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    Nintendo Direct

    From now on, I'd like to use this thread for future discussions, instead of making a new thread for each Direct.

    Also, I may be incorrect with the Japanese Nintendo Direct info, because I don't know Japanese.

    Games Shown in the Latest Direct (April 12/13 2017):

    Nintendo Switch:

    ARMS (US, JP, and PAL: June 16)
    Neon Yellow Joycons (US, JP, and PAL: June 16)
    Neon Yellow Joycon Strap (US, JP, and PAL: June 16)
    Joycon AA Battery Pack Grip (US, JP, and PAL: June 16)
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (US, JP, and PAL: April 28)
    Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers (US, JP, and PAL: May 26)
    Dragon Quest 10 (free upgrade from Wii version) (JP: TBD)
    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (US: May 11, PAL and JP: May 12)
    NEO-GEO Arcade Archives/Virtual Console (games and releases may vary)
    Sonic Forces (US, JP, and PAL: Holiday/Winter 2017)
    Sonic Mania (US, JP, and PAL: Summer 2017)
    Project Mekuru (tentative title) (US, JP, and PAL: TBD Summer)
    Nights of Azure 2 (JP: TBD 2017)
    Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura (JP: TBD 2017)
    Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (JP: July 20, PAL: July 21, US: July 25)
    Disgaea 5 Complete (US: May 23, PAL: May 26)
    Puyo Puyo Tetris (US: April 25, PAL: April 28)
    Monopoly (US, JP, and PAL: TBD Fall)
    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (US and PAL: TBD 2017)
    Sine Mora EX (US and PAL: TBD Summer)
    Battle Chasers: Nightwar (US and PAL: TBD Summer)
    PAYDAY 2 (US, JP, and PAL: TBD 2017)
    NAMCO Museum (US and PAL: TBD Summer)
    Standalone Switch Dock (US: May 19, Online: Available Now)
    Maison de Maou (JP: Available Now)
    Ichikome Kamiko (JP: Available Now)
    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (JP: April 18)
    Seiken Densetsu Collection (JP: TBD June)
    Splatoon 2 (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)

    Nintendo 3DS:

    Hey! Pikmin (JP: July 13, US and PAL: July 28)
    Dragon Quest 11 (JP: July 29)
    Ever Oasis (US and PAL: June 23, JP: July 13)
    Lady Layton (JP: July 20)
    Monster Hunter Stories (US and PAL: TBD Fall)
    Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (US: TBD Fall)
    Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls (PAL: Available Now)
    The Snack World: Trearers (JP: July 13)
    Culdcept Revolt (US: August 29, PAL: September 1)
    Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (JP: June 29)
    Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (JP: August 31)
    Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey (JP: TBD 2017)
    Dai Gyakuten Saiban (The Great Ace Attorney) 2 (JP: August 3)
    RPG Maker FES (PAL: June 23, US: June 27)
    Maker Player (PAL: June 23, US: June 27)
    Miitopia (US and PAL: TBD 2017)
    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC (TBD)
    Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (US, JP, and PAL: Available now)
    Kirby's Blowout Blast (US, JP, and PAL: TBD Summer)
    Untitled Kirby game (US, JP, and PAL: TBD Winter)
    Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay FOCUSED? (PAL: July 28)
    BYE-BYE BOXBOY! (US: Available now)
    Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax (JP: April 20)
    Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (JP: April 27)
    Attack on Titan: Shichi-Kara no Dasshutsu (JP: May 11)
    The Alliance Alive (JP: June 22)


    Pikmin (JP: July 13, US and PAL: July 28)
    Majora's Mask Link (JP: June 22, US and PAL: June 23)
    Twilight Princess Link (JP: June 22, US and PAL: June 23)
    Skyward Sword Link (JP: June 22, US and PAL: June 23)
    Cloud/Alt Cloud Varient (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)
    Corrin (Male/Female Version) (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)
    Bayonetta (1/2 Costume) (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)
    Splatoon 2 Inkling Girl (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)
    Splatoon 2 Inkling Boy (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)
    Splatoon 2 Inkling Squid (US, JP, and PAL: July 21)

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    So, after putting out Chibi-Robo, it's time for another Nintendo Direct recap!

    January 11 Direct:
    Nintendo Switch

    The World Ends With You -Final Remix- announced; releases 2018
    Pokken Tournament DX paid DLC announced
    - Wave 1 contains Aegislash as a Fighter, with Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu as Support; releases January 31
    - Wave 2 contains Blastoise as a Fighter, with Mew and Celebi as Support; releases March 23
    - Avatar customization options available now with purchase
    Kirby Star Allies shown off, releases March 13 (March 16 for UK and Japan)
    - Abilities shown include returning Yo-Yo, Plasma, Ice, Water, Suplex, Stone, Fire, Bomb, Cutter, Beam, Bird, Beetle, Parasol, Hammer, Cleaning, ESP, and new Artist and Spider.
    - Can combine abilities with partners to do Team Abilities, similar to 64. Zap Yo-Yo (Plasma and Yo-Yo), Icicle Lance (Ice and Water), Friend Throw (Suplex and Stone), Friend Train (4 Allies running in a line), and Friend Star (stage specific powerup).
    - Meta Knight is a boss, can split into 4 copies; other bosses include Francisca (Frozen General), DeDeDe, and unknown alien.
    Dragon Quest Builders Demo released today
    Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition revealed; releases Spring 2018 (March 22 in Japan)
    - Everything from Legends and it's DLC, plus two new BotW costumes for Link & Zelda
    - 2 Player splitscreen and Boss Mode from the console version also included
    Stardew Valley shown in JP Direct, coming soon
    Mario Tennis Aces announced; releases Spring 2018
    - Story Mode with minigames and bosses
    - Made by Camelot, the original creators
    - Rackets can break
    Ys VIII announced for Switch; releases Summer 2018
    Super Mario Odyssey update includes balloon hiding mode (Luigi's Balloon World), three new costumes (Mario Sunshine Shades and Outfit, Musician Hat and Outfit, and Knight's Helmet and Armor), and new filters for Snapshot Mode; update available February 2018
    SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy announced; releases Summer 2018
    ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 2 released today
    Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC revealed; releases Spring 2018
    - New campaign chapter with Donkey Kong and Tiki Rabbids based on DKCR
    - DK uses a banana boomerang for combat
    New PAYDAY 2 character, JOY, exclusive for Switch; releases February 27 (February 23 for UK)
    Fey announced, releases February 16
    Celeste announced, releases January 25
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze re-release announced; releases May 4 (May 3 in Japan)
    - Funky Kong added, with his surfboard used for hovering, spike immunity, and faster underwater movement
    Dark Souls Remastered announced; releases May 25 (May 24 in Japan)
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    Hey Brine!

    Wow I'm excited for more installments in the Dragon Quest and World Ends with You franchises, and the new Mario Odd DLC looks fun too.

    Woah Mama:


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    So, after forgetting about the mini Direct...

    The hype is real

    March 8 Direct:

    WarioWare Gold announced, releasing August 3 (July 27 in UK, August 2 in Japan)
    - Both old and new microgames for a total of 300 microgames
    - Uses buttons, tilt, touchscreen, and microphone as controls
    Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers announced, releasing May 24 (May 25 in UK, April 26 in Japan)
    - Mii characters with fursuits can team up with Dillon
    - Friend's Mii characters with fursuits can join as gunners
    - Demo available May 10 in US
    Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey announced, releasing in 2019
    - Bowser Jr's Journey contains same gameplay as Bowser's Minions
    Detective Pikachu shown off, releasing March 23
    Detective Pikachu amiibo shown off, releasing March 23
    Luigi's Mansion Remake announced, releasing 2018
    - Boss Rush shown
    - Map now on bottom screen
    Sushi Striker The Way of Sushido announced, releases June 8
    - After the Sushi Struggles, sushi was outlawed, and Musashi goes to defeat the Empire and bring Sushi back
    - Puzzle RPG similar to Puzzle and Dragons, but with conveyor belts
    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker on 3DS announced, releasing July 23 (July 13 in UK & Japan)
    - Extra levels based on Super Mario Odyssey show off
    - Touch controls added

    Kirby: Star Allies shown off, releasing March 16
    - In Dream Palaces, you can recruit Dream Friends
    - Dream Friends at launch include King Dedede (not swole), Meta Knight, and Bandana Dee
    - More Dream Friends will be added for free after launch, including Rick & Kine & Coo (as one character), Marx, and Gooey, releasing March 28
    - Free Demo available now
    Okami HD announced, releasing this summer
    - The Celestial Brush can be controlled with Joy-Con motion controls or with the touchscreen
    Sushi Striker The Way of Sushido announced, releases June 8
    - After the Sushi Struggles, sushi was outlawed, and Musashi goes to defeat the Empire and bring Sushi back
    - Puzzle RPG similar to Puzzle and Dragons, but with conveyor belts
    Octopath Traveler shown off, releases July 13
    - 2 more main characters shown off
    - Tressa, the merchant, who can buy special items from townsfolk
    - Alfyn, the apothecary, who can worm out private info in standard conversations
    - Players can equip an additional job for in-battle usage, expanding options
    - Special Edition revealed including a pop-up book about the characters, a map, the soundtrack, and a replica coin of in-game currency
    - Free Demo available now
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes shown off, releasing in 2018
    - 7 different games (presumably worlds), including action, racing, puzzle, and other game genres
    - Must exterminate all the bugs in the games
    - Much simpler gameplay with basic attacks and Skill Attacks
    - Each game has a boss at the end of it
    - Adventure Mode tells a new story (not sure what that means though)
    Dark Souls: Remastered shown off, releases May 25 (May 24 in Japan)
    - Network Test before launch
    - Solaire of Astora amiibo announced, also releases May 25 (May 24 in Japan)
    - Can be used to pray the sun in game
    My Nintendo added a bullshit program where you can use Gold Points on Switch purchases at a rate of 1 Gold point per cent/penny/yen
    Mario Tennis Aces shown off, releases June 22
    - Over 15 characters including Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Peach, Daisy, Rosalina, Yoshi, DK, Toad,
    Toadette, Bowser, Bowser Jr, Boo, and newcomer Chain Chomp
    - New mechanics:
    - Zone Shots, which allow you to precisely aim the ball where you want on the court at the cost of your energy meter
    - Tennis rackets can be damaged by Zone Shots, and after 3 hits, they break. If you have no more rackets, then you forfeit the match
    - If you return a Zone Shot with perfect timing, you will block it and the racket won't be damaged
    - At the cost of energy, you can use Zone Speed, slowing everything but you down so you can hit seemingly unhittable shots
    - Energy slowly fills up when you keep a rally going, but can increase much more when you do risky Trick Shots,
    which, depending on the character, can also hit balls from afar
    - The Special Shot uses all of your Energy into one big shot. If not blocked correctly, it can instantly destroy an opponents racket
    - Simple Rules get rid of all the Energy moves for classic Mario Tennis gameplay
    - Up to four players in multiplayer, both offline, and online
    - Events and tournaments will be held online, giving special outfits and/or characters for competing in them
    - Swing mode allows you to use the Joy-Con like a tennis racket, for more casual play
    - Story mode offers more twists on gameplay, as well as boss battles
    - Pre-Launch Online 1v1 Tournament announced
    Captain Toad Treasure Tracker on Switch announced, releasing July 23 (July 13 in UK & Japan)
    - Extra levels based on Super Mario Odyssey show off
    - 2 Players co-op shown, with one player as Toad, and the other shooting turnips at enemies
    Taiko no Tatsujin on Switch shown off, releases 2018 in Japan
    - Can use Joy-Cons like taiko sticks
    - Contains songs from Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2
    - Contains party games and Multiplayer up to four players
    UNDERTALE on Nintendo Switch announced, releasing eventually
    SaGa Scarlet Grace announced, releases 2018 in Japan
    Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud announced, releases April 4 in Japan
    - Contains BOTW extra content
    Golf Story shown off, releasing 2018 in Japan
    Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy announced, releasing July 10th (possibly later in Japan)
    Little Nightmares Complete Edition announced, releasing May 18 in US and UK
    - Contains all DLC and both stories
    - Pacu Mask available by scanning the Pac-Man amiibo
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole on Switch announced, releasing April 24 in US and UK
    - DLC 1 and 2 will be available to buy at launch
    Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition releasing May 18
    ARMS info revealed
    - ARMS US and Canada Online Open announced, prelims will go from March 8 to March 18, with Online Finals on March 31. Finalists will receive a custom art piece by the dev team. Finals will be streamed live
    - ARMS Testpunch will be happening from March 31 to April 2 in US and UK
    Splatoon European Championship Finals on March 31, streamed on the Nintendo UK Youtube channel, with a concert afterwards
    Splatoon 2 3.0 Update announced, releasing in late April
    - 100+ new pieces of gear
    - New stages include Piranha Pit, Camp Triggerfish, and Wahoo World
    - Rank X announced, a rank higher than S+
    - Callie can appear in Octo Canyon when certain conditions have been met
    Splatoon: Octo Expansion announced, releasing this summer
    - First PAID DLC, costs $19.99 USD
    - New campaign where you play as the amnesiac Agent 8, who looks a lot like an Octoling
    - Use a subway and go through 80 test facilities, with new levels, new bosses, and more info about the Octolings
    - Octoling items available once the new campaign is completed, or if you pre-purchase the DLC
    Super Smash Bros has been announced, releasing in 2018
    - Inklings revealed
    - BoTW Link subtly revealed
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    WarioWare Gold is what I'm looking forward to on 3DS. I may possibly pick up the Mansion or Inside Story remake, but my only guaranteed purchase is Gold.

    As far as Switch games go. Smash Bros for sure, but that's a given. I'll probably get tennis because it looks pretty good this time around. I love Splatoon so I'm happy to hear about the updates it will be getting (and happy that the Inkling is in Smash). Aside from those only really interested in Octopath and possibly finally playing Undertale.

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    Does this count? Well, I think so. It's time for the Nindies Switch Showcase

    March 20 Direct:
    - Mark of the Ninja: Remastered announced; releasing Fall 2018
    - Fantasy Strike announced; releasing Summer 2018
    - 2D Fighting game where elements are used as weapons
    - Character include:
    - Grave: Wind user with a sword
    - Rook: Stone user; is a golem
    - Jaina: Fire user with a bow
    - Argagarg: ??? user
    - DeGray: Ghost user; dresses in a suit
    - Midori: ??? user
    - Lum: Gambling user; is a panda
    - Setsuki: Lightning user; is a ninja
    - Valerie: Paint user; uses a giant paintbrush
    - Geiger: Time user; dresses in a suit
    - Just Shapes & Beats announced; releasing Summer 2018
    - Described as a musical bullet-hell game
    - Has co-op
    - Has a story mode
    - Garage announced; releasing Spring 2018 on Switch; coming to other consoles later
    - Top down shooter
    - Pool Panic announced; releasing in 2018
    - Billiards game where you battle other balls
    - Has local multiplayer for up to 4 players
    - over 100 levels
    - system exclusive
    - Bomb Chicken announced; releasing Summer 2018 on Switch, other consoles later
    - Lumines Remaster announced; releasing Spring 2018
    - Reigns: King & Queens announced; releasing Spring 2018
    - Local co-op exclusive
    - Light Fall revealed; releasing Spring 2018
    - Speedrun mode announced
    - West of Loathing revealed as a console exclusive; releasing Spring 2018
    - Puta announced; releasing Spring 2018
    - Co-op exploration puzzle game
    - The Messenger revealed; releasing Summer 2018
    - Bad North announced; releasing Summer 2018
    - Real time tactics rougelike game
    - The Banner Saga 1 and 2 revealed; releasing soon
    - The Banner Saga 3 revealed; releasing Summer 2018

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