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[Let’s Talk] Hopes and expectations for the next Nintendo Direct

Posted on January 6, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk, Switch

A Nintendo Direct will almost certainly be held this month. You know it, we know it. For a recap as to why a Nintendo Direct is highly expected within the next couple of weeks, you can read up on this post. But even disregarding that, common sense tells you that we need to hear from Nintendo soon in order to get a better idea about plans for 2018 on Switch and 3DS.

For Switch’s future, we do actually know about a few things from Nintendo, but not everything is confirmed for this year, and there’s a lot that’s up in the air. Bayonetta 1 and 2 along with Dragon Quest Builders are due out in February. Other than that, we don’t really have solid dates. Nintendo has previously announced Kirby Star Allies, Yoshi, Metroid Prime 4, and new entries in the Pokemon and Fire Emblem series. Project Octopath Traveler will be published at some point as well.

3DS is even less certain, though we know the system is winding down at this point. Kirby Battle Royale finally heads to North America this month, followed by Sushi Striker, and The Dead Heat Breakers (at least in Japan). Atlus will help will the early schedule out with localizations of The Alliance Alive, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. It remains to be seen how much Nintendo will talk about 3DS, but something like a Yo-kai Watch 3 announcement for the west could be possible – if not during the next Nintendo Direct, possibly later in the year.

What are you hopes and expectations for the next Nintendo Direct? What do you realistically believe we’ll see? Do you have some crazy ideas for entirely new reveals? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: Your 2017 Game of the Year

Luke WalkingMoonTree

My GOTY is hands down The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and yet here I am, playing chapter 8 of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 instead of the Champions’ Ballad, this game just keeps on giving and probably if it featured climbing or a parasail I’d consider it better than Zelda, the OST is flawless, the Combat System is layered and satisfying to master, the locations are breathtaking (not that Zelda’s weren’t too, but this is on a whole other level of fantasy/sci-fi) I’m simply mesmerized by Xenoblade and I can’t wait to see what a project made AFTER BotW laying down the basics for Open World games could become in Takahashi’s hands.

nekoknight

Super Mario Odyssey takes the cake for my “Game of the Year.” It’s just so much fun – it has everything you know and love about 3D Mario games, and is brimming with creativity the likes of which we’ve never seen in a Mario game before. I found Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be mostly hum-drum with only a few awesome parts spread throughout, plus the world is just too frustrating to navigate. But the world of Super Mario Odyssey is both big AND accessible. Definitely my pick for game of the year.

MARl0

I’ve never had a year that was so difficult for me to choose my personal game of the year. Between Zelda, Mario, and Xenoblad 2—it’s absurdly hard for me to choose between them. I think ultimately my choice will go to Mario Odyssey, but man, any one of them could take the cake.

Gabrielle Santiago

Ever Oasis would be my favourite game. Even though I’m a pokemon fan, Ultra Sun is way too hard to play.

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  • James Fox

    At the moment, I have none
    All i want the upcoming Direct to do is surprise me
    That’s all

  • Andrew

    Hoping Switch gets joy cons with d-pads. My backlog is pretty bad, so I can wait this out before I pick the system up.

    • Echocookie

      I don’t think you are doing yourself a favor by waiting for D-pad Joy-Con. It’s a pretty big gamble whether they are coming or not, and even if Nintendo has them planned, I would bet they are coming closer to a Smash release than the first half of this year.

      • Felipe M.

        A Switch controller for Smash wouldn’t be a Joy-Con much less wireless.

      • Andrew

        Again, my backlog is really full. I can wait. There hasn’t been a Switch game Ive seen yet where I’m like, “Oh my gosh never played anything like that before, must get system now.” That’s not to say there aren’t great games on it, but nothing on it that hasn’t been done before.

  • キロ

    My hope is that whatever happens, it makes people happy!

  • Much as I hope to see some new games, I would really love further expansion on existing ones. Seeing a new cup or two in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would be phenomenal, as would a new kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey, and maybe a preview of the ARMS characters to be released this year via silhouette tease.

    • GoldenTriforce

      No more Arms characters they have said :/

      • I knew this comment would come. Should have addressed it in my original comment. That was a mistranslation that few have bothered to correct in their articles across the internet. The Twitter post for Dr. Coyle said it was the final update of 2017. But the first person to take a crack at translating it read it as “2017, the final update!” or something to that effect.

        • GoldenTriforce

          Ah. I’d like to see a proper translation then. Sucks if it was mistranslated for those who are into the game…

          • James Fox

            yes, show us

          • It’s one of my favorite games of the year for sure, and I play it all the time. That’s why when I saw that news going around I made sure.

          • Felipe M.

            Good for you. That game seems to have been a flop though.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Not a flop, but not Splatoon. It was certainly profitable, but I think people had higher expectations of its success than what it actually got. Its still on track to do over 2 million though.

          • Jonathan Cromwell

            Nah it still has its entire life ahead of it. It should break a million here soon if it hasn’t already

          • JasonBall

            No way it flopped, it made a profit for sure.

        • ERTugrul14

          Dr. Coyle “was” the last update, after the tweet they posted on the japanese website that the game will only receive balance updates from now on.

          https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/c/article/67b3f436-e451-11e7-8cda-063b7ac45a6d.html

  • Echocookie

    I think my only hope for this Direct is that it is long. That they show us details for games that have been announced and continue to do surprises and entertaining bits.

  • Deven Drako Rivers

    Pikmin 4, Animal Crossing, and maybe Smash enhanced port. I only predict all of these because I feel like this Direct will act like last years Switch presentation and show us most of the 1st party releases coming this year, and E3 will provide updates on those games and provide a brief look of 2019

  • GoldenTriforce

    Realistic expectations: Fire Emblem, a lot of Dragon Quest, Ace Attorney, a Port or remake (e.g. Smash Wii U or Skyward Sword HD), an EPD game, and more third party stuff.

    My pipe dream: RHYTHM HEAVEN SHADOW DROP LET’S GO!!!

  • ShonenJump

    More info on sushi striker. Switch online subscription release date and details. Kirby footage and Yoshi too. And hopefully something about smash.

  • JasonBall

    I hope for everything but expect nothing.

    • James Fox

      While i appreciate Nintendo’s offerings, Unlike most of you
      I watch them with no expectations and see what they have to offer
      and if the news impresses me with anything of interest, that’s all i need
      and if they announce a game or more so of interest, it’ll definitely be on me radar

      • JasonBall

        Well aren’t you special

  • Lolo

    For this direct, I would really like a solid date on Kirby Star allies. I was going to get battle royale to help pass the time, but it’s dumb that the online mode is ranked only and there is no mode to play with friends online…so that killed it for me.

    I would also like a new donkey Kong game. What happened to the Kong Family after the snowmads were defeated? Would love to see a new adventure to answer that question.

  • Roto Prime

    All I want is…..
    Zelda a link between worlds HD
    Sonic Mania hard copy
    Red dead redemption
    Super Smash bro for Nintendo Switch (Deluxe?)
    Bayonetta hard copy
    Final Fantasy XII the zodiac age
    Xenoblade X deluxe with true multiplayer (Like MoHun!!)
    bravely HD collection (Japanese version for zero censorship!!)
    Pokémon Rumble Switch!!!!!!!!!!

    • Felipe M.

      And yet you buy nothing, just ask.

      You want Bayonetta 1 physical on Switch? Pre-order the Japanese version.

    • GoldenTriforce

      Please no more multiplayer in X. My hypothesis is thats part of the reason the game is so unfocused.

      • Roto Prime

        X is the best game EVER!!! 610 hours, chapter 10 and stop playing it cause of the rumors of X on Nintendo Switch….

        • GoldenTriforce

          I think that baseline X has some basic design issues with NLA and Skells, but it’s mostly a good game from a gameplay perspective. The story and characters however are very bleh, which would have been fine, but in 2014, they started not only selling the game on its open world but also its story, and that ended up creating false expectations for what the game actually was.

          • Roto Prime

            You are crazy, X is a work of art. You start with your own custom character (censored -___-) then you make your way to is massive bio dome known as NLA….then your free. I played Solo, no NPC, had so much fun doing what I wanted….enjoying the epic sound track, crying at the epic story….and that part when you first get you Doll (T.T)/

            It sucks you did not enjoy it, but I guess you don’t enjoy freedom games like X. I am pretty sure your having a blast with Xenoblade 2. But you have had your turn, now its my turn for Freedom Xenoblade next….I hope lol

          • Aline Piroutek

            I think a new Xenoblade X2 and Xenoblade 3 can coexist.

          • Roto Prime

            Yep, could not have said it better myself, I love Xenoblade, freedom Xenoblade being my favorite of the two!

          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh yeah sure. I am not saying I don’t like X, I do like it, but its not as good as the mainline. But they certainly should continue both sub series, after what ever their new project is.

          • R.Z.

            X’s gameplay definitely deserves to be expanded upon !
            It took a lot of time to start enjoying XC2 because of the expectations created by the freedom XCX was giving you from the very start.
            I got sucked into XC2 after a while thanks to some pretty good writing and a better battle system, but I also think that XCX was generally more enjoyable from a pure gameplay standpoint.

          • Roto Prime

            This is why I love Legozilla!! You get me <3 X freedom was perfection. I can only imagine if Monolith Soft had the budget of Zelda to make a Xenoblade X game. it would be too perfect!!!!

          • GoldenTriforce

            But.. but they said 2 was not going to be as open as X and was directly like the original multiple times…

          • R.Z.

            Sure, but it was still a bit of a slap, especially when the opening areas were even more restricted than those in the original XC.

          • GoldenTriforce

            True, but I do feel like there are more areas in general in 2 so it balances out. Plus the plot is better in 2 so I feel like it ends up working out well even without as much freedom.

          • R.Z.

            Oh yeah, the plot and general writing is pretty good, it managed to pull me back in when I was starting to lose interest a bunch of times.
            I still haven’t seen all the areas in the game (and neither did I in the first one XD) so I can’t really say much on that.
            Overall XC2 is working well for me, it’s just a pretty different beast compared to XCX.

          • GoldenTriforce

            I mean clearly we have different idea on what we want from RPGS lol.
            I really don’t like avatars in RPGs, they don’t create a connection to me. I can put myself in the shoes of a character if they are fully fleshed out, I can become them. Avatars are not characters, and they are not me, so I can’t relate to them, and they can barely relate to the world. Also, again I can agree that X has a very good open world, …but what part of that story was epic. Barely anything happens XD

            But yeah, as you guessed I loved 2 so we have our differences.

            As for the skells, I do like them at first, but battles in them get very bland, and it took so long to get them that i had already found most of the places where they can go through jumping up mountains anyways. Also, once you get the ability to go anywhere in the world in a skell, the world starts to feel bland to me, but it was great before then. My favorite part of X was chapter 11 because you can’t use your skell, and I’d prefer if they didn’t bring it back in the future, the battle system works far better on foot.

          • Roto Prime

            Never made it to chapter 11…and the chapter when you have to protect Tatsu and stuff in oblivia, or when your protecting NLA from the invasion!!! I felt it all in my souls!!!! I mostly fight on foot too, but I used my doll to fight the crazy special monsters… I love X.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c5da4b17ee1f1f1472c2e5256f343994855ff202e637ba2e68c28a2f933dc30.jpg

            my first time seeing Primordia <3<3<3<3<3<3

          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh so you haven’t beaten it yet?
            Very late in the game is when you really need to use skells for the battles. The game is beautiful, and looking at the massive world is still breathtaking. It makes BoTW look like OoT.

          • Aline Piroutek

            I don’t like avatar characters very much, I prefer to control a unit with more emotion, like all characters from Xenoblade 1.
            The skell makes things very easy, that’s why the challenge is to play giant monster without it.

          • Aline Piroutek

            Gameplay-wise Xeno X is a masterpiece. Not a so epic story though.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Man, I’m loving Xenoblade 2 so much but I miss the exploration of Xenoblade X. I cannot make superhuman jumps to reach high places anymore =(. And Skells are missing too.

          • Roto Prime

            Oh yeah, super human lol, I missed fall damage in X ;___; I can’t wait to play Xenoblade 2!! Just waiting for that update, I know its coming……I hope!

    • JasonBall

      Do you work at a video game store?

      • Roto Prime

        No silly <3

        • JasonBall

          So why are you so obsessed with hard copies?

          • Roto Prime

            I like to actually own my games…..

          • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1aca2d71c190a01de7e7f8357be88043f4d935351b4da64e68212131d6226849.jpg because I am gonna call you out 🙂 so get ready!

            That is a flawed logic, because you’re saying having a digital copy means you don’t own the game? Really,are you nuts. It’s not like the digital version is an always online game That’s when it only applies when a game is always online or is a rental (a case by case situation). You don’t mean to say “I like to actually own my games” you mean I want to hold a physical copy in my hands.

            Because the moment you make a full purchase whether it be physical or digital does not matter, because when said product is in your hands or system it is yours.

            So don’t you dare say what if my my system breaks (you would have a case for Nintendo’s older system but guess what tied to account). And I lose my data at least ill have the physical version, it’s not my problem, how you take care of your system is none of my concern. Because the same can be said for physical games if you don’t take care of it something could happen and you’d have to buy a new one.

          • Roto Prime

            <3 You have a point on everything you are say!!! But I am thinking long term, way, way in the future…

          • Well I just hope your taking care of your console because the moment you lose it is the moment you have to pay a hefty price $$$ and my whole thing was for long term. Because if ya don’t take care of your stuff than you might lose it later on and we all know what happens to certain games in terms of price $$$$ so the answer is emulators :O ironically that’s the only way of playing certain games that don’t get reprints. Unless they offer reproduction carts for stuff like starfox 2.

          • Roto Prime

            Hmm, Star Fox 2 on Nintendo Switch in a hard copy SNES collection like the Gameboy Advance era would be a wet dream come true!!

          • GoldenTriforce

            There is a very good argument for physical over digital. In one year we won’t be able to buy games off of the Wii Shop Channel. That means that if your Wii fails, your SD card fails, or you lose your SD card AND the game is not online any more, your done. There is no way to redownload what ever Wii ware titles you downloaded, and no guarantee future platforms will have them. If there are physical releases of these games though, then its less of a problem. If in 15 years the Switch eshop goes down and Xenoblade 2 isn’t available on later systems, then I’m going to be happy I have my physical card with me.

            I should note BTW that half of my Switch games actually are digital so I don’t have a problem buying games digitally, but for the future, these games should still have physical releases, even if I don’t get them now.

          • Well dude I am not sure why you are stating that argument since my main point was in does digital count as owning game I just added that last part just because XD. Either way what I really wanted to say towards the end there is most games wont be physical and will only be digital. And for that argument ill say this most of those physical games down the line wont get reprints, you and I know that most of them could be lost in time so having either both physical or digital won’t matter in the end. BUT! As long as you take good care of what you have than you will have at least of way to play them Because I can say the same for other things than physical games such works of art but I won’t prolong this little talk :D.

            Just know I understand that argument but in the long run if you lose either version you still lose well unless you emulate because the price for certain games go up and or if you feel the need to back up your game.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Oh yeah sure, I just wanted to put the concern out there.

          • ok 🙂

          • Kyoshilonehearted

            Why are there people getting so offended that you like to have the physical copies???? I really don’t understand why some people are so up in arms about it.

          • Roto Prime

            Mystery of the new era ¯_[-___-]_/¯ I have to keep asking so they can keep making them!!!

          • JasonBall

            Having been here for three years, I’m questioning his unconditional enthusiasm for literally any game that’s released physically.

  • fingers crossed for new wiiu games

    • Felipe M.

      Nintendo has said the WiiU’s last 1st party game was BotW. You can still expect shovelware but nothing from Nintendo.

      Don’t be delusional, fanboy.

    • JasonBall

      Hopefully you can find it at Target

  • JasonBall

    Real talk:

    I specifically want no Smash, Metroid, Pokemon or Mario Maker because I want the first three saved for their big 2019 releases (and have Smash be not a port), and the fourth I don’t want to see on Switch at all because there’s no gamepad and I don’t want to dock and pick up a different controller everytime I play a level versus make a level. I think the big 2018 games will be Bayonetta, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing since the mobile game came out practically as an ad for better games, and a secondary Zelda game on Switch like a top down or a remake. Also I’m 50/50 on whether a Prime trilogy HD will happen to prep us all for 4. If it did it would be this year.

    Naturally, Kirby and Yoshi release dates and names but those aren’t big. We also either see Mario and Sonic 2018 here or not at all, as in it won’t be happening with the event so close.

    A consistent radical pipe dream of mine is a Dead or Alive, either 5 port, 6 or a new compilation thing like the awesome 3DS one, featuring Cia from Hyrule Warriors as a playable character.

    My constant most pressing desire I think is more likely to actually happen, is a BoxBoy anything on Switch. Rerelease, sequel, reboot, Maker, co-op version, anything. And a Qbby amiibo US release to go with it would be good timing to go also with Kirby Battle Royale so we don’t have to spend 50 bucks on the copy ability skin. Oh, and more amiibo in general would be nice, all we know about is the shovel knight trio. I suspect Pearl and Marina are most likely.

    As for 3DS, I want more 3DS. A final Zelda game of any kind (like rumored), more Wii U ports that don’t work on Switch, Dillon 3 localized, Mario and Sonic, Sushi Strikers info, Minecraft stereoscopy update like promised, Atlus updates, anything. I’m sure there will be games to speak of throughout a good chunk of the year, but I’d be tickled if they kept it alive until it’s EIGHTH birthday next March just because.

    I also hope for, finally, Switch housekeeping stuff. Online service launch asap, classic games of any kind, themes, folders, browser, anything.

    I do expect a plug for Hyrule Encyclopedia, and I’d be thrilled with a reconfirmation from Western Nintendo of the BotW artbook. Probably won’t happen here but would be nice.

    I lied, my real biggest hope is the spoiler headline format be ditched asap. I cannot overstate how much I hate it and it’s side effect of practically zero time given to most things. They also need to bring back skits. The skits were the best part of their Directs for the first 5 years, and that’s not because the game content sucked, it’s because the skits were actually FUN.

    • Tlink7

      If Smash is a port of Smash 4, I will cry, write an angry letter to Sakurai and proceed to not buy the game. The single player campaign of that game is probably my least favourite in the series.

      I see no problem with Pokémon releasing this year, GF will have had plenty of dev time if it comes out in the holiday season.

      Will the 3DS really get another Zelda? I dunno man. I wager that if it does, it will be something that uses mostly existing assets, nothing too fancy. I just hope the next Zelda is a multiplayer version of BotW 😀

      • JasonBall

        I just think Pokémon would be too soon. But hey I’m just a nobody.

        Yeah if they just port Smash4 that would suck. Would kill the chance of a true sequel featuring drastic changes for years, much like MK8D.

        Naturally, the dream is a 3rd N64 engine game starting the Hero of Time after MM designed for 3DS but that’s not gonna happen. I’m actually hearing speculation from the rumor spreaders of a Links Awakening remake/sequel akin to LBW.

        Multiplayer BotW works only on paper, if that.

        • Tlink7

          Why would it be too soon for Pokémon?

          I’m still sad about MK8D… I was kinda expecting a big DLC pack announcement this year 🙁 MK8 is great, but I’ve already played it to death on the Wii U and I don’t give a flying frappuccino about battle mode.

          Nintendo made Four Swords work, so why not something similar?

          • JasonBall

            I don’t think it will be ready first and foremost, and I think they shouldn’t launch super huge amazing brand new gen of Pokemon just two years after the start of the current generation. Now if it’s a port or third version of SunMoon or a remake of something else, fine. 2018 is great. But so far I’ve only heard implications it is a brand new gen and it’s too soon for that.

            Yeah MK8D is 6th or so in my top 10 games of all time but I am sad it came at the expense of new stuff.

            Because that’s not how game design works at Nintendo. You can’t just take super polished refined single player experience and say “wouldn’t this be great with shoehorned online multiplayer?” It would need more building from the ground up than that.

          • Tlink7

            I don’t know anything about the development processes in GF HQ nor how long they have been working on the Switch Pokémon. If they’ve been at it for three years already once december 2018 hits, I don’t really see a problem. We’ll see I guess 😀

            I don’t think it’d take that much work to reform BotW in a multiplayer thing. There’s a decent chance of this happening I’d say, because of the success of the Switch. Moreover, the Zelda franchise has a history of taking existing games and using their assets to create a multiplayer experience (Minish Cap -> Four Swords, ALBW -> Triforce Heroes). And I have to say, games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario 3D World did at times feel like single player games with multiplayer tacked on

          • JasonBall

            Actually Four Swords was built from the ground up as a multiplayer experience, and Minish Cap reused those assets trying to create compelling singleplayer, part of the reason it turned out so bad in my opinion.

          • Tlink7

            I did not no that… thanks! Minish Cap is one of my favourite video games though 😀 only problems I have with it are the amount of items you can have mapped at one time and its length (the former did not bother me as a kid, however)

          • JasonBall

            Yeah Minish Cap was like three years after four swords. I can’t stand Minish Cap because it’s just really rough around the edges. Screeching audio, wonky movement physics, disjointed combat design, and nonsensical bosses.

          • Tlink7

            Aw, I really like the giant Chu Chu xD

          • JasonBall

            Oh their visual designs are great but most of them were unclear in strategy

          • Tlink7

            I’m gonna have to disagree on that as well, like in every Zelda game it was just ”use item you got in dungeon on boss”

          • JasonBall

            Was it really that simple? I remember having a lot of trouble understanding what to do.

          • Tlink7

            I think so yeah. Giant Chu Chu you had to use the sucking barrel, lava dragon you had to use the cane… it has been a while since I played, so I don’t really remember the other bosses xD funnily enough, the Zelda boss I was stuck on the longest was the horseback Ganondorf fight in TP, I just kept shooting arrows at him, thinking that was doing damage to him. I didn’t know I had to run up to him afterwards and smack him with the Master Sword 😀

          • JasonBall

            lol we all had fumbles when fighting bosses with no prior knowledge. Once upon a time I was a small child and thought I had to pull Phantom Ganon down to me with the hookshot in OoT, had no clue about energy ball volleying.

      • Aline Piroutek

        Smash 4 had the less epic single player in comparison to Brawl. A lot of Switch owners would buy it though. Maybe only people who owned the WiiU version won’t buy it, maybe(because “portability”, like MK8)

        • Tlink7

          I know Nintendo would still be rewarded for a simple port of Smash 4, but I would be disappointed D: I’ve put so many hours already in the Wii U and 3DS version, the latter of which is portable, so a Switch one doesn’t really entice me.

          Even the Melee singleplayer was better, at least it didn’t have the gambling and the weird routes thing going on

    • R.Z.

      I share that DoA dream of yours.
      And Cia definitely has the, uh, “anatomy” to fit in there.
      Generally speaking more games from Team Ninja is something I really want.

      I don’t really agree on Mario Maker though. Sure it’s more comfy on a touch screen but it’s not like the editor couldn’t work in docked mode, there’s no real need for freelines or anything that would be severely impacted by the lack of touchscreen either.

      As for the 3DS Zelda, the dream died with my interest for the console, but yeah, I think we missed on something cool with the way the exclusive 3DS titles turned out.

      • JasonBall

        The stage editor in Brawl is so painful compared to drag and drop. I can’t go back, and I think they were very purposeful in their launching of the 3DS version. I think it exists because it won’t be on Switch.

        Yes, Cia “fits” that’s for sure. But I’m worried if they do do a DoA game on Switch they’d do something dumb like Zero Suit Samus (huge brand mistake and feminist bait) or a cutesy character the pedophiles will eat up. It’s been so long since Hyrule Warriors launched I don’t know if they’ll go for Cia despite being the best choice.

        The New 3ds would have been perfect for a twin stick, third person linear adventure built from the ground up. So many 3ds hardware features that went to waste.

        • R.Z.

          I got Ever Oasis hoping it would be a kind of missing 3DS Zelda disguised, I still have to try it but it seems it isn’t anyway.
          The N64 Zelda games are among my very favourite, I would have loved to see some new titles in that vein but now the chance to see something like that is pretty much gone.
          Perhaps it was too much work already for “side-titles”.

          • JasonBall

            On the contrary, in my humble opinion, Ever Oasis is as close to a 3rd N64 Zelda we’ve ever gotten, moreso than any actual Zelda sequel. The design philosophy is there in full force. It’s a magical experience that takes me back to the first time I ever played Ocarina.

          • R.Z.

            Then I should REALLY try it, thanks !

          • JasonBall

            People generally didn’t like it, because, I think, they were judging it with modern action game standards or judging it as a traditional RPG or a complex Mana successor, and were therefore disappointed.

            I went into it hoping for anything that could scratch that N64 Zelda itch, even for an hour, and was instead blown away for 35 hours. As much as possible, go into it with a 90’s mindset, where linearity is a non-issue. Don’t over think the JRPG elements. Instead, step into a guided tour of what might as well be Hyrule 2.0.

  • Felipe M.

    Honestly couldn’t careless to talk about it, it’s not something that’s really important to me. If anything good comes out of it, great!

  • burchdude65

    I really hope the Link’s Awakening remake/sequel/whatever is real. I would also love some Fire Emblem Switch news (which alone might satisfy me, but I have a feeling there will be surprises that hype me up EVEN MORE).

    • Roto Prime

      *drool* links awaking remake [T]/

    • Aline Piroutek

      Well, they already got the A Link Between Worlds engine

  • Arnold

    Metroid Prime 1-3 for switch. Missed all original releases and would love to play it on Switch.

    • Aline Piroutek

      With pointer support please, #WiiMasterRace

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  • Zeebor

    According to Sourcegaming, the 3DS’ swan songs will be a pair of Wario games: best of Ware, and a remake of Virtual Warioland. Couple that with a recent posting of “Direct Footage” of Crash’s GBA games coming back as part of the first wave of virtual console games, and I’ll screaming as I run naked through the streets.

    • JasonBall

      Hahahahaha

      • Zeebor

        LET ME DREAM!

        • James Fox

    • Tlink7

      ”Wario games”

      DON’T TORTURE ME ;-;

  • FutureFox

    People are putting way too much stock into this. The directs are meant to be E3 level announcements full of grandeur and wonder. Its more or less a rolling update of Nintendo’s hopes and expectations. I say this because its actually pitiful to see people get so bummed out when a 30 min or so direct doesn’t hit all the high notes. If they did that with there would be nothing to talk about the rest of the year.

    At best its a courtesy update to the fans; not an event that should accompanied by the “March of the Valkyries”

    • GoldenTriforce

      I’m not expecting E3 at all, but I am still expecting something. Early Wii U and 3DS directs normally had some pretty good announcements (Xenoblade X, Fire Emblem Fates, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, Kirby Robobot, etc.) and we know barely anything about Nintendo’s 2018 lineup. Even Fire Emblem, a port/remake, and around two more first party games would be enough, but I think Nintendo needs to announce at least one system seller to keep up momentum. Also I think its about time we see more from third parties.

      • FutureFox

        Let’s chat a moment. Maybe you can help me understand something.

        Nintendo has, to date, at least 2 major, as high a as any console can possibly produce, marquee, creme de l’creme system seller titles currently on the market: Super Mario Odyssey and the critically acclaimed, company selling best that is Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Whoever doesn’t own a Switch now will certainly get it later based on those two titles alone. They don’t need any further convincing with a say a street release date for Metroid. We already know that’s in the works. Not announcing any other “system seller” on their first direct of the year no less, won’t ,or at least shouldn’t, reasonably be taken as a “well, that’s all we had in store folks from here on out” and to think so is flatly silly.

        I for one already know I’m getting one. Octopath Traveler pretty much did me in but Zelda already had me on the purchasing side of the equation.

        Let’s look at it another way. Even if they did hint at another system seller, do you expect them to drop system seller titles for every direct? They could have kept Metroid Prime 4 under wraps but then people back then would be pissed that Nintendo didn’t reveal anything big for a BIG event like E3.

        • GoldenTriforce

          Okay two things. System Sellers does not equal dream games. Id say Prime 4 probably won’t push that many Switches (not that it won’t make an impact on hardware sales but not to the level of a system seller) and F Zero will certainly not sell any systems. I mean something along the lines of the previously announced Pokémon, or the inevitable Animal Crossing, or even a big Wii U port or a Mario Party if it’s good. Second, I’m not saying I expect it because I want it and expect Nintendo to do what I want (which I don’t obviously), it’s because if they are going to sell 20 million units this year, they need to start announcing games. Not even a Mario Odyssey and a BoTW can alone pull a system to that level of success a year later, and a drought will certainly not help sales either. Right now, we really only know of 3 games for 2018, and that isn’t going to be enough to fill even the first half of the year.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Again, in my earlier comment, I said that I only really expect us to final see FE which we already know is coming, a port or remake, which is by nature a small an announcement, an internally developed game, which could be anything, and one system seller, which given MK8, BoTW, Odyssey, and Splatoon 2 were at the Switch Presentation last year, isn’t that much to ask for.

          • FutureFox

            “I mean something along the lines of the previously announced Pokémon, or the inevitable Animal Crossing,”

            Ahhh, the great balancing act.

            Isn’t this the one of the complaints people have about Nintendo fans? They want the company to release innovative new ips yet hold them to the impossible standard of announcing only the franchises they already know and appeal to them. Personally, neither of those franchises appeal to me in the slightest.

            “Directs exist for the sole purpose of marketing, if Nintendo doesn’t announce games which will sell their platform, they’re doing a bad job.”

            And with those games you mentioned that would be a fail on Nintendo’s part for me as I don’t like any of those games (though realistically as I’ve made clear the other games already sold me so anything that doesn’t directly appeal to me on this direct won’t diminish my desire to own a Switch). Not saying they can’t or shouldn’t announce either of those but one the idea of a “system seller” itself is pretty subjective. Honestly, I struggled whether I’d get the console based on Zelda BotW and Mario on ways simply because I’ve played that series for over 30 years. I still love them but it came down to time investment as I know both will have the usual beats (inherent in most every game).

            That’s why it was great when Octopath Traveler was announced (in 2017 mind you with and now has a 2018 release date). It’s the kind of game that can be a “system seller” in the making, but people need to be open to new types of games being announced without the crutch of franchises that already exist and are basically clinchers by default. And we can’t have that unless “expectations” are measured with room for open mindedness to the unfamiliar; kind of like what the y did with ARMS. It’s a reverse system seller in that the new game is what will actually get me excited to play the older franchise with new coat of paint; and I’m sure I’ll be pleasantly surprised when I do, but I need a few new experiences to accompany that.

            Basically announce games (which obviously given its a gaming console) but don’t “expect” something you’re familiar with to be the additive reason people are going to buy the console.

          • R.Z.

            I don’t think the notion of a “system seller” is subjective at all.
            A system seller is a very popular title that incites a lot of people to buy a system. It’s about cold hard numbers, not tastes.
            BotW, Odyssey and mainline Pokémon or Animal Crossing games definitely are, selling in the tens of millions and significantly boosting hardware sales around their release.
            Given the track record of Xenoblade, Metroid (there can be an small debate there though), F-Zero and FF spin-offs in the past, these are not, they are rather niche titles.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Yeah those later games sell off of the install base created by the system sellers.

          • FutureFox

            But how does a company “know” when they have a system seller on their hands unless give new titles/ips a chance to be talked about a bit moreso than what is already established? I mean at some point in time every title was an unknown. Look at Wii Sports. New title that excited people. That alone sold people on the Wii practically alone and Mario Galaxy came out a full year later.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Neither of us said that they shouldn’t do new things. They should. But they can’t just release new titles. System sellers can be new IPs, but they can also be established IPs that always sell. Nintendo knows that Animal Crossing will sell Switches, and knows that people want it (there was no Wii U one due to creative reasons, they wanted portability). Why shouldn’t they make an Animal Crossing for the system, and how is it that crazy of a game to ask for? New Leaf was announced before 3DS even released, and the DS & Wii games released less than 2 years after their respective systems released. New IPs can be system sellers, see Splatoon, but they aren’t the only games which will sell systems, and not the only games which should sell systems.

          • GoldenTriforce

            “They want the company to release innovative new ips yet hold them to the impossible standard of announcing only the franchises they already know and appeal to them. Personally, neither of those franchises appeal to me in the slightest.”

            I am not saying what I want. I don’t personally care about Pokemon. A system seller isn’t a game I want. It is a game that will sell systems. Those are games that I listed which come to every system or are already confirmed, and have sold systems in the past. New Leaf is the best selling 3DS game in Japan, and sold over 11 million units world wide (source: Nintendo’s IR site) which is close to the DS game’s sales. I’d say that quite a few systems would be sold if one released on Switch, especially with the attention that the mobile game is bringing. Pokemon is already confirmed, and basically brought the 3DS from almost dead to selling out two years ago. Mario Party and 2D Mario are easy games to make, sell well, and are inevitable as well. I don’t really want a 2D Mario or Mario Party personally, but thats not what Nintendo needs to show. They don’t need to show what I want, they need to show what will sell systems, or they are failing at their task at selling systems. Also I never said they wouldn’t do something experimental like Wii Sports or 12 Switch, that title is likely being internally developed and I said that there will likely be an EPD game announced.

            “That’s why it was great when Octopath Traveler was announced (in 2017 mind you with and now has a 2018 release date). It’s the kind of game that can be a “system seller” in the making, but people need to be open to new types of games being announced without the crutch of franchises that already exist and are basically clinchers by default.”

            I am incredibly excited for Octopath Traveler, and its going to do very well, but its not a system seller. Its a traditional JRPG which does somethings new, but that is still not mainstream. I listed mainstream titles because those are what sell systems. The main audience for Octopath Traveler already own the system or were going to buy one anyways.

            “Directs exist for the sole purpose of marketing, if Nintendo doesn’t announce games which will sell their platform, they’re doing a bad job.”

            “And with those games you mentioned that would be a fail on Nintendo’s part for me as I don’t like any of those games (though realistically as I’ve made clear the other games already sold me so anything that doesn’t directly appeal to me on this direct won’t diminish my desire to own a Switch). ”

            Okay. I didn’t say sell to everyone. A system seller isn’t what will sell to me or you, it is what will sell as many units as possible, the mainstream titles like Mario Kart, Splatoon (especially in Japan), and Zelda.

        • masterjedi

          People will always have their expectations and things they want to see. Speculating on that stuff is fun for all. Naturally some people get overly upset but that’s the case with anything. For the most part, this is all interesting and fun speculation. But from a business standpoint, Nintendo HAS to keep the consumer informed of what’s coming in order to continue to entice us to buy software. And they also need to provide an idea of whats coming so that those who don’t have a Switch will be convinced to purchase one. These Directs are specifically designed to keep interest in the system high and push sales. Consumers have short memories. Nintendo can’t rely on potential purchasers to buy based on Zelda and Mario because Zelda and Mario will be months old very soon. They need something new and flashy to catch the attention of the consumer who doesn’t yet own a Switch, then once that consumer buys the system, Nintendo has to convince them to purchase that backlog of games.

    • Tlink7

      Well 2018 is pretty gosh darn empty right now for Nintendo, so they have to announce something 😀

    • R.Z.

      Then again when the E3 events turn out to be underwhelming everybody goes on about how Nintendo is now revealing stuff in the directs throughout the year …

  • I’m interested to see stuff about the infrastructure of the Switch getting updates – kind of like the “leak” that’s been going around lately. While that sadly looks pretty fake, I’d love to see something like that as a primary focus of the direct (with some game trailers, of course).

  • DonSerrot

    I think they’ll do something similar to what they did last year and give us info on some of the key big games they have planned for release over the course of the rest of the year as opposed to just focusing on what’s coming soon. Not everything, just the key ones. I’m gonna go big with this post so strap in.

    More details about Bayonetta 1&2 are almost guaranteed. I’m not so sure about more Bayo 3 info though. The more I think about it the more it makes sense to me that they’ll hold Bayo 3 for later in 2018 and wait to show up gameplay at E3.

    We’ll probably see a lot more info about games closer to release like Yoshi’s and Kirby’s upcoming games. I don’t remember getting any story info for them yet so that’s probably what we’ll see some of. Also some release dates for both and a final name for Yoshi.

    Last January they gave us our first taste of project Octopath Traveler. I fully expect them to give us an update on the progress they’ve made over the past year and maybe even highlight some changes made from feedback from the demo. Speaking of the demo, I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave it an update shortly after the direct to implement the changes as well as giving us a couple more characters to get to know. I don’t think we’re in release date territory yet, but I’m sure we’ll get a release season if not a release month as well as a final name. My gut says Octopath Traveler works well enough that they’ll probably stick with that adding a subtitle if anything.

    I think they’ll also give us info on how plans for the online service are shaping up. We’ll get pricing, bonuses, and probably a handful of games set to come out this summer that make full use of the mobile app and chat. I imagine they probably realized that having only Splatoon 2 they realized that there wasn’t enough to make it worth releasing last year and this summer will be full of games that do.

    It’d be great to see some long awaited info on the Virtual Console but I learned over the course of 2017 to not hold my breath for that one. Also some more streaming services would be great. People have been asking for those for a long time and it doesn’t seem like anyone died over Hulu being added.

    Dipping into my wishlist section I’m really hoping to see some info about Animal Crossing releasing this year. I think the town works system in New Leaf was a great start and the next game should take it farther and give us landscaping. Either re purpose Lief or give us someone new and let us place our own gravel paths since I think patterns won’t look all that great at a higher resolution. Also some city planning letting us set up specific areas for new animals to move in at and possibly even letting us relocate current residents at great personal cost if we don’t like where they are but really want to keep them around.

    My gut says that we will be getting Pokemon this year, probably at the end of the year. I don’t think we’ll be seeing info about the story, setting, or even about what new Pokemon we’ll see. If we do see anything in this direct it’ll be a teaser showing off a battle between some old favorites (Pikachu for sure) giving us a taste of how the battle animations are coming along on the Switch’s hardware. My gut says holding this game for E3 is more likely but I thought there was enough of a chance that it was still worth mentioning.

    Personally, I’d love to see an enhanced Smash 4 port combining the best parts of the 3DS and Wii U versions but I really feel that Nintendo is holding off on Smash Bros for a whole new Smash 5 instead and that won’t be for a few years yet. Set my expectations low with this one so the only option is pleasant surprise if I’m wrong.

    And in the “when you wish upon a star” category I want to see something… ANYTHING relating to Monster Hunter on the Switch in the West. Come on Nintendo, just step in for XX like you did for Stories since Capcom hates me so much.

    Of course, Nintendo will always have a few surprises and I’m really hoping to see some games that I didn’t think about but catch my interest. I don’t know much about upcoming games from third parties but I’m really hoping they have a good showing in this direct. Also more indies because they are killing it on the Switch right now and I think their strong showing last year really helped with keeping the Switch’s momentum rolling between Nintendo’s already strong lineup each month.

  • Auragar

    “better idea about plans for 2018 on Switch and 3DS”
    >3DS
    lol

    Anyways. As for easy guesses updates to Kirby and Yoshi, and the reveal of Fire Emblem, as well as more on Bayonetta 1 & 2, Octopath Traveler, and indies. Easy guesses for stuff that won’t be there are Pokemon (it is not this year fools, and even if it were it would be in its own thing), Bayonetta 3, and SMTV. Other things that we already know about that might be there would include No More Hero’s 3. Something that probably won’t be there that is already announced is Metroid Prime 4. For stuff that would be new announcements I don’t think Smash will be here, nor do I think this will be where Animal Crossing is announced nor will F-Zero or Wave Race or 1080 Snowboard or Kid Icarus or Ice Climbers or a new 2D Zelda or a Mario Maker port or Xenoblade Chronicles X Port or Golden Sun, as to what new thing I think could be announced I dunno… hard to say. Outside of games I don’t think they will talk about the online stuff or media features/system updates. There could be some new amiibo maybe or joy-con, they will almost certain mention the green and pink joy-con probably giving the actual release as they didn’t do so at the reveal or whatever you want to call it.

    tl;dr

    Games:
    Known Guaranteed Showing:
    -Kirby
    -Yoshi
    -Fire Emblem
    -Bayonetta 1 & 2 Port
    -Octopath Traveler
    -Indies
    Known Maybe Showing:
    -No More Hero’s 3
    Known Guaranteed Not Showing:
    -Pokemon
    -SMTV
    -Bayonetta 3
    Known Maybe Not Showing:
    -Metroid Prime 4
    Unknown Guaranteed Not Showing:
    -Smash
    -Animal Crossing
    -F-Zero
    -Wave Race
    -1080 Snowboard
    -Kid Icarus
    -Ice Climbers
    -2D Zelda
    -Mario Maker Port
    -Xenoblade Chronicles X Port
    -Golden Sun
    Non-Games:
    Guaranteed Not Showing:
    -Online
    -Media Features/System Update

    • Indielink

      I do agree with you on Pokemon and SMTV not being shown. Just not sure why you think Bayo 3 is def not gonna be there. I see no reason for it not to be shown. Plenty of rumours of a summer release for that one.

      • Auragar

        It is just way too early I don’t see it happening.

        • Indielink

          The teaser we got at the Game Awards said 2018. January Direct tend to set the pace for the year. Even if It’s nothing in depth I expect at least a glimpse.

          • JasonBall

            What teaser said 2018?

          • Indielink

            My bad, totally remembered the video saying 2018. I was wrong.

          • JasonBall

            Thanks, was afraid I was going crazy.

          • Indielink

            You and Aura made me sad now.

            That being said there have been a million rumours of a summer 18 release so hope is not lost.

          • JasonBall

            I mean it also just makes sense to launch it the same year as the first two. And they’ve had 4 years to make it since Bayonetta 2 now.

          • R.Z.

            There wasn’t a date on the teaser. Unless something was said on stage (I didn’t watch the show) there’s no release date.

          • Auragar

            I mean I dunno maybe we’ll see something briefly when they talk about the Bayonetta ports again.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Crazy things that will never happen but should:

    Super Smash Bros. Melee 2. New Smash game, new characters, stages, etc.., but retains speed and feel of Melee, including advanced techniques from Melee.

    Mario Maker, it is a game that would provide me with endless hours of fun.

    Good third parties like a Souls game.

    Bring back Golden Sun in full force.

    A new Fire Emblem game not made by the Awakening directors with a great story.

    Fire Emblem Wariors 2 focusing on Elibe, Tellius and Valentia.

    • JasonBall

      Yeah most of that is a no way in hell, but I think there’s a greater than zero chance of Mario Maker (despite the hardware awkwardness that would make it less enjoyable for me) and also Souls, or at least a “good third party”

    • GoldenTriforce

      Super Smash Bros. Melee 2 should not happen. People need to come to terms with the fact that the series needs to progress and exist for a greater audience beyond just pro players. Should it still keep eSports players in mind? Sure, but they aren’t the millions of people buying the game. And the game needs to change mechanically, not be the same game as the one released 17 years ago. Smash Wii U did this fine, we will most likely get a new game or one derived from that one.

      • Vigilante_blade

        Melee was loved by both pro players and party smashers. It was a game with an insanely high attach rate. There is no reason why smash should nit appeal to pro players, especially wheb other players would still be served well.

        Brawl was a devolution of the series, removing interesting mechanics instead of embracing them. Melee had more complexity and movement options than anybither game in the series, abmnd as such, is the most mechanically feature-full and unique.

        Smash U was merely a slightly more polished Brawl and had barely done much of anything differently. Your argument doesn’t hold any water.

        • GoldenTriforce

          You didn’t tell me why Nintendo should focus on mainly serving pro players over progressing the series. Meele is still a game, you can go and play it now. Most people prefer when a series progresses, not when it stays the same. Mario 64 is a beloved game, but Odyssey changes from that game’s formula, and creates many positive improvements.

          • Vigilante_blade

            I did. A Melee style game would be more accessible and please more players.

            The average party smasher will play smash almost no matter what. Every single time a new Smash game comes, they buy it for the characters and additional content. As long as the core gameplay loop is somewhat smash-like, they don’t really care about the mechanics. In fact, the only people I have ever heard express disdain towards Melee loved it when it was out and tend to have disdain for the competitive community. The average party smasher is not angrily vocal and doesn’t care about whether there are advanced techniques or not. They just want to play smash.

            By making a Melee-style game, they appeal to all audiences. Melee fans and party fans. They would also cultivate a strong esports audience that would love them, and it would look great with the press. It would show kindness and dedication to their fanbase.

            Melee is simply a far more accessible game since it appeals to all sides of the fanbase.

  • Nathaniel Arce

    I just want YouTube and costum wallpapers.

  • theFooFighter

    I really want smash 4 on the switch. At this point it’s the only reason I regularly go back to the Wii u. Also smash 4 feels too new to be replaced.

    • MagcargoMan

      Getting the same game for a third time would be major letdown, especially on a system swamped with ports.

  • I_Like_Freddos

    a switch with a dock that doesnt scratch the screen. also a bundle with the pro controller and no joy cons.

    ideally I want a switch tv like the vita tv but I dont think it will happen yet.

  • James Fox

    I know this would make me in the minority ‘ere but i doubt we’ll see a Nintendo Direct this thursday
    While the leaks are fun and all, Patience is the key for this case

    Just because i’m saying there will likely be no Nintendo Direct on the 11th of January doesn’t mean i don’t believe there will be A Nintendo Direct this month

    At best, I say either mid-January or before the month is over are best bets!

  • masterjedi

    I absolutely expect an Animal Crossing announcement. I think that game is coming out in fall of 2018. I think we are going to get a Fire Emblem announcement and I think that game is coming out sometime between February and April. I mainly think this because Nintendo release Super Mario Run and 10 months later we had Super Mario Odyssey. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp came out in October of last year so I expect the franchise to appear on Switch in the fall just in time to push massive holiday sales. Fire Emblem Heroes came out in February of last year so again, I see it dropping sometime in the spring. I really think Nintendo wants to position Fire Emblem as a major IP. Other than that, I honesty cannot say what Nintendo has planned. I will be happy with whatever they do I’m sure, but if I’m whipping out my crystal ball those are the two things I see happening for sure.

  • Tlink7

    More games, preferably not just indies. At the moment, the only thing I want on the Switch in the entirety of 2018 is Bayonetta 😛

  • I_Like_Freddos

    the other platforms are getting monster hunter world and dragonball fighterz this month. whats the switch getting? no games like usual.

  • Aline Piroutek

    I think on 2018 we will get only mainstream games to maintain the sales of Switch and after that they would bring fan favorite titles not so profitable like Golden Sun, Advance Wars, Wario Ware(I think this game sold well though), Mario Strikers, FZERO, Wii Sports.

  • Killey

    I want something for my 3DS, at least the version 1.3 update for Monster Hunter Stories so I can start playing the damn game.

  • Satam

    My Wishlist:
    Metroid Prime 4
    Pikmin 4
    F-Zero
    Mii Sports
    Punch-Out!!
    SNES Remix

  • R.Z.

    I’m hoping for a giant big bang of a presentation that will put the Switch reveal event to shame but I’m “realistically” expecting an understated presentation that will finally give some insight into the first half of 2018 release schedule, some info on the online services (when to expect them) and maybe a peak into the second half of 2018 (I think they will keep most of it for E3).

    What I think we’ll get is a release date for the Kirby and Yoshi games, a couple of small new reveals coming soon, something like a Mario Party, a Pokémon Spin off or some WiiU port (TMS#FE, XCX, Mario Maker …).
    An Animal Crossing game to ride off Pocket Camp’s success would be a pretty big deal that seems possible (It could be saved for E3 though).
    Hopefully some third party stuff that we don’t know about yet will be shown too.
    A reveal and a date for the teased Night In The Woods Switch port is something I’m really looking forward to.

    Good surprises that I don’t count on would be a new joycon type, major new reveals, MH XX released in the West.

    I’m not expecting much beyond that. I would love to have some serious insight into the second half of 2018 and beyond but given Nintendo’s current strategy it seems unlikely.

  • cloud36426

    I really just want some news on Dragon Quest XI Switch version.. We haven’t heard a peep other than “There are adult circumstances surrounding this game.” I know the PS4 version comes over this year, but I want it on the Switch.

  • DrWilly

    I know that I’ll never get what I want, even though it would make financial sense for both publishers. I’ll get games I never thought I’d play like Skyrim which I’m currently enjoying, but never what I really would like on the Switch. If it does happen of course I’d be ecstatic.

  • MagcargoMan

    I don’t really have any expectations to be honest; I’d hope that both Smash 5 and Mario Maker 2 are saved for E3.

    I guess some sort of surprise would be nice though. Perhaps a new top-down Zelda game?

  • Fushigi Koppa

    Maybe they can confirm things I already know to be true, like Animal Crossing on switch and Prime 4’s multiplayer, but it may be too early for that. Nintendo has said there’s gonna be a lot of new IPs, so, we’ll probably see a lot of stuff we not expecting. We’ll probably get the first real trailer for Fire Emblem 2018, hopefully a title for the game as well.

    I also know there will be Persona 5 for switch, and Monster Hunter 5, but we’re probably around 2 years away from those announcements

  • Mitchel

    -GCN, Wii and Wii U vc (so I can finally sell my Wii U)
    -Link’s Awakening remake (which is rumored)
    -Smash Bros. 4 port (it’s about time)

  • dimension gamer

    I would like 2 things id like the ability to sort my games into folders for the ui and the eshop launched but i’d be happy no matter what they announce.

  • James Fox

    OK, It’s time for my 2 cents on the needless hype for the Nintendo Direct that’s allegedly coming this week

    Am i the only one that’s patient, calm and have any common sense on the matter?

    Why am i asking this you ask? Go on twitter and people are
    1. Stalking Ninty for confirmation
    2. Idiots making fraudulent/crooked Nintendo twitter accounts to mislead people
    3. Overhype themselves with expectations so ludicrous that would make the Miiverse Community of E3 2015 look like Disneyland by comparison

    Also sad is people on twitter are falling for this fake post from a phony Nintendo twitter account: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS9vnHhU0AAY4hC.jpg
    You won’t BELIEVE how many friggin’ times i tell people who fell for this that this is fake
    It’s infuriating

    Look, There will be a Direct in January – no doubt about that but i sincerely doubt the 11th of January will be that day
    That doesn’t mean there won’t be A Direct this month
    My best bet would be either mid-January or before the month is over
    It comes when it comes
    Just be patient, PLEASE!

    [no, the attached picture is not legit, It came from some troll account posing as Nintendo’s twitter account]

    • GoldenTriforce

      Obviously, the 2 hours is fake, but even the coloring being wrong is enough to make me know its fake. Thats a pretty poorly down fake lol

      • James Fox

        Yet people on twitter are falling for it

  • Kyoshilonehearted

    I am not expecting much anymore. Nintendo isn’t very forward thinking so I don’t expect them to announce any highly wanted features.

  • GUNVOLT

    A new Azure striker Gunvolt would be nice and if they do make a new
    smash i would love to see Gunvolt and Joule as Playable Characters Or if
    not Joule maybe Copen. However I want to see small details or teasers
    for the next upcoming Fire emblem on the switch. I want strategy and 2d
    Side scrolling shooting games more. GIVE ME MY BOI A NEW LOOK[ROY].
    Although what they do is fine i want to know about upcoming things for
    the system like themes and custom menu stuff. I would Love for a Azure
    striker gunvolt theme With Indingo destiny and reincarnation music in
    the background. And everytime you press something with the button A the
    lightning sound would come up. A flashy background with A picture of The
    whole crew and 2 music that randomly is chosen when you turn on the
    device in the main menu would be so rad. I apologize i just love the
    game that i want a third and Fourth sequel or more due to all the ok
    endings. Nintendo Prepare something delicious like when zelda BOTW was
    introduced. Give me the Hype!!!

  • karol zdzich

    Zelda Mobile 😀

  • Rhinopotamus

    I’m sure Nintendo will focus on the first half of 2018, with possible teases for future games. With that in mind, my realistic Switch expectations:
    Yoshi
    Kirby Star Allies
    Bayonetta 1&2, maybe more teasing for 3
    Wolfenstein II
    Dragon Quest Builders
    Payday 2
    Steep (unless it’s dead)
    Project Octopath Traveler
    RBI Baseball 2018

    Smaller / Nindie games like:
    Super Meat Boy / Forever
    Runner 3
    Shovel Knight
    Fe
    Maybe a sizzle reel

    Possible surprises:
    DLC for existing game
    New IP (think Snipperclips, 1-2 Switch, Flip Wars)
    Sequel to spin-off series (think Federation Force, Pokemon Rumble/Mystery Dungeon/etc, Happy Home Designer… maybe even Dr. Mario or Mario Party)

    Overall, nothing too exciting or surprising. And I’ll bet they spend way too much time (5 minutes+) on at least one title that few people will actually care about.