Lots Of New Nintendo Switch Remasters And Ports Are On The Way
Mark of the Ninja, Lumines, and more acclaimed games are receiving Switch remasters.
Nintendo showcased more than a dozen games during its recent indie-focused Switch presentation. Along with a number of brand-new titles that have yet to be released, the stream revealed a handful of acclaimed games that are being ported or remade for Switch in 2018.
Nintendo kicked off the presentation by announcing a Switch release of Mark of the Ninja, the critically acclaimed 2012 stealth-action platformer. Few details were shared about the title, but the game is slated to arrive for the hybrid console sometime this fall and will be a "high definition remaster."
In addition to that, the classic puzzle game Lumines is also being remastered for Switch. This "HD remake" will release for the system in spring and features new HD rumble support, which will match up with both the beat of the music and the action on-screen, as well as local multiplayer.
Switch will also receive the humorous RPG West of Loathing and Reigns: Kings and Queens this spring. The former is a quirky stick-figure western that features traditional turn-based battles, while the latter is a compilation of Reigns and Reigns: Her Majesty, two Tinder-inspired RPGs in which players swipe left or right on various cards to make decisions on how to rule their kingdom.
The presentation ended with a look at The Banner Saga 3, which will arrive on Switch (and other platforms) sometime this summer. Before then, however, players will be able to experience the entire trilogy from the beginning with the Switch release of Banner Saga 1 and 2. Those two games are slated to launch for the hybrid console "soon" and carry progress and decisions over from one title to the next.
On top of those titles, Nintendo highlighted a slate of intriguing looking new games during the presentation, including the "musical bullet hell game" Just Shapes & Beats and the quirky billiards game Pool Panic. You can see all of the new Switch games from the Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 in our roundup.