Thinking back to some older Nintendo Direct broadcasts between Europe and North America, the formula used by both was often largely the same - there'd be shared segments from Japan led by former company President Satoru Iwata, and then regional sections that specified local promotions and release dates. In general the announcements would mostly tie together, with occasional discrepancies in download game showcases or relatively minor details.
Yet the 12th November Nintendo Direct last year shook that routine up - the tragic passing of Iwata-san in the Summer meant that the glue uniting the regional broadcasts was gone, with different presenters and styles not only in the Western territories but also in the Japanese equivalent. The Japanese Directs have established a young host - who made his debut in Spring 2015 - but there isn't the same cross-over appeal to bring the broadcasts together around the world.
In some ways, should this disparate approach continue, it'll be a pity. One of the most enjoyable aspects of E3's Digital Event and Treehouse broadcasts, perhaps, is that they're showcases watched and shared by players from around the world. Even in the old standard of Nintendo Direct broadcasts with their own European and North American segments there were those moments commonly shared, such as Iwata-san and Miyamoto-san performing a skit as Luigi Bros., and at present an equivalent current-day dynamic doesn't seem to be there. Those interested in European and broader PAL releases will be in one room and North Americans will be in another, and the post-Direct chat will likely stay in those separate camps too.
It should probably be said that different doesn't have to mean bad, even if we are bemoaning the potential separation of territories for Direct-related festivities. The November effort from Nintendo of America went for a relatively light-hearted approach at times, with a Yo-kai Watch sketch standing out. Nintendo of Europe had its moments with Satoru Shibata but was a little more straight-laced; Brit Ed Valiente will also return this time after his fairly substantial role in November, and if he says "Pokémon" his pronunciation is sure to get fans talking...
The broadcasts will also differ due to the quirky release discrepancies that have developed between regions. This is a topic we tackled last year, as seemingly important releases got stuck in bizarre limbo depending on where you live. For example, Nintendo of Europe is teasing Yo-kai Watch to feature prominently ahead of a 29th April release in the region - yet it was out in North America for the Holiday season last year.
Then there's the small matter of Fire Emblem Fates, if indeed it'll feature. It's had a hugely successful launch in North America but doesn't even have a firm release window for Europe; it's a surprising state of affairs. It's not just in Europe, either - Nintendo of America may devote time to Bravely Second: End Layer, which has already made its mark in the EU. Of course there are many other games that require updates - say hi, Star Fox Zero - and we'll be doing our usual round of predictions in a 'what we expect' article well ahead of time on 3rd March.
With the November Direct broadcasts being the first since Satoru Iwata's death there was an understandable solemnity at first, and a sense of ground being freshly established for the broadcast series. Whether the template will evolve in each region this time out will be interesting to see.
Following the very recent six minute Pokémon Direct which was weakened by leaks and brevity, this is at least a chance for Nintendo to truly kickstart the year for Wii U and 3DS. The remit is understandably limited - Spring and Summer games for Wii U and 3DS, NX and mobile definitely off the table - and this will want to hold off from any big-hitting E3 reveals. Yet there are key upcoming releases to show off, potential small surprises and localisations to come, and a general opportunity to give Wii U and 3DS fans some excitement and anticipation for the short-term. It may just be the reality that Europeans and North Americans - ultimately - won't have much common ground to chat over in the immediate aftermath.
In any case, the first full Nintendo Direct of the year is almost upon us; whatever your region there's bound to be plenty of hype and buzz.
As always we'll be covering, streaming and live blogging both the Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe Direct broadcasts. Will you be Team #NintendoDirectNA or Team #NintendoDirectEU?
Style Savvy 3 is literally at the top of my wish list.
I don't even care about the Fates date anymore since I'm getting the game via other means. It'd be neat if we learned something about SMTxFE's situation in the west after its poor performance in the Japanese market, though. Plus some decent Star Fox Zero coverage might give me the push I need to pick it up.
It's a pity, with all the progress we have in other areas, there is still release date discrepancies. I would have believed in this day and age, that would have been less of an issue than it is.
Zelda U and Star Fox Zero please. A surprise (Gamecube Replay, featuring Super Mario Sunshine, F-zero Gx, 1080 Avalanche and Mario Kart Double Dash? PLEASE?!?) would be nice to give the Wii U a bit of a boost between now and when Zelda U releases would be wise and welcome. I'm struggling to see a title that'll have people playing through summer like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon did the last couple of years. Pokken Tournament looks decent, but not up to that standard.
I think they will reveal some stuff from MetalDave64's leaked list.
I believe they'll dedicate a good amount of time dating and explaining MyNintendo in this one. Mobile and NX are off the cards, but nothing to say our Club Nintendo replacement won't be talked about.
Hopefully an update on Starfox too. If it is delayed, perhaps they'll give us Starfox 64 tomorrow or hell, give the download away when you buy any copy of the new game for a limited time only.
The last 2 Aprils have seen a new Virtual Console console added to the Wii U VC (N64 and DS last year, GBA the year before) so perhaps we might see a new addition? Maybe not Gamecube, but that listing for Bonk's Adventure could indicate the return of the Turbografx at last.
@JohnnyC The Direct is going to be focusing on games to be released throughout spring and summer. Zelda U is most definitely not being released any time soon so I wouldn't hold my breath for coverage of it at all.
Zelda U and Star Fox updates are a must! Maybe the Paper Mario U will make its debut for a summer release. On the 3DS front it makes sense to talk about Bravely Second/Fates depending on the territory. New title-wise I'm guessing Metroid: Federation will be on show. I'm sure they will save the Retro announcement for E3.
I'll say it right now: keep your expectations in check.
It is more than certain that this ND will focus on actual releases that we are already know about. Do not expect a new game announcement or games that are not to be released in the specified timeframe.
In short, don't expect Zelda U. Or whatever other rumors of games we have had the "pleasure" to hear of.
Having completely different Directs for different regions helps Nintendo to keep hidden whenever they release something in only one region. I'm in Europe and I'm still waiting for that Gold Mega Man amiibo that was in the last US Direct.
I don't have anything against Shibata but he is a pain to watch (hard to understand his words).
If they blatantly censor SMTxFE I'll boycott it like I did with Xenogears WiiU. I only picked up Fates cuz I'm a slave to tactics games.
@WireWare Then what's the point of a direct if there's no reveals or new information...?
@PanurgeJr this and Picross 3d 2
@Maximknight Uhhh....Xenogears was on the PS1...
Nintendo needs to realize that they are dealing with a global, not a regional audience. I mean even Netflix caught up to that fact by now ...
I had really hoped that the unified account system, as well as their push into mobile, and the upcoming "reboot" with NX meant that Nintendo would also make an effort to unify it's regions, but seeing as they still insist on regional Directs, that was probably a fools errand on my part.
@crimsontadpoles Hopefully this doesn't mean that major first party releases will be held back from specific regions...
We will probably have a Zelda Twilight Princess trailer since it is coming out on March 4, and something for the Pokken game and as for Wii U games go I think Nintendo will talk about the up coming Nintendo Selects games coming out March 11. That is all I think nintendo will talk about for the Wii U at least don't care what they say about the 3ds because I don't care for handle gaming.
@Ralek85 It's more that games get different release dates in different territories, there is no reason for NA to discuss or hype Fates or Yokai since they've already launched. I'm not sure how netflix figured that out, considering how different media availability is in all regions.
Any "new" info will reach all regions regardless of Direct, but I do see your point on wanting everything to be global & more connected.
Hoping for Style Savvy 3 for North America finally. If we don't see it in this direct, the chances have probably gone down to pretty much never seeing it. That's my guess anyway.
NA for me! I hope there will be a new main-series Mario game announced, or at least teased. I also hope for some info about the Minecraft colab and maybe a release date for the retail version.
Throw in some Paper Mario too.
Good grief that's a lot of words.
A simple "Nintendo Direct incoming" would have sufficed.
And don't think for a second any major new games will be announced. They're not gonna pillage their E3 Direct just to fluff up the announcements.
Expect release dates, details, special offers, and maybe a few minor release announcements.
"Even in the old standard of Nintendo Direct broadcasts with their own European and North American segments there were those moments commonly shared, such as Iwata-san and Miyamoto-san performing a skit as Luigi Bros."
That's not true, the Luigi Bros. thing was only in the Japanese Direct.
Come on black New 3DS for North America! There's plenty of good games out on the 3DS already, I just want a good looking system to play them on. =D
"and we'll be doing our usual round of predictions in a 'what we expect' article well ahead of time on 3rd March."
And those comments will be a cut and paste of these.
@JaxonH "A simple "Nintendo Direct incoming" would have sufficed."
Um, that was the article about 8 hours ago, this is the "Talking Point", hence all the talking.
I do agree w/ you about nothing new. What could they announce new that's due out in spring - which starts in 18 days - or summer? Project Guard or Robot could possibly be considered "shown" for the first time, but they've been dated now at least twice.
Not sure how much "new" for Wii U and 3DS will even be shown at E3 either as I expect a barrage of NX games then, old systems are winding down, this is their last ND of any consequence.
That's kind of my point.
This entire heavy winded article really didn't say anything. Oh, regions are separated. How umpteen paragraphs can be written on such a subject shows either incredible journalistic skill or incredible boredom.
I hope we get info on the western release of Genei Ibun Roku #FE. That and also the standalone edition of TP:HD for NA. I don't want the amiibo, and at this rate, looks like my only option will be digital.
i, for one, am looking forward to the direct. We still don't have any news on Disney Art Academy (if it's coming at all), Style Savvy 3 or Disney Magical World 2. I hope they talk about Dragon Quest 7 & 8. I figure they will also talk about My Nintendo. Even if they don't talk about the 3DS or the Wii U at E3 they might still have another digital event/direct to talk about the games that are coming in the fall, like Zelda, SMTxFE, Pokemon Sun & Moon and whatever other games are coming out. I still doubt that the NX is coming out this year.
This will be about the next Nintendo direct's new format.
Hoping for more Star Fox and Zelda U more than anything.
I can't beleive EU apparently doesn't have Fates anytime soon it seems. I've mostly been loving it this week. They may get VC games before us by many months, but sometimes we are the ones way ahead.
Unfortunately only the eshop titles can be interesting.
I mean, there's not much interesting stuff tbh.
It has leaked.
The page with the leaks is unavailable right now though :/
I personally think that they will play it safe.But some surprises are possible also this is when they announce a new console on vc it could be 3DS/new 3DS or Wii u(GameCube vc is not happening it is similar to the GBA on 3ds and GameCube games remade in HD is hard to think why will they make those and make vc versions of them).But I think that we will see stuff in the safe category.MYNintendo account is very likely due to the planned March release of that.
I don't expect much other then a Bravely Second release date, Star Fox Zero probably being delayed, them saying Zelda U is still coming this year and for Wii U, and maybe a one new game announcement.
Would be nice if NA got the announcement that Fatal Frame will actually get a physical copy here, but that's probably not gonna happen. Thanks for the shitty eShop only release on that game, Nintendo
A SURPRISE IS WAITING (NES GAMES FOR NEW 3DS)
Surely is hard to expect surprises with Shibata so happily ready to talk about Yokai Watch XD;
Anyway I just want to hear that the upcoming months will be filled with interesting releases, there are already many potential titles that can do and that are only missing a release date!
@mr12calvin yes it was on gonintendo.It is possible though.
@mr12calvin That sounds like a cover up is happening.
I have no interest in watching the directs if there's no crossover from NCL management. That aspect elevated it above just being a shopping channel presentation. I'll just as happily read the news if it's just NoA staff reading the sales pitch
I'm hoping this Direct announces the date for the NX reveal. It's March, so we should really be hearing about the console soon.
I expect that they will announce a release date for Dragon Quest VII on 3DS and that there will be a limited edition version. Preorders for the limited edition will go live after the Direct and be sold out within 1 minute because Nintendo will (as always) grossly underestimate the demand for such things and end up pissing off more people than they please. (This rant has been brought to you by a whiny gamer who is still miffed about his inability to get FE Fates Limited Edition).
There will be nothing about NX in the Direct. It is focused on Wii U and 3DS only. WE won't hear about NC until E3.
@Neko_Ichigofan As I said : "this ND will focus on actual releases that we are already know about."
"Reveals" are very few and in-between in Nintendo directs and considering the current drought, it is less than likely that we'll get an actual "reveal" of something new before E3.
And I never said that they wouldn't deliver new information. I clearly stated : "Do not expect a new game announcement or games that are not to be released in the specified timeframe."
We'll probably get info about release dates and such, but nothing more.
@RoomB31 What do you mean I "want" everything to be global and connected? How many comments have you read around here by people annoyed that the EU didn't get the likes SMT or Fates on time or dozens of VC games not at all? Hundreds? Thousands?
The fact is, as you yourself say, in large part it already IS a global audience. People do take notice and by way of relative deprivation feel unfairly treated - which to be frank, is only fair, as we DO live in a global economy, esp. in regards to everything digital. Any kind of delay or border is purely artifical.
What I meant my reference to Netflix is the recent statements by Hastings that while they are force to come after VPN users hard, they do understand the incentive, and they will push hard for global rights for as much of the content they stream as possible, PLUS they going forward will no longer (unlike for e.g. House of Cards) sell the exclusive rights to their internal production to third parties in non-US regions.
Simply put, they want every paying customer to have the same access to content irrespective of his place of residence. Now, obviously, that is still a situation that is ways, ways of, but it is the right direction.
Nintendo on the other hand, is still merrily marching in the exactly opposite direction, throwing up hurldes left and right and where ever else it can, even with it's very own, first-party content, not to mention - at it's most offensive - it's very own hardware.
What Nintendo should be doing is assist companies like Atlus in bringing their content to the EU in a timely fashion ... instead, they treat their own content the same way Atlus does, without the excuse of not having a local EU or whatever branch to handle issues of localization, legal matters and so on.
I really don't see how that is sustainable right now, certainly now in the future, and absolutely not on any mobile platform. The regional Directs are really the least of the issue, which in turn means, if they can't handle that aspect differently going forward, there is little hope for any other change.
@Palom im surprised it took 28 comments for someone to mention Mother3! I'm hoping for that for the EU! "Available shortly after this Direct" wouldn't go amiss either.
On the other NDirect article I jokingly suggested a new modern remake of FaxanadU but the more I think about it the more appealing it sounds to me lol. On a serious note i'd love to see the Gamecube catalogue to come to the VC!
@mr12calvin You mean these leaks?
@rjejr Here's the entire content of the upcoming Direct:
[*] Fire Emblem Fates
[*] Lost Reavers (previously Project Treasure)
[*] Mario & Sonic at the Olympics - Rio 2016
[*] Metroid Prime: Federation Force
[*] Monster Hunter Generations
[*] Star Fox Zero
[*] YO-KAI WATCH
The surprise to be announced will be a first print edition of Star Fox Zero and SNES games coming to 3DS.
You can see a folder of the leaked content in comment nr. 50...
Just announce Xenoblade Chronicles for NA eshop and I'll be happy.
"Even in the old standard of Nintendo Direct broadcasts with their own European and North American segments there were those moments commonly shared, such as Iwata-san and Miyamoto-san performing a skit as Luigi Bros."
That's not true, the Luigi Bros. thing was only in the Japanese Direct.
It bothers me how different the directs are depending on where you live. I want the more comical presentation, but I'm not getting that because I'm from the EU region. But then there are Americans who in turn think the comedy is cheesy and they want the more serious presentation. So it goes both ways.
Games that should come
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
More Mario games whether spin offs or main games
More platform games (seriously the 3DS is lacking in platform games compared to the DS).
This alone makes me happy.
Iwata-San, why oh why did you have to leave us? I can never seem to forget you no matter what even when I'm sleeping.
@RatKing64 E3 is way too late to build momentum if it's launching this year. Sony first announced the PS4 in February 2013 and one of the keys to PS4's success was momentum and good messaging (because it surely wasn't the games).
It's a good job retro got there website finished! Just in time for the big Metroid and donkey Kong reveal!
They should really have Miyamoto host the directs (with subtitles). After Sticker Star and Star Fox Zero, I honestly think that would be the best use of his time lol
They're obviously going to spend some time talking about TP HD, but what I want most is a solid release date for both Star Fox and Zelda U.
I'm expecting a summer release this year for Zelda U, at the latest.
@LegendOfPokemon That reminds me of something...
Pandora's Tower is on the Eshop now.
Did the digital version ever get a work-around for that freezing glitch in the latter half of the game?
I never got to finish it because of that, and it's very upsetting...
Personally I'm hoping for a Fates release date and confirmation of the special edition. That alone would be enough for me. More info on Picross 3D 2 and BOXBOY! 2 would also make my day! Maybe some Yokai Watch news?
WiiU... I don't know. Star Fox feels less and less exciting the more they pad out videos and news with it. The last one was great to see the improvement but it was still the same stuff we'd seen. I guess some plans (assuming there are any) for Pokken AoC/DLC, free or otherwise, would be my most wanted right now. I really don't think they'll take away from TPHD's thunder by showing off the new Zelda much if at all. I expect a large portion will be reminding us TPHD is out this week.
@smashbrolink No idea! Never played Pandora's Tower. Heard it's pretty good, though.
Is anyone else thinking this will be a re-run of the last Nintendo Direct, with the games already released taken out? The internet has managed to kill any expectations of new announcements. Anyhoo, I hope Rive and Space Ghost get a look in. I am itching to play a new shmup.
I personally think that it will go like this :
Games on wii u/3ds
A reminder of the my nintendo
And phone games
I love the speculations and suspense!
It'll be Zelda related, remakes for Zelda CDi? It's about all that's left, every other Zelda is available in one way or another.
I'll be happy if they release squaresoft rpgs on VC.
Zelda U gameplay footage, however brief, would make my week.
"Brit Ed Valiente will also return this time..." Oh crap.
I hope that the Japanese executive of the European Nintendo will be replaced as a host. It is so difficult to understand him - especially if English is not someone's native language,which is exactly what happens in Europe with so many different countries.
@TheRealThanos Well thanks for spoiling it for everyone, jerk.
Well... nothing important in the direct. Nothing that I care about at all.
@sandman89 Nah, the new website is all Retro did in the last couple of years ;D
@TheRealThanos Hope some of that stuff is true. Like NN3DS support for SNES games. That would be amazing.
Looking forward to see if they've made Star Fox more appetising.
That yokai watch is huge. Still haven't decided if i want that game or not...I think I'll hold out for the sangokushi version. All I want is dates. Anything else is gravy. I'm pretty content as I'm working on devil's third, xenoblade x and the Fates series. It will be a little while before I'm chomping at the bit for game.
@BlatantlyHeroic More like blatantly impolite. I was answering someone else's question, so no need to be so rude, young man.
Weird, I don't know why this is the first direct (ever) that I'm not excited. Maybe because I've already bought Fire Emblem Fates (most wanted game of the year), and Bravely Second already has a release date.
There's a ton of things that I want to see, but I doubt they will reveal anything amazing until NX reveal...maybe FEXSMT release date...I really don't know.
@TheRealThanos Sorry man, truthfully I just saw the list, saw that there wasn't anything that I was even slightly intrigued to buy, and got all kinds of salty. Sorry for taking it out on you. XD
@BlatantlyHeroic Just pulling your leg. It's the internet, people react quicker, I'm a bit more old fashioned, but I'm trying to get over it, hence the
Yup, the spring Direct is always the stall tactics Direct
@TheRealThanos "hence the blinking smiley..."
You mean "wink"? (sorry, couldn't resist)
@JaxonH Yeah, I agree, this wasn't one of TW's best articles. His upcoming "expectations" article probably should have just included the "2 regional versions" aspect at the beginning. Still, it's their site, and they gotta pay the bills, so...
@IceClimbers "stall tactics Direct". Brilliant.
@rjejr Yeah, that. Remember: I may not quite be where you are yet, but I'm one of the older guys too. At least I type correctly...
Got some more juicy rumors for ya
A leak for the EU Direct shows the lineup of the presentation, and guess what? Monster Hunter Generations!!! For 3DS I would assume (just X renamed) and MH Generations X Fire Emblem (DLC maybe?). Also SNES VC on New 3DS
@JaxonH You might wanna check comments #50 & #52: I already posted the entire leaked lineup...
(provided it is actually true of course)
Admittedly I don't read all the comments usually. Let's hope it's true! With so many leaks one or two is bound to be right, right?
@JaxonH Yeah, there's a good chance of some of them appearing, especially since Nintendo officially stated we don't have to expect anything NX or Zelda U related, so what else to fill that 40 - 45 minutes up with?
@JaxonH Seems kind of soon for X, no? Don't you think it's more likely to be Stories?
@TheRealThanos it may be only 25 to 30 minutes long.
Either one Id be ok with.
Truthfully though that makes more sense. Don't think they'd change the name for X. And Generations and Stories kind of relate
@andrew20 Yeah, that thought crossed my mind too, but only after I posted...
@rjejr Here, something to tide you over while you're waiting for the Direct:
Saw the link. Nintendo is still using Microsoft Excel 97. That explains a lot.
And I think MH Stories would work better w/ FE as they are both JRPGs. At least that's my understanding of MH Stories, it's a turn based JRPG like FE. Sorry, I know you'd rather have X.
1.most of what on the leak if not all.
2.about the leak it sounds a likely to me when I read it it look well nice and well prepared it did not look fake but there might be more like MY Nintendo could be included.
What is known
1.No NX or mobile in it.
2.it is happening tomorrow at 2 pm Pacific and 5pm eastern.
@TheRealThanos Did SuperMetalDave make that, or just steal his music? I hope I haven't turned you into a nutcase.
Screw this. I thought it was today because my watch doesn't account for leap year.
@rjejr Granted it is somewhat similar, but FYI: Dave's intro music is actually from Xenosaga, the prequel series to Xenoblade, so it's not really conspiracy music material...
@rjejr I thought they where using word 95 but it seems like they are moving slowly in the 21st century.
@rjejr P.S. I'm impersonating a mad titan on a game forum: I'm already crazy...
@TheRealThanos Well you do have one of the best avatars on here, I'll give you that.
My Trump video is better than your Trump video.
And I know SMD uses Xenosaga music (the sequel to Xenogears) but I'm not one to let facts get in the way of my fun.
Would be surprising to have some more info on NX in the upcoming Nintendo Direct.
@rjejr So... that would mean that Trump trumps Trump?
@hYdeks Would love physical Fatal Frame.
@rjejr On second thought: it's the elections! We want to know all the dirt, NOT how people got to be so successful...
Zelda U, if not, I will riot. It's about time we finally hear a release date or at least see a good chunk of gameplay. The Direct also should have been an opportunity to start talking about NX. What's the point of waiting until E3 after all the patent leaks that took place over the months?! I'm excited to see what they reveal tomorrow though.
my prediction is that they'll now have release dates to announce for the games they announced 1+ ago. Same old same old.
Devil's Third 2.
(lol. But it's a shame that this game didn't have enough of a player base, because that online aspect seemed really fun.)
@Palom dagnabbit now you have my hopes up. Curse you.
That spoiler doesn't look bad. Snes on the N3DS sounds encouraging. If they would only open the flood gates and not trickle.
...more Mario Kart 8 DLC!!!
I want my Mother 3 dream to come true. Dragon Quest 7 & 8 release dates. I know there going to talk about TPHD. Darn I wish I hadn't looked at that spoiler. Now my hype is fizzling, but I'm still hopeful it is just a rumor.
@TheRealThanos Well, if they manage not to talk about Mother 3 and Paper Mario and say to Wii U owners "after Star Fox Zero there's no retail game until June, lol! And thanks SEGA for that only retail game that will come in that month! SEGA does what Nintendon't!" they at least have some gut...
I'm excited for the direct, as always, but I could really do without lots of time being spent on Yokai Watch.
All I want is a (positive) SFZ update. And some Zelda U wouldn't hurt, too.
Surprises are always welcome but I'm not holding my breath on that.
Monster Hunter Generations has actually been trademarked by Capcom... Leak might be legit, but it's possible those folders are are EU Direct specific, and the stuff that's in "Main Presentation" is the worldwide stuff.
@Mister_Wu Well, the leak has been 99% confirmed by now, so chances are at least the majority of these games will be in the Direct, and there will be no exotics like Mother 3. Paper Mario could still be possible, but that might not be announced in this one.
@IceClimbers Not only possible: It actually IS the EU presentation: I got it off a Dutch Nintendo site...
@TheRealThanos I know, I was saying that the other folders were for EU specific details. NA might have different release dates and whatnot
@IceClimbers While this is clearly the EU presentation, it's that Super Nintendo games on New 3DS that bugs me on this theory: I suspect that the folders also include worldwide announcements.
@IceClimbers Ah, okay. Your comment seemed to hint at you guessing, not knowing. Which is why I thought I'd elaborate...
@Mister_Wu NA gets Gamecube games on Wii U, obviously
@IceClimbers @Mister_Wu The only thing about the folders that puzzles me is the MovieMaster_LittleBird files. Other than that, there's only the "WIP" aka Work in Progress folder at the top, which to me seems more likely to be the SNES on 3DS surprise, since that is probably LITERALLY not in production yet.
But anyways, a work in progress folder doesn't seem to hint to an international presentation at all. They probably have separate lists of the individual presentations, so this one is truly and completely only for the EU Direct.
The Japanese one would obviously not be written in English and I think the US one would probably have a different date signature, as in month first, then the day, instead of how the files and folders are tagged here.
@IceClimbers I saw I made an error. You mentioned the main presentation folder, and I was ranting about the WIP folder. Scratch that one, then...
They are EU specific, but I think we can all safely assume if a MH game is being announced for EU, there's a 99% chance it'll be announced for NA as well.
@TheRealThanos Thankfully I live in the US, so the Direct hasn't been completely ruined
@IceClimbers For me neither, since all in all, it isn't really THAT spectacular (other than the possible SNES surprise) because most of these titles are known or don't interest me at all. The US Direct won't be wildly different, so I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you.
@IceClimbers that is right because living in NA means all bets are off. We can still have Mother 3. We can still have hype and ride that train if we want to. No offense EU but nintendo is kind of slack when it comes to that region.
@River3636 Depends on how you look at it. We didn't have to organize a certain Project Rainfall to get a couple of jRPG's on the Wii. We just got 'em automatically, and WAY before the US. And that has happened a couple of more times since and before. As far as I am concerned, the US is getting the short end of the stick more often.
And I would be REALLY surprised (albeit in a pleasant way) if there will be any mention of Mother 3.
FYI: no hard feelings since I'm a Yank living in Europe. Best of both worlds, so to speak...
The only difference is fire emblem and yokai watch games but that could mean we will get other games mother 3 is possible along with pokemon GBC games.
@TheRealThanos Sometimes, NA gets the goods and Europe has to wait. It is toss up, but I am playing FEFates now. I'm just holding on to my hope of hype so I can dream a little. Sometimes the internet ruins a moment a little. I just know we have Atlus also, but I kind of wish it was all global.
How about a western release of Genei Ibun Roku ♯FE?
Am I the only one who still wants that game?
@River3636 Yeah, I understand. Maybe for me personally it is a little bit because I'm not so quick to be hyped anymore for anything current gen, since it's all going to end within the next year or so. And the rest of it has imho been kind of underwhelming since the last E3.
My only hype is for NX, since that will be the only thing that will probably be able to surprise me at this point.
@TheRealThanos The hype is a ritual for me. I don't get disappointed anymore. I think it is fun to speculate. I personally like the line up for the 3DS this year and I don't think the WiiU is a failure. I'm still loving Xenoblade and I'm still playing MK8 with my friends. I know I'm going to be one of the first to get the NX. So when it comes it comes. I haven't been in a game drought in 2 years. Nintendo has its faults but they always provide me with great gameplay. They still bring me moments where I am eleven again. I guess I really am a fanboy.
I don't expect anything less than the full details on Zelda for Wii U, the NX's launch date, pricing, and name, along with a new Metroid for NX/Wii U, SMTxFE's NA release date, Paper Mario for Wii U and a new Animal Crossing that's cross-gen like the latest Metroid. My expectations are perfectly reasonable and if you think I'm crazy, you're obviously dumb!
@River3636 Oh, I'm definitely not saying it was all bad, there have definitely been some gems on both systems, but looking at the whole year we have had a decidedly modest line up, compared to other console owners.
I can however wholeheartedly agree to how Nintendo games make you feel: I always say that even at 45, they are truly the only company that can give me a stupid ear to ear grin plastered all over my face whenever I boot one of their games up, and it indeed makes you feel like a kid again.
I feel that NX might definitely bring that again, and that it will also once again speak to a larger audience, so news on that can't come soon enough in my book.
@TheRealThanos That is why Atlus saved me in NA. I hope it will and maybe we can get more games in the process. Optimism is the key. Maybe its ok to dream that they will hint or wink about the NX tomorrow. Star Fox is a good one and Twilight is coming soon. Even if its over priced, it is going to be a glorious rehash in HD.
I don't really mind that there not winning the Video game War. I just want them to be successful. This generation of gaming is a little shallow. We don't have to be like Trump and win all the time or make Nintendo great again. We just need NInty to be whole again because it was and is always great.
They'll probably announce the last few Smash amiibo like Bayonetta, Corrin and Cloud (and anyone else I forgot)
We will get the Selects information. They will update Twilight Princess and Pokken. Hopefully, they won't tell us Star Fix is delayed. We haven't heard much about Shin Megami so that's a probable. I guess there is an outside shot we get the surprise Wii U game.
3DS wise will bring us Dragon Quest. We will probably get an update on Federation Force. I think this was supposed to be a summer release.
They will throw an Indie sizzle reel in. I'm not sure if they will say anything about MyNintendo.
If I was going to guess a surprise, I'd say it will be a game dedicated to Amiibo.
You just know Fox is being delayed.
@Angelic_Lapras_King wow when that bonker thing happened? tgx16 could come back?
Expect hype for upcoming releases. These directs aren't always directed at the industry following types who frequent sites like this one.
The average Joe consumer may not have even been aware that a new Star Fox was in the works.
So remember before you rage: These directs are meant to inform average consumers of upcoming releases...not to pander to a laundry list of wild demands and expectations from entitled game industry following nerds.
Seeing the picture with Iwata and Miyamoto with Luigi hats makes me kinda sad.
@LinkSword Agreed, but I still hope they sneak it in.
I'm actually very keen on seeing more about Federation Force!
I hope they won't completely can it, as it seems like a fun multiplayer.
I hope they'll also give a conclusive statement regarding Bravely Second's alleged story/quest changes.
The Direct focuses on Spring and Summer games, so I don't think there's gonna be anything Zelda U related. Although, it would be nice to hear just when can we expect to hear more...
@LinkSword November is only 2 months after the "till the end of Summer" It's not that far away.
@Andrew_R_2000 Miyamoto said last year, no new main Mario till the next system.
@Maximknight yeah that will show them...? no because if everyone takes your tone, you do realize they'll just japan only again right?
@Moshugan the stuff on the e-3 stage was looking good to me. rough around the edges but seemed fun, fanboys wail about no samus. but it's not like Metriod needs samus in everything, plus she might appear later as surpise who knows.
@Nin-Stream Must be nice to be optimistic enough to stretch things like that. I for one prefer to keep my expectations realistic.
@unoclay That's what I was expecting too but that leak seems to be legit.If so,then it looks like Starfox is still on for April.Saying that,if that Liam Robertson's sources were correct about the whole Starfox project being a bit of a mess,then it might not be a good thing that it's coming so soon.
Not sure on the reason but seems like Bravely Default will hit the US the same time fates hits the uk. Maybe staggered releases help with production issues. From looking at the leak last night im happy with what is likely to be said
I am 100% okay if pointless sketches go away completely. I'm watching these things for information on games. If I want to see something that's meant to be comedy, I'll go and watch something that's actually funny.
The thing is the average consumer doesn't watch the directs either. Most people who actually watch these directs are Nintendo fans like us who already know all the announced games, and have seen them in the past 2-3 directs as well...
The leak doesn't really look exciting at all to me besides Monster Hunter Generations.
What about, incredibly boring journalistic skill
I kid xD
@TheRealThanos "that would mean that Trump trumps Trump"
That thought was the first thing that popped into my head - my vid trumps your vid - but no way was I going to type it.
16 more to go.
@rjejr You're welcome, buddy. Always happy to take one for the team...
See you in the Ubisoft/Vivendi thread...
@LinkSword Not sure what your talking about...
Not sure what you're not sure about.
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