(Photo courtesy of Game Rant) Nintendo has come out with its upcoming slate of offerings.
Nintendo Direct has once again graced the gaming landscape with announcements, news, and trailers for upcoming titles. A lot of things were revealed at September’s most recent Direct, and they all need to be looked at. So without further ado, let’s find out what was announced.
Farming Games: There were way too many farming games announced at direct. Seriously, there did not need to be that many. Sure, it’s nice to have one or two be announced. Five, however, may have been a bit much. The decision to announce so many releases from this genre, instead of a new Mario Kart or multiplayer Mario title is one of the more disappointing aspects of this Direct presentation. The highlights of the bunch are “Harvestella” and “Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life.” “Harvestella” may not seem like it necessarily needs to be a farming game, but regardless, the trailer was impressive, and the game has a lot of promise. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life also looks like it could be quite the interesting experience.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe: This popular Nintendo Wii title is now being remastered, and for good reason – it is one of the better “Kirby” games to have come out. For fans of the franchise, this is a major win and one that brings with it a chance to re-live the game with the possibility of brand-new features. A cool addition to the upcoming remastered version is a previously absent online mode, where gamers can play this epic journey together. This also adds in some cool mini-games that will be fun for everyone.
Pikmin 4: After years of rumblings and fan speculation, “Pikmin 4” is finally being released. It has been nearly 10 years since the release of the last “Pikmin” title, with the third installment being released back in 2013. For “Pikmin” lovers, this news is paradise. The only real downside to the announcement is the lack of substantive information. They did not give any details about the game, nor what it would feature. Nevertheless, this game will surely be a pandora’s box of surprises.
Bayonetta 3: Do you ever want to hop onto a game and complete various tasks to save the world? Well, “Bayonetta 3” is for you. Coming out in October, this game seems to be very much action-packed and filled to the brim with adventure and discovery. Can you defeat Singularity, or will you fail under pressure at the daunting task? Buy the game next month, and find out for yourself.
N64 Games: Nintendo is bringing a batch of classic Nintendo 64 games to Nintendo Switch Online. The titles include “Pokémon Stadium” and “Goldeneye 007,” which were widely loved by many back in the 90s and early 2000s. For the new generation of gamers, this is the chance to explore what these games were and how they earned their status. Yes, they even feature online play, which is a major bonus.
Final Fantasy VII Reunion: Revisiting the classic PSP game, Final Fantasy VII Reunion brings with it a renewed sense to play and enjoy the game’s features and epic quests it bares with it. Out in December, get your hands on a copy of this epic part of the saga.
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: The main event of Nintendo Direct, “Tears of the Kingdom” will certainly breathe new life into the “Zelda” franchise, with a whole new adventure and more tasks for Link to conquer. He certainly won’t be letting Ganon get in his way this time. The game will be released to the Switch in May of 2023.
No matter what kinds of games you’re into, this Nintendo Direct surely brought some good news, with plenty of titles to look forward to across the board.