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Pokemon Direct Announced for January 9th

RingoGaSuki

Member
Apr 22, 2019
475
They know how to hook me hard.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team is one of my favourite games ever - I've already preordered (well I'm opening my Switch right now to do so). It looks fantastic, it's not as nice-looking as the sprite art on the GBA/DS, but the style is really well done. I love the music remix too. So happy (and hopeful that this means that a Explorers remake is on the way in a few years should this sell well)

The expansion pass looks really good - I'm so happy that third versions seem to be dead. A lot of the new Pokemon shown in the direct looked really cool too.

Actually a really solid direct seeing as I went in with below zero expectations.
 

jacktuar

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,218
Couldn’t be happier. I now have a reason to buy Pokémon Sword and don’t have to worry about a ‘third’ version. I’m so glad that tradition is dead.
 

Wanderer5

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,184
Somewhere.
Okay Gamefreak, I will finally check out third game content. This was the way to go if they were going to continue having this kind of content.
 

Einbroch

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,460
It’s so like Nintendo to be 5 years behind, what with releasing incomplete games and charging for DLC to complete the experience.
 

Zache

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
477
Wait you can't purchase them separately right

Why say they're 29.99 each then(I know why)
 

Bit_Reactor

Member
Apr 9, 2019
2,647
So after this direct does someone still think that SwSh is nintendoomed?
SwSh was always going to sell, but the fact that leaks mentioned "armor" way back before means they were planning on something along these lines either for the main game or before we got the game, and the other cut/shorthand features still make SwSh one of the most woefully under developed titles in the franchise.

That being said Platinum turned me around on Diamond and Pearl, which I despised before that, so this could work to turn the game around. I've always thought they should be supported in post to train new talent and have people working on stuff without starting from scratch personally.
 

Odeko

The Fallen
Mar 22, 2018
7,617
Midwestern America
You know what? Tentatively excited

Just like with SwSh, they’ve got me hooked with the Pokemon designs, now let’s see how the rest of the game shakes out.

Also lmao at adding 200 more Pokemon, I guess they’re trying to split the difference with people who were upset about the snap? I’m not sure paying to get back 40% of what was culled is going to make people too happy but sure
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,690
Thought this looked great and impressed that GameFreak are moving with the times. Wondered how some people were spinning this to actually be awful, Era never disappoints.
 

mueske

Member
Apr 11, 2019
107
Wait you need both base games if you want both expansions? What the fuck kind of bullshit is that?
 

Luigi87

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,524
People complaining about the $30 price: How would ya'll have felt if they just announced "Pokemon Armor" and "Pokemon Tundra" and sold them as their own $60 games featuring these content exclusive to each version. Better?
 

Gaardus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,097
It's terribly phrased, but I'm pretty sure they meant $30 per pass ($30 for the sword version and $30 for the shield version) not $30 per piece of dlc.
 

shan780

The Fallen
Nov 2, 2017
1,317
UK
hopefully this means the eventual gen 4 remakes actually have all the pokemon

i'm interested to see how they'll balance the DLC stuff. i probably won't go back and beat sword and shield, but my friend tells me it's super easy to hit level 100 in the post game
 

Garlador

Member
Oct 30, 2017
8,342
Given how restrictive and barebones the original releases of ShSw were, I'm... not very excited to be asked for $30 more (per game) to flesh it out with the content I was kind of expecting to be there in the first place.