Nintendo Direct News Recap (September 2019): Overwatch, Smash DLC, Xenoblade Chronicles Remaster, More

September’s Nintendo Direct aired today, and at 40 minutes long, it had a lot to show. This presentation for September 2019 was teased as focusing primarily on 2019 Switch games, we did get a look at some games releasing in 2020. But without a doubt, the focus was on what you can play on Switch in the next few months–as well as a number of things you can play today or this week, such as new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, SNES games, and a whole lot more. On that front, we have a roundup of the Switch games and DLC released today.

The leaked Switch version of Overwatch was confirmed right at the start of the broadcast, and that was followed by a furious slate of announcements. Everything from Deadly Premonition 2 to additional Smash DLC characters to Star Wars and so many more things were shown. Below, you’ll find a recap of all the news from the event, as well as the post-broadcast Smash presentation that delivered a few additional announcements. Alternatively, check out all the Nintendo Direct trailers; we’ll be adding to that roundup as more are published.

How To Watch Nintendo Direct

As usual, Nintendo broadcasting today’s Direct on its website, Twitch, and YouTube channels. You can rewatch the entire thing below–Nintendo is currently streaming an additional presentation dedicated to the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character, Banjo & Kazooie.

Overwatch For Switch Confirmed

Overwatch is officially coming to Nintendo Switch; it releases on October 15.

Overwatch Coming To Nintendo Switch

SNES Games Coming To Switch

Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to get access to a selection of Super Nintendo games beginning September 5. The launch games include F-Zero, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and more, including some unexpected games. A special SNES-style controller will also be released.

Super Nintendo Games Coming To Switch September 5

All 20 SNES Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

Xenoblade Chronicles Remake Announced

2012’s Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii is coming to Switch. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition releases at some point in 2020.

We’re Getting A Xenoblade Chronicles Remaster

Luigi’s Mansion 3 ScreamPark Multiplayer Mode

Nintendo showcased a new multiplayer mode for 2-8 players called ScreamPark. It can be played with a single Joy-Con per player.

Super Kirby Clash Coming To Switch

A brand-new Kirby game called Super Kirby Clash has been announced for Switch. It’s free-to-start (Nintendo’s preferred term for free-to-play games) and will be available today. It features both a single-player and multiplayer mode.

Super Kirby Clash Headed To Switch

Trials Of Mana Coming In April

The RPG Trials of Mana releases on Switch on April 24, 2020.

Return Of The Obra Dinn Releases This Year

One of last year’s most acclaimed PC games, Return of the Obra Dinn, is coming to Switch. It releases sometime this fall.

Return Of The Obra Dinn Coming To Switch Later This Year

Little Town Hero Is GameFreak’s New Game

The new game from Pokemon maker GameFreak has been revealed as Little Town Hero, and it’s coming quite soon. It releases on October 16.

Pokemon Developer’s Next RPG, Little Town Hero, Gets Release Date

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Banjo & Kazooie Today

The newest DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Banjo & Kazooie, was announced earlier this year. But the Direct brought news of a surprise release for the character(s)–they release in the game today.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Banjo-Kazooie To Roster Today

Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie Details – Moves, Music, New Stage

Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Revealed, More Fighters Coming

With a new character arriving today, Nintendo revealed what’s next for Smash Ultimate DLC: The next fighter will be Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury.

New Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Character Revealed, And More Are On The Way

Even More Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Is Coming

While only five DLC fighters were confirmed to be coming to Smash Ultimate, Nintendo announced that even more will follow this batch. Home Run Contest mode is also making a comeback.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting More DLC Fighters

New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mode Announced

New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Costumes Include Pokemon, Undertale

New costumes based on games like Pokemon and Undertale (Sans!) are releasing today. In the US, they’re priced at $0.75 each. In the case of Sans, it comes with a music pack feature a song remixed by Toby Fox.

Sans From Undertale Is A Mii Fighter For Smash Ultimate; Megalovania Makes The Tracklist

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Coming To Switch

Wii U game Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is headed to Switch in the form of an “Encore” version with a new song that wasn’t in the original, along with other new story elements and more content. It releases on January 17, 2020.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Coming To Switch

Deadly Premonition Coming To Switch, As Is Deadly Premonition 2

Quirky Twin Peaks-like game Deadly Premonition is coming to Switch today as Deadly Premonition Origins. Additionally, a sequel called Deadly Premonition 2 is coming in 2020.

Nintendo Direct: Deadly Premonition 2 Confirmed — That’s Right, It’s Happening

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Releasing On Switch

One of the best RPGs of recent memory, Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition is releasing on Switch–and it’s out today.

Nintendo Direct: Divinity Original Sin 2 Is Out On Switch Right Now

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Has Cross-Saves Between Switch And PC–That’s A Big Deal

Doom 64 Re-Releasing On Switch

The classic shooter Doom 64 is coming to Switch. It releases on November 22.

Doom 64 Coming To Nintendo Switch This Year

Rogue Company Is A New Game From Smite’s Dev

Hi-Rez Studios has revealed a brand-new IP. It’s called Rogue Company and looks to be a third-person shooter of some sort. It releases in 2020.

Tetris 99 2.0 Launches Soon

An enhanced version of Tetris 99 is coming on September 5 as a free update. It has daily missions and a new Invictus mode, among other things.

Daemon x Machina Prologue Demo Hits Today

New mech game Daemon x Machine releases soon, and you’ll be able to try it beginning today. Following an earlier demo, a new prologue demo (complete with four-player multiplayer) releases today. Progress made in it can carry over to the full game.

New Pokemon Sword & Shield Details

Nintendo further detailed this year’s Pokemon Sword & Shield, discussing its new customization features and a new Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword And Shield Have Trainer Customization And Camping

Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast Coming To Switch

Star Wars game Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast is being ported to Switch later this month. It arrives on September 24.

One Of The Most Beloved Star Wars Games Is Coming To Switch

Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection Is Confirmed

As rumored, the Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection is coming to Switch. It releases on December 6 and includes two games: Rogue and Black Flag.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag And Rogue Come To Switch

A Big Game Montage

Partway through the Direct, Nintendo showed a game montage with a variety of games, including a new Just Dance and Devil May Cry 2, the latter of which releases on September 19.

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