NIN­TENDO’S AN­I­MAL MAGIC

New Switch games in­com­ing, in­clud­ing that one at last

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With E3 now a dis­tant me­mory, that’s all the big game an­nounce­ments done for the year, right? Not if you’re Nin­tendo. It’s set the in­ter­net alight by

fi­nally an­nounc­ing that An­i­mal Cross­ing is com­ing to Switch. Fans of an­i­mals with mort­gages re­joice! Some time next year, it’ll be on shelves, and it’ll the first An­i­mal Cross­ing playable on a TV since 2008’s Let’s Go To The City on Wii. That an­nounce­ment would have been an epic mic drop on its own, but it brought some other Switch friends to play in 2019.

Al­most as ex­cit­ing for some will be Luigi’s Man­sion 3 (and dare we hope for re­mas­ters of the first two games?). The se­ries is a cross be­tween Ghost­busters and clean­ing the house be­fore your mum comes over, with hap­less home­owner Luigi suck­ing up ghosts with what’s ba­si­cally a vac­uum cleaner.

A brand-new IP was an­nounced, too. Game Freak, the de­vel­oper be­hind the Poké­mon games, is work­ing on a turn-based RPG pro­vi­sion­ally called Town – although, er, the en­tire game takes place in a vil­lage. As the once-peace­ful set­tle­ment comes un­der at­tack from mon­sters, you’ll have to drive them off in bat­tle, with aid from the dif­fer­ent lo­cal res­i­dents. Lovely, car­toony graph­ics and a dev with se­ri­ous pedi­gree? Yes please.

Think you’ve been spoiled? That’s not all! Due on 7 De­cem­ber is Kata­mari Da­macy Reroll, a re­mas­ter of the first game. It’s also com­ing to PC, but the Switch ver­sion of­fers gyro con­trols and lo­cal mul­ti­player. Nin­tendo’s re­ally on a roll (sorry).

“a cross be­tween Ghost­busters and clean­ing the house be­fore your mum comes over”

New Su­per Mario Bros U is also com­ing to Switch next year, via a ‘deluxe’ ver­sion in­clud­ing New Su­per Luigi U. Town looks even more ap­peal­ing than one of Tom Nook’s in­fa­mous home loans. Kata­mari Da­macy is a true clas­sic – it tasks you with rolling items into balls to cre­ate new stars.

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