Yesterday people were surprised to see that Nintendo released a Direct announcing upcoming games in early 2018. The Nintendo Direct Mini (yes a Mini) announced release dates for already announced and new games.

Here’s the full list:

World Ends with You -Final Remix- (2018)

Pokken DLC (Jan 31, Mar 23)

Kirby Star Allies (Mar. 16)

DragonQuest Builders (Demo out now)

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Spring)

Mario Tennis Aces (Spring)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Summer)

Super Mario Odyssey DLC (Feb)

SNK Heroines (Summer)

ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2 (Available Now)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC (Spring)

PayDay 2 (Feb 27)

Fe (Feb 16)

Celeste (Jan 25)

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (May 4)

Dark Souls (May 25)

Disappointed Fans?

With rumors of an upcoming Direct, many fans may have been disappointed due to the lack of information they received. Still, the fact that it was a Direct Mini may have subsided some of those thoughts since Nintendo doesn’t have a track record of announcing big releases outside of major Directs or events like E3. So Nintendo fans are waiting for a potential Direct in the upcoming weeks that will hold all of their desired announcements.

There are the fans, however, that are very excited to see many remakes/remasters and ports of some of their favorite games coming to the Switch. This is something that I think that the Switch is increasingly doing well of bringing games back and playing with the nostalgia factor of people who want to play their favorite games on the go or in HD.  

Personal Thoughts

It’s best to start with describe the type of Nintendo fan that I am first. I haven’t owned a Nintendo Home System since the N64. Although I kept updating my handheld system up to the Nintendo 3DS- Aqua Blue. For me getting a Switch is an ongoing process because of a tight budget which may be the case of other people. I currently own only two games- Stardew Valley and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.

I was most excited to see the announcement for Mario Tennis Aces because I’ve played earlier versions of Mario Tennis to a great deal of enjoyment. I’m just waiting for the announcement of a Mario Strikers.

More than anything, I’m excited with what’s to come for the Switch. 2017 proved to be a great year for the Switch and that was with only a handful of big games, which did receive critical acclaim.


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