Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 7, 2019 16:04:08 GMT -5
4 days to go.
My general expectation is that we won't see too many new games. The Direct is said to be about games in 2019 (although traditionally E3 Directs would at least show something for the next year), and Nintendo's 2019 schedule is already pretty packed. I hope fans aren't going to expect too much from them.
I also expect a Smash Ultimate fighter announcement, which would be available immediately or soon after the Direct. It's just a logical conclusion, as it will be 2 months since the last DLC fighter's release.
Personally, I mostly want to see more details regarding Luigi's Mansion 3, especially a concrete release date. Seeing that this game will have a showfloor demo, I expect this game to be at least mentioned in the Direct.
And that's it. The only other unannounced Nintendo games I want right now are the ones I think will never be made (things like an actual new Mario Kart, Metroid 5, or a 2D Zelda that's not Link's Awakening). There's nothing for me to realistically wish for.
- FE Treehouse trailer - Something No More Heroes related - New quick gameplay features/improvements in Animal Crossing - Smash reveal either a Dragon Quest character or Travis Touchdown - Ubisoft's Gods & Monsters will get a gameplay trailer - Secret of Mana collection - Nintendo content in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? - Astral Chain multiplayer co-op trailer - Luigi's Mansion 3 multiplayer co-op trailer - 3D zoomable camera and co-op in Link's Awakening - Something new from the ARMS team? I don't want to see a new Mario Kart. MK8D is already selling well and MK Tour is going to release soon.
No 3DS titles from Nintendo and no mobile or Labo content.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2019 9:48:37 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 11, 2019 12:02:15 GMT -5
Well, almost nothing interested me. We got mostly trailers of games we already know exist.
Even the one thing I thought we would get (Luigi's Mansion 3 release date) wasn't there.
Also, Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes a dark turn. Can't say I didn't expect that. But I get the feeling that the Fire Emblem series and my own interests may start to drift away from each other. time will tell.
This rivals E3 2016 as one of my least favourite Nintendo shows. And E3 2016 had nothing.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 11, 2019 12:12:35 GMT -5
That was a fairly dense Nintendo Direct, and there were some really cool announcements, but actually not that many that I'm personally invested in.
Let's get Zelda out of the way first. I just kind of assumed Nintendo was working on the next main game, and frankly, I'm not even all that surprised that it's a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild. I half-expected Nintendo would do something like a Majora's Mask to BotW's Ocarina if Time. At least there was a cool trailer. I look forward to GameXplain's analysis.
Also, Link's Awakening is coming sooner than I expected: September 20. It has a dungeon creator, so maybe it's kind of like a Zelda Maker minigame.
Cadence of Hyrule is out this week on the 13th. It's priced at US$25, which is actually exactly what I expected. However, after playing Crypt of the NecroDancer for 25 hours in a week-and-a-half, I feel a little burned out of that type of gameplay.
I'm disappointed in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses trailer. All anime cutscenes, no gameplay. Hopefully there will be a good Treehouse Live segment.
I was not expecting a new Contra. I would've been super hyped about it 8 years ago before I soured on Konami.
Panzer Dragoon Remake. Now we're talking. This was announced before, but good to see a Switch version confirmed. Doesn't look too bad, either.
And, uh... yeah. Mana Collection is being localized, plus a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, now called Trials of Mana. Quick shout out to Crystal Chronicles Remastered. Banjo and Kazooie in Smash... Not bad.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 13, 2019 10:13:47 GMT -5
Usually when I look back at a Nintendo E3 Direct a few days later, I feel a little differently about it then my immediate impression. In this case, I think it was better than I initially gave it credit for. Even though a lot of it didn't appeal to me personally, and there were several notable leaks, I feel like there was a lot of substance. It was an extremely strong showing with lots of games, and it didn't waste a lot of time. Plus, they even through in a comedy skit about Doug Bowser's name. (How could they not? Though they had to include footnotes for the Japanese audience.)
Overall, I grade Nintendo's 2019 E3 performance an 'A'.
Now, let's take a look at my predictions:
- Tons of Fire Emblem: Three Houses gameplay during Treehouse Live. Announcement of DLC.
No. Only one half-hour segment. No DLC. (Yet.)
- They will show more of the Link's Awakening remake, and show off either new content or some new gameplay mechanic that wasn't in the original.
Yes. The dungeon creator is new content.
- I half-expect them to show Cadence of Hyrule, and do a surprise release on the eShop.
Half-expected, half-right? They are going to show Cadence of Hyrule this morning as I post this (it's apparently indie day). No surprise release, but they did announce it only two days ahead of time.
- Daemon X Machina, showing improvements based on suggestions from the demo that was released earlier this year.
It wasn't during the Direct or Treehouse Live, but Nintendo UK did put up a trailer specifically showing what was changed based on the feedback from the demo, so I guess this counts?
- Maybe a Bayonetta 3 trailer.
Eh, most of these were fairly safe guesses anyway.
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5