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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!

Nintendo 3DS

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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Small Gamers Make a Big Impression

Small Gamers Make a Big Impression

Video games have come a long way since pong took over the world. Gamers are evolving as well, continuing to push boundaries and exceed expectations. gaming, super smash brothers, tournament, small gamers, independent developer, independent gamers, youtube, streaming, media, news, local gaming, NJ Gaming, New Jersey video game, video game eventsFrom independent game developers taking it upon themselves to create their vision to the small media outlets like Gigamax Games offering unadulterated gaming news to the community, they all share one thing in common; they now have a voice in this gigantic industry. Let’s take a look at one of these small organizations having a huge impact on their local gaming community, Mid-Tier Summit Gaming (MT Summit Gaming) and see how their story parallels so many others.

Let’s take a look at one of these small organizations having a huge impact on their local gaming community, Mid-Tier Summit Gaming (MT Summit Gaming) and see how their story parallels so many others.

Simple Idea, Big Vision

MLG began with a simple idea, putting on video game tournaments for like-minded gamers. Now a multi-million dollar franchise, gamers see this as hope for the future. With the internet and all the capabilities people have at their fingertips, gamers can do incredible things. MT Summit Gaming is one of those organizations with big dreams and a practical mindset. They will be hosting one of their first events on August 20th, ‘SM4SH at the Cradle’, and those that live close to Long Island, New York have a chance to put their Super Smash Bros. skills to the test.

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MT Summit Gaming is a small, up and coming organization focused on putting together peaceful, enjoyable and of course competitive gaming events around the Tri-State metropolitan area. Starting small and building a solid foundation, MT Summit Gaming has high hopes for the future. With their first event a glowing success, this upcoming Super Smash Bros. tournament is taking it to an entirely different level.

What You Stand To Win

1st place prize is a brand new Nintendo Switch console & Switch Pro Controler

2nd place prize is a $50.00 GameStop gift card

3rd place prize is a $25.00 GameStop gift card

4th place prize is a custom GameCube controller

If you’re interested in testing your Super Smash Brothers skills on the Wii U, find out more about the event and how to sign up here!

The Gaming Community 

The transforming video game industry is not only bringing the community more micro-transactions than it can stand, but also offering new ways to get involved. From gaming YouTube stars to the hobbyist content creator or indie developer, the everyday gamer can make huge waves and reach thousands of people. Whether it’s putting on events such as the ones hosted by MT Summit Gaming or an unassuming blog post exploring an idea or subject, small gamers can now make a big difference. 

Special thanks to MT Summit Gaming for the invitation to the Super Smash Bros. tournament. We’re excited to stop by and see who takes the top prize! Everyone here at Gigamax Games is happy to be a part of this exciting day.

Door giveaways and Nintendo Switch Pro controller courtesy of Gigamax Games!

Find MT Summit Gaming on Facebook!

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