Nintendo teased today's "Mini Direct" yesterday with a flaming Chibi Robo Tweet that took the gamersphere by storm, and this morning it appeared - a sweet little fifteen-minute video that gave us a release date for Celeste (January 25th) and footage of Kirby, along with five new ports-coming-to-Switch announcements.
The ports are...
- The World Ends With You: Final Remix
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Hyrule Warriors
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze with the addition of Funky Kong as a playable character
- Dark Souls Remastered, which includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
There's also like free DLC for Mario Odyssey or whatever but FUCKING DARK SOULS ON SWITCH WITH ALL THE DLC AND IT'S LIKE REMADE IN THE DARK SOULS 3 ENGINE AND IT'S OUT MAY 25th 2018 THAT'S LIKE FOUR MONTHS AWAY I HAVE SO MUCH MORE SWITCH HYPE IN ME THAN I EVER IMAGINED I COULD POSSESS IT IS SPILLING OUT OF ME INTO THE INTERWEBS FOR I CANNOT CONTAIN IT!
So let's take a step back. Did you know I used to play games that aren't Overwatch? It's true! I would play these games, and then write reviews of them! Let's see what I wrote about From Software's Dark Souls, wayyy back in 2011...
"There are far fewer answers than questions, and this lightest narrative touch sparks the imagination like no game I've played in recent memory. There is something deeply affecting and romantic about the wise, sharply-drawn and dimly-defined fantasy Dark Souls presents. It recalls not just the fantasy stories we wallowed in as children, but the intangible weight and substance they carried in our young minds. The huge, sprawling, intricate, gorgeous world of Lordran haunts me, still - and the true story that begins to form is not the game's, but the player's, and their triumph over this impossible place....and this thing - this gorgeous, beautiful, genre-defining soaring epic of action and dark fantasy - will be on a handheld I am flipping out.
This game is pure inspiring fantasy, adventure and thrills. More than that, its finely-tuned design, presentation and mechanics do a better job of absorbing the player in its reality than any title in recent memory, and practically defines what a "role-playing" game can truly be. It offers an exceptional experience, and infinitely crueler than its myriad murderers would be the disservice you do yourself, should you overlook it.
Dark Souls is nothing less than a modern masterpiece."
-a review I wrote like six years ago-
So hype. So hype.