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I think the direct was going to happen a lot earlier but there had to be some delay or some change of plans on the fly. That said, this week or the week after that there should be a direct. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and I hope that what is shown in the next Direct is worth the 6-month wait.



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Since the restructuring of the Entertainment Analysis and Development divisions into the Entertainment Planning and Development divisions, the group numbers and team structures have become less rigid.

These are as close as we can get to solid teams and the games/IP they focus on. That said, one group may help another group. They are much more flexible now.

EPD Group 1 - Assists 2nd part and 3rd party developers.
EPD Group 2 - Assists 2nd part and 3rd party developers. Mario spin offs, Smash Bros, Kirby, Yoshi, etc..
EPD Group 3 - Zelda.
EPD Group 4 - 1-2 Switch, Labo, Ring Fit Adventure
EPD Group 5 - Splatoon, Animal Crossing (With Group 9).
EPD Group 6 - Assists 2nd part and 3rd party developers.
EPD Group 7 - Assists 2nd part and 3rd party developers.
EPD Group 8 - Mario.
EPD Group 9 - Mario Kart, ARMS, Pikmin, Animal Crossing (with Group 5).
EPD Group 10 - Pikmin, Super Mario Maker, New Super Mario World,.





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trunkswd said:
Farsala said:

So the Splatoon team is a workhhorse. It seems to me that the Mario Kart team is slacking, while the 3D mario team still has quite a bit of time to work on their next project. Zelda games are bigger, but more details would be nice.

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.



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curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

Have you checked out Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Its awesome 



KLXVER said:
curl-6 said:

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

Have you checked out Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Its awesome 

I have indeed, love that game. :)



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Farsala said:

It seems to me that the Mario Kart team is slacking

Well, Mario Kart Tour did just come out.  I'm not aware of it being handed to a different team and, while hardly a full game, they put at least some effort into it.

I'd been running under the assumption that the team would finish up the main work on MK Tour and then start production for Mario Kart 9 as a Switch 2 launch title.



curl-6 said:

When it comes to treating their fans like crap, nobody does it quite like Nintendo.

You want release dates? Something to look forward to? You want actual new games on your new console? Fuck you. 

I swear they get off on depriving people of what they want.

Nintendo dont give out dates because they dont have dead lines like the other two. There are exceptions to the rule however Nintendo release games when they are ready.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling so well I don't see Mario Kart 9 until Nintendo's next platform. Though, it doesn't rule out a different racing game from them. I am still holding out hope for a new Diddy Kong Racing.

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

I've gone back and replayed Diddy Kong Racing. I think it holds up better than Mario Kart 64. 



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NightlyPoe said:
Farsala said:

It seems to me that the Mario Kart team is slacking

Well, Mario Kart Tour did just come out.  I'm not aware of it being handed to a different team and, while hardly a full game, they put at least some effort into it.

I'd been running under the assumption that the team would finish up the main work on MK Tour and then start production for Mario Kart 9 as a Switch 2 launch title.

I totally forgot about Mario Kart Tour. I guess they could have been busy with that. A bit of a shame. I've been wanting a new and good kart racer for a now.



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trunkswd said:
curl-6 said:

A new Diddy Kong Racing would be freaking awesome, as someone who played MK8 to death way back in 2014 and has been craving new kart racers I'd gobble that up.

Loved the 64 game back in the 90s, but its hard to play nowadays.

I've gone back and replayed Diddy Kong Racing. I think it holds up better than Mario Kart 64. 

Neither of them is really playable to me nowadays to be honest, they've both aged really poorly, like most 3D games of their era to be fair.

Anyway, since MK9 is in my opinion best left for Switch 2, a Diddy Kong Racing sequel in the mean time would be awesome. I just hope they don't fall back on one of their worst habits of this gen and just remake the 64 one instead of creating an original title.



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