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Notes from Nintendo Direct – 4/12/17

by on April 12, 2017

Today, Nintendo showed off some exciting games coming to the 3DS and Nintendo Switch!  In case you missed the Nintendo Direct, here are some notes from what they showed off.  First, let’s talk the Nintendo 3DS –

  • Pikmin 3DS will arrive July 28th, along with a Pikmin Amiibo
  • Ever Oasis for the 3DS will arrive June 23rd
  • Monster Hunter Stories for the 3DS will arrive Fall 2017
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, will come to the 3DS Fall 2017
  • Culdcept Revolt arrives August 29th
  • RPG Maker Fes, an RPG creation tool, arrives June 27th
  • A new RPG, Miitopia, arrives 2017 (Shoutout Aonuma Mii, Reggie Mii, and Miyamoto Mii lol)
  • Update to Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valencia for the 3DS coming soon, including DLC Season Pass
  • In celebration of Kirby’s 25th Anniversary, Kirby Crash Deluxe arrives in the eShop today!
  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast will arrive for the 3DS this summer and a new multiplayer action game will arrive this holiday season!
  • Bye-Bye Box Boy for the 3DS arrives today, along with costumes that you can get from specific Amiibos
  • 3 New Link Amiibos will arrive June 23rd, including Majora’s Mask and Skyward Sword Link
  • Cloud and Bayonetta Amiibos arrive July 21st

Now let’s look at Switch news –

  • Arms was shown in detail, including fighter abilities, arm abilities, and 2 vs 2 battle mode
  • Arms arrives June 16th, 2017!
  • New Neon Yellow JoyCons arrive June 16th, as well as JoyCon AA Battery packs!!!
  • Showed off a couple new tracks for the brand new Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition and showed multiplayer features
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 arrives May 26th, which includes an awesome first person mode where you can throw Hyduken fireballs and 2 new characters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken
  • Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch will feature a Super Mario Pack and arrive May 11th
  • More NeoGeo games coming soon
  • Sonic Forces arrives Holiday 2017, with Sonic Mania coming Summer 2017
  • Project Mekuru (working title) looks really interesting and arrives this Summer
  • Fate/Extella is coming to the Switch July 25th
  • Showed off footage of Disgaea 5 and is available May 23rd
  • A demo for Puyo Puyo Tetris is out today!
  • Monopoly is coming to the Switch this Fall
  • Rayman Legends is coming to the Switch soon, in case you haven’t played it on every other console
  • Battlechasers: Nightwar arrives this Summer
  • Payday 2 is coming to the Switch later this year!
  • Namco Museum will be out this Summer!
  • Limited quantities of the Switch standalone dock will arrive May 19th
  • The Direct closed with Splatoon news!  They showed of Salmon Run, which kind of looks like a Splatoon Horde mode.  They also showed off 3 new Splatoon Amiibos and how they work with the game
  • You can win a trip to E3 in the Splatoon Competition!  Open qualifier is on April 22nd and the Grand Finals are April 29th.  For more details, go to
  • Splatoon 2 arrives July 21st!

That was a ton of info crammed into 35 minutes!  If you want to see more footage, check out the Nintendo Direct below!  Let us now what you are most excited for in the comments below!


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