40-minute Nintendo Direct confirmed for September 4th

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 10:18 AM
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UPDATE: Trust Nintendo to choose a random Wednesday afternoon in September to drop a showcase which ultimately proved bigger than its E3 offerings. We counted no fewer than 35 different Nintendo Switch announcements, more or less all related to games coming to us before the year's end, bar one or two notable exceptions.

Here we've rounded up every major announcement from the September 2019 Nintendo Direct, as well as the full video if you want to give it a watch yourself. There's not a great deal here which will be of interest to PC gamers but there a few bits, such as the surprise announcement of Deadly Premonition 2.

  • Overwatch announced. Launches for Switch on October 15th, 900p/30 fps.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay shown.
  • Super Kirby Clash announced. 4-player co-op brawler. F2P and out now.
  • Trials of Mana HD Remake trailer shown. Comes to Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One on April 24th, 2020.
  • Return of the Obra Dinn Switch version announced. Arrives on Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 in Autumn.
  • Game Freak’s Little Town  Hero gameplay shown. Pokemon devs new game comes to Switch on October 16th.
  • SNK fighter Terry Bogard announced for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Enters the ring in November.
  • Nintendo confirms more DLC fighters are coming to Smash Bros Ultimate on top of the five in the Fighters Pass.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening gameplay shown. Chamber Dungeons allow players to build their own dungeons and share them with friends via Amiibos. Game is out on September 20th.
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of the Elusive Age - Definitive Edition footage shown. Arrives on Switch on September 27th. Already available on PC and PS4.
  • Wii U cult gem Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, a JRPG fusing Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei, is coming to Switch in remastered form as an ‘Encore’ edition. It’s out on January 17th, 2020.
  • Deadly Premonition 2 announced. Swery is director and writer. Switch is the only confirmed platform although we would imagine it’s multiplatform. Deadly Premonition 2 is out in 2020.
  • Deadly Premonition: Origins is out now on Switch. Remaster of the original game.
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition announced for Switch. Features cross-saves with Steam version. Out now.
  • Doom 64 is finally being rereleased for the first time. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch on November 22. Bethesda has hinted it could be coming to other platforms.
  • Rogue Company announced, a new co-op third-person shooter from Hi-Rez Studios. Comes to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch in 2020.
  • More Pokemon Sword and Shield gameplay shown. Polteageist is a ghost living in a teapot and probably the greatest Pokemon ever. If it could evolve into Paranormal Entitea that would be great. Cramorant is literally just a blue cormorant. Players can customise their outfits, set up camps, and learn how to cook more than 100 types of curry, including toast curry.
  • SNES games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online today. Launch line-up is as follows, with more games to follow each month: 
    • Super Mario Kart
    • Kirby’s Dream Course
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
    • F-Zero
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Super Mario World
    • Star Fox
    • Stunt Race FX
    • Super Metroid
    • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
    • Pilotwings
    • Super Soccer
    • Super Tennis
    • Brawl Brothers
    • Demon’s Crest
    • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
    • Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
    • Super Puyo Puyo 2
    • Breath of Fire
    • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Tetris 99 2.0 update is out today. Adds new Invictus Mode, 2P Share Battle for online, and daily missions will be available which can be spent on custom themes and avatars.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer shown. Comes to Switch on November 5th. Bizarrely features a story mode focused on MArio & Sonic at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Daemon X Machina trailer showcase. Demo is out now on Switch.
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy announced for Switch. Jedi Outcast is out on September 24th.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Rebel Collection announced for Switch. Includes Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and AC: Rogue. Comes to Switch on December 6th.
  • Dauntless trailer. F2P Monster Hunter-like comes to Switch later this year.
  • Just Dance 2020 trailer shown. Out on all platforms on November 5th.
  • Grid Autosport comes to Switch on September 19th.
  • Farming Simulator 20, the mobile version, comes to Switch on December 3rd.
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch out on September 20th.
  • NBA 2K20 out on September 6th.
  • Call of Cthulhu out on October 8th.
  • Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds coming to Switch ‘soon’. 
  • Devil May Cry 2 arrives on Switch September 19th.
  • Vampyr makes its Switch debut on October 29th.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons new gameplay shown. It’s definitely Animal Crossing alright.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition announced. Remastered version of the Wii classic with a big improvement to visuals. Xenoblade Chronicles X is now the only Xenoblade title missing from Switch.

Original Story: 03-Sep-2019 - 40-minute Nintendo Direct confirmed for September 4th

And here we go again with the Nintendo Direct merry-go-round. Nintendo has announced an all-new Nintendo Direct will be taking place tomorrow, September 4th.

The September 2019 Nintendo Direct will be around 40 minutes long (roughly the same as the E3 presentation length) and will be primarily focused on upcoming 2019 Switch titles such as Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3.

40 minutes is a heck of a long time to spend on games we already know a whole lot about though, so we’re expecting more than a few surprises. A look at the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate character seems assured, as does one final snippet on Zelda: Link’s Awakening ahead of its September 20th launch.

But, we’re more interested in what’s happening a little further afield. Right now, Nintendo only has Animal Crossing: New Horizons pencilled in for March 20th. Aside from this, it’s entire slate is clear. To that end, we reckon at least a couple of 2020 first-party titles could be unveiled.

The one final bit we’d love to see, although it’s probably a little too early to expect it to actually happen, is some further insight into the teased The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel.

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03:11 Sep-07-2019

Salvaging Doom64 was a feat, no doubt. I definitely didn't see that coming!

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16:19 Sep-05-2019

Now snes games i can get behind, never owned or played any snes games but i only hear good things about them. Finally a worthwhile reason to buy the online.

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11:36 Sep-05-2019

D P 2 in the coffee, did you see that Zach? Deadly premonition 2 i dont think anyone saw that coming first game was goofy broken and funny in the best ways possible.

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10:27 Sep-05-2019

Decent line-up there but I wanted one major announcement that really banged and we didn't get that

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21:58 Sep-03-2019

YESS, I don't even have a switch, yet I'm always very excited for these.

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19:15 Sep-03-2019

I'm praying they show gameplay of Bayonetta 3, BotW sequel, and say something about Metroid Prime Trilogy for switch and Metroid Prime 4.

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09:56 Sep-04-2019

I heard MPT is finished but they've held it back after MP4 got delayed =/

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