A new Nintendo Direct like that was in the air. Trying to be cold after these 45 minutes was difficult. The expectations were such that, although I had to follow the conference in solitude and in the darkness of my studio (the hour was really late for us Europeans), I did not hesitate to keep a low and subdued tone of voice despite all around me. were so many rooms tight in the arms of Morpheus.

The my reactions live you can find them in the video at the bottom of this article along with the list of all titles presented in the Direct in chronological order. Here is my detailed analysis of the event.

The first minutes of 3DS

Koizumi’s return as Nintendo’s frontman for these announcements is as pleasant as it is familiar and, even if he doesn’t have Miyamoto’s disruptive sympathy, he has been able to accompany Direct in an excellent way.

Of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon it had already been talked about and the new additions show once again how this apparent Pokémon disguised DLC can turn into a whole new adventure. Added to this are the various bonuses (nothing exceptional) obtainable at the launch of the game and the release of the new versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver on VC and also in retail version (with full download code). A little bit, but it was only the aperitif that he prepared for us upon arrival New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball special edition with embossed decorations that will be distributed on November 17th to coincide with the launch of the ultra versions.

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    Have seen again Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Henchmen (which I recommend to everyone having played the original) with the new compatibility with Amiibo and the related Goomba and Koopa figurines, Kirby Battle Royale (not to be underestimated) e Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the millionaires conspiracy it was leading towards a phase of low tide.

    Self New Style Boutique 3 – The fashion of the stars And Minecraft on Nintendo 3DS they shook a little my certainties and my strong feelings. What pleasantly surprised me by rocking me in a sea of ​​memories is Mario Party: The Top 100 with a collection of all the best games in this party game series. I do not deny you that my heart has had more than a thrill at those images.

    Finally Switch

    After the Nintendo 3DS part, here’s the highlight: Nintendo Switch. And here immediately Koizumi had the honor of preparing for users the most anticipated of this year’s titles from your Dr. Nintendo. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 it is shown with a video that explains the various factions of the game that live on the titans in the clouds, the conflict to obtain the Gladius called Aegis (Blade in English, certainly more pleasant).

    Nice trailer and details on the main character Rex, the arts, gamemplay and everything else; but when they announced the release date, many players’ hearts stopped. 1 December 2017. Dreams come true. Maybe they were a bit broken by a limited edition with no particular effect shots (statuettes or particular gadgets) and certainly refreshed by the limited edition Pro controller.

    Bethesda saves everyone

    After some info on titles like Snipperclips Plus, Morphies Law, Rocket League, the free-to-play MOBA Arena of Valor, valid but second tier, Bethesda has decided to fill our eyes with dragons and more. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim we already knew for some time, but I didn’t think he could place two jokers like this out of thin air. And instead a surprise Doom and especially Wolfensetin II: The new Colossus. I didn’t think it possible that I would ever see games of this caliber on Nintendo consoles. Of course, all three will be lagging behind the versions for other platforms, but being able to play where you want, when you want and with whoever you want these titles could interest many players (myself included, especially for Skyrim).

    What still convinced me little on the part of Nintendo is that it still bet on Octopath Traveler. The project is branded by Square Enix but from the images shown it gives your Dr. Nintendo the impression that it has been developed in a too convoluted and mixed way. Not having even a definitive title (we are still talking about a project), the shadows on this adventure thicken thick and gray. The demo available could remove some doubts. I will try it to dissolve them.

    After the indies shown, already mentioned in the recent Nindies Showcase, seemed to have given the idea that Nintendo was going to pull the oars into the boat and put this Direct at anchor, here I had to straighten the antennas again to Lost Sphear (new RPG Square Enix), Sonic Forces, Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 and for the official return of Rockstar Games on Nintendo home consoles, from which it was missing since 2006-2007 with Manhunt 2 and Canis Canem Edit, bringing the already announced Nintendo The black.

    The ending was, as expected, reserved for Super Mario Odyssey, out on October 27 accompanied by three Amiibo figurines and a bundle version of Nintendo Switch.

    The conclusions of Dr. Nintendo

    With the conference closed, I put aside the emphasis on the release date of Xenoblade 2 and focused on myself and what my gaming experience may become this fall.

    I already know that I will have to ask my 3DS for some sacrifices. Retirement is still a long way off for him and at least until November (if not December) he will offer me a lot to play. Obviously, a melancholy thought goes to the double cross hunters still absent on the Nintendo register. Have they withdrawn permanently? We hope not.

    Bethesda has put heavy loads on the Switch, although they will be lagging behind releases on other platforms. Nintendo Switch owners may find they have a lethal walking weapon in their hands to annihilate dragons, demons and ***** in the near future. The sportsmen are confirmed and we like it.

    The release date of Xenoblade 2 so closely fills the heart with joy even if the collector’s edition of the game, as well as the others presented, are a bit poor when compared to a recent past. Limited edition rejected. Postponed to next year instead Square Enix and Capcom: the Final Fantasy house has presented itself a bit too downsized with projects that are not exactly first-rate; Capcom, on the other hand, excluding Resident Evil Revelations, seems to have slipped away from the Switch project, leaving many hunters dry-mouthed. Capcom, what have we Westerners done to you to deserve all this?

    In general the Nintendo lineup is full in late 2017 and next year will not be outdone. Perhaps some games have had too much space (Morphies Law), but in general everything offers a more than rosy picture of the game offer. Maybe a few remastered too many and a slightly empty December.

    The titles presented

    The list of games presented in order of launch date.

    September

    • Metroid: Samus Returns – Nintendo 3DS – September 15th
    • NBA 2K18 – Nintendo Switch – September 15th
    • Pokémon Gold and Silver – Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo eShop but also retail with code – 22 September
    • Pokkén Tournament DX – Nintendo Switch – September 22nd
    • Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. – Nintendo Switch eShop – September 27th
    • FIFA 18 – Nintendo Switch – September 29th

    October

    • Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Henchmen – Nintendo 3DS – October 6th
    • AMIIBO Koopa – October 6
    • AMIIBO Goomba – October 6th
    • Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy – Nintendo 3DS – October 6th
    • New Nintendo 3DS XL: Super Nintendo Edition – October 13th
    • Nintendo Selects (Luigi’s Mansion 2, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Super Mario 3D Lands) – Nintendo 3DS – October 13th
    • Fire Emblem Warriors – Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch – October 20th
    • AMIIBO Chrom – October 20th
    • Amiibo Tiki – October 20
    • Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo Switch – October 27th
    • AMIIBO Mario bridegroom – 27 October
    • AMIIBO Peach brides – October 27th
    • AMIIBO Bowser bridegroom – October 27th
    • Nintendo Switch (red) bundle with Super Mario Odyssey – October 27th

    November

    • Kirby Battle Royale – Nintendo 3DS – November 3rd
    • Sonic Forces – Nintendo Switch – November 7th
    • Snipperclips Plus: Let’s Cut It Out – Nintendo Switch – November 10th
    • LA Noire – Nintendo Switch – November 17th
    • Pokémon UltraSole and UltraLuna – Nintendo 3DS – November 17th
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL: Poké Ball Special Edition – November 17th
    • New Style Boutique 3 – Star Fashion – Nintendo 3DS – November 24th
    • Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 – Nintendo Switch – November 28th
    • Apollo Justice: Ace Attonery – Nintendo 3DS – November 2017
    • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – Nintendo 3DS – autumn 2017

    December

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Nintendo Switch – December 1st
    • Morphies Law – Nintendo Switch – winter 2017
    • Rocket League – winter 2017
    • Arena of Valor – Nintendo Switch – Winter 2017
    • Doom – Nintendo Switch – winter 2017

    2018

    • WWE 2K18 – Nintendo Switch – Coming soon
    • Lost Sphear – Nintendo Switch – January 23rd
    • Mario Party: The Top 100 – Nintendo 3DS – January 2018
    • The Alliance Alive – Nintendo 3DS – Early 2018
    • Kirby Star Allies – Nintendo Swithc – Spring 2018
    • Wolfensetin II: The new Colossus – Nintendo Switch – 2018
    • Project Octopath Traveler – Nintendo Switch – 2018

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