"Nintendo Farming Direct": Fans poke fun at the latest Nintendo Direct being full of farming sims

Is there a thing such as too many farming games? (Images via Nintendo/Square Enix)
Is there a thing such as too many farming games? (Images via Nintendo/Square Enix)

Nintendo Direct for September 2022 recently aired, highlighting multiple upcoming games for the Switch hybrid console. Various genres were presented for Switch owners to enjoy, from action-adventure to strategy RPG. However, farming games made a significant number of appearances. Fans have noticed this as well, with many mocking the livestream showcase.


The latest Nintendo Direct highlight had "too many farming sims"

There were indeed a handful of farming games showcased during the livestream. These include HARVESTELLA, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, Fae Farm, and more. Here are just a few of the hilarious responses from fans:

Several other notable farming games on the Switch, including the acclaimed Stardew Valley and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. However, fans were visibly confused at how these upcoming games were crammed into a 40-minute timeframe.


Some of the more notable farming games include:

1) Fae Farm

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Escape to the fairytale life of your dreams in Fae Farm, a farm-sim RPG for up to four players. With up to three friends, craft, cultivate and decorate to grow your shared homestead – and use spells to explore the enchanted island of Azoria!

You can forge new bonds with residents, discover fae magic, and trek across mysterious realms. As the seasons change, you’ll use all you’ve learned and discovered together to restore the world around you. Magic awaits in Fae Farm, launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch in spring 2023.


2) Rune Factory 3 Special

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Settle down in an idyllic fantasy town as a young adventurer with a monstrous secret in Rune Factory 3, remastered for a new generation on Nintendo Switch.

Features new to Rune Factory 3 Special include Newlywed Mode, which features standalone adventures unlocked after marriage to each of the game's 11 eligible bachelorettes. Those same characters also narrate another Episode, fully-voiced picture story. Finally, there will be a "Hell" difficulty challenging even veteran players!

Whether it's your first visit or you're returning after a long time away, experience the unforgettable story of Rune Factory 3 with improved graphics and redesigned 3D character models.


3) HARVESTELLA

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In a vibrant and colorful world, players will tend their crops, befriend the townsfolk, overcome threats, and discover the origins of the world and the truth behind the calamity along the way.

The story begins when the player wakes up in the middle of "Quietus," a calamity that comes with each change of season and threatens all life. A season of death comes at the turn of each season.

Crops wither, and the dust of death prevents people from even walking outside. Players will be able to explore the various cities and dungeons of the world, trade grown crops, make new friends, and more.

There is also a full-fledged combat system that sees players face off against the hostile fauna in the world. Switch Jobs on the fly to adapt to situations and discover the cause behind Quietus.


Which announcement among these was your favorite? Did you like the latest Nintendo Direct showcase?

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Edited by Srijan Sen
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