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Topic: Next Nintendo Direct?

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GrailUK

I treat 'insiders', 'leaks' and 'rumours' as just gossip. If anyone read Super Play, they might remember an article by two robots called Kris and Tel called Blabbermouth. Back then, it was half a page, once a month. These days, the internet kinda makes it incessant, but it's still just gossip. Don't fall in to the trap of hanging on to the words of these folk. Nice if they come true, but no biggy if they don't.

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Euler

Here's a fun little puzzle: imagine one of these really credible leakers posts over at Reset Era that Nintendo's going to make an announcement before E3, but it will be a surprise when it is. So, it can't be on the 11th because that is the last day and everyone will be expecting it by then so there's no surprise. Likewise it can't be on the 10th because we know it's not on the 11th so everyone will be expecting it by then too. Likewise for the 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, and so on all the way back to May 25th. So what gives? When can Nintendo actually make its surprise announcement?

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GrailUK

@Slowdive Gossip is simply informal chat not comfirmed to be true Doesn't have to be sensationalised (although it often does by some media outlets lol). But you are right. It doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things

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TheJGG

Slowdive wrote:

Tomorrow (the 26th) we should hear about Nintendo's plans. Maybe there won't even be a Treehouse. Keep in mind that this year is different.

Today's a brand new day, so we'll cancel you if it doesn't happen!

Kidding, tomorrow's already got enough gaming content to turn me into a gamer foie gras.

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jump

@Slowdive I remember that article. I took it to mean less about something like Donkey Kong Racing or Project Hammer and more about the (at the time) recently canned 3DS games. As Mario & Luigi flopped hard Nintendo cancelled all their 3DS projects so it’s quite easy to imagine them being revived for Switch instead later

Although I hope if it’s real it’s Next Level Games’ canned Mario wrestling game as it sounded brilliant.

Also at this point I think Retro have worked on more canned games than they have actual games. Their Zelda game sounded weird where you control Sheik in the Link has died timeline plus they had a Twisted Metal type game so I wouldn’t mind those two back. It’s weird that Retro was created to be Nintendo’s adult gaming studio but haven’t produced an “adult” game in 15 years.

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jump

@Slowdive Donkey Kong Racing had a trailer and was canned when Rare was bought by Microsoft. There was talk (which may or may not be true) that Retro revived it one point and that was why they were working on Mario Kart 7 to learn racing track design for it.

Zelda-Shiek was worked on for 3 years, only Ninty and Retro know how far along it was but 3 years sounds like a long time for it to not to get to the prototype phase at least.

I still want that Mario wrestling game, I don't think it was announced though, but imagine old skool wrestling with big characters, entrances and promos plus the arcade fun and power ups of Mario sports title. I can see Luigi scared in the corner refusing to fight or Wario as a monster heel like Vader or Bam Bam Bigelow, Yoshi as a lucha/Rey Mysterio underdog high flyer etc.

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VoidofLight

@jump Sadly the Shiekah game probably won’t see the light of day, as it was supposed to be the origin story to the master sword, which skyward sword took it’s place.

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jump

@VoidofLight I dont' think it will happen it's been too long and they seem happy with Fujibayashi directing (it's kinda weird that Ninty hired Capcom to do those GameBoy Zeldas and then just took their talent so they can work on the 3D Zeldas from now on) and Aonuma producing 3D Zeldas internally now. But I can't see the "story" stopping it from being made as it's fairly easy to retool the McGuffins to be something else.

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jump

@Slowdive I vaguely remember an interview around the time of the Wii U version of MK8 and they talked about the future of Mario Kart might be with a "Smash Kart" approach but tbh playing as Kirby instead of Yoshi doesn't make much of a difference to the game. If there's to be a second Nintendo kart racer game/series I'd rather it be Double Dash 2 or Donkey Kong Racing where there are differences in how it's played.

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Grumblevolcano

I think the best approaching regarding Nintendo racing games would've been:

  • Keep MK8 Deluxe as the traditional Mario Kart and add DLC over time like Smash has done for the past 3 years
  • Have a Forza Horizon type game but use a Nintendo IP like DK, Diddy Kong Racing had an adventure mode which if expanded would be like Forza Horizon

Xbox is the only platform to have a Forza Horizon type game and it is Xbox's biggest IP (pretty sure it overtook Halo around 2016).

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jump

@Grumblevolcano Nah, Halo 5: Guardians is still the Xbone's biggest selling game but the numbers are messy since they have GamePass. Microsoft even made a song and dance about Halo selling 80m games a few months ago.

I wouldn't say Forza Horizon is such a unique game myself, Need For Speed and Burnout offer similar thrills of open world racing.

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dionysos283

Anything new regarding Nintendo's E3 plans?

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link3710

So any theories on why Pokemon Legends is coming out in the usually dead month of January? Usually we get either ports or late translations of odd titles like Brain Training... Or nothing at all.

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NintendoByNature

@link3710 could be a jam packed 2022 then. Botw 2 in March possibly and splatoon 3 in May or June.

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Bolt_Strike

@link3710 I suspect that Legends was actually meant to be the big holiday title and got pushed back a few months due to COVID (although really it should probably be pushed back even further, but TPC seems to insist on not delaying games to make them good), it does seem like it was intended to be the big 25th anniversary game. Instead, now we get BDSP during the holiday.

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VoidofLight

@Bolt_Strike We don't know the quality of the game though. People are all saying "GAME'S RUSHED" the moment the release date even got revealed.. but we don't know the quality. All we have right now is a trailer made from an old build from December of 2020. Purposely made that way to obscure features.

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jump

@link3710 My best guess is The Pokemon Company are high and think Pokemon is too big to fail so just release it Jan as that’s when it’s ready.

If it’s solo focussed then there’s a good chance it will be an evergreen unlike the past games where they drop off when the next one is out so it doesn’t really matter when it’s released.

Or it’s a dud so they have dropped it in the dud month.

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EOTW

@VoidofLight I dunno, I feel like that's a fair statement... for any other dev besides Gamefreak. I've been burned by them too many times, honestly all it would take for me to believe they rushed a game is to hear that it was announced lol.

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VoidofLight

@EOTW I still think people shouldn't make assumptions when the game isn't even out. When it's out, and if it's a garbage fire, then it's fair.. but anything other than that isn't.

But, what do I expect from pokemon fans honestly? Pokemon fans hate pokemon the most out of anyone else.

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link3710

@VoidofLight I mean, it's true. Anyone who's stuck with Pokemon the past decade has been unbelievably burned over and over and over again. Of course they don't hold GameFreak in high opinion.

Personally, I'll just do a replay of Platinum when BDSP comes out and probably be the happier for it. (Unless the Battle Frontier returns, in which case I'll follow my word from earlier this year and actually buy it. But we all know that won't happen.)

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