Nintendo has announced plans to hold a Nintendo Direct conference, to the excitement and joy of Nintendo Switch fans around the world.
The upcoming Nintendo Direct conference will focus on two exclusives for the Nintendo Switch: ARMS and Splatoon 2. The conference will also discuss new 3DS releases. But the spotlight will be reserved for the exclusives.
Nintendo currently hasn’t announced any official release date for the two games, but what we do know is that they will hit stores this year. There is also a possibility that Nintendo could release more details regarding Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which slated for launch April 28.
We’ll find out when the Nintendo Direct conference goes live on April 12 at 11pm, UK time.
In other news, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has gotten a release date of May 26. Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinor Ono took to Twitter to announce that “We have completed the development of USFII for Nintendo Switch!”. The upcoming entry in the Street Fighter series boasts multiple game modes, online multiplayer, new control options and Lite controls for newbies.
The Lite controls allow players to perform special or super combos via a single buttom or simply pressing the touch screen, whereas in the more traditional Pro controls players must resort to the same ole’ button mashing and rely on their memory.
One bit of bad news for fans of the Switch is that it is unlikely that Overwatch will be mentioned in the conference, or that it will ever release for Nintendos hybrid console. Overwatch director, Jeff Kaplan, said that company was open to a Switch port, but it would be difficult for them: “Getting Overwatch on the Switch is very challenging for us” he explained. “But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”
He went on to state the main problem with making a Switch port of the game “I think the problem is, we’ve really targeted our min. spec in a way that we would have to revisit performance and how to get on that platform”, he said. “And it’s already challenging right now maintaning 3 platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we’ve finally been able to achieve”.
But worry not, for there is still a small chance that we might someday see an Switch version of Overwatch, because Jeff hasn’t yet totally ruled out the possibility.