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13th Jun 2017

Your 80s and 90s favourites are back as Nintendo reveal a host of new Switch games

It looks like you’re going to have to get a Switch now…

Wil Jones

Before you played Destiny, Call of Duty and GTA, you probably had a much more wholesome videogaming experience. Instead of hardened army men and gangsters, as a child you may have played as cheery cartoon animals, jumping through colourful landscapes (unless you blagged a copy of Doom or Wolfenstein or Duke Nukem, that is)

Nintendo has always tended to stick to its family friendly outlook, and at E3 today announce several big new games for the Switch, featuring a lot of classic Nintendo characters from the 1980s and 1990s.

Mario’s dinosaur pal Yoshi is back in cardboard-styled platformer.

Loveable pink blob Kirby has a new adventure.

Less cuddly was the return of Samus in Metroid Prime 4.

We also got a look at the expansion for the brilliant Zelda: Breathe of the Wild.

There’s also a ‘core’ Pokemon game (eg, not a cheesy spin-off) coming to the Switch.

And of course, we got to see more of Super Mario Odyssey.

It looks like you’re going to have to get a Switch now…