Nintendo went ahead and broke the internet with a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon, revealing a ton of new titles and incredible announcements on a random Thursday. Crash Bandicoot is no longer exclusive, with the release of the N-Sane Trilogy. Splatoon 2 is getting its first bit of paid DLC, and plenty more.
The biggest news comes with Nintendo’s “One More Thing” at the end of the video, with the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros. Check out the video above for the full Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo has released the endlessly-catchy theme song that present in the new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s something else. A big brass band plays, with some fantastic meta vocals by Pauline, the damsel-in-distress from the original Donkey Kong game, who just so happens to also be the mayor of New Donk City, the home of Odyssey.
Yesterday, Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan had their groundbreaking ceremony for the long-rumored Super Nintendo World feature in their theme park. Now, after years of waiting, we have a first official look at what the park could be. The two have released a hype-trailer detailing the possibilities with Mario running around a brightly colored Super Mario-inspired world.
Super Nintendo World is set to release in Japan in 2020.
Nintendo has finally unveiled the long-awaited Switch Online service that will compete with Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus. Online play will be free until 2018, when the service launches for $19.99 per year. Subscribers will have access to a library of on demand Classic Games, as well as online voice chat lobbies, and even Nintendo eShop deals.
Little else is known about the service as things stand now, but more details are available at the Service’s Official Website.
So, I haven’t covered much of ARMS. Mostly because I’m jealous that I don’t have a Switch, and while ARMS looked like a whatever game, at first, it has most certainly won me over with its charming and over the top characters. The most of which is most definitely Twintelle, which Nintendo has released a gameplay trailer (seen above) for.
ARMS will release for the Nintendo Switch on June 16, 2017.
Nintendo has posted their schedule for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, per their usual E3 Page on the Official site. As with the last several years, Nintendo has opted to skip hosting a keynote, in favor of a Nintendo Direct that will air at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET on June 13, 2017. Once that is finished, the Nintendo Treehouse will air each day of the show, spotlighting the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, the new Nintendo 2DS XL (most likely), and many of the new games and titles being shown.
Nintendo will also be hosting two tournaments. On June 13, the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational will begin, with squads of players from around the world competing. The next day, the first ARMS Open Invitational will be held. Both tournaments will be available for streaming online.