Nintendo Mini Direct January 2018 Round Up – Dark Souls Remastered & More

We got a number of games revealed by Nintendo today with Mario Tennis Aces, The World Ends With You and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze joining Dark Souls Remastered on the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

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Today saw some big news coming out of Nintendo as they look to expand the Nintendo Switch library of games. Since they launched it randomly, you might have missed some of the cool games coming up for Nintendo Switch in 2018. We’ve put together our Nintendo Mini Direct January 2018 Round Up below for you including the full video with some surprises in store.

Not only do we have some classic Nintendo games coming back in The World Ends with you. We also get to play the original Dark Souls again in a freshly announced remaster, confirming some rumors out there.

You can watch the full featured video or read or round up below right here. What stands out for you? Let us know in the comments at the end of the article!

Full Nintendo Direct video

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Dark Souls Remastered

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Releasing: 25th May 2018

Prepare to Die. Now with more red caps and moustaches. I kid (although they should let you create Mario). As the only entry out of sequence with the video above, this is the one that really caught the attention.

The original Dark Souls coming to modern consoles is great news for all and perhaps leaves the door open to poor the rest of the trilogy to Switch too.

Only time will tell. But we got some additional information from Bandai namco below for you to enjoy and the rest of the Nintendo Direct details down the page.

Dark Souls Remastered information

DARK SOULS: REMASTERED allows players to explore the twisted ancient land of Lordran in the first title of the critically acclaimed action role-playing series like never before. Experience the rich world of DARK SOULS in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and PC.  Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode. From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armour and magic spells to utilise for a truly unique playstyle.

Hidden in the world of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions. Collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal – which allegiance will you choose? Up to six players can join together online to help, or hurt, each other throughout their quest.

DARK SOULS: REMASTERED will be available on 25th May, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC.

The World Ends With You -Final Remix-

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Releasing: 2018

The Nintendo DS classic “The World Ends With You” comes to Nintendo Switch ten years after its initial release.

Pokken Tournament DX Battle Pack

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Releasing: Wave 1 / 31st January 2018, Wave 2 / 23rd March 2018

Pokken Tournament gets paid DLC in the form of its Battle Pack. Split in to two “waves”, Wave 1 will see the Battle Pokemon Aegislash enter the fray alongside Support Pokemon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Wave 2 will include Battle Pokemon Blastoise as well as a new Support set featuring Mew and Celebi. New Avatar items are also included with the purchase.

Kirby Star Allies

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Releasing: 16th March 2018

Kirby returns in Star Allies, featuring a plethora of new techniques and combination copy abilities.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

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Releasing: Spring 2018

Hyrule Warriors makes its way to Switch with all of the previously released premium content from the Wii U and 3DS versions.

Mario Tennis Aces

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Releasing: Spring 2018

Mario returns for some tennis time in Mario Tennis Aces. It features a Story Mode including “boss battles and more”. More details to come in the future.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

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Releasing: Summer 2018

Survive by gathering the survivors. They literally said that in the video. Or close enough. Either way, Ys VIII is coming to Switch. “When the moment is right, unleash your special moves”.

Super Mario Odyssey: Free Luigi DLC

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Releasing: February 2018

After downloading the update and beating the main story, talk to Luigi to embark on a new challenge. Luigi brings two new online competitive modes involving hiding your own balloons and finding your opponents. “Objective-based speed-running” they say. New outfits and filters for Snapshot mode will also be included.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

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Releasing: Summer 2018

Two-on-two tag team action featuring the ladies of SNK. INITIATE THE ULTRA-SPECIAL MOVE; DREAM FINISH. DO IT! FINISH THE DREAM! Customise those ladies, too.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong DLC

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Releasing: Spring 2018

A new story featuring “one of Mario’s oldest frenemies” (who writes their script!?) comes to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Donkey Kong joins the bunch this Spring.

Payday 2 + New Character “Joy”

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Releasing: 27th February

Payday 2 comes to Switch with a brand new character; Japanese hacker Joy.

Fe

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Releasing: 16th February

Fe shows off a little more of its striking world.

CELESTE

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Releasing: 25th January

Celeste looks like a challenging action platformer. With mid-air dashes and wall jumps all over the gaff. Looks promising to me.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for Switch

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Releasing: 4th May 2018

Donkey Kong ports over from the Wii U to the Switch in Tropical Freeze. Funky Kong joins the Konga-line in this one too, making short work of spiky ground because apparently surf-boards are impervious to sharp objects. Seriously though, it’s good to see more Wii U games getting deserved attention.

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