Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT3| Nintendo Direct Speculation Trilogy HD

Consistent updates on current community speculation in the OP New

Raccoon

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Graphic courtesy of previous thread by Muzy

Welcome, everyone, to the third official Nintendo Direct speculation thread. I'm Raccoon, and I'm extraordinarily excited and honored to be making this thread. I offer my thanks and respect to Kevin360 and Muzy, the authors of the OT and OT2, respectively. More info will be filled out soon, but I want this OP to focus on frequent updates with current information and summary of community expectations. This post will improve with time.

One point I'd like to address: while there will be ultimately some kind of overlap between 1st party discussions and Direct discussions, I imagine the Direct thread would be more focused on speculation, possible leaks and rumors than this one. It would basically be a thread to contain "all the madness" in one place to keep this thread more level-headed and on-topic.

We've discussed to have a dedicated thread after Moon's suggestion yesterday and came to the conclusion that this might work for the best going forward. So: if anybody is interested to make that thread, they are officially allowed to do so.

Only thing I'd like to ask for is that the OP keeps the opening post updated and tries to keep up with the discussion/speculation.
Nibel's post above represents the "charter" for the Nintendo Direct Speculation threads

Incidentally, Handicapped Duck wins "20,000th Post in the Last OT" award. Everyone please congratulate them accordingly (per Dark Cloud they are indefinitely barred from participation in this topic, but this will prove difficult to enforce). Also, the subtitle of this thread was selected by a strawpoll and was initially suggested by skittzo0413.

Everyone, please remember to neither pester insiders for intel nor berate them for ill-tidings. Insiders and leakers are human, and many are respected members of the ResetEra community. Mentioning Emily unprompted is generally frowned upon. Remember to be respectful of all other members at all times, no matter how strongly you disagree with their speculation. Lastly, it is best to keep spam messages to a minimum; speculation is generally better received than pure, unadulterated nonsense. However, as always, have fun. NintendoEra is a weird and wacky community with a surprisingly narrow circle of key players/dorks, so I encourage newcomers to hop in and get to know everybody!

Out of respect, here is Kevin360's original phrasing:


The purpose of this thread:

To better contain the madness of ResetERA's Nintendo Direct speculation, and keep it relatively separate from the Nintendo First-Party thread.

As a general rule, let's try to avoid too much "reset the clock" type posts, until of course, we have a really good reason to think it's time to actually be resetting the clock. Madness must have some modicum of reasoning, you know?


ALSO: DO NOT MESSAGE/HARASS AND TAG 'INSIDERS' (this should go without saying, but they've alluded these things crossing the line)


Helpful
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Nintendo First Party Thread |OT3| Internal x External x Publishing - What's cooking?
Nintendo Community Thread |OT| *This Space for Rent* (brutal)
Switch Rumor Archive Rebirth (Read posting rules in OP)
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Previous threads:
Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT|
Nintendo Direct Speculation |OT2| Reset the Thread


Days since last date of note:
2
Indie World Showcase
December 10, 2019

Days til next date of note:
0
The Game Awards
December 12, 2019
5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST / 1:30 AM GMT


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Q: What do we expect to see at The Game Awards?
A: Most likely, very little.


But, possible announcements:
- the fifth fighter in DLC Pack 1 for Super Smash Bros Ultimate (slight chance)
- the reveal of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (no chance)

- Bayonetta 3 (slight chance)
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some variety of Halo content on Switch (basically no chance)
--- it should be noted that the insiders who have confirmed the existence of Halo content on Switch doubt its presence at the Game Awards
- "Metroid 5," a new 2D Metroid game (unlikely)
- "Metroid Prime Trilogy HD," an HD remaster of the first three Metroid Prime games (unlikely)

- take all of the above with a healthy dose of salt; these are speculation

Halo on Switch rumors:
Vern and King Zell. Vern has literally said Halo was coming to Switch like a month or 2 ago.
leak sooner than what? It hasn’t been announced yet but it’s already been leaked.
Metroid discussion points:
Metroid Prime Trilogy HD was rumored by reputable sources such as the former king zell. Metropid 5 is speculation based on the statements made by the development studio Mercury Steam, responsible for the Samus Returns 3DS remake. The latter is definitely speculative, although it may be rumored by the occasional insider as well.
It’s just Nate and Leaky from twitter.


NateDrake (Direct Feed Games) in reference to Metroid Prime Trilogy HD
(please do not misconstrue this as confirmation or any sort of direct statement on the rumor):

Noted. O ye of little faith.
When's the next Nintendo Direct?
Almost certainly in either January or February. January would be more standard based on previous trends, but last year January was skipped in favor of a February event. Due to the unexpected occurrence of an Indie showcase, some theorize that there is a chance of a late December Direct, the fabled "Christmas Direct." This is not entirely unprecedented, but not likely, either.

What do we expect to see there?
Possible announcements:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates
- Smash Bros (of course)
- updates on Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE: Encore
- the rest will likely depend on what we see at The Game Awards


Can you get, like, unnecessarily specific out of your butt?
The next Direct will be in 35 days, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
 
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Mekanos

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TGA will have a Smash reveal, a BOTW trailer, and a full Bayonetta 3 reveal.

SMTV found dead in Miami.
 

Denman

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I feel like it's going to be a January Direct this year, and it's going to be hawt.
 

Dark Cloud

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I’ve got a new thread to *adds thread to watch notifications*

also lmao

Incidentally, @Handicapped Duck wins "20,000th Post in the Last OT" award. Everyone please congratulate them accordingly (per @Dark Cloud they are indefinitely barred from participation in this topic, but this will prove difficult to enforce).
 

Mekanos

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I still feel like a January Direct doesn't make sense if Nintendo continues to treat TGA as the place to drop a couple of megaton announcements and then scurry off. I'd still bet on the Q1 Direct being February/March like the last few have been.
 
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Raccoon

Raccoon

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I support the notion that each Nintendo Direct Speculation Thread have a new OP.
 

Dark Cloud

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So let’s see what will this topic see?

-Game Awards
-January and March directs
-February direct
-E3

I think we’ll be on a new topic around E3.
 
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No way they'd show BOTW2 at TGA's this year, they'd save it for Direct (Jan, or Spring). I can also see BOTW2 being Nintendo's major E3 game for 2020

Bayonetta 3 is looking unlikely at TGA's after PG's comment on Babylons Fall.
 

Dark Cloud

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I have to remember where we came from. Way back to the beginnings of the first OT. We fought hard. Blood, sweat and tears to make the Nintendo Direct Speculation topic a possibility 😭
 

mazi

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No way they'd show BOTW2 at TGA's this year, they'd save it for Direct (Jan, or Spring). I can also see BOTW2 being Nintendo's major E3 game for 2020

Bayonetta 3 is looking unlikely at TGA's after PG's comment on Babylons Fall.
botw 2 can and will be in several directs.
dragon quest 11 and daemon x machina were each in like 5 directs, lol.
 
Nov 4, 2017
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Directs are more exciting than birthdays and Christmas combined for me. My inner 10 year old Nintendo fanboy is hyped. I guess some juicy details at TGA will have to satisfy me until 2020.
 
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Raccoon

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Thread cover turned out a little orange than I meant it to somehow, but I'm going to choose to live with it.

edit: And now I'm going to bed, y'all. I hope you all like the thread! Many thanks to Muzy and Kevin360 for allowing me to take up the mantle.

edit2: I changed the cover entirely because I could not, in fact, choose to live with it.
 
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Raccoon

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What's this I hear about Metroid stuff? Sources?
Metroid Prime Trilogy HD was rumored by reputable sources such as the former king zell. Metropid 5 is speculation based on the statements made by the development studio Mercury Steam, responsible for the Samus Returns 3DS remake. The latter is definitely speculative, although it may be rumored by the occasional insider as well.