The first Nintendo Direct announcement of 2019 revealed Wednesday the new titles coming to the Nintendo Switch, including a new re-imagining of the Game Boy classic title Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on the way later this year.
Other highlights include an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Tetris battle royale game (Fortnite whom?) and the rage-fuel platformer, Super Mario Maker 2. The announcement closed out with the surprise revival of a nearly 26-year-old Zelda title.
With E3 on the horizon for developers, Nintendo is surely gearing up for (Animal Crossing) their more substantial (Animal Crossing) 2019 announcements (Animal Crossing).
Hold onto your assets, and watch chibi Link fight Chain Chomp in the trailer for Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening below. Also included further down is the full Nintendo Direct video, and a list of the forthcoming Switch releases included in the announcement.
Nintendo Direct Announcement List (02/13/2019):
Super Mario Maker 2
Yoshiaki Koizumi Intro
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Updates
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Updates
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Updates
Rune Factory 4 Special
Rune Factory 5 in Development
Yoshi’s Crafted World Features & Demo
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Dead by Daylight
Deltarune: Chapter 1
Daemon X Machina Features & Demo
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Mortal Kombat 11, Unravel two, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
FINAL FANTASY VII, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!, FINAL FANTASY IX Launch Dates
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening