Nintendo Direct 2017 highlights

Splatoon 2, Arms and bright yellow Nintendo Switch controllers. On April 12, the Nintendo Direct event took place, at which representatives of the company announced new games, announced the dates of their releases and shared details of upcoming projects.

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Big announcements by Nintendo

Nintendo announced several new projects for the Switch console, which should be released in 2017. Among them Cooperative shooter Payday 2 PC which was released in 2013. Since then, several DLC have appeared for the game. They include thematic additions on Hotline Miami, Goat Simulator and the movie “John Wick”. Most likely, the add-ons will be immediately available in the Switch version.

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It also became known that in the winter holidays there will be a release of Sonic Forces for Nintendo Switch. The game will be presented immediately two versions of the blue hedgehog: Sonic from modern games and Sonic from the era of Sega. Together, the heroes have to unite against the advancing forces of evil.

In addition, in the summer for Switch will be another game on the Sonic franchise with the subtitle Mania. The project is an updated version of the classic two-dimensional games about Sonic. In Sonic Mania will include both levels from the classic games, and new locations.

Ubisoft have plans for Switch

Also in 2017 for the hybrid console Nintendo will be released Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – an expanded edition of Rayman Legends, which will include, in addition to the original game, additional content.

In addition to Rayman Legends, Ubisoft will publish a digital version of “Monopoly” for Switch. It is known that the game will use the advanced vibration system HD Rumble controllers Joy-Con. Release date is still unknown.

In the summer of the online store Nintendo Switch will appear the application Namco Museum, which will include several classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug.

April 28 will release the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and on May 26 will be released Ultra Street Fighter II, which, in addition to the updated graphics will receive two new heroes Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. On May 11, the Minecraft version for the Nintendo Switch will appear on the shelves.

During the presentation of Nintendo Direct, the developers of Splatoon 2 announced that the game will be released on July 21. In the multiplayer shooter will be presented co-operative mode Horde mode, in which users will have to fight off the advancing waves of enemies. Also at the same time with Splatoon 2, new themed Amiibo toys will be on sale.

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And even more new stuff from Nintendo

Nintendo announced that on June 16, that they will release another multiplayer project – Arms. Simultaneously with it, Joy-Con controllers will appear on the shelves in a new bright yellow color, equipped with an additional compartment for batteries. Developers Arms told about the weapons, heroes and possibilities for character modification presented in the game.

At the conference Nintendo Direct announced the release dates for future projects for the portable console 3DS. In the fall of 2017, Monster Hunter Stories and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Spectres will be released. In summer, there will be releases of Hey, Pikmin !, Ever Oasis, Culdecept Revolot and Kirby’s Blowout Blast.

More details about the projects of Nintendo and its plans will be available at the conference E3 2017, which will be held from 12 to 15 June.

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