Nintendo drops surprise ‘Direct mini’


While eyes were set on Huawei’s big online announcement of the P40 Series, Nintendo did a livestream of their own.

Nintendo announced a number of games coming to the Switch as well as new details on the Isle of Armor, a Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC. Apparently, in the monster-catching game, you get to pick a legendary and gain only one of two of its evolution forms based on the route you go in the DLC. This actually encourages trade amongst players to complete their PokeDex. We’re also getting a new Smash character from Arms, though which one wasn’t specified.

Among other game announcements, the most striking would be the ports of Borderlands and BioShock. We’re talking about here the complete trilogy of each game from the PS3-era. That means BioShock, BioShock 2, and the magnum opus – BioShock Infinite. Borderlands ports will include the first game, it’s sequel, and the Pre-Sequel.

If you’ve also missed out on the Wii, Nintendo will be releasing a Definitive Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles, one of the company’s popular JRPG title.

The ports and the Xenoblade Chronicles will be released on May.