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Thoughts on Nintendo Direct (9/1/16)

Another day, another Nintendo Direct. And this one had some interesting stuff in it.

 

The reveal I liked most from this Direct would be that Super Mario Maker is coming to the 3DS. I've watched videos of people playing levels and I've wanted to try the game out, but I don't have a Wii U to do so. This 3DS version of the game will give me a chance to try it out. And it will even let play some Wii U levels from the game as well, which I think is neat. :)

 

There's also a Mario Sports Superstar game coming out, which will have Mario and the gang doing various sports like Tennis, Basketball, and Horse Riding. It doesn't excite me too much, but I guess it could be fun for those interested in these kinds of games.

 

The Pikmin series is also making a jump to the 3DS for the first time. The Direct revealed that the game is side-scrolling, and that Olimar and the original three kinds of Pikmin will be in it. But since the game doesn't come out until next year, I wouldn't be surprised if more kinds of Pikmin were revealed to be in the game.

 

 

Then there is the new Pokemon Sun/Moon info that was released, and honestly it has very little new info in it. Aside from the Alohan form of Rattata and the reveal that some Pokemon will have their own unique Z Moves, the biggest info drop here is that if you pre-order the game, you get a Munchlax with a Z Item. And once it evolves into Snorlax, it can use that Z Item to use its Z Move. It's not the biggest reveal these games have had, as it just an incentive to get people to pre-order the game. But I guess it could still be cool.

 

Other info revealed in the Direct included new Legend of Zelda Amiibos, Hyrule Warriors DLC, two new games, and new stuff to do with Streetpass. Overall it was an interesting Nintendo Direct IMO. But with all these games being revealed that I'm interested in getting, it looks like my Christmas List is just getting longer and longer. :P

 

What was your favorite reveal from this Nintendo Direct?



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I like the part where rattata is now 4x weak vs fighting

I didn't think of that until I read this. This is so true. But at least Bite and Crunch will get STAB on it now.

 

Watch Snorlax waking up again and tell me that isn't horrifying and hilarious

I don't know what's worse. It's waking up animation or it running full speed towards its foes. Seeing something that size coming at me at that speed would definitely give me nightmares. :P

 

ONLY NOW DO YOU MAKE MARIO MAKER FOR THE 3DS

 

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I KNOW, RIGHT!

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I'm just really confused that they're bringing Wii U ports to 3DS when we have a console launching in six months. Not that it's a bad ting, those are good games and a wider audience is better. It's just odd.

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the removal of uploading courses and such from the 3DS version makes me quite sad tbqh.

they shouldn't outright remove it. i mean, the only reason i could see them doing that is to drive sale copies for the wii u version, but

it's already sold a lot

hopefully they'll add it in at a later point, especially after the NX comes out.

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The Streetpass update is huge but I'm also excited for Picross 3D 2, which had completely fallen off my radar.

There wasn't a lot else that was particularly interesting for me, but that's okay—there's plenty coming out in the near future that I already knew about and was excited for.

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I'm just really confused that they're bringing Wii U ports to 3DS when we have a console launching in six months. Not that it's a bad ting, those are good games and a wider audience is better. It's just odd.

Simple - the next console sounds like it's going to be a handheld. Nintendo's doing everything for their current handheld now, to make you and me spend more money.

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