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Lonely_Dolphin said:
Aw, thought a direct was announced. Have they ever announced new games in their August/September directs? Given it's right after E3 I'd expect just updates to known games, maybe a port/remaster.

September 2018 direct had quite a lot of announcements:

NSMBU Deluxe
Luigi's Mansion 3
Animal Crossing

Final Fantasy Series (VII,IX,X,X-2,XII,World)
Cities Skylines
Civilization VI

But I'm not expecting much from Nintendo's next direct atm either.



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Barkley said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:
Aw, thought a direct was announced. Have they ever announced new games in their August/September directs? Given it's right after E3 I'd expect just updates to known games, maybe a port/remaster.

September 2018 direct had quite a lot of announcements:

NSMBU Deluxe
Luigi's Mansion 3
Animal Crossing

Final Fantasy Series (VII,IX,X,X-2,XII,World)
Cities Skylines
Civilization VI

But I'm not expecting much from Nintendo's next direct atm either.

Derp thanks I misremembered that Direct thinking it was in November. So it could be great then!



Jumpin said:
The Zelda team has proven themselves after 33 years of Zelda. I think it’s time Nintendo allow them to make their own IP.

They could even make a game that is kind of like Zelda, and if they do well enough, maybe Nintendo will give them a shot at making a Zelda game!

Mmm not convinced yet, I’d say they need to make another Zelda game or two just to be sure...



TheMisterManGuy said:
ResidentToxy said:
I really doubt that the Zelda development team will EVER announce a new IP. Especially when Breath of the Wild 2 is in development (and likely other Zelda titles). I honestly cannot think of any circumstances in which they have developed other titles. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

Eiji Aounuma has expressed that Nintendo had been pushing him to do something new for a while now, and said that he has one idea in mind involving a game about the life of a thief. While I doubt it's in development at the moment, there's nothing stopping them from taking a break from Zelda in the future.

I just think that like EA, Rockstar/Take-Two isn't interested in the Switch.

They brought L.A. Noir to the Switch, and are bringing The Outer Worlds to it as well. Most publishers will go where the money is, and if the Switch continues its momentum, third parties would be outright fools not to bring something to it. The DS showed this, Even the Wii, which some people like to cite as a counter-argument, still had a lot of publishers releasing games for it. Granted, a lot of it was shovelware, but there were decent games thrown in to balance it out too.

This seems more like Nintendo wants to remove him from Zelda’s development and give the reins to someone else like Fujibayashi who was directing the production of BotW.



I wrote a long ass comment, but it got swallowed up in a black hole when the site was down. Basically, I could see the direct being in October, rather than September. While it is true that we've had a September direct for the past two years, I think it was much more vital for those years than it is for this one. There's so many titles releasing this year ... meaning there's less of a need for new game announcements, but at the same time even the games coming out in September have already had pretty extensive coverage, once again making it feel less important. Link's Awakening is a remake that seems to have it's one major "new" gimmick already revealed, Daemon X Machina has had extensive coverage, and Dragon Quest 11 had it's best trailer as it's first one ... before they decided to basically just recut that trailer but make it worse twice in a row! I think the middle of October would be a good time for a Direct. All these games could simply have a launch trailer, but then again, I guess it doesn't really matter if the Direct is in September or October! Lol. 

As for Pikmin 3 in November, I really doubt it. Mario and Sonic is releasing in November, Pokemon is releasing in November, Luigi's Mansion is releasing on October 31st ... basically making it a November game. 

Anyways, onto what I want (not necessarily just predictions) ...

What I want most of all is for them to announce some sort of plan to fix 3D World in Mario Maker 2. I never would imagine wanting an update for a game as much as a new game announcement, but here we are. Mario Maker 2 is possibly the greatest Switch game yet released ... but man ... the 3D World style is just awful! It feels so undercooked, like they added it in on the last minute, despite being one of the games biggest selling points. There's no tracks, no stackable enemies, no on/off blocks (just switches!), no saws, no spikes, etc. New Super Mario Bros U. is seriously one of the top two best styles in the entire game ... just because how versatile it is. I want 3D World to really be expanded in this regard. 

As far as new releases for next year, I think we'll probably get a Super Paper Mario RPG next year. Maybe not announced at the next direct, since this year is already packed and that might distract, but I could very well see it announced then as well. It was found out recently that only around 16 of the Intelligent Systems staff were working on Three Houses, meaning most of the horsepower behind it's development was Koei Tecmo. I think this means that Intelligent Systems is probably working on 2-3 games we don't know about yet, with the other two probably being released in the next year (Paper Mario + WarioWare). 

We'll probably get an announcement for SNES Online considering the new FCC filing for SNES controller for Switch. 

Maybe an update on Town? Think it would probably get delayed to next year though. 

That's all I can think of. Also, no Bayonetta 3. Even if it's after Astral Chain launches, they'll probably save that reveal for the Game Awards. 



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I was actually thinking of this, but a direct like this could be a place to announce 'Zelda Emblem', a game with Zelda characters like Gorons but with the Fire Emblem gameplay style.

Three Houses was mostly K.T with supervisory roles from Intelligence Systems, and given Nintendo's recent Zelda focus it makes more sense than a Paper Mario (assuming that Paper Mario doesn't have its own team or something....I honestly don't know).

Pikmin and Prime Trilogy ports for early next year are fairly probably things. I'd also expect Pokemon stuff as directs can reveal new mons in the past...though I'd also be half expecting this is the place that Nintendo tries to damage control themselves the entire Sword and Shield kerfuffle.

...They have plenty of reasons to. The Pokemon titles selling, say, a million less units is not good for them. The backlash potentially affecting Town sales is bad for them. I'm sure their public managers want to stop getting spammed with hash tags and the what not. They aren't unaware of Battlefield 5, Battlefront 2, Fallout 76, and other title's notable issues.

That isn't even going into what happened to Federation Force....much smaller game, but I don't think Nintendo is unaware of fan backlash potential.

It's their big title, and I somehow doubt Nintendo is happy with how the situation is handled. I mean....the backlash is even bad in Japan. Though I have no idea what might their attempt at damage control would be like....

Except I somehow don't think it would match Game Freak's issues in that regard.



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Wishful thinking, or your actual prediction? That would making for an awesome Direct.

Having SM64 in Mario Maker would be pretty amazing, but unless maybe you've heard word that they are going to release future game types, I am not very optimistic about this one. Have you? :O

Getting some actual MP4 info would be great. I also very much enjoy the 2D Metroid games, so releasing another one of those in a "3D" style much like Samus Returns 3DS would be sweet.

Since Nintendo has been re-releasing a lot of Wii U games, my prediction would be for the announcement of Super Mario 3D World coming to Switch. Even better would be if they bundled it with a higher-res version of Super Mario 3D Land as a bonus. Porting said game might be too large of a task given the unique features of the 3DS, but that'd be cool if they did.



RaptorChrist said:
Having SM64 in Mario Maker would be pretty amazing, but unless maybe you've heard word that they are going to release future game types, I am not very optimistic about this one. Have you? :O

Given that they list 3D World style under "Extra Game Styles" as in plural, I'm betting they have more extra styles planned beyond what they showed.



A September Direct will surely be happening but I don't think they will announce any new AAA games.
The presentation will focus on Nintendo Switch Online and Switch Lite.

- SNES games for NSO
- A new free to play game for NSO
- Switch Lite showcase with Link's Awakening, Pokemon Sword/Shield and Luigi's Mansion 3.
- Some third-parties showcase: Doom Eternal and The Witcher 3.

I expect 2020 games to be announced in the January/February Direct, as usual.
There are several Nintendo games missing for tooo long that may be released next year:

- F-Zero
- Wave Race
- Advance Wars
- Wario Ware
- Kid Icarus
- Pikmin

If Nintendo announce just one of these I will be happy! :)


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