The Best Nintendo Direct Ever

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!
It’s weird to get back into the swing of things after a weekend away at EGLX. Something excited happened over the weekend though and that would be the latest Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo put on a Direct on Friday, March 8, 2018. I always get excited about the Directs and, like most people, I get my hopes up for certain games and features. Then the Direct happens and nothing I wanted was announced.
I have to say, however, this Direct was the best one so far.
I was hoping for my usual:

  • A brand new mainstream Animal Crossing game
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • A brand new mainstream Pokemon game
  • Super Smash Brothers
  • A new (good) Paper Mario
  • A new (good) Mario Party
  • Virtual Console features
  • YouTube, Twitch, and Netflix

Did we get all that? No, of course not. But I was still super excited for what they announced this Direct. It was filled with fist-pumping and excitement rather than disappointment.
My favorite highlights for the Nintendo 3DS:
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
I still haven’t played this game or any of the Mario & Luigi games. I still hope to though. It seems this game as the same as the last with some newly added features. I’ll be getting it at some point to finally play.
Detective Pikachu
We all knew about this one, but I can’t wait for it to come out. This isn’t a mainstream Pokemon game, but I’ll take any new Pokemon game at this time. Plus, we know they’re working on something else anyway.
Luigi’s Mansion remake
It’s not Luigi’s Mansion 3, but at least Nintendo hears us when we all say we love Luigi’s Mansion. While I love the Gamecube graphics (sue me) I look forward to playing this old classic on the 3DS. I’m still keeping my hopes up for a third game though… maybe they’re working on one for the Switch and this, in a way, is like a teaser.
My favorite highlights for the Nintendo Switch:
Octopath Traveler
We finally got a release date! I’ve played the demo and have been eagerly awaiting more information about this game. They added two new characters and it’ll be out July 2018.
Captain Toad
I loved this game for the Wii U. However, it was too short for me. I wanted more. This seems like a remake with a few extra levels built in. I’ll be getting it. I just hope there’s a good amount of new features added.
I’ve never played Undertale, though I’ve seen play-throughs and have heard great things. Kris just downloaded it from Steam and have started playing through it herself. I’ll be getting a copy of this for the Switch though. I’d love to see it on the big screen.
Last, but not least:
Mario Tennis Aces
I was never much into the Mario sports games. I have a couple of them but never really played them that often. This game looks good though. I’m excited to give it a try.
Super Smash Brothers
I don’t think I need to explain this one. People are wondering if it’s a port, remake, or a brain new game. I believe it’s a brand new game with it’s “working title” and also new added characters (such as Splatoon) and Link’s silhouette looks like BOTW Link. It’s a new one, people. We’re excited.

Did you watch the Direct? Did you love it as much as I did? What are you looking forward to the most? Let me know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. Ok looks like the 3DS isn’t going away anytime soon. Here’s what I’m looking forward to on 3DS:
    WarioWare Gold
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
    Mario Is Missing Part 2…. I mean Luigi’s Mansion.
    I hope to see more GamCube games remade on the 3DS if they are going to be keeping it around a little bit longer.
    As for the Switch:
    Octopath Traveler
    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
    and of course…..
    Super Smash Bros.
    Games I’m on the bubble about:
    Mario Tennis Aces
    Splatoon 2 expansion
    Captain Toad
    It was a big Nintendo Direct. I think more will be announced around E3. But yeah where’s YouTube, Netflix, Twitch and Virtual Console?


  3. Before I forget how was EGLX?

  4. I did not watch the Direct but it was impossible to escape the news of it. I’m probably most excited for Captain Toad, which I loved on the WiiU, Octopath Traveler, and Mario Tennis, which has a story mode which I’ve been dying for since playing the GBA game.

    • It really was impossible to escape, lol. I’m looking forward to playing Captain Toad again. I’ve been wanting more for a while. The demo for Octopath Traveler was great. I’m looking forward to that.

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