January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games

Phillip Butler
January 12, 2018

New perks, modes, and ways of plays are coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 27. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent's position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage.

The new DLC for "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" adds Donkey Kong as a playable character.

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

The most prominent news to come out of the Nintendo Direct Mini was arguably the announcement that Dark Souls Remastered would be coming to the Switch on May 25.

In the meantime, the game has a page up on Nintendo's website. Find the DLC this Spring. Fighting game fans won't get new full games, but they will get the odd SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy this summer and revived 16-bit ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting today on the Nintendo eShop.

Last but not least, Retro Studios's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 4, including new playable character Funky Kong.

Mario Tennis Aces smashes onto Nintendo Switch sometime this Spring.


The new version of the game is called Final Remix, with Square Enix revealing that the game will release at some point this year.

On top of the new story mode which will include missions and boss battles, there are some new wrinkles to the tennis gameplay.

Fe is a goregeous game that completely immerses you in nature.

Payday 2 will release in Europe and Australia on February 23rd, and in North America and South America on February 27th.

In addition to the focused action game play of leading one soldier against a massive horde of enemies, the Dynasty Warriors series is also known for its epic storyline.

Starting in February, a bunch of already-great Nintendo Switch games are getting new stuff.

"A modern take on the action platformer", Celeste is the story of Madeline, who can pretty much climb everything and dash like nobody's business.

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