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5 Awesome Highlights From The Nintendo Direct Event

Time to buy that Nintendo Switch
by Andrei Medina | Sep 14, 2017
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Nintendo has just showcased the upcoming games for their new consoles and handheld systems, particularly the Switch hybrid system, at the launch of Nintendo Direct

Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi began the event by introducing the most anticipated games for its 3DS system. The event’s spotlight was mostly on the Switch and 3DS while updates for the soon to be released Super Mario Odyssey game was saved for last.

Here are a the highlights revealed during the event:

1) Pokemon 2DS XL

After announcing four new updates to the upcoming Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon titles, Nintendo revealed a new limited edition 2DS XL model. This Poké Ball handheld version will be available for purchase starting November 3.

2) Minecraft

Minecraft fans can now enjoy another version of the popular block building game. Nintendo announced that it would be available on the new 3DS family of systems via eShop. This version features the game’s creative and survival modes while also getting support for touch controls. Those who prefer a physical copy won’t have to wait long since a retail version will arrive soon.

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3) Nintendo Switch MOBA

Tired of playing Dota, LOL and other MOBA? Nintendo’s got you covered. They’re bringing in Arena of Valor to the Switch, where you can choose from a roster of 35 heroes that you can use in 1v1, 3v3, 5v5 or hook wars modes. The game’s beta version will be available to players later this year.

4) Bethesda games

Bethesda is bringing not one, not two, but three highly acclaimed games to the Nintendo Switch. These are The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (November 17), and ported versions of Doom (2017) and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2018).

5) Super Mario Odyssey

In Super Mario Odyssey, our favorite Mr. Do-It-All (because according to Nintendo, he's no longer a plumber) visits various worlds in a bid to once again save Princess Peach from marrying Bowser. The game, alongside a limited edition Switch hardware bundle, will be officially released on October 27.


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