Well this years Nintendo Direct was a major disappointment. I’m disappointed, not because of the games shown as such, but because of the way it was presented. I didn’t time it, but just how long was the Super Smash Bros coverage. It seemed to go on and on and on!
Prior to the Smash Bros coverage, we were shown footage from a few upcoming games such as Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Overcooked 2. But then the Smash fest began and that was that!
Now I’m not a Smash hater! I’m impressed that Super Smash Bros: Ultimate contains every single fighter from Smash History along with a new fighters such as Ridley and the Inklings, but does that mean that coverage for other games must suffer because of one major upcoming title? The fact is Smash isn’t for everyone, but it seems that Nintendo decided the Smash fanbase was big enough to justify what many are calling ‘The Smash Direct’.
Okay, rant over!
So what other news did Nintendo share via the direct?
* Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch on December 7th
* Fortnite will become available for free via the eShop tonight.
* Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna is a new story mode which expansion pass owners can download from September 14th.
* Super Mario Party is heading for Switch on October 5th
* Fire Emblem: Three Houses looks interesting but we’re going to have to wait until Spring 2019 for its release.
* Daemon X Machina is due for release in 2019.
* Overcooked 2 looks fun and it will be made available via the eShop on August 7th
* Killer Queen Black is coming later this year.
* Hollow Knight looks fantastic and that is available to purchase from the eShop right now.
* A new Octopath Traveller demo will be made available on eShop this Thursday, and the full game is due for release on July 13th.
Other games coming this year are:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate from Capcom,
EA Sports FIFA 19 from Electronic Arts
Starlink: Battle for Atlas from Ubisoft
So which of the above games interest you? And I’m I right or wrong about todays Direct? I look forward to your comments below.