Nintendo Direct (2/13/2019) Thoughts

My Picks from Nintendo Direct presented on February 13th 2019

Nintendo presented a Direct mainly focused on Fire Emblem: Three Houses and along with it a lot of RPGs coming to the Switch over the next couple of months. I would be going over all the announced games but here is the list of announced from the Direct at the end of this article. To start things off Super Mario Maker 2 is definitely on my wish list. I didn’t own a Wii U so I didn’t get the full experience of Super Mario Maker, though I did play it on the 3DS though and that port worked fine. It will be interesting to see what features they add to Mario Maker 2 to make it stand out from the Wii U version but it is a welcome addition to the system.  Next thing that caught my eye was Oninaki, made by the same people who did ‘I am Setsuna’ and ‘Lost Sphere’. It looks to be an interesting world to explore and hopefully it’s a good time. An odd ball announcement was Tetris 99, Tetris battle royal where clearing lines off your board will add junk to an opponent’s board. I have put some time into this game and I have been enjoying my time. I will talk about more about Tetris 99 later this month. Lastly the last 2 announcements I found interesting. First was Astral Chain by Platinum Games and it looks to be an interesting world to explore and more curious how combat will work as it looks like you are chained to a partner. The other surprise was the announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening being remastered for the Switch. The series has always been interesting to me but never really got into the series. The art style seems to have a bit toy/chibi look to it and it keeping the over the top 2D camera view. I am excited give that game a try. Other announcements that I like was hearing Captain Toad is finally getting a proper co-op mode, as a free update, and will get some additional level so that should be fun. The good part of this Direct was most of the titles that were announced are coming out between March and August so there isn’t much of a wait. Overall, I thought it was a good Nintendo Direct and curious if they held on to their big announcement for E3. As promised, below is the full list of announcements and hopefully you found something you like.

Nintendo Direct Announcements:

Mario Maker 2-June 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3-Summer 2019

Box Boy and Box Girl-April 26th 2019

Smash Ultimate Spring Update No info.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Content update:

2 player co-op (releasing today 2/13/2019)

Paid DLC-18 stages 3/14/19

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night-Summer 2019

Dragon Quest Builder 2-July 12 2019

Dragon Quest 11 S-Fall 2019

Disney Tsum Tsum Festival-2019

Starlink Content update-April 2019

Rune Factory 4 Special- 2019

Rune Factory 5 in development

Oninaki- Summer 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World-Demo available beginning today. Release March 29

Fire Emblems: Three Houses-July 26th

Tetris 99- Available Now (Free).

Dead by Daylight- fall 2019

Deltarune Chapter 1- Feb 28 (Free)

Daemon X Machina- Demo available. Full release: Summer 2019

GRID Autosport- Summer 2019

Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice- Spring 2019

Mortal Kombat 11-April 23

Unravel two- March 22

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remaster- May 21

Final Fantasy 7- March 26

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy- March 20

Final Fantasy 9- Available Now (20.99 USD)

Astral Chains- August 30 2019

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening coming 2019

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