The Only April 2017 NA Nintendo Direct Article You Need to Read (Full Details on everything Shown and Covered)


With the Nintendo Direct at an end, gamers across the globe are really with excitement over most of that which was shown, but just in case you missed the presentation, here is the full overview and highlights straight from Nintendo:

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ARMS and Splatoon 2 Headline New Nintendo Direct Presentation

(Nintendo Details Many Upcoming First- and Third-Party Games for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS)

REDMOND, Wash., April 12, 2017 – This afternoon, Nintendo unveiled new details about the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS games for the Nintendo Switch system, as well as Hey! PIKMIN, Ever Oasis and several new Kirby games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in a new streamlined format for its long-running series of Nintendo Direct presentations. The video also covered numerous third-party games, including Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and Disgaea 5 Complete for Nintendo Switch, and Culdcept Revolt for Nintendo 3DS.

With the recent launch of Nintendo Switch and many fun games coming out for Nintendo 3DS, this is a great time to be a Nintendo fan,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “From action-packed multiplayer games to platformers starring classic characters, no matter your favorite video game genre, Nintendo has you covered.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

Nintendo Switch:

  • ARMS: One of the biggest features in the upcoming fighting game is the ability to equip two types of customizable ARMS per fighter. These ARMS range from standard gloved ARMS to curved weapons like boomerangs. Each ARM has a special attribute like fire, ice or electricity that activates when delivering a charge punch. As players fight through the game, they will earn in-game currency that can be used to play the ARM Getter, a fun mode in which they can get new ARMS for their fighters. The fast-paced game can be played in 1-v-1 matches or even 2-v-2* for more entertainingly chaotic battles. During the Nintendo Direct presentation, a new character was also revealed: the super-fast, ramen-armed Min Min. ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 16. In addition, special Neon Yellow Joy-Con controllers and Joy-Con Straps will be released separately on the same day alongside a Joy-Con AA Battery Pack accessory.

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  • Splatoon 2: Salmon Run, a new four-player co-op mode*, is coming to the Splatoon 2 game. By teaming up with friends, players can take a part-time job battling the new Salmonid species, which the Squid Research Lab reports might even be more lethal than the Octarians! When players fall in co-op mode, teammates can revive them by inking them on the battlefield. Splatoon 2 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21. In addition, three freshly designed individual amiibo figures for the game – a new Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy and Inkling Squid – will launch on the same day and grant special limited gear in game. By tapping these amiibo (as well as previously released Splatoon series amiibo), the figure’s character will appear in the game and befriend players. Befriend an amiibo character and it will remember favorite weapons, gear, outfits and option settings. This comes in handy when waging Turf War at a friend’s house.

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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: When the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game launches on April 28, it will do so with more characters, karts and tracks unlocked from the start than any other game in Mario Kart history. Both traditional racing and the newly redesigned battle modes can be played in Local Wireless mode with up to eight players, and in Online** or LAN mode with up to 12 players***. For fans who want to show off their driving skills, Nintendo will be hosting two Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online tournaments in game. More details about these tournaments will be revealed in the future.

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  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers: Fans waiting to play this enhanced version of one of the most celebrated fighting games of all time won’t have to wait much longer! The Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 26 and includes all of the classic characters and two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Additionally, a “Way of the Hado” mode lets players throw HADOKENS with first-person motion controls, while an exciting two-player co-op mode* gives players and a friend one health bar for intense two player vs. CPU matches.

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  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: One of the most popular creation games of all time is coming to the Nintendo Switch console. The fan-favorite Super Mario Mash-Up pack along with new multiplayer play and control options will be included in Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition when it launches in Nintendo eShop on May 11 and in stores at a later date.

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  • Two Sonics, Two Styles: Nintendo Switch is getting two new Sonic games in 2017. Sonic Forces is a modern 3D take on Sonic games and follows the blue hedgehog hero as he uses his stylish high-speed moves to bring down the nefarious Eggman. Sonic and a mysterious new ally will rise up when Sonic Forces launches for Nintendo Switch this winter. Sonic Mania launches this summer and features retro 2D graphics and a host of new stages, as well as some classic stages from previous games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

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  • Project Mekuru (name not final): Players that like multiplayer action games are in for a treat when Project Mekuru launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch this summer. The frantic and fun game finds up to four players battling locally* or online** to flip panels and blow up opponents.

  • Disgaea 5 Complete: This tactical RPG franchise is beloved by many, and the definitive version of the fifth game, Disgaea 5 Complete, is coming to Nintendo Switch on May 23. Perfect for portable play, this epic RPG will launch with both standard and limited-edition versions. A free demo for the game will launch in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch soon.

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  • NEOGEO Masterpieces: Starting April 13, more NEOGEO classic games like Samurai Showdown IV will be available to purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. Some future NEOGEO games coming to the system include Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters ’99.

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris: Two classic puzzle games face off in Puyo Puyo Tetris. The four-player* puzzle mashup game is only a little more than a week away, launching on Nintendo Switch on April 25. For people who want to try before they buy, a free demo for the game is now available.

  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch: One of the most famous board games ever is coming to Nintendo Switch. Up to six players can experience the classic game with HD Rumble features and optional shorter sessions when Monopoly for Nintendo Switch launches this fall.

  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition: The gorgeous, award-winning platformer is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. On Nintendo Switch, an exclusive Kung Foot experience offers a Solo Mode and tournaments for up to eight players*.

  • THQ Nordic Games: The diesel-punk shoot-’em-up game Sine Mora EX, co-developed by acclaimed studio Grasshopper Manufacture, launches on Nintendo Switch this summer with local co-op and versus* modes. Also coming to Nintendo Switch from THQ Nordic Games is Battle Chasers: Nightwar, an RPG inspired by console classics and based on the Battle Chasers comic book series. Battle Chasers: Nightwar launches with timed exclusivity on Nintendo Switch in late summer.

  • PAYDAY 2: In this four-player co-op game*, players band together to rise to the top of the criminal world for bigger jobs and better paydays. PAYDAY 2 launches for Nintendo Switch this winter.

  • NAMCO MUSEUM: Some of the most popular games of all time are coming to Nintendo Switch as part of the NAMCO MUSEUM package. Classic games, including PAC-MAN, GALAGA and SPLATTERHOUSE, as well as multiplayer gems like ROLLING THUNDER, SKYKID and TANK FORCE, can now be played at home or on the go. Players can stop and resume gameplay at any time, and Special Challenge Modes offer ways to test players’ skills. NAMCO MUSEUM launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.

  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star: Featuring playable characters from multiple Fate productions across three distinct narrative perspectives, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star delivers the series’ most legendary showdown yet. The Nintendo Switch version will come loaded with 35 previously released paid DLC costumes, along with an exclusive new Unshackled Bride outfit. The high-octane action game will launch for Nintendo Switch in North America on July 25.

  • Nintendo Switch Standalone Dock: The Nintendo Switch standalone dock accessory will be available for purchase starting on May 19. Additional docks are perfect for traveling without having to unplug the main Nintendo Switch setup, as well as switching between TVs in the same house without transporting cords.

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Hey! PIKMIN: The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS finds Captain Olimar embarking on an adventure through lush worlds with his trusted Pikmin by his side. In a new type of Pikmin game, players are tasked with throwing all types of different Pikmin using the touch screen to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat enemies through side-scrolling levels. The Hey! PIKMIN game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on July 28. A new Pikmin amiibo figure will also launch separately on the same day.

  • Kirby’s 25th Anniversary: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adorable Kirby franchise, three new Kirby games are coming to Nintendo 3DS:

  • Exclusive to Nintendo eShop, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe features four Kirby characters with different powers (Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Beam Mage or Doctor Healmore) who battle giant enemies together. The free-to-start game launches … today!

  • In Kirby’s Blowout Blast, players move freely through more than 25 action-packed 3D stages, inhaling enemies and powering up along the way. The game launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS this summer.

  • Last but certainly not least, a new multiplayer* action game in the Kirby series is coming to Nintendo 3DS this holiday season. More information will be revealed about this game in the future.

  • Miitopia: Fans have never played an RPG quite like Miitopia. By casting Mii characters in roles across the world of Miitopia, players set off on an adventure to battle enemies, hunt for treasure and open up new areas of the map. The turn-based battles are straight out of an RPG, but allies have a mind of their own. The relationships they build affect their performance in battle. This Nintendo 3DS RPG launches later this year.

  • Ever Oasis: Grow and expand the world’s last oasis in Ever Oasis, a new action-adventure RPG from Koichi Ishii, the creator of the Mana series. The Ever Oasis game launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on June 23. More information about the game will be revealed in the future.

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia DLC: The new Fire Emblem game might take the series back to its roots, but one modern enhancement will help expand the adventure. The downloadable content launching for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be a combination of free and paid, and provides players with new maps, dungeons and challenges. More information about this DLC, including launch timing and the optional season pass, will be revealed in the future.

  • BYE-BYE BOXBOY!: The epic trilogy that has taken the world of geometry by storm comes to its dramatic conclusion with the BYE-BYE BOXBOY! game, the third entry in the highly acclaimed BOXBOY! series. By rescuing new Qbabies, main character Qbby will receive one of four powers – Boxrocket, Bombox, Warpbox and Remotebox – that can help the boxy hero overcome obstacles in a new way. Tapping any of the Kirby series amiibo figures like Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight or Waddle Dee will permanently unlock a new colorful costume for Qbby based on that character. BYE-BYE BOXBOY! is now available exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at http://boxboy.nintendo.com/. A free demo for all three games in this series from HAL Laboratory, Inc. is also available in Nintendo eShop.

  • Monster Hunter Stories: Prepare to embark on an RPG adventure unlike anything the Monster Hunter series has ever known. In Monster Hunter Stories, become a rider and bond with monsters to raise their potential and unleash powerful combos. Players can fly, swim and crash into new areas of the map; discover eggs to collect and hatch; and participate in turn-based battles with a party of up to five monsters. Monster Hunter Stories launches for Nintendo 3DS this fall.

  • The Yo-kai are Back … Again!: Whether players missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the definitive version of YO-KAI WATCH 2 is here! The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the same full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience, but adds new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players can even befriend Wicked and Boss Yo-kai from previous games, learn about the origin of the mysterious feline Yo-kai, Darknyan, and experience a revamped Blasters co-op mode to beat powerful new bosses. YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters launches for Nintendo 3DS this fall.

  • NIS America Games: NIS America is bringing two great games to Nintendo 3DS this summer. The Culdcept series is celebrating its 20th anniversary, so it’s the perfect time to launch Culdcept Revolt! The card-meets-board game launches in a standard and limited edition on Aug. 29. With RPG Maker Fes, players of all skill levels can create their own RPGs. A free download called RPG Maker Player will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. RPG Maker Player will let anyone play fan-created RPGs even if they don’t own RPG Maker Fes. RPG Maker Fes launches for Nintendo 3DS on June 27.

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  • New amiibo Approaching!: The final Super Smash Bros. amiibo figures are on the way! Two versions of Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta amiibo figures will hit store shelves on July 21.

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  • The Legend of Zelda amiibo: Three new amiibo figures based on Link from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released on June 23.

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*All details specified above comes straight from Nintendo of America, concerning the Nintendo Direct that took Place for North America. So should you find yourself having watched a European stream and then read this afterwards and found a discrepancy or two, this is the reason why.

We hope you enjoyed today’s Direct as much as we did, but what excited you the most? The reveal of all these new amiibo? Neon Yellow Joy-Con controllers, or the fact we finally got a release date for both Splatoon 2 and ARMS? Let us know!

Source: Nintendo of America PR

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Culdcept Revolt Comes to 3DS on August 29th


With this being the year the Culdcept series 20, Culdcept Revolt is coming West thanks to NIS America and just like it’s been previously revealed, there will be a regular edition of the title and a limited one. But what is newly revealed is the release date and that date is August 29th of 2017.

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/852281295732224000

Please stay tuned for more Nintendo Direct coverage as it is on its way!

Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

The Definitive Version of Yo-Kai Watch 2 Releases this Fall (Psychic Specters)


Now that the Pikmin and Monster Hunter fans have had their time to celebrate, it’s time for the Yo-Kai Watch fans do the same as it has been confirmed that Yo-Kai Watch: Psychic Specters, aka the definitive version of Yo-Kai Watch is scheduled to release this Fall for 3DS.

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/852281195207376896

The time to get hyped is now!

Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

Monster Hunter Stories Heads West this Fall!


For too long Monster Hunter Stories has been an exclusive for the East and Nintendo must think the same as a Western release has been revealed and that release will take place this Fall.

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Please stay tuned for more details.

Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

Ever Oasis Comes to 3DS on June 23rd


We have been without Ever Oasis news for too long, but fear not for news has finally arrived. Thanks to today’s Nintendo Direct and Nintendo of America’s extensive coverage, we can now share the news that Ever Oasis launches on the 23rd of June.

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/852280783691579392

We have waited a long time for it already, but that wait will soon be over!

Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

Captain Olimar Returns in Hey! Pikmin (Launches July 28th)


Pikmin fans rejoice! Remember that untitled Pikmin 3DS game we saw revealed last year?? Well it has a name and that name is Hey! Pikmin and what’s more, it launches on the 28th of July, 2017 and there will be a Pikmin amiibo as well!

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Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update 1.1.2 Fixes Boss Glitch


The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has recently been updated to version 1.1.2 and now Nintendo have officially released the patch notes which list what has been fixed.

Wolf Link amiibo exploit has been fixed. Some users were able to summon Wolf Link with a full 20 hearts without completing the Cave Of Trials in The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. It has now returned to the default three hearts. Those who have completed the Cave Of Trials will have the same amount of hearts that they had when they finished.

The Infinite arrow glitch seems to have been fixed in which players could pick up as many arrows as they like as long as the enemy keep firing arrows at them. It has now been limited to 20-25 arrows maximum meaning all arrows fired afterwards will despawn.

A glitch involving certain bosses disappearing mid-battle has also been fixed. YouTube viewer Michael V commented on the latest GameXplain 1.1.2 Zelda Update Video that he encountered a glitch whilst fighting Master Kohga in which he did disappear during battle, stopping him from completing his quest to reach Divine Beast Vah Naboris. The update has allowed Michael to restart the boss fight once he returned to the Yiga Clan Hideout.

NWPlayer123 backs up this statement saying that Master Kohga’s AI has been updated along with code fixes and save tracking. .

Source: GameXplain (YouTube)

Square Enix Provide Further Details on Tomorrow’s I Am Setsuna Free Temporal Battle Arena DLC


On Monday it was revealed that the Temporal Battle Arena dlc is coming this week as a patch, but what we didn’t know is the means to access the Arena once the update is out. Well thanks to Square Enix and Nintendo, an answer has come: Continue reading Square Enix Provide Further Details on Tomorrow’s I Am Setsuna Free Temporal Battle Arena DLC

Sacred Seals, Special Quests & Voting Gauntlet Gifts (Fire Emblem Heroes)


Among the new features added as part of the new 1.2.0 update, is the addition of Sacred Seals, a special kind of item that can be equipped to your chosen Heroes and enhance their abilities.

 

Some of these Seals can now be obtained thanks to all new Seal Quests which you can see in detail right here, followed by the official notification regarding Sacred Seals and the full explanation on them: Continue reading Sacred Seals, Special Quests & Voting Gauntlet Gifts (Fire Emblem Heroes)

Sonic Forces has Been in Development since 2013 and Will be at E3 2017


Getting ample coverage by Famitsu this week is Sonic Forces and the information that has been revealed, is nothing to turn one’s nose at, so here’s a run through of what was revealed: Continue reading Sonic Forces has Been in Development since 2013 and Will be at E3 2017

[Random] Image & Form Show off Concept Art for SteamWorld’s Dorothy


 

In SteamWorld Dig, Dorothy was just an NPC whom helped Rusty get to know the world around him and get settled in. But in SteamWorld Dig 2, Dorothy is the protagonist and she is ready for action. Continue reading [Random] Image & Form Show off Concept Art for SteamWorld’s Dorothy

Nintendo Russia Unveil a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe/Nintendo Switch Bundle


If there was just one thing missing from the Nintendo Switch’s release, it would have to be a lack of a Switch and Zelda bundle as it just didn’t happen.

 

In fact, fast forward one month and there’s still no sign of a Zelda and Switch bundle, but don’t worry, bundles are on the way! Revealed by Nintendo Russia, the first Nintendo Switch bundle is to see the console bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is set to release on the 28th of April. Continue reading Nintendo Russia Unveil a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe/Nintendo Switch Bundle

[Update] Fire Emblem Heroes Will Never be the Same again thanks to its new Version 1.2.0 Update


The highly anticipated Version 1.2.0 update for Fire Emblem Heroes has arrived and yes, it is an update that was the wait.

 

Not to say Fire Emblem Heroes wasn’t a good mobile representation, but the whole only having a Stamina bar that only fills up to 50 could be a bit tedious at times, but now we will no longer need to concern ourselves with that as Maximum Stamina. Then of course there’s all the other adjustments new features added as well. Things such adjustments made to EXP gain, swapping places at the beginning of battle, the addition of Sacred Seals and so much more.

 

But don’t worry, we’re not going to be vague and leave it like that, so here is the full notification from the game, which covers EVERYTHING the update entails:

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And now that you know everything you could possibly need to about what the new update entails, it is time for you to download the update (or download the app even,) and allow yourself to experience the delights of Fire Emblem Heroes and all that it has to offer.

 

Source: Fire Emblem Heroes (Mobile app)

[Update] More Adjustments for Breath of the Wild as Version 1.1.2 is Available Now


Following a minor update on the last day of March, Nintendo are back with yet another update for both versions of Breath of the Wild. Continue reading [Update] More Adjustments for Breath of the Wild as Version 1.1.2 is Available Now