Nintendo may have given the longest slots of this week's Direct broadcast to ARMS and Splatoon 2, as expected, but there was plenty more to dive into. Across 3DS and Switch segments we saw a range of games, old and new, and there were even some accessory announcements to throw in; amiibo, of course, made their mark.
All told it was an interesting Direct - Nintendo has come up with a cool new logo for the broadcasts, and in addition to longer segments dedicated for a few games there were 'headline' sections that rattled through a number of announcements in a quickfire format. There were no major differences between Europe and North America, either, beyond minor cosmetic choices and a small number of release variations. In general Nintendo aimed to make the broadcast almost identical in both territories.
All told it was a packed Direct, so we've brought together all of our headlines below, and further down is a collection of the key videos too. The Japanese broadcast is naturally a bit more unique, including a soon-to-be-infamous 'Senran Kagura' with HD Rumble announcement.
So, let's get to it.
- Standalone Nintendo Switch Dock Set is Coming to North America on 19th May
- Splatoon 2 Arrives on 21st July, With New amiibo and Salmon Run Mode Shown Off
- ARMS Will Launch on 16th June, as New Details Are Revealed
- New Neon Yellow Joy Con to Arrive Alongside ARMS
- AA Battery Pack to Add Extra Life to Joy-Con Controllers
- Payday 2 Gets Surprise Nintendo Switch Reveal
- Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is Coming to Switch on 21st / 25th July in Europe and North America
- Senran Kagura Game Gets Bizarre Teaser Trailer for Switch
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Arrives on the eShop in May
- Namco Museum is Coming to Nintendo Switch This Summer
- Nintendo Shows a Snippet of 2D Gameplay from Sonic Forces
- Switch-Exclusive Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Features Outlined
- Sine Mora EX and Battle Chasers: Nightwar Confirmed for Switch
- Project Mekuru is a Quirky First-Party Multiplayer Game Coming to the Switch eShop
- Ubisoft is Bringing Monopoly to Switch, With HD Rumble for Rolling the Dice...
- HEY! Pikmin Will Launch With New amiibo on 28th July
- Ever Oasis Arrives on 23rd June
- Trio of Kirby Titles Confirmed for 3DS to Celebrate Anniversary
- Monster Hunter Stories is Coming to the West
- Miitopia is Confirmed for the West
- RPG Maker Fes Gets June Release Date
- BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Arrives on the eShop in North America
- Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters Arrives in North America This Fall
- Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training Finally Gets a European Release Date
The Presentations / Videos
Nintendo of America
Nintendo of Europe
Nintendo Switch Direct 'Headlines'
Nintendo 3DS Direct 'Headlines'
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