Splatoon 2, Arms, and Accessories Highlight Nintendo Direct

Nintendo just wrapped up their latest Nintendo Direct. The direct targeted upcoming titles for both the Switch and 3DS. The major focuses of the direct were information on Splatoon 2, Arms, and Switch accessories.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 will launch on July 21. Highlighting the presentation was an introduction of a new cooperative mode, “Salmon Run”. The familiar team-based battles were replaced by 4 players working together to fight off waves of “Chum” and “Steelhead Bosses” who were corrupting the map. Defeating these enemies gave players power eggs which helped them in their fight.

Along with the new mode three new amibo for Splatoon 2. Check out the full Splatoon portion of the direct below:


Arms

Arms, Nintendo’s upcoming fighting game will launch for the Switch on June 16. Along with the release date, the presentation showed two new gloves, new stages, and the latest member of the roster Minmim. Two additional game modes were also revealed. The first will be a two-on-two fighting mode. The second allows players to earn coins which can be used to purchase new gloves. Check out the full Arms presentation below:

Switch Accessories

Release dates for additional Switch accessories have been announced. First, on May 19, stand-alone docks will be available for purchase. On June 16, a new color for the Joy-Con controller (neon yellow) and a battery pack for Joy-Con controllers will be released.

Additional Launch Dates for Switch and 3DS Titles

Nintendo also has released an updated list of release dates for their games which can be found below:

  • ByeBye BoxBoy! – April 12
  • SNK Classics: Samurai Showdown 4 – April 13
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – April 25
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – April 28
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – May 11
  • Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia: Echoes – May 19
  • Disgaea Complete – May 23
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – May 26
  • Arms – June 16
  • Ever Oasis – June 23
  • RPG Maker FES – June 27
  • Splatoon – July 21
  • Fate Extella – July 25
  • Hey! Pikmin – July 28
  • Culdcept Revolt – August 29
  • Namco Museum – Summer
  • Project Mikeru – Summer
  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast – Summer
  • Sonic Mania – Summer
  • Sine Mora EX – Summer
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Late Summer
  • Monster Hunter Stories – Fall
  • Monopoly – Fall
  • Yo Kai Watch 2: Psychic Spectres – Fall
  • Sonic Forces – Holiday
  • Kirby – Holiday
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – 2017
  • Miitopia – 2017
  • Payday 2 – 2017
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Northern California born and raised, now living in the heat. Small town roots. Not a great cook(but I make a hell of an effort). When I'm not playing video games, I dabble in the world of card tricks. Former college basketball player(still got it!).


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