Nintendo Direct confirms Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Hyrule Warriors for Switch


  • rick

    Yawn……..have enough game excitement just catching up on 2017 releases (crap it will take me a year to get through Zelda BOTW) ………but some updates to Switch software itself would be fantastic. Direct Bluetooth audio, improved parental controls (profile based vs affecting every profile as it is now), ability to organize games (folders). That kind of thing.

    • That doesn’t make sense, because kids would just use another profile. Pass code to play on that profile? But that’s how parental controls work now. Just enter the code and it turns it off during your play time.

      So I don’t think having users flagged as ‘no limits’ is any different than just unlocking it when you play.

    • rick

      Huh – how would you add another profile in the first place? Parental control would lock that out. PW lock certain profiles. Thats the point.

    • But there is a password option right now for parental controls. I assume you already have users for all people in your household.

      What you are saying is you want to lock out an unlimited profile with a password.

      The current system locks out the system by password.

      In either case, you simply enter the password. I don’t see what would be gained by configuring a user to have no limits. It wouldn’t change anything. In either case, you enter the password, and then play with no limits.

      Would would be gained or made easier by adding passwords to accounts before playing a game? It just seems to me that it wouldn’t make a difference.

      Though we definitely need a number of updates to the system.

    • rick

      Its really pretty simple. Right now to connect to a wifi network, regardless of who I am – as soon as parental control is enabled, everyone must enter a password to connect to wifi.

      If there were “true” profiles, the switch would recognize i’m the adult and authenticate me once to access the eshop or to connect to a wifi network. It would also automatically direct me to the appropriate games saves.

      My 11 year old picks up the switch and either they put in their pin. Now the switch recognizes who that is. It directs them to their appropriate game saves, it allows them to connect to wifi………or to disable wifi to save battery, then re-enable it, but not connect to the eshop.

      My 6 year old picks up the switch and they click on their picture profile. It directs them to their appropriate games saves. But they can’t connect to a new wifi network, nor can they connect to the eshop.

      It’s not about adding passwords to a game, its about granular control of profiles – not games.

    • Hi Rick,

      You have a lot of interesting ideas. It’s great to have granular control of your profile, settings, saves, etc. All great ideas.

      What you said was parental controls. So that’s what confused me. Now that you have changed it to user preference, your position makes more sense. Great.

      I agree. I hope such a thing rolls out.

  • I’m interesting in Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country. I haven’t played those games and look forward to them. I was interested to see that all the Nintendo games discussed are coming out in the next few months. Meaning the summer is still a time of unknown releases.

    • Brad Shankar

      Same! I know a lot of people are normally down on excessive porting of previous gen games, but in this case, I think it works well. The Wii U had a lot of quality games that were stranded on a system many people didn’t own. This way, they get new life on a popular device that lets you take them on the go.

  • LeTricolore

    Was excited for a new Donkey Kong game but it’s just a re-release. I guess it’ll be new to most people since the Wii U didn’t sell much…..

    • Tsordi

      I’m in that boat. Was hoping DK would be ported, actually.

    • LeTricolore

      I mean, it’s a good game and definitely worth playing. I’d consider picking it up if it’s $50 or less. I had borrowed my friend’s copy on Wii U for a week or two. It’s a really fun game, but I don’t feel like spending $80 on a Wii U game on the Switch.

      Mario Tennis: Aces, however..

    • Tsordi

      That makes sense. For me, I’m psyched that it’s a “direct” sequel to Dockey Kong Country. And they brought back the original composer (I love the music in the originals). It’s just a nostalgia thing and I’m cool with that.

  • Cam McArthur

    I am personally excited for Mario Tennis. Hoping down the line we get a super strikers too