'Super Mario Maker 2' and 'The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening' coming in 2019

'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. 'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. NINTENDO

In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Maker 2, a sequel to the groundbreaking original game, and a stylish re-imagining of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening are both launching this year for the Nintendo Switch system. The video also revealed Astral Chain, a new action game from PlatinumGames exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

In addition to introducing other acclaimed titles coming to Nintendo Switch, like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the video also provided more details about upcoming Nintendo games like Fire Emblem: Three HousesYoshi’s Crafted WorldDaemon X Machina, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, among many others. Nintendo Switch will also be home to Boxboy! + Boxgirl!, the next iteration in the charming puzzle-platformer series coming to Nintendo eShop.

Plus, starting today, Nintendo Switch owners will have access to surprise launches like the online 99-player puzzle-fest Tetris 99 and classic Square Enix role-playing game Final Fantasy IX, as well as new co-op DLC for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and free demos for upcoming anticipated games.

“Every game covered in this Nintendo Direct is slated for launch for Nintendo Switch this year,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re looking for new games in classic franchises, new content for existing hits or completely new experiences, Nintendo Switch has something for everyone over the next several months alone.”

You can watch the entire Nintendo Direct video below:

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