Nintendo plans a big lineup of fun games for PAX East attendees to try next month, many playable by the public on Nintendo Switch for the first time ever. The Nintendo booth will feature upcoming games like DARK SOULS: REMASTERED from Bandai Namco Entertainment, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda Softworks, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido from Nintendo.
Nintendo also will offer a special selection of playable, unreleased indie games within the Nindie Arcade, located in the Nintendo booth. These “Nindies,” the term for independent developers making games for Nintendo systems, will be available to talk about their respective games. Some of these indie titles were also featured on the March 20 Nindie Showcase, which can be viewed here: http://live.nintendo.com/. Booth visitors will also get the chance to compete in informal four-on-four Splatoon 2 matches, mini-game challenges in the Super Mario Odyssey game and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze speed runs, among other activities. The PAX East conference takes placeApril 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
“We love being able to get fun games from Nintendo and our partners into the hands of some of our biggest fans,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “PAX East gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the best new and upcoming games for Nintendo Switch.”
In addition to free poster giveaways at the Nintendo booth, visitors who check in using their My Nintendo QR Code at the booth will receive a My Nintendo pass on a first-come, first-served basis. These passes will allow them access to a priority line to skip ahead to play select games during specified times. Those who do not receive passes will receive a My Nintendo pin. Visit https://my.nintendo.com for more information. The posters, passes and pins are all available while supplies last.
Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear at the Nintendo booth include:
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Nintendo
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition from Nintendo
- Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido* from Nintendo
- DARK SOULS: REMASTERED* from Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus* from Bethesda Softworks
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes* from Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy* from NIS America
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy* from Activision
Indie games to be playable in the Nindie Arcade include:
- Just Shapes & Beats* from Berzerk Studio
- Dead Cells* from Motion Twin
- The Messenger* from Sabotage and Devolver Digital
- LUMINES REMASTERED* from Enhance Games
- Runner3 from Choice Provisions
- West of Loathing* from Asymmetric
- Pool Panic from Adult Swim Games
- Pode from Henchman & Goon
- Garage* from tinyBuild Games
- Next Up Hero from Aspyr Media and Digital Continue
So Just a bunch of Ports, and lame indie games then?
Bet it kills you that the Switch sells amazingly despite the “bunch of ports and lame indie games” 😉
Bet ya it doesn’t because I actually own a Switch myself with Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just for the real battle mode, just not interested in ports of game’s that I already own and doesn’t really add anything to them and cost more on the Switch like Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze where it originally came out at $50 for the Wii U. Also I don’t really care for indie games at all so far 2018 suck’s for the Switch nothing but Wii U ports, 3rd party ports and indies. Hopefully Nintendo’s E3 will actually have some great NEW games coming out for the later half of the year.
And for someone like me all the third party games are new and I’m totally willing to double dip on Tropical Freeze. The game was THAT good.
That’s good for people that haven’t already played the games on other consoles, but for people that have what is there for us to play on the Switch so far in 2018 nothing really so it’s like a Switch Drought until E3 come’s around.
Nintendo should do their own Nintendo exclusive event in the US or Japan or wherever. For the first time in awhile, they actually have plenty of games they could show off at such an event. “But, but Nintendo Directs!” For all this talk about how people LOVE physical releases for their Nintendo systems, some sure are strongly against the idea of a physical Nintendo event they or others could possibly attend. *shrug* W/e, though. (Not like I could go to such an event myself, anyway. lol)