Nintendo's February 2019 Direct presentation on Wednesday has wrapped up, and as promised it delivered us some solid new information on the upcoming Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch, Three Houses. That unfortunately isn't releasing as soon as expected--it's been delayed until this summer--but the Direct also delivered reveals of some brand-new Switch games. In addition, we got welcome updates on existing Switch games, with new free and paid DLC coming to a bunch of our favorite titles, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Along with some exciting news for Mario and Zelda --sorry, Animal Crossing fans and those holding out hope for Mother 3--we learned about a slate of games and demos releasing today. Some of these are already available on the Nintendo Switch Eshop--and several are free--and the biggest surprise among those is a new, free-to-play Tetris game that is essentially a battle royale experience where you compete against 98 other players. It's an unusual concept, but one that's actually very fun. Now, let's get in to all the biggest news from the Direct.
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 has been announced, with a release window of June this year. Read more: Super Mario Maker 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 3.0 update has been detailed, and we also got a confirmed release date for the upcoming DLC character Joker. Additionally, several more Smash-themed Amiibo figures are on the way, including Pokemon Trainer, Metal Gear Solid's Snake, and Castlevania's Simon Belmont. Read more: Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Update And Joker Release Detailed; New Amiibo Revealed.
BoxBoy + BoxGirl
BoxBoy + BoxGirl is a brand-new game with 270 stages, including two-player co-op. It's the first Switch game in the BoxBoy series, which began and 2015 on 3DS and was most recently seen in 2017 with Bye-Bye BoxBoy. Read more: BoxBoy + BoxGirl Announced For Nintendo Switch.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
The Switch version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is getting new DLC, some of which is paid (new challenges and courses) and some of which is free (a new co-op mode, which will be live in a few hours). Read more: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Switch Is Getting Free And Paid DLC.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
New details and characters were revealed for this upcoming brawler, and we now know the Defenders squad will be included. Read more: New Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters Revealed.
The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Nintendo has revealed a remake of the Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. Read more: The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Announced For Switch.
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
We got an update on the progress of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, whose release date will fall in summer 2019. Read more: Castlevania-Like Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Release Date Narrowed, Slightly
Tetris 99 is a new, free-to-play twist on classic Tetris that pits--you guessed it--99 players against one another. Read more: Nintendo Switch Gets A New Battle Royale Game Today, And It's Tetris
Assassin's Creed 3 Remaster
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III Remaster will be available on Nintendo Switch on May 21. It will include a remaster of PlayStation Vita title Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and the Tyranny of King Washington DLC. Read more: Assassin's Creed 3 Remaster's Nintendo Switch Release Date Confirmed
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses got an extended trailer showing off a bunch of narrative details about the game. On top of that, we got to see combat learned more about how characters will form bonds. Nintendo also confirmed a release date for the game, as well as a special edition. Read more: Nintendo Switch's Fire Emblem: Three Houses Details Revealed, Nintendo Switch's Fire Emblem: Three Houses Release Date And Special Edition Revealed
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Ninja Theory's acclaimed action game, which explores mental illness through the lens of a Norse mythology setting, is coming to Nintendo Switch and has a release window of Spring 2019. Read more: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Announced For Nintendo Switch
Toby Fox's Deltarune is coming to Switch on February 28, with Chapter 1 of the Undertale follow-up being downloadable for free. Additional chapters, which are "currently in development", will not be free, however. Read more: Deltarune: Chapter 1 Announced For Switch, Will Be Free
Yoshi's Crafted World
A demo for Yoshi's Crafted World is coming to Switch today, giving Nintendo Switch owner a free taste of the little dinosaur's next big adventure. Read more: Yoshi's Crafted World Demo Available Later Today On Nintendo Switch
Final Fantasy 9 and Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy VII is launching for Switch next month, on March 26, but Final Fantasy IX will be available in the Switch Eshop later today. Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy, meanwhile, is set to arrive next month, on March 2. Read more: Final Fantasy 9 Out Today On Switch, Final Fantasy 7 Coming Next Month