The Japan Expo in Paris is only a couple of weeks away, and it's an event Nintendo has often supported. Last year Nintendo ran a Splatoon Squid Sisters concert, reminiscent of the performances that proved to be such a hit in Japan.
This year Nintendo's key contribution is a Masterclass presentation by three key figures involved in the The Legend of Zelda series - these will be series producer Eiji Aonuma, Breath of the Wild artistic director Satoru Takizawa, and "Battle of Ganon" illustrator Yusuke Nakano.
Much of the presentation is likely to focus on Breath of the Wild, though the broader series is the topic of the masterclass. It should be a fascinating talk on 7th July; are any of you going to be lucky enough to attend?
I wish i was in Japan
That should be interesting, I hope there's an English translation.
Bon Jour, roro26.
Well they be announcing new games? Probably not...
@Voldemort807 They never do at Japan Exo. But who knows. Old habbits are meant to die
What do they talk about at the expo then? Just showing off the pre-existing games?
Last year the guest was Junichi Masuda (at the times they were teasing for Sun/Moon, and we got the Salandit preview before it was revealed worldwide a few minutes or hours later). His talk was mainly about XY which he directed and how he worked. He showed a notebook where he put his ideas and showed several drafts. He showed photos of France (since Kallos is based on it and since we were there). He showed how and where he composed music for the games (also previewing a music for Pokémon Go which wasn't officialy out at the times, and I've never heard that music in the game yet, it sounded like a remix of the red/blue theme). He talked about the beginnings of Game Freak… stuff like these. He also threw several signed pokéballs plushies in the crowd. It was REALLY cool. The same thing with Zelda should be nice.
"Masterclass" has become one of those annoying buzzwords that pops up everywhere since IGN used it in their BotW review.
@RedMageLanakyn I always thought it was related to music. "a class, especially in music, given by an expert to highly talented students."
@Boidoh Yeah, that's the definition. But as you can see, it's not being used properly at all. Just another buzzword.
@RedMageLanakyn I'm curious. What is the meaning they're attributing to the phrase?
@Boidoh Instead of treating it like the definition, it's being used as a substitute for a phrase like "perfect example". It started with the IGN review, and since then I've seen it pop up everywhere. Not a huge deal, just annoys me a little.
@Voldemort807 Available games. And existing demos. Last year it was Breath of the Wild. I guess this year we'll have Mario Odyssey.
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