New Luigi’s Mansion and Animal Crossing games are coming to Switch! #DailyHotTake

Nintendo Directs are always full of surprises. After being delayed a week, Nintendo fans were eager to see just what surprises were waiting inside the September Nintendo Direct. Here’s what the TSG staff had to say on Twitter about some of the announcements made during the Direct using the hashtag #DailyHotTake.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

A surprising start, but given the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion remake it all made sense.

Mario Tennis Aces

The staff wasn’t very hot on this game, but at least one good thing came from it.

Nintendo Switch Online

Considering that we’ve been able to enjoy online games for free on Switch for a year and a half now, Nintendo really needed to justify us buying their new service.

Detachable NES Controllers

Nintendo revealed the first detachable controllers for Switch that aren’t the traditional joy-con. This gives me hope that we could get GameCube version for the serious Smash players or even an actual virtual console.

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Diablo III

Popular tabletop games coming to Switch

Civilization VI develops its way to Switch

Final Fantasy, Kirby, and other ports/remakes

Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Bundle

Isabelle joins Smash Bros. roster

New Animal Crossing announced

This is the game many fans were waiting for. Nintendo faked us out by showing Isabelle, then introducing her as the next Smash character. We gave up hope that a new AC game would be announced after that, but Nintendo double-crossed fans in the best way possible.

Overall Nintendo Direct thoughts

Marcus was a little disappointed at first, noting the massive volume of ports and remakes and lack of new titles. The ports that were most interesting to him were stranded on the outdated 3DS while the ones coming to Switch he found to be less enticing. Evan had a more favorable outlook on this Nintendo Direct.

As always, follow along with our hot takes throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #DailyHotTake. Until next take, take it easy.

Written by Marcus Garrett

Marcus created Top Shelf Gaming to celebrate the awesome things about the video game industry while challenging the areas of the video game community that could be improved. He loves playing guitar and eating tacos, but never at the same time.

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