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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."
  • 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! No crying until the end, indeed.
  • 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.
  • 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! From Software’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.
  • In the Ubisoft press conference has showcased Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Later on, you see a pilot calling for distress and replied with a mysterious, yet familiar SNES sound effect. Then you get a close up look at the iconic jacket and visor, and then the iconic STAR FOX LOGO! That's right. The Star Fox team will be barrel-rolling in the Nintendo Switch version!
  • New Smash Bros finally announced at E3? Eh, that see-wait, it has... DID YOU JUST SAY EVERY PLAYABLE CHARACTER FROM EVERY GAME IS IN THIS?! SIGN. ME. UP.
    • Not just that! Clone characters have been rebranded as Echo Fighters, and there is a new one; in the form of Daisy! She is just using Peach's movesets but she looks and acts very different from Peach.
      • There is also one final character introduced at the end of the Direct...only four words can describe the sheer magnitude of this reveal, taking a cue from the infamous Metroid password. ENGAGE. RIDLEY. MOTHER. FUCKER. Yes, that is right; Ridley, the draconic commander of Space Pirates and The Dreaded Arch-Enemy of Samus, after 18+ years of being shafted to the side, has proven to be anything but too big for Smash, answering the pleas of his ever-loyal fanbase who demanded for his inclusion after so, so, so long.
  • Once again demonstrating why all three days of Nintendo's Treehouse Live coverage of E3 is worth it: Day 3 begins with the announcement that Arcade Archives is not only bringing out the original Donkey Kong, but they're also bringing out Sky Skipper, a Nintendo arcade game that was never released in America (with Hamster using the ROM from prototype Sky Skipper machine in the Nintendo archives to create this emulation).
  • The September Nintendo Direct has quite a few surprises. Particularly the new Luigi's Mansion and Animal Crossing games both coming to the Switch in the following year!
  • From the 3/26/20 Mini Direct:
  • Splatoon 2 is getting a bonus Splatfest - a rematch of the very first one, Mayo vs. Ketchup! In addition, the game received both a special demo and a discount on the eShop!
  • Super Mario Maker 2's final major update included new Power Ups like the Frog Suit, Super Acorn, and Boomerang Flower, the Koopalings appearing as bosses, and a World Maker mode that allows player to essentially create their own Mario game!
  • The Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition epilogue, Future Connected, will have an entirely new battle system, much like Torna - The Golden Country from a couple years prior. And fans were pleasantly surprised when it was revealed that Melia had not been darrin'd for Future Connected!
  • Out of nowhere on May 14th, Nintendo dropped a brand new trailer for a Paper Mario game on the Switch. And it isn't a port of Color Splash, it's a brand new game entirely called The Origami King! Nintendo Switch owners, even those who weren't interested in Paper Mario, finally breathed a sigh of relief at seeing Nintendo announce something new, especially since it leaked that there would be no Nintendo Direct in June due to complications stemming from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Most of all, it releases on July 17th, a little more than two months from then! Last but not least, the trailer shows Mario wearing Samus's helmet at the very end...a mere Shout-Out to a sibling franchise, or is it Nintendo possibly teasing Metroid news for later this year?
  • After decades of being rebranded, consigned to the Girl-Show Ghetto, and only having scattered references to it in exported Nintendo series, Panel de Pon has finally gotten a Westside release set for May 20, 2020 via the Nintendo Switch Online service.
  • Nintendo shows that COVID-19 lockdown won't bring them down with the release of Jump Rope Challenge, a free jump rope simulator developed during the quarantine.
  • August 4th seemed like nothing was coming only for Nintendo to out of nowhere reveal Pikmin 3 Deluxe, which will be coming out October 30th! After all the jokes, Pikmin fans finally have something to look forward to. Besides having all the DLC, there will even be exclusive content, like a playable prologue and epilogue featuring Captain Olimar and Louie.

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