I’m not going to use this space to talk about Smash. My illustrious colleagues can handle that. Instead, I’d like to talk about all those details that kinda got lost in the excitement. UNDERTALE! A Solaire amiibo! A far-too-long rerelease of Luigi’s Mansion, and a far-too-soon remake of another Mario & Luigi game! Playable Marx! Octolings! Yet more remasters, re-releases, and ports! That really cool-looking sushi game! To be honest, I was reasohappy with virtually all of it, other than the Tennis stuff and the Bowser’s Inside Story remake. Yes, it’d be nice to see more new games, and no, these aren’t as “BIG” as the Smash news, but there was a lot of stuff packed into this Direct. So I guess that’s where I’m at, championing the humble working non-Smash stuff.
So let’s ignore Smash for a second and look at the rest of the Direct. It was good. My main wish of N Sane Trilogy getting ported to the Switch was finally realized. The extra Splatoon 2 content is pretty neat for an expansion. I couldn’t care less for the 3DS stuff, but the fact that they’re still supporting it is nice for those who can’t jump on the Switch train yet. I don’t have any super long thoughts about this Direct when you omit Smash, honestly.
Though if Prime 4 had showed up here that’d be a different story.
I have to say, this Direct kept me fairly hyped as it went through. My favorite Mario & Luigi being remade next (albeit I’m confused why they went for the third game and not the second), and coming next year!? Luigi’s Mansion getting a remake!? Mario Tennis Aces having a lot of work and charm put into it!? Lots of love for Kirby in Kirby Star Allies! My boy Captain Toad getting to shine again on both 3DS and Switch! Obviously, the most hype went to Smash being revealed (If you saw me on Twitter, you probably know how I handled that). Besides the things that hyped me up the most and kept me excited…the new Splatoon updates and DLC looks cool! More indie and third party games on Switch, such as Undertale and Crash N. Sane Trilogy are also pretty cool, and maybe I’ll finally get to give those games a try.
I think this Direct was really nice, as even the games that didn’t hype me up kept me pleasantly excited or optimistic. I have to say, though, this makes me incredibly excited and optimistic for not only E3, but the rest of this year for Nintendo.
I have to say I was pretty hyped for this Direct, for the Direct mini I wasn’t completely hyped, maybe because I knew it wasn’t going to be a long one, and they weren’t going to have much time to show off everything. This Direct was surprise after surprise. Once again, the things most of us thought would get into this Direct like Fire Emblem or Yoshi didn’t show up here at all. If there was one thing I’m still a bit sad about is no Fire Emblem, I’m starting to think that’s going to be a title to show at E3. Other than that there were a lot of things I liked in here liked: Mario + Luigi: Boswer’s Inside Story, Okami in HD, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker coming to the Switch.
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)