We’ve already seen Pokken and Mario Kart arrive for the console, and now Nintendo is essentially porting the rest of its big hitters onto the Switch.
During today’s mini Nintendo Direct, the company announced several first party ports are coming to the new console. It seems like they hope (or rather, they know) that you probably missed the games on the low-selling Wii U the first time around.
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
When Retro’s Tropical Freeze first released, it was a critically regarded — yet highly underrated — platformer. The sequel to the Wii’s DKC Returns (and the fifth in the console series) had terrific execution of concepts, providing intriguing level design. But, it could get NASTY difficult. The updated version includes a rudimentary beginner’s mode by allowing players to select Funky Kong, the surfing ape, who can double jump, hover, and perform infinite moves.
Tropical Freeze launches May 4.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
Though Fire Emblem Warriors arrived back in October in the West, Nintendo is jumping back into the musou action genre with a re-release of Hyrule Warriors. The Definitive Edition brings all of the content of the Wii U and 3DS versions, including all 29 characters and DLC, and new costumes inspired by Breath of the Wild.
Multiplayer modes even allow for local co-op on one Switch with two Joy-Cons while undocked.
The game arrives this Spring.
Great news for the millions of fans who never bought a Wii U. Really, though, we all just want Captain Toad to make his triumphant comeback.