Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 (2PM PST/ 5PM EST / 10PM GMT) - 35 mins with news on Fire Emblem Three Houses

Oct 25, 2017
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Hopefully FE and LM3 look in better shape than when we last saw them. Beyond that AC and the rumored Mario Maker 2 don't do a whole lot for me, so hopefully we get some other interesting stuff like the supposed 2D Zelda, Retro's game, or something else entirely.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Mein Land!
I see we're already at the part where people predict they're going to show 5 things total, with 10 minutes focused on a single game...which is proven wrong every single time, yet still gets predicted.

Stay losing!
I hate those comments so much. It's always wrong, never funny and just makes the poster look like an idiot for everybody who watched a Nintendo Direct in the last 3 years.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Pennsylvania
For all the worrying about FE having a segment to itself is there any presentation that went for longer than around 5 minutes? I don't think spotlights go any where close to 10 minutes much less beyond that time.

At this point I hope the segment isn't bad like when they did Xenoblade 2's spotlight. I love that game but that literally couldn't be a worse way to sell that game to people who weren't already Xenoblade fans. As long as it isn't anything like that then we're golden.
Oooff yeah that XB2 almost turned me off the game with the "factions" getting that focus when it really didn't matter.
 
Feb 6, 2018
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Is there any link of that? I would really love to hear it.
Ah, my mistake, it wasn't on the podcast, but on the new episode of Friend Code (which is still unlisted, but should become publicly available in a couple of hours). Around 14:15 minutes Damiani says something like "Apparently, when Retro caught wind of the development troubles they approached Nintendo with a 1 minute concept video for MP4 and showed them that they had the MP Trilogy Remaster ready to go on Switch".
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Name change to “The BBQ Pit.”
Samus Aran's Texas BBQ

The next Metroid Prime will in fact see Samus on a wild west cattle rustling adventure as a marketing tie-in, including power-ups related to her new Cowgirl Zero Armor. Get those new spurs for a speed-burst on your horse! Wrangle cattle more effectively with your Lasso Beam!
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,861
Spain
For all the worrying about FE having a segment to itself is there any presentation that went for longer than around 5 minutes? I don't think spotlights go any where close to 10 minutes much less beyond that time.

At this point I hope the segment isn't bad like when they did Xenoblade 2's spotlight. I love that game but that literally couldn't be a worse way to sell that game to people who weren't already Xenoblade fans. As long as it isn't anything like that then we're golden.
The spotlights are always exceedingly boring and go on forever. They tend to paint games in a bad light that makes them look very unexciting, and they always drag down for what feels forever and feel like they are taking over the entire Direct. (Sometimes they do, like in last year's E3 Direct, which was bitterly dissapointing)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think there's a good chance we will see all 5 titles, but I only expect a deep dive (that is, several minutes of gameplay) for LM3, FE:3H, and AC. MUA3 and DxM I expect to get a short trailer.

Besides that, I think we could see 2D Zelda as a major new reveal, and SMM2 has a chance at being the megaton in this direct imo.
Oh ok. That makes sense.
 
Dec 28, 2017
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To explain to people, when they highlight a specific title like Fire Emblem here, that means they are going to spend a much greater length of time showcasing it than anything else.

If you've actually watched recent directs, most games only get shown for like 30-60 seconds. When they highlight a title, that says at least 5-10 minutes will be spend talking about that specific one. So, I wouldn't expect that amount of time on anything else. Not Luigi's Mansion, not Daemon x Machina, not Animal Crossing, etc. They would've said beforehand
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Prediction time? Prediction time!

First party spotlights:
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses (May release date)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (levels, features, Labo support)
  • Super Smash Bros. DLC (Joker reveal, April release date)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (update, summer release date)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (short teaser, 2018 release date)
Third party spotlights:
  • Final Fantasy VII (shadow drop or March release date)
  • Kingdom Hearts remix/port (sizzle reel, summer release date)
  • Mortal Kombat XI (sizzle reel)
  • Dragon Quest XI S (trailer, 2018 release date)
  • SoulCalibur VI (teaser, 2018 release date)
I’m guessing no Animal Crossing or other first party megatons, but still looking forward to this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I know the direct length is not a good indicator of content, as we've had several really good 30 minute directs. But I have to say,I do not want any long 5 minute walk throughs of Yoshi or any single title... Just give us news and trailers in as quick a pace as possible
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Prediction time? Prediction time!

First party spotlights:
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses (May release date)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (levels, features, Labo support)
  • Super Smash Bros. DLC (Joker reveal, April release date)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (update, summer release date)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (short teaser, 2018 release date)
Third party spotlights:
  • Final Fantasy VII (shadow drop or March release date)
  • Kingdom Hearts remix/port (sizzle reel, summer release date)
  • Mortal Kombat XI (sizzle reel)
  • Dragon Quest XI S (trailer, 2018 release date)
  • SoulCalibur VI (teaser, 2018 release date)
I’m guessing no Animal Crossing or other first party megatons, but still looking forward to this.
It's 2019 already my friend xD
 
Oct 28, 2017
586
So my predictions:

- Fire Emblem info dump with April release date
- Pikmin 3 port with May release date, plus Pikmin 4 teaser
- Wonderful 101 port
- Metroid Prime Trilogy spring release date
- Animal Crossing full title, new details and release window but no concrete date
- Pokemon gen 8 teaser trailer
- Mario Maker 2 announcement, "more to come at E3"
- Star Fox GP announced with summer 2019 release date
- Joker gameplay and Erdrick reveal trailer

The rumored 2D Zelda will be held back until E3 where it's announcement will be the megaton for the E3 Direct.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The spotlights are always exceedingly boring and go on forever. They tend to paint games in a bad light that makes them look very unexciting, and they always drag down for what feels forever and feel like they are taking over the entire Direct. (Sometimes they do, like in last year's E3 Direct, which was bitterly dissapointing)
They did a really good job with Mario Tennis Aces last March and Octopath in September 2017.

So I'll say it depends on how good the spotlight is.
 
Oct 27, 2017
78
Wow, I just saw the time is 11PM CET, which is great for me as I will be flying from Bulgaria in the afternoon/evening and arriving home at around 10PM CET.
I had already assumed I would miss this one!