Looks like Nintendo is ready to add some fresh ink to their Splatoon 2 game, as they announced the first expansion for it, Octo.
It’s a single-player mode that casts you as an octoling named Agent 8 who has to make her way through 80 test facilities connected by a subway. Once you finish, you’ll get to play in multiplayer as an octoling.
This DLC will go for $20 USD and be out this summer. Before that the game will get an April free update which comes with new weapons, outfits, stages and a new X rank.
Nintendo is busy at work making new games for their Nintendo Switch device, but till they have something to release you need something to play right? At today’s Direct a slew of new ports are coming to the Switch:
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Wii U and will hit Switch and 3DS July 13th.
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole found on other consoles will hit the Switch on April 24th.
- Okami HD will come to the switch sometime this summer.
- Octopath Traveler will be due out on July 13th.
- Undertale will be gracing the Switch at some point, leaving you all to have a really bad time with it most likely.
- Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy will spin its way onto the Switch on July 10th.
- Sushi Striker: Way of the Sushido, which was due out for the 3DS will now also come to Switch as well.
- Little Nightmares is due out on May 18th for Switch.
- Hyrule Warriors will be coming to Switch on May 18th.
A lot of these are found on other consoles, but will you get them again for the Switch? Let us know below or on the Gaming Latest forums.
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you here. It’s really happened. Nintendo has announced Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch!
Yep, right at the end of today’s Direct, a very interesting little teaser trailer was released. This trailer may have appeared to be Splatoon 2 related, but infact it was anything but. Instead, it revealed the Inklings were coming to Smash Bros.
And that’s not all. Oh no, it also revealed that Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch will be releasing this year.
Yes really. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch is coming in 2018. That’s one hell of a turnaround if accurate, and basically confirms the game is far further into development than anyone would have imagined.
So watch the Smash Bros teaser trailer again below:
And let us know what you think of the announcement in the comments below. Are you excited for it? What characters and stages do you want to see in Smash Bros for Switch?
Because Super Smash Bros really is coming to Nintendo Switch very soon!
The Super Smash Bros Series is Headed to Nintendo Switch (Press Release)
As you likely know, Luigi’s Mansion got a sequel on the 3DS back in 2011. Titled Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (or just Luigi’s Mansion 2 for those in Europe and Japan), the game had Luigi return to his ghostbusting roots in an adventure across multiple mansions with new ghosts and opponents to face at every turn. It was a great game, and one of the real highlights of the Year of Luigi as a whole.
But it seems it won’t be the only Luigi’s Mansion on the system for much longer. Oh no, the original Luigi’s Mansion is being released there too.
Yeah, you heard us right. Remember the GameCube Luigi’s Mansion game? The smaller scale survival horror title that kicked off the franchise to begin with?
Well as it turns out, Nintendo’s now porting that over to the 3DS as well. It’ll come with improved graphics, likely usage of the 3D graphics feature and an all new boss rush mode to face off against the portrait ghosts at any one time. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already:
As you can tell, it actually works really well on the system. Seriously, it doesn’t look downgraded at all on a graphics level, and where gameplay is concerned it’s basically a direct copy of the original with some new neat tweaks to movement speed added in. That’s pretty damn impressive for a system like the 3DS.
So, if you’re interested, check it out. It’ll be available to buy sometime this year and will offer everything you loved about the first game and then some!
Luigi’s Mansion for 3DS (Reveal Trailer)
It’s been a long time coming hasn’t it? Indeed, ever since the 3DS was first announced back in 2011, people have constantly wondered about the possibility of a WarioWare game for the system. After all, it’s got the touch screen and microphone. It’s got the gyro sensor and camera.
Heck, it’s basically got every control scheme the series has ever used. And when you couple that with 3D and AR functionality, it pretty much means the 3DS is the perfect WarioWare machine. The ideal next step for the franchise.
Alas, for years it wasn’t to be. Directs came and went. E3 presentations were hyped, aired and forgotten about. And yet despite all that, no Wario games were forthcoming. It got so bad the fans basically gave up on the franchise.
However, that’s all now gone and changed. Why? Because just a few minutes ago, Nintendo finally announced it.
WarioWare Gold is a brand new WarioWare game for the Nintendo 3DS.
A classic WarioWare game with gameplay styles influenced by all the past installments, this new edition in the series has new storylines, 300 new microgames and all the trimmings you’d expect from another title in the fantastic franchise.
It’s basically the game Wario fans have dreamed about for years.
So, check out the trailer for it if you haven’t already:
And go and discuss the title over on Wario Forums today.
Because if this is anything like past titles, WarioWare Gold will be a fantastic game, and another good game to get when it launches on 3DS in August this year.
Thanks for finally announcing a new Wario game Nintendo!
WarioWare Gold Announced (Wario Forums)