by Nolan Leahy

Nintendo uploaded a new Nintendo Direct covering many video game updates and new video games the venerable gaming company will be releasing for its systems.

The video was split up into two main sections with the first section focusing on the handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • Update: Key to the Story: Necrozma
    • Update: New areas in Alola and new cosmetics
    • Prepurchase to get Special Rockruff that can evolve into Dusk Form Lycanroc (With Special Moves and 12 Quick Balls)
    • 3DS Gold and Silver coming to 3DS Virtual Console with Celebi being a special gift in all Pokémon Sun and Moon
    • Ultra Beast Burst and Ultra Beast Assembly Pokémon will be exclusive to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • November 17th Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS
    • Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition releasing on November 3rd
  • Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga remake with additional content. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions comes out October 6th for Nintendo 3DS.
    • Goomba and Koopa Amiibo available October 6th
  • Kirby: Battle Royale available January 19th, 2018 on Nintendo 3DS
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters available September 29th on Nintendo 3DS
  • Layton’s Mystery Journey Katrielle and The Millionaires Conspiracy available October 6th on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition available now.
  • Mario Party: The Top 100 available on November 10th for Nintendo 3DS
  • Metroid: Samus Returns available September 15th for Nintendo 3DS
  • Atlus RPGs
    • The Alliance Alive Early 2018
    • Etrian Odyssey V Early 2018
    • Strange Journey Redux Early 2018
    • Radiant Historia Demo Available Now
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney November 2017
  • Fire Emblem Warriors available October 30th

The next section of the Direct focused on the company’s home/portable hybrid console, the Switch. Here is what those who are lucky enough to find a Switch in stores can expect to purchase in the way of games in the upcoming weeks and months.

Nintendo Switch

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • People live on giant creatures in the clouds called titans where people have built their vast civilizations.
    • Various Civilizations/Organizations
    • Rex is the protagonist of the game.
      • Salvager
    • Pyra
      • Quest for Rex to go to Elysium
    • Each Titan offers unique scenery on the external and internal parts of the titans.
    • Drivers: Frontline fighters
    • Blades: Staunch Supporters
      • Devote power to the driver so drivers can fight
    • Driver arts
      • Abilities that are designed to boost the attacks of the driver and can be augmented if the attacker is in a stragegic position
    • Arcane Arts
      • Cause health potions to appear
    • Blade Arts
      • Increase the power of the Driver’s accuracy and attack power
    • Core Crystals
      • Using them will awaken new blades
    • A single driver can bond with multiple blades
    • Weapons and Arts depend on the specific blades the driver bonds with
    • Take Three blades and three drivers into battle
      • Blades have different categories like healing, defending, and attacking
    • Various strategies with blades for different situations and battles.
    • Available December 1st, 2017
    • Special Edition and Pro Controller for XenoBlade Chronicles will be coming out with the game.
  • Splatoon 2 update with new weapons and the Kelp Dome Stage
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Lyn returns
    • Available October 20th
    • Special Edition will also be available
  • SnipperClips DLC and Expanded Version (SnipperClips+)
    • 10th
  • Morphies Law Releases this Winter 2017
  • Rocket League
    • Nintendo Exclusive Cosmetics
    • Local Wireless Multiplayer
    • Available This Holiday
  • Arena of Valor
    • Free to Play MOBA
    • Various Team Modes
    • Beta available this Winter
  • Skyrim available
    • Zelda Amiibo Compatible
    • Available November 17th
  • DOOM available this Holiday
  • Wolfenstein II available in 2018
  • Flip Wars Update, online battle mode, Red Coliseum, Local Wireless Play
  • Arcade Archives Mario Bros. available September 27th
  • Breath of the Wild Amiibo available Nov. 10th
  • FIFA 18 available Sept. 29th
  • Pokkén Tournament DX available September 22nd. Demo available now.
  • Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Exclusive available in 2018
    • Demo available now
  • ARMS Update
    • New Fighter: Lola Pop
      • Able to inflate her pants
    • New selectable ARMS
    • Controller mapping available
    • Update available now
  • Dragon Quest Builders available Spring 2018
  • Kirby Star Allies
    • New unit conversion mechanic
    • Local multiplayer
    • Available Spring 2018
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 September 21st
  • Golf Story available this month
  • Nine Parchments Holiday 2017
  • Tiny Metal Indie Game Announced
  • Battle Chef Brigade coming this Holiday season
  • Super Meat Boy Forever Available in 2018
  • Square Enix’s Lost Sphere available on January 23rd, 2018
  • Sonic Forces Available November 7th
  • Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 available on November 28th.
  • Rockstar’s A. Noire available on November 14th
    • Touch screen controls
    • Features all of its DLC
    • Over the shoulder camera angles
  • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Takes place across a singular planet
    • New Kingdoms
      • Cap Kingdom
      • Cascade Kingdom
      • Snow Kingdom
      • Seaside Kingdom
    • Mario travels on a hat ship called the Odyssey
    • Moons power up the Odyssey
    • Encourages vast and detailed exploration
    • Hints will be available in game, but at an in game cost
    • World wide ranking system
    • Various collectables
    • 3D camera feature
      • Can transfer photos to social media, smart phone, or PC.
    • Available on October 27th
    • Mario Odyssey Amiibo will also be available
      • Mario’s Amiibo grants his wedding outfit and grants temporary invicibility.
      • Peach’s Amiibo grants a Wedding Dress outfit and a Life – Up Heart
      • Bowser’s Amiibo grants his Wedding Outfit and reveals regional coin locations
      • Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Bundle also available on October 27th
      • Mario Odyssey Joy-Con and carrying case will also be available on October 27th.
    • Mario themed Joy Con and Carrying Case will also arrive

You can watch the Nintendo Direct video here.

In additional news, Nintendo announced on Tuesday the NES Classic Edition is returning due to strong demand and will be restocking in 2018.


Sources: Nintendo, YouTube

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