Nintendo just dropped one of the most impressive Nintendo Direct's today answering the question of what's coming next to the Switch. Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion 3, Yoshi's Crafted World, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles port, Final Fantasy XII remaster, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and X/X-2, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Civilization VI as well as New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe which is New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe making one of the stinger console lineups moving into 2019.

Nintendo also dropped more details on the first batch of games to come bundled with it's online service such as Baseball, Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Excitebike, Ghosts 'N Goblins, Gradius, Ice Climber, Ice Hockey, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Pro Wrestling, River City Ransom, Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Tecmo Bowl, Tennis & Yoshi's Cookie. Travis and Tim should be pretty stoked to be able to have Ice Climber so easily accessible anywhere they go, I know I will. Seriously though, it's a great list of games and looks to add some missing games from the NES Classic something that people can't seem to get enough of. Nintendo's Virtual Console might be dead but adding free games atop the online service is really awesome. I'm curious if these games will rotate out for new ones of if the library will just become massive over time making the Nintendo Online subscription even more compelling?

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 09/14/2018 at 04:08am

I keep seeing these videos of news of games coming to the Switch! It's a damn shame I don't have one nor am planning to get one any time soon because of the expense. But man is the Switch getting tons of stuff! Oh and there's also a Smash Bros Switch bundle coming, too! https://www.gamespot.com/articles/super-smash-bros-ultimate-switch-bundle-announced-/1100-6461764/

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/14/2018 at 12:44pm

Right, there are. I think I’m gonna get one for Christmas.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 09/14/2018 at 04:05pm

Why wait for Christmas? :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/14/2018 at 04:43pm

I like needless suffering.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/14/2018 at 04:44pm

Any games you going to get from this direct Will? Im wondering how Civ 6 will play with a controller?

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 09/14/2018 at 09:11pm

Online. I want the nes controllers too. Going to pick up Luigi's Mansion at some point. I may pick up Super Mario U.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2018 at 12:19am

Oh man, honestly the big news for me in this is more Katamari. It’s been too long since I obsessively picked up everything in sight.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2018 at 01:55am

And I’m still hoping for a Mario Maker port. It looks like that’s my only holdout game from the Wii U.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/15/2018 at 02:05am

Yeah, I bet they'll just create a whole new game but the new version will be heavily based on the original. The 3DS Mario Maker port is awesome, you just can't share your maps with anyone online you need to physically be next to them.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2018 at 04:08am

I commented before watching the video, I was hoping for something new with Katamari but it looks like the first game with a fresh coat of paint, which is a little disappointing. There have been a lot of core changes to the game over the years that we'll kinda miss out on. But maybe it's the start of something, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't going to buy it anyway.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2018 at 04:09am

And I agree Will, I want those NES Controllers. But in trying to decide what I'd use from the online service, I think it's basically just the NES games and nothing else so I'm not sure it's worth it.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 09/15/2018 at 05:26pm

I am also interested in Diablo 3, despite owning it on the PC. I like the idea of that game being more portable.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/15/2018 at 07:58pm

Agreed with Diablo III being more portable. I think I’d just buy online for the games too and at some point the catalog might get so compelling as to get it for that alone. That said $20 isn’t that much but I’m not sure I need yet another way to play the original Super Mario brothers.

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