And The Fandom Rejoiced / Nintendo

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  • 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."

  • If there was one thing that could have possibly solidified the public's support for Nintendo's next handheld system, the Nintendo 3DS, it was the surprise announcement of none other than Kid Icarus: Uprising as the system's premier launch title — the first Kid Icarus game in nineteen years. Pit himself lampshaded the wait by shouting "Sorry to keep you waiting!" upon his appearance in the trailer — which was received with an enormous storm of applause at Nintendo's E3 keynote. If you watch the broadcast, you can pinpoint the exact moment people realized it was Pit and Kid Icarus and had this trope hit them.
  • Hello, Luigi's Mansion 2, Wii U, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
    • Especially Smash Bros. for the 3DS. Let's just put it this way — SSB fans have been begging for a handheld version of any title in the series for years, and finally Nintendo got enough brains to bow down to said requests. Now, if Snake and Sonic join in again, awesomeness will ensue.
      • ... aaaaaaand now we have Sakurai's statement that Brawl won't be the only game in the series with third-party guest characters. Read that again - third party characters have been announced for the next title before its development even began. And to top that, the first ones Sakurai stated to be interested in? "Capcom characters". Hell. Yeah.
    • And then there was Pikmin 3, for Wii U.
    • And then the Wii U was announced to have no Friend Codes...
    • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon: E. Gadd and King Boo was confirmed to appear. We then got promotional art of King Boo... in his original look again! It's Short, So It Sucks may also be averted! Awesome!
    • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has co-op multiplayer? Now that is something new and interesting!


  • 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!


  • 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:

  • 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!
  • E3 2015
  • We're going to the get Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U!
  • 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.