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Nintendo just released the biggest exclusive of the year and they know they don't need to release anything for the next few months, that's how big AC is. There's no need to announce anything right now especially with most of the world shut down.



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I think a simple tweet like "We don't have stuff ready to show yet, but we have stuff coming" would be appreciated. The silence makes people more worried I think.



I think this situation is kind of unbelievable but since we still never saw them make any statement relating to the recent events, I think it's fair to assume there are not delaying anything. Weird though cuz if it was the case, we'd see 3rd party publishers doing some announcements right now.

People from the industry we're sure that we we were getting it this week too ...

Oh.
Maybe we'll get a Mini-Direct tomorrow ?



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Mar1217 said:
I think this situation is kind of unbelievable but since we still never saw them make any statement relating to the recent events, I think it's fair to assume there are not delaying anything. Weird though cuz if it was the case, we'd see 3rd party publishers doing some announcements right now.

People from the industry we're sure that we we were getting it this week too ...

Oh.
Maybe we'll get a Mini-Direct tomorrow ?

Third parties are announcing Switch games on a daily basis. Its just not the big and famous ones.



I think this is going to be a really, really, bad year for Nintendo exclusives. Looking back on 2018 Nintendo's plans were fairly obvious. They were...

Remake: Poke'mon Let's Go
DLC: Torna
Big Game: Smash Ultimate
Give a major 3rd party game a chance: Octopath

If Nintendo has similar plans for 2020, then we are really in bad shape. It would be...

Remake: Mystery Dungeon
DLC: Cindered Shadows
Big Game: Animal Crossing
Give a Major 3rd party game a chance: Bravely Default 2, and/or NMH3

If I'm right this does not bode well for 2020 at all because...

Cindered Shadows, and Mystery Dungeon pale in comparison to Torna, and Let's Go. Mystery Dungeon got a lot lower review scores than I thought it would, which put me off buying it.

Now, this is all just me speculating, but if this turns out to be more or less right, we are in for a nine month Switch drought of doom. Nine months where Switch doesn't get any serious 1st party support. Edit: Actually it would be a longer than nine month drought, because Nintendo wouldn't release any of it's 2021 games until April or May. This would indeed be an Abyss to Stare into. It would be Wii U levels of fail. Even worse, because Switch is supposed to be the successor of both the console and handheld sides of Nintendo!

But then again, they'd still be at something like 4 good exclusives a year on average, which is really good. I just don't want Switch to get the cliff of death like Wii. Remember when Wii got very few games in 2011 and 2012? Remember when Wii sales dropped off a cliff? I'd like to not see that cliff of games, and cliff of sales for Switch!

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Rather stay in this shallow abyss, gives us some galaxy brain takes.





For someone who doesn't follow Nintendo Direct schedules, could someone explain why people are expecting a Direct on a specific day/week/month?



Called it. Nintendo don't give a fuck, they've given up, they're just shitting out AC and then leaving their platform and fanbase to rot, at a time when people need gaming more than ever.

Never been so disgusted with them.



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curl-6 said:

Called it. Nintendo don't give a fuck, they've given up, they're just shitting out AC and then leaving their platform and fanbase to rot, at a time when people need gaming more than ever.

Never been so disgusted with them.

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 



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