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Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Nintendo dropped a 15-minute surprise direct video this morning, detailing and announcing various games for the first part of the new year:
- Dark Souls Remastered, May 25
- Mario Tennis Aces, which brings back story mode in the Mario Tennis series, comes this spring
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, featuring Funky Kong as a new playable character (his abilities seem to be more or less of an "easy mode"?). Released May 4
- Kirby Star Allies is coming March 16
- The World Ends With You: Final Remix, featuring new control style and added story
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is much like other Switch ports in that it features all DLC from previous versions. Will also have new costumes based on BotW. Comes out in spring
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Payday 2 port introduces a new playable character
- Fe comes out February 16
- Celeste comes out January 25
- Free DLC for Odyssey and paid DLC for Pokken Tournament DX and Mario Rabbids was also announced

I thought it was solid for what it was. Aside from Mario Tennis and Kirby this was mostly just announcing ports. Feels like they might've put this together because they had some announcements to make and the next longer direct is probably going to have a decent amount of focus on the future of Switch online (or at least one would hope). It would also explain the absence of updates on other games we know they're making like Yoshi, Prime 4 and Switch Pokemon (the still-early development would also explain the last two)

I'm excited for Tropical Freeze coming to Switch since I missed out on it when it first came out and DKCR was one of my favorite Wii games. Bringing back TWEWY is cool, even though it's just a special edition of the original. Fe and especially Celeste seem like really interesting games. Depending on price I might get Celeste just to tide me over on something Meat Boy-like while we wait for SMBF. Also nice to see the Switch continuing to get at least third party ports with Dark Souls. I have no interest in the series but like Skyrim, Doom, etc. it gives primarily Nintendo gamers the chance to play one of the most popular series around.

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:22 pm
by I REALLY HATE POKEMON!
Pretty weak...of all the ports they've brought, no SSB? SNK Heroines looks cool.

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:27 pm
by I am nobody
Well, it only took a bit more than a decade, but we are (technically) finally getting more TWEWY. Hard to top that from a surprise announcement.

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:33 pm
by Marilink
Couldn’t believe it when I saw TWEWY. Really excited for Mario tennis out of all this, though.

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:48 pm
by Calamity Panfan
^ yeah my post didn't mention that i am absolutely PUMPED for mario tennis story mode

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:48 pm
by X-3
I'll probably pick up the TF port. Funky looks like easy mode/speedrun mode, which begs the question: is Funky the canonically strongest DK character?

-built a plane out of a barrel
-controlled the very ability to change areas in DKC and DKC2, putting the heroes at his mercy
-first Kong to realize DK Island has no laws, meaning open-carry is alright
-felled King K Rool in a SINGLE BLOW in DK64 (note that 5 Kong members COMBINED before him couldn't do it)
-KING of Mario Kart Wii
-can manipulate reality itself
-can put on a tanktop, shorts and a belt. Note the disappearance of Candy Kong and Swanky Kong, the only other Kongs that could dress that much...

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:57 pm
by I REALLY HATE POKEMON!
^ until he has his own rap song, no, he isnt

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:30 am
by smol Kat
I screamed in joy when I saw new TWEWY.

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:57 am
by Kargath
Having a console version of Warriors with all the 3DS stuff is great.
I'll probably be getting Dark Souls on the PS4, though - did you see the mega three-game collector's edition they have?

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:04 pm
by Apollo the Just
TROPICAL FREEZE PORT

FINALLY I CAN PLAY IT

Re: Nintendo Mini Direct

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:39 am
by Steven9wii
the new mode for mario odyssey looks amazingly fun!