Remastering / Re-Releasing Games is a Big Business

If I haven’t spent more money rebuying games in the past year than I’ve spent on new games then it has to be really, really close.

There’s a really big trend in the past few years toward re-releasing or remastering past games. Even the most recent Nintendo Direct was all about re-releasing games like Dark Souls, and they also recently released Skyrim (which itself has had numerous releases). Nintendo is leading this phenom with their NES and SNES classic systems and console tempting lots of games to release again.

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My Favorites from the Latest Nintendo Direct

Waiting for Nintendo’s next Nintendo Direct was starting to become a meme, and at times it felt like the company was even trolling us on Twitter with their nonsensical imagery. Yesterday, with practically no announcement at all, they dropped a ‘mini’ Direct on us with lots of great games and details.

I’m just going to touch on a few of my favorites and stand-outs, but you can find all of the games and info on Nintendo’s official site for the Jan 11th Direct.

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Nintendo Possibly Releasing A Link Between Worlds for Switch? Maybe?

There are rumors circulating that Nintendo may be planning a new release of A Link Between Worlds. This all stemmed from several articles I’ve seen where Nintendo reached out to review newsy type outlets for permission to use their review quotes. This typically happens when a company is about to use those quotes for commercial purposes.

The big question now is whether or not it’s going to be a Nintendo Selects release or a Nintendo Switch port or remake. I’m hoping for the Switch!

I’m skeptical for a couple of reasons.

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