Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation was filled to the brim with exciting news for Nintendo Switch owners. The leaked Switch version of Overwatch was confirmed right out of the gate before Nintendo shared more information on Pokemon Sword/Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3. There was also a surprise announcement for Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise, the arrival of SNES games on Nintendo Switch Online, and plenty of other reveals you can catch up on in our roundup.
One of the games making its way to Switch is the free-to-play monster slayer Dauntless. We recently saw footage of Phoenix Labs’ game running on Nintendo’s hardware at PAX West, and last night’s Direct confirmed that the Switch version will feature cross-play support between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, as well as frequent content updates to maintain parity across all platforms. No specific release date was given, but Dauntless is due out on Switch later this year.
GameSpot reviewed Dauntless back when it initially released in May. Ginny Woo said, “Overall, Dauntless is clearly an experience that has been optimized to deliver the most stress-free multiplayer session possible. From the seamless cross-play to the way that anyone can hop into a game and confidently take up arms against formidable foes, it’s refreshingly accessible and looks great to boot. While it can feel a little empty, and there are bugs that mar the experience here and there, its fresh look and lively spark are more than enticing enough to warrant a spin.”
If you’re clamouring for something new to play on your Switch today, we’ve got you covered with the full list of games released during Nintendo’s Direct.