Alex Birlo on September 5, 2019

Nintendo Direct 9.4.2019

Yesterday we had a big show from Nintendo. It was well packed with a lot of new information about the projects we already knew and new announcements. So I would recommend you watch the full Nintendo Direct presentation, but here we will go quickly about the bigger games that were shown.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

We saw some more information about the next game in line for the series. They talked about several features and two new pokemon that will be in the game.

Long story short, you will be able to fully customize your character – much more than in the previous entries. You can change makeup, eye color, tops, bottoms and etc. Basically from your hairstyle down to your socks.

Then they talked about a feature that particularly caught my eye. It was the camp that you can pitch at any time during your travels. And in that camp, you will be able to interact with your pokemon and your friends’ pokemon if they are around. You will be also able to visit other players’ camps.

A quick reminder – the game releases this year, on November 15-th.


Yep, now Overwatch will be also coming to the Nintendo Switch. Though you probably will not be able to transfer your existing account to the Switch version, which is a bummer.

But never the less, the game will be available on the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 15-th 2019.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

The new game in the series will take place in a spooky hotel, where each floor has its own distinct theme. The game looks great and will feature an 8 player competitive mode to play with your friends.

The game will be available this year, exactly on Halloween (Oct. 31-st).

Super Kirby Clash

They call it a “Free-to-start” game – which implies that they will either sell new levels or skins in some form of micro-transactions later on.

But the game essentially looks like they took Super Smash Brothers, made it so that all the characters in the game are all the different varieties of Kirby and made it into a 4-players co-op game.

You fight against different bosses each stage and every time they present a different type of challenge.

The Game is already available “Free-to-start” for everyone who owns a Nintendo Switch.

Trials of Mana

An improved and modified HD remake of the third game in the Mana series. With new features and a more fluid combat system.

Trials of Mana will be available on April 24, 2020.

Return of the Obra Dinn

It was initially released in 2018 and is getting a Switch version now as well.
A very stylish game, where you play as an insurance investigator for the West Indian company, sent to investigate a ship that was deemed lost 3 years ago, and now it had mystically reappeared with none of the crew aboard.

You walk around with a magical gadget that allows you to rewatch the final moments of a person’s life. Using the gadget and your wits you have to find out what befell the cursed ship!

It will be available for the Switch this Fall.

Little Town Hero

Is a new turn-based JRPG-styled game about a town where the only rule is that “you never leave the town”. You play as a young boy that stands up to the monsters that invade the town from outside its walls.

Adorable art-style, familiar turn-based combat with minor tweaks to make it stand out a little. And almost all the music in the game is composed by the creator of Undertale, Toby Fox.

Available October 16-th.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

We saw a new trailer that showed more of the locations and characters, and the dungeon creator that will be in the game.

You will be able to share your created dungeons with your friend through a new Amiibo figure of Link, that will come out the same day as the game (but is sold separately).

The game and the Amiibo figure will come out this month, on September 20-th.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 is also getting a Switch port. Unfortunately, it is not a remastered in the bigger sense of the word. But still, it is a pleasant surprise and hopefully is a sign for more such pleasant surprises to come from Star Wars in the future.

Will be out on September 24-th.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

The game was perhaps one of the nicest surprises for me, because apparently it will feature full cross-save of your progress with your Steam version of the game!

Games like that show that something like that is possible. And the fact that we do not see such things happening for other games is due to how uncooperative are the publishers when it comes to implementing convenient features as cross-save into their games.

“Divinity: Original Sin 2” is already available on Switch and you can pick up exactly where you finished playing last on your PC.


There were more things shown – such as new fighters for Smash Bros and Doom 64 coming to switch – but you can watch the rest of it on the official Nintendo website.

In general, it was a great presentation, came out of nowhere and delivered a lot of new and exciting information. Many of games were shown, it was packed and just goes to show how much Nintendo are dedicated to supporting the Switch and getting as many new games for their console as possible and as soon as possible.

Nintendo – always a pleasant surprise

Link to the complete Nintendo Direct presentation: