Evan Talks Nintendo Direct News

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During a Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo dropped some bombs and made a huge splash. The Direct started soft with a few notable 3DS titles still on the way. Later this year Nintendo 3DS will be getting a remake of Mario & Luigi Bowsers Inside Story with a new Bowser Jr. side story. Luigi’s Mansion will also be getting a remaster, now with a boss rush mode for veterans of the game. Other titles are a new Wario Ware game, Detective Pikachu, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker originally on Wii U, and Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers.

After Nintendo went through 3DS, they went on to talk about upcoming Switch titles. Okami HD, a remaster of the original Okami, will be releasing this summer. Sushi Striker will be releasing both on Switch and 3DS June 8th.

Coming at some point 2018, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes got a trailer, but no further details. The infamous Dark Souls is coming to Switch May 25th, and now you can praise the sun even faster than before. Dark Souls will launch with an Amiibo, granting players early access to the in game emote via the amiibo. The game will also have a test for online features at a later date.

We also got an in-depth look at Mario Tennis Aces, releasing June 22nd. The game, which features more than 15 playable characters, comes with many new bells and whistles. The most notable change is the inclusion of an energy meter, which adds a new layer of strategy in how you chose to use that meter up in different ways. Different types of moves, abilities, and more, come to Mario Tennis Aces.

Captain Toad makes his return in Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for Switch as well as 3DS. The puzzle game spinoff was originally on Wii U, but is now coming to both those systems with some new content. The original base game, plus its Mario Odyssey inspired new stages hit Switch and 3DS on July 13th. Also coming July 13th is Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy. The PS4 timed exclusive makes its way to Switch, marking the first time Crash 1 – 3 ever come to a Nintendo system.

Some other notable releases are Little Nightmares: Complete Edition on May 18th, South Park the Fractured But Whole on April 24th, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition on May 18th, Octopath Traveler on July 13th, and some more Splatoon content, free and paid, will be arriving later in the year.

The biggest splash Nintendo made was without a doubt, the announcement of Super Smash Bros coming to Switch this year! While we know very little about the game the teaser did give us a few things to talk about. We are unclear if the game is new, or a port of the Wii U and 3DS versions released in 2014. We do know that the Inklings from Splatoon will be joining the roster as newcomers. We know the usual characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Bowser will be in the game, but what is interesting is that Link, another series staple, is sporting a new design in the style of Breath of the Wild, perhaps indicating the game will indeed be new rather than a port.

Nintendo starts off the year with a bang, and we’re hopeful they can keep that momentum into this year’s E3. With more to come in the coming weeks, its safe to say Nintendo is back in full force.