SC82 - Nintendo Direct 9/13/17

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      • Squanto716 called the show a great Nintendo podcast.  Switch Craft is my go-to Nintendo Switch podcast.  The brief but more frequent episodes allow you to see what’s new with the Switch all week.  I love being able to fit entire episodes in as I walk my dogs.  Bill is honest about games, and not afraid to be critical of faults with Nintendo or developers.  Would love to see this podcast start gaining traction and maybe start getting some interviews with game developers, but please stop calling football, baseball and basketball software “sportsball games.” Totally get it of you're not a fan, but it comes off as mocking sports games and their fans.

 

3DS:

  • Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: Showcase of new areas as well as details to new parts to the story. 2 new Pokemon were shown, an Ultra Beast unique to each Version of the game.

  • Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowsers Minions quick showcase

  • Kirby: Battle Royale! + a Poll for Kirby's 25'th Aniversary where you vote for your favorite Copy Ability

  • Yokai Watch 2 Physic Specters: the definitive Version of Yokai Watch 2 with more content

  • Professor Layton 7

  • Minecraft New 3DS (launched today)

  • Mario Party The top 100: A new Mario Party game for 3DS that will take all the 100 best minigames of each Mario Party Game from 1-10 and include them in one game. Has online Features as well.

        • Wrong system Nintendo!

  • Metroid Samus Returns quick showcase

  • The Alliance Alive (New Atlus game)

  • SMT game (didn't get the name or details, sorry)

  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth demo

  • Apollo Justice: Ace attorney

  • Fire Emblem Warriors showcase for New Nintendo 3DS

Switch:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Large trailer, starts with primarily World Building and explanation of the setting, then a bit about the main character's backstory, then a showcase of how exploration of the world looks, then how battles work very in depth, December 1 2017 release date, a special edition will be made along with the regular version)

  • Splatoon 2 update (Kelp Dome returns as a stage, a new stage called Snapper Canal is added, a new weapon called Tenta Brella joins the fray. The weapon functions as a mid-range weapon with the ability to spread out the umbrella to create a shield that protects you from enemy shots)

  • Fire Emblem Warriors (Lyn is revealed as a character, but no gameplay trailer, only her intro)

  • A third party-game called Snipperclips: Cut it out together was showcased briefly

  • A new 3rd person shooter called Morphies Law, console exclusive. Looks most similar to Splatoon 2, but with a completely different art style and a sizable amount of unique gameplay mechanics)

  • Rocket League for Switch, with added Nintendo themed content like a Mario or Samus Kart

  • Arena of Valor revealed, a MOBA game in the style of League of Legends or DOTA. Free beta is coming

  • Skyrim for Switch showcase, with Link's equipment as an added bonus.

  • "DOOM" and "Wolfenstein 2: The new Colossus" showcased for Switch

  • New update for Flip Wars, with a new mode called Class Matches

  • Arcade Archives: a collection of arcade classics like Mario bros., vs super mario bros, vs balloon fight, vs Ice Climber, and more

  • Breath of the Wild champion Amiibos was given a short showcase.

  • NBA sport game

  • WWE 2k18

  • Fifa 18

  • Pokken Tournament DX, demo available now

  • Square Enix RPG Project Octopath Traveler large trailer, a Switch Exclusive. By the makers of Bravely Default. Choose 1 of 8 characters, gameplay details showed, showcase of characters like the Warrior Olberic and the dancer Primrose. Each character has their own skills and abilities to affect the story and gives you chance to roleplay. Combat explanation was given. Demo will be released worldwide later today, and a survey is given on top of that. Release date is in 2018.

        • Demo Thoughts in the Gameplay section

      • Arms update: Version 3 with the new character Lolapop and her stage. Customizable button mapping will also be added in the update. Update arrives shortly after this direct.

        • Thoughts in the Gameplay section

  • Dragon Quest Builders, Spring 2018 release date.

  • Main-Line Kirby side-scroller with a short 2 minute trailer, still no official title. Power combinations are back in this game in addition to 4 player. A Dedede boss was showed off quickly.

  • E-shop games were showcased: Steamworld dig 2, Golf Story, Frozenbyte, Battle Chef Brigade, Tine Metal, Super Meatboy Forever, Lost Sphear (apparently a Sqaure Enix title)

  • Sonic Forces very quick showcase

  • Two Resident Evil games were revealed super quick, but I believe they are older games, didn't manage to get the titles in time.

  • L.A Noire comes to Switch, with all added content.

  • Super Mario Odyssey was showcased with a lot of screentime. Narrated by Yoshiaki Koizumi. We got a showcase of gameplay: The World Map, the different Worlds/Kingdoms of the game, new World called Shiveria: an Ice level, new world called Bubblaine: A water level, a showcase of a tropical world, and a promise of other new worlds not seen in any trailers yet. Seemingly 100 Power Moons per level, but I'm not sure. A hint system that helps you locate Power Moons was showcased, as well as an Amiibo feature where loading an Amiibo will straight up reveal the location of a Power Moon on the world map. A deeper explanation of costumes and equipment in the game was given. There is a new Snapshot Feature where you can pause the game at any moment, change camera angles, add colors, black and white, basically a photo editor you can access at any point during the game, and your photos can seemingly be posted to social media through the console. General showcase of more gameplay and things Mario can possess with his cap. A hardware bundle with Mario Odyssey, a themed bag, and some themed Joycons was the last thing shown.

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  • Gameplay

    • Octopath

      • Combat is cool, you have to mix things up between attacks, abilities defending and using support characters.  You can’t just sleepwalk through it either.

        • I hate the save system.

          • Save before a major cutscene where you can’t skip

            • Japanese vs english text

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      • Voice is hit and miss

      • HD rumble

    • ARMS update

      • Game is much better with updated controls

      • Lolapop is fantastic, no surprise there.  Animations are spot on.  ARMS team is killing it.

      • Too many Lolas

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  • Lightning Round

  • Coming soon!

    • [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns

    • [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns Limited Edition

    • [3DS] Samus Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL

    • [Switch eShop] NBA 2k18

    • [Switch eShop] NBA 2k18 (Legend Edition) [click here for more details]

    • [Switch eShop] NBA 2k18 (Legend Edition Gold) [click here for more details]

    • [Switch eShop] Robonauts

    • [amiibo] Metroid series: Metroid, Samus

  • That is all we have time for today, if there is a story that I missed let me know!

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