I have to admit, I missed last night’s Nintendo Direct Conference. Maybe it is because I was up at around 6:30 in the morning, or that I had to get up at 6:30 again this morning, or it might have been the horrible headache that I had. Whatever the “excuse”, I don’t feel like I missed much.
I do like the announcement of the 3DS XL, but I doubt I will purchase one because my aqua blue 3DS suits me just fine. Not to mention that the device will not include a power cord! Maybe the exclusion helps to keep the price at the $200.00 mark, but for a first time 3DS buyer, I would be upset if I had to spend an extra $20-$30 (I am guessing) for a charger. Sure, you can use the charger from your 3DS…if you have a 3ds.
I am happy to see Kirby’s Dream Collection as well as games such as Zelda, Sonic, and Kid Icarus as part of the 8 bit Summer. But an announcement of classics seems so “blah”. I would much rather see a remake of the game with new graphics and possible side quests than a simple port of the exact same games.
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle trailer was a breath of fresh air, but a new Pokemon Black Version 2 trailer, as well as another look at New Super Mario Bros. 2 just seem like they were filling some time to extend the conference.
Overall, I feel as though i did not miss much while I was in dreamland. What are your reactions to the conference? Was it worth staying up for, at least for those of us on the East coast, or would a few extra ZZZZ’s have been a better use of your time?