The Nintendo Direct 3.8.2018 has just ended, here’s a quick look at what the recent direct covered!
The awesome collection of WariorWare Gold will be coming to 3rd August this year! The game will feature over 300 micro games!
▍Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers
In the action Tower Defense title, Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, players will be able to create their very own Animalized Mii characters! A Demo version will be out on 10th May, the game will be released on 24th May.
▍Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
The brothers are back! working together with Bowser to find the cure for Blorbs! Find out more on Bowser Jr on Bowser Jr.’s Journey! Both titles will be released on 2019.
▍Detective Pikachu Amiibo Revealed
The game is already available for pre-purchase. The game will be released on 23rd March alongside an extra-large Detective Pikachu Amiibo!
The Game Cube classic, Luigi’s Manion has been remade for 3DS! The top screen will be where the action happens, and on the touchscreen, the map will be displayed. The game will be released in 2018.
▍Kirby Star Allies Dream Friends and Free Updates!
Legacy Characters will be avialble as Dream friends in the upcoming Kirby Star Allies! More Dream Friends will also be introduced gradually in free updates after launch! The first free update will introduce Rick Kine & Coo, Marx, and Gooey.
On the HD Switch version, players will be able to solve puzzles with the touchscreen controls as well as the JoyCon motion controls. The game will be released in Summer 2018
▍Sushi Striker The Way of the Sushido
Eat sushi and throw plates at your opponent, what is there not to like in Sushi Striker!? The game will also feature a PvP mode. The game is due out 8th June for both 3DS and Switch.
▍Octopath Traveler New Features detailed & Release Date announced.
During the Direct, Square Enix revealed new information on their upcoming Switch RPG, Octopath Travelor. First, two new characters were introduced, Tressa – The Merchant and Alfyn – The Apothecary. Additionally, the company also covered the Battle Jobs which allows players to equip another job to each character on top of their original job. See more in the Japanese overview video released right after the Nintendo Direct was streamed:
▍Travis Strikes Again
The new title will be an Nintendo Switch Exclusive. Players will have access to 7 different game titles. The game will also come with co-op. Travis Strikes Again is due out 2018.
For Dark Souls, Nintendo announced that the game will have a pre-launch Network Test where players will be able to try the game no actual dates have been announced for the test as of this moment. Additionally, the Praise the Sun (Solaire of Astora) Amiibo has been revealed. Both the game and the amiibo will be released 25th May 2018.
▍My Nintendo Feature
My Nintendo Members will be able to redeem gold points for digital copies of Switch games. more information has been released on the mynintendo website.
▍ Mario Tennis Aces
The game will feature 15 Playable character and players will be able to play in upto 4p matches.
The Nintendo Direct also covered some of the new features from different types of shots, (Basic Shot, Top Spin, Slice, Lob, Zone Shot – allows players aim where to hit, Block – which protect rackets and deflects powerful shows (yes, rackets can break resulting in K.O), Zone Speed – which is like a matrix mode allowing players to slow everything around them down and more! See the full Mario Ace spot below.
The game will be launched on 22nd June 2018 and a Pre-Launch Online Tournament will take place. TBA Date
▍Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad treasure Tracker is a Hakoniwa (Japanese Box Garden) style puzzle solver with maps from Mario Odessey. The Game will feature a co-op mode for players to pair up with a friend who will act as support.
The game will be released on 13th July. An 3DS version will be “Coming Soon”.
▍Taiko Drum Master for Switch!
The iconic Japanese rhythm game Taiko Drum Master (Taiko no Tatsujin – 太鼓の達人) has been announced for Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made exclusively in the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct Live-Steam. The game is due out this Summer!
▍Undertale on Switch Coming Eventually…
Release date for the game has yet to be announced, but it is confirmed that Undertales will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch!
▍SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Asides from Octopath Traveler, Square Enix will also be bringing SaGa: Scarlet Grace to Nintendo Switch! The new switch version will feature new characters! SaGa: Scarlet Grace was also announced only in the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct.
▍Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud
Nintendo has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud will be released for Switch on 4th April. The game will also come with a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collaboration which will allow players to dress their character up as Link! Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud was also announced only in the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct.
▍Golf Story Now Available
Golf Story was also announced only in the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct. The game features Golf, mini-games, and a long story for players to explore, from crime solving to romance?! The game is already availabe on the Japan Nintendo eShop
▍Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy for Switch
The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane trilogy will be released on Nintendo Switch on 10th July. read more about the game here.
▍Little Nightmares: Complete Edition
Puzzle platformer, Little Nightmares, will be coming to Nintendo Switch! The game will be available in an Complete Edition which will feature 2 different stories, Six’s and Little Kid’s. The exclusive Pacumask can be obtained via using the Pacman Amiibo. The game is due out 18th May 2018.
▍South Park: The Fractured But Whole on Switch
The critically acclaimed South Park game is coming to Nintendo Switch. All DLCs will also be coming to Switch. The DLCs can be bought individually or in bulk via the Season Pass. The game will be arriving to Switch on 24th April 2018.
▍Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Release Date Announced
▍ARMS – US & Canada Online Open
Nintendo announced the US & Canada Online Open! preliminaries will take place in the game’s online Ranked mode.
All players in the who make it to the Online finals will receive a custom art piece made by the development team.
On 31st March an ARMS Global Testpunch will take place.
▍Splatoon Update and Expansion!
The new update will bring:
– 100+ new gear
– New Stages
– Rank X – Extreme rank higher than S+ info coming soon
The Nintendo Direct also announced the Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion. The First Paid DLC with a new singleplayer mode where players play as Agent 8. Advance purchase is already available! The expansion will be released in Summer.
▍Super Smash Bros?!
For the final announcement, Nintendo teased Super Smash Bro! Nothing much has been announced on the title, but Nintendo did reveal that the game will be released this year!
Full Nintendo Direct 3.8.2018: