Nintendo-First Party Thread |OT2| New Year. New Mii.

Dec 8, 2017
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I heard the same thing, there was a talk that Nintendo wants every big release from them be like BOTW and Odyssey and Pokemon Gen8 was supposed to be released in 2018 but they gave it more time.
Very interesting. Have you heard any talk of a Direct soon, Zell?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I heard the same thing, there was a talk that Nintendo wants every big release from them be like BOTW and Odyssey and Pokemon Gen8 was supposed to be released in 2018 but they gave it more time.
Would that imply that Let's Go was basically thrown together in a really short time span? Like starting around early 2017 at the earliest?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I heard the same thing, there was a talk that Nintendo wants every big release from them be like BOTW and Odyssey and Pokemon Gen8 was supposed to be released in 2018 but they gave it more time.
That’s why I’m not complaining at all about no gen 8 Pokémon game for last year. I was super happy to know it was getting another year of development.
 
Nov 14, 2018
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I heard the same thing, there was a talk that Nintendo wants every big release from them be like BOTW and Odyssey and Pokemon Gen8 was supposed to be released in 2018 but they gave it more time.


Hallelujah, so we'll be getting big budget, non safe, ambitious titles. That's all I could ask for

Edit: at least supposedly
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Didn’t Monolith say they only had a small team on Xenoblade 2? Seem to recall they said 30-40 person team, which may mean they have a project further along then some may think. Xenoblade 2 released much sooner than people thought as well, and I could see something similar with whatever else they are working on, though I’m obviously not holding my breath.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Didn’t Monolith say they only had a small team on Xenoblade 2? Seem to recall they said 30-40 person team, which may mean they have a project further along then some may think. Xenoblade 2 released much sooner than people thought as well, and I could see something similar with whatever else they are working on, though I’m obviously not holding my breath.
Not quite. While it's true they only had a portion of their internal staff working on XC2, with the help of outsource devs, a large chunk of their studio was also helping with Zelda, and had some involvement in Splatoon 2(iirc). Whatever it is, it started sometime during 2017, and you should assume at least 3 years dev time for their next project.
 
May 25, 2018
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So........ if there's been alot of Pokémon talk around Gen 8 and the 2019 Switch game recently ever since Ryan Reynolds posted that tweet about Detective Pikachu, and there's also talk of a direct this month, how likely then is it that it could be a Pokémon Direct to help unveil the 2019 Gen 8 Switch games?
 
Nov 3, 2017
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So........ if there's been alot of Pokémon talk around Gen 8 and the 2019 Switch game recently ever since Ryan Reynolds posted that tweet about Detective Pikachu, and there's also talk of a direct this month, how likely then is it that it could be a Pokémon Direct to help unveil the 2019 Gen 8 Switch games?
That reminds me. Do we think they'll release a new Detective Pikachu game to coincide with the movie?
 
Jan 30, 2018
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If by soon you mean within the next two or three months, it has to be. Pokemon generally has a tight marketing schedule because of everything tied to the releases, so they ramp up several months in advance.
I still don’t understand why they don’t announce Pokemon games in January like they did with X/Y
 
May 25, 2018
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That reminds me. Do we think they'll release a new Detective Pikachu game to coincide with the movie?
Nah. It might be that they want the movie's connection to the original game to be loose, as to make it clear that if it does well that it could lead to it's own Movie Universe for Pokémon.
And besides, what a better way to get people excited about Pokémon again than to have a huge reinvention of Pokémon as the Home Console Gen 8 games and the highly asked for Live action movie in the same year all the while having a trailer for the Gen 8 Switch titles before Pokémon Detective Pikachu in theatres to help get people excited for Pokémon in both game and movie form again and a distribution code for a Detective Pikachu movie Pikachu in the Gen 8 games with the Blu-Ray release to help promote the movie?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Please be next week. It’s the first viable week and it’s time to set the table and hype for 2019.
I think February is a safer bet.

I still don’t understand why they don’t announce Pokemon games in January like they did with X/Y
XY also came out earlier than than every Pokemon game since. The sample size of WW Pokemon gens isn't big enough to draw anything from it though.
 
May 25, 2018
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king zell Do you know anything about if the direct you speak of could be a Pokémon direct to unveil Generation 8 of Pokémon for the Switch as the 2019 games?

It has been said that this month is a big one for Pokémon.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think February is a safer bet.


XY also came out earlier than than every Pokemon game since. The sample size of WW Pokemon gens isn't big enough to draw anything from it though.
We’ve had Directs in almost all January’s since the inception of Nintendo Directs in 2011. I think it’s a safer bet to go with January.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I still don’t understand why they don’t announce Pokemon games in January like they did with X/Y
They could, but I doubt it so they won't step on the toes of LGPE which isn't even two months old yet. They gave XY a six month wait between it and BW2, plus it was the first Pokemon game on the console, so January seemed more feasible. Though Gen 8 is targeting a different audience so who knows.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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We’ve had Directs in almost all January’s since the inception of Nintendo Directs in 2011. I think it’s a safer bet to go with January.
I think he's referring to the Pokemon direct. Otherwise, you're right. A January Direct seems near guaranteed considering we know next to nothing coming to the console beyond this month.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So........ if there's been alot of Pokémon talk around Gen 8 and the 2019 Switch game recently ever since Ryan Reynolds posted that tweet about Detective Pikachu, and there's also talk of a direct this month, how likely then is it that it could be a Pokémon Direct to help unveil the 2019 Gen 8 Switch games?
Pokemon always had a direct to themselves, and Gen 8 will be no different. I also expect a new trailer for TecChu in theaters, so a reveal in Feb/March makes the most sense
 
Nov 3, 2017
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They could, but I doubt it so they won't step on the toes of LGPE which isn't even two months old yet. They gave XY a six month wait between it and BW2, plus it was the first Pokemon game on the console, so January seemed more feasible. Though Gen 8 is targeting a different audience so who knows.
I think GF will want to start promo as soon as possible if this game really is as big as king zell is saying. Gen 8 and LGPE are definitely targeting different types of Pokemon fans so I don't think there will be hesitation on outshining LGPE
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I heard the same thing, there was a talk that Nintendo wants every big release from them be like BOTW and Odyssey and Pokemon Gen8 was supposed to be released in 2018 but they gave it more time.
given this, I'm assuming the original timeline was
  • 2016 - Sun and Moon
  • 2017 - Let's Go (3DS)
  • 2018 - Gen 8 (Switch)
but they decided early on to push Gen 8 back and push LG to the switch and make USUM for 2017. it would explain why USUM was a rather weak third version and LG's 3DS-ness. probably realized early on that Gen 8 would need more time. maybe after seeing how Zelda and Mario was turning out internally
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You quoted a guy referring to a Pokemon Direct is what I was basically saying.
Not really. He was asked if he heard about a “Direct soon”. I didn’t see how that was taken as a Pokémon direct regardless of his previous post talking about Pokémon. We would say “Pokémon Direct” when asking about a direct on Pokémon.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Not really. He was asked if he heard about a “Direct soon”. I didn’t see how that was taken as a Pokémon direct regardless of his previous post talking about Pokémon. We would say “Pokémon Direct” when asking about a direct on Pokémon.
Sandfox (the guy you quoted when I responded) literally corrected himself by saying he was referring to a Pokemon Direct lol. So yes he was. I wasn't talking about zell.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I’d feel that the 2D Zelda and whatever platinum’s game for this year would be revealed in one of the directs before E3. While Retro’s game would revealed there since most, if not, all their games were first shown at E3.
Triforce heroes was announced at e3

I forget how a link between worlds was handled
 
Dec 8, 2017
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Spawn Wave made a video about the thread, haha. It's already kind of outdated though. He also said he's a follower of King Zell's.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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I’d feel that the 2D Zelda and whatever platinum’s game for this year would be revealed in one of the directs before E3. While Retro’s game would revealed there since most, if not, all their games were first shown at E3.
This would depend on release timing of said games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This would depend on release timing of said games.
That’s true. I just assume Retro’s game would be the big game or one of the big games for the fall/holiday season so it would be shown at E3. While Zelda and Platinum’s game could release before E3 or during the summer.

Then again they all can be revealed at E3 if they come after.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Haven’t they only announced one game since Directs became a possibility? I could be wrong.

Edit: Furthermore, the DKC:TF port, which as far as I know Retro handled, was revealed last January.
I don’t count a port. I’m talking about new games and yes, since Directs started Retro had one game revealed at E3, which was DKCTF in 2013. It doesn’t help they haven’t put any brand new games out since then...