Nov. 21 is one of a best days in Nintendo history

November 22, 2017 - Super Smash Bros

A integrate weeks back, we asked: Is Oct. 27, 2017 — when Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus all launched — the biggest recover date in history? The answer was an fatiguing “no,” it turns out. Instead, it seems like there’s another genuine contender for a busiest recover day in history; that day is Nov. 21, a.k.a. today.

Nintendo has leaned on Nov. 21 as a vital recover day several times over a years. It’s a available time to put a diversion out, as it’s right around Thanksgiving and a successive holiday selling season. Looking during a perfect peculiarity of games that Nintendo has expelled on a day speaks to Nov. 21 as some-more than only convenient, though. It’s also a common birthday of an unimaginable volume of classics.

Here’s that full list to unequivocally put this into perspective; credit goes to the Nintendo subreddit’s handy, daily “On This Day in Nintendo History” bot.

  • F-Zero launched in Japan on this day in 1990 as a racing series’ debut.
  • Super Mario World came out alongside it in Japan, also in 1990.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to a Past arrived in Japan a following year, in 1991.
  • Yoshi’s Cookie launched on both NES and Game Boy (again, in Japan) in 1992.
  • Donkey Kong Country done it to North America on this day in 1994.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was Nintendo’s large Japanese recover on Nov. 21, 1998.
  • Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver launched for Japanese fans in 1999.
  • Sin and Punishment came to Nintendo 64 this day in 2000 as a Japanese exclusive. It wouldn’t make it abroad until a Wii Shop Channel recover in Sep 2007.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee launched in Japan on Nov. 21, 2001.
  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire launched in Japan in 2002, accurately 3 years after a series’ prior entries.
  • Pokémon Colosseum followed in Japan in 2003.
  • The Nintendo DS altered Nintendo’s handheld line dramatically when it launched in North America in 2004.
  • Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt, a demo for a Nintendo DS game, launched in 2004.
  • Super Mario 64 DS was another complement launch pretension in 2004.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns revitalized a Nov. 21 tradition for North America in 2010.
  • Super Mario 3D World launched on Wii U in Japan on Nov. 21, 2013. (It came out in a U.S. a subsequent day.)
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire arrived worldwide in 2014, accurately 15 years after their predecessors.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched in North America alone on a same day in 2014.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival was Wii U’s many important recover in both Japan and Australia in this day in 2015.
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp brought a life sim series’ mobile entrance worldwide on this day in 2017, a day progressing than expected.

For many of us, Nov. 21, 2017, only seems like Tuesday. But for Nintendo? It’s a golden event to continue years of peculiarity diversion releases. Here’s to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for being a latest member of that legacy.

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