Super Smash Bros and Crash Bandicoot: Nintendo’s huge 2018 plans

Last night’s Nintendo Direct had something for everyone. A new Super Smash Bros heading to Switch, remasters of classic titles such as Okami HD as well as more news on Dark Souls Remastered, and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy heading to the portable platform.

We’ve only just caught our breath, but here are the biggest announcements from last night’s Nintendo Direct

Super Smash Bros coming to Switch

The bombshell announcement at the end of the Nintendo Direct had us rubbing our hands with glee. The Inklings from Splatoon will be joining Mario, Link, and others as they battle it out in the party fighter. With a 2018 release date, Super Smash Bros will be one of this year’s biggest release.

Crash’s N. Sane trilogy making the leap

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a sell out success when it launched on PS4 last year. Now Switch players will get a chance to experience the nostalgic joy of reliving the orange fuzzball’s original adventures when it launches on 10th July. Xbox and PC fans can also rejoice, it’ll also be heading to Xbox One and Steam on the same date.

Huge re-releases on Switch

Crash isn’t the only one making their way to Nintendo’s portable console. Alongside the flexible fuzzball, Okami HD will be painting its gorgeous journey on Switch this summer, while South Park: The Fractured But Whole brings the hilarious RPG’s antics onto the console from 24th April.

On top of that, Little Nightmares: Complete Edition bundles together the distinctly macabre puzzle-platformers main story with the bonus DLC releases, while WiiU’s Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is heading to Switch with new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey’s Kingdoms.

Dark Souls Amiibo in bound

Not only will we be able to sample the thrills and chills of Lordran wherever we go, but we’ll be able to whip out our very own Solaire of Astora for support. The cheery helping hand is getting his very own Amiibo, which launches alongside Dark Souls Remastered on 25th May. You won’t have to wait that long to play Dark Souls Remastered though, as a Network Test on Switch is planned before it releases.

Lots coming to Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo’s dedicated handheld got plenty of love as well. There’ll be a new hilarious minigame collection in WarioWare Gold coming out on 27th July, a remake of the frightfully funny Luigi’s Mansion heading our way later this year, and a trip (literally) inside of Bowser in Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey landing in 2019. Looks like the Switch and 3DS will both be in our bags for the morning commute!

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