Biggest Nintendo Direct Announcements: SNES Games, Overwatch, And More

A bunch of games are hitting the Nintendo Switch almost immediately, Nintendo announced in its September Direct presentation.

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Now Playing: Overwatch, SNES Games, Banjo-Kazooie, And More From The Nintendo Direct - GS News Update

Nintendo's latest Direct presentation aimed its focus on upcoming Switch games, and the publisher rocked the house by pointing at a bunch of titles that will be available in the next few days and months. The console is getting a slate of Super Nintendo games that are exclusive to Switch Online subscribers, and we learned about new Super Smash Bros. characters, as well as a bunch of games that'll hit before the end of the year.

Here's a rundown of all the biggest news out of the September 2019 Nintendo Direct, and don't forget to check out the full list of Nintendo Switch games and DLC released after the broadcast.

Switch Gets A SNES Library

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Nintendo gave Switch owners a big new reason to subscribe to its online service: it's releasing 20 Super Nintendo games on the console, exclusive to subscribers and at no additional cost. The games include Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, and a bunch more. Nintendo also announced an SNES Switch controller for $30 that'll also be an exclusive offer for online subscribers. Here's the full list of SNES games, all of which will be available on September 5.

Overwatch Rumors Were True

As leaked ahead of the Direct, Overwatch is getting a Switch port--and it's coming sooner rather than later. The hero shooter hits Switch on October 15.

Banjo & Kazooie Are Raring To Go In Smash

Nintendo announced Banjo & Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate back at E3, but now we have a date for the latest character DLC: today. As in right now. The third character addition of the $25 Fighters Pass DLC pack head to Smash with a new stage, Spiral Mountain, and a title update that adds the classic Home Run Contest mode to the game as well. Check out all the details on Banjo & Kazooie, which Nintendo detailed after the Direct.

Terry Bogard Accepts Smash Invitation

In addition to getting Banjo & Kazooie, Nintendo revealed the next Fighters Pass character added to Smash to be Terry Bogard of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters fame. More characters are also in development, Nintendo said.

Pokemon, Undertale Smash Costumes Are Here

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Even more Smash stuff is hitting the game today. Nintendo announced new costumes based on Pokemon and Undertale. The Undertale costume features Sans and includes a music pack of songs remixed by Undertale creator Toby Fox, and all are available for $0.75 each.

Four-Player Super Kirby Clash Released Today

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Adding to the roster of things available right now on Switch is Super Kirby Clash, a four-player cooperative Kirby title in which each player takes on a version of the puffy character with a different role on the team. The game is free-to-start--Nintendo's take on free-to-play--and sports a single-player mode as well.

Little Town Hero Gets A Release Date

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Pokemon developer GameFreak's upcoming non-Pokemon RPG, Little Town Hero, is coming on October 16. Nintendo showed off some gameplay footage of the title that shows you'll be fighting off monsters with ideas in turn-based battle. We also learned Toby Fox is contributing music to the game.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 With Cross-Save Out Today

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 rounded out the items hitting Switch as of today. In addition to being a well-loved and well-reviewed RPG, the game also features cross-save support between Steam and Switch.

Deadly Premonition 2 Announced, Original Available Now

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Nintendo announced that Swery65's famously weird, Twin Peaks-esque game is getting a sequel in Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, which we can expect on Switch in 2020. In the meantime, you can play the original Deadly Premonition right now--Nintendo released a Switch version called Deadly Premonition Origins that's available today.

Xenoblade Chronicles Remaster Set For 2020

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The Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles is returning from 2012 with a Switch remake. Nintendo didn't set a firm release date, but we can expect Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sometime next year.

Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection Confirmed

Another rumored release that was confirmed during the Direct, the Switch will get two piratey Assassin's Creed games on December 6. The Rebel Collection includes Assassin's Creed: Rogue and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

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