Nintendo today unveiled new details about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS for the Nintendo Switch console, as well as Hey!
PIKMIN, Ever Oasis and several new Kirby games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, in a new streamlined format for its long-running series of Nintendo Direct presentations.
The video presentation also covered numerous third-party games, including Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and Disgaea 5 Complete for Nintendo Switch, and Culdcept Revolt for Nintendo 3DS.
To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
· ARMS: One of the biggest features in the upcoming fighting game is the ability to equip two types of customisable ARMS per fighter. These ARMS range from standard gloved arms to curved weapons like boomerangs. Each ARM has a special attribute like fire, ice or electricity that activates when delivering a charge punch. As players fight through the game, they will earn in-game currency that can be used to play in the ARM Getter, a fun mode in which they can get new ARMS for their fighters. The fast-paced game can be played in 1-v-1 matches or even 2-v-2* for more entertainingly chaotic battles. During the Nintendo Direct presentation, two characters were put under the spotlight: the newly-revealed and super-fast kung-fu fighter Min Min, with her extendable ramen arms, and the energetic, determined Spring Man, who specialises in bouncing back from near-defeat. ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 16th June. In addition, special neon yellow Joy-Con controllers and Joy-Con Straps will be released on the same day, alongside the Joy-Con AA Battery Pack accessory, sold in pairs.
· Splatoon 2: Salmon Run, a new four-player co-op mode*, is coming to Splatoon 2. By teaming up with friends, players can take on a part-time job battling the new Salmonid species, which the Squid Research Lab reports might even be more lethal than the Octarians! When players fall in co-op mode, teammates can revive them by inking them on the battlefield. Splatoon 2 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on 21st July. In addition, three new individual amiibo figures for the game – fresh new designs of Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid – will launch on the same day and grant special limited gear in-game. By tapping these amiibo (as well as previously released Splatoon amiibo), the figure character will appear in the game and befriend players. Befriend an amiibo character and they will remember favourite weapons, gear, outfits and option settings. This comes in handy when waging Turf War at a friend’s house!