It’s been a big year for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new hybrid and extremely awesome video game console. It outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, in under a year, prepared us for a revolution in cardboard gameplay, and delivered some awesome games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. We know the cardboard fun times promised by Nintendo Labo are coming this year, and Kirby is about a week from making his debut, but we’ve been wondering what else was in store for the Switch in 2018. We just found out thanks to the one-year Switch anniversary Nintendo Direct!
Nintendo Directs are presentations that Nintendo streams every once in a while to make major announcements — they used one during E3 last year to reveal that Kirby game, along with a Yoshi game coming in 2018 and big teases for Metroid Prime 4 and a Pokémon game for the Switch. Today’s presentation revealed a ton of news, including updates to existing games, ports of games currently on other platforms, and one big surprise at the end that we have major questions about.