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Oh God, Hyrule Warriors again... do I triple dip?


Man, if it has ALL the content from both versions, that's like 1000 hours of gameplay...

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So we got MK8 Deluxe with all the DLC

Splatoon 2 which has most of Splatoon 1's content

A remaster with extra mode of Tropical Freeze

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition with all DLC from previous versions


But.... no Smash?


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Lots of good stuff this direct for me, despite being very port heavy.

- I never played Hyrule Warriors, so getting the definitive edition will be awesome.

- Mario Tennis has a story mode and looks great.

- DKC:TF is the best game on WiiU and I will happily double dip.

- I don't own Dark Souls (I own 2 and 3) but I will probably get this on PC anyways.

- TWEWY is one of the best games on DS.

- The Mario Odyssey and Mario Rabbids DLC looks neat.

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Wait, so Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors get Switch ports....  yet we are still waiting on Smash?


DK stage and character for M&RKB is nice.


The Mario Tennis game seems kind of out of the blue.


NOT the DLC for Odyssey I was expecting for sure.


Nothing against an all-female cast for a fighting game but somehow that SNK Heroines seems kind of odd.  Has anyone done a game like that?  It looked pretty neat.


I've heard a lot about Dark Souls, whats its deal?

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-The new Pokken stuff looks nice - Ageislash and Blastoise look pretty cool

-Kirby in March - not too long off......

-Hyrule Warriors Deluxe in Spring....i was wondering when this would happen, actually - having it on Switch is nice, and i'll finally be able to play the DLC since i never got around to it on the Wii U version

Though if it's including all content, hopefully that includes the former Club Nintendo exclusive Ganondorf costume

-Another new Mario Tennis Game... hopefully it's not as bad as the Wii U Game (Looks like it's a lot better, but i suppose time will tell)

-New SMO Content is nice - not sure how much i'll touch upon it, though

Ohey, DKs getting some action in Mario+Rabbids - looks pretty cool

-Fes coming out in February? Been interested/curious on that one since it was announced

-Huh - Tropical Freeze is coming, wonder why the first one isn't being brought over too? Though having Funky Kong as a playable character is quite nice

No idea if i'll actually get it though

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16 minutes ago, purple_beard said:



Funky Kong's brother from another mother?

*T&C Surf Designs (NES) playable character who was a surfing ape/gorilla 

I loved that game

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I’m a little bit salty about Hyrule Warriors since I’m this close to completing the 3DS version.


Dong Freeze is nice, but Funky Kong looks a bit OP.


Don’t care much for Mario Sports, but any excuse for pixiv artists to draw Rosalina in a tennis uniform is more than welcome.


Dark Souls? That’s weird, I thought Sony owned the Soulsborne IP?

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Press release in case someone wants a summary of the Direct:


Nintendo Continues Momentum into 2018: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario Tennis Coming to Nintendo Switch

Updates Bring More Characters and Content to Hits Like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Pokkén Tournament DX


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo debuted a new Nintendo Direct Mini video presentation today spotlighting a selection of first- and third-party titles coming in early 2018. Following a strong holiday season, Nintendo Switch owners will see a variety of new games and content arriving in the next few months, including DARK SOULS: REMASTERED, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Tennis Aces and Kirby Star Allies games, and a certain green-clad brother bringing a new mode to the Super Mario Odyssey game.


The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DA ...

The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original DARK SOULS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling home console in history, and Nintendo is not taking our foot off the gas in 2018,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “For the millions of people who just received Nintendo systems as gifts, or consumers getting ready to join the growing community of Nintendo Switch owners, Nintendo and our third-party partners have fun new games and content in store at retail or for digital purchase.”


The full Nintendo Direct Mini presentation can be viewed at https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/01-11-2018/. A sampling of some of the announcements includes:


DARK SOULS: REMASTERED: The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original DARK SOULS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran. This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED launches on May 25.

Mario Tennis Aces: A new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent’s position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions and boss battles. The game launches for Nintendo Switch this spring.


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch. This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 4.


Kirby Star Allies: Kirby’s debut on Nintendo Switch is a grand new adventure packed with content. The new Artist ability lets Kirby unleash his creativity, while the new Spider ability lets him ensnare enemies in webs. Kirby also can hurl new friend hearts at enemies to win them over with love and add them to his party. Plus, up to four friends* can team up and combine Kirby’s unique abilities with ally abilities for powerful new Friend Abilities. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on March 16.


The World Ends with You: Final Remix: This 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game’s story. Players can join rhythmic battles using either Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch touch screen. The game is scheduled to launch this year.


Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. This new version launches for Nintendo Switch in spring.


SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~: Play as iconic heroines from SNK’s history in a new, two-on-two tag-team fighting game. Players can activate a variety of Special Moves with the press of a button, and make use of special items to turn the tide of battle. One of the competitors will be Yuri Sakazaki from ACA NEOGEO Art of Fighting 2, which launches today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ launches on Nintendo Switch this summer.


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana: When the passenger liner he was aboard sank, the adventurer Adol drifted to a deserted island inhabited by vicious creatures that have evolved in many different ways. To survive, Adol must gather fellow shipwreck survivors and build a base. High-speed battles require players to change between three types of characters at a moment’s notice. The epic RPG launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.


PAYDAY 2: As players join with friends* locally or online to execute elaborate heists, full touch-screen support makes menu navigation easier than ever, while the HD Rumble feature lets them feel everything from explosions to weapon recoil right in their hands. Debuting in the Nintendo Switch version of the game, a new playable character named Joy will be introduced. Joy is a Japanese computer whiz who wears a custom LED light mask that changes her appearance as she sees fit. PAYDAY 2 launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 27.


Fe: In this new type of platforming adventure, players run, climb and glide their way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing world. Use the motion controls of the Joy-Con controllers to sing in tune with creatures and plants to unlock new abilities. Each song has a distinct sound and feel thanks to HD Rumble. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16.


Celeste: This modern take on the pure action platformer lets Madeline climb any surface on Celeste Mountain if she has the stamina. Playing in Assist Mode lets players tweak the difficulty, from a slower pace to full-on invincibility. Unlockable B-side chapters offer even more challenging adventures. The game launches digitally for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 25.


Game Updates & DLC

Super Mario Odyssey: A new mini-game called Balloon World is coming to one of the highest-rated games of all time. Once players download the free update and complete the main story, Balloon World will become available. In “Hide It” mode, players have a certain amount of time to hide a balloon. In “Find It” mode, players have the same amount of time to locate balloons hidden by other players from around the world. Players can move up the rankings** by finding hidden balloons and becoming expert hiders. The free update will be released in February with new Snapshot Mode filters and new outfits.


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: A new hero swings into action! Donkey Kong is headed to the game as a playable character, complete with an exclusive new storyline and world to explore. The DLC pack will release in spring and will be available for purchase individually, or as part of the Season Pass or Gold Edition of the game.


Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack: The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Avatar items. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for Mar. 23.



Kirby: Battle Royale: The free demo is available in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Dragon Quest Builders: The free demo is available today in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.


Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.


*Additional accessories may be required and are sold separately.
**Internet access is required.


- Shame that it's not a sequel but still, I wasn't expecting to see TWEWY ever again, so that's a nice surprise. I wonder how well the battle system works without dual screens.

- I was joking about a Hyrule Warriors remaster back when we were talking about what other Wii U ports could be made, but it will be nice to have all of the content in one game. I never bought the Wii U or 3DS versions, so I might be tempted to get this one.

- Meh, another Mario Tennis game. But a proper story mode does sound nice.

- I didn't realize the Ys franchise was still going.

- The Odyssey update is neat but not that compelling. Seems like the kind of thing that's fun for a few days and then I'll forget about.

- As much as I liked Kingdom Battle I haven't been compelled to buy any of the DLC. Not sure that'll change with the addition of DK.

- I'm excited to see a release date for Fe, but I'd be even more excited for a release date for Flipping Death.

- I thought we might see a DKC game this year but I didn't really expect it to be a port.

- I guess I'll finally give Dark Souls a try, even though I wasn't a big fan of Demon's Souls.

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I guess the surprised Direct did indeed happen. Anyways I do have a couple of titles on my list to buy. The way it is going so far for me this year most games will be for Switch. 


Ys VIII is a title that I have seen a couple of times before and now that its coming to Switch I'm definitely getting it there. Hopefully they bring the older titles there to eShop at least. 


I have yet to get Pokken Tournament DX but now with Aegislash and Blastoise included via paid DLC I have added the game to my list to get.


Never played Hyrule Warriors either on Wii U or 3DS so now that it has a Definitive Edition coming to Switch with DLC from both releases now its the perfect time to get it. 


Dark Souls Remastered hmmm I have definitely tried the series before starting with Demon's Souls which was indeed tough and I do own Dark Souls 3 which I got from a Redbox machine for PS4 but have yet to try it. I'm going on a wait and see for this before adding it to the list.


Kirby Star Allies is definitely a must buy for me so that is definitely on the list.


Mario Tennis Aces definitely curious on this one and it has Story mode which I haven't seen since Mario Tennis Power Tour on GBA. That's a long while back. Will wait and see how this one pans out before buying it.


Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze coming to Switch is another definitive buy for me. Hopefully, they improve the loading times for it as everything else, as far as I know, was excellent. Funky being added I guess its to make it easier for the kiddos as the game can be brutal in some spots.


Mario + Rabbids DLC hmm I do have the game but have barely put too much time on it so I'll likely not get the DLC till much later.


Super Mario Odyssey update was a surprise and I was super hyped when I saw Luigi there. Pity his role here is just adding a bit more playtime to the game via hiding and seek balloons. 

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Wow, when was the last time there was an SNK Heroines title (back on the Neo Geo Pocket? though I think it was called "Gal Fighters".) or an original SNK fighter on Nintendo hardware? (I think it was King of Fighter EX 1&2 on GBA.)

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So Chrom the prophet was right again with the random drop of the direct. (watched on break)


I don't have the time write what I like right now but I thought it was a great surprise of a direct.

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I got the original Hyrule Warriors and its DLC pack.  I liked the game but hit a wall with the Death Mountain stage and never went back to it.  I seriously doubt I'd double dip.  I would have almost traded off the original I have but with money also tied up in DLC I don't think I will.

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