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Jranation said:
Dulfite said:

I'd imagine they will announce that in the next few directs. Probably a Japanese direct first because the Japanese LOVE Animal Crossing and E3 isn't the best place to reveal a game that is mainly popular there (I too love AC btw).

Hopefully you're right! I can't remember where they first announced new leaf. 

SuperBott said:

also Game Freak's Pokemon.

Yep that too! Having some confirmation back 2 back was a great thing to do. E3 2018 for Nintendo is looking very good. 

I agree and we didn't even see a new DKC game, Animal Crossing or a new Smash game!



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Who wants to bet it'll release before FFVIIR or KH3?



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Jranation said:
Good decision. Because that saved e3!

Now please also announce Animal Crossing for the Switch!

Other have been criticised in the past for announcing titles way too early.  This is exactly the same.  

 

Although I predicted it would be announced so I'm not complaining.  Love being proved right!



The announcement came so early because of Metroid: Samus Returns. Same reason why Fire Emblem (2018) got announced with no footage; there was Fire Emblem Echoes.



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Slarvax said:

Who wants to bet it'll release before FFVIIR or KH3?

Why would I take a bet where the only possible outcome is defeat?



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Anfebious said:
Slarvax said:

Who wants to bet it'll release before FFVIIR or KH3?

Why would I take a bet where the only possible outcome is defeat?

Because gambling is fun



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As others have said, I'm sure it was done to appease the Metroid Prime fans who would be angry about Metroid: Samus Returns. It was done so that Nintendo could show that they were listening to them as well and not just the 2D Metroid fans. Either way, I still don't agree with super early game announcements and I don't approve of this one either, but whatever.



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Nintendo absolutely had to announce Metroid Prime 4. This isn't about throwing the gauntlet down at Sony, Microsoft, or their respective fanbases. This was about keeping the Nintendo fans from pulling out trhe pitchforks. Trust me...we can do more damage on the internet to the Nintendo brand than Sony or Microsoft fans could ever dream.



As a massive Metroid fan, there's no way I could be angry about Samus Returns (I wasn't even angry about Federation Force...I just didn't buy it). I still would have been a happy camper if all they announced was the 3DS game. But I'm glad they did it the way they did it. Give us a true 2D Metroid game and leave us with a teaser for the future Prime game. I see no issues with this.