Nintendo surprised fans with a brand new Nintendo Direct on January 11th. This surprise direct highlighted what appears to be games coming in the first half of 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. No mention of 3DS, no mention of online, and no mention of system updates. This was all about the games. We breakdown each announcement with timestamps below.

Nintendo Direct for January 11th, 2018


0:20 РThe World Ends With You Final Remix Edition

1:26 РNew Pokken Tournament Fighters

2:22Kirby Star Allies Launches March 16th

3:33 – Dragon Quest Builders Demo is Available Now

3:45Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is Coming to Switch

4:33Mario Tennis Aces is Announced 

5:29 – Ys VIII is Coming to Switch This Summer

6:35Super Mario Odyssey is Getting a Free Update and New Mode

7:42 – SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy Hitting Switch This Summer

8:47 – ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 Is Available on the eShop Today

8:56DK is Joining Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle

9:52 – Payday 2 Launches on February 27th with Switch Exclusive Character

10:41 – Fe, by Zoink Games, is Out February 16th

11:12 – Celeste Launches on January 25th

11:48Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is Coming to Switch

12:53Dark Souls Remastered Announced for Switch


That’s a lot of news. What are you most excited about? What did you think was missing from the Direct? Let us know in the comments.

Chris White
Chris is a full time geek, father of 4, and self proclaimed Jedi Master. An IT Professional by day and Freelance Writer by night just doing his part in raising the next generation of Geeks.

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