Super Mario Maker in Nintendo Direct 2019
“Super Mario Maker 2” is one of the most anticipated announcements during the Nintendo Direct 2019. Pictured: Nintendo's Mario game characters figurines are displayed on a stand during the 2017 Paris Games Week exhibition at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The much-anticipated Nintendo Direct 2019 finally happened and gaming enthusiasts are abuzz with the latest news on “Zelda,” “Fire Emblem” and “Super Mario.” Switch owners were giddy with anticipation as Nintendo gave some exciting announcements from their best titles.

First on the list is “Super Mario Maker 2.” According to gaming news outlet Kotaku, some exciting elements were added to the game, such as creating new courses for Mario, including slopes that the video character can (finally) slide down. There’s not much to see during the launch but Nintendo mentioned that some exciting elements will be discovered for the Switch version of the Wii U game.

“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” will also be getting a remake on Switch. This Game Boy title was revealed by showcasing a 3D version of the classic via a 2D animated introduction. There are not many details yet available, but fans of the game are already anticipating the arrival of the game.

Another Nintendo Direct announcement made was about “Tetris.” Yes, you read that right! The ‘90s block game that became a fad back in the day is getting a makeover in “Tetris 99.” According to Gamespot, “Tetris 99” will be played with a Battle Royale style and is actually free and available for download at the eShop using a Nintendo Switch subscription.

“Fire Emblem,” on the other hand, was introduced with slight bad news to those anticipating its arrival — the game will be slightly delayed. It is scheduled to possibly launch on July 26. “Fire Emblem” seems easy enough to play. It involves 'student' characters who fight their way to level up in the game.

As for new games, Nintendo fans have “Astral Chain” to look forward to, which is expected to drop on Aug. 30. This is an action game involving cops from the future who are about to battle it out with monsters. “Astral Chain” characters are designed by Masakazu Katsura who gave us “Video Girl Ai” while Takahisa Taura and Hideki Kamiya of Platinum are in charge of the game’s development.

Some free updates were also announced during the Nintendo Direct 2019 such as an update available today for players of “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” for Switch. Meanwhile, “Daemon X Machina,” which was introduced during the last E3, is going to have a free demo starting today.