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Crash Bandicoot, Super Smash Bros. and more games getting released to the Nintendo Switch

09 Mar 2018

Nintendo Direct was held earlier today and Nintendo made lots of exciting announcements for the Switch console. We got release dates and announcements for lots of new games coming to the popular console. 

My favourite announcement is that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is finally releasing on more systems outside of the PS4. On July 10th, 2018 the game will be heading to the Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One platforms. It will include the same content that came out for PS4 gamers last year which is the first three games in the series remade with a better looking graphics engine. 

Some other popular third party ports are also coming to the Switch. Ubisoft is set to release South Park: The Fractured But Whole on April 24th, 2018 while Capcom is porting over Okami HD to the Switch releasing later this year. 

Another huge revelation today is that the Switch will be getting a version of Super Smash Bros. Characters from the Splatoon franchise are in the game and it will be released later this 2018. 

In terms of release dates, fans will be happy to know that they can own Mario Tennis Aces on Nintendo Switch on June 22nd, 2018. This is the fourth tennis game I know of out this year following AO Tennis, Full Ace Tennis Sim and Tennis World Tour on other platforms. 

A Western release date has also been revealed for the Switch version of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. This is the Zelda spin-off that acts like a Dynasty Warriors video game. I've played the Wii U version and it's very fun to play. 

Anyway, you can watch all of the announcements made today in the Nintendo Direct YouTube video posted below. Which games are you looking forward to playing the most on Nintendo Switch later this year?

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