Nintendo announce major surprise new releases for the Switch 2 weeks ago

Nintendo announce major surprise new releases for the Switch

They include some bonafide Super Nintendo classics making a comeback.

On Wednesday night, Nintendo made a series of announcements for the upcoming slate, some of which were expected, and some of which came as a huge surprise.

With so many things mentioned over the 40-minute Nintendo Direct presentation, it is probably better just to jump right into it:

After months of speculation, Nintendo confirmed that a collection of Super Nintendo games are coming to the Switch via the Nintendo Switch Online. There will also be an old-school SNES controller to play them on, with 20 games initially due for release, including Super Mario Bros., Star Fox, Super Mario Kart and The Legend Of Zelda: Link To The Past.

Video via IGN

Overwatch is also hitting the Switch before Christmas, with the online shooter set to drop on Tuesday 15 October, along with an Overwatch-styled Switch case to match, should you want one.

Outside of the SNES re-releases, some other genuine classics from a range of gaming generations are also set to arrive on the Switch, including Doom 64, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Deadly Premonition 2, Return of Obra Dinn, and the Assassin's Creed: Rebel Edition (which is basically Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Rogue).

There were also plenty of other announcements, including more details on Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Should you have the time, you can watch the full direct video right here: