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After a crazy week of anticipation and trolling relating to a possible Nintendo Direct, a presentation dropped out of thin air on Thursday. It wasn’t as big as some past presentations – no surprise there given the addition of “mini” in the name – but there were still some surprises.

Switch received all of the love this time around. Highlights included Dark Souls: Remastered, Mario Tennis Aces, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, and SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~. We also now know that Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Ys VIII are all coming to Switch. New updates and DLC were announced for Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Pokken Tournament DX were revealed as well. Finally, Kirby Star Allies, Fe, and Celeste were all dated.

What do you make of this week’s Nintendo Direct Mini? Were you pleased or disappointed with anything shown (or something that was absent)? Do you have a favorite announcement? Let us know in the comments below.

A Nintendo Direct will almost certainly be held this month. You know it, we know it. For a recap as to why a Nintendo Direct is highly expected within the next couple of weeks, you can read up on this post. But even disregarding that, common sense tells you that we need to hear from Nintendo soon in order to get a better idea about plans for 2018 on Switch and 3DS.

For Switch’s future, we do actually know about a few things from Nintendo, but not everything is confirmed for this year, and there’s a lot that’s up in the air. Bayonetta 1 and 2 along with Dragon Quest Builders are due out in February. Other than that, we don’t really have solid dates. Nintendo has previously announced Kirby Star Allies, Yoshi, Metroid Prime 4, and new entries in the Pokemon and Fire Emblem series. Project Octopath Traveler will be published at some point as well.

Can you believe that 2017 is almost over? For me personally, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since the Nintendo Switch Presentation in January. But hey, that was almost a year ago!

This has been an incredible year for gaming, and Nintendo no doubt contributed to that. Switch made a huge splash, and a bunch of great games launched this year. From Nintendo on Switch alone we saw Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Splatoon 2, and ARMS. There were other heavy hitters as well like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Fire Emblem Warriors. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Doom, and many others helped round out the year. And don’t get us started on indie hits like Golf Story and SteamWorld Dig 2.

We also can’t forget about the 3DS. Sure, you could make a case that the system is winding down, but some great games came out there as well. Dragon Quest VIII, Monster Hunter Stories, Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, were among the titles to have graced the dedicated portable this year.

With the year winding down we want to know what your Game of the Year is. Is it Zelda? Mario? Something else? Let us know in the comments below.

Just like that, The Game Awards have come and gone. All of the winners have been chosen, and many announcements were made along the way. Nintendo played a very big part in it all.

To get things started, The Champions’ Ballad DLC was properly unveiled for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If that wasn’t enough, it launched right after The Game Awards ended.

A new month is here! We just entered December yesterday, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Maybe you’ve just started Xenoblade Chronicles 2? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Favorite kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey

It’s crazy to think about, but Super Mario Odyssey has already been around for a month. At this point, many of you have likely completed the game – or at least reached the ending. That probably means you’ve seen a good chunk of what the game has to offer when it comes to kingdoms.

Kingdoms are obviously a huge part of Super Mario Odyssey. Each area is very distinct and has its own challenges. Some are big, a couple are small, and others fall right in the middle.

Out of the kingdoms you’ve traveled to thus far, which ones are you favorite? And on the opposite end of the spectrum, are there any that you’re not a fan of in particular? Let us know how you feel below. If you’re reading other comments, be warned that there may be possible spoilers.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What would you want out of an animated Mario movie?

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that a new animated Mario movie is on the way. Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind the Despicable Me and Minions films, has been apparently pegged to work on Nintendo’s project. It’s far from an announcement, but The Wall Street Journal tends to be accurate with these kinds of reports.

Just the thought of any new Mario movie may strike fear into the hearts of dedicated Nintendo fans. There was a Super Mario Bros. movie way back in 1996, though many would say that it was downright terrible. If Nintendo is making a new Mario movie, you still have reason to be cautious. However, there would be a couple of things going for it.

First, Shigeru Miyamoto should be on board. The Wall Street Journal said that Miyamoto was pushing for a producer role. The fact that it would be animated also helps big time. Live action doesn’t make much sense for Mario, but animation is much more appropriate.

So let’s just say that this movie is in fact happening. Is there anything in particular you’d like to see from it? What about things you’d like to see Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo avoid? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – November 2017

A new month is here! We just entered November this week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you still knee-deep with Super Mario Odyssey? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Early Super Mario Odyssey impressions

Super Mario Odyssey has only been around for a day or so, but we imagine that many of you have picked the game up already. We’re also sure that many of you have played it extensively as well.

Assuming you’ve been able to pick up a copy, how are you liking Super Mario Odyssey so far? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: Any interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon?

In a month from now, two new Pokemon games will be on 3DS. Of course, we’re referring to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon.

From the minute these titles were announced, they underwent quite a bit of scrutiny. Fans were hoping that new Pokemon games would be announced for Switch, but instead, they were revealed for 3DS. Making matters somewhat worse is that they’re new versions of last year’s Sun/Moon. It took some time to really understand what makes Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon different from the 2016 games. It really wasn’t until the past couple of months – these last few weeks in particular – that some of the new elements have been highlighted.

So how many of you have interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon (or not at all)? Have you moved on from 3DS to Switch at this point? Or do you intend to fire up the handheld next month for the new games? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – October 2017

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