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Nintendo Direct Announced - 09.04.2019 @ 6PM EDT / 11PM BST

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Soul Lab

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Was Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore supposed to the December game Emily was hinting at, but got delayed?
She made a statement after the direct.
She hinted at Pikmin 3 as the WiiU port for January. Seems to be delayed.
And the Mystery game 4 for december is a new Nintendo ip. She was surprised that it wasn’t in the direct.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I know well and I have no problems with the game being on the system, but even if you like the game, I think its pretty easy to admit that it was a meltdown of an announcement to end the Direct.
“Meltdown” is pretty hyperbolic, especially considering “everyone” says that is the best Xenoblade. It’s makes sense to remaster a title like that, and while it wasn’t ending a Direct with Breath of the Wild 2... to compare it to a wet fart is just silly.

Separately, does anyone know when these SNES games are dropping?! I’m fiending!
 

Sander VF

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Wait, people are calling Xenoblade 1 remake/extreme remaster/whatever a wet fart?

How can anyone be like that about Bionis with modern graphics.

BIONIS WITH MODERN GRAPHICS.

And there’s AT LEAST one more area.
 

Sander VF

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Emily, do you think that new EPD IP is the kind of game Nintendo could show off at The Game Awards? This would explain it’s absence.

Well, whatever it is, the ship has sailed on it releasing in 2019.
 
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Unless the thing is announced in the next two weeks on Twitter, it won't release in December if it's a retail game. So either it doesn't exist or it got pushed back.
 

Sieglinde

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Wait, people are calling Xenoblade 1 remake/extreme remaster/whatever a wet fart?

How can anyone be like that about Bionis with modern graphics.

BIONIS WITH MODERN GRAPHICS.

And there’s AT LEAST one more area.
I mean like how many people even knew what it was? and out those who knew most of them just recognized Shulk from Smash, i don't think they had anything else to announce at the end but compared to other directs that wasn't exciting to most people.
 

ZiggyPalffyLA

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Wow we got Goemon Mii Fighter but no Mystical Ninja game guess I'm throwing my Switch in the trash.
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Remaster for Switch

(secret best N64 game)

You shouldnt be a fan. He is a fanboy that doesnt aknowledge he only cares about mario and zelda, and maybe metroido
Telling someone they shouldn't be a fan of someone because their interests might not align with your own. Peak Era.
 
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SuperL

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Nov 27, 2017
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Is it true Emily said 3D World was forthcoming? I was a little disappointed to not see it here.
 

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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If you think these two are comparable...





Like I said XB looks GREAT. I LOVE Nintendo! They're so great! I sure do love them a lot and think they're awesome. And XB is just soooo amazing! Especially the great new version!

There are still levels to this though.
I feel like I’m being punked.
 

sleepnaught

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Is it true Emily said 3D World was forthcoming? I was a little disappointed to not see it here.
I've learned it's best not to put too much stock into these comments. The new 3D Mario announcement is likely at the next direct or two. I don't see 3D World coming anytime soon to canabalize any potential mimentum or sales from that game. I think the time to release 3D World was this December or January.
 

blacktout

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You shouldnt be a fan. He is a fanboy that doesnt aknowledge he only cares about mario and zelda, and maybe metroido
This is a pretty unfair characterization. He most recent pre-Direct video is a glowing review/impressions discussion about Astral Chain and he's generally a very positive guy. His tastes are probably a little less niche than, say, the average poster on this forum and he's less dialed in to industry gossip, but his videos are always frank and honest and his criticism are pretty reasonable and restrained.
 

VegiHam

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Wait, people are calling Xenoblade 1 remake/extreme remaster/whatever a wet fart?

How can anyone be like that about Bionis with modern graphics.

BIONIS WITH MODERN GRAPHICS.

And there’s AT LEAST one more area.
Yeah, it makes no sense. Xenoblade is one of the hypest franchises they have. Some people just have no taste I guess?
 

zakatana

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- No new monolith game but a remaster that nobody asked for.
- 30fps/2 years late Overwatch.
- No outlandish 3rd party game such as Sekiro.
- No overdue third party game such as GTA 5, Dark Souls 2 or MGS 5.
- No SMT 5 or Bayo 3.
- No game from Retro (and probably nothing until MP4 which honestly doesn't invite to optimism).
- No increased output from Japanese developers, and specifically no Monster Hunter on Switch.

While I can perfectly understand that some people liked this direct, it was very underwhelming in my opinion, especially coming out of a string of amazing presentations from February this year (indie and general directs).
This direct lacked in too many aspects in my opinion, and would have been better as a 15 minutes mini direct.
I have many games to play so I'm more or less good, but I also expect the first half of 2020 to be quite rough. Once again.
 

nocdaes

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Yeah, it makes no sense. Xenoblade is one of the hypest franchises they have. Some people just have no taste I guess?
I dunno, I get the feeling people were hating on that announcement for 2 reasons and neither was directly because its Xenoblade. 1. Ending the Direct with any port of any game was always going to be a bit of a low, and 2. there are a lot of Wii games that would perhaps be more favourable to the masses for a port - Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, heck even Mario Strikers for me!

So yea, I dont know if it's a dig at Xeno, just the timing of the announcement I guess.
 

Meelow

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Oct 31, 2017
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- No new monolith game but a remaster that nobody asked for.
- 30fps/2 years late Overwatch.
- No outlandish 3rd party game such as Sekiro.
- No overdue third party game such as GTA 5, Dark Souls 2 or MGS 5.
- No SMT 5 or Bayo 3.
- No game from Retro (and probably nothing until MP4 which honestly doesn't invite to optimism).
- No increased output from Japanese developers, and specifically no Monster Hunter on Switch.

While I can perfectly understand that some people liked this direct, it was very underwhelming in my opinion, especially coming out of a string of amazing presentations from February this year (indie and general directs).
This direct lacked in too many aspects in my opinion, and would have been better as a 15 minutes mini direct.
I have many games to play so I'm more or less good, but I also expect the first half of 2020 to be quite rough. Once again.
Good thing TGS is next week :)
 

Emily

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Oct 24, 2017
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Emily, do you think that new EPD IP is the kind of game Nintendo could show off at The Game Awards? This would explain it’s absence.

Well, whatever it is, the ship has sailed on it releasing in 2019.

Well, keep in mind: This is the same company that announced Labo VR - with a single tweet, not even a YouTube video - during the first week of March, and then released it the next month, on April 12th. So I mean, never say never.

I don't know if you noticed this, but the Direct seemed to emphasize on core gamers with Xenoblade, Tokyo Mirage Sessions , Dragon Quest, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, Deadly Premonition, Doom 64, Overwatch. It's possible that Nintendo felt that the Direct wasn't the right time/right place to reveal this new IP. And I doubt The Game Awards - which appeals more to hardcore gaming enthusiasts - would be the smartest place to announce it either.

Huh, I expected a smaller game but also something that would appeal more to the "expanded audience" like Labo. I guess not necessarily.
It's complicated. On paper, it features ideas and concepts that sound like it could appeal to most Nintendo fans. However, maybe the execution of those ideas/concepts could lean more casual? It's difficult to say who the target audience is without seeing the game.

On a related note: Nintendo is interested in resurrecting some of their popular casual IPs from the Nintendo DS years. Which makes sense with the upcoming launch of the Switch Lite - a cheaper device that exists with the main purpose of broadening Switch's audience with kids and families.
 

MysticGon

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Oct 31, 2017
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Based on how crammed that direct was, I'm not expecting another one for a long while. Probably the biggest gap get.
 

VegiHam

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I dunno, I get the feeling people were hating on that announcement for 2 reasons and neither was directly because its Xenoblade. 1. Ending the Direct with any port of any game was always going to be a bit of a low, and 2. there are a lot of Wii games that would perhaps be more favourable to the masses for a port - Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, heck even Mario Strikers for me!

So yea, I dont know if it's a dig at Xeno, just the timing of the announcement I guess.
Man I get it; I'd personally be underwhelmed if the final announcement was a port of something I'm less into. But there's a part of me that believes that the masses need to change their minds and accept Xenoblade as being clearly much more hype than Mario or Zelda.
 

Sander VF

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Well, keep in mind: This is the same company that announced Labo VR - with a single tweet, not even a YouTube video - during the first week of March, and then released it the next month, on April 12th. So I mean, never say never.

I don't know if you noticed this, but the Direct seemed to emphasize on core gamers with Xenoblade, Tokyo Mirage Sessions , Dragon Quest, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, Deadly Premonition, Doom 64, Overwatch. It's possible that Nintendo felt that the Direct wasn't the right time/right place to reveal this new IP. And I doubt The Game Awards - which appeals more to gaming enthusiasts - would be the smartest place to announce it either.
Oh I see, I think I have a notion about this mystery game now.
 

Oregano

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man I get it; I'd personally be underwhelmed if the final announcement was a port of something I'm less into. But there's a part of me that believes that the masses need to change their minds and accept Xenoblade as being clearly much more hype than Mario or Zelda.
Nintendo realised their mistake in not giving Xenoblade the love it deserves and now they are insistent that the general populace do the same.
 

Cloud-Hidden

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Oct 30, 2017
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Nintendo is interested in resurrecting some of their popular casual IPs from the Nintendo DS years. Which makes sense with the upcoming launch of the Switch Lite - a cheaper device that exists with the main purpose of broadening Switch's audience with kids and families.
I just want to know that Rhythm Heaven is safe and sound.
 

cdm00

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Dec 5, 2018
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I really liked this Direct, the highlights for me were the Smash details, Cramorant is a dopey Pokémon, and Xenoblade getting essentially a remake. I was a bit shocked at not a lot of 2020 titles being revealed besides XCHD, TMS Encore, Trials of Mana, and more AC. We still got a January/February Direct though, so we're good for now. We got too much stuff to play this holiday: DQ11S, Link's Awakening, LM3, and SwSh, let alone the 3rd party titles.
 

Sander VF

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Oct 28, 2017
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It's complicated. On paper, it features ideas and concepts that sound like it could appeal to most Nintendo fans. However, maybe the execution of those ideas/concepts could lean more casual? It's difficult to say who the target audience is without seeing the game.
Actually missed this part.

Wow this mystery game is extremely intriguing. Can’t wait to see what manner of beast it actually is.

Based on these descriptions, I’ll try to predict something in the vein pilot wings (just as an example). Something that can lean towards casual appeal, hardcore appeal or both (ideally), depending on execution.
 

9-Volt

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Kinda surprised we got every hinted game at this Direct:

Witchcraft: Xenoblade Definitive
"Huh" Game with a related shadowdrop: Deadly Premonition Origins/2
Jim Sterling's game: Deadly Premonition 2
"Tanked" GameCube game: Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast

I wish someone hinted some Take Two or Namco games because their unexplainable absence really worries me.
 
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Well, keep in mind: This is the same company that announced Labo VR - with a single tweet, not even a YouTube video - during the first week of March, and then released it the next month, on April 12th. So I mean, never say never.

I don't know if you noticed this, but the Direct seemed to emphasize on core gamers with Xenoblade, Tokyo Mirage Sessions , Dragon Quest, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, Deadly Premonition, Doom 64, Overwatch. It's possible that Nintendo felt that the Direct wasn't the right time/right place to reveal this new IP. And I doubt The Game Awards - which appeals more to hardcore gaming enthusiasts - would be the smartest place to announce it either.



It's complicated. On paper, it features ideas and concepts that sound like it could appeal to most Nintendo fans. However, maybe the execution of those ideas/concepts could lean more casual? It's difficult to say who the target audience is without seeing the game.

On a related note: Nintendo is interested in resurrecting some of their popular casual IPs from the Nintendo DS years. Which makes sense with the upcoming launch of the Switch Lite - a cheaper device that exists with the main purpose of broadening Switch's audience with kids and families.
Do you think they would localize that remake of Famicom Detective Club?
 

Harpoon

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Oct 27, 2017
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On a related note: Nintendo is interested in resurrecting some of their popular casual IPs from the Nintendo DS years. Which makes sense with the upcoming launch of the Switch Lite - a cheaper device that exists with the main purpose of broadening Switch's audience with kids and families.
That’s cool to hear. A lot of stuff from those years would probably do pretty well.
 

Mobius 1

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It was a great Direct, but I’m somewhat alarmed by the Animal Crossing segment - why would anyone accept a mobile device from a money-lending, Hawaii-shirt-wearing, mafioso looking raccoon? TOM NOOK IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED
 

skittzo0413

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Kinda surprised we got every hinted game at this Direct:

Witchcraft: Xenoblade Definitive
"Huh" Game with a related shadowdrop: Deadly Premonition Origins/2
Jim Sterling's game: Deadly Premonition 2
"Tanked" GameCube game: Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast

I wish someone hinted some Take Two or Namco games because their unexplainable absence really worries me.
What makes you think Xenoblade is the witchcraft/redacted game?
 
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