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New Games in the Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion Series Coming to Nintendo Switch


Isabelle from the Animal Crossing Series Will Also be a
Playable Fighter in
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo revealed that new
games in two major Nintendo series are currently in development for the Nintendo
system. Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working
title), a new main game in the Animal Crossing series, and
Luigi's Mansion 3
(working title), will both come exclusively to
Nintendo Switch in 2019. The video presentation also debuted a new Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo Switch hardware and software

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A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Ninten ...

A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Nintendo Switch. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Nintendo Direct revealed a diverse lineup of games headed to
Nintendo Switch, including a massive collection of classic FINAL
games, an HD remake of the beloved Katamari Damacy
game and adaptations of some best-selling card and board games like
Carcassonne and Pandemic. If that's not already enough, the Nintendo
Direct also unveiled new details for Nintendo
Switch Online
, highlighted a solid selection of Nintendo
games and revealed more details about previously announced
Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi's
Crafted World
and Mega
Man 11

"The announcements for Nintendo Switch keep coming," said Doug Bowser,
Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"With the additions of new games in the Animal Crossing and Luigi's
series, as well as a surge of new games from our development
partners, there really is something for everyone in the ever-growing
Nintendo Switch library."

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

Nintendo Switch

  • Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title):
    A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series – the first
    since Animal Crossing: New Leaf debuted on Nintendo 3DS in 2013
    – is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
  • Isabelle Joins the Fight!: Taking a break from assisting mayors
    and just being an all-around lovely pup, Isabelle from the Animal
    series is joining the roster as a playable fighter in Super
    Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 (working title): The next
    installment in the spooky series is currently in production and
    launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Nintendo
    Switch Online
    : With Nintendo Switch Online, members gain
    access to online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games,
    the NES – Nintendo Switch Online collection of classic games with
    added online play, special offers and a smartphone app with features
    to make online gaming sessions more fun and engaging for supported
    games. In addition to Splatoon
    , more online games will support voice chat through the app,
    including Mario
    Kart 8 Deluxe
    , ARMS
    and Mario
    Tennis Aces
    . Nintendo Switch owners won't automatically become
    members when the service launches on Sept. 18, so they will need to
    purchase an individual or family membership in order to continue
    enjoying their online play in compatible games. For pricing
    information, and to pre-order a 3- or 12-month individual membership
    from select retailers so you can be ready to go once the service
    launches, visit
    A free seven-day trial will also be available. At launch, 20
    NES games
    , including Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of
    , and the newly announced Ice Hockey and Pro
    (available for the first time since its 1987 release)
    will be available to play, with more games added regularly.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers: Playing NES –
    Nintendo Switch Online will feel even more authentic by using the new
    wireless Nintendo Entertainment System Controller, available for
    purchase exclusively for Nintendo Switch owners with a paid Nintendo
    Switch Online membership in the U.S. and Canada. This re-creation of
    the original, iconic NES controller comes in a pack of two for $59.99
    and can be charged by attaching to a docked Nintendo Switch system.
    NES controllers will be available for pre-order on Sept. 18. For more
    details, visit
  • New
    Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
    : Up to four players can enjoy
    this revamped version of the classic Wii U launch game when it comes
    to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 11. Mario, Luigi and Toad return as
    playable characters, and are joined by Nabbit and Toadette, who can
    also turn into Peachette by getting a Super Crown, offering new ways
    for beginners to play together with friends and family. New Super
    Luigi U
    , the first platformer with Luigi in a starring role, will
    also be included in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at no extra
    charge. Between both games, there are a whopping 164 courses to play.
    Mamma mia!
  • Yoshi's Crafted World: Play as an adorable Yoshi
    traveling through a world crafted from household items like boxes and
    paper cups in this new Nintendo Switch platforming adventure. After
    traveling through a perfectly constructed stage, players can start at
    the goal and journey back to the start on the "flip side," the
    backside of the course, to discover secrets. Yoshi's Crafted World
    launches on Nintendo Switch in spring 2019.
  • Nintendo
    Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set
    : This upcoming
    Nintendo Switch bundle features the Nintendo Switch system – complete
    with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate branded Joy-Con controllers and
    dock – and a download code for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    game, all at a suggested retail price of $359.99. The Nintendo Switch Super
    Smash Bros. Ultimate Set
    launches on Nov. 2. (The download code
    for the game won't be active until the game launches on Dec. 7.)
  • FINAL FANTASY Extravaganza!: High-definition
    versions of some of the most beloved FINAL FANTASY games of all
    time are coming to Nintendo Switch. This includes FINAL
    and X / X-2 HD Remaster, as well as the
    recently released FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE. This is
    the first time any of these FINAL FANTASY games has been
    released on a Nintendo system. Starting today, FINAL
    FANTASY XV Pocket Edition HD
    will be available to download in
    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. In addition, three other games in
    the FINAL FANTASY universe will launch on Nintendo Switch in
    the near future: The leveled-up edition of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY
    launches Nov. 6, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! launches
    this winter and Nintendo GameCube co-op game FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL
    CHRONICLES Remastered Edition
    with online multiplayer and no need
    for a link cable comes to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Kupo!
  • TOWN (working title): GAME FREAK, the developer
    of the Pokémon series, has created a new RPG for Nintendo Switch. In TOWN,
    players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the
    walls of a single village. TOWN launches for Nintendo Switch in
  • Super
    Mario Party
    : In the newly revealed Sound Stage mode, up to
    four players can each shake a Joy-Con in rhythm-based gameplay, while
    the River Survival mode offers the series' first four-player co-op.
    Plus, there's 80 new mini-games, a single-player Challenge Road, the
    mini-game gauntlet Online Mariothon and much more. Super Mario Party
    launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 5 and is available for
    pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop and the game's
    beginning today.
  • Pokémon:
    Let's Go, Pikachu!
    and Pokémon:
    Let's Go, Eevee!
    : During the adventure, players
    will be able to overcome obstacles with their partner Pokémon (either
    Pikachu or Eevee) using Secret Techniques. These are skills that only
    partner Pokémon can use, like chopping down trees, traveling across
    water or soaring in the sky. Both games launch exclusively for
    Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16. A bundle that includes a Pikachu
    and Eevee themed Nintendo Switch system and Joy-Con, a Pokémon:
    Let's Go!
    game and the Poké
    Ball Plus
    controller will also be available on the same day.
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL: "Na naaaaah na na na naaah na na
    naaaaah na na na na na naaaaaaaaah." Fans of the groundbreaking Katamari
    game can hum its theme song at a moment's notice. But new
    fans will be joining the chorus when an HD remaster of the classic
    game comes to Nintendo Switch, complete with HD Rumble, gyro control
    and multiplayer support with the Joy-Con controllers. Katamari
    Damacy REROLL
    launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch on
    Nov. 30, with the physical packaged version coming winter 2018.
  • Asmodee Digital: With a literal Tabletop mode, tabletop gaming
    is a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch. To prove it, Asmodee Digital is
    bringing full adaptations of best-selling card and board games like
    Carcassonne, The Lord the Rings: Living Card Game, Pandemic, Munchkin
    and Catan to Nintendo Switch, starting this December.
  • DAEMON X MACHINA: In this stylish action game first
    revealed at E3, the world and its inhabitants are on the brink of
    extinction. As a mercenary, players will pilot a powered suit called
    an Arsenal and face runaway AI. Defeat enemies and acquire parts that
    can be equipped on the fly or brought back to base to craft new
    armaments. Use additional tactics by changing between projectile and
    melee attacks or take the fight on foot to gain an advantage in battle.
    DAEMON X MACHINA launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Capcom
    Beat 'Em Up Bundle
    : Some of Capcom's most classic arcade
    games like Final Fight, Captain Commando and Knights
    of the Round
    are coming to Nintendo Switch with up to four-player
    local or online play. This also includes games that have never
    launched on home consoles before like Armored Warriors and Battle
    . The digital version of this bundle launches in Nintendo
    eShop on Nintendo Switch this winter.
  • Cities:
    : The acclaimed city-building game is available
    today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, which means players can
    manage resources, improve quality of life, energize businesses and
    stimulate growth anytime or anywhere.
  • Sid
    Meier's Civilization VI
    : When the acclaimed strategy game
    comes to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16, it will do so with an exclusive
    four-player wireless LAN multiplayer mode.
  • Mega
    Man 11
    : The Blue Bomber is back! Mega Man 11 rocks
    on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 2, with a free demo already available in
    Nintendo eShop. In addition, players will be able to unlock helpful
    in-game items for use in the full game by tapping the existing Mega
    Man amiibo figure, or a new Mega Man amiibo figure, which is included
    exclusively in the Mega Man 11 – amiibo Edition.
  • Splatoon 2 Version 4 Update: Starting tonight,
    the first set of weapons in the Kensa Collection is coming to Splatoon
    as part of the new Version 4.0 update. These familiar weapons
    are painted with stylish monotone designs. In addition, significant
    new Splatfest changes are coming as part of this update. In early
    October, Version 4.1 will bring a new stage, new songs and more Kensa
    Collection weapon sets complete with new sub and special weapons.
    Check out the Squid
    Research Lab Tumblr
    for more details.
  • Mario Tennis Aces Version 2.0 Update: After
    downloading a free update to the action-packed sports game on Sept.
    19, players will have access to a new online co-op mode that lets
    players participate in time-limited missions with other players.
    Players who complete objectives while these missions are active will
    receive special outfits, characters with alternate color schemes and
    more. Also, be on the lookout for new upcoming playable characters
    like Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa and Petey Piranha.
  • Diablo
    III: Eternal Collection
    : The Nintendo Switch version of
    this classic action-RPG will send players on a journey through
    Sanctuary, where they'll vanquish the armies of Hell and plunder
    powerful loot as one of the seven playable classes. Up to four players
    can adventure together via local or online multiplayer. The Nintendo
    Switch version of the game features the exclusive Legend of Ganondorf
    cosmetic armor set, compatibility with all amiibo figures and more. Diablo
    III: Eternal Collection
    launches Nov. 2.
  • Starlink:
    Battle for Atlas
    : Do a barrel roll and defeat Wolf's team
    in Star Fox missions, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version
    of the game. Starlink: Battle for Atlas launches for Nintendo
    Switch on Oct. 16.
  • Two RPGs on the Way!: Fans who love playing role-playing games
    anytime and anywhere are in luck! The
    World Ends with You: Final Remix
    from SQUARE ENIX launches
    Oct. 12 and Xenoblade
    Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country
    – which is available
    for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop starting today – comes to Nintendo
    Switch on Sept. 21 in stores and Nintendo eShop, or on Sept. 14 for
    owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass.
  • Warframe:
    New fans can join more than 38 million players for free-to-start co-op
    space-ninja action when Warframe launches for Nintendo Switch
    on Nov. 20.
  • NBA
    : The highest-rated basketball simulation franchise
    returns to Nintendo Switch with NBA 2K19, now available.
  • NBA
    2K Playgrounds 2
    : Get ready to jam in the sequel to the
    smash-hit NBA arcade game, coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
  • Just
    Dance 2019
    : With Just Dance 2019 on Nintendo
    Switch, there's no excuse for players to not get down to Camila
    Cabello, Bruno Mars and Cardi B. at home, in the middle of the park or
    even at the dentist's office! Just Dance 2019 launches on Oct.
  • EA
    : EA SPORTS FIFA 19 is fast
    approaching, and players can pre-purchase now so they won't drop the
    ball when it launches for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 28.
  • Team
    Sonic Racing
    : Gotta go FAST! Like, really fast. Team
    Sonic Racing
    launches for Nintendo Switch this winter.
  • LEGO
    DC Super-Villains
    Why so serious? Play as The Joker,
    Harley, Lex Luthor and the rest of the best of the worst in the new LEGO
    DC Super-Villains
    game, launching for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 16.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn: The hit Wii game Kirby's
    Epic Yarn
    is warping to Nintendo 3DS. Every stage in the original
    Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new
    features, like the ability to craft bigger yarn balls, summon
    bead-collecting wind and play two new modes featuring familiar faces
    King Dedede and Meta Knight. Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is
    scheduled to launch for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2019.
  • Mario
    and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
    One of the most acclaimed games in the Mario & Luigi RPG
    series is getting a remake on Nintendo 3DS. In addition to the game's
    revamped graphics and refined gameplay, a new side story follows
    Bowser Jr. as he gathers an army, creates formations, supports his
    allies with an arsenal of moves and generally causes chaos (in the
    best way possible). Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser
    Jr.'s Journey
    will prove two adventures are better than one on
    Jan. 11.
  • Luigi's
    : Two players who each own the game can team up to
    explore and capture ghosts in Luigi's Mansion, a Nintendo 3DS
    remake of the classic Nintendo GameCube launch game. This new version
    of the game also features amiibo support. Tapping one of the four
    compatible amiibo will reveal where Boos are hiding and heal Luigi
    when he talks to Toad, among other bonuses. Luigi's Mansion
    will haunt the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 12.
  • YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Whether players throw their
    allegiance behind the Red Cat Corps or the White Dog Squad, YO-KAI
    lets players team up with friends locally or online
    to tackle the most action-packed battles in the series yet. A free
    "Moon Rabbit Crew" software update on Sept. 27 will add new missions,
    new areas to explore, new Yo-kai to befriend and new Big Boss Yo-kai. YO-KAI
    WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps
    and YO-KAI
    WATCH BLASTERS: White Dog Squad
    are now available for Nintendo

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