Nintendo will discuss Switch games like ARMS and Splatoon 2 this week
Nintendo Switch fans will be treated to some blockbuster game news this week, as Nintendo announces plans to hold a new Direct conference.
The next Nintendo Direct conference will be held on April 12 at 11pm UK time.
The company will focus on upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusives Splatoon 2 and ARMS, but will also talk about new 3DS releases.
"The #NintendoDirect will focus mainly on #ARMS and #Splatoon2 for #NintendoSwitch. Will you be staying up late to join us?"
Hopefully Nintendo will announce release dates for Splatoon 2 and ARMS, which currently only have vague 2017 dates attached.
Nintendo could also talk about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has an April 28 release date on Nintendo Switch.
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And speaking of Nintendo Switch games, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was recently given a May 26 release date by Nintendo.
Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono on Twitter that the classic title had gone gold, writing: “We have completed development of USFII for Nintendo Switch!
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Nintendo Switch includes a host of new control options, multiple game modes, online play and the inclusion of Lite controls for newcomers.
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Lite controls let players perform special moves or super combos by either touching the touch screen or pressing a single button, whereas traditional Pro controls offer all the classic button inputs ingrained into players’ muscle memory.
One game that's unlikely to be mentioned is Overwatch, which has all but been ruled out for Nintendo Switch.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan recently said that the company was open to a Switch port, but admitted that it would be a challenge.
"Getting OW on the Switch is very challenging for us," he said last month. "But we're always open minded about exploring possible platforms."
In an exclusive follow-up interview with Express Online, Kaplan said that Blizzard would have to "revisit performance" to make Overwatch run on Nintendo Switch.
"I think the problem is, we've really targeted our min spec in a way that we would have to revisit performance and how to get on that platform," he said.
"And also, it's already challenging right now maintaining three platforms and patching simultaneously, which is something that we've finally been able to achieve."
Kaplan said that he was proud of his team for being able to patch simultaneously, and that a Nintendo Switch port would make that difficult.