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Nintendo unveils Detective Pikachu, Mario Tennis, more

Susannah Alexander
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A new Nintendo Direct presentation has revealed exclusive details about a LOT of new games coming for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch.

In a jam-packed half-hour broadcast by the games giant, we learned a huge amount about some brand new games and re-releases on the way.

The biggest news was the announcement of proper details about Mario Tennis Aces on Switch, which will allow you to choose between more than 15 playable characters including Donkey Kong.

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Up to four players can step on court together and use a variety of different shots like topspin and zone shot, which lets you pinpoint a spot and crash the ball down to break your opponent's racquet.

The game launches on June 22, with an online tournament taking place before the official release.

Another big name for the Switch is the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, which is coming to the platform for the very first time with fully updated graphics. It's launching on July 10.

A rather interesting announcement was the South Park: The Fractured But Whole game for Switch, designed by the creators of the TV show.

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It features all the main characters and enables you to go on quests – that game will be available from April 24.

Other games coming to the Switch include Dark Souls: Remastered, Captain Toad - Treasure Trackers, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido and Little Nightmares.

Meanwhile, the biggest name coming to the Nintendo 3DS is Detective Pikachu.

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The new Pokemon game sees the creatures acting oddly – but you can play as Detective Pikachu and get on the case. You can get your hands on the game on March 23.

Another new 3DS game is Luigi's Mansion, where you explore a mansion where Mario has gone missing.

This features classic ghosts and traps, but they're no match for Luigi's vacuum cleaner. There's no exact date yet, but the game will launch this year.

If you don't have a Nintendo console yet, maybe now is the time to invest in one...

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