Mario Tennis Aces launches this June on Nintendo Switch

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Mario Tennis Aces launches this June on Nintendo Switch

Mario Tennis Aces will be released June 22 on Nintendo Switch, the company announced today during its latest Nintendo Direct presentation.

It will be the first entry in the sports franchise to be available on Nintendo’s latest gaming platform. The previous Mario Tennis game, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, launched in November 2015 on Wii U. Nintendo unveiled Mario Tennis Aces during a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini video in January.

Little Nightmares is coming to Nintendo Switch with this disturbing Pac-Man costume

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Little Nightmares is coming to Nintendo Switch with this disturbing Pac-Man costume

Little Nightmares is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 18, complete with a bizarre Pac-Man costume available to owners of the Pac-Man amiibo. Called the Pakku Mask, it allows players to hide behind the famous yellow face while encountering one of the creepiest games of all time.

Little Nightmares is the creation of the Swedish developers at Tarsier Studios, which is a veteran of the LittleBigPlanet series. Players take on the role of a child named Six who must use dream logic to solve puzzles. The game has elements of point-and-click adventure games as well as stealth games. The art is bright if grotesque, but benefits from having a childlike perspective. Our reviewer found it difficult, but ultimately rewarding.

Splatoon 2’s first paid DLC is a flashy single-player story

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Splatoon 2’s first paid DLC is a flashy single-player story

Splatoon 2: Octo is a single-player expansion for Splatoon 2, which Nintendo just revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation. The $19.99 downloadable content marks the first paid add-on for the stylish shooter, with pre-orders available now.

Octo will star a special agent named, well, Octo, who looks like one of the game’s squid-like Octolings. But she is far, far more styling than the average squid kid, which is saying a lot. She looks kind of like Marina, the beloved pop star who co-hosts the game’s Splatfest competitions.

‘This is violent, isn’t it?’

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‘This is violent, isn’t it?’

At the White House earlier today, President Donald Trump sat down for a round table meeting with a few game industry execs, as well as a group of determined critics of games. Trump began the meeting by screening a montage of games, commenting “This is violent, isn’t it?”

The meeting was closed to members of the press, but the Washington Post spoke to a few attendees right after the gathering. At this point, information about the meeting is mostly coming from the game industry’s critics. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, furnished the information about the sizzle reel. “They were violent clips where individuals were killing other human beings in various ways,” she said.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to Switch

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to Switch

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is making the journey from Wii U to Nintendo Switch, Nintendo confirmed today during its Nintendo Direct presentation. The Switch version will include new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey, a game in which Captain Toad makes a number of guest appearances.

Nintendo described the new Treasure Tracker levels based on Super Mario Odyssey as “miniature courses,” so expect some smaller puzzle-level experiences.

Undertale is heading to Nintendo Switch

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Undertale is heading to Nintendo Switch

Undertale is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo announced today that the acclaimed indie game released in 2015 is heading to the Switch ... eventually. No official launch date was given during the publisher’s Direct conference today. There was a cute animation, with some of the game’s characters teasing the game’s port, but that’s about it. Sorry, Undertale fans.

Undertale was divisive when it first came out, but many of us here at Polygon were taken with it. Griffin McElroy wrote about the game, and said:

Luigi’s Mansion remake coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Luigi’s Mansion remake coming to Nintendo 3DS

Luigi’s Mansion, the GameCube launch title starring Mario’s taller brother, is being remade for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

In Luigi’s Mansion, Mario has gone missing, and Luigi must overcome his fears and search every nook and cranny of a dark mansion in order to find him. Oh, and the mansion is haunted by ghosts.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story returns to Nintendo 3DS with a new chapter

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story returns to Nintendo 3DS with a new chapter

Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story is relaunching on Nintendo 3DS in 2019 along with a new extension: Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Nintendo announced the return of the role-playing game to its handheld lineup during this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct.

The re-roll of the series, which first launched in 2009 for Nintendo DS resembles the October launch of Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which brought Superstar Saga to 3DS alongside a new chapter with more characters and an entirely new story.

Crash Bandicoot trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch

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Crash Bandicoot trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch

Crash Bandicoot is coming to Nintendo Switch. Activision announced a port of last year’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, confirming reports that the collection will no longer be exclusive to PlayStation 4.

The Switch version of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be released July 10.