Nintendo Direct: E3 2019 |OT| Redacted by Request of Nintendo’s Legal Team

Sub Boss

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If "first party character from another company" in "first party game" isn't a "Mario on Playstation" announcement then alright, you do you
Tbh it was Mario specifically, cool that Microsoft let Nintendo use Banjo but Mario is a huge, huge franchise thats the difference i was expecting a little more with that phrase
 

Tribal_Cult

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This was an incredible Direct, chocke full of announcements, reveals, gameplay bits. Third party is coming here, slowly, but it is. Retro is still the weird bunch in this. What the fuck are they doing?
 
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I think people need to accept that whatever Retro was working on was likely cancelled, and they're now working on MP4.

I'm not suggesting that them taking on MP4 led to the cancellation of their previous project, but it's clear that they were likely working on something which otherwise didn't pan out.
 

OmegaX

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If "first party character from another company" in "first party game" isn't a "Mario on Playstation" announcement then alright, you do you
Banjo is a character from a dead IP that MS bought wholesale along with the rotting corpse of Rare. I'd hardly call it a "Mario on Playstation" announcement.
 

Sub Boss

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You mean the game revealed after Bayonetta 3, yet is launching this year? Yea, exactly. Like, how is this a question? Platinum has a quick turnaround time, Bayonetta 3 is surprisingly taking awhile.
It is taking awhile isn't it :^(
But, Babylons Fall wasn't shown either and it was announced last year, lets have faith Bayo 3 will turn out a great game even if it takes longer than expected.
AC looks very cool too, so Platinum hasn't lost their touch for quality im sure Bayonetta will impress when its revealed, they said its gonna be quite different from the first two
 

srtrestre

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Animal Crossing delay bothered me less than expected. Game is shaping up pretty good, plus the holidays are already packed.
 

AGoodODST

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Oct 28, 2017
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Just got home from a long day at work finally got to actually watch this and not just read headlines.

That was really fucking good. So much stuff coming out! Banjo trailer was so good.
 

BillyRockets

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Zell was obviously referring to an actual game announcement with that hint, I doubt it was about some fighter pass character. Smash is known for getting crazy character announcements anyway
 

TimeFire

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Banjo is a character from a dead IP that MS bought wholesale along with the rotting corpse of Rare. I'd hardly call it a "Mario on Playstation" announcement.
That's cool that you think that, but it's literally a first party character on a competitor's crossover game. Whether you guys don't think it, it's completely a "Mario on Playstation" moment.
 

Sub Boss

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- Why focus on Resident Evil 5 and 6? Not exactly high points for the series and fairly late ports
Because they sell a lot and are quite popular

Im not a fan either but they are a more exciting announcement than the classic collection (released from GC /Wii) and the first time those games come to a Nintendo system, some fans will be excited
 

€pcott

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I wasn’t at all enthused.
But I realize my expectations are the real problem:

Was hoping for a Neir Automata or FFXV port, but instead got Last Remnant and Crystal Chronicles (both are nice but again, my misplaced expectations).

When I saw Panzar Dragoon, I hoped it was PD Saga Remaster, but nope.

Saw Resident Evil and hoped for the recent 7, but no... it was the criticized 5 and 6.

No Ubi (except Lets Dance) no Activision, no EA, no ports of 2020 heavy hitters, but THAT is to be expected.

What really got me is that I expected more first party representation due to the focus on Switch over 3DS/NSW, but I guess those will eventually show up in the year round Directs when they’re ready.

I’m not complaining, BOTW and NMH3 were shown, so there’s that.
 

ShinobiBk

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Contra looked like the game they announced ages ago got cancelled cause it was shitty and they only revived it now cause Switch is very popular. It looked VERY last gen. I hope it was just a bad trailer cause I love that series
 

badboy78660

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No Wii U ports mentioned :( (was hoping for ports of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, and maybe even Mario 3D World)
 

mmmmmm6

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I liked what we saw from 3rd party announcements/reveals, like NMH3. I think they carried the Direct until the last reveal -- meaning BotW2. Nintendo, minus BotW2, felt underwhelming. Updates on known things, which is fine, but it felt like too much repeat on stuff we have seen or know. No release date for LM3 was an odd decision and delaying Animal Crossing, though suspected, was disappointing but not terribly damaging to their E3 show or even 2019 lineup. I still feel that 3rd parties are the stars of the Nintendo Direct and Nintendo E3 overall.
I'm a huge AC fan, but I really wasn't disappointed by the delay as much as I thought I would. I feel like the game blew me away where the delay didn't affect me. The thing that 1st worried me was how crafting was being worked into the game. But, I rewatched the trailer and the treehouse gameplay and fell in love with the game. I was worried that these elements would take away the feeling of the franchise, but they didn't. I'm all for them taking as much time as they need to make this game perfect. I just needed to see a trailer and some gameplay to get me through the year. I'm slightly worried that the museum/shopping buildings and special characters might not be back. But, I'm 110% sure they will be since Isabelle is basically the icon of the franchise. I think they're waiting until the next direct in the fall to show it off. Right now, I'm supremely pleased with the game and the direct.
 

MilesTeg

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I wasn’t at all enthused.
But I realize my expectations are the real problem:

Was hoping for a Neir Automata or FFXV port, but instead got Last Remnant and Crystal Chronicles (both are nice but again, my misplaced expectations).

When I saw Panzar Dragoon, I hoped it was PD Saga Remaster, but nope.

Saw Resident Evil and hoped for the recent 7, but no... it was the criticized 5 and 6.

No Ubi (except Lets Dance) no Activision, no EA, no ports of 2020 heavy hitters, but THAT is to be expected.

What really got me is that I expected more first party representation due to the focus on Switch over 3DS/NSW, but I guess those will eventually show up in the year round Directs when they’re ready.

I’m not complaining, BOTW and NMH3 were shown, so there’s that.
No real surprise games. Suda had hinted heavily at NMH3 so I was expecting it. It was a cool announcement though.

I think there could have been more. What has the Mario Kart Team been doing? Are we getting a new racing game or Mario Kart? 8 came out in 2014 and 8D in 2017.

No Paper Mario or Mario Sports game.

No new IPs.

I’m hoping Nintendo is holding back, which may be the case, considering they only have one first party game slated for 2020 so far.
 

JJConrad

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Nov 3, 2017
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No Wii U ports mentioned :( (was hoping for ports of Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, and maybe even Mario 3D World)
Nintendo has kept a very short leash on their Wii U ports. They announce them only a few months before release, usually within the window of the that Direct. With LM3 undated, a September Direct is guaranteed. Nintendo is publishing 9 games in the next 4 month, they were never going to throw away a port in the timeframe. October and Dec-Feb are wide open.
 

Klappdrachen

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When the Direct ended some members were talking about Metroid having been mentioned in a leak, is that true? I was on a semi-blackout before today.
 

badboy78660

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Nintendo has kept a very short leash on their Wii U ports. They announce them only a few months before release, usually within the window of the that Direct. With LM3 undated, a September Direct is guaranteed. Nintendo is publishing 9 games in the next 4 month, they were never going to throw away a port in the timeframe. October and Dec-Feb are wide open.
Sweet, thanks for the scoop! Also makes sense for them to use E3-time to focus the spotlight on their newer properties.
 

HotHamBoy

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Oct 27, 2017
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The only disappointment in this direct for me was the lack of SNES for Nintendo online announcement. I'm still paying this stupid subscription to play Smash and soon Mario Maker but goddamn it I'd at least like to get some better retro games from it too.
Well I got sour news for you - there's no way we're getting SNES or beyond included at the current price tier. I think $20/year will never give you more than NES.

I fully expect each retro console app to require additional subscription costs.
 

oatmeal

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'll never understand why Nintendo isn't just doing GameCube and Wii U port/remakes. And just putting a small team on them so that they can fill holes in the lineup. 2-4 a year would do wonders.
 

€pcott

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No real surprise games. Suda had hinted heavily at NMH3 so I was expecting it. It was a cool announcement though.

I think there could have been more. What has the Mario Kart Team been doing? Are we getting a new racing game or Mario Kart? 8 came out in 2014 and 8D in 2017.

No Paper Mario or Mario Sports game.

No new IPs.

I’m hoping Nintendo is holding back, which may be the case, considering they only have one first party game slated for 2020 so far.
Yes, that’s the feeling I had as well. And maybe it’s due to wanting a few megatons or mention of games not announced or alluded to previously.

I hope we at least hear of the next Mario/Nintendo Kart and Paper Mario for 2020. At the very least a Metroid Prime Trilogy.