Nintendo Direct summer UPDATE: HUGE surprises for Switch fans, but good news ends there

Nintendo Direct summer UPDATE: HUGE surprises for Switch fans, but good news ends there

Nintendo Switch owners are in for a summer of surprise game announcements, similar to the recent Paper Mario reveal.

Nintendo recently surprised fans by randomly unveiling Paper Mario: The Origami King with a brand new trailer.

The good news is that according to reports, Nintendo will continue to make surprise announcements throughout the summer.

The bad news is that the surprise reveals will come at the expense of a traditional summer Direct conference.

That’s according to a new report on Venturebeat, which suggests that surprise trailers will continue to drop for new games.

“Earlier this month, I reported Nintendo isn’t planning a Direct for June. As an update to that, I’ll add that Nintendo isn’t planning a Direct at all for now,” the post reads. “It’s telling development partners not to wait for a Direct even if they have a big announcement.

“As for first-party games, expect Nintendo to repeat its Paper Mario: The Origami King strategy.

“Surprise trailer drops out of nowhere can still build a lot of excitement. The company also doesn’t have to worry about meeting expectations if you don’t know something is coming.”

Assuming the report is accurate, fans are in store for some big new game reveals in the coming weeks.

This includes a port of Wii U classic Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Switch. It’s believed to be another Deluxe Edition of a Wii U game, which means fans can expect additional content and tweaked gameplay.

The original Pikmin 3 made its Wii U debut all the way back in 2013. It’s not quite up to the standard of the flawless original, but it’s still worth playing if you enjoyed the old Gamecube games.

Previous reports also suggest Nintendo is working on a 3D Mario collection for Switch.

The bundle is said to contain new and improved versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Elsewhere, Nintendo also plans to release a remastered version of Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World.

Similar to the Pikmin 3 remaster, the new Mario 3D World will reportedly contain new areas. The belief is that it will launch separately from the Super Mario All-Stars collection.

Hopefully Nintendo is ready to reveal more from Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3.

Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 10:35:00 +0000