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Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini here; All of announcements listed

12 January 2018

In a total surprise, Nintendo revealed that a cult-classic JRPG named "The World Ends With You" is getting a makeover for the Switch. In "Star Allies", you can team up with up to three other players to take on levels. Pokken Tournament will receive the Deluxe Battle Pack DLC. The first wave, coming out on January 31, will introduce Aegislash and a support set for Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. It will be released in two waves. The Battle Pack is available for purchase now on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.

Kirby Star Allies Nintendo showed off some new footage of Kirby Star Allies at Nintendo Direct Mini showcasing some new abilities. That and the visually impressive Kirby Star Allies.

Coupled with Bayonetta 1 and 2 as well as Dragon Quest Builders slated for a February release, it sees that Nintendo Switch owners have a wealth of choices for what to buy next. All maps, heroes, and DLC will be made available; we're talking content from both the DS and Wii U version, with a total of 29 characters.

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Ys VIII Lacrimosa of DANA is an action RPG that tells the story of two souls split yet united by fate.

On the DLC front, the free Super Mario Odyssey content addition is titled Luigi's Balloon World and comes out next month. The free update adds Luigi's Balloon World, as well as new outfits and snapshot filters. The update is coming in February. SNK Heroines utilizes only the female characters from the series as the name implies, and it utilizes a fairly simplified input system only requiring one button.

The game will feature local and online multiplayer, touch-screen controls, and HD rumble. It's coming this summer.

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Donkey Kong is heading to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is heading to Mario + Rabbids as a playable character, complete with a new storyline and world. The DLC pack will be available this spring. Players will be able to play with either touchscreen or traditional controls. One of the competitors will be Yuri Sakazaki from ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, which launches today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Previously announced for other platforms, this is the first news of the IP reaching the Nintendo Switch. So far, the details revealed indicate that the story mode will be fun. Play in old-fashioned pixels this month, January 25.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze originally launched for Wii U and this Switch re-release will be available on May 4. This game also has a two-player cooperative play. Funky can use his surfboard to hover in mid-air and stomp on spikes.

The standout ports include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

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Nintendo closed the Direct Mini with a major new announcements: Dark Souls: Remastered will bring the challenging 2011 action-RPG to Nintendo Switch with updated graphics.

Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini here; All of announcements listed