Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

Today's Nintendo Direct was a doozy, with news ranging from new handheld hardware to several release dates, new Amiibo figurines, and plenty of downloadable content. Here's a wrap-up of all the high points.

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Today's Nintendo Direct was a doozy, with news ranging from new handheld hardware to several release dates, new Amiibo figurines, and plenty of downloadable content. Here's a wrap-up of all the high points.

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    January 14, 2015 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

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      January 14, 2015 8:17 AM

      Europe is getting Donkey Kong Country Returns instead of Punch Out. Kirby's Adventure Wii, Pandora's Tower, Punch-Out and Sin & Punishment are coming later.

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-14-mario-galaxy-2-metroid-prime-trilogy-headed-to-wii-u-eshop

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      January 14, 2015 9:17 AM

      And you are totally missing the Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS port, the Wii game that is one of the rarest and most expensive ones you can get together with Metroid Prime Trilogy.

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      January 14, 2015 9:45 AM

      Nintendo could HD remaster Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 on a single disc and it would be one of their top selling games on the Wii U.

      Why are they squandering that potential by releasing a standard definition version of one of the two games?

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        January 14, 2015 9:46 AM

        Probably because it's easier.

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          January 14, 2015 9:48 AM

          Also Nintendo has proven that they don't really understand how much money they could make doing certain things.

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            January 14, 2015 10:37 AM

            Yeah offering the new 3DS XL but not the normal one is proof of that. Tons of people want the normal one for portability AND only the normal one has faceplates you can switch out. Of course they're being cocks about not including an AC adapter with New 3DS too.

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              January 14, 2015 5:27 PM

              Wait.... they aren't bringing the normal sized out out here?!?! WTF? That's a weird choice!

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              January 14, 2015 5:36 PM

              So it gets power from the air?

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        January 14, 2015 10:07 AM

        I think people generally overestimate the market for HD remasters or remakes. Sure, I'd love a re-made FF7 but I wonder if it would even break even.

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          January 14, 2015 10:20 AM

          An HD remake of FF7 would be the cost of a new game. They can't really upscale the assets, so would need to recreate them all.

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            January 14, 2015 1:04 PM

            They would need to remake them again. They had new models and assets in the KH series, Crisis Core and that other prequel turd with Vincent.

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          January 14, 2015 10:23 AM

          O RLY?! That has basically been the entire this-gen console industry for the last 12 months.

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            January 14, 2015 1:27 PM

            Those are re-releases. To remake something from top to bottom, like the jump from Resident Evil on PlayStation to the fantastic remake on GameCube, would cost tens or hundreds of millions today.

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              January 14, 2015 1:44 PM

              I'm really glad Naughty Dog did it with TLoU, but they did say it was an expensive and challenging endeavor.

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      January 14, 2015 10:38 AM

      New Nintendo hardware being released on my birthday :)

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      January 14, 2015 1:01 PM

      Metroid Prime Trilogy as a digital download?! SIGN ME UP!

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        January 14, 2015 5:28 PM

        I know right! I only got to play the first one... I almost want a Wii U just to play those (well... and Bayonetta 2 etc).

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          January 14, 2015 5:30 PM

          I bought the disc version for $50 on eBay a year ago. Well worth the money!