Nintendo Switch owners have plenty to look forward to this year. During the Nintendo Direct stream event yesterday, the Japanese video game titan announced a ton of new games that’ll soon be available to play on the console.
The announcements included updates, new games, and remakes, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which was the event’s biggest draw, a new Super Mario Maker, and a Zelda remake.
Below we’ve compiled our favorite picks from the event, as well as drop details and what to expect.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Release date: July 26
The game is focused on three noble houses in an academy that trains students in weaponry, magic, and other special skills — skills that are then used in life-or-death battles.
Super Mario Maker 2
Release date: June
The sequel to the OG Wii U game, Super Mario Maker 2 allows players to create new slopes for the first time, as well as selecting their own items, features, and tools.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Release date: 2019
A modern reimagining of the game that came out on the Game Boy 26 years ago. Here, we return to the island of Koholint to take Link on yet another peril-filled adventure.
Release date: Available now
Think Tetris meets Hunger Games, with Tetris 99 pitting you against opponents — a best player left standing situation with only one winner coming out on top.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Release date: Fall
This classic RPG features the same sprawling vistas of the OG, but gets upgrades in the shape of character-specific stories, increased battle speed, an updated soundtrack, and the option to choose between HD and 16-bit visuals.