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New Switch ports and video games announced in Nintendo Direct

Sherri Watson | 12 January, 2018, 16:15

Nintendo's got a bunch of new games coming to its wildly popular Switch console in 2018. Co-op friends can also combine their abilities to produce new effects. Dark Souls: Remastered release date is May 25. If you don't want to play with friends, allies can be replaced with your standard CPU allies. But among news about Dark Souls, free Super Mario Odyssey DLC and a new Mario Tennis game on the Switch, the Nintendo Direct Mini confirmed that a remake of legendary Nintendo DS J-RPG The World Ends With You is en route, and that's literally all I care about.

Pokken Tournament DX is getting a new DLC Battle Pack, which will be released in two waves. This game also has a two-player cooperative play. Players will be able to play with either touchscreen or traditional controls.

"Hyrule Warriors" - a third-person action game set in the world of "The Legend of Zelda", but more focused on action than narrative - is another example of Nintendo resurfacing games from its Wii U library on the Switch. That and the visually impressive Kirby Star Allies.

One of the Wii U's more divisive games, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is headed to Nintendo Switch. There's Assist Mode which lets you tweak different facets of its difficulty such as pace and damage taken along with B-side chapters that have greater challenges. Payday 2 was also announced for the Switch. The game will release on the Switch on May 4th. The first wave, coming out on January 31, will introduce Aegislash and a support set for Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu.

Stay tuned to IGN for more as it's revealed.

Dragon Quest Builders Demo The Dragon Quest Builders Demo will be available by the end of January. Going back to the Nintendo DS, it announced that The World Ends With You will be getting a re-release on the Switch. Unfortunately, further details on this scenario have yet to be revealed, but it's possible it could take place after the events of the main game, or feature new characters for main character Neku to interact with.

There were also updates and DLCs announced for previously released games.

Dark Souls Remastered will be released on May 25th, 2018 and will essentially be the original game, but this time with nicer graphics. It's competitive search and find with balloons, complete with online leaderboards. Then, roles reverse. Find the balloons hidden by your opponent before time runs out. Additionally, the update will come with new outfits and new filters for Snapshot Mode. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi.