Big Announcements! Nintendo Direct: 3/8/18!

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The latest Nintendo Direct has gotten relatively popular, some even going as far as to say it’s the best Direct Nintendo has ever had. While that might be a stretch, there are definitely reasons as to why so many people may think that.

While I wasn’t intensely engaged in the Direct until the final moments (for a big reason), I still found some announcements pretty exciting.

So let’s stop stalling, here’s almost everything that was announced, shown, or talked about during Nintendo’s latest presentation.

Luigi’s Mansion Remake!… For the 3DS.

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Yes, it’s a bummer that this isn’t going to take advantage of Nintendo’s newest hardware, but getting to relive a classic like this anywhere is still pretty cool. Fingers crossed for a Virtual Console version on the Switch. It will come out sometime this year.

WTF Dark Souls Amiibo.

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You are paying $12.99 for a figure that lets you perform the popular “praise the sun” gesture in-game… Take my money! Dark Souls Remastered hits shelves on May 25 for the Switch.

South Park Coming to the Switch!

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Get a chance to hang out with your favorites from the titular town on the go! South Park: The Fractured But Whole will drop on April 24.

Wow! That’s A lot of Splatoon 2 stuff.

If you’re a big fan of Splatoon 2, get ready for even more crazy stuff to do with this new DLC expansion. The single-player expansion costs $20 and will come out sometime this summer. There will also be an update for the game coming this late April that includes:

  • A bunch of new Inkling outfits
  • Some new stages
  • A new “X” rank

Crash Bandicoot Makes His Way To the Switch!

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Part of me wishes I didn’t buy the PS4 version so I could take the trilogy on the go this coming July 10.

Here are some other things I might have missed:

  • WarioWare Gold, featuring 300 microgames, hits 3DS on August 3.
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is being remade for 3DS along with Bowser Jr.’s Story, both for 2019.
  • Okami HD is coming to Switch this summer.
  • The anticipated Switch game Octopath Traveler is out on July 13.
  • Undertale is coming to Switch with a release date of “eventually.”
  • Little Nightmares: Complete Edition will be out on Switch on May 18.
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What is it Inkling Girl? Did I forget something important? What could I have forgotten? Oh, wait a minute!


So, Nintendo decided to say “screw it” to E3 this year and announced the newest edition of Super Smash Bros. for the Switch… COMING OUT THIS YEAR! Will it be a port? Or a new game? Watch out for any more info.

While this Direct was chock-full of great announcements I’m a little saddened that there was no word on a possible Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Switch or the newest Pokemon title. Well, more wait for E3 2018!



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