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More Thoughts From Me Special Edition: Chrono Cross! Xenoblade 3! Mario Kart 8 DLC! Whoa.

Nintendo had a Direct today. And…my jaw is still on the floor. Wow. What an amazing Nintendo Direct. Here are my thoughts on Nintendo’s first 2022 Direct. Also check out the Direct below if you missed it.

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Okay, that’s it from me. I’m done. Bye.

No, no. Just kidding. Seriously though, that was an amazing Nintendo Direct!

First of all: wait a second. I have to go pre-order Chrono Cross.

I can’t believe Chrono Cross is coming to the Nintendo Switch!!! I love this game. Its one of my all-time favorite games. I have a hard time deciding if I like this or Chrono Trigger more. I know I’m in the minority on that but I love both games. So I am super excited for Chrono Cross to be on the Switch. I’m serious about that pre-order!

And then there are the other games I can’t believe are coming to the Switch. No Man’s Sky. Who would have ever thought No Man’s Sky would be on the Switch?! And it doesn’t appear to be a Cloud version. I hope its not for the Cloud!

Oh and remember: the cake is a lie. Yes, Portal is coming to the Switch. Not only the first one, but the second one too. Then there’s the Front Mission remakes, Live a Live, and other games I’m forgetting.

There were plenty of unexpected games from Nintendo too. The Wii sports franchise is coming back as Nintendo Switch Sports. It looks awesome. Mario Super Strikers is coming back and its looks fun too.

And Mario Kart 8 is getting DLC?! Everyone thought Mario Kart 9 was in the works. Instead, we are getting DLC and that’s pretty amazing. It makes sense since Mario Kart 8 is still selling very well. I’m sure the DLC will make it sell even better. If you have the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion, you’ll get the DLC as part of that. Whoa.


Speaking of the Nintendo Switch Online service, Earthbound Beginnings and Earthbound are coming to the service later tonight. I have never played Earthbound Beginnings before, so I’m super excited for it.

Other games that look cool:

Fire Emblem Warriors: Looks fun. Though I do wish we were getting a regular Fire Emblem game instead.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Wow! This game looks amazing.

Triangle Strategy: Demo today! You can play up to chapter 3 and your save will transfer to the game. I will write about the demo for sure.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: I’m surprised we didn’t get a demo for this. Maybe next month. It looks so good.


This was an amazing Nintendo Direct.

Though yes, Breath of the Wild 2 was not shown. I would say that they are leaving it for E3. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is coming in September, so its not the big holiday game. Hopefully Breath of the Wild 2 is the game. We’ll see.

My jaw was on the floor for most of this Direct. I can’t wait to play a lot of these games. Okay, seriously I have to go pre-order Chrono Cross, download the Triangle Strategy demo and wait impatiently for the Earthbounds to show up!

What did you think of the Nintendo Direct?

More Thoughts From Me is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed here are mine and mine alone. OMG. Chrono Cross on the Switch!!!


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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