Along with some new games, Nintendo have also revealed a couple of ports from the Wii U in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition comes to the Switch after already gracing the Wii U and 3DS, and is arguably one of the more successful hack ‘n’ slash mashups of the Dynasty Warriors gameplay. This version will come complete with all the characters, maps, missions and DLC from both previous versions of the game and will be launching with new Breath of the Wild inspired outfits for Link and Zelda, which is pretty cool!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is probably one of the most underrated Wii U titles, so much so that you might have missed it entirely. This new version will include the full original game as well as a new mode featuring Funky Kong, who has some new moves to make the (quite challenging) game a bit more beginner friendly. This one will be playable in local co-op still, which is pretty perfect for the Nintendo Switch, especially in handheld mode.
We all know by now that the Wii U wasn’t the commercial success everyone hoped for, which means that there are a range of high quality titles that a lot of gamers probably haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing, with these two titles in particular definitely falling into that category. We’ve already seen games like Pokkén Tournament DX and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe find a new large audience on the Nintendo Switch so hopefully this trend continues.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be released for Switch on May 4th, while Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is due out sometime between April and June.
There was a lot of cool stuff announced in the Nintendo Direct mini, so why not watch it below?