A lot was covered yesterday in the Nintendo Direct, especially in a span of 45 minutes. As a Nintendo fan, I’m happy with the Holiday and 2018 lineup of games. Here is a brief overview of the Nintendo Direct.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is launching November 17. There are 4 updates about Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in this Direct:
- Part 1: Necrozma is the key to the story of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
- Part 2: There are new areas of Alola players can explore.
- Part 3: There are bonuses to purchasing Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The first is a special Rockruff that can be evolved to Lycanroc (Dusk Form). Purchasing the digital version will give players 12 Quick Balls. Lastly, if trainers purchased Pokemon Gold and Silver, trainers will receive a Celebi as a bonus.
- Part 4: New Pokemon can be found in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – UB Burst (Ultra Sun) and UB Assembly (Ultra Moon).
There is also a Poke Ball Edition of the New Nintendo 2DS XL as well and it will be available on November 3.
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is coming to the 3DS on October 6. There are also 2 amiibo releasing with the game on the same day – a Goomba and Koopa amiibo.
Kirby: Battle Royale is a 3DS game where players can battle in the arena until the last player wins. There is also a story mode and online mode as well. This title will be available on January 29, 2018.
To celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary, a Copy Ability Poll is being held where players can vote on their favorite copy ability. Fans can vote here: http://kirby.nintendo.com/battle-royale/#kirby-25th
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters will be released on September 29, and players can transfer their data from Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls to the Psychic Specters. There is an Oni Evolution update to Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls as well.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy has a 3DS release date! The game will be released on October 6 and there are exclusive costumes for Katrielle on the 3DS as well.
Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition will be coming to the New Nintendo 3DS systems and the digital version is available today with a packaged version launching at a later date.
Mario Party: The Top 100 is coming to the 3DS! Did I mention I got trolled in one of the Mario Party games? That’s for a different time, but the game will be released on November 10!
Metroid: Samus Return is arriving to the 3DS on September 15.
ATLUS RPGs are coming to the West! The Alliance Alive is an old school RPG that is coming to the 3DS early 2018. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be launching on the 3DS and a demo will be available later today. Good news for Shin Megami Tensei fans! Shin Megami Tensei: Stranger Journey Redux is also coming to the West in early 2018. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is also coming to the 3DS in early 2018 with a launch edition that includes an art book, decal sheet, and game.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available on the 3DS on November 2017 and Fire Emblem Warriors will be launching on the 3DS on October 20.
Lastly, to round out the 3DS announcements, a new design for the 2DS XL has been announced. It is an orange and white New Nintendo 2DS XL and will be available on October 6.
Although a lot of love was shown for the 3DS during this Nintendo Direct, there were a lot more announcements for the Switch.
A new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was shown and it will be released on December 1st! A special edition has also been announced and it will include a sound selection CD, a special metal game case, and a 220-page hardbound art book. There is a Pro Controller launching as well.
There are a couple of Splatoon 2 updates. The Kelp Dome stage is back and a new stage called Snapper Canal is introduced. There is a new weapon call Tenta Brella which allows players to guard against some attacks. Kelp Dome will be available on September 15 and there will be more updates to Splatoon 2.
Fire Emblem Warriors will be released on the Switch as well on October 20. As a surprise, Lyn has been announced as a playable character! Also, the Chrom and Tiki amiibo will be released on October 20 as well.
Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! is an expanded version of the original and there is a new feature that will allow players to play the original stages in a new way. The game will be launching on November 10. Also, new content will be available for players to purchase as DLC if players own the original game instead of purchasing the newest version.
Morphies Law is a shapeshifting shooter that will be coming to the Switch first this Winter.
Rocket League will be coming to the Switch with some console exclusives, such as the Mario and Luigi toppers. Rocket League will be available this Holiday.
Arena of Valor is an online multiplayer battle arena game coming to the Nintendo Switch. The beta version will be available this Winter.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to the Switch and some compatible Legend of Zelda amiibo will unlock some gear or players can find the gear by exploring the world. The game is launching on November 17.
DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are coming to the Switch. DOOM will be available this Holiday and Wolfenstein II is launching in 2018.
Flip Wars has a new update with new mechanics and local wireless play. Flip Wars is available now and the update will be free.
Arcade Archives Mario Bros. is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 27.
At long last, there is now a date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo. The Champions amiibo are releasing on November 10. Materials and weapons will be conjured once the amiibo are tapped and special gear corresponding to the Champions’ Divine Beasts will be unlocked as well.
NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, and FIFA 18 are coming to the Switch. NBA 2K18 will be on the eShop on September 15 and the retail version is coming on October 17. WWE 2K18 is coming soon. FIFA 18 is launching on September 29.
Pokken Tournament DX is launching on the Switch on September 22 and there is a demo already out for the Switch.
Project Octopath Traveler is a Nintendo Switch exclusive that is developed by the Square Enix team who created Bravely Default. A demo will be available on the Nintendo eShop after the Nintendo Direct, and the game is scheduled for a simultaneous worldwide release in 2018.
There is an ARMS update! Lola Pop will be available in the newest update and the update allows players to map the buttons as well! The update is available now.
Dragon Quest Builders is coming to the West. Players will be able to build their town and defend it from monsters. Dragon Quest Builders is scheduled to be released in Spring 2018.
Kirby Star Allies is coming to the Switch and you’ll be able to change some of the enemies to your allies. This game is slated to be released in Spring 2018.
The fun doesn’t stop there for the Switch as the Nintendo Direct continued. SteamWorld Dig 2 is launching on September 21. Golf Story is coming this September. This Holiday, Nine Parchments and Battle Chef Brigade are coming to the Switch. Tiny Metal is a tactical RPG that is coming to the Switch soon with no release date. Super Meat Boy Forever is coming in 2018.
LOST SPHEAR is coming to the Switch on January 23, 2018. Sonic Forces is coming on November 7. Resident Evil Revelations and Revelations 2 are being released on the Switch on November 28. L.A. Noire is also coming to the Switch on November 14.
Last but not least, we received some new information on Super Mario Odyssey and I’m excited to play it on October 27. There will also be a wedding style amiibo of Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser launching on the same day as a set and individually. A Super Mario Odyssey Switch Bundle will be released on October 27 along with Joy-Cons and a Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Carrying Case.
That rounds out the Nintendo Direct! What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Direct? Let us know in the comments or tag us on Twitter @WTFGamersOnly.