Nintendo Direct Recap: Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy, and More!

A Nintendo Direct officially aired today and it definitely lived up to the hype. Many, and I mean many announcements were made including two people have been asking Nintendo for literal years. It was 35 minutes full of screaming and excitement for sure to many including me. Let’s get to it!

-Luigi’s Mansion 3 was officially shown to be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019! This was honestly one of my favorite announcements, thank you Nintendo! (https://youtu.be/TAKdgYsLBd4)

-Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey got new details on it’s exclusive new Bowser Jr. story. It will be released on January 11th, 2018. (https://youtu.be/oMZA427FTx8)

-Luigi’s Mansion 3DS got a pretty major news update today as well. It will have an online multiplayer co op mode where you can explore new areas and defeat ghosts with a friend. Luigi’s Mansion 3DS will be released on October 12th. 2018. (https://youtu.be/IlcomrK9qK0)

-Kirby’s Epic Yarn will be ported to Nintendo 3DS under the title Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. It will feature new mini games and will be released 2019. (https://youtu.be/yPDRF9po9ls)

-Splatoon 2 Version 4.0 was announced! It will have new gear and more, and it is available soon. (https://youtu.be/cg8H046rGT8)

-Mario Tennis Aces will be receiving a version 2.0. It will add four new characters to the roster; Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa, Petey Piranha and Birdo. It will be released on September 19th. (https://youtu.be/hJUwhtFzPAY)

-The brand new Capcom Beat’em Up bundle was announced for Nintendo Switch. It will feature Final Fight, The King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit. September 18th is it’s set release date. (https://youtu.be/fkZDdFwS87Y)

-New Super Mario Bros. U is officially getting the deluxe treatment. It will feature Toadette and Nabbit as brand new playable characters and New Super Luigi U will receive new levels. The release date is set for January 11th, 2019. (https://youtu.be/_3_B-PXyX88)

-Katamari Damacy is getting a remake for Nintendo Switch under the title Katamari Damacy Rerolled. Motion controls were also shown to be added, as the game releases Winter 2018. (https://youtu.be/swLrMvltrQs)

-The Nintendo Switch Online Service got a brand new trailer detailing all the information we previously new. However, it was now announced that an NES wireless controller will be released alongside the service. We will have to pay for online beginning September 18th. (https://youtu.be/A9oXZT0luCs)

-Super Mario Party was given a new trailer detailing the single player, multiplayer, and online content. It will be released October 5th. (https://youtu.be/bwR5Wp2Ucww)

-Town (working title) is a new RPG releasing in 2019 by Game Freak. (https://youtu.be/_9pjcDKvE-Y)

-Cities: Skylines on Nintendo Switch alongside all it’s DLC (included) is available now. (https://youtu.be/S6KKt-_9cQ8)

-Daemon X Machina received a new trailer as well as a confirmed co op 4 player online mode. It will make it’s way onto Nintendo Switch 2019. (https://youtu.be/0gcoUYrfq00)

-Yoshi’s Crafted World is the confirmed name of the Yoshi 2019 game announced at E3 2017. The game also received a brand new trailer and a release date of Spring 2019. (https://youtu.be/KIfdKxk93l8)

-Civilization VI was revealed to be coming to Nintendo Switch in a brand new trailer on November 16th, 2018. (https://youtu.be/TZlWClGmyrg)

-The Star Fox content for Starlink: Battle for Atlas got an amazing new trailer. Wolf was officially confirmed to be the main villain of the exclusive content! Starlink will launch on Nintendo Switch October 16th. (https://youtu.be/97Y2C-jWhhU)

-A new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle was revealed to release November 2nd. The game will be given via a download code as a pre purchase until the game releases on December 7th. (https://youtu.be/JSvszrD4gBs)

-Warframe finally got it’s release date in a brand new trailer. It is set to release for free on November 22nd. (https://youtu.be/hj7AiOKJw0w)

-Literally eight Final Fantasy games were announced for Nintendo Switch. We have Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD available now, World of Final Fantasy Maxima coming November 6th and Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Everybody! coming this winter for 2018. As for 2019 we have Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. Wow! (https://youtu.be/m1CpA0OCmZM)

-The Nintendo Direct ended in a BANG. We got not one, but two Animal Crossing announcements! Firstly Isabelle was revealed to be an original fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Secondly, a brand new HD Animal Crossing mainline game was officially announced to be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Yeah, take a moment to process that. (https://youtu.be/BPDc3yVjfNw) (While I’m at it I might as well link this epic reaction from NGameTheCube https://youtu.be/f47UArpqxus)

Thank you for reading, I hope you liked this recap as it took me a while to do. Be sure to let me know what you think of this Direct. I give it a solid 8.5/10, it definitely delivered on most ends. If you know me on Twitter, you may know that I was severely hoping for Shadow which may make me a bit biased towards my overall grade. Although Isabelle was an assist trophy and an expected echo of Villager, so her being a newcomer makes Shadow more likely as a new comer rather than an echo. I’ll see you soon!

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