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Nintendo’s January 2018 Mini Direct Wasn’t Half Bad!

The most anticipated Nintendo Direct 1.11.2018 that fans have been clamoring for has finally been released but in the form of a mini direct. There’s no doubt that some fans are probably mad as feck about the lack of announcements but if you’ve kept your expectation low, like me, you’d probably be happy with what was announced/revealed.

Honestly, I’m just going to discuss the games that piqued my interest from this reveal since some of it are things I just couldn’t care about. Lets get this one outta the way first since it’s an old game.

Dark Souls remastered has been announced for the Nintendo Switch. That’s pretty cool to be honest and it gives a whole group of people a great chance to suffer while on the go. The game will feature rebuilt lighting and special effects based on Dark Souls III, as well as upscaled textures. It is said that multiplayer will be expanded to support six concurrent players. So if you haven’t played the game or needed a reason to buy the Switch well now you have one.

Next up is a game called Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. According to the description:

Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Key Features

  • An Epic Tale: Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

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I won’t lie, it looks pretty cool, I like the graphics and the combat looked solid enough. I’ve never played a Falcom game before so I’m willing to give this one a shot. Who knows, maybe it’ll surprise me like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 did.

Another game, which is a remaster but nonetheless looked very intriguing is THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU. It’s 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game’s story. Square Enix is behind this title, but I’m pretty sure you already knew this based on the artstyle of the game. I’ll definitely be picking up this title as it does feature some unique gameplay mechanics that might be fun to play with.

Lastly, we got Fe. Fe is a new type of platform adventure where the story is up to you to discover, without handholding, told wordlessly through the discoveries you make during gameplay. I think I talked about this game a while back. I’m glad that we got a release date for the game. I really do like the art direction of this game and the world itself. Its coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on February 16.

You can watch the Nintendo Mini Direct here if you want to see the rest of the games that weren’t mentioned. Once you’ve watched it, let me know you’re thoughts on the Direct. For me, it wasn’t too bad. I would’ve liked to have seen more but I guess they’re saving somethings for E3.

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