All the Nintendo Direct Mini news and announcements

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Nintendo's got a bunch of new games coming to its wildly popular Switch console in 2018.

In February a free update is coming to Super Mario Odyssey adding a new multiplayer mode - Luigi's Balloon World - in which players hide and try to find balloons hidden in the game's large open world kingdoms. The teaser trailer for this new version of the iconic and hard title didn't show us much, but it did give us a date for its release: May 25. Not to mention the astounding support it's been receiving from indie developers with the release of games like Steamworld Dig 2, Enter the Gungeon, and Yooka-Laylee.

"Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition" is scheduled to launch in spring, and comes with all the paid downloadable content from the original release, plus a couple of new characters from Nintendo's most recent Zelda game for the Switch, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild".

Mario's trips to the soccer field, baseball diamond, or even Olympic Games have taken him out of his standard side-scrolling adventures and while his parties and go-karting games are definitely the fan favorites, there's a soft spot out there for the Mario Tennis series.

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The DS version of the game utilized the console's unique features, such as shouting through the microphone, performing motions on the touchscreen, so it will be interesting to see what the Switch version of the game will be bringing to the table. The upcoming sports game will also add some strategy by allowing gamers to figure out what kind of shot will have the best chance of earning a point. Mario Tennis Aces is also scheduled for this Spring, with the Switch version introducing a brand new story mode.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Summer 2018) - Another re-release sees this well-reviewed RPG finally landing on a Nintendo console. But Nintendo also announced that Donkey Kong will make his debut on Switch this year, with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze releasing on May 4th. As anyone who played those games - or the brilliant Switch title Golf Story - knows, these sports story modes tend to be incredibly entertaining detours from the competitive play that are loaded with creative minigames.

The biggest third party announcement is that the first Dark Souls video game is getting remastered.

Most surprising of all, Nintendo seems to understand how to release DLC without making anyone angry.

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