Game Giants Ep 36.5 – Nintendo September Direct Review

A new episode so quickly because Jairus and I were so hyped for the Nintendo Direct that we had to talk about it!

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Nintendo Direct 5.06.2019 TL;DR

New Pokemon

There are rumors that there will be over 100 new Pokemon. Sword and Shield will feature older Pokemon as well.

Wooloo Artwork

Gossifleur Artwork

Eldegoss Artwork

Drednaw Artwork

Corviknight Artwork

Zacian Artwork

Zamazenta Artwork


New Features!

  • You now have free control of your camera which will allow you to search for items, areas, or wild Pokemon around the area
  • Dynamax Pokemon – a new item that will allow your Pokemon to grow massively in size like a Godzilla monster
    • All your Pokemon moves will change to “Mega” moves which will provide different effects based on your attacks
    • It will last only 3 threes and can only be used once per battle (similar to Mega Pokemon)
  • Max Raid Battles – While exploring the area, you can go with 4 other trainers to challenge while Dynamax Pokemon
    • The raid Pokemon will always be Dynamax and be much stronger than normal
    • Only one trainer can Dynamax
    • In case you don’t have any friends, it will provide NPC players
    • Once you defeat it, you’ll have a chance to catch it with a massive Pokeball!
    • Only certain Pokemon will show at Max Raids
    • You can play online with people to catch Pokemon (It requires Nintendo Online Service)

New Characters

Leon – The Undefeated Champion of Galar

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Strong and Charismatic. He is loved by all trainers

Hop – Your Punching Bag Rival

Professor Magnolia – Professor who researches Dynamax Pokemon

Sonia – The assistant and granddaughter to Professor Magnolia (rule 34 bait)

Gym Battles Return

  • Gym battles and gym leaders are returning in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
  • You’ll face Gym Leaders in specific stadiums so that Pokemon can Dynamax!
  • When you battle, the crowd will cheer as it becomes more intense
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    Milo – Grass Gym Leader

    That’s it for the Direct! Are you excited for Pokemon Sword and Shield? The game will release November 15, 2019, worldwide!



TL;DW Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019

I will add pictures and trailers soon!

Mario Maker 2: July 2019

  • More customization, more enemies

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Summer 2019

  • 4 player co-op and can play with 4 Switchs together.
  • Online and local play

Box Boy x Box Girl!

  • A unique platformer where you utilize the box shape to solve puzzles
  • two player modes
  • beating the game unlocks cutie – a rectangle

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  • Joker will release at the end of April
  • Patch 3.0 will release soon but no updates have been announced

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker: Special Episode: Out NOW

  • Free DLC updates!
  • Two players modes
  • New DLC courses. 18 in total

Blood Stain – Ritual of the Night: Summer 2019

Dragon Quest Builder 2

  • you can dash, fly, play in first person, dive underwater and you can teleport
  • if you own the previous game you get a free character costume and the Dragon’s Throne

Dragon Quest XI: Definitive Edition: Fall 2019

  • more info will be released over time

Disney TsumTsum Festival: TBD 2019

  • Tsum Tsum party games
  • Two players classic mode

Starlink: Battle for Atlas: April 2019

  • New DLC includes Fox’s team: Falco, Slippy, and Peppy
  • Battle against Wolf’s team: Wolf, Leon, Pigmar, Andrew, and Panther

Rune Factory 4 Special: 2019

  • An updated version of Rune Factory 4
  • You can raise monsters
  • You can get married!

Rune Factory 5 is in development

Oninaki – Square Enix: Summer 2019

  • Made by the same team who did Lost Sphere and I am Setsuna
  • Save people’s soul from becoming monsters
  • saving their souls gives you different abilities and weapons

Yoshi’s Crafted World

  • Multiple perspectives
  • many new worlds and costumes. Some costumes can only be unlocked by owning certain amiibos or products
  • Demo is releasing today

Fire Emblem Three Houses: July 26th

  • three kingdoms live in harmony
  • You play as a mercenary. Your group is ran by your father
  • You choose your house and act as a professor
  • You train your students to beat bandits and quell revolts
  • By having your students interact, their partnerships built and can do special attacks

Tetris 99: Out now

  • Free game if you have Nintendo Switch online
  • Upcoming events

Dead by Daylight: Summer 2019

  • The game looks awful in comparison to the PC and other console versions based on the trailer

Deltarune Chapter 1: February 28th

  • For free!
  • future chapters will not be free


  • free demo Prototype mission for a limited time out now
  • Short online survey for certain players to help improve it

Grid Autosport: Summer 2019

  • All DLC will be included

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Mortal Kombal 11: April 23rd

Unravel 22: March 22nd

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered

  • updated control scheme
  • will include all dlc

Final Fantasy 7: March 26th

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybody: April

Final Fantasy 9 out today

Astral Chain: August 30th, 2019

  • New Platinum game
  • Made with developers from Nier: Automata
  • New IP by Nintendo where you fight monsters as cops who can transform

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: 2019

  • The classic and beloved remake of the Gameboy title
  • Similar look to Between Two Worlds


TL; DW Nintendo Direct 11/1/2018

The Game’s roster is complete! I can’t wait for December!

  • Ken is an Echo Fighter for Ryu. A speedier version with his signature Flaming Shoryuken and two different Final Smash! His moves are different and involve more kicks.

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    Heavy Shoryuken only
  • Incineroar, the final evolution of Litten, smashes into the ring. He is the best starter Pokemon introduced in a long time (Sorry Greninja..) He has a bunch of wrestling throw moves and looks to be slow like Ganon. Cool poses for every move that lands but they are cancelable.

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    A friend to all
  • Piranha Plant: This fighter will be available as an early-purchase bonus for players who purchase the game between 11/1 & 1/31. This fighter will arrive around February 2019. Digital pre-orders will receive a code for the character automatically when it’s released, while players with physical copies of the game will need to register their purchase with their My Nintendo account to receive the codeNo automatic alt text available.
  • Each new character will receive an amiibo
  • Trophies have been changed to spirits! You can collect spirits in the game similar to trophies. They can be used to power-up your character Spirit Battles. You can fight for specific spirits but the COM will be powered up.Image may contain: text
  • Spirits can be fed, trained, and travel to improve their stats. Is this Pokemon?!!!! Some of them evolve and have type advantages. You can “send spirits back to the real world” to get their cores to buff your characters. Spirits can be used to evolve your amiibo by sacrificing them. Image may contain: one or more people and text
  • New assist trophies on characters that deserve to be in the game. No automatic alt text available.

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    RIP the dream


  • The season pass will be Fighter Pass. It will include new stages, fighters, and music. Each will be released as a set for $5.99. Get all of them for $24.99.
  • New Adventure Mode! World of Light where every character has been turned into light except for Kirby. We have to solve the mystery.
  • Wireless connection to fight other players playing on handheld mode.
  • If you rage quit, then you’re booted. Don’t John and don’t be salty.
  • Elite Battles: For high ranked players, you’ll be allowed into a top tier player zone. Depending on player dominance, balance changes can occur in the future.
  • You can train while waiting for online matches!