mark cerqueira well-rounded nerd

Nintendo Direct - Yes, Yes, Yes!!!

Nintendo is on a roll and the latest Nintendo Direct doubles down on that. Among the slew of new things announced (Overwatch) and updates on already announced things (Animal Crossing, Pokémon Sword and Shield), three things in particular have me hyped:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition - Yes! I love, love, love the Xenoblade Chronicles series and am very excited to play through this masterpiece again in 2020. I’m still praying to the JRPG gods for a Xenoblade Chronicles X port to the Switch and doubling praying for a sequel to X. Given the Wii was a much popular console compared to the afflicted Wii U, I am confident X would sell incredibly well on the Switch. Come on, who doesn’t want JRPG Breath of the Wild? 🤞🤞

  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore - Yes! I never got around to playing this Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei mashup, but I’ll be able to kick off 2020 on a high note with this quirky game.

  • SNES - Nintendo Switch Online - Yes! The Nintendo Switch Online service just got a massive upgrade with a collection of great SNES games. This collection includes fantastic gems that were a pillar of my childhood like Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Star Fox, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. While it doesn’t have Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars it does include a JRPG I may dive into: Breath of Fire. Read more about all 20 games available on Ars Technica.

Yes, yes, yes! So much goodness… When is the next Nintendo Direct?