Today brings us the second day of E3, and Nintendo's final Treehouse broadcast of the year. It's going to show off a number of previously announced games (which we'll remind you off in a feature soon), but Nintendo UK has prompted us to raise our eyebrows a dangerous amount with a line in its latest press release.
Outlining the day's Nintendo Treehouse: Live festivities, the press release ends with this surprising announcement.
The broadcast will also include the introduction of a new role-playing IP for Nintendo 3DS
Before you all say 'Advance Wars', it's a new IP we're talking about. Is it a localisation out of Japan, or something entirely different that's not yet been seen anywhere?
We don't know, but it'll be exciting to find out. Just us at 9am Pacific / noon Eastern / 5pm UK / 6pm CET as we'll begin live build-up, then watching and commentating on the stream when it starts an hour later.
MH Stories or something completely new is what I'm hoping for 🙏
Golden Sun 4 please.
Monster Hunter Stories seems the most fitting. I watched some Japanese gameplay and it looks nothing like Monster Hunter.
Uh-oh, it's Codename: STEAM all over again.
Ooh i wonder what it could be.
Ok....Now I'm curious!
Huh, interesting. I wonder what it is.
Should be interesting. Not getting my hopes up though
It doesn't say it's a new IP, it's a new roleplaying IP.
Mother 3 perhaps?
Honestly, after Zelda, Nintendo could announce ALL the games, and I wouldn't care. I just need Zelda.
New RPGs? Heck yeah!
I hope it's a localization of that Taiko Drum Master rpg.
Dammit, the thumbnail did the trick again - I just saw Mario blocks and "3DS" and thought about Mario Maker again. No! [slaps himself] Bad Alex! [slaps himself] The 3DS is selling too well for a Mario Maker to be necessary!
Mildly curious, but not hyped by any means.
Role playing? Or new RPG from Nintendo ? Or something completely new game from Nintendo ?
I have no idea but hopefully completey start new, fresh and different. Just like they did Animal Crossing, Mii games, Golden Sun for the first time.
The Snack World?! (it would be time to learn more about it¨)
Monhun Stories wouldn't fit as a new RPG franchise, but it's okay too
Wasn't Monolith Soft supposedly working on a 3DS game? I doubt it's that but you never know.
Golden Sun 4 is not completely new game.
They have been released the latest on NDS.
Um... Animal Crossing meets RPG games ? Any idea ?
Project GIANT ROBOT - RPG!
RPGs can be a bit hit and miss for me.
Hopefully whatever it is is a bit different and interesting rather than being too generic.
But... but... I'm working two till ten today! Looking forward to catching up when I get home tonight!
I wish it was for Wii U. I'll get enough RPG action on 3DS this year as it is.
A new entry in an existing RPG IP, or a new RPG IP entirely?
I love a new RPG IP but seriously Nintendo you guys need to make more sequels for these RPG series too especially when one of them is still stuck in a cliffhanger:
The Last Story
Lots of 3DS RPG love this year.
Could this 'new' RPG be Dragon Quest 7? They said new game for the GameSpot show and they only showed Zelda which is 'new' by definition, just already known about.
It'll be interesting to see.
@SanderEvers you mean a sequel to Link between worlds where Link is stuck in his mural form?
And then Paper Animal Crossing... XD
Love Nintendo's approach to e3 this year. Set the expectations low and then surprise us. Working much better than last year, for me.
If RPG meet Animal Crossing style, just like Fantasy Life but with better polished, i'll consider that.
Not holding my breath, but I do like a good mystery.
@abbyhitter Hahaa, I remember the response/reaction to that.
Frankly, nobody cared.
Admittedly, either did I (gameplay-wise). I did care however, that it was a new IP, and bought it to support it. But alas, I didn't like it either, and made it about 1/3 thru before losing interest and quitting.
We've got enough RPGs as it is... something else would be nice. I will wait and see though!
I'm betting on MH Stories.
Is it Wario RPG? It will be nice to have Wario and Waluigi together in a RPG. It's good to be the bad guys once in a while.
Best news of e3! No offense to sequels but hooray for originality
Hopefully it's not that card game that got a Direct in Japan a little while ago. I was immensely not interested in that.
It sounds more like something no one has seen just yet, which I hope it'll be. I'm not going to lie, I'm cautiously hyped about this mystery announcement.
@LinkSword Culdcept? It almost definitely won't be that. Way too niche, although some players (like me) would go for it if it was.
I'm hoping for Etrian Odyssey V. Of course it'll be localized, all we need is a date (hoping they go the Etrian Mystery Dungeon route and release it a month after Japan gets it!).
@World Etrian Odyssey isn't a new IP, though. As much as I'd love some extra coverage of the new game that doesn't seem to be it at all either.
To be honest, Nintendo has a very wide definition of ''role-playing'' and that scares me a bit. It could be too many things besides an actual RPG.
@LinkSword Well in the March Direct they acknowledged that Paper Mario was an Action/Adventure franchise so they're clearly trying to erase 64 and TTYD out of people's minds.
advance mario wars...
Oh god it's code steam all over again!
Nintendo specify a new IP, and people are guessing Mother/Earthbound, Etrian Odyssey and Golden Sun. Dear me.
Obviously it's a new Fire Emblem
@Grumblevolcano I just hope it'll be something veering more towards what's largely recognized as an RPG in the truer sense, instead of something more akin to e.g. a life simulator in which you happen to ''role-play'' as one character, or an action adventure where you ''role-play'' as an adventurer.
@LinkSword Aw, that's true. I read it as "new game" and missed the IP part! Now I'm slightly more worried. Maybe Miyamoto is finally getting his mother-in-law game?
Actually though, what if it's something awesome with amiibos? I'd be up for that.
Please be turn based JRPG with great music.
I'm definitely curious. New IPs are often very hit-or-miss for me. I loved Tomodachi Life, but I didn't care about Codename S.T.E.A.M., but who knows. Maybe they'll strike Splatoon gold, or maybe it'll be another Codename S.T.E.A.M. situation. We'll just have to wait and see.
I'd love if it was the long rumoured Monolith Soft game but I'd be shocked at this point in the lifecycle. My guess it will be a translation of something already out in Japan.
@Peach64 Golden Sun always came late in the corresponding console's life cycle. Even if this is not Golden Sun, don't discard possibility of completely new games yet.
Everyone, stop speculating over games like all these video game characters we already. They said it's a hole new RPG IP. So it's not going be like video game characters we already know, it's going to be a all NEW video game character basically.
I am hoping for an action RPG. The 3DS already has LOTS of turn based RPGs.
@NintendoEan The way it's worded, it certainly could be a new RPG featuring characters who have never been in an RPG before...but probably not. We'll find out by the end of the day.
I feel like it's going to be an actual new unannounced game...
Stories would be awesome, though but I doubt it since the IP isn't new.
Maybe Retro's project that is apparently a new IP?
...I can hope at least
I first thought maybe a Pikmin or Captain Toad for 3ds... But if its entirely new, maybe some type of Sports RPG?
I'm assuming a Culdcept localization.
Was hoping for a new golden sun or advance wars but it will be something to look forward to when watching the treehouse today
Only the first two are nintendo ip the rest belong to other companies.
Nintendo: We're introducing a new IP
Nintendo fans: Mother 3! Monster Hunter Stories! Golden Sun 4! Culdcept! Etrian Odyssey V!
Never change Nintendo fans, never change.
Well if they pull another codename steam type game I'll be happy even if Nintendo's bottom line won't be. I had a lot of fun with STEAM. Nintendo has been doing well with the new ips if you like multiple genres.
Culdcept would be new to the west, which is where the E3 presentation is taking place anyway. Officially Nintendo has never introduced Culdcept to their western audiences - its Direct was Japan-only - hence why myself and others are pointing out the possibility. I don't want it and a globally unannounced game sounds more likely, but the odds are not zero.
Spot-on about the other franchises you pointed out, though.
I enjoyed the hell out of Codename STEAM. Very underrated IMO and one of the best strategy games on 3DS behind Fire Emblem.
On Nintendo E3 site it is scheduled as a action/adventure/RPG debut gameplay.
So its is more likely to be Monster Hunter Stories, isn't it??
Although I am in hope of something completely new and unannounced as a world wide debut instead of a western localization of a game never seen here before!
Hope it's good interesting and fun.
@Arnold-Kage So who made StarTropics? Besides all of them were published Nintendo and was release outside their platform. Well maybe except Baten Kaitos but when Ninty bought Monolith Soft they did published the second game.
Your right i forgot nintendo made StarTropic
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