Latest Nintendo Direct Boasts Massive Third-Party Support

On 9/13/17, Nintendo held their Direct Presentation for the month of September. This particular Direct showcased many of the games Nintendo has slated for launch for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. A few highlights of the Direct were the announcement that both DOOM and Wolfenstein 2: The New Order will be coming to Switch. DOOM will hit Switch this holiday season and will include the full campaign and the multiplayer along with its DLC. However, the Snap Map mode for creating User-Generated content will not be included and multiplayer will require an SD card as it must be downloaded separately from the main game as a free download for those who purchase DOOM on the Switch. Few details were provided for Wolfenstein 2 and its launch on Switch is currently slated for sometime in 2018.

Perhaps the biggest revelation during this Direct, was that the previously announced remaster of L.A Noire is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 14th. This will mark the first release from Rockstar Games on a Nintendo console since GTA: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS. The Switch version of L.A. Noire will include all of the DLC content for the original game as well as optional Joy Con controls, HD rumble compatibility, a wide-view over the shoulder camera angle, and new touch based controls for the investigation segments of the game.
While many of the games showcased have already been announced, including many of the games from the recent Nindies Indie Games presentation, I can’t help but feel really excited for the Switch’s future with third party support from huge developers and publishers like Rockstar Games and Bethesda.
What do you think of this announcement and September’s Nintendo Direct? Let us know in the comments.

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Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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