Nintendo Direct 9-1-16 write-up

Posted on Thursday, September 1st 2016 at 6:55 p.m.

Has it really been this long since the last Nintendo Direct? ugh… man that isn’t good :/  Let’s hope Nintendo has a lot of stuff saved up for this one.  Sadly no NX they already stated…

Pokemon Sun / Moon (3DS)

  • Regional variant Pokemon (different types)
  • Z-moves (extreme skills)
    • Imagine limit breaks… but for Pokemon
  • Munchlax is given for early order bonus
    • Comes with a special item for Z-move
  • Available Nov 18, 2016

Super Mario Maker (3DS)

  • 100 original courses from Nintendo
  • Online mode and play a lot of courses from Wii U version (not all levels will be playable)
  • All tools are available except the mystery mushrooms/costumes
    • Exclusive to Wii U
  • Sharing via StreetPass
  • Collaboration mode to team-up to make levels
  • Available Dec 2, 2016

Mario Party Star Rush (3DS)

  • Toad Scramble mode (single/multiplayer)
    • Eliminates turns
    • Getting there first isn’t an instant win
  • Ally characters are available
  • Pure skill/no dice mode being added (about time!)
  • 7 modes in all
  • Compatible with Super Mario series amiibo
  • Compatible with download play and 4 player local wireless
  • Download Mario Party Star Rush Party Guest edition you can get 4 player multiplayer using only 1 full version of the game (no limitations!)
  • Available Nov 4, 2016

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

  • Free update that allows for amiibo functionality
    • Animal crossing + select other amiibo
  • New amiibo cards coming Dec 2
  • Mini Direct coming this fall

StreetPass Mii Plaza (3DS)

  • Quick Plaza being added
    • Greetings are being shortened
    • Quicker access to games
  • Plaza being updated for Mii Plaza Premium
    • 10 player max is being upgraded to 100 for people who put out the $5
  • 5 new games coming
    • Slot Car Rivals, Market Crashers, Feed Me, Mii Trek, and Ninja Launcher
    • Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers will be available for FREE (1 or the other)
    • Get 1 game free and then you can get the rest for a discounted bundle price
    • Available shortly after the Direct

Tank Troopers (3DS)

  • Each tank has special abilities
  • Local 6 player mode, single player mode, and download play are available
  • Available this winter

Picross 3D: Round 2 (3DS)

  • More than 300 puzzles
  • Tap compatible amiibos for special stuff
  • Available today as well as a demo

#Nindies Summer Jam

  • 9/1: Axiom Verge
  • 9/8: Jotun
  • 9/15: Noitu Love Devolution
  • 9/22: Severed
  • 9/29: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
  • Special introductory pricing during launch week (I believe it is 10% off but don’t quote me… I thought I read that somewhere previously)
  • Twitter contest also to win all 3

30th Anniversary Zelda

  • 4 new amiibo: 8-bit Link, Link, Toon Link, Zelda (special 2 pack of Toon Link+Zelda)
    • Available Dec 2, 2016
    • Special functionality in Breath of the Wild
  • 3 Zelda books coming
    • The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts (pre-order on Amazon now)
  • Skyward Sword is available on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U
    • Available today

Nintendo Selects

  • Various previously announced games for discount prices

New Nintendo 3DS

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL: Galaxy edition released
  • New Nintendo 3DS bundle with Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed and 2 faceplate covers

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS)

  • 3rd DLC coming soon (Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack
    • Toon Link
    • Toon Zelda
    • New Adventure Mode map
    • Available from in-game menu today
    • Season pass is now discounted

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (3DS)

  • New game in the series
  • Available Sept 8, 2016

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)

  • Re-release of a classic
  • Available 2017

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

  • New monsters and dungeons, etc
  • Pre-purchase and get a DQ7 3DS theme for free
  • Available Sept 16, 2016

Yokai Watch 2: Bony Spirits or Fleshy Souls (3DS)

  • Model Zero
  • Can poke the Yokai now
  • New M skills
  • Both games contain different Yokai (similar to Pokemon I assume)
  • Early purchasers will get a physical medal that unlocks a special move
  • Demo available mid September
  • Available Sept 30, 2016

Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)

  • Available Oct 14, 2016
  • Pre-purchase will get you free Frozen outfits
  • Disney themes coming to eShop also

Sonic Boom Fire & Ice (3DS)

  • Single/2 player
  • Follows animated version of Sonic Boom
  • Also comes with a 3 episode DVD of Sonic Boom
  • Available Sept 27, 2016

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (3DS)

  • Launch edition comes with metal emblem set
  • Full game, doesn’t require you to have played Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Available Sept 20, 2016

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS)

  • Contains all stages from Wii U version
  • New stages for Poochy
  • Poochy pups help find secrets
  • Animated shorts coming as well
  • Poochy amiibo (yarn) coming as well
  • Available Feb 3, 2017 (game & amiibo)
    • Bundle available

Ever Oasis (3DS)

  • Sell products from materials gathered in desert
  • Action-RPG
  • Switch between characters to get past certain obstacles
  • Allies may join up and live in your Oasis
  • Available in 2017

Mario Sports: Super Stars (3DS)

  • 5 sports: Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Horse Racing
  • 11 v 11 Soccer
  • Tournament mode as well as single player and online and local multiplayer
  • Available Spring 2017

Pikmin 3DS (tentative title) (3DS)

  • 2D side-scrolling puzzle adventure game
  • Action oriented game
  • Available in 2017

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