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Nintendo Direct Mini Announces Switch's Upcoming Slate

Will they, won't they, why won't they?

There's less appetite for Metal Gear Survive, with fans of the iconic stealth series still reeling from the departure of developer Hideo Kojima and the game's shift to zombie-like enemies leaving a bad taste in the mouth. However, Nintendo simply chose to fan the flames and post the tweet embedded below.

According to the tweet, the upcoming NPD Group report will show that Microsoft's Xbox One outsold Sony's PlayStation 4 in December of previous year.

During a surprise Nintendo Direct mini presentation earlier this morning, Nintendo announced new games, ports and DLC for its the Switch console.

The remaster will hit Nintendo's handheld-hybrid on May 25, and will feature improved framerates and resolution, and will come bundled with the Atorias of the Abyss DLC.

A port of the heist game Payday 2 is heading to Switch on February 27.

The fun and exciting game from Team 17, the same group who brought players the sidesplitting mayhem of The Worms series, gives a much lighter take on what it feels like to be locked up behind bars.

That wasn't all, of course.

"What we are seeing is that Nintendo made a profound investment in some of these games for the Wii U and they didn't meet expectations, so the company is hoping it will do a better job of monetizing the investment by releasing the games on the Switch", Ward said. A final release date is yet to be confirmed, but when it's released it'll incorporate both touchscreen and Joy-Con controls. Players can also play in assist mode, which allows players to tweak the games hard to a slower or faster pace including taking on features such as the inability to take damage. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. However, Nintendo is still holding out on announcing any concrete details, and we've yet to see any actual gameplay. The Balloon World will be a competitive mode where your success is ranked in a global leaderboard.

Speaking of Mario, there's a free update coming to Odyssey in February. Who knew? EA actually can still make games for gamers that doesn't appear to be trying to pull any shady business on them.

Now that Mario, Link, and the Inklings have had their time to shine, 2018 opens the gate for a few other notable Nintendo franchises to finally make their debut on Switch.

In DLC news, Donkey Kong will be coming to the excellent strategic-shooter Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle as a new hero and with his own campaign set in a new world. Also in the set are three item encyclopedias, ten art sheets (including a special frame), and two bookends, one with a bonfire, and one with a knight.

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