Mar 27th, 2017 publishUpdated   Apr 19th, 2017, 11:56 am

So here’s the thing. I don’t like posting rumors like this because they’re often fake and turn out to have tons of false information. But here’s my dilemma. The entire Nintendo Switch presentation was leaked the night before on 4chan and they got nearly every single detail accurate and correct.

Now, that’s not to say that the following information is 100% verified and to be true, but it’s interesting either way. The post says a Nintendo Direct will be scheduled for April 1st, which is April Fool’s Day. That alone is suspect, but what’s even more suspect is April Fool’s Day happens to fall on a Saturday this year.

Now, it’s not impossible that Nintendo would host a Saturday Nintendo Direct because it’s been done before, but once again improbable. Either way, take everything you see here with a grain of salt because it’ll be gone soon and we won’t know if it’s true for five more days.

Nintendo Direct 4.1.2017

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door HD

A remaster of the GameCube classic for Nintendo Switch. In addition to bringing back the features fans loved about the original, some things are tweaked and balanced, like the back tracking in Twilight Town. The game is scheduled for release in October.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo Switch

A port of Mario Maker is coming to Switch with the Wii U features intact. This includes Amiibo support, Costume Mario, and uploading levels to Course World. A couple new course features are introduced as well, like slopes.

Breath of the Wild DLC

Gameplay is shown of the Cave of Trails, which was announced back in February. The new feature in the map shows players when enemy camps are nearby.

Splatoon 2

A new trailer is shown detailing the game’s story mode. Agent 3 must defend Inkopolis from the Octarians as they invade Inkopolis and try to steal back the Great Zapfish. Bill also talks about the game’s ranked modes, which include the returning Splat Zones and Tower Control, along with a new mode. In addition, all 3 modes can be selected separately at any time, and are not tied to a time rotation like the stages. The game will also be compatible with the Splatoon series of Amiibo, and the Amiibo challenges from the first game are returning.

Virtual Console

Virtual Console will be starting up soon. NES and SNES titles are planned to start being released in May. Gamecube Games are indeed coming to the Virtual Console. Certain games that required Analog Triggers will have the option to configure the shoulder buttons to indicate a light, or full press. For example, pressing R will indicate a light press, or ZR will indicate a full press. Super Smash Bros. Melee will be available in early June, with Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Kart Double Dash coming in late June.

Indie Games

Bill passes it over to Damon Baker, who announces release dates for some of the Indie Games described in the Indie Presentation back in February. Runner 3 will launch on October 12th, SteamWorld Dig 2 will launch on June 8th, Overcooked: Special Edition will launch on May 18th, Stardew Valley will release on July 13th, and Shakedown Hawaii will release on April 6th.

Ever Oasis

Damon them pases it back to Bill to talks about upcoming 3DS games. This section starts with talking about Ever Oasis, which releases on June 8th.

Lady Layton

Lady Layton is coming to the US, and is planned for a 2018 release date.

Fire Emblem Echoes

Details on the special edition of the game are given, as well as a deeper look into the game’s world, and what the Alm and Celica Amiibo do. The Amiibo can allow you to summon certain characters from past Fire Emblem titles to add to your party. You can also scan previously released Amiibo of FE characters and add them.


The direct ends with the new trailer for ARMS. It details the game’s story mode, and announces 4 new characters. The game releases on May 29th.

There is nothing Smash Bros. related in this direct. Not even the 3 remaining Amiibo. Don’t get your hopes up.

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