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Nintendo Direct reveals deluge of ports for Switch including Dark Souls

Published: 17:38, 11 January 2018
Banner of Nintendo Direct, the short video presentation.
Nintendo Direct

Following an enigmatic tweet from Nintendo last night, fans have embarked on a massive speculation effort prompted by the tease. Turns out it was Nintendo Direct, and the video is close to bloated with various features, mostly for Nintendo Switch. So, everyone got all worked up about a PR stunt for a regular event.

Nintendo is going all in on the Switch, as it is to be expected considering its massive success. Announced for the platform are games to be released in the first half of this year, most notably Payday 2 and Dark Souls Remastered. Come 25 May, you will be able to fulfil your gaming masochism needs on the go.

FromSoftware Dark Souls protagonists telling the player to git gud. Dark Souls Git Gud Edition

Other highlights include Payday 2 getting a new character, Joy - a Japanese computer whizz who is evidently adept at hacking. She will be a timed exclusive for Switch once Payday 2 lands on 27 February. Timed exclusives are bad, and Nintendo should feel bad, but they won't - because money. The World Ends With You, a major success for Nintendo DS a decade ago is making a comeback, this time making a run on Nintendo Switch. 

Hyrule Warriors Ultimate Edition is also coming to Switch, some time during Spring 2018. It will include all of the DLC content from both Wii U and 3DS releases. The game will also have a couple of new features, including couch co-op and costumes for Link and Zelda inspired by Breath of the Wild. Never stop cross-promoting Nintendo, never stop.

Retro Studios & Monster Games Four monkeys looking all happy in a tropical place with inexplicable ice everywhere. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is another Wii U game in a long line that is getting ported to Switch. This 2014 title is getting its own Switch port on May 3 for Japan and May the fourth be with EU. It's also 4 May for US.

We asked Nintendo to port some of the announced games last year. So remember who you owe thanks to. Yes, .

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