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Everything Announced on Thursday’s Nintendo Direct

Everything Announced on Thursday’s Nintendo Direct

Nintendo just dropped a huge Direct on both 3DS and Switch owners. Packed to the brim with content, it has Nintendo heads excited. Fans of almost every genre and series will be pleasantly surprised by all of Thursday’s (3/8/2018) announcements. If you don’t have time to watch the lengthy 34 minute video, here’s all the information Nintendo revealed!

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WarioWare Gold (August 3rd)

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The party game series is getting the same 3DS treatment that Mario Party received late last year! All of the most popular mini games from WarioWare are making their way to Nintendo’s 3DS family of systems.


Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers (May 24th)

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Dillon, Nintendo’s favorite armadillo, is racing to defend the frontier! Action meets tower defense is the theme of this upcoming title heading to the 3DS.


Mario+Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story+Bowser Jr’s Journey (2019)

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The classic Mario+Luigi title is getting a 3DS makeover! Join the brothers as they try to escape the inside of Bowser’s stomach by controlling not only the duo but the giant angry turtle antagonist as well.


Detective Pikachu (March 23rd)

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Pokemon fans won’t have to wait long to play the wacky Detective Pikachu adventure. Not only did Nintendo reveal a March release date, but they showed off an Amiibo of the hero, Detective Pikachu.


Luigi’s Mansion Remake (2018)

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If you’re over 20 years old and owned a GameCube, you were probably a big fan of Luigi’s Mansion. If you fall into that category, you’ll be excited to hear that a full remake of the game is heading to the 3DS! The game will even include a brand new Boss Rush mode, perfect for fans and newcomers alike.

Nintendo Switch

Kirby Star Allies: Dream Friends

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Nintendo revealed that the Kirby game releasing out next week will include a Dream Friends mode. The round pink protagonist will be able to take friends from across the series on his journey to save Dreamland!


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Also revealed was that free expansions are coming to Dream Friends. These will include characters that long time fans will remember like the animal buddies from Kirby’s Dream Land 2.


Okami HD (Summer 2018)

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Okami the Wolf has been awakened from her slumber and is headed to the Nintendo Switch! The recent remake of the cult classic is a perfect fit for the portable system and gamers everyone can’t wait to get their hands on it.


Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushito (June 8th)

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Conveyor belt sushi action is headed to the Nintendo Switch. The goal is to eat sushi and throw plates at your enemies to defeat them (there’s probably a better way to handle bad guys). This unique adventure is sure to drive up the sale of sushi around the world.


Octopath Traveler (July 18th)

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Not only were two new travelers revealed for the upcoming JRPG but a release date that’s only a couple months away was shown off as well. This classic take on adventuring is sure to be a time eating delight!


Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (2018)

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An arcade like version of No More Heroes is making its way to the Switch and it looks like a blast. Travis certainly has a lot of problems but being in good games is not one.


Dark Souls Remastered + Amiibo (May 25th)

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A portable version of Dark Souls?! We were already sold. Now Nintendo is making things even more exciting with the reveal of a brand new Praise the Sun Amiibo.


Mario Tennis Aces (June 22nd)

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Nintendo spent a good amount of time speaking about the ins and outs of the soon to be released Mario Tennis title, but the most important takeaway… CHAIN CHOMP IS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER! Cool courses, crazy characters, and fancy trick shots. This is exciting!


Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (July 13th)

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Everyone’s favorite Toad is exploring the Nintendo Switch! Captain Toad was a hit on the Wii U and he’s sure to make an impression on every owner of Nintendo’s latest console. There will even be a whole host of levels based on Super Mario Odyssey.


Undertale (Eventually)

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Undertale was probably one of the best emotional journeys of 2017 and now Switch owners will all get the chance to play this amazing adventure. Unfortunately, Sans said that the game is coming “eventually” so the world will have to wait a bit longer for an actual release date.


Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy (July 10th)

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This announcement was so wacky Nintendo had to keep assuring people it was real. Believe it or not, Crash Bandicoot is heading to the Switch with his N’ Sane Trilogy. Nintendo fans that haven’t gotten to play the until recently Playstation exclusive finally have their chance!


Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (May 18th)

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The recently released horror indie game finally gets a Switch release date. Fans will be able to play two different adventures in this complete edition of Little Nightmares.


South Park The Fractured But Whole (April 24th)

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Their raunchy, rude, and hysterical! The boys from South Park are going portable in the Switch version of the recently released Fractured But Whole. Fans of the game can also purchase the expansion pass and get all the DLC as well.


Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (May 18th)

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Hyrule Warriors finally has a hard release date and its only a couple of months away! If you love Zelda and enjoy Dynasty Warriors, definitely don’t miss this Switch exclusive.


Splatoon 2 Version 3.0 and Octo Expansion (Summer 2018)

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The director of Splatoon announced that version 3.0 of the game will be out soon. New maps, weapons, and outfits are all inbound, but the most exciting announcement was the upcoming Octo Expansion that will set fans back $19.99 USD. The expansion will include an entirely new campaign that revolves around an Octoling known as Agent 8. At the end of the adventure, players will be able to play as an Octoling in online battles (FINALLY!).


Super Smash Bros. Switch (2018)

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Last but certainly not least, Nintendo revealed a small teaser trailer for the next Super Smash game. Fighters confirmed so far included Squid Boy and Squid Girl as well as Mario and Link. If you’d like to take our challenge, zoom in on the above picture and let us know what other character silhouettes you can spot in the background. There might be an ARMS character in there! Do you see it?

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Splatoon 2 Gets Huge Winter Update

Splatoon 2 Gets Huge Winter Update

To celebrate the holidays and bring attention back to the game, Nintendo is launching a Splatoon 2 Winter Update that adds a ton of new content to the shooter. Specifically, the add-on will include four new battle stages, a new salmon run map, four hairstyles, an increased level cap, new music and even more extra goodies.

Let’s Take a Closer Look

The four new stages will begin rolling out today (11/24/17) starting with the map, MakoMart, a mall themed arena. The other three maps will be released at a later date and they include the brand new Shellendorf Institute, along with two returning maps from the first game Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall.

Those have hit the level cap of 50 will be pleased to hear that the new top tier is 99. Once that level is reached players have the option to prestige back down to level 1, a trend that has become very popular in multiplayer shooters. The devs also made achieving the goal a little faster by adding the ability to switch gear in-between matches so there is no need to break up matches to change weapons and armor.

Winter Update

Brand New Salmon Run!

A new Salmon Run stage is definitely a welcomed addition, but Nintendo has not addressed whether they plan on increasing the game mode’s availability. Players can also expect to hear music from two new bands while they are fighting, and now Amiibo lets you take pictures on all available battle stages as well as the main square. The four new hairstyles include two fancy new cuts for boys characters and two fabulous cuts for girl squids.

Nintendo detailed a new game mode that will be arriving with the Winter Update in December called “Clam Blitz” which is so wacky we’ll let them explain, “In Clam Blitz, competing Inklings are tasked with collecting clams scattered around the stage. After one is picked up, the clam follows the player. The objective is to throw the clam into the basket near the opponent’s base. The first team to score 100 points wins! But, of course, this being the fiercely competitive world of Splatoon 2, things are not as easy as they seem. The baskets are protected by a barrier, which must be destroyed first. After collecting 10 clams, the player will earn a Power Clam. These super-powered clams are the key to breaking the barrier, so strategy will definitely be involved in which clams are used to destroy the barrier and which are used to earn points. Not to mention the extra-satisfying opportunity to steal opponents’ clams by splatting them…”

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Splatoon 2 is the gift that keeps on giving, and the Winter Update is a big present! Nintendo knocked it out of the park with their take on the multiplayer shooter and with the consistent rate of huge updates we can’t see ourselves putting down this title anytime soon. We’re pumped to start playing the newest update and attempting to hit the new level cap (despite not being close to level 50). This is certainly not the last update Splatoon 2 will receive so be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com for more information on this awesome title!

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Splatoon 2 Gameplay and Playlist | Gigamax Games

Splatoon 2 Gameplay and Playlist | Gigamax Games

Nintendo has done it again, knocking it out of the park with Splatoon 2. Available now on the Switch, it added to the short list of titles available to the console and did so in a big way. Fast paced and heart racing action, Splatoon 2 is a colorful, charming experience all the way through. The single-player is enchanting and its replayability is high. Multiplayer modes, both ranked and unranked are exciting, thrilling and weight times are extremely short.

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Overall Splatoon 2 was a welcomed addition to the Nintendo Switch repertoire of games. Gigamax Games took a close look at this unique shooter by Nintendo. Gigs and Mack show off what really makes this game more than just another shooter, and offering pro-tips along with interesting insights about the story and lore behind Splatoon 2.

Recently, Nintendo released the new I.P. ‘Arms’. Both of these latest games from Nintendo made a big splash and showed just how great of a console the Nintendo Switch will continue to be. Come take a look at ‘Arms’ in action as Gigs and Mack go head to head! 

Splatoon 2 YouTube Playlist & Gameplay with Gigmax Games

Find the Splatooin 2 Playlist from Gigamax Games below! Come back here to find the latest Splatoon 2 episodes and any other updates surrounding this new release.

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Splatoon 2: What To Expect From The Sequel

Splatoon 2: Painting The Town Everything

It’s been 2 years since the launch of Nintendo’s popular new IP, Splatoon, and this series is ready to make a name for itself on the Switch. The game challenged the traditional multiplayer shooter by not focusing on kills, instead the winner was chosen by a whomever had the most paint splattered around the map. Nintendo took a risk by forgoing the mainstream style of combat and it paid off in a big way. Splatoon was one of the most successful games on the Wii U and the sequel will seemingly have the same effect.

Splatoon 2 is adopting the philosophy “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” and that certainly isn’t a bad thing. The new entry is adding a whole lot that first definitely should’ve had. New weapons, maps, customization options, local multiplayer and a better single player have this game looking jam packed with content right out of the gate. Nintendo will also be releasing a string of free content updates and patches as time goes on just like they did the first time around.

Global Test Fire

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While Nintendo hasn’t offered an official release date for the game but the developer is aiming for a “Summer 2017” release date. Also pointing toward a speedy release is the Global Test Fire multiplayer beta that is going on from March 24th to March 26th at specific times throughout the world. If players would like to try one of the new maps and some of the new guns, they will need to log into the demo during the designated periods of time. While this may seem like a weird system, it is still an opportune time to try the new dual wield paint pistols and new ultimate abilities that look very flashy. If you would like to participate the Test Fire times are below.

Friday, March 24
12-1 p.m. PT / 3-4 p.m. ET
8-9 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 25
4-5 a.m. PT / 7-8 a.m. ET
12-1 p.m. PT / 3-4 p.m. ET
8-9 p.m. PT / 11-11:59 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 26
4-5 a.m. PT / 7-8 a.m. ET

Splatoon 2 looks like an awesome new entry for the series and will pair well with the Switch’s portable nature. The first game was a blast and the Global Test Fire is certain to build plenty of hype for the upcoming release. Gigamax will have more details on this colorful shooter as they become available so make sure to keep checking back with this article for more info as the release date approaches.

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