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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ludwig's Nintendo Direct November 12 2015 Live Reactions!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Just me here... but WHAAAT.

We haven't had a Reaction Log since E3 2015. Now, Nintendo is finally having a new Nintendo Direct! Join KoopaTV's staff in our live reactions to the Nintendo Direct today! ...Nevermind it's just Ludwig everyone else is an absentee. Maybe they didn't believe there really could be another one of these in a post-Iwata world. But I think they did fine without him. So here's the embedded video, and read my reactions after the page break!

Nintendork 13 13 4:57 pm
    I'm here, at least.
    "The connection was reset"
    The Direct isn't loaading
    ...hell neither is in general

 Nintendork 13 13 4:59 pm
    The connection was reset
    this works
    First Direct since Iwata died.
    (Reggie said that. Not the RIP part.)
    He has an 8-bit plumber pin.
    Sorta like how all the politicians have American flag pins.
    Key 2016 title.
    May look familiar.
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
    Making grand return on Wii U. ...HD.
    ...looks the same
    This is the footage they showed with the original version. <_<

 Nintendork 13 13 5:01 pm
    Or at least trailer-wise.
    oh not that
    That's a spoiler
    Princess Zelda herself appearing unhooded.
    That wasn't in the original either (people turning into spirits)
    "enhanced visuals"
    I dunno it sorta seems samey.
    The textures are still pixelated too!
    "A new amiibo figure"
    Wolf Link amiibo figure "will make the game more enjoyable"
    Also compatible with other Zelda amiibo from Smash series.
    Bundle of the game + figure available March 4 2016. Pre-orders up today. PLUS a pre-order bonus of the soundtrack!
    Talking about anniversaries or wotever.
    wtf Wii U Zelda brand new

Wolf Link Midna amiibo
Wolf Link amiibo. aka Midna amiibo.

Legend of Zelda Wii U 2016 Link Epona hood burqa
Link is taking lessons from the thug Miiverse costumes. Or he's wearing a burqa.

Nintendork 13 13 5:04 pm
    Bill Trinen is here.
    Playing Tri Force Heroes. Working on a free update. wotever
    Thirty+ stages free DLC.
    "Den of Trials"
    With checkpoints.
    ewwwwwww Linebeck's Uniform is an outfit Phantom Hourglass
    Now diving into a world of Pokémon.
    Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon! Releasing November 20.
    (...isn't that soon?)
    "Every Pokémon. All 720 of them."

 Nintendork 13 13 5:06 pm
    Pelipper Island returns. :-)
    "Connection Orb"?
    "Battle alongside legendary and mythical Pokémon."
    The game comes with a theme.
    ...why don't more games do that?
    (Splatoon music?!)
    A video to showcase. yay
    Artsy music
    bikini'd Inkling
    Bowser Jr. mask'd Inkling
    Guess it's a museum stage.
    Now some sort of other place and stuff

Splatoon update Mahi-Mahi Resort jellyfish chilling
Pretty much my YouTube avatar with a jellyfish.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:08 pm
    Looks like something out of Isle Delfino
    "Museum d'Alfonsino"
    With moving obstacles.
    "Mahi-Mahi Resort"
    Full of water.
    "The future is NOW."
    Splatoon 8 PM update Eastern
    40 new pieces of gear!
    Splatoon 9 PM tomorrow Eastern has the museum!
    Splatoon updates until "next January"

 Nintendork 13 13 5:10 pm
    Trinen reminding people how much free stuff Splatoon has got.
    "Nintendo Treehouse Splatournament"
    Being streamed this December.
    Entirely of Treehouse staff.
    With details on setting up your own tournaments locally and online!
    (Squidboards will like that.)
    Here's Super Plumber Maker.
    3.3 million courses available.
    Sooo many. Now there will be a "new portal site" with a "robust search function". More than the one in-game.
    Flag courses on your PC or Smartphone and play those flagged things when you get on your Wii U.
    Time for "new Wii U games" like
    "Animal Crossing amiibo Festival"

 Nintendork 13 13 5:12 pm
    (Oh. That crappy Party rip-off from E3.)
    Two amiibo are exclusive to a launch bundle
    And Digby is only as supplies last
    and will apparently never be reproduced again.
    So basically like Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, half or more of the buyers of the game will be amiibo collectors.
    "Release November 13"
    (...that's tomorrow.)
    "Next up" it's Ultra Smash.
    Oooh. This game's new feature is a "jump shot"

How is this game supposed to be better than Mario Power Tennis?

 Nintendork 13 13 5:15 pm
    You can use amiibo to fight CPUs 2 vs. 1
    You and your amiibo vs. 1
    And this is the red plumber himself they're showing cheating.
    Not even WAAAALUIGI
    Xenoblade Chronicles X. "RPG adventure as deep as you want it to be."
    "Open-world exploration of Western RPGs with the stylish combat of Eastern RPGs."
    Bill Trinen literally just said "Zelda fans, Metroid fans. I'm looking at you [to buy this game]."

 Nintendork 13 13 5:17 pm
    "Nintendo eShop exclusive offerings."
    Here's this Nintendo Badge Arcade crap I've heard a bit about.
    "The best part? It's free-to-start."
    It's a crane game to decorate your home menu.
    "Pokémon Picross"
    So this is free-to-play Pokémon crap.

Pokémon Pokemon Picross Pancham free-to-start free to play 3DS
One of the traitors to KoopaTV is a huge picross fan, so...

 Nintendork 13 13 5:19 pm
    "Plenty of reasons to take a break from your job"
    "FAST Racing Neo" from Shin'en.
    "May be the fastest racer you've ever experienced."
    Looks like an F-Zero expy since Miyamoto refuses for it.
    Trinen is in a "Very Important Meeting"

Bill Trinen donuts very important meeting Nintendo Direct
"Monitor your munchies". Cardinal gaming sin here. That looks like blood coming from his mouth, too.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:21 pm
    Disgustingly stuffing his mouth with donuts.
    He got possessed by a "Hungramps" Yo-kai.
    Reggie back after Trinen has to go to the bathroom for a while.
    "2015: We're not done with you yet."
    Reggie mentioned Woolly World.
    (...still haven't opened it.)
    "New Wii U bundle this holiday."
    Featuring Smash Wii U AND Splatoon.
    (That's damn worth your money.)
    "Be ready come Black Friday."

 Nintendork 13 13 5:23 pm
    Lucas amiibo and Animal Crossing stuff come January!
    Bill Trinen out of the bathroom to 2016.
    "Pokkén Tournament" (can't say I like how he's pronouncing that)
    ...the hell is this
    Some anime person's face and a weird-ass Mewtwo.
    And... something happened with a Lucario.
    "An amiibo card that will offer a Shadow Mewtwo"
    Shadow Mewtwo is supposed to be unlockable in the game.
    BUT if you buy the game in the first production run
    You can cheat and use him right away with the amiibo card!

Shadow Mewtwo Mega Lucario Pokkén Tournament Pokken
Glowing furries getting excited and going at it.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:26 pm
    Star Fox Zero now. I forgot it existed.
    For good reason.
    Some cutscenes I dunno.
    It's prettier than Star Fox 64 now.
    (Which it wasn't in E3.)
    "Vehicles are so critical to the game, you could call them members of the team."
    (So he's talking about the vehicles.)

Star Fox Zero DIRECT-i Wii U
Y'know, is the "DIRECT" thing here a coincidence?

 Nintendork 13 13 5:28 pm
    There's a cute little robotic shit the Gyrowing shits out
    To sabotage things I dunno.
    New launch date: April 22, 2016
    (One day after you lose your money from tax day.)
    It's Mari0 & Luig1: Paper Jam!
    Trinen isn't sure which game series this is part of.
    "Battle Cards"
    (inb4 amiibo card compatibility)
    oh hey
    Right after I said that
    amiibo compatibility

Compatible amiibo Mario & Luigi Paper Jam 3DS
You can use these amiibo to unlock exclusive in-game cards or something.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:30 pm
    Released January 26, 2016
    "Final Fantasy Explorers" from Square Enix.
    I thought Square Enix said they had things already on every viable console from E3!
    They didn't mention this.
    You can use the "trans" command to play as Lightning.
    (And other Final Fantasy heroes.)
    Oh this was released in Japan already.
    But the American version will include all the Japanese DLC for freeee.

Final Fantasy Explorers Collector's Edition Nintendo 3DS
Not the only collector's edition in this Direct.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:33 pm
    "An RPG is coming its way to the 3DS, and it isn't just another RPG."
    Fire Emblem Fates.
    You can start by purchasing Birthright or Conquest, each for $40.
    Or download on eShop.
    "Each a complete game."
    If you buy one game you can get the other as a download for $20
    There will also be a third game as an "in-game download" called "Fire Emblem Revelation"
    featuring a woman falling off a bridge.
    Introducing a special edition.
    Featuring everything for $80.
    He's "happy" to promise DLC.

Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Conquest Revelation bundle compilation collector's edition
It's ANOTHER collector's edition! They must've made a ton of these 3DS pouches.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:35 pm
    "Which path will YOU take? Conquest, Birthright, or all three?" wot
    Mega Man Legacy Collection.
    ...I forgot the compilation existed, and I forgot the 3DS version is being released way after the other consoles.
    The game has exclusive challenges with Meg-
    Another Pokémon game?
    Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow will be rereleased on 3DS.

Gold Golden Mega Man amiibo
As I was trying to say, Mega Man (or his golden self) will unlock 3DS-exclusive challenges!

 Nintendork 13 13 5:37 pm
    There will not be the Gam link Cable
    but you can use 3DS's wireless capabilities to trade.
    Available February 27 on eShop.
    ...So I dunno wot happened to the 3DS Virtual Console.
    But I guess now there's this.
    Hyrule Warriors 3DS
    Featuring an original character that looks like Zelda.
    This is like a Sonic OC

Hyrule Warriors 3DS Linkle original character female Link Zelda
"It's my Zelda OC please don't steal it."
Also, Ludwig is hard of hearing. Her name is "Linkle".

 Nintendork 13 13 5:39 pm
    Nintendo has been proud to support
    DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past?!
    Coming to 3DS in 2016?!
    Dragon Quest VIII also coming out.
    "Thank you for your patience."
    One more update.
    But first indie stuff.
    Mighty No. 9 is one of those indie stuff.
    I swear I just saw Roll.

Dragon Quest VII Fragments of the Forgotten Past North America release date 3DS
This'll make KoopaTV guest contributor Health quite happy. I think.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:41 pm
    Project X Zone 2
    featuring Ace Attorney characters
    and Waifu Emblem people (ew)
    Reggie back.
    "We'll leave you with one final update."

Cloud Strife is in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U DLC

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Cloud Limit Break Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Nintendo DLC
Screw your rate limits, AOL Instant Messenger! LIMITS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN!

 Nintendork 13 13 5:44 pm
    Sephiroth is there too
    I think as a costume
    Super Smash Bros. special broadcast coming December 2015
    (...did Cloud win the Smash Ballot?)
    That's all folks.
    THERE'S A POST SHOW with Nintendo Minute?!
    This wasn't on the schedule.

Cloud Omnislash Final Smash Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
"Omnislash" is literally Ike's "GREAT AETHER!"

 Nintendork 13 13 5:46 pm
    The Nintendo Minute saying "Cloud in Smash" is a "fan theory that's been there for years"
    Pretty much.
    Nintendo guy thinks "it's a joke" (IT IS)
    "This is a character that's never had a presence on a Nintendo console."
    (Well there's Kingdom Hearts)
    "Sooo much detail"

 Nintendork 13 13 5:50 pm
    "It's called the Wolf Link amiibo but I'll call it the Midna amiibo"
    "Linkle" though
    "Literally a brand new character"
    ("brand new" is... one way of putting it)

 Nintendork 13 13 5:55 pm
    yooo Final Fantasy VII is going to win the GameFAQs tournament now.
    ...I dunno.
    People aren't gonna anti-vote it now, riiight?
    This Treehouse guy is pretty much JonTron.

 Nintendork 13 13 5:59 pm
    I don't know when this ends they're playing Hyrule Warriors 3DS
    I'm the only staffer here so I can end this whenever the hell I damn want.
    This guy isn't a Treehouse guy
    This actually is a YouTuber.
    That's probably why he's pretty much JonTron.
    Yeah I don't want to watch these people.

 Nintendork 13 13 6:06 pm
    I can't end it
    what the hell
    This was posted before the announcement in the Direct
    "My uncle who works at Nintendo told me something crazy. [smash]"
    "But I think Cloud is gonna get a big boost in popularity around these parts."

That url at the end is the one time in the history of the Internet that a "My uncle works at Nintendo" happened. That's worth checking out. Anyway, if you think Ludwig talking to himself is sad, join KoopaTV's staff and help make it a more populated place. Also, Ludwig totally did not mean to get rate limited on AIM (too many messages at once), but it works out with the screenshot. Stay tuned to KoopaTV for more fallout from this Direct!

More fallout? Here's Ludwig objective analysis.


  1. So, the Cloud announcement blows everything else away and I'm still shocked. There was lots of other great stuff shown and announced too, and I really liked this Nintendo Direct.

    But... I gotta admit, that Paper Jam footage worries me. All I wanted to see was story elements. Even a hint of story elements. Did you see anything that reassures you it isn't repeating Sticker Star's mistakes? (Except for probably having better gameplay, at least.)

    1. Dialogue and stuff doesn't make for good footage for an action-oriented trailer.

    2. I'm not sure if I should consider you optimistic or in denial. :P There was no reason it had to be a purely action-oriented trailer. I'm not saying they had to go full story trailer, but at least a hint of the story other than Paper characters in Mario & Luigi's world, or showing an original character or two.

      The game is coming out NEXT MONTH in Japan and Europe. Not seeing anything story-related worries me.

    3. Well, no sense worrying until next month!

  2. Getting too dangerously close to possibly getting a certain other character also made by Square Enix that barely has anything to do with Disney that I really do not like. I would not mind Cloud as much has that certain game series never existed. Please do not have a palette swap for Cloud that references that series.

    After two Capcom reps anything is possible.

    1. ...

      I still maintain that the only Square Enix character that really should be in this series is Crono.

    2. It would make a lot more sense for that character than for Cloud, given their history with appearing on Nintendo consoles. Cloud's handful of cameos make him a very weird choice, especially since he's the main character of the game that took Final Fantasy off Nintendo consoles.

      (Lots of people are going crazy and swearing this means FF7 remake on NX, but I think that's jumping to conclusions. xD)

    3. Is there a cameo other than Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories?

      ...And now Final Fantasy Explorers?

    4. ...Nope! Not as far as I know.
      (Hence the rumors.)

    5. Well, Mega Man got in Smash and all we got was... the 3DS getting his collection.

      Ryu got in Smash and nuttin'.



      It'd say Capcom.

      but nooo

    6. Final Fantasy VII music was playing and you thought it would say Capcom? (Though maybe you didn't recognize that iconic theme immediately like I did. :P)

    7. I was choosing to ignore the audio. >_>


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