

A full HD remaster of Katamari Damacy is coming to Switch, called Reroll. It’s releasing this Winter.

The Nintendo Online subscription has been fully detailed, and it’s basically what we knew already. The only new info is that more NES games will be added as time goes on, and “more bonus offers” will be revealed in the future.

To pair with the NES titles, NES controllers with wireless functions and a dock to attach to the Switch console will be released. Preorders start on Sept. 18th, and they’ll cost $60 for a pair.

Game Freak is working on a new RPG, tentatively titled Town. The entire game takes place in one village, with your character fighting off invading monsters with the help of other villagers. It seems cute and warm, and I’m excited to see Game Freak making something big that isn’t Pokemon.

A huge amount of Final Fantasy games are planned to launch on Switch, with the first, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, launching tonight. Following that are Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, World of Final Fantasy, Chocobo Mystery Dungeon, and Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2, and XII: The Zodiac Age.

Finally, the Smash Bros. Switch has been confirmed as a real thing, releasing on November 2nd. It comes with a Switch dock and joycons designed with Smash logos, as well as a download code for Smash Ultimate that’ll unlock on December 7th, the game’s release date.

Isabelle will be playable in Smash, and she’s not a complete echo of Villager! Surprisingly, she has some new moves, and seems like a blast to play as.

Lastly, a new Animal Crossing was confirmed to be releasing next year. No other confirmation besides this, but hey, we know now!

And that’s it! There’s a few more small things, and if you want to see them, as well as visualizing the entire showcase, here’s the full Direct.

John Michonski is Video Game Choo Choo's Editor in Chief. He's a fun man who likes to do good.

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