[Let’s Talk] What you want to see from Nintendo in 2020
Posted on January 18, 2020 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk
With a new year comes new possibilities. As far as Nintendo is concerned, the door is wide open for potential games in 2020. The company actually hasn’t really confirmed much for these next several months, as the only locks we have are Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Bravely Default II is also something that’s happening, but Nintendo is only publishing in the west. Other possibilities do exist for 2020 like Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Bayonetta 3, but such projects aren’t necessarily slated for the next year. We also have to think about DLC for the likes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
With that preamble out of the way, what are you hoping to see from Nintendo in 2020? Is there any particular announcement that would get you excited? Let us know in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Pokemon Direct – January 2020 reactions
It would be nice if the DLC were free or if the game shipped with that content from the start. That said, I don’t think we would have gotten anything close to what the expansion is going to have if Sword & Shield weren’t rushed. We’d probably have more story with Team Yell, a real victory road, a more fleshed out Spikemuth, and some actual caves/dungeons or something like that. Don’t get me wrong, I would have liked to have all of that stuff in the game. I just don’t think it’s fair to say that the Isle of Armor or the Crown Tundra would’ve been in the games if they hadn’t been rushed.
The expansion seems a lot more in line with the kind of thing you’d find in a third version. If you look at it like that, I don’t think it’s a bad deal. Honestly, I was kind of hyped after watching the direct. I’m looking forward to teaming up with people to explore Pokémon dens. The new customization options also look pretty great (I’m a Style Savvy fan, so I’m always interested in that kind of stuff, haha). Here’s hoping there are some good battle facilities too.
As a person who hasn’t played the latest Pokémon games and only tangentially thinks of maybe getting them at some point, the DLC seems like a rather fair deal, and definitely better than a third version or one of those sequels.
It’s also nice that they are expanding the Pokédex for everyone via updates, even those who won’t buy the DLC.
I hope they bring the Pokédex to completion with another wave of DLC and don’t keep their BS up for the next game.
As for the Mystery Dungeon remake, I really like how it looks, I consider getting it somewhere down the line, but not at launch and at full price.
Been pretty busy recently, so I haven’t had much time for regular games, but I did catch the Direct. Despite being disappointed about it not being a Nintendo Direct (Pokemon’s big, but this essentially just covered news for two games, only one of them being new) I was pleasantly surprised.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is probably one of the bigger spin-offs for the series’, and would have been the easiest to bring over. It was a fair guess, and while I’m sad it’s a remake, I do like how it looks. After 14 years, I think the originals are worth remaking, and the Mystery Dungeon games have given hours of entertainment on their own, so the price is alright too. Curious about the additions and QoL changes (there’s at least Mega Evolution) but it seems cool.
I’ll be honest, the biggest news for me from the Sw/Sh announcements was that there wouldn’t be any more midway games between mainline entries. I’ve never felt bad for skipping those, and this probably should have happened a lot sooner than it did. Iffy on the price until the actual size of the expansions come out, but I like what was shown off so far (more into the Crown Tundra’s setting) and the new Legendaries and forms look nice too. Also, adding cut Pokemon in… I guess the plans for them changed? I really hope they lead with that in the future…