Nintendo Direct Recap: minor Sword and Shield news, huge news for the Switch overall

More Pokemon Sword and Shield information were released during the Nintendo Direct that just aired on Youtube. As per usual, I’ve chosen not to sleep in order to catch it and share the news in English as soon as possible. Here’s what’s new and coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield!

Sword and Shield news

Two new Pokemon, Pokemon Camp (Pokemon Amie v4.0), cooking curry, and a lot of customization for your look:

  • More footage was released from the Galar region. Dynamaxed Eevee.
  • Four features were covered during the stream
  • In Sword and Shield you will be able to customize your character by choosing your outfit, hairstyle, makeup, etc…
  • Pokemon Camp is a new feature that allows you to setup a camp in the Galar Region. In the Camp you can play with Pokemon and train them. You can visit other Player’s Camps in the Wild Region.
  • Pokemon Camp allows cooking up Curry on Rice. Curry on Rice is cooked by using ingredients found in the Galar Region. This is a new mini game that feautre more than 100 Curries and each one is
  • Poltageist is a new Pokemon that resembles a tea pot. Poltageist is a Ghost type that looks strange
  • Cramorant is a new Water and Flying type Pokemon, features Gulp Missile, a new retaliation mechanic

Updates for Nintendo Switch online services

  • A new library of games is coming to the Switch, featuring games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Rewind function is available from start
  • No additional subscription is required if you’re already a Switch Online member
  • SNES Controller is coming, priced $29.99 USD

Nintendo Switch title news

One would expect that Pokemon Sword and Shield will be the main topic of this Direct, but keep in mind that it was a Nintendo Direct, not a Pokemon Direct.

  • Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch!
  • “Luigi’s Mansion 3” is coming to Switch, taking place in a haunted hotel, where each floor has a different challenge. The game looks… insane? Insane is the right word and we’re sure it will be a good selling title. If you own a Switch, make sure to check it out!
  • A new free-to-start game is coming to Switch, called “Super Kirby Clash”. The game is a typical fighter title, probably heavily based around in-app purchases. Doesn’t look bad.
  • “Trials of Mana” (old school console RPG) is getting a HD remake. Features huge goat bosses. Available April 24, 2020
  • “Return of the Obra Dinn” is a black and white mystery game that takes place on a lost ship. The graphics and the investigation mechanics are incredibly unique, check it out if you’re into games that really feel different. Fall 2019
  • “Little Town Hero” is a new game by Game Freak and it looks quite unique, with new strategy oriented combat system mixed with popular RPG elements. Available October 16
  • Banjo and Kazooie are coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate today. More DLC fighters are in development. Smash Bros Ultimate is not going anywhere soon.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 20th. It features a new a dungeon crawling mini game with amiibo support.
  • Dragon Quest XI S is a huge RPG game that features 2D and 3D graphic modes, available on September 27. Demo available now.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes is getting a weird tie-in in Tokyo that features singing and monsters spawning in 3D Tokyo. We’re not really into Fire Emblem Heroes. Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore.
  • Deadly Premonition 2 is a serious game that takes place between past and present.
  • Deadly Premonition Origins is also coming today
  • Divinity II: Original Sin is coming to Nintendo Switch!
  • Bethesda is bringing Doom 64 to Nintendo Switch. Doom 64 was originally available in 1997 and is now being re-released on the Switch. November 22nd 2019.
  • Rogue Company is a new IP coming to the Switch
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is coming to the Switch
  • The Witcher 3 Complete Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch, all DLCs and expansions
  • Asassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection is coming to the Switch
  • Dauntless is coming to the Switch

More games are coming

  • Just Dance 2020, November 2019
  • GRID Autosport, September 2019
  • Farming Simulator 20, December 2019
  • NBA 2K20, September 2019
  • Call of Cthullu, October 2019
  • The Outer Worlds, soon
  • Devil May Cray 2, September 2019
  • Vampyr, October 2019
  • Animal Crossing news… gasp…
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is coming to the Switch in 2020. The game originally released on the Wii in 2012, now re-launching in 2020.

Frankly speaking, that’s a ton of games coming to the Switch. Once again, investing in a Nintendo console looks like a good thing to do, at least for us who jumped on the Switch on launch date. Sure, there’s no “real” Pokemon news, but the overall it was a great Direct.

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