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Nintendo Direct: New Switch game announcements, lots of release dates

A Nintendo Direct stream was held late last night, during which Nintendo made a ton of announcements. Not only did we get finalised release dates for a bunch of Nintendo Switch games coming this year, but we also got a few surprise game announcements too.

For starters, big first-party games like Arms and Splatoon 2 have release dates now. Meanwhile third-party games like Disgaea 5, Fate/Estella, Ultra Street Fighter 2 and more also had their release dates confirmed. Nintendo also briefly announced a multiplayer game due out this year currently under the name ‘Project Mekuru’, though we don’t know much about it at this time.

Here’s the full list of games and release dates featured during Nintendo Direct, organised by release date:

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris: April 25 (with a demo out today)
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: May 11
  • Disgaea 5 Complete: May 23 (demo coming soon)
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers: May 26
  • Arms: June 16
  • Splatoon 2: July 21
  • Fate/Estella: July 25
  • Sonic Mania: Summer
  • Sine Mora X: Summer
  • Project Mekuru: Summer
  • Namco Museum: Summer

Aside from that, we know that Payday 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch this year, as well as a version of Monopoly, just in-case you needed to get your board game fix.

KitGuru Says: I’m glad to see some of Nintendo’s first party games are coming out sooner rather than later. The new Super Mario wasn’t mentioned, but I imagine Nintendo is saving that for a larger event, like E3. Have any of you guys picked up a Switch yet? Are you planning to pick up any of the games on this list?

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