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It has been a glorious week for Nintendo lately. They provided some amazing news from the Nintendo Direct event earlier, highlighting some of the best games coming out. This will surely add more hype about the holiday season, especially for Nintendo.
Let’s recap on Nintendo’s best releases featured this week:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Vacation
We first learned that Animal Crossing: New Horizons wants to take us on a dream vacation. The latest video release resembled a travel agent pitch presentation featuring some of the best aspects of the game itself (the NookPhone, changing seasons, the whole nine yards). Animal Crossing: New Horizons may not be released until March 2020, but his video only makes that dream vacation seem closer than you think.
Banjo-Kazooie joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Banjo-Kazooie, the infamous bear-and-bird duo, joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the latest downloadable content (DLC). Both Banjo and Kazooie come packed with superb moves that will surely knock your opponents out. Download the latest DLC to play Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
SNES Game Release
SNES games are now out for the Nintendo Switch (with MORE games coming as well!). Games like Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are available to play now. Twenty titles are already out, but more will be out in the future.
That’s all for today’s highlights from Nintendo Direct. Three great PR miracles all with one popular gaming console. This will only drive Nintendo’s brand further in popularity, just in time for the holiday season.
So this past week, Nintendo released some videos showcasing news about their future titles. Luigi’s Mansion 3 as well as Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were just a few games making headlines across YouTube. Tons of audiences are already excited about Nintendo’s new lineup that is coming out within the next few months.
One game that will be coming out next year is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This next installment of Animal Crossing takes players on a deserted island with one interesting feature of gender-neutral hairstyles (which was previously discussed here).
But it wasn’t just the game itself I was only excited about. What was even MORE interesting was the video presentation Nintendo released for Animal Crossing: New Horizon.
The video resembled something like a travel agent’s pitch presentation that features all of the amazing amenities found within the game. It rounded up some of the biggest game play mechanics including being able to set up your tent anywhere on the island. Another major element was the NookPhone. Tom Nook provides you with a NookPhone with various apps that helps you make the most during your trip.
Just like the previous games, the scenery changes depending on the season and time of day. There are also many more animals to catch as well. If you start to feel lonely, you can invite players or travel over to their island for some fun (FYI, up to eight players can join you on your island).
This was an intriguing publicity stunt for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It truly featured some of the best game play elements. Not only that, but the video truly brought them out in the most creative way possible. It felt as though this game would take me away on a dream vacation where I can meet new friends.
It’s time to start collecting your bells soon, because Animal Crossing: New Horizons is looking to be a really amazing game next year. This is one dream vacation you’ll want to be a part of. All you need is a Nintendo Switch to start your adventure on the island.
Start planning for your dream vacation when Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20th, 2020.
Every now and then, there’s always another random challenge floating around the social media universe. There was that ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where people dumped water on themselves after challenging other friends and family to do the same. People also took the Polar Plunge Challenge where they dared people to dive into ice cold water during the day. Whatever random challenge it may be, there always seems to be one looming quickly around the corner.
Just recently, a new challenge sprang up early this summer. It involves one person, a bottle, and a bottle cap. I’m talking about the Bottle Cap Challenge.
The Bottle Cap Challenge (#BottleCapChallege) goes like this – you perform a roundhouse kick to the bottle in order to graze off the cap with your foot, which causes it to quickly spin off. The challenge first initiated on June 25th when Taekwondo instructor Farabi Davletchin posted a video on Instagram of him kicking off a bottle cap several times through various approaches.
Since then, the challenge popularized online after it was performed by various celebrities. Some kicked it off with their foot while other got more creative with it. Weeks after Davletchin’s video took off and many people are flocking to try the challenge on their own.
This is yet another one of those random social media trends that flew in out of nowhere. It isn’t really a PR nightmare or miracle; rather, it makes for a fun and daring stunt to test out our athletic skills. People are connecting around the world, all in the name of another dare on social media.
With that, the Bottle Cap Challenge stands as one of this year’s social media challenges of 2019. The Kiki Challenge was SO last year, so now’s the time for the Bottle Cap Challenge to take the stage. Whether it be by foot or other body part, the Bottle Cap Challenge will be quite a daring feat this summer.