21.11.2019

Dark Souls: Remastered Announced on Nintendo Direct Mini

Get ready to fling your Nintendo Switch across the room because Dark Souls: Remastered is coming to this portable console. Brought to you by Bandai Namco Entertainment, you can look forward to playing this title on May 25th.

In a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini held this morning, Nintendo announced the first title in the renowned Dark Souls series would be available on their newest platform. The remaster includes the “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC. To sweeten the deal, Nintendo also announced they will improve the framerate and resolution of the original Dark Souls game for its port to the Switch.

The first entry of the Dark Souls  series was first released in September 2011 and is currently available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Since it’s release, the franchise has gathered a massive fan-base of people who live for a challenging, and sometimes grueling, gaming experience. Now, you can return to Lordran and play this classic on the go. Just be careful how you rage quit with your Switch.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Nintendo and Dark Souls news.


Announced today during a mini Nintendo Direct, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a port of the exclusive Wii U platformer that originally released in 2014. Scoring an 83 on metacritic, it’s one of the highest-rated Donkey Kong games of all time — predominantly because of its challenging design and engaging boss battles. Set to release on May 4 for the Switch, Tropical Freeze will mark Donkey Kong’s debut on the system.

The sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns sees the return of Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong, and Funky Kong, as well as a new beginner-friendly mode. This mode will feature Funky Kong and allegedly better help newcomers acclimate to the Tropical Freeze‘s gameplay.  From the Direct trailer, it appears Funky can perform unique moves, such as double jumps, hovers, infinite rolls, and infinite underwater corkscrews. Nintendo says that even spikes can’t stop Funky once he starts surfing.

For those that want to revisit the challenging modes that made Tropical Freeze a hit, they can still do so, playing either mode in two-player co-op.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze on the Nintendo Switch as it develops.


Although Nintendo was busy announcing a bevy of new releases for the Switch this morning at its surprise Mini Direct, the company let fans know it hadn’t forgotten about some its major releases from 2017. Coming as both free and paid DLC, these updates for Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX, and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle look to add longer legs to three titles that already have loads of content.

To kick things off, Super Mario Odyssey will be getting its first significant DLC since launch with the addition of the Ballon World competitive mini-game. A mix between hide and seek and time trial, Balloon World has two modes. The first has players hiding balloons for other players to find, while the second has players looking for balloons other players have hidden. In both modes, players have 30 seconds to move up the competitive ranks by becoming either expert hiders or expert finders.

Odyssey‘s Balloon Mode will release sometime in February and bring with it new outfits, as well as new filters for SnapShot mode.

Not to be outdone by Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX will also receive new content in the form of two-wave battle pack. Currently available for $14.99, the battle pack will give players access to new pokemon and avatar items. Wave 1 will release January 31 and include Aegislash, Mega Rayquaza, and Mimikyu. Wave 2 will release March 23 and include Blastoise, Mew, and Celebi.

Finally, the Ubisoft-developed mashup Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will get a raucous addition to its cast of already-zany characters in Donkey Kong. Set to release sometime this spring, players will be able to purchase this DLC pack on its own or as part of the game’s Season Pass. Those who purchase the Gold Edition of the game will also receive this DLC pack at no additional cost.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Super Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX, and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle as it develops.

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