Nintendo Direct Incoming (March 8th 2018, 2PM PST, 5PM EST, 10PM GMT, 11PM CET)

What are your expectations for today?

  • *turns green* SMASH! SMASH! SMASH!

    Votes: 407 26.1%
  • I'm just here for Bill Trinen cameos like every normal person

    Votes: 623 39.9%
  • If Acid Ghost is half as good as Eminem's last album, I'll be happy

    Votes: 147 9.4%
  • Nothing. Heck, I don't know what I am doing in this thread

    Votes: 383 24.6%

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Oct 25, 2017
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There have been mainline reveals that came a bit later. Simply put it, unless we go into the E3 Direct without an already-revealed pair of Pokémon games, there’s hope for Gen 8 this year. However, if they announce a filler arc for the Sun/Moon anime, don’t expect Gen 8 until next year.
I'm not watching the animu. Does it feel like the season is about to reach its conclusion or is there still enough material left for another 1 1/2 year?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I will eat my hand if they don't have any themes to offer. Like c'mon.
This still makes no sense to me. Literally wasting an outlet of making money. Think of all the Breath of the Wild theme purchases that would have been made in that first week alone! Surely the Theme Shop on the 3DS was successful and simple enough to run that having it on Switch in the first month would have been a good decision.

Themes would also give the silent, white/black, silent, simple, silent UI some pop. For those of us who don’t like silence.

Wait... Nintendo don’t you monkey paw this and make all Switch themes silent!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Wow, you mean to tell me Fire Emblem, a series about war, may involve themes of soldiers dying?

H O L Y S H I T

(Could be legit, though.)
Well it could mean some kind of gimmick, where if a character dies, they become ghost warriors and continue to fight on in the afterlife.

Sounds interesting imo if true. I’d like it if main characters can die permanently, and impact the story in some way, instead of the typical rpg plot armor, power of friendship trope.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean was everyone really clamoring for Wonderful 101? Was it really that beloved?

The critical response was kind of tepid if I’m remembering correctly. 78 on Metacritic? Ehh ok
It's pretty beloved by hardcore Platinum/Kamiya fans.

It's a really weird game, but a pretty great one as well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hoping we get some Mario Party announcement.

Looking at having my friends over to play some Switch and other than Mk8, what is there besides 1,2, Switch for party stuff?
Overcooked, jackbox party packs, snipperclips, Puyo Puyo Tetris, lovers in a dangerous peacetime....tons of other Indies e.g. death squared.
 

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I'm not watching the animu. Does it feel like the season is about to reach its conclusion or is there still enough material left for another 1 1/2 year?
There’s enough material for the remainder of this year, but not enough for most of 2019 without either slowing the pacing down significantly or introducing a filler arc.
 
Jan 25, 2018
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Monster Hunter XX localisation would be my dream.
So I probably will be disappointed.
Its capcom, do you expect anything else from them? Although i totally get that they where not 100% on board with the switch from the getgo and soon change that after launch. But still its the 1st MH game in a long long time that is japan only, and it deserved to be localized, mainly because its already 70ish% done(XX is an expansion of Generations aka X in japan). So chop chop capcom, im still willing to buy it if its released this year. August/september 2018 would be the perfect time frame, give MHworld time to breathe and once they are done voila MHXX for switch and 3ds for europe and america.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's pretty beloved by hardcore Platinum/Kamiya fans.

It's a really weird game, but a pretty great one as well.
Yeah, while I came just short of finishing it, TW101 is definitely an extremely high-quality game. The production values feel bonkers. There's so much detail, so many set-pieces, the Saturday morning cartoon vibe is fabulous, and there are like a bajillion enemies, each introduced with care.

But I also found it exhausting. It rarely lets you breathe... There's so much stuff thrown at you — it's dazzling in its creativity, but also dizzying!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean was everyone really clamoring for Wonderful 101? Was it really that beloved?

The critical response was kind of tepid if I’m remembering correctly. 78 on Metacritic? Ehh ok
it's one of Platinum's best games, of course people are clamoring for it
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Hey Emily, you still feeling good about the chances of a Metroid Prime Trilogy HD being in the works?
I wouldn't expect a Prime Trilogy announcement until they're ready to reveal Metroid Prime 4.

Prime Trilogy seems more like an E3 announcement than a March announcement.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The Platinum game I want ported to Switch the most is Metal Gear Rising

I go back and forth in my head whether Bayo 2 or MGR is my favorite P* title
 

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I will be pretty shocked if Fire Emblem doesn't open the direct.

I also can't believe there are people seriously making predictions that Fire Emblem won't be there tomorrow
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If it's cheaper than a standard 2DS and has all the basic features I would buy it. I've been looking for a cheap system I can mod to rip 3DS games to try in Citra.
Ain’t the 2DS only $70 or something MSRP? I don’t think they could get much cheaper lol. I’ve seen 2DS (+Charger) in pawn shops for $40 before, if you just want one (enough) for ripping, give those + Craigslist/eBay a looksee.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't expect a Prime Trilogy announcement until they're ready to reveal Metroid Prime 4.

That seems more like an E3 announcement than a March announcement.
But you have reason to believe a Prime Trilogy HD is actually in development, correct? Not just a "seems like a good idea," but you actually heard something to this effect?

And yeah, I agree, it would be a good E3 announcement, especially if MP4 is next year — a remastered Trilogy would fill the gap nicely.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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ANIMAL CROSSING
ANIMAL CROSSING
ANIMAL CROSSING
ANIMAL CROSSING
ANIMAL CROSSING

Probably not gonna happen and won't see it until E3 at the very earliest, but I want ANIMAL CROSSING god dammit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't expect a Prime Trilogy announcement until they're ready to reveal Metroid Prime 4.

That seems more like an E3 announcement than a March announcement.
Hmm... you don’t think they could pull a “Last E3, we revealed Metroid Prime 4 is in development. We hope to share more on the game in the near future, but for now, we’re happy to announce the first three games are making their HD debut on Nintendo Switch”?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I sorta don't expect much from this. I think Odyssey DLC and Aces are going to be there, Star Allies will be briefly mentioned, but other than that who knows.
 
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