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Event Recap: Nintendo World Championships 2017

Over this past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Nintendo World Championships in New York. Overall the tournament went extremely well and I had a great amount of fun. Nintendo has had a great reputation for holding premiere events and this tournament went very well, and I wanted to give my overall thoughts about this event.

 

Pre-event Expectations

Let's Break it Down: Nintendo Switch Launch and early releases

I want to share my initial impressions of the Nintendo Switch games that have been announced so far, as well as some of other accessories for the switch. These impressions are based on information that’s been released or leaked as of the 2nd week of January 2017.

Accessories

The JoyCons

Highlights from Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct

The first Nintendo Direct of 2015 was last Wednesday. Global President Saturo Iwata, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, and Bill Trinen showed us a ton of new things coming this year, including the New 3DS XL, a number of titles for the 3DS and Wii U, and new amiibos.

 

Updates to the Wii U

New 3DS XL Details from Nintendo Direct

Mario Party 10 Gets a Release Date at Nintendo Direct

Mario Party Bowser Party

 

After a year of revival for Nintendo, largely thanks to the success of major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, Nintendo is starting the year off with another fan favorite; Mario Party 10. The game will sport a number of new features, most notably including amiibo support and different party modes.