The latest Nintendo Direct won’t leave your jaw on the floor, but it’ll come damn close. Nintendo started off with revealing new information on Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, then followed it up by unveiling the new Poke Ball Nintendo 2DS XL (alongside the orange and white 2DS XL announced later in the event). Kirby: Battle Royale and Mario Party: The Top 100 got me most excited for the 3DS’s future, but I can’t help obsessing over the dream of playing all of these on the Switch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Morphie’s Law are both exclusive to the Switch, teasing what eventually becomes a wide spectrum of unique gaming experiences. Of course, Super Mario Odyssey kind of steals the show at the end, but I cannot stop thinking about Project Octopath Traveler. It’s an RPG developed by Square-Enix that features some “HD2D” type of graphical presentation—I don’t know. “Alluring” doesn’t cut it; from the name (working title) to its intentions, I am downright captivated by this thing.
Oh, and DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are officially going to be released on a Nintendo console. That’s fucking wild. The announcement marked a pivotal realization for me: Nintendo’s grown up. Well, enough to add some more grit to their image—though Mario’s newly revealed nipples probably have that covered.
You can check out the full direct up above. If you don’t have the spare 45 minutes, scroll on down to watch whichever parts you want in whichever order. Your choice.
What are you the most excited for?
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon – Nov. 17
Nintendo 2DS XL – Poke Ball Edition – Nov. 3
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions – Oct. 6
Kirby: Battle Royale – Jan. 19
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters and Oni Evolution – Sept. 29
Layton’s Mystery Journey – Oct. 6th
Minecraft: 3DS Edition – Available on eShop
Mario Party: The Top 100 – Nov. 10
Metroid: Samus Returns – Sept. 15
ATLUS RPGs Journey to the West (The Alliance Alive, Etrian Odyssey V, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology)
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – Nov. 2017
Fire Emblem Warriors – Oct. 20
Nintendo 2DS XL – Orange/White Edition
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Dec. 1
Splatoon 2 (updates)
Fire Emblem Warriors – Oct. 20
Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! – Nov. 10
Morphies Law – Winter 2017
Rocket League – This holiday
Arena of Valor – This winter
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nov. 17
DOOM – This holiday, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 2018
Flip Wars – Available
Arcade Archives Mario Bros. – Sept. 27
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions Amiibo – Nov. 10
NBA 2K18 – Sept. 15 eShop/Oct. 17 retail, WWE 2K18 – Soon, FIFA 18 – Sept. 29, Pokken Tournament DX – Sept. 22 (demo available)
Project Octopath Traveler (Working Title) – 2018 (demo available)
ARMS Ver. 3 Update – Available
Dragon Quest Builders – Spring 2018
Kirby Star Allies – Spring 2018
Nintendo eShop Montage
Lost Sphear – Jan. 23, Sonic Forces – Nov. 7), Resident Evil Revelations 1 – Nov. 28, L.A. Noire – Nov. 14
Super Mario Odyssey (and Switch Bundle) – Oct. 27
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