Nintendo Direct: More Ports On The Way To Switch And 3DS

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Today’s Nintendo Direct had some pretty interesting info, but strangely enough, what excited me most are some of the ports coming to Nintendo’s platforms.

Luigi’s Mansion coming to 3DS

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This Gamecube classic will soon be playable on the Nintendo 3DS. While the platform already had the excellent sequel released on it, it’s pretty exciting to finally be able to play this gem on a (portable) platform.

MarioWare Gold coming to 3DS

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Technically not a port, this collection will feature a lot of the minigames we’ve already played on other Nintendo platforms. It’ll have an impressive 300 different games included in it, so get those screenprotectors ready as those touch-controlled ones will have you scratching it like crazy!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story coming to 3DS

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The Mario & Luigi RPG games have all been pretty interesting. Their unique sense of humour is always worthy of a few chuckles while playing and people who skipped on Nintendo’s DS will now be able to play it on the system’s bigger brother. What strikes me as odd about this particular announcement is that you could already play the original DS game on it if you have the cartridge.

Okami coming to Switch

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This masterpiece cannot possible be present on too many platforms, so it coming to the Switch is a great announcement. The game is quite lengthy and being able to play it on the go will be quite the advantage over the PS4 and Xbox One versions. What’s more: it will have touch-screen controls so you can control the Celestial Brush in a much more natural manner!

Dark Souls Remastered coming to Switch

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Technically not a port, but a remaster, this was the least surprising inclusion as we already knew about it. What is new information however, is that Nintendo will also release a Soltaire Amiibo which can be used in the game to praise the sun. With Dark Souls releasing on the Switch, you can now Die on the Go! Sweet!

Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy coming to Switch

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The Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy, previously a playstation 4 exclusive, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on July 10th. The Nsane Trilogy has been a commercial succes as new people and nostalgia-driven fans around the world have (re)discovered this rather difficult platformer. It also looks like Nintendo has beaten Microsoft to the punch with the news, but at least we know it’s coming to Xbox One as well:

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker coming to Switch AND 3DS

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This action puzzle game allows Toad to have some time in the spotlight. Originally released on the Wii U, gamers everywhere will soon be able to play it on the go, not only in the Nintendo Switch but also on the 3DS. Nintendo also was kind enough to introduce some new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey locals.

Undertale coming to Switch

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Undertale is a unique RPG made by a single developer. It seemed to be influenced somewhat by Nintendo’s own Mother/Earthbound series so it makes perfect sense that the title has come full circle and will now be playable on a Nintendo platform. It’s a critically acclaimed game and one you shouldn’t pass on.

South Park the Fracture But Whole Coming To Switch

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The South Park RPG games have the series’ iconic sense of humour and perfectly portray its artstyle. Playing these games is very much like playing an episode of the TV show. It seems Nintendo is embracing the adult games more and more. It’ll be interesting to see if people are still keen on picking this up, as most fans of the games probably own it on either PS4/Xbox One or PC already.

Which reveal excited you the most? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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Robby Bisschop
Belgian, male, born in 1987
I love videogames (mostly RPGs), anime, movies and Magic The Gathering.
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Robby Bisschop

Belgian, male, born in 1987 I love videogames (mostly RPGs), anime, movies and Magic The Gathering.