The era of bringing back classic and beloved games to the current gen system is at large and the latest Nintendo Direct showed this off the most. Nintendo held their annual announcement stream on September 4th which revealed a few new games, but also a ton of games being ported onto the system! Among this list were a bunch of popular titles and I am sure there is nobody complaining about this news either. Here’s the list of games being ported.
Assassin’s Creed Rebel Collection (Contains Black Flag and Rogue)
Two games from Ubisoft’s popular Assassin’s Creed series is being packaged together in the Rebel Collection. Take to the seas in Black Flag and then become the ultimate assassin hunter in Rogue! We can expect this bundle on December 6th of this year. Check out the official Switch announcement trailer:
Trials of Mana
Fans of the Mana series can play through the third installment through a remarkable remake. Technically not a port, but Square Enix is bringing Trials of Mana to the Nintendo Switch for fans to enjoy an epic RPG adventure on the go. We will have to wait for awhile as this game is set to launch on April 24, 2020. Check out the official Nintendo Switch trailer:
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Yet another amazing RPG title making its way onto the Switch is the first installment of the Xenoblade Chonicles series. This time launching as the Definitive Edition, fans can expect to get the most out of this beloved series through a single purchase. It’s expected sometime in 2020, so check out the official Switch trailer and get excited!
Set in 1918 London, Dr. Reid sets out to find the cure for a rapidly spreading Spanish Flu. Fighting against his own thirst for blood, the cure continues to be out of reach as more of the truth is uncovered. Will you be able to save the citizens of London? DONTNOD Entertainment’s choice-based action game Vampyr is set to launch on the Switch this October 29th. Check out the official Switch trailer below:
Call of Cthulhu
Call of Cthulhu is one of the most popular H.P. Lovecraft stories out there was taken on by Cyanide Studio and now they are bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch. Take charge of Detective Pierce and unravel the mysteries that lie within the town of Darkwater. Switch players will be able to explore the supernatural realm on October 8, 2019. Check out the official Switch trailer:
STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy
Use the force and wield a lightsaber in the classic games from developers Aspyr as they bring two of their beloved titles to the Switch for players to enjoy. It isn’t going to become available until sometime in 2020, but at least Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy on the Switch is official. Check out the trailer yourself:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This was actually announced at Gamescom 2019, but it is an announcement that nobody should miss. One of the best open-world RPG’s to date is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 15, 2019! CD Projekt Red has even made sure that we got The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition so that everything the game has to offer will all be there. Here’s the official Switch trailer, in case you missed it:
Get behind the wheel of some high speed racing action, once again, as Feral Interactive brings their intense racing game GRID Autosport to the Nintendo Switch. Set to release as early as September 19th, there isn’t much of a wait for this one. Check out the official Switch trailer here:
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
This popular RPG from the PS3 days is getting a complete Remaster and going to release on multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. Set to launch on September 20th, players will be able to take this epic tale with them anywhere and continue the adventure by Studio Ghibli once more. Check out the official Switch trailer for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch below:
Devil May Cry 2
And last but not least, they also included a short announcement of the continued Devil May Cry Switch port releases with the second game in the series. Capcom’s Devil May Cry 2 will be released on the Switch on September 19th; only a few months after we got the first game of the series on the portable platform. Check out the short clip shared during the Direct below:
It’s always great to see old beloved games becoming available for the newer gen consoles. This makes it easier for many players to have easy and affordable access to games they may have damaged, lost, or even just leave on the shelf for collection purposes. This list of games being ported over, or remastered in some cases, is quite large and was mostly put into a short compilation during the Nintendo Switch. Seeing them all lined up like this certainly clears up why they did it; there are more ports coming to the Switch than there are actual new games!
At least the new games and DLC that was shown is exciting news on its own that makes it balance out for many who want more new stuff than old. What do you think of all the games coming over to the Switch? Would you rather them keep up this pace of ports and remasters or focus more on new content?