On Sept. 13, Nintendo finally aired the delayed Nintendo Direct which was set to go live a few weeks ago. The delay, according to GameSpot, was due to an earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan.
Soon after the Nintendo Direct aired, gamers around the world grew with excitement for what was revealed, and we at The State of Games have a few favorite moments that we’d like to share as well.
Check them out and let us know how you felt about the Nintendo Direct in the comment section below.
Bringing Back Some Classics and Something New to Switch
Oh man, the most recent Nintendo Direct was probably the best Nintendo Direct to hit online airwaves in months! It was seriously good, but If I had to pick my favorite moments, these two would have to be it for me.
Capcom announced the Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, which is scheduled to launch on Sept. 18 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. This game, in particular, is a must buy for me, as it includes seven games: Final Fight, The King of Dragons (which is my absolute favorite game for the SNES), Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and Battle Circuit.
Nintendo also teased a brand new Animal Crossing adventure for the Nintendo Switch, which is scheduled to release some time in 2019. Although we didn’t see official gameplay, a little tease featuring everybody’s favorite racoon was enough for me. I got really emotional during this portion of the Nintendo Direct, which you can find that tease down below. – Peter Lopez
Nintendo Hits Hard in this Latest Direct
Nintendo came out and showed off some great looking titles and accessories during the latest Nintendo Direct. I was surprised by some of these announcements, but these were the ones that have me excited for the future of the company.
Nintendo announced that they are working on Luigi’s Mansion 3, which is slated to come out in 2019. It’s exciting to see them put some love into a franchise that doesn’t get the praise it deserves. I’m excited to see what direction they decide to go with the superior Mario brother.
Square Enix announced quite a few Final Fantasy titles for the Switch, including Crystal Chronicles, Final Fantasy X-X2 collection, FF VII, World of Final Fantasy, and my personal favorite, Final Fantasy IX. The company also announced that players will be able to download and play Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition as of now. I’m excited to see these titles come to the Switch, and I will definitely be purchasing all of them when they are released beginning with World of Final Fantasy, on November 6.
My favorite announcement to come out of this Nintendo Direct though, was that there will be NES controllers coming out this year to go along with the announcement of the 20 NES titles coming with their new online services. I’m excited that I will not only be able to play these games with my friends online, but will also be able to play them on the controller of their original console. These will be available for paying online subscribers, starting in September for $59.99 per 2 pack. – Dawson Helton
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