TLDW: Nintendo Direct 3/8/2018

I’m trying a new format for TLDW by adding bullet points to keep it short and sweet. Let me know if you like this format.

Nintendo 3DS Games

WarioWare Gold: Releases August 3rd.

  • 300 mini-games for 3DS involving Wario-Ware games.
  • Some returning characters have been redesigned
  • Games involve motion controls, your voice, touch screen and button pressesImage result for warioware gold

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breaker: Demo available May 10th. Releases May 24

  • Partner with your Mii animal characters.
  • Your friends Miis can join
  • Tower defense+racing and some arena fighting

Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story 3DS+Bowser Junior’s Journey: Launches 2019

  • Fight as Mario and Luigi and Bowser.
  • Re-release from Nintendo DS
  • Comes with additional Bowser Junior story where you play from his point of view during the main storyImage result for mario and luigi inside story

Detective Pikachu: releases March 23rd

  • Play as Detective Pikachu and solve the mystery of attacking Pokemon
  • A different form of gameplay that focuses on solving mysteries and less on battling Pokemon
  • Amibo is 5.3 inches. 2x bigger than normal

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    This Aimpom is dead

Luigi Mansion Remake: Releases this year.

  • The map is on the bottom screen
  • Fans of the Luigi Mansion game returns!
  • You suck up the ghost with your trusty vacuum to save MarioImage result for luigi's mansion

Nintendo Switch

Kirby Star Allies: releases March 16th. Free update releases March 28th.

  • Demo currently out
  • Can have fan favorite allies such as King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee…
  • More dream friends will be added after launch such as Rick, Kine, and Coo from Kirby Dream Land 2, Markx from Super Star Ultra, Gooey from Kirby Dream Land 3
  • If you pre-order, you get a special bag DTnu5GKVQAAsuye

Okami: Available this summer

  • HD remake of the game that is currently out for other consoles
  • Touch screen or motion control to use paint brushes
  • Classic Capcom game with an amazing cast of characters as you play as Amatarsu.
  • Image result for okami hd

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido: Available June 8th for Switch and 3DS

  • Raised in a war where sushi is forbidden
  • Ear more sushi with matching and match them such as a puzzle game. You can activate sushi sprites abilities after combining enough sushi. Think of it like Tsum Tsums
  • You fight against the emperor and their sushi monopoly!
  • Multiplayer mode. 1v1 sushi fighting
  • New IP from NintendoImage result for sushi striker the way of sushido

Octopath Traveler: Releases July 13, 2018. Demo currently available

  • Two new characters. Tressa the Merchant. Can purchase special items from town folks.
  • Apothacery Alfyn: inquire and gain special features when talking to town folk.
  • Job system: everyone starts with one but gain an additional one for battle. Combining jobs give you unique abilities. Game launches July 13, 2018.
  • The special edition comes with pop-up book, a map, CD, and in-game currency coin. 

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes: Releases later this year

  • Multiple game modes as Travis enters game worlds. 7 different worlds with different
  • Exterminate all bugs in your way with the beam katana
  • Tons of new bosses that aren’t trying to be number one Assassin
  • Co-op multiplayer where your partner plays as Bad-man!
  • Beam katanas, toilet save points, and suplexes are all returning
  • The game is much more colorful with the different game themes

Dark Souls Remaster: Releases May 25th

  • Solaire of Astora amiibo releases the same time as the game
  • Network test to try out the game if you haven’t played Dark Souls before
  • Details on Network test coming soonImage result for solaire of astora amiibo

Mario Tennis Aces: Releases June 22nd

  • The biggest focus of the direct
  • More than 15 players including chomp chomp.
  • Tennis refined and more ways to play tennis.
  • Multiple shots. Zone shot lets you pinpoint moves with motion action.
  • Rackets take damage and break. If you lose all your tennis rockets you’re out.
  • You can block the Zone shot if you hit it just right. Otherwise, your racket takes damage
  • Zone speed, time moves slowly so you can hit back the Zone shots with better timing
  • Zone depends on energy gauge. Fills up as the rally continues.
  • Trick shots give you special movements. If you hit the ball back you gain more energy but its a specific movement for each character.
  • Max energy can give you a special shot.
  • Play with simple rules if you hate fun.
  • 4 player multiplayer online mode. Tournaments are based on ranking. If you win, you get in-game shirts and additional characters.
  • Swing mode is motion control if you prefer something like Wii Tennis
  • A pre-launch online tournament is a 1v1 online tournament. Details for a later date.Switch_MarioTennisAces_ND0111_scrn01_bmp_jpgcopy

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker: Releases July 13th

  • port from Nintendo Wii U.
  • Includes super Mario Odyssey game levels.
  • Can play multiplayer where your friend will shoot tomatoes to protect you
  • Nintendo 3DS port too!
  • Toad loves adventureImage result for captain toad treasure tracker switch

Undertale: Unknown release date

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Releases July 10th

  • Also out for Xbox One and Steam.
  • First time on a Nintendo consolelightbox_215375_1510151860

Little Nightmare: Complete Edition: Releases May 18th

  • A puzzle platformer with horror influence.
  • Comes with 2 DLC stories and all previous content.
  • In-game Pacu Mask if you use the Pac-Man amiibo. Image result for little nightmares nintendo switch

South Park: Fracture but Whole: Releases April 24th

  • South Park RPG with that classic South Park humor from the show
  • DLC isn’t included Image result for south park fractured but whole

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition: releases May 18th

Arms update:

  • Us and Canada open tournament: March 8 – 18th. Top 8 on March 31st.
  • Top winners get unique art piece. More updates in the future.
  • March 31st 3 -day event to play for free
  • March 21: GDC Developers will speak on Arms and Splatoonarms butt

Splatoon 3.0 update: Late April.

  • 100+ pieces of new gear. New stages.
  • Rank X is an extreme rank that will come soon. More conditions to meet where you meet Callie where you can climb to Rank X. Making the game more competitive.
  • New Singleplayer mode focusing on a new character called Agent 8. An Octoling w/o memory. Your adventure is through shady underground test facility. Its all one connected huge subway. Variety of mission that will expand on the characters and lore.
  • If you finish it, you can play multiplayer as an Octoling.
  • This is the first paid downloadable content.
  • 2018 is the year of the Octoling bc Octo means 8.
  • You can pre-order the DLC to unlock Octo gear
  • Image result for splatoon 2 octoling

Super Smash Bros for Switch for 2018

  • That’s it. You know you’re gonna buy it




Author: blitzen34

Hello, my name is Benjamin Le. I am an avid gamer whose passion resides in Marketing for the Video Game Industry. This site is for people to read about gaming news and how the industry works. Please feel free to reach out to me at for any questions.

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