Nintendo Direct (Sept. 13th/14th 2018) – Part 2: Final Fantasy / TOWN / Super Mario Party

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

On September 13th/14th 2018, the latest Nintendo Direct presentation shone light on many upcoming Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games, with quite a few brand new annoucements. In this series of posts, we will provide a handy recap of all the games showcased and/or announced.

In this post:

  • Final Fantasy extravaganza
  • TOWN announced for the Nintendo Switch
  • Super Mario Party: new game mode revealed, footage and pictures
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! : Let’s Go, Eevee!: footage and screenshots
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll announced for the Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy extravaganza

During the Nintendo Direct, quite a lot of Final Fantasy games were announced / showcased for the Nintendo Switch, including some that were never released on a Nintendo platform before:

  • Final Fantasy VII (HD version) [out in 2019]
  • Final Fantasy IX (HD version) [out in 2019]
  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster [out in 2019]
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [out in 2019]
  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD [already available]
  • World of Final Fantasy Maxima [out on November 6th]
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! [out this Winter]
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition [out in 2019]

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

TOWN

During the Nintendo Direct, a new game by Game Freak was announced, and no, it’s not Pokémon!

TOWN (working title): GAME FREAK, the developer of the Pokémon series, has created a new RPG for Nintendo Switch. In TOWN, players must take up arms against invading monsters, all within the walls of a single village. TOWN launches for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Super Mario Party

During the Nintendo Direct, a new game mode for Super Mario Party: Sound Stage mode!

Super Mario Party: In the newly revealed Sound Stage mode, up to four players can each shake a Joy-Con in rhythm-based gameplay, while the River Survival mode offers the series’ first four-player co-op. Plus, there’s 80 new mini-games, a single-player Challenge Road, the mini-game gauntlet Online Mariothon and much more. Super Mario Party launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 5 and is available for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop and the game’s website beginning today.

Super Mario Party (Switch) comes out on October 5th in Japan.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! : Let’s Go, Eevee!

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! : Let’s Go, Eevee! was showcased during the Nintendo Direct, but nothing really new was shown…

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!: During the adventure, players will be able to overcome obstacles with their partner Pokémon (either Pikachu or Eevee) using Secret Techniques. These are skills that only partner Pokémon can use, like chopping down trees, traveling across water or soaring in the sky. Both games launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16. A bundle that includes a Pikachu and Eevee themed Nintendo Switch system and Joy-Con, a Pokémon: Let’s Go! game and the Poké Ball Plus controller will also be available on the same day.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! : Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch) comes out on November 16th worldwide.

Katamari Damacy Reroll

Never played the original Katamari Damacy game? Well, isn’t that convenient: a HD remaster of that very game, called Katamari Damacy Reroll, was announced for the Nintendo Switch during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation!

Katamari Damacy REROLL: “Na naaaaah na na na naaah na na naaaaah na na na na na naaaaaaaaah.” Fans of the groundbreaking Katamari Damacy game can hum its theme song at a moment’s notice. But new fans will be joining the chorus when an HD remaster of the classic game comes to Nintendo Switch, complete with HD Rumble, gyro control and multiplayer support with the Joy-Con controllers. Katamari Damacy REROLL launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 30, with the physical packaged version coming winter 2018.

Katamari Damacy Reroll (Switch – eShop) comes out on November 30th worldwide, and this winter at retail. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

 


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