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The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct

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Pete Mitchell | 12 January, 2018, 06:16

A 2nd wave includes Blastoise, Mew, and Celebi.

Plus, the Nintendo Switch version of Payday 2 see a new playable character named Joy a Japanese computer whiz who wears a custom LED light mask that changes her appearance as she sees fit. Better yet, you can mix and match friend abilities to perform ultra new combos. But, aside from blasting down enemies, the new combo abilities will allow access to new areas where new enemies await. Kirby Star Allies is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 16.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch this spring.

Wii U and 3DS title Hyrule Warriors is also landing on Switch this Spring in a Definitive Edition that will include Breath of the Wild outfits among other new features. There will be touch-screen functionality similarly to how the iOS version, though you can still play with a controller. Notable for both games is that they are exclusive to the Switch, unlike most blockbuster video game titles, which are mutliplatform.

One of the big surprises from the January 11th Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a new Mario Tennis game, "Mario Tennis Aces". This latest installment of a critically acclaimed series is coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer.

After releasing on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One, this co-operative multiplayer shooter graces the Nintendo Switch.

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A free update to Super Mario Odyssey in February will add a new mini-game called Balloon World, which will also see Luigi come to the game as he's in charge of the mini-game. It's competitive search and find with balloons, complete with online leaderboards. This near challenge offers a bit of competition in the Marioverse. New updates, DLC, remasters, and re-releases were among the highlights. The update will hit Nintendo Switch this February.

It's a ladies-only affair with SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

One of the Wii U's more divisive games, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is headed to Nintendo Switch. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be available on Switch this Summer.

Pokken Tournament DX will receive some new content through a DLC "Battle Pack". Donkey Kong is entering the turn-based strategy game, with a new story to boot. The DLC pack will be available this spring.

Payday 2 will release in Europe and Australia on February 23rd, and in North America and South America on February 27th.

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