[Let’s Talk] March 2018 Nintendo Direct reactions
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Another Nintendo Direct is in the books. Many announcements were made for Switch, but even 3DS saw a bit of love with some surprise reveals.
Super Smash Bros. obviously stole the show. But other than that, we heard about more free content and a brand new expansion for Splatoon 2, plus Switch versions of Captain Toad, Okami HD, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Undertale, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and Little Nightmares: Complete Edition. Over on 3DS, Nintendo pulled back the curtain on a Luigi’s Mansion and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story remakes as well as WarioWare Gold. That’s not everything either, as we even saw news such as a new Dark Souls amiibo.
Now that the dust has settled on the Nintendo Direct, how’s everyone feeling about it? Did the presentation live up to your expectations? Were you disappointed? What were your favorite announcements? Let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – March 2018
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A new month is here! We just entered March this week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Do games such as Bayonetta 1 + 2 and Dragon Quest Builders still have your attention? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
[Let’s Talk] Switch and ports
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One topic brought up when people discuss Switch these days is the amount of ports (or re-releases) the system is receiving. Nintendo itself has brought over a number of games from the Wii U era – normally with a few extras – including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Bayonetta 1 and 2, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (in May). We’ve also seen games from other platforms make their way to Switch, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Doom, L.A. Noire, and more.
Some feel that there are too many older games coming to Switch. On the other hand, those in favor of the idea point out the benefit of portable play and how some of these titles were previously not on Nintendo platforms.
What side of the fence do you side on? Do you feel that there are too many ports finding their way to Switch? Or are you in favor of past releases joining the platform? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – February 2018
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Right now we’re in the heart of February. Since we entered a new month a couple of weeks ago, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you playing Bayonetta 1 / 2 on Switch or possibly Dragon Quest Builders? Perhaps one of the many new indie games that continue to release, such as Owlboy? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
[Let’s Talk] Retro Studios’ next game
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You know what’s sort of crazy? The last time an original Retro Studios-made game released was in 2014 with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. We’re now coming full circle with a port on Switch later this year.
Retro often works in the shadows. We don’t often hear about the company much, and it’s anybody’s guess as to what they’re working on currently. Four years in between games is quite awhile, and fans are very much interested in Retro’s next title.
Could Retro be developing another Donkey Kong game? A resurrected Nintendo IP? A new IP of their own? Just thinking about the possibilities are exciting. Let us know about the ideas you have for Retro’s future in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] Ideas for Mario Kart Tour
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The end of Miitomo was announced last month. But as the sun sets on one Nintendo mobile app, the company is gearing up for something entirely new. Earlier in the week, Mario Kart Tour was revealed for smart devices.
As of now, we know almost nothing about Mario Kart Tour. Literally the only information we have is that it’s releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. That’s it. Not a single gameplay detail.
That means it’s up for us to think about the possibilities for Mario Kart Tour. Will it retain the same basic style of gameplay that we know of in which the perspective is set from behind the racer you’re playing as? How will the game play on mobile devices? Who should be on the roster? If you have any thoughts about Mario Kart Tour, be sure to share them with us in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – January 2018
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2018 just kicked off a few weeks ago, and January rolled right on in. With that in mind, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
It’s been a bit light on tentpole releases as of late, but now’s the perfect time to catch up on some games you missed. Notable indie games also continue to hit the eShop, such as Darkest Dungeon this week. No matter what you’re playing, let us know in the comments below!
[Let’s Talk] Nintendo Direct Mini January 2018 reactions
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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.
[Let’s Talk] Hopes and expectations for the next Nintendo Direct
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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.
[Let’s Talk] Your 2017 Game of the Year
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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.