Nintendo Direct: Everything we learned from today’s announcements


It feels like forever since we had a Nintendo Direct announcement. And while we could write fake poems and songs in praise, we are here for all the news and highlights, especially about Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nintendo is giving us all what we have been waiting for – Nintendo Direct. Leading up to Nintendo’s big announcements, the company took to their Twitter account to let followers know that new games had been added to Nintendo Switch, such as Kirby’s Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2. They also revealed that there were new weapons that had been added to Fire Emblem Heroes.

And while all of this is certainly exciting for us, we are definitely looking forward to finally learning what Nintendo has in store for us in 2019, as well as the release dates for anticipated games and content. At the same time we want to be surprised. We want Nintendo Direct to give us everything that has been rumored to be revealed, and more (and yes we know that sounds a bit greedy, but we are okay with that).

Gong into Nintendo Direct, we knew we were going to get information about Fire Emblem: Three Houses, as this was specifically named dropped in the announcement for the Direct. Which is why we expected it to be a highlight for the company.

However, while we may have expected the news about Fire Emblem: Three Houses to kick things off, Nintendo Direct chose to start off by letting us know that Super Mario Maker 2 would be arriving in June 2019. We got our first look at the game play, which was exciting and vibrant.

Next up is Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, which is returning for the first time in 10 years with four player co-op. And they confirmed that Captain Marvel is joining the team, which means Further, Farther, Faster is coming to the classic game. Basically, it’s time to assemble your ultimate super hero dream team. The game is set to launch this summer, which is just in time for Captain Marvel to join the MCU as well.

Box Boy is back with a new game heading to Switch, that also comes with new features. And for the first time ever two players can play together. There will be new adventures and 270 stages to beat, which is the more than ever before. Box Boy and Box Boy is coming to Nintendo Switch April 26.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update is coming this spring. And as part of the Nintendo Direct announcement, a new look at Joker was revealed. Of course, Joker was not the only look we got, as we also had our first look at Snake and Simon amiibo as well. And not only that but we also got our first look at the Pokemon Trainer, Squirtle, and Ivysaur amiibo, all also coming this year.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is here with new content. All courses will support two player game play as part of a free update. And paid downloadable content is on its way as well. The first course is available today, with more coming in March. And a special bundle is releasing today as well, giving access to the free update, as well as the downloadable content and full game.

Disney’s Tsum Tsum Festival is heading to Nintendo Switch this year.

Later in 2019, Rune Factory 4 Special is coming, which is a remastering of the classic role-playing game for the Switch. But perhaps the biggest news is that Rune Factory 5 is confirmed to be in development. And while we don’t know anything more about Rune Factory 5, we were told to be on the lookout for more information coming later this year.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses finally revealed game play and beautiful imagery, including details about what the storyline of the game entails. This includes learning about the three houses, which are Black Eagles, Blue Lions, and Golden Deer. Players are put in the role of a teacher at an academy at the heart of the three kingdoms. It is up to you to pick which house you are going to teach for, representing the different communities surrounding the academy.

The game includes missions, specialized training, and relationship growth, much like previous Fire Emblem games, however this time, the story is set in a university, which means less war and more learning and training time. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is coming July 26, although it was originally scheduled for spring, but additional work was needed to get the game right.

After the excitement of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, we also learned that Tetris is heading to Switch with Tetris 99. This means we can expect massive online battles kicking off today.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch! And as far as final game announcements, Nintendo Direct left the best for last. The classic 1993 GameBoy game is getting new life and will be getting an update after 26 years. As a fan of the original GameBoy game, the refresh certainly had me sitting up and taking notice.

Watch the whole thing below:

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The Nintendo Direct announcements were packed full of exciting news, release dates, and games we were expecting to learn about. And we definitely got the surprises we wanted, thanks to news about Rune Factory 5 and Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.