Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 29, 2018 0:34:42 GMT -5
I'm still curious about their "20 million" statement.
How can they sell more than life-to-date in just a (non-first) year? How can they beat Mario Kart, Mario, Zelda, Splatoon and more, combined? They still have other potential big hitters like Pokemon and Smash, and maybe they'll release Animal Crossing this year, but I don't those can sell 20m more units in addition to those 18m already sold.
I think E3 will generally feel good, but it'll probably fail to appeal to my very specific wishes.
Anyway, some predictions. I don't think trying to predict Nintendo will end up well, but here goes:
Pokemon won't have a 2018 release date. It's likely not ready yet, and Sun and Moon are still fresh in memory.
Smash will have the same game system, but with different contents. Currently not interested until they announce more details.
I heard that Fire Emblem will have a shift in art style and have characters with a more realistic proportion. I'll probably complain initially, much like Awakening.
Other stuff: New kits for Nintendo Labo, Mario Golf (since Tennis is out), and some 3DS game nobody asks for.
Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on May 15, 2018 9:05:42 GMT -5
I wonder whether the following are going to be included in some way in the next Smash Bros. due to them being registered with the Smash Bros. logo at around the same time, or if Nintendo is just renewing some of their older trademarks.
^ Weird bunch of trademarks, (Flipnote Studio?, Wii Series?) Happy to see Art Style get acknowledged, wouldn't be surprised if Skip was making a collection of all the games (including the ones now unobtainable from WiiWare) for the 3DS/Switch. Still safer to assume it's just the generic trademark renewal. I mean Eternal Darkness has had multiple renewals and yet nothing has appeared.
E3 should hopefully be good this year even just waiting for Smash, hopefully Retro finally unveils their newest project.
Post by nocturnal YL on May 16, 2018 9:41:33 GMT -5
I wonder if there's any reason for the press conference order to go this way. Sony have taken advantage of their late time slot to stab at otherplatform makers, so I want to see what would they do if they go before Microsoft.
Nintendo's presentation fits my time zone (any my unhealthy sleep schedule) quite well.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 11, 2018 9:56:55 GMT -5
Even tho I'm not really into Bathesda's games, I really enjoyed their conference. It made me realize how bored I got during Microsoft's conference.
I was also surprised how many little nods they gave to the Switch. Even though they didn't announce any "big" games for it, it got an occasional mention and showed up in some of their promo videos. Also, a couple of their free-to-play mobile games, The Elder Scrolls: Legends (a card battling game) and Fallout Shelter (a sim-style game), are getting Switch versions. Fallout Shelter is available right now. Elder Scrolls: Legends is coming this fall.
I also watched Devolver Digital's "conference" (or whatever it was). I didn't really care about it, but it was mercifully short.
^That Starlink, Starfox content was unexpected, it's interesting that the design resembles the Assault version of the Arwing.
A few hours left to go!
Prediction time -Starfox from Retro -Bayonetta 3 -Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion more details -Ridley in Smash -Wario Land for 3DS -Pikmin 4 -Some sort of Animal Crossing game tease for Switch -GCN VC on Switch
-Prime 4 will get a new story teaser trailer but no live gameplay footage on stage floor -Nothing for Labo -Some sort of reference to the infamous E3 2008?
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 12, 2018 9:48:22 GMT -5
Sony's conference was... interesting. It started in a church tent where they showed gameplay(?) for The Last of Us 2, and then they went to an intermission with a boring interview segment while they moved the entire audience to another venue. Add in some technical issues, and it was a really awkward start to their conference. But after that, things picked up and it ended strongly.
As for Nintendo, I suppose I don't really have predictions as much as things I'm wondering.
- Will they introduce Shuntaro Furukawa? - Will Smash Bros Switch just be a glorified port with at least 80% content recycled from previous games? - Will Rayman be in it? - Will there be anything Zelda-related, like Skyward Sword HD or a Sheik spinoff game? - Is it too early to show gameplay of Metroid Prime 4 or Bayonetta 3? - New F-Zero? - Will they reveal the DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2? What about Monolith Soft's new game?
Now my expectations are getting too high. I'd better just relax and watch it.
EDIT: All right, maybe one prediction: they'll announce a version of Super Mario Maker for Switch.
A 45 minute presentation taken up with 25 minutes of Smash. That wasn't what I was expecting, wanted more reveals. The two Switch intergration in Super Mario Party was interesting, looks like that patent from a few months ago was for this. Fire Emblem TreeHouse Three Houses addition of more soldiers around the characters look cool.
Back to Smash though . . . -RIDLEY -Clones are now Echo fighters! -Daisy is an Echo! -Suakapon assist trophy! -Takamaru assist trophy . . . -New faster Final Smashes -NO MORE LANDMASTAAAAA -RIDLEY -EVERY fighter returns -New cosmetic alts -Ganondorf looks like he has Ike style sword Smash attacks -Saffron City is a returning stage! -Inkling looks like an interesting fighter -Callie & Marie assist trophy -RIDLEY
EDIT: More new assist trophies -Badge arcade bunny with claw -Krystal with staff and design from Star Fox Adventures -And Kunckles!
Also more than one AT on the stage at a time!
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018 14:09:49 GMT -5 by Da Robot
nocturnal YL: I've been thinking about how would things turn out if we do another NinDB Top 25 after 5 years passed. One thing I'm sure is that the participation rate would remain low.
Aug 16, 2020 13:17:30 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
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