Enrique Reacts to Rob Reacts to Cody Reacting to the 9.13.17 Nintendo Direct

Short and sweet blog, I'll be gushing about the Nintendo Direct that took place 9/13/17 and the games that caught my eye. The Direct had a mix of Nintendo Switch and 3DS games that I'm looking forward to.  The only game I couldn't find more info for was a MOBA called Arena of Valor heading to the Switch this winter. I hate MOBAs but I'm curious how they'll pull it off on the Switch. I might be saying this just because Splatoon has been the only game I've been excited to play on my Switch but I'm looking forward to each of these titles.

Kirby Battle Royale

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

I'm a sucker for Kirby games! The trailer makes it look like one of Kirby's minigames turned into a full game of its own like Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. I'm also getting a Mario Party vibe but with Kirby. There's not much to take away from a video that's 45 seconds long. Kirby Battle Royale is looking at a January 19, 2018 release. I hope there will be more info on this game in the months to come!

Mario Party:The Top 100

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Speaking of Mario Party, a collection of 100 minigames from Marty Party 1-10 is headed to the 3DS. I fondly remember playing Mario Party 1&3 (couldn't find Mario Party 2 as a youngin!) and I look forward to seeing how many minigames came from that era. On the other hand, I remember wearing out my N64 controllers from all the button mashing and stick rotating I had to do. This comes out November 10th, 2017 and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't gonna get this. But not having a broken 3DS seems really awesome.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Platform: Nintendo Switch

BACKSLASH! I don't have much to say about Xenoblade Chronicles 2. My first Wii died before Xenoblade Chronicles 1 made it stateside, I never bothered to pick it up on the Wii-U eShop and I didn't have a New 3DS when it was re-released. Tough luck. Everyone I know whose played the first game of Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii-U LOVED IT. Talk's cheap the but the trailer sold me. The world looks gorgeous and the combat interests me. I'll have to wait until December 1st,2017 before I can start yelling BACKSLASH around the shop.

Fire Emblem Warriors

Platform: Nintendo Switch & 3DS

Sequel to ARMS, L E G S! I've been wavering on Fire Emblem Warriors after reading bits and pieces on the game but I'll buy it anyway. I wasn't a fan of the Legend of Zelda series but after playing Hyrule Warriors, I began to appreciate the series. I'm looking forward to what that same team can do with a series I actually like!! The Nintendo Direct revealed Lyn, from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade as the latest addition to the cast! Nothing much for me to do but wait until October 20th for the game's release. It's nice that it's coming out for both 3DS and Switch but I'm opting to get it on Switch to fill out my library.

Project Octopath Traveler

Platform: Nintendo Switch

I can't get over how pretty this game looks. I'm a sucker for good sprite work and this "HD-2D" style of combining pixel art & CG has me falling head over heels for it. This game is being worked on by the same team as the Bravely Default series. While I haven't played the series personally, I've heard nothing but good things from people who have played Bravely Default. Too bad Project Octopath Traveler won't come out until 2018, I've been in the mood for an RPG...

 Kirby Star Allies

Platform: Nintendo Switch

BUFF DEDEDE! ANOTHER KIRBY GAME! From the footage shown, the game reminds me of Return to Dreamland on Wii U & Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards on N64. I have fond memories playing through Return to Dreamland cooperatively with a friend which makes me excited for this game. I'm intrigued how you can charm up to 3 enemies and combine powers with them! The video showed some examples like Ice+Sword and the Wind+Bomb combo to use as a parachute. I'm excited for all the puzzles you'll have to solve by combining various powers together. Kirby Star Allies is looking at a Spring 2018 release and I can't wait!

Super Mario Odyssey

Platform: Nintendo Switch

 My peers were really excited for Super Mario Odyssey while I somehow ended up ignoring it. I love both 2D and 3D Mario and the whole possessing people with your hat thing looks really neat. The worlds they've shown looked gorgeous and I heavily appreciate how they outline what each amiibo does up front instead of finding out on game day. If this game didn't come out a week after Fire Emblem Warriors (October 27, 2017) I'd totally buy it.
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