[Let’s Talk] Pokemon: Detective Pikachu reactions
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It was over two years ago that the Pokemon: Detective Pikachu movie was first announced. Yet it wasn’t until this week that we finally got a look at how the movie is turning out. We finally know how the Pokemon are being depicted, what Ryan Reynolds sounds like as Detective Pikachu, the film’s overall tone, and more.
Since the trailer was a hot topic this week, we want to see how everyone is feeling about Pokemon: Detective Pikachu so far. Are you in or out? Are you planning on seeing the film? What do you think about what’s been shown so far? Let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – November 2018
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Last week, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in November, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Trying out some of the recent third-party Switch games like Diablo III? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct reactions – November 2018
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A Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rolled right in and aired earlier this week. Nintendo pretty much filled in the blanks on some of the uncertainties surrounding the game. The last initial characters were revealed, DLC was confirmed, the Spirits mode was detailed, we got a first look at the new Adventure Mode: World of Light, and more. There was a lot that was discussed in the end, so this recap should come in handy if you want to get a quick reminder on everything shown.
Now that we mostly know about everything surrounding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, how is everyone feeling about the game? Did this week’s Nintendo Direct get you more hyped or were you disappointed? What do you think about the final characters that were announced? If you have any thoughts about the new Smash Bros., be sure to share them with us in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] Predict the release months of these 2019 Switch games
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If you thought 2018 was a bit slow in terms of big new Switch games published by Nintendo, there’s a good chance that 2019 will raise your spirits. We actually know about quite a few games that due out next year. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe kicks things off on January 11. Other confirmed titles include Yoshi’s Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Daemon X Machina, Animal Crossing, and a new core Pokemon entry. Other possibilities include Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4. There have also been rumors about a Star Fox racing game from Retro Studios.
Nintendo should clarify its plans further in the months ahead – at least for the first half of 2019. No one knows if we’ll get another general Nintendo Direct before the year is over, but we could see a thing or two at The Game Awards, and January presentations have been a thing for the past few years.
While we wait, let’s play a little game. Try to predict the release windows of the games mentioned above. The likes of Yoshi’s Crafted World and Fire Emblem: Three Houses seem like games that could drop during the first half based on what Nintendo has said previously, but what about launch months? If you want to go further than that and take a random guess, you could even name a specific release date you believe would make sense. It might also be worth discussing if you believe Metroid Prime 4 and / or Bayonetta 3 will be 2019 titles. The goal here is to try and predict how Nintendo will structure its lineup for 2019.
[Let’s Talk] What would you want out of a Switch revision?
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One of the bigger news topics in the Switch scene recently stemmed from a Wall Street Journal report. The publication reported that Nintendo is planning some sort of revision, which would arrive in the second half of 2019.
What exactly Nintendo is planning remains unclear. The Wall Street Journal said “Nintendo is still debating what new hardware and software features to include in the upgrade and weighing the cost of the features”. The company could choose to improve the display, but that probably wouldn’t be all.
Assuming this Switch revision exists, what would you like out of it? Would you want the design to change in any way? How about slightly beefier specs? Let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – October 2018
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Earlier in the week, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in October, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Giving the newly-released Super Mario Party a try? Maybe you have your attention centered on Mega Man 11 or Dragon Ball FighterZ? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] September 2018 Nintendo Direct reactions
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It didn’t happen last week, but the new Nintendo Direct finally aired this past Thursday. New first and third-party announcements were shared, while updates were also provided on previously-known games.
Nintendo opened the broadcast with a first look at Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Switch. The other big announcement, a new Animal Crossing for Switch in 2019, closed the show. Other notable announcements include Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. It’s not entirely clear if Nintendo will be publishing, but Pokemon developer Game Freak also showed off its new project tentatively known as Town. Of course, this wasn’t everything, but those are some of the first-party highlights.
On the third-party front, you could argue that the biggest news came from Square Enix. Mainline Final Fantasy games are finally back on Nintendo platforms with Final Fantasy VII, IX, X / X-2 HD Remaster, and XII: The Zodiac Age for Switch. Square Enix is also bringing over World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy, and the previously-announced Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition. Outside of Square Enix was Katamary Damacy Reroll, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, Cities: Skylines, and board games from Asmodee Digital.
So what’d everybody think of the latest Nintendo Direct? What was your personal highlight? Were you happy with what was shown, or did the presentation leave you wanting more? Let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] September 2018 Nintendo Direct hopes and predictions
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If things had gone as planned, a new Nintendo Direct would have aired this week. Mother Nature decided otherwise, however. Following a major earthquake in Japan, Nintendo decided it would be best to push back the presentation to an unspecified date after it was previously scheduled for Thursday.
Usually Nintendo Directs have a short turnaround between their official announcement and actual broadcast. So because of the delay, we’re in a bit of a unique situation. Some possible news that may have been planned for the Nintendo Direct has come out early, including a Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI. This period of uncertainly also leaves the door open to speculation.
What’s everyone hoping for and predicting will happen during the Nintendo Direct? Aside from Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI, we’re also likely going to hear about Yoshi for Switch after the final name seemingly leaked. Smash Bros. Ultimate is also certainly a lock, as is Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS. Any other hopes or predictions? Let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – September 2018
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Today, a new month rolled right on in. Now that we’re in September, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Maybe you’ve just started up Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate? Or perhaps a game like Okami HD or Dead Cells? No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
[Let’s Talk] Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct reactions
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Within the past week, Nintendo announced and debuted a new Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. The presentation was confirmed at EVO 2018 last Sunday, and was hosted just a few days ago on Wednesday.
Like the segment from Nintendo’s E3 broadcast, the Smash Bros. Direct was packed with information. King K. Rool, Simon and Richter Belmont, Dark Samus, and Chrom were all revealed as the latest fighters. We heard that 103 stages and roughly 900 music compositions will be present. Classic Mode, Stamina Battle, a Final Smash Meter, Squad Strike, Tourney Mode, Smashdown, and Training will all be included. There were other surprises as well such as Rathalos and Shovel Knight appearing as Assist Trophies.
Based on everything that was shown, were you pleased with the Direct? Are you more or less interested in Smash Bros. Ultimate after the latest presentation? Let us know how you’re feeling in the comments below.