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Nintendo Direct – September 4th Brings OVERWATCH, Super Nintendo, and SMASH BROS Updates

Speaking of Nintendo, yesterday was the latest Nintendo Direct (embedded above).

As always, Nintendo’s press release does a good job summarizing the event:

During a packed Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo announced many new games coming to the Nintendo Switch system, including Blizzard’s mega-hit game Overwatch Legendary Edition, as well as games launching today like Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition. Nintendo also provided new details about previously announced upcoming games, like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Other highlights of the Nintendo Direct presentation include the introduction of Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series as the fourth playable DLC fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game coming in November, the reveal of classic Super NES games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service and the announcement of beloved games like Return of the Obra Dinn, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and the definitive version of the original Xenoblade Chronicles all making their way to Nintendo Switch.

For me, the highlights were definitely the Overwatch reveal (considering the game appears to include gyroscopic aiming, a’la Splatoon 2), and the announcement – finally – of Super Nintendo games coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

Any way you slice it, Nintendo will be dominating my wallet for some time to come.