Another direct happened today and I'm going to react to it. I may make this a thing in the future, but only for the Nintendo Directs since, let's face it, they're the only ones I really watch. This direct was a week late because of a big earthquake in Japan, so I fully understand the delay since public safety should always take priority over things like this. Either way, I'm looking forward to the direct to see what kind of stuff will be announced. Like the August direct I'm expecting Smash to take up a good chunk and be revealed at the end.
Let's begin...Luigi's Mansion 3
AWESOME. The first game was one of my favourite Gamecube games and I know it's getting a remastered version pretty soon. Admittedly I thought that's what this would be, but nope, we're getting a NEW Luigi's Mansion game.
AND it's a Switch game, for that matter! Looking forward to this one for sure!Kirby's Epic Yarn on 3DS
Understandable since I know the Wii version was a pretty big seller, though I think I may give this one a pass. I found Epic Yarn to be WAY too easy of a game. I know they'll have extra content and all, but I've already double-dipped on a few select games and I'm not sure if Epic Yarn is worth picking up again for me.Bowser's Inside Story Remake
Again, I'm not sure if I'll pick this one up. I liked the remake of the original game but Bowser's Inside Story wasn't as good of a game for me in the end. This is coming from someone who played Superstar Saga MULTIPLE times. Plus, are we just ignoring that Nintendo seems to be neglecting Partners in Time, here?2-Player Luigi's Mansion
I liked the original Luigi's Mansion because of the creepy atmosphere that seemed out of place in the Mario universe, so I'm glad that they seem to be sticking to the same style for the most part instead of using the cartoony ghosts from the second game. Plus, Luigi's even got his own "Green Mario" with the second player character. So do we call this one "Emerald Luigi" for the inevitable Mario Kart appearance?Yo-Kai Watch Blasters
I'll be honest: I never got into this series. Not much seems appealing to me here on this one. I'll probably pass on it like I have with the others.Splatoon 2 Update
I'll be the first to admit that, while I like the series, I'm not a hardcore Splatoon player. I've barely gotten to level 20. While it's good to see the game still getting these free updates and new levels, most of it just seems to be new versions of weapons and some new special moves in addition to the likely-huge amount of clothing additions.Megaman 11
We already knew about this one since Capcom dropped the info during the direct delay. That said, I never watched the reveal info so this is still pretty new to me. I played all the classic Megaman games and it's good to see Capcom still giving the character some love.Mario Tennis Aces Update
I still haven't picked up the new tennis game, but it looks like it's been doing well enough to warrant this new content, anyway. Hey, it's always good to see Birdo and Petey getting some love from Nintendo, anyways. Capcom Beat Em Up Bundle
I've always loved this genre of game, but the only one of the seven I ever played was Final Fight. I know Captain Commando's got a following but I never heard of any of the other five games.New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
I'm a bit middle-of-the-road on this one. Why remake the Wii U game and not just make an all-new Mario Bros. game instead? I mean, the Wii U game was fine and all, but 3D World was way better in the end for me. I do like how they have Toadette in the game instead of the blue Toad, however. Plus...Peachette? That raises...A LOT of questions about Peach.Katamari on Switch
I guess it HAS been a while since the last Katamari game. I personally never really got into them but I could see me looking into this one.Nintendo Switch Online
I don't really play much of the Switch online yet because there just aren't as many online games to play yet. That said, I'll probably pick up a subscription for Smash when it releases.Details on Pikachu/Eevee
Just a few new details on the upcoming Pokémon game. Nothing super-spectacular; just some gameplay mechanics.Diablo III
Meh. I never played this game. This style of game was never really my favourite so I'll probably give this one a pass.More stuff on Super Mario Party
Again, more new features that we hadn't already known yet. I'm still looking forward to the game, but I think most of the stuff has been revealed for it so far.Town
So part RPG part tower defense? It looks interesting, but I'll reserve judgement until we see more of it later on.City Skylines/Daemon x Machina
I never really played SimCity much, and this kind of looks a bit like that. The second game just looks like a big mech-fighting game. I know there's a market for that but I guess I'm not really in it.Yoshi's Crafted World
We finally get a title drop now. The game looks real cute and colourful, and I did like Wooly World a lot, so maybe I'll pick this one up.Switch Tabletop games
Tabletop games were never really my thing.. I don't know why, but I just never got interested in them.Starlink
Let's face it; Most people are probably only interested in this game for the Starfox content.
Plus, it's good to see Wolf in this as well. I guess this means we may see more characters than just the main team.
Now it looks like the Smash announcement for last. Doesn't look like it'll be as long as I thought it was going to be, though.Isabelle
Wow, I definitely expected Isabelle to be in the game because she wasn't shown yet, but I was expecting her to be an echo fighter of Villager! She's actually her own character! That's awesome!Animal Crossing
I know people have be clamoring for this for a long time, but it's good to see that there's a new Animal Crossing game releasing regardless.
I know it'll be a long ways off, but I do look forward to seeing what types of new content we'll be getting this time around compared to New Leaf.