And The Fandom Rejoiced / Nintendo

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     2009 
  • Nintendo's E3 2009 conference, which made those raging so-called "hardcore gamers" claiming that Nintendo was killing their hobbies with casual tripe rip their vocal cords out of their bodies. This Penny Arcade strip pretty much sums it up.
  • Fans were already pretty excited for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, but the revelation of the original hero Isaac's new look practically sent everyone into Perverse Sexual Lust (sorry) territory. For reference, this teenager became this sexy beast of a man. In particular, there seems to be a lot of Memetic Mutation about his Badass Beard. (Note that Isaac had previously appeared in screenshots and trailers showcasing the game before, but he and his beard weren't officially revealed until only a few weeks before the game's release — until then, no one could have definitively said that that man with the blue Badass Longcoat was Isaac.)
    • Sveta alone got the fandom rejoicing. First nonhuman player character. Werewolf (sadly, not from Garoh as speculated). First female brawler. First Jupiter Adept brawler. And she's Badass Adorable. Even becoming the game's Spotlight-Stealing Squad did nothing to harsh the squee.
    • And then, there was the revelation that "Saturos Theme", one of the most popular themes in both games and perhaps the most popular battle theme, was part of the Dark Dawn soundtrack. The average fan reaction was pretty much "OH SO NOSTALGIC I JUST JIZZED MY PANTS WHEN I HEARD THIS."
     2010 
     2011 
     2012 
  • Hmm... Nintendo's E3 2012 presentation and the Wii U titles are sort of underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, that new Mario game looks decent-ish bu... OH MY GOD, PIKMIN 3 AND A NEW SCRIBBLENAUTS GAME!? SOLD!
  • The Wii U's latest conference is just going over old stuff... huh, Platinum Games is making another exclusive title for i- A BAYONETTA SEQUEL OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD TAKE MY RINGS/HALOS!!!!!
    • Heck, even the old stuff gave us new things to be excited over, like Project P-100 finally getting a name, or New Super Mario Bros. U putting a spin on the usual Save the Princess plot!
    • The E3 2014 trailer gave us two things: one Bayonetta gets costumes from Nintendo charactesr (Peach, Link and Samus confirmed) and second? The first game will be bundled with Bayoneta 2.
  • So now we get new info about the Wii U... what's this, we won't use Friend Codes anymore? We'll just add the other person's username instead! Yes! Finally we get a system like this!
     2013 
     2014 
  • On January 9, 2014, Next Level Games, the studio behind major Nintendo fan favorites like Mario Strikers, Punch-Out!! on the Wii, and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, announced they will be working exclusively on Nintendo projects from now on! Even better is that their reasoning for this is because their experience working with Nintendo has done great things to help Next Level grow into being the fan loved studio they are now, with games like Punch-Out!! and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon making them almost as loved as Retro Studios.note 
  • In the February 13, 2014 Nintendo Direct, not only was Little Mac revealed to be playable in the next Super Smash Bros. (see the respective page), but guess who is coming back in Mario Kart 8 for the first time? THE EFFING KOOPALINGS!!! All 7 of them playable!
    • This Nintendo Direct also brought us the announcement of... NES Remix 2? Eh, the first one was kinda fun, but doesn't really warrant a sequel- Wait a second, is that Kirby's Adventure?! Metroid?! Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 (to name a few)?! Looks like we're getting a much more robust collection of NES games, and they're the more notable ones released later in the console's lifespan, at that!
  • E3 2014:
     2015 
  • The January 2015 Nintendo Direct:
  • The closing Club Nintendo sale is massive, featuring a couple of full priced Wii U games and around five full priced 3DS games, among tons of other games. Even more surprising is the return of Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!, previously exclusive to 2009 Club Nintendo Platinum members, but now released to all Club Nintendo members with at least 250 coins.
  • The April 2015 Nintendo Direct:
  • Just in time for E3 2015, THEY'RE BRINGING BACK THE NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!note  That alone should be a cause for celebration.
  • The June 2015 Nintendo Direct Micro:
    • We finally have footage of Project Treasure.
    • Bravely Second has been confirmed for a western release.
  • Tired of the MOTHER localization issues? The first game is getting a release on the Wii U Virtual Console as EarthBound Beginnings! No crying until the end, indeed.
  • E3 2015
  • We're going to the get Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U!
  • PIKMIN 4 IS IN DEVELOPMENT!!
  • After a long hiatus following Iwata's passing, Nintendo Direct is finally coming back on November 12th 2015!
    • And what is announced: Twilight Princess HD, virtual console releases of Pokemon Generation 1 with wireless trading, and CLOUD STRIFE IN SMASH!
  • Cloud Strife is great, but now for the final Smash direct for Wii U/3DS. Now, who won, hope it isn't that Cor........Bayonetta!?!
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer includes the ability to customise your skin tone, something that has been requested for almost a decade. It gives fans hope the next main game will contain skin tone options.
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     2018 
  • Highlights from the January 2018 Direct Mini:
    • The World Ends with You is getting a "Final Remix" release on the Switch to coincide with the game's 10th anniversary.
    • Pokkén Tournament DX will have Aegislash and Blastoise as Paid-DLC fighters.
    • Kirby Star Allies is revealed to have the surprisingly close release date of March 16th!
    • Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are coming to the Switch, with Hyrule Warriors having all the content and modes from the Wii U and 3DS versions and costumes for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, while Tropical Freeze has Funky Kong joining the list of playable characters.
    • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be available on Switch.
    • DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle makes Donkey Kong a playable character!
    • And last but not least...the Switch is getting a remastered version of Dark Souls! FromSoftware’s New project won’t be revealed for quite some time, but least the reveal of the remastered edition have literally brought many Soulsborne fans intro pure madness.
      • Even better? This means that video game critics, fans of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, and even YouTube channels and gamers can prepare to die on all three consoles for the very first time!
  • The March 2018 Nintendo Direct. Mario Tennis Aces was a given per the annoucement, but there's more!
    • Dillon, Bowser's Inside Story remake (with a new mode focusing on Bowser Jr.) and a new WarioWare on the 3DS. Wario isn't dead!
    • Dark Souls amiibo, allowing for Praise the Sun Spamming at your pleasure.
    • The N. Sane Trilogy, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Undertale, and Ōkami are finally coming to the Nintendo Switch.
    • Splatoon 2 v3.0 launches not only with a ton of new clothing and stages, but the first paid DLC, Octo Expansion, where you get to play as an Octoling. Completing the DLC also lets you use them in battle mode!
    • To top that: Inklings in Smash?! Smash 2018. On the Switch. Our bodies were not ready.
      • Even better, the Link in that trailer appears to be Breath of the Wild Link.
  • The month of May is shaping up to be a wild one for the residents of Inkopolis, as Nintendo has announced not one, not two, but three Splatfests, back to back every Friday and Saturday, to determine the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle of them all.
  • Nintendo announced their Switch Online pricing, and while it was known that a yearly subscription costs $20 USD, what was not known before is that this price is only for one account; a family of up to eight can be supported for the low, low price of $35 a year! Cloud save support for your account(s) can only sweeten the deal.
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