Nintendo Direct Mini Reveals The World Ends With You, Dark Souls And More For Switch

Nintendo has silently shared a new Nintendo direct announcing a whole bunch of games and updates for the Nintendo Switch.

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UltraNova341d ago

Oh Namco have betrayed us... where's DS remastered on ps4/xb1??

On a more serious note, I'm sure a ps4/xb1 edition is surely in the works.

All that remains is the daddy of them all. Demon Souls...

zivtheawesome341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

it is a multiplatform remaster actually. ps4, xb1 and pc versions use the DS3 engine, textures and effects while the switch is just a 1080p port of the original as far as i understood it.

Neonridr341d ago

as far as you understood it, ie guessing? Or you have a source to back that up? Why would Namco Bandai make two different versions of a remaster. Sounds like far too much work for them.

darthv72341d ago

It was a nice mini direct. Several I wasnt expecting and a few that seemed like obviouas choices due to previous wiiu to switch conversions.

wonderfulmonkeyman341d ago

The mini made no mention of that; can you link us to the source for your statement?
I mean, not that it would matter since it coming to Switch is awesome regardless, but it's nice to have all the clear details from an official source.

Prince_TFK341d ago

Based on their tweet, DS Remastered is coming to the Switch, pS4, Xbox One, and PC:

Wallstreet37341d ago

Switch at 30fps I might add and ps4 x1 at 60fps with upscaled 4k on pro :)

Boy some posters below really try too hard And be salty asf. Their narratives are so transparent, always the same ones lol

Anyway double dipping on ps4 and switch :)

Perjoss341d ago

It really doesn't matter if the switch version runs at 30 or 60, some if the best games ever made run at 30 or just below it, Including Bloodborne, GTAV, Dark Souls 3 on consoles, Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted Series and The Last of Us.

Army_of_Darkness341d ago

Hype level for the Nintendo switch........ Zero.

bow2yoda341d ago

you understood it wrong....

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Neonridr341d ago

I guess Sony couldn't let Nintendo have all the thunder :P

I_am_Batman341d ago

Now we just need a Demon's Souls remaster on PS4 and we'll have the whole souls/borne franchise on a single platform.

UltraNova341d ago

Damn great news...I'm getting it. Lets hope they will allow us to import our old ps3/360 save files!

wonderfulmonkeyman341d ago (Edited 341d ago ) those systems need a remaster of it at this point?
I mean, sure, up the graphics and what-not, but as far as I'm aware, there are still people playing the original at this moment and while it's slowed down in terms of users, it isn't completely dead or anything.
What would they even add to a DS remaster for PS4/XB1 to make it feel fresh, graphics aside?

Y'know, that's actually interesting to think about.
DS for Switch is likely to have some Switch exclusive content from a Nintendo franchise or something, so what would the PS4 and XB1 versions get, if they do indeed become a thing? What games would they draw any new extras from?

UltraNova341d ago

Yeah Princess Peach would be a perfect fit for Dark Souls....

Although, placing evil Pokemons around the world could work...

Nah who am I kidding its Dark souls...

Uken12341d ago

I think that since it was announced in a Nintendo Switch trailer that we will be seeing some type of Nintendo exclusive content. Maybe a Master Sword and Hylian Shield? Kind of like Skyrim. Also being an avid fan of the Original Dark Souls and all of the others (Dark Souls is the best) it looks like that is a new area bonfire. It doesn't look like any bonfire already in the game. Also the area looks like the place where the Everlasting Dragon is. I really hope a new area is in store for us.

From Software gives it's fans a lot. And I wouldn't put it past them giving us a new area and some bosses along with new items. It would be amazing.
Also Dark Souls is for the first time portable. Pretty badass. I am excited to play because I will be able to help lots of noobs for their first time!

RosweeSon341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Wrong game, my bad ;(

zugdar341d ago

Pretty sure Demon Souls was published by Sony much like Bloodborne so any other platform release besides PS4 is unlikely.

UltraNova340d ago

Sony published it in Japan. Atlus has distribution rights for the rest of the world. This is why a DemonS remaster has been delayed so much.

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Vegamyster341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Appearntly it's a remaster built on Dark Souls 3 engine or something that's coming to other platforms too, hopefully the framerate issues from all versions of the game will be gone, specifically Blighttown.

vergilxx3341d ago

Switch version is not build around ds3 engine and switch version is being done by different studio

EddieNX 341d ago

Where did u get that information from, your arse perhaps?

vergilxx3341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Nintendo faggs at it again lol

"Kotaku report, a different studio is apparently focusing on PS4, Xbox One and, yes, PC versions of the Dark Souls remaster. New graphics and lighting, natch, Build around D3 Engine plus online upgrades to bring it to a similar player count as later games in the series"

plus it's 30fps on switch , other platforms 60

another article

"A few hours later it will be announced that Dark Souls Remastered is also coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. These ports are being handled by a separate company from the Switch port, and will feature rebuilt lighting and SFX based on Dark Souls 3, as well as upscaled textures. One change we've been made aware of is that multiplayer will be expanded to support six concurrent players, which makes sense if the goal is to get Dark Souls' covenant system working a little more smoothly."

Have anything to say now ?

EddieNX 341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Well skyrim on Switch is closer to the remaster that it is the original so I expect this to be no different. The main give away is the big !##&ing word REMASTERED in the direct.

PC version - Best graphics
Switch version - portable
XB1 version - nothing special
PS4 version- nothing special

that's the way I see it :)

vergilxx3341d ago


Whatever helps you sleep at night bud,
i just proved to you that DS is being remastered using all the bells and whistles on other platforms

I will still get this for my switch , but i'm being realistic instead of being stupid mindless fanboy
and i do my research before i open my mouth

Tazzy341d ago

Calling people Nintendo faggs but yet your monkey ass is here checking out whats going on with Nintendo so that would make you a Nintendo fagg on a scale from 1-10 you get a 10 for making yourself look like an asshole. And if I get flagged by admin for calling you an asshole they better flag you as well because you called people Nintendo faggs.

vergilxx3341d ago


You moron learn to read properly , im here because i actually own 2 switches and i am a gamer
not a brainless Nintendo fanboy who restrict itself to just Nintendo and will bash everything else

I still am getting DS for switch but cry all you like it's still not made in DS3 engine like ps4,xbox and pc version

Vegamyster341d ago

The old Dark Souls engine runs worse than the the Dark Souls 3 one, there is no way they'd use it over DS3's lol.

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Neonridr341d ago

Wow.. Nintendo drops a stealth bomb. Definitely excited to try some of these games.

EddieNX 341d ago

This has made my year and we're only 11 days in!!!!!

Dark souls on Switch? Yes, thanks and good night...

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zivtheawesome341d ago

WOW this was such a disappointment! i expected so much more with all the teases from nintendo.

Neonridr341d ago

hence the term "mini". You expect them to layout all of 2018 for you?

zivtheawesome341d ago

i expected more as it was teased to hell by insiders at least. no metroid, pokemon, bayonetta or wolf makes this disappointing. the only good reveals out of this are DS (multiplatform) and mario tennis (which is still a tennis game)

Nebaku341d ago

I mean to be fair, laying out 2018 in the same way they laid out 2017's major releases would have been a smart idea. Of course they can still do that anytime over the next couple months.

Neonridr341d ago

yep, I mean we are 11 days into 2018. Still tons of time to announce more.

Vegamyster341d ago

What teases? They posted a picture on twitter last night and everything else was pretty much rumors.

wonderfulmonkeyman341d ago

Ziv, you're expecting E3 announcements before E3 even starts.
Of COURSE you're disappointed, with expectations as unrealistic as those.

Prince_TFK341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

This Direct aims only for the games that are releasing during the first half of 2018. Its not like 2018 ends after June or anything.

Plus, it is a “mini” Direct. Expect something more meaty in the coming weeks or months.

Knushwood Butt341d ago


Not convinced thst this lot will maintain much momentum.

Mario Tennis? Already??

Neonridr341d ago

@knushwood - actually I have always been fond of the Mario Tennis and Golf games. But that's just my personal opinion.

To each their own though. No this list didn't set the world on fire. But Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong getting Switch versions is awesome. Dark Souls Remastered is still great to see on the Switch, just because it's not exclusive doesn't mean that it's still not good news for Switch owners.

Knushwood Butt341d ago

And I had Mario Tennis on the GC.

I'm just surprised they are milking these old, average titles at this stage.

The 10th Rider341d ago

They've actually always followed up a mini direct with a full direct within 3 weeks or so.

I'm fairly satisfied with what they showed, but I can see them bringing another one to focus on bigger games such as Wolfenstein 2, Bayonetta, Fire Emblem, Octopath, No More Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei, etc . . .

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NiteX341d ago

You only have yourself to blame.

Cyro341d ago

You set yourself up for disappointment. Nintendo never even officially said there was going to be a direct in January.

gangsta_red341d ago

"no metroid, pokemon, bayonetta or wolf"

You really expected those heavy hitters in January?

house341d ago

you played yourself, which is exactly what Nintendo wants. they wanted you to hype this up. the fact of the matter is Pokemon,Metroid, Bayonetta are e3 material and people should have know better.

Sirk7x341d ago

I have been praying for a Dark Souls 1 remaster on the Switch since Fromsoftware said they were testing the engine on the hardware. The Direct exceeded my expectations.

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thesoftware730341d ago

That was an excellent Direct.

More great games coming for the system.

Notice they called it a Mini: is that an indication that there is possibly another one this month? They still did not mention online plans.

wonderfulmonkeyman341d ago

Well, yeah.
I mean, that's the kind of stuff you'd wait for E3 to announce, ya know? Right alongside stuff like MP4.

Prince_TFK341d ago

Based on their past Directs, they usually have more than one in January. I would expect another Direct focusing on the 3DS, mobile, and the Switch this month.