Sound the klaxon, there's a Nintendo Direct coming! Huzzah, break out the bunting! What's that? It's a '3DS' Nintendo Direct. Oh, but there must be the potential for NX to feature? ""NX will not be discussed or revealed in this broadcast". Oh...
Well, dry those eyes, as there is a Nintendo Direct coming this week that will focus on portable treats for the 3DS. It's going down on 1st September at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK / 4pm CET. Nintendo of Europe has done a nice tweet to accompany Nintendo of America's rather matter-of-fact press release and tweet.
As always we'll be hosting the stream, live blogging and covering the broadcast here on Nintendo Life; as there will be separate streams for Europe and North America we'll cover them separately, too.
Are you excited about this, and what do you hope to see revealed? "NX" is not an acceptable answer.
Please surprise release of Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC straight after!
I vote for Picross 3D 2, some form of Mario game (asides from Star Rush, though that will feature, for sure), and a surprise to be featured in the direct. We'll probably also see more of Ever Oasis, and get an announcement for Yo-Kai Watch 2 (like a date or time frame for next year, at least in Europe).
Stupid school. Couldn't you start a day later?
At this rate NX is going to be revealed in December.
Huh, looks like I my sources were right ^_^ bring on the Nintendo Direct!
they could announce when the nx event will happen in the direct though
Whoa yeah! I wonder what's in store for the almighty 3Ds
While it's better then nothing it's still disappointing. At least the 3ds has game to hold a direct for longer then 20 minutes.
Yo-Kai Watch 2, Dragon Quest VIII, Pokemon Sun/Moon...
What else is due out?
Perhaps some surprises?
3DS seriously needs a price cut.
Damn you Nintendo!
i was going to sleep, and i get this excited news?
Shame for Wii U, but really not surprised at this point.
"still waits on NX announcement"
Something to do with Pokemon Sun & Moon? Maybe the starter evolutions?
Maybe they will reveal something that justifies the My Nintendo rewards program?
Nothing gets my more hyped for a Nintendo Direct than watching a Yakuza member have fun with his 3DS.
Animal Crossing and FE coming to smart devices!!!
I want a 'New New' 3DS with better graphics.
@Daldra I mean, for most minimum wage people it would theoretically only take about 16 or 18 hours of work to afford one. That's not bad.
pokemon go on 3ds. i was excited as nintendo directs have become a rare drop, but 3ds? hmmm...
@kamikazilucas But isn't that technically an update on the NX?
Meaning that it won't be talked about in any capacity.
Ever since E3 the lack of news almost made me forget about Nintendo Direct, then again it'll likely be updates on upcoming releases and DLC that will be released during Fall and perhaps a brand new game for the Winter season (nothing big, probably just a Mario or Pokemon spin-off).
Fingers crossed for Pokemon Gold/Silver on the Eshop.
Guessing maybe Dragon Quest 8 will be there too.
The EU version will probably feature Federation Force as it comes out a day later.
I assume its just going to be about how all resources are going towards Pokemon Go and everything else has been cancelled.
There, I put the bar as low as I could.
Other than that, just a whole show about NX.... lol. The system that's not real, and quite possibly the greatest hoax Nintendo's history.
The Nintendo 4KDS would be a true technical marvel!
Man they are killing us.
I hope they understand that the longer the wait, the bigger the payoff has to be...
Yeah the first part of the article summed up my thoughts.
Personally I'm really not that excited about the Direct and I'm not expecting to hear much other than some indies, maybe one or two small eShop games and DLC with a news update on the final one or two retail games coming to the system that aren't Pokemon related.
@Daldra No. No it does not. If you're too cheap to pay for a 3DS at this rate, then that's just sad. It's an incredibly cheap system with a plethora of amazing games. The price they have for it currently is more than acceptable.
Luigis mansion 3!
@Grumblevolcano Please blessed Naga, make that a reality! I need more Hyrule Warriors DLC.
No nx then I don't care. I already retired my Wii u earlier this month. Its on the shelf unconnected with the GameCube, ps2 and ps3. I'll be setting up the ps2 soon for my yearly silent hill 1-4 fall runs and then the ps3 for costume quest 1&2. Fall games woo!
There's been talks of AC: New Leaf DLC so it will probably get mentioned. Hopefully one surprise reveal at least?
@ReshiramZekrom if at all before the launch date.
Don't really see a point from my eyes, but ok. How about something Mario related?
Yeah yeah, no NX discussion. But could you at LEAST reveal the date when you'll talk about it and reveal it? You've revealed dates for special Directs during Directs in the past (The Smash Bros Directs anyone?). Please end this torture of only having rumors to go on! T.T
Oh man, I need some more Hyrule Warriors DLC. Now I'm hyped
So Mario Galaxy in some form for the Galaxy 3DS they just released?
Obviously gonna be some Pokemon news, and hopefully mother 3?????
What if the 3DS is the NX controller.. think about it.. nah, that's crazy talk. xD
This is making me upset. Why can't we see this stupid thing yet? If you schedule a direct, and it's like, 6 months till a new console is released, why don't you give any info about it?
Animal Crossing: New Leaf update right?! I hope they'll show the smartphone game with integration into the 3DS game!
@Lucina I already have a 3DS. The $200 price has been there since the xl came out. Might as well make the 3DS sell more faster before it becomes irrelevant when the nx is announced. The wii u also seriously needs a price cut.
@Lucina I do agree with you about being worth it, however there are places where the price is still too high, for example here in Mexico. It doesn't need a global price cut though, just a better transition for some countries. I haven't been able to upgrade to a New 3DS because they don't do the price cut they offered to previous 3DS owners by giving their 3DS in exchange and buying a new model costs $4000 to $5000 pesos, which I would compare to paying $300 to 500 dollars for one in the USA.
@buildz you dont know that
@danmonse isabelle must be wondering where the mayor's been all this time.
The usual stuff like announcing new releases and localisations. Granted, Nintendo might stick to their own product line rather than delve into things like Etrian Odyssey 5 or even more Tales game ports from Namdai... what? A nerd can dream, although even getting one's hands on Tales of the Abyss in Europe is a challenge. Speaking of which, how about an eShop release? If games as bulky as Xenogears receive one..
And that in turn reminds me that hearing about more stuff announced for eShop (including Virtual Console) would be welcome as well. Or about some expansions for My Nintendo service. But in reality, I suspect it'll be mostly Pokemon. XD
And perhaps I'm among the few who are honestly curious but not hyped about NX. Most appealing is the rumoured concept that could make it the first home console for me to use without a TV and outside (and thus actually be able to play consistently; yes, I know about PS remote play, but even there it would take a TV/PC screen for preparations and linking the systems). But the starting price tag will likely make it a distant purchase as well, and I have a seemingly endless list of older platforms' titles to catch up with.
I called it exactly. I said it only yesterday morning that it would be on Thursday. It's pretty crappy that it's only 3DS information though.
When we get this out of the way, can we please get a date for the NX reveal..? :---)
@WolfyWardark well, if Vita eventually became a PS4 one... XD
I'd like some Atlus release dates for Europe, if that could happen. SMT4A, 7th Dragon III, EO5. Maaaaaybe some new RPG titles announced. NX not being announced doesn't mean they can't announce games~
We will get a Wii U direct on Sept 8th and then the NX reveal in a direct on Sept 15th......3 directs in 3 weeks.......get your snacks and drinks ready!
Sadly the Wii U direct will be about Color Splash, Indie games and then switch to mobile......
I can't wait I gotta build up my 3DS collection!
@SanderEvers Thanks! ^__^
I'm getting sick of the NX rumors and waiting. If I have to suffer through one more day of an NX rumor im gonna....Oh, a Nintendo 3ds direct!
Ever Oasis, Etrian Odyssey V (coughs Untold III coughs), Animal Crossing update, Pokemon Sun and Moon (still on the fence about whether I'll be purchasing or not), and maybe some new stuff (that maybe aren't RPGs). Looking forward to the direct!
Please... Give me a gamecube port for the 3DS... Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Super Mario Sunshine, Smash Bros. Melee, Wind Waker, anything!! ;_;
MARIO MAKER 3DS! PLEASE! I'm getting my hopes up but I know it won't happen.
....Great....this Direct is going to be a boring one for me. :c
Also where did it say no NX news?
My hopes for games to appear.
Super Mario Galaxy 3DS
Super Mario Maker 3DS
Another Sonic 3DS Game that's NOT Fire and Ice...
Otherwise known as the list of "Impossible Dreams"
Woah. Wonder why they revealed the Galaxy style 3DS outside of the Direct then.
Anyways, I'm guessing it'll have this:
-Yokai Watch 2
-Disney Magical World 2
-Mario Party Star Rush
-Dragon Quest VII
-Dragon Quest VIII (release date?)
-Detective Pikachu localisation
-Picross 3D 2 localisation
-Dragon Ball Fusions localisation
-Monster Hunter Stories localisation
-Pokemon GSC on the 3DS VC (please?)
-AC New Leaf Fall Update
Can't they just announce a FREAKING reveal date for the NX? NX is out in less than 7 months and we STILL don't know a thing from that system!
@FeatherlessDuck Eh.. 3 months of work for me, actually.
Aw man, guess I won't be able to watch it, going out to play pokemon go but i have notifications on nintendo life's twitter so i should be good
probably updates on ever oasis and/or Dragon quest VII /VIII, sun and moon and.......meh, doesn't sound really exciting, right? =/
What is there to be excited about? My Wii u is all but dead. Not even a mention of it. It's sad how we've been left to buy indie games for the last year plus and still no sign of anything good coming out.
@kotag No there's definitely gonna be a new game revealed
Yeah because if you're making minimum wage you don't have other priorities.
Regarding the NX, you'd be surprised how many games they could add onto their NX Direct if they did it "two months later". It really all adds up. It will mean the NX Direct will be one hell of a show!
No NX, so I don't really care. No near-future Nintendo games currently hold my interest and I can garantee like 1/3 of the broadcast will be about Federation Force (which doesn't interest me). Sun and Moon is exciting though
@Grandpa_Pixel Yes! Spirit Tracks DLC on the way!
@NintendoEan I know right? They could AT LEAST build up hype but no, leave us in the dark until the last second. It's really a turn off, I'm not buying something when I have little to no information about it.
Unless it's a three minutes directly there isn't much to cover for the Wii u . Unless of course they can show us how they really feel and show Miyamoto going all Gallagher on the rest of their Wii u stock. That would be awesome.
Mario Galaxy 3DS, it's going to be announced.
On one hand I'm disappointed there is still no talk of NX, but on the other hand I get it they want to keep their cards close.
I just hope after the wait, it's going to be worth it.
I'm optimistic it will be, but it will completely suck, if we've waited all this time with no Info for garbage.
i hope for a Dragon quest 7 demo.
I hope for Pokemon Gold and Silver getting an eshop release.
@Lucina Weren't we due for a DLC pack this month? Or was that next month?
Dragon Quest VIII, I hope so.
Price cut, maybe.
Advance Wars, please. That will make my day.
SMT Apocalypse, Sun and Moon, DQVII and VIII, eshop stuff with all Pokemon games on eShop, and in the end the NX reveal date.
-RPG Maker Fes making it to the west.
Slightly more realistic expectations:
-EOV's western release date (Europe or otherwise)
-Something new from Atlus
The probable, harsh reality:
-Pokemon Sun/Moon coverage
-Dragon Quest coverage
-SMTIV Apocalypse coverage
-Federation Force coverage
-Ever Oasis coverage
-Ace Attorney 6 coverage
The ''lmao, let it go already'' category:
-Great Ace Attorney localization
@Tlink7 Guarantee that one-third of the Direct will be about Fed Force? Want to take a bet on that? Because... Federation Force has already been released.
Remember when a Nintendo rep mentioned Mario Galaxy about 18 months ago as if a dev team was working on it... Mario Galaxy 3DS confirmed!
As someone who LOVES their 3DS, I am quite excited for this Nintendo Direct. It's become my favourite system of all time thanks to the incredible support its been given thus far. Easily one of the most impressive game librarys for a system since the SNES.
@Vee_Flames Federation Force launches in Europe on September 2nd.
I'm guessing we'll get a surprise announcement of Pokemon G/S/C for VC before the "Summer of Pokemon" ends.
@Lucina Same. Absolutely adore my 3DS. One of the best gaming machines I've ever owned.
@BensonUii I think this is pretty likely as well. Would be a good way to make some easy money off of their already developed emulator. Just depends on licensing issues, but doubt that is too difficult. Hopefully we get a word about square Vc releases as well. Not expecting much other than this being a marketing platform for their announced releases. Maybe a galaxy port to 3DS since the Galaxy 3Dxl reveal was way to suspicion now that a direct was announced.
I am sure there is a ton for them to talk about. Just to be sure, does anyone recall how long their last 3DS Direct was?
More on Ever Oasis sounds good to me.
I really do not know why everyone is getting so excited. ""NX will not be discussed or revealed in this broadcast". This is just disgusting. I know they want to have a big push on the the 3DS before Xmas and all, but they should at least highlight some games coming to the NX. If this system is coming out in March.
I'm just going to make a bold prediction..... not saying that it will happen, but one can dream.......
MINECRAFT. 'Nuff said.
@Ashthearcher september 6 for me
Sweet! Always excited for a direct!
@Gerbwmu thats what i want the most
@Grumblevolcano I'm glad you got 1st post. I wish you would have said something seriously sarcastic about it, but I'll just laugh enough for both of us. But how did you forget MK8 DLC? And Cloud and Bayonetta amiibo? I know they strictly aren't 3DS, but they should work on there.
Bwah hah, bwah hah hah, bwah hahahahaha haha haha ha. Bwah hah ha.
I wonder what Nintendo could have to show that isn't just the same stuff we already know about. Probably it will indeed just be going over stuff we already know about.
ugh i dont want to looks deep into games that were already announced i want surprising announcements like new games or new dlcs cross fingers for mario galaxy 3ds
The amount of spotlight that 3DS gets compared to the Wii U makes me doubt that the NX is what's described in the EG rumours. Why keep as much support going as there is if you're going to shunt the platform for something new in a matter of months?
I really hope they announce something instead of just talking about Pokemon and Mario Party.
C'mon inazuma eleven go galaxy!
Ace Attorney, Yokai Watch 2, Dragon Quest VII and Pokemon are the biggest things I see getting coverage during the Nintendo Direct, especially YW2, DQ7 and AA since those release in September. Perhaps we'll also see more stuff revolving around Disney Magical World 2, Dragon Quest VIII, and Shin Megami Tensei. But a surpise announcement or two (Monster Hunter Stories, Theatrhythm Dragon Quest, etc) would be nice too.
Maybe Animal Crossing mobile and Fire Emblem mobile will be shown off. I know this is gonna be a mostly 3ds direct but i could sill happen as its close to the release date.
Pokemon, Games we never asked for and 2 year late localisations. ANyone else hyped?
oh come on bring on the new hardware ffs My 3ds is starting to get a bit rough around the edges and im not replacing it WHY NO NX
How bout a 3DS connecting cable so I can plug it into my Wii U and play the games on my big screen with the gamepad......it will probably only work with New 3DS's though...........
@TheDavyStar Maybe you can play 3DS games on the NX. I'm not sure about this, but I think that every new portable is able to play games from the last one.
Also, it's necessary to focus attention on the 3DS since the Wii U obviously failed. Most of the Nintendo customers own a 3DS so it's their objective to keep them busy while preparing the NX, in my opinion. If they stop delivering just because the 3DS will have a successor soon customers will feel abandoned instead of feeling that their product is constantly supported and could end up getting other consoles from the competition.
Is this a Europe thing only, or does the US get one too? The only thing I'm excited for is Pokemon Sun and Moon, what else is there?
People need to chill about the NX.
Two more days.
I hope it will be a good news...
Well, the Galaxy console was a bit random so maybe something explaining that? Animal Crossing update? More info on Ever Oasis? I wouldn't mind a couple more StreetPass games. And something great as a My Nintendo reward.
@Captain_Gonru If Pikmin 4 is on 3DS, or New 3DS, that's great, b/c then I'll have no reason to buy an NX, saves me some money.
There could really be a ton of things to talk about, but hardly any could be true. A Kid Icarus sequel would be awesome, or Luigi Mansion 3, new amiibo, price cut, New 2DS needs to be made so kids can play with amiibo (why keep making old innards for 2DS when both New 3DS use new parts, it's a waste of manufacturing.) The 2DS is $79, they should kill that stock and make New 2DS $99 for the holidays, bundle ACNL so kids buy those amiibos. Also just in time for AC mobile game. Man, ACNL New 2DS bundle w/ a couple of cards for $99 actually sounds good enough to be real, doesn't it?
So yes, I can see a very full worthwhile 3DS Nintendo Direct. And Monster Hunter Stories has 6 amiibo coming, and it's a very kid friendly looking game and anime TV show, very How to Train Your Dragon, so that game could use a New 2DS as well. And of course MHS needs a western date. Maybe a New 2DS XL? hmm
So yes, could be a good ND.
But for the /[email protected]$&**$^ Nintendo, don't do this now with everybody waiting on NX news, this is insane. Enough is enough already, just tell us the freaking date of the unviel, is that too freaking much to ask!?!? Man.
The 3DS XL is $174.99 and the smaller New 3DS 3D Land bundle (including game and 2 faceplates) was only $149.99.
That's pretty cheap.
On top of that, this past weekend Target held a sale for 10% off every purchase store wide and online, and another 5% off if you use your REDCard.
Anyone who wanted a 3DS could have gotten one with a game for $120 brand new.
It's about time we got some actual news...
AC New Leaf new update still killing me.
Wonder what the huge addition that will be...
Considering there are some HHD implements to AC New Leaf new update.
Will it make Lottie appear as a new Special character ?
Or more customizable villager's house and house placing ?
More controlable villagers choice (Move in and move out since we can Summon them directly by using Amiibo cards) ?
Just looking at that picture already makes me tired in advance. It truly amazes me how no one at Nintendo ever thinks about getting a spokesperson for the European presentations that can actually pronounce English properly. To his credit, mr. Iwata came pretty close, and at least he had personality.
Now we have to deal with mr. Dry bread and his "Engrish", which means we can "enjoy" another half hour of this:
"Herro evwybody, wercome. I hav a message that I want to deriver - Directry - to you. I am going to show you som'a wonderfu' new games for Nintendo Sree Dee Es, which you will be abre to pray right aftah this presentation..."
I think I'll skip and just read the news here after the presentation...
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Pfft so what Nastrasligeach_eire. I won't give you all my money until you tell me what the NX is!
Nice to have a Direct, but it will be "New" 3DS news, so I'll still get no joy from this
maybe I should upgrade... checks wallet...maybe not.
gimme a surprise non-RPG announcement, a timeframe for DQ8 and some VC available right after the end of the direct.
Oh... maybe Ever Oasis will be explained more further.
Who know ?
@JaxonH fwiw the sale didn't apply to the 3DS bundle at least in my neck of the woods
@Gerbwmu New 3DS to Wii U cable (though WiFi works for me)
I thought New 3DS would have TV out. And after DS could dl demos from Wii I really thought 3DS and Wii U would work much better together. Why can 3DS be used as a controller for SSB but not any other game? And Nintendo has a history of interconnectivity between Gamecube and Game Boy with those cables. So why shouldn't Wii U and 3DS play well together?
I think it's too late now though, whatever may have been done has been moved on to NX. 13mil Wii U apparently wasn't worth the effort for them. Can't even cut the price to move some consoles, don't want to overshoot their 800,000 financial predition. If 3DS output it's great games library to TV via Wii U, then Wii U might sell, and Nintendo won't allow that, I think it's OOS.
Nintendo is really pushing the NX no info thing. They clearly know it is way past due with the disclaimers. Just tell us already.
It applied to 3DS, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox One S...
Unless you're not in the US. It was verified on gaming websites and I even personally added to my cart to see if the discount was applied, and it was indeed.
NX looks like a very very Top Secret of Nintendo.
Out of bleeping nowhere.
@Daldra . Long overdue for a price cut. They would move a ton of systems and at least generate some excitement for the games/system.
Oh, and as always, my personal hopes:
@JaxonH I've seen New XL for $175 a couple of times, but I think those were mostly weekly sales. Nintendo has never officially announced that price like they did with the $79 2DS. And that very cool New 3DS $149 bundle was store limited. And, just yesterday they announced the New Galaxy New 3DS XL, but they didn't announce a new price, it's $199, no game bundled.
So while you are correct, New 3DS XL could gave been easily had recently for $175, I do velvet it is still officially $199. That could change though for the holidays.
So, what do you think about a New 2DS? No 3D, but 2 thumbsticks and NFC built in. Maybe a New 2DS XL, thought that might be too big and expensive.
I know my chances are limited, but Advance Wars (a new game, old games released playable on the 3DS, or a compilation of the old games as one new one) would make my day amazing. I'm glad that we have so much Fire Emblem recently, but a new Advance Wars would make this system easily my favorite of recent times.
FINALLY! Hopefully we'll get a new pokemon announced for Sun and Moon. I... can't think of anything else we need. But we're definately due more games. The wasteland is barren, guys.
It's been awhile since we got a direct, though I'm not really expecting much from this.
Sad to say, the entertainment industry officially restarts during fall.
May it be videogames or TV shows, that's how it works.
Not about NX? Who's spiking the kool-aid at Nintendo?
@ThanosReXXX Nintendo is having an ND for 3DS instead of NX and you're worried about some guys accent? Wierd. Just do what everybody else in Europe does and watch the US one instead.
Oh, good news, this makes a good case for an NX Home. If NX is a handheld hybrid with TV out why push 3DS so hard now? Once they get around to announcing NX hybrid, late September I'd wager only a month from now, 3DS would be dead anyway. Well unless XL is $149 and the NX is $349, so even if it's a hybrid it's priced as a Home due to the dock so they kill Wii U, keep 3DS.
But I'll budge, 20% Home and Away, 80% hybrid. "Core" "Tesseract" I should pick one and stick with it.
PS - no email in 2 days, so I'm behind again. Kids start school next week, then you'll be ready to get rid of me.
@Alundra-1998 The new feature would be a censorship function than can't be turned off.
@rjejr #148 Well you could fix that "issue" by revealing the NX a few months later (say November/December for example)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who would love to see a Picross 3D 2 English release. I've been playing my import copy, and almost done with the puzzles, but would be happy to play again on an English copy.
You have to consider that for us outside the US, there are many factors outside of Nintendo's control. One thing that makes the 3DS more expensive is the dollar - at least in Chile, its growing stronger than the peso and its making imports more expensive, plus all stuff like taxes and those things.
About the trade in Program, that is sponsored by the stores, not by Nintendo itself.
@Dakt Anybody ever answer you?
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@rjejr - why 3DS and Wii U weren't closer related I will never understand. There should have been a 3DS card slot in the system and a single eshop for both.....but maybe the tech wasn't there or cheap enough yet to make it work.
I haven't got a clue what NX is as of now. So many different rumors with convincing arguments. I think it will be revealed, or the reveal revealed, at the Tokyo Game Show though which means not much longer of a wait.
I'm most interested in finding out about backwards compatibility and with what system. Either I need a back up gamepad or whole Wii U to put away for 15 years from now when kids are gone to college and I get to replay these games.
Hopefully reveal a few new things for 3DS rather than just reiterating stuff we already know.
@Grumblevolcano No joke, I have considered the possibility of Nintendo waiting until January and the Consumer Electronics Excpo, CES.
If they are making a hybrid, no disc drive, no HDD, no AAA games, no Home console, not competing with Sony or MS anymore, wanting to bring the Wii owning casuals back, then CES might be the right place for it. B/c it will really be competing with Amazon Fire and Nvidia Shield.
You know, even if it is a Home and Away, it might still be underpowered enough to be competing with those.
@Luna_110 Yeah, I'm aware of all of that and that it isn't Nintendo's fault. However, that's why I mention the transition. I'm quite sure it won't happen, but it would be great if Nintendo based the prices depending on the country so that differences in prices between countries aren't as big as they are now, even with taxes. After all, more access to handleds and consoles for more people means more game sales in the long run. Still, the price could never be as good as it is in USA though, but right now as it is, it feels like we are paying double the price they pay or even more.
I'm also aware that it the trade in program was sponsored by the stores, but I mentioned it so that others could understand why it isn't as easy for other countries to get a New 3DS. As you said, we have many factors against us.
@rjejr "Just do what everybody else in Europe does and watch the US one instead."
That's not always useful, since a lot of the times, the presentations are of totally different games because of Nintendo's awesomely archaic region restrictions...
And I don't "worry" about his accent, I positively HATE it, and it makes it an absolute chore to listen to it. And I've felt this way since the first time since I've heard this man speak. He's just no spokesperson, and Nintendo should have realized that a long time ago already. Not every CEO needs to be on TV...
"Kids start school next week, then you'll be ready to get rid of me."
lol this got me for a second 😂 as soon as I saw the words "Nintendo Direct" I thought it was the NX reveal... ahh when is it gonna happen 😣
when it does, I think it will be at a conference because that's more suited to a console reveal
Good to see they're keen to 'communicate' what NX is properly. Just like Fils-Aime said last week.
@Gerbwmu Nintendo never attends TGS, they sometimes have their own show around then though. I just wrote this in another thread this morning, see if I can go find it and copy paste it here. Found it:
But Nitneod hasn't done TGS in years, why unveil NX there this year? They always have their own thing mid-Sept. There have been several notable NDs in September as well.
End of August would have been nice. Wii U price cut ND was end of August. So would have been May ahead of E3, or at E3, or at Gamescon. No, not at Gamesonc, if they were going to skip E3 they might as well skip Gamescon as well.
Oh well, it can only be Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb or March at this point, so we might as well all keep saying "With Nintendo NX getting closer to its big reveal" b/c eventually 1 of us will be right.
Late September seems the latest they can go though. Announcing NX in early Oct right before PM:CS would be mean to the PM devs. After PM is kind of late, PSVR news coverage will be everywhere then.
Oh, both Wii u and 3DS were shown on Sept 13 in 2011, 2012, but Sony is Sept 13 this year ahead of TGS which Nintendo won't be attending.
CES in January if it isn't Sept 27-29 (random days I hit throwing darts at a Sept calendar)
@ThanosReXXX Once my kids go back to school I can get on the PC to get my email and type a string of never ending replies to you. You'll get sick of me right quick.
Good grief, Nintendo. Even I'm starting to wonder why they're waiting til the last damn minute. Some marketing. Didn't Reggie JUST say that they need to do better at communicating their products? Yeah... right. Sure.
I'm working then, so I'll just avoid any news until I get home, then watch it
@rjejr Or maybe Nintendo will do their own event and conference.
Just gonna throw this out there for something that probably won't happen. Super Mario Galaxy 3ds
@rjejr I think a big factor will be Ever Oasis launch date. Nintendo announced 2017 at E3 but if let's say that is January then they could arguably release all their 3DS and Wii U games (except BotW) and then announce the NX at CES like you suggested.
SNES VC for older models and more NES, Gameboy, game gear and tg16 VC! A good Metroid game (amr2!?)
Power Rangers theme!
Just give me Monster Hunter: Stories confirmation, that's all I really need.
I don't even know what to hope for at this point, so I'll keep my expectations low. I'm sure we'll get stuff about the last maps of Fates DLC and maybe HW Legends DLC, stuff about confirmed upcoming games, and some eshop and VC stuff. We can hope and pray that they'll at least have something like FE15 or proper GBA VC (Mother 3 confirmed? shot) up their sleeve, but I doubt it. Maybe we'll get a New 3DS exclusive finally and then cows will fly. I really just feel like Nintendo should move onto an all new portable at this point; releases are definitely slowing and I bet the hardware is a major part to blame.
Not fussed re Pokemon GSC, the one use TMs made Blue too much of a slog to replay.
Wario faceplates would be nice. Please?
@rjejr Haha, no man, not a chance. Us grey elves have to stick together.
I had to collect my thoughts and swallow my disappointment and mild anger at your latest reply in our other running topic, but I've calmed down now, so expect an answer to that one any time now...
But back on topic...
the entire presentation script has been leaked:
(there's a bit in there that might even help you get over the loss of DI)
"Hello and welcome to Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct"
"I have been busy watching the Olympics, did you watch the Olympics? Don't worry, you can play the Olympics by yourself with Mario & Sonic at the Olympics on Nintendo 3DS. Please go to the eShop to download the game now for a new special price."
Mario & Sonic trailer
"The long awaited new game in the Metroid series is finally ready to release in Europe. You can play by yourself or with your friends in four player multiplay co-op mode. The game is out tomorrow so be sure to buy it and have fun. No we go to Japan to talk to the head of Capcom who has very exciting Monster Hunter news"
NEW Monster Hunter Announcement trailer
"Thank you very much. Now we go and talk about a new game for Nintendo 3DS. Disney Magical World 2. In this game you play as Disney Characters. I am happy to say that we are releasing an exclusive new Mickey Amiibo for New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. This Amiibo unlocks many fun things in the game. There is also a special edition with the game and a Mickey Amiibo"
Mickey Amiibo trailer
"Next I am happy to announce that a new DLC pack is coming to Fire Emblem with special Metroid items. These items are secret so go download the DLC pack now"
"Finally the moment we have all been waiting for. I can confirm that the new Dragon Quest game by Square Enix is in localization development for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL."
Dragon Quest Logo - IN LOCALIZATION DEVELOPMENT COMING SOON
"As you know, at Nintendo we all work very hard but sometimes not every game can finish in time. That's why we have decided to delay the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon until next year. We will announce a new release date soon but we are working hard so that it can launch in the first quarter of next year"
New Pokemon release window teaser
"We started today's presentation with Mario and Sonic and we end the presentation with Mario and Sonic. We have two new trailer especially for you. The first trailer is for Mario Party: Star Rush coming soon to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. Next is a trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, a new exciting action game from our friends at SEGA"
"Goodbye and happy gaming!"
If it was super hard to find I'd agree but 3DS has consistently been sold for $174.99 at at least one retailer for the last 6 months.
Even now, go to Target.com and see the $174.99 price for yourself. Even if it's not official, what matters is anyone can now easily obtain one brand new for that price. May not be the fancy smancy LE models but it's still a solid New 3DS.
Oh yeah, I forgot, the Animal Crossing update! We'll definitely hear about that in the direct. May even get some new amiibo.
@BensonUii I love Shibata haha
oh yeah if nintendo announces galaxy 3 as a NEW 3ds exclusive i will be incredibly angry
@kamikazilucas hey i was going to post the exact same thing but at least someone else was thinking the same thing as me when there was a 3ds focused direct
@FeatherlessDuck Not in the 3rd world!
@Grumblevolcano Thanks for reminding me about that, I reckon some news has to come up, maybe not a release, just a date, but we can always hope.
To be honest, I just thought of Star Rush when I heard about the direct.
I guess there is that new RPG they announced at E3, the name of which escapes me. There's Yo-Kai Watch, Pokémon Sun/Moon, and probably some more SNES VC games. All that gets a pretty big yawn from me. But that's okay, because I have Monster Hunter Generations and a massive backlog to get me through until Nintendo opens up the flood gates again in 2017.
@isaiahhoyt what do you mean was
@Yazan dragon quest 7 isnt the kind of game that needs a demo,
I hope they announce some more models of the smaller N3DS because that's what my daughter wants for Christmas or her birthday. I want them to announce some new games and give us a release of Picross 3D 2.
@ThanosReXXX That script better be fake, blech, don't waste our time Nintendo. And no mention of AC is impossible with the new fall update coming out.
Metroid Prime Federation Force DLC incoming....
@BensonUii i agree it feels very quiet in the europe directs
A new Nintendo Direct?
My Body is ready!
@rjejr Metroid DLC for Fire Emblem sounds very fake.
Excited but not hyped cuz it's just the 3DS.
I know Im breaking the rules, but my answer for what I hope for is STILL NX. Besides that though, I wish they would throw Wii U one last bone and announce a SNES VC release of FF3 and Secret of Mana. As far as 3DS goes since that is what the Direct is...I cant think of anything. Nothing we have heard of yet is exciting for me so a new announcement of a cool RPG orsomething would be nice I guess. Just as long as the whole thing isn't Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Federation Force 2 confirmed!
@FeatherlessDuck That's assuming they would have enough disposable income after they pay whatever bills they have. As someone who makes slightly more than the federal minimum wage, I'm lucky to have 30 bucks or more after bills and needed expenses like gas so I can keep going to work.
Oh yay, a birthday present. 😊
Would love some new things, but a bit on Ever Oasis would suffice for me. I don't really care about Pokemon, Ace Attorney, Yokai Watch, or Dragon Quest, so I know there is potential for disappointment.
They'd make my year with Etrian Odyssey Untold III. Going to really bother me in an OCD way if that one out of all of them is on a different system.
@kamikazilucas Will most RPG games in the 3ds got a demo so why not this one, i need it becz the16th is still a long time for me lol.
@The_Ninja well...if that's the case then at least they have my attention.
This is just pathetic. Really.
Pretty sure we will not be seeing an NX reveal in September then.
@Yazan i played the gamescom demo and it was pretty poop like there wasent much to it, and if they were gonna give out a demo it would be that so yeah
My bet is instant release of Rhythm Heaven
Ever Oasis news, please!
Oh, the speculation. I am pretty excited of the potential of a couple new Nintendo 3DS games. I wonder what franchises they will revisit if they do decide to announce some big reveals. No matter what they announce, more games is always a plus. I'm just surprised they are talking about new 3DS games this late in the system's lifecycle. I fuess it was no different for the DS though!
I hope there is a surprise.
If they plan on releasing the NX in March,they better show it off sometime next month....hopefully :/
New Golden Sun
"We are excited to announce the next step in Nintendo Handheld Gaming...
The New New Galaxy Style New New Nintendo 3DS XL."
At least announce when you will be announcing the Nx would be nice, otherwise I could really careless about this probably pointless direct.
Seriously, are they planning to show the NX sometime before they launch the @?!# thing?!?
@Lucina right. And people don't mind coughing up like $500 for an iPad. But spend $200 on a better gaming device, why would someone do that.
Eh, I want NX news. Then again, revealing Gold, Silver and Crystal eShop release for more 20th anniversary awesomeness would be great.
@BensonUii I get what you mean, he does get hard to understand. But I just find him halirous for some reason haha. The Yo-Kai dance killed me.
@Alundra-1998 That might be a bad marketing name, as it sounds a lot like "4 KIDS."
Seeing 2DS's recent resurgence... New 2DS model?
I'm guessing we will see these variants of the new 3ds xl as he is playing on one in the tweet. I know these pictures are of the 'old' 3ds xl
@Not_Soos Lol how true. XD Maybe not then.
@DoctorOverbuild Nintendo 4K DS.
Maybe a Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Bundle for Pokemon Sun and Moon in North America instead of the Solgaleo and Lunala Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL.
ALRIGHT a Nintendo direct tomorrow I cant wa-
"7 AM PT"
stupid school and dentist.
Wow pessimism take hold of us all! Guys, relax they will announce the NX when they announce it. They might be even saving the announcement of the announcement date at the end of this Direct as a surprise. Just relax everyone.
I'm tired of all this waiting.
Fingers crossed for something, anything, interesting on Thursday.
Having another 3DS Nintendo direct is great, but there's nothing I'm interested in coming out for the 3DS besides Fire & Ice and Gunvolt 2 at the moment... Hopefully there will be a surprise! Chances are this won't happen, but I also hope for some more My Nintendo awards. Even if it's just more 3DS themes, just something I semi-want to spend my coins on!
GBA games on New 3DS?
@Captain_Gonru Wow that is some seriously screwed up Ntineod Logic right there. Simplified little title HHD is a $40 download, ACNL is $20.
Maybe the big fall update will be a bundle of the 2?
I should probably point out I know nothing about AC games, just bundles and prices and things like that, so I have no idea how closely related NL and HHD are. Though I think they will be closer after the fall update. Which will probably happen in Feb.
I'm guessing you'll be at work Thursday at 10AM, you want me to keep you updated w/ any AC news? Probably easier to check your emails than watch an ND at work.
@Dakt Don't you think you should wait to thank me until after you get it to work? But your welcome just the same.
@ThanosReXXX What's the face for, me missing out on the joke thinking that script was real, or me doubting you again? I'm ok w/ it either way, just thought I'ld ask.
Reggie announces with a short pause in-between: Mother 3..DS. Then a trailer starts up showing off Earthbound beginnings, but on 3ds.
@JaxonH It's still $199 at Best Buy, Walmart and Kohls so the guy has a point. OK, admittedly I never read that guys post, just your reply, but I do think Nintendo still has the XL MSRP at $199, so there could be an official price drop on Thursday. Anybody looking to buy 1 cheaper than that has had plenty of opportunity to do so.
I was at Target on Sunday looking for that New 3DS (non XL) $149 bundle with my kid. He wasn't 100%, but we looked just to see. I'm thinking of an XL again, got $200 for my birthday, was going to buy FFXV and a PS4 on Sept 30th w/ it, but that ain't gonna happen. PS4 is Christmas now, no matter what happens on the 7th I'll pick 1 one up BF or Cyber Monday and then stick it under the tree. So maybe an XL, my kid bought LM:DM, and MHS does look good. So I'm actually interested in this ND. Not as much as an NX ND, but I'm still interested.
Just give us the date for the NX announcement and I'll be a happy boy Nintendo.
"Nintendo NX Special Broadcast coming October 6th! Prepare for everything!"
@Grumblevolcano I had to Google Ever Oasis. Not sure how I missed it at E3, that's my type of game. (Playing Ni No kuni on PS3 now, I got quite the backlog) Maybe if Ntineod had had a Direct.
And that transcript really can't be real. Mario & Sonic at the Olympics? The Olympics are over. And Pokemon will never be delayed, Gamefreak does what Nintnedont. Thanos was probably just messing with me.
Oh my God, FINALLY! It has been 6 months since the last one, so it's about time!
@MasterGraveheart Please. Pretty please.
You should like, totally just go against the grain and buy an Xbox or something instead. Just cause.
That 3D Land bundle was up for preorder for several weeks. We live in an online world and if you want something you've gotta take a bold step forward and claim it because if you don't you're going to miss out.
It's still available at some stores. You need to check online to see which ones. Madison East is sold out for example but Madison West and Sun Prairie and Delafield have some in stock (in my area). For example.
@rjejr Remember the Codename STEAM reveal at E3 2014? Well the reveal of Ever Oasis at E3 2016 was as awkward as that. The former was reveal at roundtable followed by Treehouse segment the next day whereas the latter was just a random Treehouse segment on the last day.
@Grumblevolcano Ever Oasis was less awkward. Remember, people were still clamoring for a Majora's Mask 3D announcement when Codename STEAM was revealed.
@IceClimbers The equivalent of Majora's Mask 3D this year was Mother 3 especially with the Emily Rogers rumours.
@rjejr It is probably fake, so it was a smiley signifying that I was pulling your leg.
Although a surprise Disney game on 3DS could have been nice.
Guy gave himself away with the Metroid suit in Fire Emblem, though.
Had he left that one out and replaced it with Animal Crossing, people might have actually believed it...
@JaxonH "Madison East is sold out for example but Madison West and Sun Prairie and Delafield"
Those are some funny sounding names to a Yank, just saying.
My kid probably wasn't going to buy it, but the 10% off Sunday made it a bit more interesting, and he had a $36 Target GC. If he really wanted it, yes, we would have preo-ordered. It was more of a window shopping thing.
And people said there wouldn't be a direct anytim e soon becasue of the 3DS Galaxy announcement.
Thankfully the direct is during my free period at school, so I will get to watch it.
@Grumblevolcano "Remember the Codename STEAM reveal at E3 2014?"
No, only that I wanted it b/c I thought it was "real time" or whatever you want to call it, a normal action 3rd person cover game. Once I found out it was movement strategy I lost interest.
@Dakt But that was like 200 comments ago.
@Captain_Gonru No spoilers, got it.
I know I'm late but...
LONG LIVE THE 3DS!!!!
Nintendo are doing the right thing, because if they reveal a 3DS Direct after the announcement of the NX then it won't get much coverage.
Better to do it now, then create internet meltdown later in September.
1. Of course it's during school.
2. Of course they announce it the day I'm too busy to even check Nintendo Life.
3. AND OF COURSE NINTENDO IS SAYING NOTHING ABOUT THEIR CONSOLE THAT RELEASES IN 6 MONTHS!!!! WHAT THE---!?
Sweeeet more 3DS love. But of course, the Wii U is left out again...
This will be the first Nintendo Direct in years that I won't even watch. I feel empty inside.
I doubt Nintendo has anything amazing up their sleeve with the NX around the corner so this Direct is likely just to advertise 3DS games we already know are coming out.
I doubt it myself -_-
Maybe next E3....
Advance Wars please!
@LasermasterA Golden Sun would be nice, sadly it's wishful thinking at this point.
That Project N-Stars big budget game revealed in the leaks earlier this year; was that tied to a game already revealed? If not, maybe we will see it in this Direct.
@Zadaris Project N-Stars is Mario Party Star Rush
SINCE WHEN?! THIS IS UNEXPECTED, AND I LIKE IT!
So, what do you expect then from Nintendo ?
Cheer up !
There are some upcoming 3DS games that can be played.
I can't wait for tomorrow.
Here's a mix of my predictions and wishful thinking, although trying to keep some degree of realism.
▪GBA VC games on N3DS, kicking it off with Mother 3, Minish Cap and Metroid: Zero Mission to celebrate respective anniversaries
▪Cloud, Bayonetta, and Corrin amiibo release date
▪New FE: Fates DLC, Corrin amiibo functionality update
▪AC:NL update info
▪PokéMon Sun & Moon info, surprise VC release of GSC, PokéMon Bank update date.
▪Hyrule Warriors Legends DLC release date at the end of September, SpotPass Fairy available after Direct.
▪Dragon Quest VII & VIII info
▪MH4U DLC, MH Stories reveal
▪Ace Attorney 6 info
Eh... don't forget Disney Magical World 2 3DS USA version due to October 2016.
Those two older 3DS XL looks pretty.
Orange X Black much like Haikyuu while Turquoise X Black much like Hatsune Miku.
Can't recall if NL covered this or not, Nintendo announced it on Friday. It's a list of "The Play Nintendo Show" episodes.
ACNL is on there, I think it will be in the ND. And as hard as Nintnedo is going after kids, why not give them a New 2DS w/ NFC support for Christmas?
AC episode. Probably shoudlnt watch it, it hurts. I think they wanted Vinnie from Dougie Howser as the host.
July 14, 2016 they are pushing this game on kids. amiibo at the end.
Its either going to be a load of jrpgs, or a heap of jrpgs
Mmm short notice, that's good.
At this point probably, but I still see GS4 making a return sometime in the future. Hopefully Camelot gets bored of making all the Tennis and Golf games and returns to form in style.
The second best news would be an Advance Wars. Or even the DS titles as DSiware kinda like Wario Ware as My Nintendo awards.
Oh come on Nintendo, use some of those amazing handheld franchises you have!
Sigh Come on Nintendo, reveal the NX already.
You saved me writing it, thanks.
@Vee_Flames I know, Nintendo has put recently released games in Directs quite often, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did so again. They do want to sell the game, after all
I really think at this point Nintendo's best move is to wait at least until the end of the month before they announce the NX, announcing this week (as many people here seem to want) would be a disaster as it would be overshadowed by both Apple's and Sony's press conferences.
Well makes sense...they do a last try to sell some games on 3ds before Nx takes over....i think they show Nx in october.
Yup the Wii U is dead. RIP Wii U
@rjejr I know I mentioned it in my response to your smiley question (#228), but personally, I don't care much for Animal Crossing. I have the GameCube and Wii version, but I lost interest pretty quickly with the first, and the second one even quicker.
Nice new avatar pic, though. The man made some memorable and hilarious movies. Good times, back in the day...
@Tlink7 @Grumblevolcano Well, Nintendo wouldn't spend one-thirds of their Direct talking about Fed Force... especially since it's already been released in some regions.
@Vee_Flames I know, I was just pointing out that I do expect Federation Force to be in the Europe Direct.
@whodatninja - no sources.....I just randomly make things up
I'm starting to think that the NX doesn't exist, and this is all one big practical joke from Nintendo.
This year still have a few Wii U titles.
Well, Paper Mario Color Splash...
So will Super Mario Galaxy 3DS be:
a) A port of the first game
b) A port of the second game
c) A remix of the two games
d) One of the above with a few new levels
e) The third title in the Galaxy series
Answers on the back of a postcard please.
All I want is Pokemon GSC on the eshop but I'm still not getting my hopes up too high. It'll likely be a whole Direct focused on Federation Force.
I don't expect anything good to be announced.
Hurrah! Oh, its not about NX......
NX just stands for Nintendo eXecutive. In other words its just Kimishima. Old hardware, lol!
@Captain_Gonru Well, lets hope there is something worth talking about.
I can think of plenty of stuff they can put in a 3DS ND, amiibo, release dates, price cuts, none of which would really be worth talking about. But maybe a new game would be nice.
My kids and I spent 15 minutes in the pool discussing how Subspace Emissary 2 should have been a no brainer. Though with a better name. Either with or without amiibo. It was such a good story driven game w/ fighting and platforming, no sequel is a shame. Since Wii U isn't getting any games might as well make it on 3DS, push New 3DS sales if it is amiibo based.
Really dont' see a point in having an ND after all this time - E3 dind't even have one - just to promote 3DS games we already know about, youtube and twitter has been working well for them recently. If they didn't have 1 for that $149 New 3DS bundle, why now?
So my expectations are higher then they should be that they have something ND worthy.
I guess, but if we don't know soon...
@ThanosReXXX Did I ask you an AC question? I so do not picture you as an AC guy.
My avatar seemed just the right amount of melancholy. I'll probably have to switch to this one after NX gets revealed.
@Gerbwmu 2020, that's when my kid goes to college. High school orientation this morning, 9th grade starts next Wed.
"a 3DS card slot in the system"
Funny thing, 1 of my many reasons for the hybrid over separate home and handheld consoles is that stupid card slot. Try putting a 3DS cartridge into a 3DS or XL on a table or counter-top. To make it easier flip it over, that's where it would be on a home console anyway. Its' almost impossible to do w/o holding onto the console. I have my old Atari 7800 hooked up to my kids TV and getting those cartridges in and out is such a pain. The new ones would be smaller, with an ejection button, but still, they would have to be DS or 3DS size for the handheld, so that size for the home if they shared the same cartridge, which is how it should work. The home console would be small like Wii or Wii U, not X1 or PS4 b/c no optical drive or HDD. So small, and light. Putting those little cartridges into and out of a small light box under my tv just seems like such a pain. Putting a handheld into and out of a dock to do it would be much simpler.
Now, putting a small cartridge into and out of a small console certainly isn't a reason not to build one, my kids and I would manage, but it would certainly be easier w/ a handheld in a dock.
@rjejr - 2027 the 1st will venture away to school.....by then I'll be broke so my boxed Wii U hidden in the basement will be my only option for gaming......well my SNES will still be around too.....if the boys don't wear it out. They have taken it over too.
Seen direct is 23 mins......I think they may do a Wii U one soon too. Paper Mario, FRN, Steam Collection, indie sizzle reel, maybe some love to skylanders and Lego Dimensions and a Zelda trailer to end it off could be 20 mins worth of direct. Maybe even the Mario Kart DLC or mother 3 rumored releases as a surprise. Gonna be interesting cluster of crap until NX reveal no matter what they do though.
Or nothing and eventually NX will be revealed and Wii U will be banished to gaming lore
@rjejr Man oh man, you ARE getting old...
I put the comment nr. right next to it to specifically prevent a reaction like this, but to no avail... Why do I even bother...
If you switch to that avatar, then I'll just switch to this one:
@rjejr Oh, and it won't have an "eject button". It will be a spring loaded cartridge slot, just like on the 3DS. No pain at all to remove that from either handheld, home console and/or docking station.
And who says there will be no hard drive or any kind of solid state media inside any of these systems? They would have to have some option to install digital downloads and DLC besides an SD card slot or an external hard drive. They will probably not make that 8GB/32GB mistake again...
@IceClimbers Is that right. Thanks. I suppose with that it's just going to be more on games we've already seen, which isn't as exciting.
@Gerbwmu Wii U doesn't need an ND, it needs a wake.
At least the $60 NES Mini this year should lead to a SNES Mini next year, you can probably squeeze that into your buget, that's like half a textbook.
We shall see.
@ThanosReXXX "Man oh man, you ARE getting old..."
If that's in reference to my newfound senility, yes. Yes I am. All I know is I'm hot and sweaty and I don't want to be that way anymore.
@ThanosReXXX "They will probably not make that 8GB/32GB mistake again..."
Are we still talking about the same Ntineod? The Ntinedo who barely got the 3DS off the ground launching it in March, so they are launching NX in March.
But no, I agree they won't make the same mistake, 8GB was woefully inadequate, and that 1 didn't have a game for $299, 32GB was OK, but at $349 was too expensive and came w/ a game nobody wanted. So consumers had a choice, inadequate or overpriced. They wont' do that again.
But do you really think they'll have a HDD? There has never been a Nintendo console w/ a HDD. Never. Not ever. Why start now? Maybe 32GB in the handheld, 64GB in the home. Could be on board or an SD micro card. If it's a hybrid probably a SD micro card w/ a dock for an external HDD like Wii U. But no HDD.
Same goes for optical. No optical, even if it's Home and Away, same cartridge. And no, a tiny cartridge on a Home in a cabinet under a TV is not "easy", even spring loaded. Consoles are too light, they slide around too much. Tiny cartridge in my dark poorly lit basement, not fun.
Oh, and since we're here - where aren't we? - I do think they will have an option like 8/32GB. Maybe not storage sizes, but something. Maybe there is a Home and Away, that's giving people a choice. Maybe it's a hybrid, I think they'll do a dock bundle and no dock bundle, that's a choice. Whether Reggie was talking about 1 hybrid or 1 platform, I think there will be more than 1 option for consumers to purchase. Maybe only 1 in March, but 2 by next Christmas. I won't say it will be a "mistake" this time though. I think the mistake last time was more about the game/no game than different storage sizes. I think options can be good, but they have to look good. If it is a hybrid, or a Home and Away, they can bundle them each w/ a different game that's more suiting it's purpose, even if it or they play the same cartridges. Something quick and easy w/ minimal graphics for portability, something graphically intensive for home use. If it is a hybrid, if they bundle it both w/ and w/o a dock, they might still want 2 marketing managers, hence the 2 job openings. Maybe instead of Tesseract I should call it Chameleon as the same core could be primarily as a Home or Away.
@rjejr "If that's in reference to my newfound senility, yes."
No, it wasn't. It was in reference to the fact that I put the number of the comment where you mentioned AC in my reaction, just in case you had no idea what I was talking about...
But agreed on the bodily climate issue; got the same, longing for an end to this horrible weather. Luckily, winter is coming...
"But do you really think they'll have a HDD?"
No, I never said that. I do believe they will have some type of solid state drive/flash memory in it, and in a higher capacity than was in the Wii U. The prices for bare bone modules starting at 64GB are next to nothing nowadays, especially at bulk purchasing prices, so they could at least add that to the insides of either the dock or the handheld or whatever device, besides the probably present SD card slot.
Skipping the optical drive remark, since I never expected that to be in there in the first place, especially since the cartridge rumor gained traction.
"And no, a tiny cartridge on a Home in a cabinet under a TV is not "easy", even spring loaded. Consoles are too light, they slide around too much. Tiny cartridge in my dark poorly lit basement, not fun."
Well, I don't know how much force you use when pressing buttons or removing media, but my consoles never move around when I operate them, and I'm a pretty big guy...
So if I can manage to remove or insert an SD card in the Wii with one hand without the console even moving a millimeter, then I can bloody well insert or eject a spring-loaded cartridge, so that one's completely on you, my friend.
Seems to me that you need to be a bit more gentle with your video game consoles...
I'm not going to dwell too much on your basement being dark and poorly lit, since that and kids playing there being an appropriate combo does not compute in my head...
And a game room (or a man cave) needs to be well lit and equipped with a decent audio/video setup anyway, so maybe you
need to pick up a paint brush and/or put up some atmospheric lighting there. Also nicer to display the ol' games collection in...
Oh, and let's not forget the game fridge and microwave: no time to leave the cave for something trivial as bodily sustenance when you're in the middle of a gaming session...
@rjejr Oh, and the same cartridge for home and away was a ThanosReXXX original. I said that from the moment cartridges became a thing. It also makes perfect sense.
They'll probably just upgrade the capacity of 3DS cartridges to a 32GB minimum, and later on, when games get more complicated, they can switch to 64GB cartridges.
@Frosty_09 Oh, definitely a sequel to Dual Strike. See, One of the reasons why I love Advance Wars is its staple "Haribo" colorful visuals. It's really cute and somehow complements the explosive violence in the game quite well. While I've enjoyed what I've played of Days of Ruin, I'm not a big fan of the dark, dritty nature of that game at all. It almost feels non-Advance Wars like, even if the excellent strategy-based gameplay is still present.
Long story short, I'd very much appreciate a return to the cheery, colorful visuals of the first three AW games. Days of Ruin is not bad in the slightest; it's just that I don't like the context of that game.
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