Today (April 12), Nintendo streamed a video via their YouTube channel that gave some new information on upcoming games for the 3DS and Switch. The video focused largely on Splatoon 2 and ARMS, but several other games were also discussed and given release dates.
First, the video went through several upcoming games for the 3DS. A new Pikmin game called Hey! Pikmin deviates from the normal Pikmin formula in this 3DS exclusive, as it acts as a 2D platformer. The game will come out on July 28. Miitopia, an RPG based around Miis with customizable appearances and personalities, will be available later this year. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kirby franchise, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe has been made available from the 3DS eShop starting today, Kirby’s Blowout Blast will be available from the eShop this summer and a new Kirby game will come to the 3DS this holiday season.
Other 3DS games discussed include:
- Ever Oasis – June 23
- Monster Hunter Stories – this fall
- YO-KAI Watch 2: Psychic Specters – this fall
- Culdcept Revolt – August 29
- RPG Maker Fes – June 27
- BYE-BYE BOXBOY! – available from the eShop today
Next, the video moved on to upcoming Switch games. ARMS was discussed as having different types of weapons, such as glove, multi-shot, curve, heavy and more, as well as different elemental attributes that can be connected to each weapon. A new character, Min Min, was also revealed, who can deflect punches with her kicks and whose left arm can turn into a dragon. ARMS hits stores on June 16, the same day as new Neon Yellow Joy-Cons as well as a Joy-Con attachment that will extend battery life.
Splatoon 2 will include a new mode called Salmon Run, which will have players defeat waves of enemies with the goal of collecting Power Eggs, especially the rarer Power Eggs called Golden Eggs. New Splatoon amiibos will be released alongside Splatoon 2, which launches July 21.
Other upcoming Switch games discussed include:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – April 28
- Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – May 26
- Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – May 11 from the eShop
- Sonic Forces – this holiday season
- Sonic Mania – this summer
- Project Mekuru – this summer from the eShop
- Fate/Extella – July 25
- Disgaea 5 Complete – May 23
- Puyo Puyo Tetris – demo coming to the eShop later today
- Monopoly for Nintendo Switch – this fall
- Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – later this year
- Sine Mora EX – this summer
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar – this summer
- Payday 2 – later this year
- NAMCO MUSEUM – this summer from the eShop
You can watch the full video below.