I just tuned in in time to see some Treehouse demo footage of Metroid and seriously thought it was another remake lmao. It sure does look… competent. And like another Metroid. And, like others have noted, very aesthetically bland. Considering what happened the last time Yoshio Sakamoto and MercurySteam respectively decided to “shake up” and “reinvent” long-running series, I guess we ought to count our blessings.
I feel like even Nintendo have totally forgotten about the WarioWare Gamecube port that had a bunch of wacky couch multiplayer modes, including - my favorite - one that envouraged you to physically distract your competitors to win. What’s keeping them from bringing that back?? The co-op gimmick could be fun but the brief trailer wasn’t all that inspiring.
Advance Wars remake’s 3D aesthetic looks kinda ugly, but I somehow missed out on that series the first time around so maybe I’ll give it a shot.
Really, really hope there’s more to SMTV’s story than just some isekai shit. Was a little annoyed that the trailer just explains the SMT 101 basic mechanics but I guess they know the Nintendo Direct audience lol.
I have Life is Strange for Xbox and for years it’s been one of those “Yeah I’ll probably get around to that… one of these days…” kinda games. imo Switch is the ideal platform for Telltale-style narrative-adventurey stuff so I might double dip someday when it’s on sale and actually play it. Maybe.
Am I missing something with BotW 2? I didn’t see much of anything that blew my mind in the 90-second trailer. Sky continents now, I guess? Some sort of water-related transformation/teleportation power. Moblin towers on top of those stone guy minibosses? Neat. I’m sure it’ll be more impressive to actually play hands-on than to see. Oh, and Link has longer hair now - I’m sure a lot of players complained that his BotW design was just too macho.
Strange days when Nintendo lets a character into Smash Bros. whose special move is that he gets possessed by the devil.
I guess it’s nice they’re porting that Wii U Fatal Frame game no one really cared about, but sucks that Americans still can’t play the Wii entries (the FF2 remake and the Suda 51 one) that I’ve heard are actually good.
So yeah, pretty conservative presentation from Nintendo this year but I guess that shouldn’t be so surprising. Next year we’ll hopefully get some more exciting stuff like a Switch upgrade/sequel, whatever Monolith Soft has been working on, and idk, anything genuinely surprising.