What We Learned from Nintendo Direct 9.1.2016

This Nintendo Direct starts of with the President & COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, getting ready for the direct looking for Bill and his 3DS that has the 2017 3DS games that they are to announce.

  • Pokemon Sun & MoonNov. 18, 2016 Showing off the starter pokemons Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, along with a brief explanation on the Alolan Rattata and the Z-moves.
  • Super Mario Maker for 3DSDec. 2, 2016 Sporting a collaboration feature in making maps, and maps are now shared through streetpass giving emphasis on smaller communities.
  • Mario Party Star RushNov. 4, 2016 new mode called “Toad Scramble” where players control a Toad, and every player does their turns simultaneously gathering items, and other characters to help out.
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf(Update)Dec. 2, 2016 Bringing amiibo functionality to the game, as well as new cards.

The Nintendo Direct is paused for a brief minute showing what happened to Bill and Reggie’s 3DS, apparently getting sent to the Easter Island.

  • Mii Plaza (Update) Shortly after Direct  New Quick plaza to streamline from greeting Miis to playing games with them. Also adding the feature to keep other Miis at the Gate after greeting them making it possible to encounter up to 100 Miis. New Mii Plaza games, Slot Car Rivals, Market Crashers, Feed Mii, Mii Trek, and Ninja Launcher. Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers are available for free download, while the other games will be included in a bundle.
  • Tank Troopers Winter Tank warfare utilizing the different tank operators or “Troopers” as they call it giving each tank a different ability from ice to paintballs.
  • Picross3d round 2 – Today The sequel to Picross3d, with amiibo functionality
  • #Nindies Summer Jam – a game will be on sale starting from today, and changed every thursday in support for the Independent developers.
  • New Legend of Zelda Amiibos – Dec. 2, 2016 Starting with the 8bit Link, Ocarina of Time Adult Link, and Windwaker’s Link and Zelda.
  • Legend of Zelda Arts and Artifacts Book – For Pre-Order on Amazon a book filled with over 2000+ illustrations and concept art for the Legend of Zelda series.
  • Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (WiiU) – Available on EShop
  • Legend of Zelda Hyrule Warriors Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks pack – Today this update feature 2 new playable characters, Sand wand Link, and Phantom Knight Zelda, giving us new ways to dish out the hurt on enemies. The update also gives a new Adventure mode to explore.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirits of JusticeSept. 8, 2016 Phoenix returns in a new adventure in the town of Khurain, where we finally get to see his sidekick Maya Fey again.
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – Available next year 2017.
  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past – Sept. 16, 2016
  • Yokai Watch 2: Bony Spirits, and Fleshy Souls – Sept. 30, 2016 Featuring new Yokais to befriend, and just as you would expect from 2 games, there are exclusive medals to each game.
  • Disney Magical World 2 – Oct. 14, 2016. Fulfill your Disney fantasies, dance with a princess, meet Stitch go on a ride with Mickey Mouse.
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – Sept. 27, 2016 Sonic games goes back to its roots with its side-scroller utilizing the titular  elements fire and ice
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse Sept. 20, 2016 

The Direct returns to the group getting an update on finding Bill and the 3DS with no luck, until a bearded Bill appears and enlightened at that in the few hours he’s been gone.

  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World – Feb. 3, 2017 This 3ds port has all the feature of the original with the added feature of playing as Poochy. It will also be released with a new wooly amiibo “Poochy”.
  • Ever Oasis – 2017  This game is a town building/rpg. you have an oasis which you build up or rather develop on, attracting tourists, and shop owners who will use the resources you generate to make items. You will also be able to go to dungeons where you bring allies from your oasis to help fight monsters to find treasures and secrets.
  • Mario Sports Superstars – Spring 2017 This game feature 5 sports to compete in, full on 11 versus 11 Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, and Horse racing. Like most Mario sports games it is multiplayer, from local to online you can compete against your friends or the best of the best in the world.
  • Pikmin for nintendo 3DS(not final name) 2017 Some of you are familiar with Pikmin and its topdown view gameplay, but on the 3ds it is simply a puzzle sidescroller still filled with the elements that make it great which is the puzzles.

That is all from this Nintendo Direct, personally I’m really excited about the Mii plaza update, along with the Ever Oasis and the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney game. Let me know in the comments below what news from this direct excited you most.

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