Nintendo Direct 9.13.18 Roundup - Luigi's Mansion 3 and multiple Final Fantasy ports

The long-awaited delayed Nintendo Direct is finally here. At 11 pm UK time, or 3 pm PT, we'll be getting a 35 minute glimpse into what Nintendo has in store regarding future Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles. Stay tuned, as GBAtemp is covering every reveal live as it happens, and after it ends, we'll highlight the biggest announcements from the Direct.

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Event Start

It begins...

Good news, Luigi is alive after the last direct. Luigi's Mansion 3 has been announced for next year! They're saving more info for a later direct.

Upcoming 3DS games:
Kirby's Epic Yarn 3DS port.
There's new abilities and minigames, and a new difficulty mode.
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn launches 2019.

Bowser's Inside Story will have a little Bowser JR mode, launches Jan 11.

3DS version of Luigi's Mansion has 2 player local co-op. Oct 12 release.

YoKai Watch Blasters is getting some post launch content. New creatures, with the Sept 27 update.

Focusing on the Switch now:

Splatoon 2 update, gets a anime-styled intro as a joke showing off some new gameplay. More info coming soon on the labs.

Mega Man 11 footage. Oct 2.

Mario Tennis Aces will be getting a new update, with Birdo and Shy Guy, Paratroopa, and Petey Piranha. More to come later. Co-op challenge mode online with friends on Sept 19.

Capcom Beat em Up bundle, with Final Fight, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit. Online play. Sept 18. Pre purchase now.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Nabbit and Toadette mode. Luigi U as well, for free. Launches January 11.

Katamari gets HD treatment. Katamari Reroll.

Oh yeah, Nintendo Online is a thing, and now we get a look at more details.

Five features of membership: online play, NES games, cloud save data, smartphone app.

Official wireless NES controller Joy Cons, which have rails on the side to charge on the Dock. They'll cost $60.

Pokemon Let's Go. HMs are gone, replaced with secret techniques that only Pikachu or Eevee can learn.

Diablo 3 launch date. Nov 2.

Super Mario Party gets a gameplay trailer, with special minigames that require multiple Switch systems. 80 new minigames that have never been seen before. There's a singleplayer mode as well. Oct 5.

Game Freak is working on a new RPG game. Working title is Town. Has cell shaded graphics.

City Skylines is headed to the Switch. Both DLC packs are included. Launches today.

Daemon X Machina shows us some new details. You can defeat enemies to steal their abilities and weapons.

There's the confirmation of Yoshi's Crafted World. Lets you play levels backwards. Has local co-op. Spring 2019.

Tabletop games like Carcassone, Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, Pandemic are all coming to the Switch with local and online multiplayer. Catan and Munchkin also headed to the Switch as well.

Civ VI confirmation. Nov 16 launch.

Starlink gets more Star Fox promotional footage. Oct 16.

Warframe launches Nov 20. Just Dance, Team Sonic Racing, and FIFA 19 third party titles shown.

World of Final Fantasy gets a Switch port with additional content.

Final Fantasy Dungeon Chocobo's Tale gets a localization on the Switch. Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon.

Final Fantasy 12. 2019.

Smash is getting a LE system.
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Isabelle for Smash. Nintendo is a troll.

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Highlights

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 will be coming next year for the Switch.
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn is getting a 3DS port next year.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U comes to Switch.
  • Katamari Damacy 1 gets remade in HD as Reroll. Winter 2018.
  • The Switch is getting some tabletop games like Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and Pandemic are coming to the Switch with local and online coop.
  • Yoshi's Crafted World confirmed.
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles gets online multiplayer in the remake that was totally a surprise.
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima launches Nov 6. (Revamped port of World of Final Fantasy)
  • Final Fantasy VII, IX, and X, X-2 and XII are headed to the Switch next year. Notable lack of VIII.
  • Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Everybody, localization of a Wii game, this Winter.
  • Switch SSB bundle. Links to pictures are above.
  • Isabelle joins Smash.
  • ANIMAL CROSSING 2019.
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey will hit the Switch as a Cloud streamed title.
 
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