ARMS and Splatoon 2 dated along with many more announcements in Nintendo Direct

At midnight last night Nintendo hosted another Nintendo Direct and most of us thought that ARMS and Splatoon 2 would be the only two games showing up, as per their original announcement, but that’s not quite what happened. Oh no, Nintendo came through and hit the ball out the park by announcing a hoard of 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles along with launch dates for ARMS and Splatoon. Buckle up, it’s about to get turbulent. Here is the entire show.

For those who don’t have time to watch it all, here is video breakdown as well as the launch game for any particular title that might have caught your eye. First up is the 3DS:

Hey! PIKMIN (3DS): Launch – 28 July

Ever Oasis (3DS)

Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)

RPG Maker Fes (3DS): Launch – 23 June

Miitopia (3DS)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)

Kirby’s 25th Anniversary (3DS)

Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training (3DS)

Nintendo also took the time to announce a bunch of amiibo that will be compatible with 3DS games, though the Super Smash Bros. characters will also be compatible with the Wii U version. Here are the amiibo’s that’ll launch, and the launch dates:

Time to move on to the Switch titles:

ARMS (Switch) – Launch date: 16 June 2017

Nintendo introduced a new character, an explanation on how the weapon attachment combinations will work and we all finally get a better idea just how strategic the game will be.

They also took the time to announce a new Joy-Con colour that’ll launch alongside ARMS and a battery pack that increases your playing time when on the go.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): Launch – 28 April

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch) – 11 May

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) – 26 May

Upcoming NEO GEO games (Switch)

Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania (Switch)

Project Mekuru (Switch)

Monopoly (Switch)

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)

Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch): Demo available now

Sine Mora EX (Switch)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)

Payday 2 (Switch)

Namco Museum (Switch)

Splatoon 2 (Switch): Launch – 21 July 2017

A new mode has been introduced called Salmon Run, it’s basically Splatoon 2’s own horde mode and comes with some interesting features detailed in the below video – with co-op being the most interesting:

Yes, of course there will be new amiibo for Splatoon 2 and if you own any of the older Splatoon amiibo those will also be compatible with the sequel:

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