Discussion: What Do We Expect to See During This Nintendo Direct?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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Another Nintendo Direct is among us. On September 1st at 7am PT, we will be given a bunch of news surrounding the Nintendo 3DS.  On the Software side, the Nintendo 3DS has lots of titles coming very soon that will likely get covered such as:

  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
  • Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
  • Dragon Quest VII
  • Yokai Watch 2
  • Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Mario Party Star Rush
  • Ever Oasis

However what is more interesting and more fun is to think about what will be getting announced? There usually is some sort of crazy surprise hidden in these directs. Recently they have announced the Galaxy Nintendo 3DS. It seems incredibly random to just announce a variant out of the blue. Could this be part of a bigger announcement to come?

Let us know what new titles you think will get announced? Mother 3? A new Mario or Mega Man? Monster Hunter Stories?

About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.




  • Kudan

    Obviously Mario Galay 3D right?

    • JGuill

      I would hope not. Galaxy is the kind of game I like to experience on a big screen!

    • Kudan

      Sure but it’s better than no more Galaxy at all i’d say.

  • Ragunaxl

    Shantae and the Pirates Curse, other than that your list is spot on

    • Panpopo

      That would be nice. The game has also been delayed for a few weeks, so maybe this get new eyes on this game for those unaware it exists and hopefully generate buzz.

    • JGuill

      That’s right I forgot about Shantae. That’s a series I’ve been meaning to get into. Definitely looks like something up my alley.

  • Panpopo

    Yeah your list is pretty on point – only so much they can cover in a direct. I think they will reveal the rest of the Smash amiibos because that is long overdue.

    I would love something unexpected – maybe an Advance Wars announcement?

    • JGuill

      Oh that’s right I would like to see how the Cloud and Bayonetta ones are doing. Before she was announced I almost considered getting my Wii Fit Trainer one painted like her.

  • braneman

    In this Nintendo Direct Nintendo becomes so out of touch with reality that they start suing anybody who says the word “Nintendo” in order to protect their copyright and get more money.

    • JGuill

      Hah I would owe them a lot of money…

  • Rafael Mario Sanchez

    I say at the end of the Direct, there has to be a reveal of the reveal date of the NX.
    Other than that, bring back the Reggie and Bill Yokai moments in time for Yokai Watch 2!

  • j0eeyy_p

    I want Etrian Odyssey V.

    • Miles

      Oh, good pick. That’s on my maybe list. lol damn you bills and adulthood xD