RUMOR: Nintendo Direct January 2018 (Thanks EA)

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Jahranimo

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My mate has seen MP4 and says it is definitely in a state that is ready to be seen, so I'd predict that it'll be there, but I have no inside source on if it will be for sure.
Awwwwwwwww shit!

*Ahem* I mean, "Hmm, sounds intriguing. I guess I'll keep a respectable expectation for it."
 

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Nintendo wants to keep the Switch train rolling. They're pulling out all the stops. I expect the January event will be much like the original unveiling. The announcement of their entire strategy for the year, including a teaser/trailer of Metroid Prime 4 (which could also debut at the TGA's), updates on games already known such as Yoshi and Kirby, new third party announcements and new projects waiting in the wings next year. The big question is if they manage to squeeze in a release for January/February or start to load their guns in March again like this year.
 
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I’m still going with Metroid Prime for releasing in 2018.
I definitely think it’s possible.

I think Nintendo just wanted to confirm it’s being worked on so Switch owners wouldn’t have backlash against Samus Returns when it was revealed. And they didn’t want to completely show it off in order to keep the focus on Odyssey and other 2017 games.

I’m definitely thinking they will have something to show of the game.
 
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My mate has seen MP4 and says it is definitely in a state that is ready to be seen, so I'd predict that it'll be there, but I have no inside source on if it will be for sure.
HNNNNG

Bayonetta 1 & 2 are nailed on.
Now i need to change pants

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My dream game is a Zelda made by Ninty-Monolith-Platinum.

Zelda aesthetic and puzzles
monolith exploration, world, secrets, towns
Platinum combat depth and fun

make it happen nintendo
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Going to need dat smo dlc announcement asap

*sniiiiiiiiif*

That's the smell of rushed and cut content
They were pretty much finsihed with SMO even when it got announced first, so nah, that's not the smell of rushed and cut content, just the one of wishful thinking ;P.
 
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MP4 being in a state to show would be a pleasant surprise.

I figured it was a SMT x FE style announcement of “here’s what we’re gonna start soon, please be excited.”
 
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I'd be kinda surprised if Odyssey got DLC. I just don't think the 3D Mario team feels really strongly about that practice. 3D Land and 3D World didn't receive anything, and this was the same era where the 2D Mario games (NSMB2 and NSMBU) both got proper DLC support and expansion packs.

I'd imagine they'll probably just jump to the next 3D Mario (Hopefully Odyssey 2), or some smaller project in between like Captain Toad.
 
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My mate has seen MP4 and says it is definitely in a state that is ready to be seen, so I'd predict that it'll be there, but I have no inside source on if it will be for sure.
Oh damn a Vern sighting! Thanks for the info!

Who is this Vern character?

Also, hype...I think?
He's basically batting 1.000 on a whole host of Switch related leaks, everything he's said so far has been accurate except possibly Steep for Switch being cancelled.

So yeah, get hype, but he said he has no idea if they will show it, just that it's in a state to be shown. That suggests a 2018 release is back on the table but I'm still a bit doubtful.
 
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I'd be kinda surprised if Odyssey got DLC. I just don't think the 3D Mario team feels really strongly about that practice. 3D Land and 3D World didn't receive anything, and this was the same era where the 2D Mario games (NSMB2 and NSMBU) both got proper DLC support and expansion packs.

I'd imagine they'll probably just jump to the next 3D Mario (Hopefully Odyssey 2), or some smaller project in between like Captain Toad.
I’m 100% with you on this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Guys keep expectations in check. Realistically. 1st half 2018 releases plus a few longer term teases is all I expect. Gotta leave room for E3 and other directs
 
Oct 26, 2017
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My mate has seen MP4 and says it is definitely in a state that is ready to be seen, so I'd predict that it'll be there, but I have no inside source on if it will be for sure.
Dude... don't do this to me. Oh my fucking god.

Vern are we gonna freak out over the "new team" responsible for Prime 4? Or should we be worried?
I mean one doesn't exclude the other.
Vern please...
 
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Oh damn a Vern sighting! Thanks for the info!



He's basically batting 1.000 on a whole host of Switch related leaks, everything he's said so far has been accurate except possibly Steep for Switch being cancelled.

So yeah, get hype, but he said he has no idea if they will show it, just that it's in a state to be shown. That suggests a 2018 release is back on the table but I'm still a bit doubtful.
A few things haven’t panned out. But like I always said, things can change... I’d say I’m batting .980 or so.
 
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My mate has seen MP4 and says it is definitely in a state that is ready to be seen, so I'd predict that it'll be there, but I have no inside source on if it will be for sure.
Oh my God my expectations are going to be so unreasonable come January. Did your mate comment on the state of the visuals in any technical sense (does it have graphics up to standard)?
 
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Vern's mate seeing MP4 makes me think it is being developed by an external team that is NOT in Japan. I wouldn't think MP4 would be far enough along for Nintendo's localization branches to have their hands on it, and most of Vern's previous leaks seem to be related to western titles.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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We finally about to get that Migos x Switch collab we've all been waiting for

Culture 2 otw
Lmao.

Oh my God my expectations are going to be so unreasonable come January. Did your mate comment on the state of the visuals in any technical sense (does it have graphics up to standard)?
If there's one game that should have them it's that game. They should aim for the same timeless artstyle Retro has gone with the first time. If they go with the same structure of rooms loading between doors (Which they need for item progression/gating anyway) I can see it looking spectacular.
 
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Vern's mate seeing MP4 makes me think it is being developed by an external team that is NOT in Japan. I wouldn't think MP4 would be far enough along for Nintendo's localization branches to have their hands on it, and most of Vern's previous leaks seem to be related to western titles.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
And his friend usually leak Take Two stuff....
 
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Vern's mate seeing MP4 makes me think it is being developed by an external team that is NOT in Japan. I wouldn't think MP4 would be far enough along for Nintendo's localization branches to have their hands on it, and most of Vern's previous leaks seem to be related to western titles.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Way before it was announced I said it would be cool if id was developing it, since DOOM gave me great MP vibes. I can't think of a better Western non-Retro developer for the series to be honest.

Maybe Arkane?

And his friend usually leak Take Two stuff....
Could he perhaps have multiple friends?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Just don’t cut off my head and freeze me like Ted Williams.
I fear that's unavoidable if you're wrong. Let's make this an ERA tradition.

Way before it was announced I said it would be cool if id was developing it, since DOOM gave me great MP vibes. I can't think of a better Western non-Retro developer for the series to be honest.

Maybe Arkane?



Could he perhaps have multiple friends?
It's just... I like the leveldesign of Doom, but all the jazz that's in Prime like morphball/spiderball puzzles and general item progression is just not there. Also I liked Prime's bossfights way more. Not sure if they can pull it off but I'd be pleasently surprised ofc.
 
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Way before it was announced I said it would be cool if id was developing it, since DOOM gave me great MP vibes. I can't think of a better Western non-Retro developer for the series to be honest.

Maybe Arkane?



Could he perhaps have multiple friends?
Remember Pete Hines:

We’ve been in constant conversation with [Nintendo], and not just about the two games we have now, but about our whole approach to the platform going forward – what we can do, best practices, what things are a good fit, what they’re excited about in what we’re doing. We’re obviously excited about these two games, but it’s not as if we’re going to just do these two games and that’s it. We want this to be the start of a relationship that we build with Nintendo and Nintendo fans.
 
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