Nintendo Direct 3/8/18

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#1 Edited by nicksmi56 (603 posts) -

New Direct means new announcements!

  • Crash N-Sane Trilogy coming to Switch
  • Smash Bros coming to Switch featuring Splatoon Inklings as characters
  • Okami HD coming to Switch
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker coming to Switch and 3DS including Odyssey levels
  • Octopath Traveler releases on July 13
  • Hyrule Warriors releases on May 18
  • Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion with single and multiplayer content and the ability to play as an Octoling
  • Undertale coming to Switch
  • Little Nightmares Complete Edition coming to Switch
  • Mario Tennis Aces comes out on June 22nd, with a Pre-Launch Online Tournament for those who want to try it out
  • South Park Fractured But Whole coming to Switch with all DLC
  • Warioware Gold for 3DS, with over 300 mini games
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido coming to Switch
  • Solaire Amiibo which gives you 'Praise the Sun' emote in Dark Souls
  • Oh, and Lugi's Mansion and Bowser's Inside Story are both being remade and coming to 3DS. Inside Story is getting a second campaign like Superstar Saga did, featuring Bowser Jr.
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#2 Posted by NTM (10735 posts) -

Juuuust waiting for more Metroid Prime news... (Be it Metroid Prime 4 or Metroid Prime trilogy HD!)

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#3 Posted by MattGiersoni (341 posts) -

So the recent rumours of Crash coming to other platforms is true and that means that the rumoured Spyro Trilogy Remakes, which was a second part of those rumours is also probs true. I'm super hyped about that!

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#4 Posted by Superharman (201 posts) -

Captain Toad and a Solaire's almost like Nintendo insist on keeping me happy.

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#5 Edited by Yesiamaduck (2368 posts) -

Side note: The Splatoon 2 DLC is the single player content and Octolings *providing you beat the game I believe*. The new cosmetics and multiplayer content is free.

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#6 Posted by Blannir (382 posts) -

They announced a bunch of ports but no Tokyo Mirage Sessions, I am sad.

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#7 Posted by loamlife (90 posts) -

@ntm: Your going to be waiting a while for that one still Im afraid. I doubt prime 4 will be at e3 this year.

This was a solid but very dry spring release calendar direct bookend by a killer smash tease. Crash on switch just feels wrong. WHEN WILL WE GET ANYTHING ABOUT THAT FIRE EMBLEM GAME THATS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT THIS YEAR.

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#8 Posted by Torrim (404 posts) -

Crash and Sonic on a nintendo platform.

it is almost as if my 7th grade console allegiances meant nothing

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#9 Posted by FreakAche (3072 posts) -

2018's "Please Stop" should be 3DS exclusives

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#10 Posted by Rejizzle (879 posts) -


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#11 Posted by GiantLennonx_x (372 posts) -

@freakache: Super agree with this 😔

Luigi's mansion and Warioware for the switch please! 😭 They even announced a 3DS game for *2019*

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#12 Posted by BoOzak (2134 posts) -

It's not an announcement but "No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again" got a gameplay trailer.

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It doesnt really look like a proper NMH game but it was always pitched as something different. If this is a budget game like "Short Peace Rankos Tsukigimes Longest Day" I might bite but I dont think i'm going to pay full price for this and i'm a pretty big NMH/Suda 51 fan.

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#13 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15185 posts) -

Heyyyy, more ports! If I didn’t already own most of the games being ported I’d probably be more excited. I will be dumb enough to buy that Solaire amiibo, however.

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#14 Edited by nicksmi56 (603 posts) -

This is gonna sound odd, but I actually think I'm most excited for Captain Toad of all things XD had my eye on that game ever since it debuted on Wii U, but was never able to play it. Guaranteed buy, as is Octopath.

Crash in 2nd probably since I'm a sucker for platformers. I gotta give that demo at GameStop another go tomorrow. Didn't take to it the first time, but I was also super exhausted from the gym and only played for like a minute so that may very well be why.

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#15 Posted by Fram (1701 posts) -

I'm ALL IN for operation Port Entire Wii U Catalogue To Switch (PEWUCTS)

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#16 Edited by clagnaught (1885 posts) -

My thoughts: "Port Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE to the Switch you cowards (also Octopath Traveller is coming out, cool, and Okami HD is coming out, cool, I can buy Okami again and never play it, cool)!"

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#17 Edited by DinosaurCanada (863 posts) -

As someone without a Switch I'm just glad I can play the new WarioWare

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#18 Posted by RetroMetal (797 posts) -

Now I wish I would have held out for Okami HD and Crash.

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#19 Posted by BisonHero (11195 posts) -

@fram said:

I'm ALL IN for operation Port Entire Wii U Catalogue To Switch (PEWUCTS)

It's certainly the way things are headed, since it seems like many of those development projects must've been a net loss when they were released on the Wii U.

I wish they would make good new Mario RPG games, instead of just remaking old ones for the 3DS. Somehow the stars aligned and Bowser's Inside Story had really funny writing/localization, so maybe I'm open to playing it again, but every Mario & Luigi since then has been kinda ho-hum, and Paper Mario has been bad for ages.

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#20 Edited by TheWildCard (616 posts) -

Boy that's a lot of ports, can't say I'm in any hurry to get a Switch. Never got around to Bowser's Inside Story though, might check that out. Edit: Octopath does look promising though.

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#21 Posted by imhungry (881 posts) -

Was really holding out for a Tokyo Mirage Sessions port announcement but all these other Wii U ports bodes well for my hopes. Octopath continues to look really nice and it looks like Mario Tennis might be good again except for the weird racket break mechanic. The Solaire Amiibo is something I didn't know that I wanted until now.

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#22 Posted by Drachmalius (246 posts) -

I was kind of expecting Smash, but seeing Wario Ware return makes me so giddy. I'm glad its a 3DS game because the stylus feels like such a perfect fit for that style of game, it's still a great handheld. Also, I love Dark Souls and Solaire but not touching that amiibo with a ten foot pole (legitimately looking forward to that network test though).

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#23 Posted by Sweep (10357 posts) -

Stoked for some Smash Bros and Mario Tennis!

Aw yiss :D

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#24 Posted by Shiftygism (283 posts) -

The Luigi's Mansion port is the only thing that got me excited.

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#25 Posted by Bollard (7935 posts) -

The new Wario Ware being a 3DS game is a bummer. But, being able to play as Chain Chomp might have sold me on Tennis. I always wanted to play Captain Toad too, and that Solaire Amiibo is something I probably need.

Given their continued efforts to bring Wii U games over I really hope the next port is Mario Maker, I need it in my life.

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#26 Posted by KingBonesaw (1115 posts) -

That was a fun Direct. I've been waiting seven years for a WarioWare game on 3DS so that's great!

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#27 Posted by isomeri (2993 posts) -

Excited for Toad and Tennis. I've never really liked Smash...

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#28 Edited by soulcake (1734 posts) -

Every time i think about smash brothers i think about it's fantastic community and that guide a female member wrote on how to converse with girls...... Fuck i hate smash so much !

Also more power to Wario !

Also i kinda hate amiibo's but that Solaire one might get me into them Y.

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#29 Posted by CrazyCarl (7 posts) -

Cool to see Octopath coming out so soon, looking forward to picking that one up.

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#30 Posted by 49th (3742 posts) -

I'm very disappointed with how No More Heroes looks. I was hoping for a full game but it looks like essentially a mini game collection.

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#31 Posted by Tackchevy (288 posts) -

You had me at "Solaire Amiibo."

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#32 Posted by MocBucket62 (2200 posts) -

Welp, looking at my predictions in the prediction thread, I didn't do so hot. Only got 2 predictions somewhat right which were Octopath Traveler basically taking out the Project name and getting more info and Dark Souls Footage. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this Direct. Though I'm jealous of my brother who has a 3DS because he's lucky he can play a new Warioware and a Luigi's Mansion remaster on that system.

Yes a good amount of games announced for the Switch were either ports of Wii U games or ports of third party games, but that serves as a good opportunity for someone like myself who only has a Switch and finally has an opportunity to try these games out. Also I say the more 3rd party support, the better.

Mario Tennis Aces looks like a major redemption story for Camelot after what was suppose to be a barebones package in Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. Instead of going to Wii U port route with more content, they're making a new game with a complex tennis system, a meaty story and a playable Chain Chomp. I'm in.

Going back on Octopath, I was already in after playing through the demo and the game looks even more promising. Espechailly with characters getting 2 jobs in battle. I'm looking forward to turning Olberic the stoic war veteran man into a sexy dancer. Also the fact that this game is coming out in July is a little earlier than I was anticipating and I can't wait.

I'm with Ben in that I'm disappointed they didn't declare whether Smash is a port or an entirely new game in the announcement, but that trailer was still hype and I can't wait to see what it looks like in game.

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#33 Edited by nicksmi56 (603 posts) -

@mocbucket62 said:

I'm with Ben in that I'm disappointed they didn't declare whether Smash is a port or an entirely new game in the announcement, but that trailer was still hype and I can't wait to see what it looks like in game.

Well, they brought Sakurai back for it and he's apparently been working quietly on it for a while. Plus it has its own new site and they say they can't tell us the title yet. All signs point to it being a new game.

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#34 Posted by JoeDangerous (419 posts) -

I'm so hyped for Octopath, but I'm being swiftly reminded about how Nintendo handles collector's editions. I want to support the devs for this game as much as possible, but I had to go through the following to nab it: days of searches since the Direct, an un-searchable product on Amazon (you had to have the direct link to the product to find it), finding out it was sold out through the direct link in like a few hours, contacting Amazon to get it added to inventory so it was a searchable product, then getting absurdly lucky through email alerts when it got restocked in the next few hour window.

It's anxiety I wish I didn't have to deal with. I feel so spoiled with how Atlus handled Persona 5's collector's edition run: keep preorders completely open for like 5 months and just make enough as were ordered plus some to stock the shelves. Nintendo continues to be a scalper's paradise.

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#35 Posted by MezZa (2969 posts) -

@joedangerous: Yeah it's stuff like that which makes me glad there really aren't any Nintendo collectors editions I care about right now. But if Fire Emblem gets a pretty good one this time around I may have to deal with that stress.

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