September 9 – September 15: Nintendo News Bytes

September 9 – September 15: Nintendo News Bytes

The second full week of September is once again filled with lots of exciting Nintendo announcements and details. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news.

Nintendo Direct News

The Nintendo Direct was re-scheduled for September 13 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET.

It showed:

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS)
  • January 11 release date for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Story (3DS)
  • Details about the Luigi’s Mansion port (3DS)
  • Details about the Moon Rabbit update to Yo-Kai Watch Blasters (3DS)
  • Splatoon 2 Ver. 4.0 update
  • Mega Man 11 details
  • New characters for Mario Tennis Aces – September 19
  • Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – September 18
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – January 11
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll – Winter
  • Details about Nintendo Switch Online
  • Wireless NES controllers for the Switch, $59.99
  • More Pokémon Let’s Go details
  • November 2 release date for Diablo III: Eternal Collection, $59.99
  • New Super Mario Party details
  • Town (working title) from Game Freak for 2019
  • Cities: Skylines, available now
  • New details about Daemon x Machina
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World, spring 2019
  • Tabletop games, including Carcassone, Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game, and Pandemic, and eventually Catan and Munchkin
  • November 16 release date for Civilization VI
  • New details on Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • New trailer for The World Ends With You
  • New trailer for Torna ~ The Golden Country
  • A montage showing Warframe (November 20), Just Dance 2019 (October 23), FIFA 19 (September 28), Team Sonic Racing, NBA 2K19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (fall), and Lego DC Super-Villains (October 16)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
  • A trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, available now
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima – November 6
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, winter
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, 2019
  • Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster, 2019
  • The Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Set was revealed
  • Isabelle from Animal Crossing will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Animal Crossing, 2019

Nintendo Switch News

New Games, Ports, & Localizations

Otomate has announced several new otome visual novels for the Switch: Clock Zero ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ DevoteDiabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage, Gensou Kissa Enchante, Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Olympia Soiree, and one more that hasn’t been revealed yet, as well as ports of Yunohana SpRING! ~Mellow Times~, Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama ~Flower & Snow~, Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Modern Nostalgie, and Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Gentou Nostalgie.

Lethal League Blaze has been announced, with console versions to come in spring 2019.

D3 Publisher announced Omega Labyrinth Life for 2019 for Japan.

Spintires: MudRunner is coming to the Switch in November.

Occultic;Nine is coming to the Switch in Japan.

The Sega Ages lineup will also include Columns II, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Outrun, and Thunder Force AC.

Synaptic Drive has been announced for the Switch.

Dusk Diver was announced for the Switch and PC.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is coming to the Switch.

Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is coming to the Switch in Japan.

Nicalis is bringing Dungreed to the Switch.

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is coming to the Switch this fall for $39.99 with all DLC included.

The Japanese Nintendo Direct also included announcements of Billion Road and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Cloud Version for Japan.

Kin’iro no Corda: Octave is coming to the Switch in Japan, as well as the Vita and PC.

A digital worldwide release was confirmed for Umihara Kawase Fresh!

Release Dates

September 18 – The Nintendo Switch Online service
September 19 – delay of the Thief Arthur DLC for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, $4.99
September 20 – Reigns: Kings & Queens
September 20 – Velocity 2X, new trailer available
September 20 – Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog and Sega Ages: Thunder Force IV
October 2 – Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story, new trailer available
October 4 – delay of The Midnight Sanctuary, $9.99, new trailer available
October 11 – The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, $29.99
October 18 – delay of Dies irae: Amantes Amentes (Japan)
October 31 – Death Mark
November – Moonlighter, new teaser available
Winter – Zoids Wild (Japan)
January 11 – Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Trailers & Details

The next Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk trailer shows how puppet creation works.

There is a new trailer for Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! as well as a special Switch bundle announcement.

New Digimon Survive details were revealed in a Famitsu interview, along with new screenshots and information later in the week.

A Japanese overview trailer is out for Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix.

The first trailer is out for Nickelodeon Kart Racers.

A new trailer is out for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun.

Updates & DLC

Wizard of Legend is getting a “Sky Palace” expansion this winter.

Nintendo 3DS News

Release Dates

Trailers & Details

Japan’s Nintendo Direct also included a new trailer for Persona Q2.

In Conclusion

Which of this week’s announcements are you the most excited for? Let us know in the comments.

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