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BioShock, Borderlands and Star Wars are coming to the Nintendo Switch

All was revealed in a surprise Nintendo Direct.

BioShock, Borderlands and Star Wars are coming to the Nintendo Switch
26 March 2020

As the UK lockdown continues, we’re all suddenly very grateful for our games consoles - especially the Nintendo Switch, which seems to be sold out everywhere.

However, those who did manage to buy one before the chaos descended will be particularly pleased with the news that has come from today’s surprise Nintendo Direct Mini.

Nintendo Directs are regular online presentations the video game company puts out to showcase what games and updates they’ve got coming up.

And, despite today’s announcement being described as ‘mini’, it contained some pretty exciting news.

BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands: Legendary Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection will all be available on the Nintendo Switch from May 29.

And while BioShock: The Collection will be a re-release of the trilogy that launched on other consoles back in 2017, the Borderlands: Legendary Collection has been made specifically for the Nintendo Switch.

This exclusive collection will include the 2009 Borderlands game, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, as well as all add-on content that was originally released with each instalment.

They will also be joined by open-world racing game Burnout Paradise Remastered later this year, two years after it launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The bad news is that, unlike the other games, it doesn’t yet have a release date - all Nintendo are saying is that it will be in 2020.

Another game revealed was a remastered version of the ’90s classic Star Wars Episode I Racer. It will be coming with all-new controls, eight racing worlds and 25 racing characters. There was no release date for this one either.

BioShock and Borderlands are coming to the Nintendo Switch

In the meantime, you can keep yourself occupied with the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons update that was also announced.

Not only will players get to celebrate Bunny Day (Animal Crossing’s version of Easter) from 1-12 April but another event is coming later in the month - Earth Day on 22 April.

Not many details were shared about Earth Day but the Direct Mini did reveal that you will be able to hunt for eggs and there will be a number of limited-edition items.

It definitely seems like a fantastic time to have bought a Nintendo Switch and there’s plenty here to keep you busy for quite some time at home.