Final Fantasy Games, New Animal Crossing, and More Head to Switch

Final Fantasy classic entries will also be available on Xbox One


Nintendo ended up going through quite a bit of content during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, from the aforementioned addition of Isabelle to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster to dates for upcoming games and more port news. You know what that means: it's time for a breakdown! 


Let's start with an overview of Nintendo Switch Online, which goes live on September 18:


Square Enix is bringing a bunch of games from the Final Fantasy series to both Switch and Xbox One. While Final Fantasy VIII is mysteriously being skipped over, the lineup thus far includes Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2, XII, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, all of which are scheduled for 2019. There's also Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy! coming this winter, World of Final Fantasy Maxima on November 6 (also for PS4 and PC), and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the Switch version of which is available now alongside PS4 and Xbox One.



Other highlights include:


A new Animal Crossing game for Switch, due out in 2019:


Luigi's Mansion 3 for Switch in 2019:


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (January 11, 2019):


Yoshi's Crafted World (spring 2019):


Town, a new game from Pokémon dev Game Freak (2019):


Katamari Damacy Reroll (December 7, also on PC):


Splatoon 2 Ver. 4 update:


There's a bunch more third party stuff on the way to Switch, too, including Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle (with Final Fight, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Armored Warriors, Battle Circuit, and more), Sid Meier's Civilization VI, Cities: Skylines, and Warframe, among others.


Nintendo didn't forget about 3DS. Dedicated portable-only players can look forward to Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS, and a remake of the original GameCube Luigi's Mansion. 



Here's the full Direct:



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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