Nintendo Delivers

Nintendo had a bevy of announcements and updates today. They showed off what was new in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The game will have new forms, new areas to explore and new bonuses. Nintendo showed off more 3ds content than I expected. They announced a new Mario Party game collection that will include the top 100 mini-games. I think this is pretty cool, although it should be for the Switch. Playing Mario Party on the 3ds is fun, but the game is really built for the TV. They also showed off Kirby: Battle Royale, Yo-Kai Watch 2, Minecraft for 3ds, Metroid Samus Returns, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Fire Emblem Warriors for 3ds and a bunch of Atlas RPGs. It seems like Minecraft is on every system now. Nintendo also showed off their Pokemon 2DS and Orange 2DS. It’s great that Nintendo is still supporting the 3DS. What announcements did you like for the 3DS?

The star of the show was Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo showed us the new snow world and the power moons that you need to collect. They also showed us a bunch of new footage. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game when it comes out on October 27th. Nintendo also showed us a Switch bundle that includes Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo showed off a variety of other Switch titles. This included Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Octopath¬†Traveler, Rocket League, Fire Emblem Warriors, Skyrim, Doom, Wolfenstein¬†2, NBA 2K18, Fifa 18, WWE 2K18, Dragon Quest Builders, Pokken Tournament DX, and Kirby: Star Allies. I am looking forward to playing Rocket League on the go. I feel like it will suit the system well. Nintendo also announced updates for Arms and Splattoon 2. The new character Lola Pop is out for Arms. There weren’t any huge suprises in this direct, but I think it was a solid direct none the less. What are you looking forward to on the Nintendo Switch?

-MT

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Nintendo Direct Introduces Little Mac

Nintendo recently held a Nintendo Direct. During the direct they announced some key release dates for Wii U and 3DS games. They also announced that Little Mac would be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash game. Little Mac is from the Punch Out games. The Punch Out games are fighting games so I am not surprised to see Little Mac in Super Smash. Super Smash will be coming out in 2014.

Nintendo revealed that Mario Kart 8 is coming out on May 30th, 2014. They also announced that Gameboy Advanced games would be coming to the Wii U virtual console in April. Some of the games that are coming include Metroid Fusion, Mario and Lugi: Superstar Saga and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advanced 3. I find it interesting that Nintendo is releasing these games on the Wii U. They should be coming to the Nintendo 3DS because they are handheld titles. Nintendo also told us that NES Remix 2 will be released on April 25th. NES Remix 2 is a collection of NES mini games.

Nintendo is also releasing Yoshi’s New Island on March 14th, Kirby Triple Deluxe on May 2nd and Mario Golf: World Tour on May 2nd of 2014. I am excited to see how the first true sequel of Yoshi’s Island turns out. I hope it lives up to the original Yoshi’s Island because that was one of my favorite games on GBA. Overall I think Nintendo had a successful Nintendo Direct; I can’t wait to see what they have planned for E3 this year.

Source: Nintendo

-MT