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Roundup Of The Game Awards 2018 Nintendo Announcements

In a video that aired during The Game Awards, Nintendo revealed that Joker from the critically acclaimed Persona 5 game will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch as a playable DLC fighter. Joker is included in the first of five planned DLC packs, each containing one playable fighter, one new stage and a handful of music tracks. Each pack can be purchased for $5.99 each, but players can also purchase the Fighter’s Pass for $24.99, giving them access to all five DLC packs as they release.

The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems. Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is the main character of Persona 5, a beloved game that won Best Role-Playing Game and was nominated for Game of the Year at last year’s The Game Awards.

The digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches in Nintendo eShop at 9 p.m. PT tonight (Dec. 6), with the physical version hitting stores on Dec. 7. In this massive video game crossover event, every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history is back, and they’re joined by newcomers like Daisy from the Super Mario series, Chrom from Fire Emblem, Inkling from Splatoon, Ridley and Dark Samus from Metroid, Ken from Street Fighter, Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania, King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, Incineroar from Pokémon, and, soon, Joker from Persona 5. Anyone who purchases and registers a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game with My Nintendo by Jan. 31, 2019, will receive Piranha Plant as a free playable fighter. With a smashing amount of content, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. game ever. For more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, visit

“The Game Awards coupled with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate marks one of the video game industry’s biggest nights, so it’s the ideal place to share news about one of the most anticipated games of the year,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, who announced the Joker news to The Game Awards audience. “Even as we celebrate the best that our industry has to offer, we’re looking ahead to more excitement and surprises in 2019.”

Additional Nintendo Switch announcements made during The Game Awards include:

  • MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order is heading exclusively to the Nintendo Switch system in 2019 for Super Hero gaming action at home or on the go. The new game, which arrives nearly 10 years after the previous installment in the series, is being developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES/Team NINJA and published by Nintendo.
  • Fortnite Creative is coming to the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite, and it’s a brand new way to play the hit free-to-play game. This all-new mode lets players create their own private island near Battle Royal Island and invite up to 15 friends to visit. Anything edited, moved or deleted in the world is saved from session to session, giving players total control. For all current Battle Pass owners, players can jump into Creative Mode right now via Early Access. Fortnite Creative will leave Early Access and be available to everyone at no charge on Dec. 13. Debuted tonight, Epic has added a new Point of Interest to the Battle Royale map – ‘The Block’ – that is in game now. On an ongoing basis, Epic will update The Block to highlight amazing content made by the community in Creative Mode by featuring it to all Battle Royale players for a limited time.
  • Mortal Kombat 11, the next game in the award-winning franchise, is launching on Nintendo Switch on April 23.
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts, developed by Simogo and published by Annapurna Interactive, is a euphoric music video dream about being awesome, riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords and breaking hearts at 200 mph. Every stage in the game is set to a song on a custom-written pop album. Sayonara Wild Hearts launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

A handful of games that are playable on Nintendo Switch won awards at the show, including Overcooked! 2 for Best Family Game, CELESTE for Best Independent Game, Dead Cellsfor Best Action Game, The Messenger for Best Debut Indie Game and Fortnite for Best Ongoing Game. For a full list of The Game Awards winners, visit

Source: PR


    1. The game is all about blood and brutality. If you don’t like that, go ahead and play Kirby or something!

  1. It was a huge dissapoint! … Yes good for those who won awards and all and Gow for winning but… No Ninty stuff at all … Smash reveal of Joker from P5 is not something to get excited about.
    No Metroid again! I’m worried it might not be true and that MP4 is like a 2020 release :(

    It would of been the perfect place to show more games from Ninty but again nothing… Loosing faith slowly

    1. i knew it was false metroid trilogy re-re-released ? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha, ok they did that with hyrule warriors although i have no idea why but personally i think new ips and not just re-re-release old games is the way forward, it just goes to show that you don’t get hyped up over a rumour/hearsay unless reggie or a nintendo rep announces it in a direct. you got a brains use them.

      1. NIntendo will announce Metroid-related news when there is enough of it for a Switch “Nintendo Direct”.
        I predict we’ll get it early 2019. Possibly before the end of the year. (just a hunch)

      2. Oh I wasn’t expecting it but just for rumour it would of been perfect , Ninty didn’t have anything to show really it was still meh to watch lol I would rather remasters of old Wii and cube games over new games atm

  2. So yeah Nintendo won NOTHING because we don’t have anything but ramakes on switch which su KS. I need mk9 so bad !

  3. Correction: Nintendo Switch announcements since the only thing actually from Nintendo is the Persona 5 Joker for Smash announcement. But I digress. I enjoyed the event so it wasn’t a total letdown. And I did like The Pathless. The Mortal Kombat 11 reveal was cool; except the song they used. Who thought rap was a good idea for music in a Mortal Kombat song? I enjoy some rap but Mortal Kombat fits better with some kind of rock music.

      1. You should see one of the Facebook posts of Mortal Kombat. Some people were accused of having something against black people (they might as well have just screamed racist at the top of their lungs at these people) because they felt the rap music was a poor choice of music. So tired of seeing words being thrown around and trampling all over the damn word’s definition.

  4. For those who missed my previous post, I will leave it here too.
    When a YouTube video has his comments disabled, it’s obvious that a lot of us were very upset about the poor presence that Nintendo had in the Game Awards.

  5. I dont mean to be that guy, the one that hypes the rumors. But what if, the place Metroid Trilogy is getting announced is not the Game Awards, but the Gamers CHOICE awards happening next week? XD

    What if??

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