Nintendo Direct 13th September: Liveblog

Well, it’s that time again. Nintendo’s holding a major Direct, and we’ve decided to liveblog about it from the site. This time it’ll be focused on 2017’s Nintendo games, with Super Mario Odyssey being the centre of attention.

And well, with 45 minutes of content… it’s gonna be great. New title reveals, Mario Odyssey gameplay reveals, stuff from Zelda and Pokémon…

It’s shaping up to be a dream Nintendo Direct for fans.

But before we head to the livestream, we’re gonna point out a few things about the liveblog format for anyone confused about it.

First of all, this is our immediate thoughts on the games. Not detailed articles (those come later). Immediate thoughts formed exactly a second or two after the reveal.

So, don’t expect full article length essays about each announcement. Instead, expect basic sentences about the reveals as they happen. So, you might have stuff like:

‘Toy Kingdom revealed for Super Mario Odyssey’

As well as:

‘Vaati is the main villain for the Champion’s Ballad DLC’

Instead of more fleshed out announcements. But that’s just a time constraints thing. When the Direct is over and everything’s done, that’s when we’ll actually post the full announcements.

So, don’t expect any fully formed thoughts here.

Nor should you expect coverage of every little detail here. We do try and be thorough sure, but we can’t focus on every background and character animation in a matter of seconds. So again, that’ll come in the full articles posted after the liveblog.

Finally, note that any terrible announcements will be treated as you’d expect. We don’t sugar coat stuff here, we’re only positive about reveals that give us a reason to be.

Because of that, don’t feel surprised if we decide a new Sticker Star like Paper Mario game looks terrible from the reveal trailer. Or if we tear Nintendo to pieces for reviving Wii Music for a new generation.

And that should be everything important here. So, choose a Nintendo Direct livestream to watch from the list below:

Nintendo of America’s version

Nintendo UK’s version:

Nintendo Co Ltd.’s version:

And join us as we take a look at the biggest Nintendo Direct of the year. This is going to be great!

Liveblog

10:48pm 13th September 2017

But yeah, I'm done here for now. Go chat among yourselves if you want!

10:48pm 13th September 2017

Still, maybe they'll come in 2018-2019 instead.

10:48pm 13th September 2017

And so that ends another Nintendo Direct. No Smash is disappointing but expected. However, I expected a few more Nintendo franchise reveals here too. Wario Land anyone? Luigi's Mansion? Donkey Kong Country? Mother? F-Zero? Tons of possibilities.

10:46pm 13th September 2017

Mario series amiibo seem to give you special costumes and powers. Okay.

10:46pm 13th September 2017

Hmm, you can enter paintings too. Wonder what that reminds me of?

10:45pm 13th September 2017

A Donkey Kong style challenge? Huh

10:45pm 13th September 2017

Is that a giant scary eel? Oh god...

10:45pm 13th September 2017

Snapshot mode looks useful.

10:44pm 13th September 2017

Is that Dorrie? Huh.

10:44pm 13th September 2017

High scores for mini games is cool.

10:43pm 13th September 2017

So amiibo can be used to reveal moons on map. Okay.

10:42pm 13th September 2017

Tons more kingdoms appearently, including tropical islands. Hmm...

10:41pm 13th September 2017

Seaside Kingdom looks good too.

10:41pm 13th September 2017

Shiveria in the Snow Kingdom? How expected.

10:40pm 13th September 2017

Mario isn't too happy about Peach marrying Bowser? Yeah, I figured. And neat that Cappy is rescuing his sister too.

10:39pm 13th September 2017

Yeah

10:39pm 13th September 2017

Mario Odyssey, right?

10:38pm 13th September 2017

Super Meat Boy Forever eh? Wonder if original will come to Switch?

10:38pm 13th September 2017

SteamWorld Dig, Golf Story, Nine Parchments. Neat.

10:38pm 13th September 2017

Have to admit, the buff Kirby bosses look hilarious!

10:37pm 13th September 2017

Kirby Star Allies now. Neat I guess.

10:36pm 13th September 2017

Goes live after presentation though. That's nice.

10:36pm 13th September 2017

Lola Pop looks good, but we knew she was an addition ages ago. Same with stage and custom controls.

10:35pm 13th September 2017

ARMS update. Yeah, we know what is in this update.

10:35pm 13th September 2017

A demo will be available right after todays Direct. Game coming 2018.

10:33pm 13th September 2017

Do like how you can challenge anyone to a duel here. Useful.

10:31pm 13th September 2017

Project Octopath Traveller. Okay.

10:31pm 13th September 2017

Art style looks very unique, I will say that much.

10:31pm 13th September 2017

Square Enix Switch exclusive RPG. Okay...

10:30pm 13th September 2017

NBA and WWE 2K18 coming soon.

10:29pm 13th September 2017

Neat that the Divine Beasts are getting armour based on them.

10:29pm 13th September 2017

Zelda Champion amiibo coming November 10th.

10:29pm 13th September 2017

Arcade Archives stuff now? Is this like NES Classic series?

10:27pm 13th September 2017

Flip Wars update? Does anyone care about this game at all?

10:27pm 13th September 2017

Doom and Wolfenstein 2 the New Colossus are coming to Switch. That's pretty awesome.

10:26pm 13th September 2017

Looks fine, but everyone knows what is in this game. Zelda gear is neat though.

10:26pm 13th September 2017

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Cannot say much about this one.

10:25pm 13th September 2017

We aren't Americans Nintendo. Add the u in these names where it belongs.

10:25pm 13th September 2017

Arena of Valor? Okay then. Wait, is this another Color Splash?

10:24pm 13th September 2017

Onto Rocket League now. Good.

10:23pm 13th September 2017

Morphies Law? Funny name, though the trailer voice isn't making this sound exciting. Again, get a new narrator.

10:22pm 13th September 2017

But the original was okay, so this could be fun for some people.

10:22pm 13th September 2017

Snipperclips getting new content. Hmm, not sure how many will care for this.

10:21pm 13th September 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors next. yay?

10:20pm 13th September 2017

Good for Splatoon fans I guess.

10:20pm 13th September 2017

Splatoon 2 updates now.

10:20pm 13th September 2017

The game is coming December 1st.

10:18pm 13th September 2017

Please... just end this trailer. It is so dull to watch. Needs some lively music or something.

10:17pm 13th September 2017

Gonna tune out until a new game gets featured here.

10:16pm 13th September 2017

Everything looks good as a game, but it is presented in such a boring way in this Nintendo Direct...

10:15pm 13th September 2017

Sorry, I just am not feeling this narration or voice acting. Just seems very dull...

10:13pm 13th September 2017

Trailer narrator is really boring though. Could liven this up a lot...

10:12pm 13th September 2017

So people live on top of giant creatures called Titans in a world based around a giant World Tree? Unique setup...

10:12pm 13th September 2017

Starting with Xenoblade Chronicles 2...

10:11pm 13th September 2017

Onto Switch stuff now!

10:11pm 13th September 2017

Etrian Odyssey seems decent enough. As does the Ace Attorney game getting shown off afterwards.

10:10pm 13th September 2017

Super Famicom Edition New 3DS XL. Okay.

10:10pm 13th September 2017

Metroid Samus Returns release coming soon. Again, looks amazing.

10:09pm 13th September 2017

Coming January 2018

10:09pm 13th September 2017

Oh, so a game with the best mini games from all 10 console titles coming to 3DS. That sounds really cool!

10:09pm 13th September 2017

Mario Party: The Top 100?

10:08pm 13th September 2017

Though I think it should have been released on 3DS way before this...

10:08pm 13th September 2017

Minecraft coming to New Nintendo 3DS. Interesting.

10:07pm 13th September 2017

I mean, it is not a bad game. But it does not appeal to the people who watch these Directs...

10:07pm 13th September 2017

Style Boutique? Does anyone care about this in Nintendo fan world?

10:06pm 13th September 2017

Layons Mystery Journey now. Looks fine, though not interesting.

10:06pm 13th September 2017

That one is coming November 3rd.

10:06pm 13th September 2017

Well, bosses appear in that game too, along with a story mode and online battles. Neat.

10:05pm 13th September 2017

Kirby Battle Royale is pretty neat I guess.

10:05pm 13th September 2017

Though I really do not care about Bowsers Minions mode. More main mode footage please!

10:04pm 13th September 2017

Mario & Luigi remake now. Looks good.

10:04pm 13th September 2017

Interesting. New Pokemon in a third version? Very cool...

10:04pm 13th September 2017

New Ultra Beasts appearing in Sun and Moon! UB Burst and Assembly!

10:03pm 13th September 2017

Well, you do get Celebi in gen 7 for purchasing the Gen 2 remakes...

10:03pm 13th September 2017

Dusk Form Lycanroc. Yawn.

10:02pm 13th September 2017

New map areas get less focusing than clothing items, really?

10:01pm 13th September 2017

Necrozma merging with Solgaleo/Lunala I guess.

10:01pm 13th September 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon first!

10:00pm 13th September 2017

PEGI 18?

9:58pm 13th September 2017

But it's happening!

9:58pm 13th September 2017

Well that was embarassing. Forgot to activate the liveblog feature for the post...