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    It's that time again; a new Nintendo Direct is almost here. We'll be getting 35 minutes of new information on Switch titles that are scheduled for release this year, with a focus on the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The Direct will start at 2pm PT, and will be broadcasted on Nintendo's official Twitch and YouTube channels. Will your favorite rumors come true? Stay tuned to this thread to find out, as GBAtemp will be covering the Direct live, and rounding up all the major announcements.

    :arrow: Watch it live, on Twitch
    :arrow: Alternate link for Nintendo UK

    Live Coverage

    It begins with a huge one--Mario Maker. There's a whole host of custom levels shown off in the style of SMW and NSMB. Launches June 2019 for the Switch.

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 gets an overview trailer. Local and online coop. Summer 2019 window.

    Boxboy returns and gets its first release for the Switch. Boxboy and Boxgirl launches April 26.

    Version 3.0 update comes to Smash this spring. Details to come later. Joker will launch before April.

    Captain Toad is getting a free update for 2 player coop. It'll be out later today. It's also getting 18 new challenges and 5 new levels in a paid DLC expansion. March 14 for the DLC.

    Bloodstained shows the most varied gameplay we've seen in a while. Launches Summer of this year.

    Dragon Quest Builders 2 trailer. July 12 release.

    Dragon Quest 11 for Switch is showcased. Features original and orchestrated OST. Dual audio. Dragon Quest 11 S launches this fall.

    Disney Tsum Tsum Festival launches later this year.

    Starlink gets more Starfox content this April.

    Rune Factory 4 gets a port to Switch. Special edition.

    Rune Factory 5 confirmed.

    Oninaki launches later this year.

    Yoshi Crafted World is getting a demo today. Launches March 29.

    We're getting some lore about the world featured in Fire Emblem Three Houses. You start as a mercenary. You get to lead a group of students from one of the factions. Friendships between units will lead to bonuses in battle. Delayed to July 26.

    Tetris battle royale in the free to play Tetris 99. Releases today.

    Dead By Daylight hits this fall.

    Delarune episode 1 launches Feb 28.

    Limited demo for DaemonXMachina today. There will be a survey for players to submit feedback.

    Grid Autosport shown. Motion controls. Online vs mode. Summer 2019.

    Hellblade comes to the Switch. Spring.

    Highlight reel. Mortal Kombat 11, Unravel 2. Assassin's Creed III. Liberation Remastered included too.

    FFVII March 26. Chocobo game March 29. FFIX launches today.

    Astral Chain launches this August. Made by Platinum Games. New action game.

    Bayonetta 3 gets a mention. No further details.

    Link's Awakening Remake caps off the Direct. Launches this year.

    Highlights

    • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gets a remake slated for this year.
    • Rune Factory 4 comes to Switch, with a confirmation of a Rune Factory 5.
    • Mario Maker 2 revealed.
    • Astral Chain announced, is a new action game made by Platinum Games.
    • Fire Emblem delayed, gets release date of July 26.
    • A Hat in Time launches this Spring
     
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  3. KingVamp

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    Inb4 salt?
     
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    if every other character of the smash season pass isn't from fire emblem i'm gonna riot.

    the series NEEDS more representation >:C
     
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    Go go go CHARYYYYYYY!
     
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  6. Chary

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    FINALLY! Mario Maker!
     
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  7. Memoir

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    Weird.. Inb4 "but muh touch screenz!!"

    Let's be honest, here.. If you didn't see Mario Maker coming, you're blind.

    Boxboy? K...
     
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    Mario Maker! YESSS!
     
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    MARIO MAKER!! COOL!
     
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    Disney Monkey Ball, lol.
     
  11. Memoir

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    I take my like away because of that...
     
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    With all those characters in it already?
     
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  13. Chary

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    RUNE FACTORY IS BACK, BABY
     
  14. Xzi

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    Not saying I like it, just thought it was funny they basically re-skinned Monkey Ball.
     
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    Wooooosh ..

    Waiting for some real news.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I personally don't care for the tsum tsum thing.. And Disney being attached to a game in such a direct way has me leery for its quality.
     
  16. MasterJ360

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    Damn! so Switch has the best version of Dragon Quest XI
     
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    Plz give us a paper mario game I beg you
    Edit: I fucking hate everything
     
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    Is the Captain Toad update for all the versions or just the Switch one?
     
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    HAHAHAAHA OMG, it's Tetris Battle Royale! I can safely say I didn't see that one coming.
     
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    We don't need more clone /s
     
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    Holy shit, Astral Chain. DO WANT.
     
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