The rumors were indeed true that Nintendo had a Direct of some sort planned for today with the sudden surprise arrive of a Direct Mini.  The mini variants of Directs don’t appear often, but they always seem to come as a surprise with out any sort of announcement from Nintendo before hand.

The Details

  • The World Ends with You -Final Remix- – an updated remake of the DS classic.  Includes new scenario.  Launching this year.
  • Pokken Tournament DX – paid DLC fighter Battle Pack announced. Two waves.  First wave include Aegisslash fighter and new support Pokemon set.  Second wave includes Blatoise fighter and more support Pokemon.  Wave 1 available Jan 31.  Wave 2 available March 23.
  • Kirby Star Allies – New artist and spider abilities shown.  Combine abilities together with Friend Ability feature in co-op.  March 16th
  • Kirby Battle Royale 3DS demo available now
  • Dragon Quest Builders Nintendo Switch demo available now
  • Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition – Includes all previously released DLC and updates.  Breath of the Wild outifts added.  Spring launch.
  • Mario Tennis Aces – Include a full story mode and appears to be a typical classic Mario Tennis experience.  Spring launch.
  • Ys VIII – Action RPG coming to Switch this Summer.
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Luigi’s Balloon World update.  Hide balloons in the world for other players in the world to find.  Includes ranking and leaderboards for the best players.  New outfits and screenshot filters added as well.  Going live in February.
  • SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy – Fighter coming to Switch this Summer.
  • ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 – Available today on eShop.
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong coming as playable character in DLC launching this Spring.
  • PAYDAY 2 – Japanese computer wiz Joy will be time-limited Switch exclusive character.  February 27th.
  • Fe – indie platform adventure game from Zoink coming to Switch.  February 16th.
  • CELESTE – 2D indie platformer heading to Switch January 25th.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Wii U game Heading to Nintendo Switch adding Funky Kong as a playable character in a new mode that appears as if it is designed for lesser skilled players.  May 4th.
  • Dark Souls Remastered – Heading to Switch and all other current platforms on May 25th.  Supports up to 6 players online (up from 4).  1080p docked 720p in portable mode.  30fps.  Other platform versions will support a higher 60fps.