Mario Tennis Aces brings a sporty story to Switch this spring

Mario Tennis Aces brings a sporty story to Switch this spring

The publisher held a "mini" version of one of its Direct video events today, and it revealed a startling number of ports for its hybrid handheld/home console along with some new surprises. The game utilised numerous DS's unique features, with gameplay taking place across both screens, and attacks requiring touch controls and even use of the microphone. The graphics have been revamped as well and are better-optimized for the Switch's much higher-resolution display.

The World Ends With You -Final Remix- will launch later this year for Nintendo Switch. So too, is the game's new battle pack, which adds Aegislash (who?) and Blastoise (yes, please!) to the game's list of fighters.

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Donkey Kong returns in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which is being reborn on Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo announced that both "Hyrule Warriors" and "Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze" will be heading to the Nintendo Switch this year.

The free update to "Super Mario Odyssey" also gives Mario three new outfits: Super Mario Sunshine shirt and glasses, a musician costume and a full knight's armor. Plus there's new costumes for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Most games shown during the presentation were slated for a spring or summer release, though, so perhaps the game will be available within the next two quarters if development goes smoothly. No date for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has been set aside from a spring release window. Let us know in the comments.

Celeste comes from the developer of Towerfall, and is an indie action platformer coming to Switch on January 25. In the meantime, fans should stay tuned for a release date and more information on its controls and new scenario.

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