I've been wanting a Mario Maker port on the Switch for a while now, but a sequel may be even better! Coming this June, Mario Maker 2 brings more features and more things to do, with each iteration of Mario as expected.

But the big surprise for me was. the Link's Awakening remake! The 1993 Gameboy masterpiece was my favorite Zelda game for quite some time, so I'm glad to see it reimagined. The art style is very charmingly cartoony, like everything's made out of plastic. We don't know much about any potential gameplay changes, and we know nothing about a release date yet, except it'll be in 2019. The little teaser at the end will have to hold you over.

In addition to these two, Nintendo also announced a whole host of other neat things, including some new games and some older games getting Switch ports:


  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

  • Box Boy + Box Girl

  • The new update for Smash, but... basically no details about it

  • Some new updates to Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2

  • Dragon Quest 11

  • Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (which I think makes more sense if you know what a Tsum Tsum is)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (with the crew from Starfox!)

  • RuneFactory 4, and the announcement of 5

  • Onikani, a really pretty looking action RPG by Square Enix

  • Yoshi's Crafted World (including a demo release today!)

  • There was a LOT about Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Tetris 99... a Tetris ... battle royale game?

  • Dead By Daylight Switch release

  • Deltarune, the sequel to Undertale

  • Daemon X Machina, a new mech game

  • Grid Autosport

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  • Unravel 2

  • Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered

  • Astral Chain, a new game from Platinum Games (makers of Bayonetta) that looks incredible!


jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/13/2019 at 11:52pm

I used to say Rage 2 was most most anticipated game this year but with Mario Maker 2 and Links Awakwning remake I think it’s all three!

One takeaway here is that 1) Nintendo is going to continue with the 2D Zelda games, which I’m very happy to see. Push forward with the 3D Breath of the Wild games and continue on with the 2D over world stuff like Link Between Worlds and now the Awakening Remake.

Also wondering how much the remake will be? The original game wasn’t big due to the Gameboy and frankly that made it better. It’s a very tight and well focused game. Will this game be larger in scope? If not what will it cost? I guess the cost doesn’t matter too much as I’ll buy it day one anyway, but I am curious.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/14/2019 at 11:34pm

> Nintendo is going to continue with the 2D Zelda games, which I’m very happy to see. Push forward with the 3D Breath of the Wild games and continue on with the 2D over world stuff like Link Between Worlds and now the Awakening Remake.

Kinda like the 3D and 2D Mario games. And Metroid as well. This is great news for the old school fans who might want new stuff like that with a fresh coat of paint.

> Also wondering how much the remake will be?

I wouldn't be surprised if it was full price, but I hope not.

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