Yesterday Nintendo decided to continue their trend of surprising us all with Direct events that they air with short-notice. If you’d sooner watch the event before reading you can do so at the bottom of this post, otherwise here were some of the highlights.
No doubt the biggest news for JRPG fans was the announcement that Bravely Default 2 now has an official release date of the 26th of February, 2021.
You don’t have to wait until next year for the only Nintendo franchise present of the Direct though. Age of Calamity, the latest Hyrule Warriors game has its own release date now of the 20th of November, 2020, and you can even try out the demo now, then carry over any save data from the demo to the full game when it releases.
Travis Touchdown made a No More Heroes 3 appearance, then he announced that the first two games in the series are coming to the Nintendo Switch. In fact, both No More Heroes 1 and 2 are available for the Nintendo Switch digitally now.
There were a few more games besides, so this was another Nintendo Direct that was worth a watch. It seemse that, by managing expectations with such short-notice on each Direct, Nintendo at least do a decent job to not disappoint most people. In a limited sense, the Nintendo Directs fulfill something like role offical games magazines used to (if you’re old enough to remember them), sometimes they’re full of great stories, other times you might just want to move on to the next edition, but perhaps Nintendo really were on to a winning idea when they thought oup this Direct format.