Nintendo Direct 4/12/2017 Roundup

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    It's that time again, where Nintendo teases their upcoming projects and incites hype in the masses. Are you ready to see what Nintendo's got up their sleeves this time? Because at 5PM CST, the direct will begin. This direct will focus on Splatoon 2 and ARMS for the most part, but will also showcase upcoming Switch and 3DS games. Check back when the direct starts, as GBAtemp will be here with live coverage updates.

    Lets get to it:

    Hey Pikmin for 3DS is shown off. It's a platforming Pikmin game.
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    Pikmin amiibo coming
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    Ever Oasis launching June 23

    Monster Hunter Stories' gameplay showcased, will be coming to 3DS this Fall

    Yokai Watch 2 is getting a definitive edition called Psychic Spectres. It's getting a new online mutliplayer feature. This Fall.

    Culdecept Revolt is a card game coming for 3DS August 29.

    RPG Maker FES. It's getting DLC, including Disgaea DLC content. June 27

    Miitopia is getting a localization. It's a quirky mii game like Tomodachi Life, but with a turn based RPG twist. Coming 2017

    Fire Emblem Echoes is getting DLC. EXP and money maps are a thing. A season pass is coming as well.

    Kirby 25th anniversary.

    Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is a co-op game free to start, coming to 3DS eshop.

    Kirby Blowup Blast is a thing as well, this Summer, another eshop exclusive.

    New multiplayer Kirby game coming this Winter for 3DS

    ByeByeBoxBoy is getting amiibo features. Launches today.

    New Zelda amiibos, the last of the smash amiibos coming July 21

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    ARMS gameplay. Lots of different types of attacks and fighters. Each fighter has different abilities. You can mix and match arms. New fighter uses ramen based attacks and has kick attacks.

    Yellow joycons coming on June 16, as well as a charger pack

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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, going over things we've seen before.

    Ultra Street Fighter 2, evil Ryu, violent Ken as playable characters. First person mode, 2 player coop mode.

    Minecraft coming to Switch. Online. It's getting a Mario DLC pack with worlds from the Mario universe. Launches May 11, getting physical release later on.

    Neo Geo ports.

    Sonic Forces gameplay shown, new character, coming Holiday 2017.

    Sonic Mania coming this Summer.

    Project Mekuru is a coop puzzle game about flipping colored panels is coming to the Switch this summer.

    Fate Extella is getting a Switch port. July 25.

    Disgaea 5 Complete gameplay shown. Puyo Puyo Tetris.

    Monopoly for Switch with 6 player mutiplayer, and HD rumble for the rolling rice effect. Fall.

    Rayman Legends is being ported to Switch as a definitive edition, 2017.

    Sine Mora EX is a shmup, this summer. Battle Chasers Nightwar is a turn based RPG for Switch too, late summer.

    Payday 2 coming to Switch too. Later this year.

    Namco Museum has Galaga, Pacman, and more. Dig Dug and challenge modes. Summer.

    You can buy the Switch Dock by itself on May 17.

    Splatoon 2 has a retro trailer. Getting a new mode. Salmon Run. Looks to be a hoarde mode where you must attack mutant salmon to earn power eggs. Boss Salmon will have bounties to defeat. You can call in lifesavers to bring back defeated allies. Golden eggs are collected to bring back to your net to win.

    Splatoon 2 amiibo. Game launches July 21

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  2. Arubaro

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    Almost nothing about FE echoes...
     
  3. the_randomizer

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    ARMS, boooooooooring, get to something good.
     
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    ive been dying for more info on the pikmin game! thankfully they said something.
     
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    Somehow arms look worse than Toronto Demo.
     
  6. xile6

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    yellow joycons and extended battery pad.
    I dont understand the pad tho the battery last a long time already
     
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    Minecraft... are you serious?
     
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    Yo Kai!!! Not the 3rd version, but we're getting closer.
     
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    Ha ha ha, I knew it, 80% 3DS crap I don't give a damn about :lol:
     
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    Yay more ports of 4+ year old games. I'm starting to get pissed off.
     
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    Having watched the Direct, I'm only looking forward to Puyo Puyo Tetris, MK8, Minecraft(!!!) and Disgaea 5.
    ARMS lost my interest, just as street fighter.
     
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    The only thing I think was interesting were the new amiibos. I want those 2 Cloud Amiibos.
     
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    Wow, all the switch stuff is pretty mediocre. I didn't know they were this dense.
     
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    well... i just wasted 30 minutes for mostly nothing.
     
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    That Splatoon 2 new mode is the new "Zombies of COD Black Ops" mode of the game
     
  17. XrosBlader821

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    Yet another underwhelming Direct. If Nintendo's E3 is anything like this then I see dark for the switch.
     
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    Payday 2
    Yellow JoyCons
    And the Charger Pack were the only big surprises for me

    Splatoon 2
    Both Sonic games
    were good to see

    And MH stories looks intresting in my opinion

    hopefully its an actual rpg and not like the standard MH games
     
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    Such as...what? What an underwhelming direct. Bleh.
     
  20. pedro702

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    switch games are really barebones imo also why the hell was the direct pegi 18 in europe? i didnt see anything remotely 18+ content lol