2:00 pm EST, September 7, 2018

‘Civilization VI’ Switch is coming & more strange, quiet announcements due to the delayed Nintendo Direct

Civilzation VI Switch was quietly listed on publisher 2K Games’ website, as there was never any sort of press release or announcement.

The devastating earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan understandably delayed yesterday’s planned Nintendo Direct, likely until September 14. If the Direct is truly delayed a week (or potentially more), will Nintendo have to refilm some of the announcements that have already been haphazardly released?

In the case for Civilization VI Switch, the official website displayed the following (before it was taken down): “Originally created by legendary game designer, Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you build an empire to stand the test of time[…] And now On Nintendo Switch, the quest to victory in Civilization VI can take place wherever and whenever players want.”

Under this brief description, there was a YouTube video embedded that is not yet live. Civilization VI Switch will release on the portable Nintendo console on November 16.

Two more exciting and under the radar announcements were that of spiky-haired emotional protagonists and that of the Blue Bomber.

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is coming to the Switch soon, according to the YouTube description of the announcement video (the Xbox One and PS4 online stores both have the game for sale now). The Pocket Edition was originally developed for mobile devices, and is a more condensed telling of the 2016 PS4 game.


Mega Man 11 has a new demo available in the Nintendo Switch eShop. Capcom released the demo last night, and just released it on Xbox One and PS4 today, giving Nintendo, arguably the most Capcom-friendly of the three companies, a bit of a head start. Of course, this would have likely been an “out now” announcement during the yet unaired Nintendo Direct.

Source: Kotaku

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