A Nintendo Direct, that is announced shortly before it’s aired, always leads to a feeling of excitement. And if the Nintendo Direct is about Pokémon, it sure interests me. I didn’t know what to expect though,
I thought maybe it had something to do with Pokémon Go. Something about trading and battling friends, for instance?
Nope, nothing about Pokémon Go, still, other good news for Pokémon fans.
What I particularly liked though is the way the Switch was promoted in this trailer. This is how Nintendo should have brought the Switch to the public to begin with.
Emphasising the handheld nature of the device, you can play it anywhere you want and with anyone you want! As I can testify to, as I took my device with me on the train today. No problem at all, nobody paid me any attention!
Pokkén Tournament DX for the Switch is announced, to be released on September 22nd. Honestly, I’m glad for the fans, though I wonder how glad they are with this game having premiered on the WiiU some time ago. It does look very good though, and being able to play it on the go will be a bonus. But did we need another fighting/action game on the Switch? With Arms and Splatoon 2 already close to release?
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: the definite versions of the 3DS games will see the light on November 17, a worldwide release. The broadcast tells us these will be the definite versions with an alternate storyline, new features and new Pokémon to catch.
Gameboy games Pokémon Silver and Gold will be released in the Virtual Console on the 3DS on September 22nd too. The fact that the games are compatible with the Pokébank is nice!
>But did we need another fighting/action game on the Switch? With Arms and Splatoon 2 already close to release?
Ya know, I didn’t even think of this but it’s a good point. Considering I don’t play multiplayer arena games like any of these, it bums me out that all I’ll have to play until October is Mario Kart! And Cave Story, but that’s already been on dozens of consoles.
I’m hoping against hope for a good simulation game to be announced. But it seems all they can think of releasing is the titles that ensure a hit. Imagine me, I don’t even like Mario games… maybe Lost Sphear is a good one.
I’m still longing for a Pokemon Snap sort of game. True about the fighting games. I think Street Fighter came out recently too.
Sometimes it’s as if no publisher can look beyond the obvious!