As much as I want it, I don't think we're gonna see a new Golden Sun. Here are my predictions.
-New Mario Kart tracks are finally shown. -Smash DLC is shown with new stages thrown in for more money. -New IP by Retro. A Nintendo FPS that's not in the Metroid universe. -New Metroid sidescroller with absolutely no talking. At all. -Some crazy crossover game is shown. Something like, Kirby and Captain Falcon racing.
Realistically, I think internally (at least in Japan) SPD is virtually looked at the same as EAD. If a game is made from either department they're only showcased as Nintendo, not Nintendo EAD or Nintendo SPD because that much information isn't important for consumers, just people like you and me.
I think the real root of the issue is that NoA can be very reluctant to go to bat for any game that isn't part of the "Nintendo Elite" like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. Iwata even had to give NoA shit in the early DS era because they were dragging their feet when Brain Age was being released.
As for what Sakamoto's team is doing now, I imagine they're working on Rhythm Heaven 4. After Tomodachi it is the most popular IP from his team domestically and it is going on 4 years since Fever was released. I would also keep an eye out for an international release of Band Bros. P announced this year.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 3, 2015 3:56:29 GMT -5
Let's see... conservative predictions: - Pokémon announces Pokémon 6.5, slated to release in 2016. It will not be called Pokémon Z. - Yoshimoto's YNN add-on will be indefinitely delayed and eventually cancelled. - Xenoblade 3DS will come out in summer, while Xenoblade X will be available in 2016 in all regions. - The new Zelda is actually more complete than we may think, and will come out on 21 November like big Nintendo games would. - We have already seen everything in Mario Maker: no more themes, no more enemy types, and Mario could very well be the only playable cahracter. Please tell me I'm wrong.
Wilder predictions: - Nintendo takes note from StreetPass Mii Plaza, Tomodachi Life and Smash Bros. and rehauls the Mii system. - Mewtwo's Final Smash will not be a Mega Evolution. - There will really be more Smash DLC characters than Mewtwo. - Devil's Third gets more than a TBA release date. - Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem gets more than a TBA release date. - Any of those PlayStation / PC games I have interest in but would not buy due to platform / control issues gets ported to 3DS.
After several disappointments in a row ever since Mario Tennis for GBA, then followed by Mario Tennis GC on Wii and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, I'm not even sure if I'm going to like another Camelot game as much in the future.
And yes, NST is stuck on Mario vs DK duty forever. I'm actually both surprised and impressed that they got to make Metroid Prime Hunters at all.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 3, 2015 9:18:27 GMT -5
I'm not sure about DDR (haven't heard about that in a while). Guitar Hero, yes you're right. Just Dance is a music game, but rhythm and instrument playing don't play as heavy a role.
Meanwhile, Project mirai and most of the rest of the Beatmania line are virtually unheard of. Given Jam with the Band's complexity and style, it definitely falls into the more Japanese range among music games. So yeah, you're right that there quite a few well-known music games in the west, but I'm still not hopeful about the new Jam with the Band.
- Iwata Asks comes back and becomes like a Let's Play/interview series with the devs. - More details on Quality of Life product/s are revealed and how the tech can be spun off back into gaming.
- Eternal Darkness sequel with vitality sensor support. - Retro Studios reveals a new game. - More games featuring NFC tech a released. (Such as NFC cards) - Steel Diver: Sub Wars gets Amiibo support for decals. - Mario Kart 8 gets another Amiibo Mii racing suits update. - Long rumored Diddy Kong Racing sequel made by Monster Games is announced and has lesser known Nintendo characters playable (like Mallo (Pushmo series) and Dillion (Dillion's Rolling Western). - Project Giant Robot gets co-op multiplayer support so other players can control the robots limbs and have to work together to coordinate attacks. - Animal Crossing for Wii U is revealed. AC now becomes a hardcore franchise (complete with hype train) and everyone forgets about that time when City Folk was announced as "hardcore" back at E3 2008. Gets Amiibo support. - SNES and GBA games on New 3DS. - Pac Man Vs for Wii U revealed.