Nintendo Direct 4-12-17 write-up

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th 2017 at 9:31 p.m.

Nintendo Direct!!! Let’sa GOOOOOOO!

Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo 3DS)

  • 2D puzzle platformer
  • Available July 28, 2017 (including a Pikmin amiibo)

Ever Oasis (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Available June 23, 2017

Monster Hunter Stories (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Bond with riders
  • Discover eggs
  • Turn-based battle
  • Available Fall 2017

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (Nintendo 3DS)

  • New exclusive quest
  • Multi-player action mode expanded
  • Available Fall 2017

Culdcept Revolt (Nintendo 3DS)

  • 100s of cards
  • Available August 29, 2017 in Standard/Limited Edition

RPG Maker Fes (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Share RPG stories online
  • DLC available with character skins from Disgaea
  • Maker player will be available to play games make with RPG Maker Fes
  • Available June 27, 2017 in Standard/Limited Edition

Miitopia (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Dark lord stole town people’s faces
  • Customize Miis with jobs
  • Battle enemies and hunt treasures
  • Turn-based battles
  • XP for leveling up
  • Available 2017

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS)

  • DLC available (some free, some paid)
  • Season Pass will be available as well

Kirby 25th Anniversary (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe eShop game (free-to-start) available today
  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast eShop game with 3D stages available Summer 2017
  • New Multiplayer Action Game for Nintendo 3DS coming this holiday

Bye-Bye Boxboy! (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Final game of Boxboy trilogy
  • amiibo costumes from Kirby series amiibo
  • If you have save game from other games in the trilogy you can play with a Game Boy filter
  • Demo available today
  • Full version also available today

Legend of Zelda Series amiibo

  • Majora’s Mask, Skyward Sword, and Twilight Princess Link amiibo
  • Available June 23, 2017

Super Smash Bros amiibo

  • Cloud (and alternate costume), Corrin Male and Corrin Female, Bayonetta (and alternate costume) amiibo announced
  • The alternate costume amiibo will be retailer exclusive
  • Available July 21, 2017

ARMS (Nintendo Switch)

  • Each arm has special attributes
  • Punch reward boxes to get more arms
  • Many types of fighters
  • Can mix and match 2 arms
  • Minmin is newly announced fighter (uses Ramen and martial arts)
  • 2-on-2 battle modes available
  • Available June 16, 2017

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

  • Neon Yellow Joy-Con and strap available June 16, 2017
  • Joy-Con AA Battery Pack available June 16, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

  • New battle mode
  • New characters, karts, and tracks unlocked immediately
  • Quick play online races available
  • In-game tournaments available
  • Available April 28, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Nintendo Switch)

  • Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are new characters
  • HD visuals or old skool visuals
  • 2 player team mode where you share a health bar
  • Special attacks with one-touch controls are available
  • Available May 26, 2017

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo Switch)

  • Creative mode and survival mode available
  • Up to 8 crafters can play online
  • 4 can play local
  • Super Mario mashup pack will be available when game launches
  • Available on eShop on May 11, 2017 and in store at a later dateĀ 

NEOGEO Arcade Archives (Nintendo Switch)

  • Samurai Showdown IV Amakusa’s Revenge is available tomorrow
  • King of Fighters ‘99, Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors, Shock Troopers 2nd Squad coming soon

Sonic Forces (Nintendo Switch)

  • Available Holiday 2017

Sonic Mania (Nintendo Switch)

  • Throwback Sonic game with spruced up levels as well as new levels
  • Play as Knuckles as well
  • Available Summer 2017

Project Mekuru (Working Title) (Nintendo Switch)

  • Compete by flipping panels
  • 4 player local multiplayer and online play
  • Available Summer 2017 on eShop

Fate/Extella (Nintendo Switch)

  • Xseed Games game
  • Fight hordes of enemies in action game
  • Available July 25, 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch)

  • Tactical strategy game
  • Demo coming soon
  • Available May 23, 2017 in Standard/Limited Edition

Puyo Puyo Tetris (Nintendo Switch)

  • Demo available now on eShop
  • Full gameĀ available April 25, 2017

Monopoly (Nintendo Switch)

  • 6 players
  • HD rumble for rolling dice
  • Available Fall 2017

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

  • Solo mode and tournament available now
  • Available 2017

Sine Mora EX (Nintendo Switch)

  • Side-scrolling shooter
  • Local co-op and versus mode included
  • Available Summer 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Nintendo Switch)

  • Turn-based RPG
  • Available Summer 2017

Payday 2 (Nintendo Switch)

  • 4 player co-op
  • Available 2017

Namco Museum (Nintendo Switch)

  • Pac-Man, Galaga, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder, SkyKid, Tank Force, DigDug, The Tower of Druaga
  • Includes multiplayer and challenge mode
  • Can play games horizontally or vertically
  • Available Summer 2017

Nintendo Switch Dock

  • Stand-alone dock will be available on May 19, 2017 in limited quantities
  • Available at participating retailers and store.nintendo.com

Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch)

  • Salmon Run mode is new co-op mode
  • Defeat chum for power eggs
  • Deploy a lifesaver and get revived by teammates
  • Golden eggs are deposited/harvested
  • Splatoon 2 amiibo coming soon (Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, Inkling Squid)
    • Tap NFC and they will go in game and befriend you
    • Allows you to customize your favorite outfits/loadouts and save them back to the amiibo
  • Compatible with previously released Splatoon amiibo as well
  • Available July 21, 2017 and also the amiibo

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