January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games

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Of course, that wasn't everything in the Nintendo Direct announcement. Not to mention it's the first time you can play a Dark Souls video game anywhere you want! However, there was info on a lot of titles packed into a short amount of time. Players can also use the Joy-Con controllers to try combat in an all-new way, though the Direct Mini didn't share details on how that mechanic would work.

Nintendo waited until Australia was asleep to spring a fast, 15 minute Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast outlining their forthcoming plans for 2018.

The Super Mario Odyssey will get a new competitive game mode.

The second wave of new characters for "Pokken Tournament DX" will arrive on March 23.

There's a release date for Kirby Star Allies (16th March), and an announcement for Mario Tennis Aces. The game will be released in Spring 2018.

Nintendo's continuing to produce a steady beat of games starring Mario for the Switch, with "Mario Tennis Aces" being the latest.

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Nintendo claims that its "strong library of games" is one of the main reasons for the continuous momentum in the sales of the Nintendo Switch.

The platforming adventure game will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch digitally on February 16th. It'll be coming to the Switch in the summer. But Nintendo also announced that Donkey Kong will make his debut on Switch this year, with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze releasing on May 4th. Both games originally came out for the Nintendo Wii U back in 2014. It'll be smashing down with split screen multiplayer in Spring 2018.

Payday 2Popular 4vE crime shooter Payday 2 is on its way to the Nintendo Switch with a host of brand new content. Unfortunately, we've still no news on Nintendo's online service, Virtual Console, or non-gaming Apps. The new update brings new costumes and a new minigame that features Luigi to Super Mario Odyssey.

Finally, Dark Souls Remastered will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch and while we only have a teaser spot to go on, a gameplay demo is surely just around the corner.

As for why the Xbox One managed to outsell the PS4, Greenberg points to the launch of the Xbox One X. It will also be coming with a timed-exclusive playable character who has the ability to hack through any system.

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