Ever since the official unveiling of the Nintendo Switch by Nintendo, fans have been left with more questions than answers when it comes to the console’s gaming library. Hopefully, this week some of these questions will be addressed.
Nintendo officially confirmed that they will be holding a new Nintendo Direct presentation on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET (Wednesday of this week). The short description the company included with the announcement was that both information for the 3DS and Switch would be addressed. However, they put a strong emphasis on two titles that will be making their way to the Switch: Arms and Splatoon 2.
In Nintendo’s words, they will focus “mainly” on these two games. Way back at the Switch presentation (which feels like ages ago), the company gave a sneak preview for both Arms and Splatoon 2.
Arms, which is a fighting game, is going to put a huge emphasis on the Joy-Con controllers. If this method of control is chosen, each arm on each fighter will be controlled with one controller. Much like how Wii Sports utilized the motion control on the Wii and Nintendo Land used the brand-new gamepad for the Wii U, Arms will be the game to fully put the new technology in motion for the Switch (outside of 1,2 Switch).
As far as Splatoon 2, for a while, it was speculated that the original game would simply be re-mastered on the Switch. However, at the console’s presentation fans were happily proven wrong. The reveal trailer for the sequel to Splatoon showed off brand new weapons and maps; as well as a vague release date of Q2/Q3 of 2017.
There was no word by Nintendo on how long this presentation will roll. However, let’s hope that they give some more details and clarification on some of their future games. But, expect them to spend a lot of time on Arms and Splatoon 2.