Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Coming in 2019

New Games Join a Nonstop Lineup of Nintendo Switch Releases This
Year

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo announced that Super
Mario Maker 2
, a sequel to the groundbreaking original game, and
a stylish re-imagining of The
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
are both launching this year
for the Nintendo
Switch
system. The video also revealed ASTRAL
CHAIN
, a new action game from PlatinumGames exclusive to
Nintendo Switch.


In addition to introducing other acclaimed titles coming to Nintendo
Switch, like Hellblade:
Senua’s Sacrifice
and Bloodstained:
Ritual of the Night
, the video also provided more details about
upcoming Nintendo games like Fire
Emblem: Three Houses
, Yoshi’s
Crafted World
, DAEMON
X MACHINA
and MARVEL
ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order
, among many others.
Nintendo Switch will also be home to BOXBOY!
+ BOXGIRL!
, the next iteration in the charming puzzle-platformer
series coming to Nintendo eShop.

Plus, starting today, Nintendo Switch owners will have access to
surprise launches like the online 99-player puzzle-fest Tetris®
99
and classic SQUARE ENIX role-playing game FINAL
FANTASY IX
, as well as new co-op DLC for Captain
Toad
: Treasure Tracker
and free demos for
upcoming anticipated games.

“Every game covered in this Nintendo Direct is slated for launch for
Nintendo Switch this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking
for new games in classic franchises, new content for existing hits or
completely new experiences, Nintendo Switch has something for everyone
over the next several months alone.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

  • Super Mario Maker 2: In this
    new game, players can create the Super Mario courses of their
    dreams, with access to even more tools, items and features. Super
    Mario Maker 2
    launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch this June.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening:
    Originally released for the Game Boy system more than 25
    years ago, one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda
    series returns. In this modern re-imagining, players travel to the
    mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure. The
    Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
    arrives exclusively on Nintendo
    Switch in 2019.
  • ASTRAL CHAIN: ASTRAL CHAIN is a new action game
    from PlatinumGames, directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as
    the game designer on NieR:Automata, and supervised by Hideki
    Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series. As part of
    a police special forces unit in a multicultural futuristic city,
    players work together with a special living weapon, the Legion, in a
    synergetic action system of battle and exploration. More details about
    this Nintendo Switch exclusive will be revealed in the future. ASTRAL
    CHAIN
    launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Aug. 30.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses: The
    Black Eagles. The Blue Lions. The Golden Deer. Three noble houses that
    are part of the Officer’s Academy, an elite facility that trains
    students in the ways of weapons, magic and special skills. As a
    professor, the player must choose one of these houses to lead its
    students in grid-based battles with life-or-death stakes. Each house
    is comprised of many different students to meet and train, each with
    her or his own personality and skills. These students can interact
    with each other at the academy, strengthening their bonds and
    supporting each other on the battlefield. The Fire Emblem: Three
    Houses
    standalone game and the Fire
    Emblem: Three Houses
    – Seasons of Warfare Edition
    both launch
    exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 26.
  • BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!: Welcome back, BOXBOY!
    The fan-favorite puzzle series is back for the first time on Nintendo
    Switch with a brand-new game! In addition to 270 new levels, two
    players can work as a team to solve puzzles in a new co-op mode. As a
    bonus, players who complete the game can access a new adventure
    starring Qudy. BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! unboxes itself on Nintendo
    eShop on April 26.
  • Tetris® 99: The iconic
    puzzle game Tetris® arrives, but with an online
    experience like no other. In this next entry in the storied puzzle
    franchise, 99 players compete together until only one is left
    standing. Nintendo Switch Online members (membership sold separately)
    can battle for dominance in this free-to-download software. The
    Nintendo Switch exclusive will be available to download starting
    today, and players can look forward to battling it out in upcoming
    online events.
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: The side-scrolling
    action of yore rises once again in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
    Play as Miriam, host of the Alchemist’s Curse, as she steals the
    abilities of enemies, bends gravity to her will and darts around the
    game’s elaborate castle at lightning speed. Here, the laws of reality
    – and 2D side-scrollers – don’t apply. Bloodstained: Ritual of the
    Night
    emerges from the shadows this summer for Nintendo Switch.
  • Mortal
    Kombat 11
    : New and classic characters return for more
    over-the-top fighting action in Mortal Kombat 11, launching for
    Nintendo Switch on April 23.
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World: Before Yoshi’s
    Crafted World
    launches on March 29, Nintendo Switch owners can
    head to Nintendo eShop to download a free demo for the artfully
    handcrafted game starting today! In the Yoshi’s Crafted World
    game, players can explore the Front and Flip-Side of stages while
    rafting, racing solar cars, tearing through the sky on a plane and
    experiencing many other wild and surprising gameplay sequences. Using
    coins collected through the varied and secret-filled levels, players
    can unlock 180 different crafted costumes that Yoshi can wear.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
    Update and Special Episode DLC
    : Guess who is still ready
    for adventure? After downloading a free Nintendo Switch version update
    for the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker game that is available
    starting today, all courses in the game will support a new two-player
    co-op mode featuring a second Toad to explore simultaneously with a
    friend. And on March 14, new paid DLC arrives that adds 18 new
    challenges to the game, including five new courses and new Shiny
    Crowns, which can be obtained in each course. New players can get the Captain
    Toad: Treasure Tracker
    game together with the updates and all the
    new Special Episode content in a digital bundle available for purchase
    on Nintendo eShop beginning Feb. 13. Players who purchase the bundle
    or the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode DLC
    will receive early access to one of the courses in Captain Toad:
    Treasure Tracker
    – Special Episode, with the remainder of the
    courses launching on March 14.
  • Super
    Smash Bros.
    Ultimate

    Update
    : The fastest-selling console-exclusive game in Nintendo
    history is about to spring forward with a free Ver. 3.0 update
    coming to the game this spring. Before the end of April, Joker from Persona
    5
    will be available as a playable fighter. Announced in December,
    Joker is the first Fighters Pass DLC fighter to join the game’s
    expansive cast. Players who want to get access to five upcoming DLC
    fighters plus additional stages and music can purchase the Super
    Smash Bros. Ultimate
    Fighters Pass by visiting https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc/.
    Additional details about the 3.0 update and upcoming Fighters Pass
    content will be revealed in the future. Also, be on the lookout for
    new amiibo in 2019 like Snake, Simon, Squirtle, Pokémon Trainer and
    Ivysaur.
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: Winner of multiple awards, Hellblade:
    Senua’s Sacrifice
    is coming to Nintendo Switch. Created in
    collaboration with neuroscientists and those with lived experience of
    psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice pulls players deep into
    the mind of a Celtic warrior on a haunting vision quest to fight for
    the soul of her dead lover. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
    launches for Nintendo Switch this spring.
  • DAEMON X MACHINA: Starting today, mech pilots in the
    making can get a free demo for DAEMON X MACHINA called
    “Prototype Missions,” available for a limited time to download from
    Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.
    In the demo, players can battle through four different missions while
    testing out the game’s controls and mech customization. After playing,
    select players will receive an email containing a link to an online
    survey where they can provide feedback about the game to Director
    Kenichiro Tsukuda and the development team. Currently in development, DAEMON
    X MACHINA
    is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch this summer.
  • MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order: For the
    first time in 10 years, the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series
    returns with four-player action and an original story … all exclusive
    to Nintendo Switch! Assemble your dream team from a huge cast of Super
    Heroes, including Marvel’s ultimate cosmic protector, Captain Marvel.
    Players can save the world together with up to four players** in TV
    mode, with four separate systems locally or online. A dynamic
    zoomed-in Heroic Camera will give players the option to get closer to
    the action. As characters level up, they’ll learn new skills they can
    use on the fly, and also perform powerful Alliance Extreme attacks. MARVEL
    ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order
    launches for Nintendo Switch
    this summer.
  • Dragon
    Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
    :
    Ready for a grand adventure filled with memorable characters, an
    enchanting story and classic RPG gameplay that can be taken on the go?
    This enhanced version of the critically acclaimed game features the
    same sprawling content of the original, but with newly added
    character-specific stories, the option for increased battle speed,
    fully orchestrated field and battle music, and the ability to switch
    between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals. Dragon Quest XI S:
    Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
    launches for
    Nintendo Switch this fall.
  • DRAGON
    QUEST BUILDERS 2
    : Combining both RPG and crafting gameplay
    together, players gather materials to create things like weapons,
    buildings and even entire towns. With the help of the mysterious
    Malroth and other villagers, players will explore large islands, find
    quests and battle monsters and bosses scattered around the world.
    Those who own the original DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS on their
    Nintendo Switch system can craft the Legendary Builder’s outfit and
    the Dragonlord’s Throne. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2
    launches for Nintendo Switch on July 12.
  • ONINAKI:
    To uphold the tenets of reincarnation, players must travel between the
    Living World and the Beyond to rescue lost souls from the terrible
    fate of becoming monsters. In battle, the souls you rescue manifest
    within you, granting you strength and new abilities. ONINAKI
    launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.
  • New Star Fox Missions in Starlink:
    Battle for Atlas
    : The Starlink: Battle for Atlas
    digital update coming in April will add new Star Fox missions
    to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Play as Peppy, Falco and
    Slippy to help aid the fight to down Star Wolf’s lieutenants, Andrew,
    Pigma and Leon, in a series of challenging missions. Additional
    content released as part of the update includes new starship races,
    faction missions and more. The spring update of Starlink: Battle
    for Atlas
    launches this April on Nintendo Switch.
  • Disney TSUM TSUM FESTIVAL: Disney’s adorable Tsum Tsum
    are coming to Nintendo Switch in a new game! In Disney
    TSUM TSUM FESTIVAL
    , players connect matching Tsum Tsum to clear
    them and set a high score. Up to four players can compete against each
    other in local or online modes. Disney TSUM TSUM FESTIVAL
    launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Rune
    Factory 4 Special
    and Rune Factory 5:
    Classic RPG Rune Factory 4 is being remastered for Nintendo
    Switch. Interact with townsfolk, grow vegetables and fruit on the
    farm, catch fish, raise monsters and wield weapons and spells in this
    new version of the game. Rune Factory 4 Special will be ripe
    for playing on Nintendo Switch later this year, with the newly
    announced Rune Factory 5 coming at a later date.
  • DELTARUNE:
    The next game from the creator of Undertale is coming to
    Nintendo Switch. Download DELTARUNE Chapter 1 for free on
    Nintendo eShop beginning Feb. 28.
  • FINAL FANTASY VII: Return to Midgar in one of the most
    iconic RPGs of all time, when FINAL FANTASY VII finds a new
    home on Nintendo Switch on March 26.
  • FINAL
    FANTASY IX
    : First-time players have the chance to fall in
    love with Vivi like the rest of the world when the beloved RPG FINAL
    FANTASY IX
    comes to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch later today.
  • Chocobo’s
    Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
    : KWEH! On March 20, the
    latest game in the Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon series arrives on
    Nintendo Switch.
  • Dead
    by Daylight
    : Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical
    multiplayer horror game where one player takes on the role of the
    savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to
    escape and avoid being caught and killed. The Nintendo Switch version
    features loads of maps, characters and cosmetics, and a deep
    progression system to try out. Dead by Daylight creeps onto
    Nintendo Switch this fall.
  • Assassin’s
    Creed III Remastered
    : For the first time on Nintendo
    Switch, experience Assassin’s Creed III with revamped gameplay
    and features tailored to the system like motion aiming and touch
    input. In addition to all the original game’s DLC, the standalone game Assassin’s
    Creed Liberation Remastered
    will also be included when Assassin’s
    Creed III Remastered
    launches for Nintendo Switch on May 21.
  • Unravel
    Two
    : Take control of two adorable characters made out of
    yarn and solve challenges in Unravel Two. Play as both
    characters in single-player or team up with a friend in local co-op. Unravel
    Two
    launches for Nintendo Switch on March 22.
  • GRID
    Autosport
    : GRID Autosport comes to Nintendo Switch
    fully loaded with a mix of high-speed thrills, realistic handling and
    a difficulty level that scales to players’ skills. Players will feel
    like pro racers as they master the world’s fastest cars to win
    motorsport’s most exhilarating races, from the prestigious Circuit of
    Spa-Francorchamps to the narrow city streets of Barcelona. All DLC is
    included in this version of the game, with 100 cars, 100 circuits and
    some welcome additions like tilt controls and custom controls. GRID
    Autosport
    launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo
Account required for online play. Not available in all countries.
Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.
nintendo.com/switch-online

**Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the
world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on
a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of
media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in
entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com. © 2019 MARVEL

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