Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT|

Oct 30, 2017
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Just saw a 4chan “leak” that seemed convincing... BUT it mentions Labo which we should know is not a Direct thing.
It seems a little odd to act like “no Labo announcements in Directs” is a hard-and-fast rule when we’ve had all of two waves of Labo.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It seems a little odd to act like “no Labo announcements in Directs” is a hard-and-fast rule when we’ve had all of two waves of Labo.
And none of them was mentioned in any Direct.

Much like the mobile games, Nintendo seems to be keeping Labo separate. They know it's not the same audience.
 
Sep 2, 2018
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I never played that one. I played Golf Story so if it had a campaign like that would be cool.
it took the rpg path much more seriously than other titles
and even had human characters made by camelot which had a ton of personality and charm (it took place in a more realistic world)
finally getting to the mushroom kingdom courses was super coo
 
Oct 27, 2017
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it took the rpg path much more seriously than other titles
and even had human characters made by camelot which had a ton of personality and charm (it took place in a more realistic world)
finally getting to the mushroom kingdom courses was super coo
Interesting. That’d be nice to see a more fleshed out world for a golf game.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Legit leaks don’t usually end in “many more announcements!!1” without saying what those are.

And none of them was mentioned in any Direct.

Much like the mobile games, Nintendo seems to be keeping Labo separate. They know it's not the same audience.
How’s that working out for them, though?

It seems like even if there was a don’t-promote-Labo-in-Directs edict, Nintendo might be willing to switch it up now. Especially if this new Labo kit leans on established Nintendo IP, as is rumored.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Well, i sure hope it's fake simply because i don't want 3 Houses to release that late. ^^

Also, stuff like Pikmin 4 and Maker 2 would definitely kept for an E3 direct. Then Labo, iirc they kept Labo stuff and Directs seperated, so if that hasn't changed this year, i don't think the Direct would feature anything from that line.
 


It's a nearly plausible leak. But a bit too good to be true, plus stuff like Labo that makes me disconsider it.
Pikmin Trilogy doesn't sound very Nintendo, I mean, Pikmin 3 was full price on Wii U... Also Pikmin 4 for this year? Isn't already too packed? Also SNES games available now? I don't know, I don't believe it.

On the too good to be true scale I'd rate this one 7/10.

EDIT: Scratch that, just noticed SMM2 & Luigi both for Summer, lol not happening.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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How’s that working out for them, though?

It seems like even if there was a don’t-promote-Labo-in-Directs edict, Nintendo might be willing to switch it up now. Especially if this new Labo kit leans on established Nintendo IP, as is rumored.
Hmm, good point.

Yoshi's Crafted World seems like an obvious opportunity for a Labo tie-in, so maybe...
 
Dec 6, 2018
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UK
I stopped at “Pikmin Trilogy”. Fake.
Yep, agreed. The idea of Metroid and Pikmin both having trilogy ports is already a stretch, but then releasing them both in the same month? Not at all likely.

It's a pretty good summary of a lot of the things we've discussed in this thread though... I wonder where they got their inspiration from...?!
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Nintendo Labo “Toy Gun” doesn’t sound right at all.
The toy industry is very insistent to never call toy guns “guns.” They’re always “blasters” or something of the like. Nerf will never call one of their products a Nerf gun, even if everyone else does.

Nintendo knows this, having released the “Zapper” and the “Super Scope” (which lacked a scope).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yep, agreed. The idea of Metroid and Pikmin both having trilogy ports is already a stretch, but then releasing them both in the same month? Not at all likely.

It's a pretty good summary of a lot of the things we've discussed in this thread though... I wonder where they got their inspiration from...?!
Metroid Prime Trilogy does make sense since it already exist on the Wii. King Zell said Pikmin 3 is coming to Switch and I believe him- so that means no Trilogy for Pikmin.
 
Jan 16, 2018
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It's a nearly plausible leak. But a bit too good to be true, plus stuff like Labo that makes me disconsider it.
Way too good to be true surely. Plus an open world Pikmin? On the plus side I can see a lot of the good stuff in this actually happening, just not all of it. Gotta save some bits for E3 right?

If that 2D Mario rumour turns out to be true what do you reckon it's gonna be? A New Super style? Or something.. new?
 
Oct 29, 2017
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New Zealand
I start reading down the 'leaks' like "Meh sooo fake!" then for some reason like halfway through I make myself forget it's fake and start thinking man this is gonna be such a great Direct!!! only to snap back to reality by the end disappointed lol.

F**K YOU NINTENDO THIS IS SOME HOW YOUR FAULT!
 
Jan 10, 2018
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Sydney, Australia
I know. I've read it all. But at this point I'm convinced Miyamoto has been bossing around a room full of vegetables that he thinks are Nintendo employees making the game for the past 5 years.
Well, according to some insider posts a few days ago, Pikmin 4 might have restarted development at some point after Miyamoto teased it at E3 2015, which is why we still haven't seen it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I just always love fake leaks that have hyper-specific info but then abruptly say "and MORE"

almost as if they don't want to risk tipping their hand too much
 
Jul 2, 2018
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Isn't Smash Ultimate supposed to get a companion app thru the Nintendo Online app like Splatoon 2 has? I could see this being revealed in a Direct.
They already revealed that back at the last Smash direct. They just need to date it, and that can easily just be a Twitter announcement.
 
Dec 6, 2018
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UK
Metroid Prime Trilogy does make sense since it already exist on the Wii. King Zell said Pikmin 3 is coming to Switch and I believe him- so that means no Trilogy for Pikmin.
Yep, I'm pretty much set on it being MPT and Pikmin 3.

Also, there's no mention of Daemon X Machina. Unless they're going quiet on it due to a delay, I would expect this game to be in the Direct, probably with a release date too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It's a nearly plausible leak. But a bit too good to be true, plus stuff like Labo that makes me disconsider it.
Kingdom hearts 2.8 being announced without 3 is a big giveaway that it's fake, I reckon. If they can get 2.8 running, they have to be able to do 3 given it includes the 3 prologue, and there wouldn't be much sense announcing 2.8 withour it.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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It’s a little late to be announcing new retail products for March, so claiming a Labo kit will release in March is automatically suspect.

Also, why would the Pokémon Direct be next week, when we know Pokémon Day is in two weeks (and now know that a bunch of Treehouse staff will be at Nintendo NY doing a Q&A then for some reason)?

It’s a pretty fakey list. And yeah, it was posted before and dismissed then too.
 

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Well, according to some insider posts a few days ago, Pikmin 4 might have restarted development at some point after Miyamoto teased it at E3 2015, which is why we still haven't seen it.
Saw that as well. I get Emily is legit a lot of the time but that is some convenient timing given the recent other big 4th game in a series that just got publicly announced as restarting development.