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Now onto the main event. The Direct itself.
The Direct opens with footage of Metroid Prime 4. It features motion controls and multiple planets to explore. However unlike Prime 3 you can explore each completely nonlinearly and explore the universe at your own pace. Launching Holiday 2018. More details will be this E3.
Fire Emblem Generations announced. Switch Fire Emblem about three generations of a royal family from a small kingdom fighting a Great Empire. The first generation secedes from the Empire, and the plot of the game involves the descendants fighting for more freedom and influence in the continent. The game introduces a ‘resource’ system in that you have to take care of your units physically. Making sure they get enough food and rest will be very important to their performance. The game features a farming feature where you grow your own crops and raise your own animals for resources. Throughout the game you can build and raise these farms to be more productive, but be warned! The empire can attack them at any time, which may force you to defend them.
The game also features a ‘real time’ map system in that you must send units out to specific parts of the map to conquer new land, collect resources, or fight opposing armies. The gameplay itself is still traditional Fire Emblem, it is only the world map system that has been reworked. This system allows the game to be very non linear. If you so choose, you can march onto the capital city of the Empire from the very beginning. Not that that’s a good idea!
Diddy Kong Racing 2 confirmed. Instead of choosing between your vehicle, you can switch between flying and land based vehicles at will. WizPig makes a return, but this time he’s smaller and playable. Other playable characters include Dillon from Dillon’s Rolling Western, Rusty Slugger, and other lesser known Nintendo character. The game will be launching this September.
F-Zero Custom. Design your own F-Zero tracks and race them online!
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Redemption announced. Retro’s project. An interesting first person horror game with a strong focus on historical weapons, combat, and exploration. Details are scarce. October 2018.
Alethea, Retro’s second project, finally sees a release the same day. Play as a young witch with the power to turn ordinary objects into horrifying monsters to exorcise a haunted castle. There are tons of unlockable costumes, including an Ashley (WarioWare) Samus, Bayonetta, Alexandra Roivas, and the girls from Fatal Frame V.
Third parties games showcased at this Direct include Monster Hunter World (Launching later this year) Yakuza (0, Kiwami 1 and 2) Persona 4 Golden Switch, a release date for The Eight Paths (Octopath Traveler) Dragon Quest XI’s release date, Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2’s release date in the west, and a new Bayonetta 3 trailer.
Mario Tennis Aces will be shown. It has single player this time. Kirby Star Allies will get a short trailer, and the Direct will end with a surprise trailer from PlatinumGames regarding their new project. Star Fox Zero 1 + 2. The original Zero has been reworked to have more replay value, including having an online leaderboard and in game achievements. Motion controls are optional, although turning them off is specifcally referred to as being for casual players. The second game has several new modes and features, including an in depth multiplayer mode with on foot combat and in depth dog fights. Online and local multiplayer supported. There are also other single player modes, including a mission mode where you complete a variety of objectives across an open map. There is also Arcade mode (Which is essentially 64 again) and a seperate story mode, which essentially incorporates all of the above features in one cohesive narrative.