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I know the game is pretty niche, but I really think that Tokyo Mirage Sessions deserves a second chance on Switch

I know the game is pretty niche, but I really think that Tokyo Mirage Sessions deserves a second chance on Switch

It was a fantastic game that really deserves to have more people play it. I'd also like to see the combat dialogue get dubbed if it ever was released for Switch.

That game bombed hard on Wii U compared to the current games they are porting. Unfortunately it's just too niche to achieve decent sales, which is why I'm not sure if Nintendo will allocate resources to port the game over. I do believe every game so far that was ported/is being ported was a million seller on Wii U, which tells me that Nintendo are confident these will make them money on Switch. Again, it's sad to say but TMS doesn't fit that bill. Also with SMT V and the new Switch FE coming, I think TMS is even less likely.

yessss. TMS and Xenoblade X are like my last wishes for ports, more or less. There are a few other titles that aren't already ported that I'd probably play if they were, but as a huge JRPG fan, these 2 would make my life.

If it is uncensored, then hell yeah. I cried the first time Iwata-sama showed the game off, it was pure magic!!!!

Games like Disgaea 5 have sold well on Switch, FE isn't nearly as niche. In no way, shape, or form is it "too niche to achieve decent sales". It bombed due to Nintendo's place in the market at the time and generally bad timing, which I feel that's an even bigger incentive for Nintendo to port it over. FE came out at a time where interest to Wii U as a platform was at its lowest, which no doubt crippled sales. FE wasn't pushing the Wii U to it's limits by any means, it should be a simple enough port. It'd be a chance to make their money back after the first release flopped.

A friendly reminder about Payday 2, The developers forgot that the PS4 / Xbox One versions even exist, don't think the Switch will be any different.

A friendly reminder about Payday 2, The developers forgot that the PS4 / Xbox One versions even exist, don't think the Switch will be any different.

I have noticed that this game is a recurring topic on /sub/ps4, and I have to inform you that all the threads about the game have talked about the developers ignoring the game, fans and forcing microtransactions.

https://www.reddit.com/sub/PS4/comments/3q7i4o/what_ever_you_do_do_not_buy_payday_2_crimewave/

https://www.reddit.com/sub/PS4/comments/4xf2xr/payday_2_is_getting_another_console_rerelease/

https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/search?q=payday+2&restrict_sr=on

you can see that the search results for this just show how little overkill cares about fans.

As someone who had Payday on the PS3 and PC, I can comment that these games aren't worth your hard earned money. The Switch is just another quick cash grab for them, so I just thought I would help share my 2 cents with you guys about the broken state of this game.

Plenty of better games to buy than a game that will just get updates for a month or two and then added to the abandonware list of the developers.

Whether you want to buy the game or not is your prerogative, but my job was to inform you about the shady developers and publishers.

Didn't they at one point promise x amount of free dlc, remove the promise, and then start charging for it?

thanks for the 15th reminder for today.

They also explicitly promised no pay to win DLC. That game does not have a good history

Something like this needs to be a pinned topic really. A developer with a shady console port history deserves to be outed as frequently as possible.

To the question "Why is there a Direct Mini before a regular Direct?"

To the question "Why is there a Direct Mini before a regular Direct?"

"Why not just have one longer direct?"

Because if I show you Metroid Prime 4 and Fire Emblem, and then show you a remaster or indie title, which ones are you going to care and pay attention to? For most casual gamers, only the big announcement

But if I show you a bunch of smaller things a week or two before the big things, you're going to pay attention to and possibly preorder the smaller things, since it's the biggest Nintendo news currently available.

It's like if I hand you a million dollars and then a few hours after give you another thousand. Who cares about that thousand? But if I give you a thousand now and then a million in a week, you'll be pretty damn excited both of those times.

I like the dollar analogy, nice theory

Me too. So can someone give me 1,001,000 dollars now?

Nice to see that the sub is trying to go back to unreasonable levels of hype/expectation less than 24 hours after the direct...

We gotta sort out the expectations of what we are going to see, I would bet one reddit silver that we won't hear about Metriod or Pokemon until E3.

I don't care what anyone says about ports, I'm stoked for Donkey Kong.

I don't care what anyone says about ports, I'm stoked for Donkey Kong.

Tropical Freeze was probably my favorite Wii U game, and as a lifelong DKC fan, it's probably my second favorite game in the series (DKC 2, natch). The moment in the aquatic world where Aquatic Ambience goes into a minor key, and then melts into Lockjaw's Saga, is a series high point. To get to experience it again, and in a more convenient portable form, is super exciting.

I never owned a Wii U, so I’ve never had the opportunity to play it, I can’t wait to give it a whirl on Switch after reading all the positive reviews.

I’m lit up over this and Hyrule Warriors. I don’t even care- I played like 200 hours of HWL on 3DS and I’m still stoked to play it on Switch.

This was a direct mini- this is where they chose to announce mostly ports and expansions. The next main direct will show us exclusives and first party big guns.

I'm in the same boat. I want them to port as many WiiU games as possible, otherwise I won't be able to play them.

I’m fine with ports as long as they also develop new games. The only truly new first party game in the first 6 months of 2018 is Kirby, and sorta Mario Tennis. As one of the dozen Wii U owners, it’s starting to get annoying.

Disappointed? Maybe you should look at this updated major Games List for 2018 and the fore-seeable future.

Disappointed? Maybe you should look at this updated major Games List for 2018 and the fore-seeable future.

After every direct comes a select group of rabbid (heh) fanboys expressing their disappoint that the latest Zelda, or Metroid, or Smash didn't get announced. Well, what do you expect Nintendo to do, blow their load for all of 2018 in the first month?

Take a look at this updated list including what I consider big games (most non-indie unless they are super hyped aka Hollow Knight). Although you may have been upset with the direct, you might be less disappointed in the games list than you think.

January

Lost Sphear - January 23 (RPG)

February

Dragon Quest Builders - February 9 (Action/Sandbox)

Bayonetta 1/2 - February 16 (Action)

Fe - February 16 (Adventure)

Payday - February 27 (FPS)

March

Kirby Star Allies - March 16 (Platformer)

Q1

Outlast 1/2 (Horror)

Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Action/Platformer)

Wargroove (Turn-based Tactics)

May

Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (Fighting)

Donkey Kong TF - May 4 (Platformer)

Dark Souls Remastered - May 25 (Death)

Q2/Spring

Megaman Legacy Collection 1/2 (Action/Platformer)

Hyrule Warriors (Hack-n-slash/Musou)

Mario Tennis ACES (Sports)

Summer

Ys VIII (RPG)

Q4

Megaman 11 (Action/Platformer)

2018 and beyond

Bayonetta 3

Fear Effect

Fire Emblem

Hollow Knight

Metroid Prime 4

Pikmin 4

Pokemon

Project Octopath Traveller

The World Ends With You

Travis Strike Again: No More Heroes

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Wolfenstein 2

Yoshi

All of this has already been announced, and it's only been 11 days into the new year. Nintendo knows what their doing -- they have a few more directs in the new year and E3 to announce everything else.

(Death)

Did I not just say in my post that I'm not complaining and not disappointed? Nobody asked for you to come and insult my gaming tastes. Bayonetta and Fire Emblem are just not my kind of games at all. I don't like the art style and I don't like the game play. I've tried and disliked both, unfortunately. I played Hyrule Warriors and Tropical Freeze on Wii U. They're both good games, but not $60 to play them again this soon good. Kirby just looks like another Kirby game and Yoshi just looks like another Yoshi game. I'll probably buy them, but they aren't setting my world on fire from what I've seen. I've been playing Shovel Knight for literal years now so I'm kind of just ready to move on from that game. There are a lot of ports, DLC, and remasters here, alongside more niche genres. That's just a fact.

I'm not one of the complainers about the Direct because my backlog is huge, but none of these you listed are games I'm all that excited about, except Metroid and I would guess that's a 2019 title. It seems like this may be a very niche/third party year for Nintendo, which is fine, but it may not have that 1-2 first party punch like 2017 did with Odyssey and BotW.

You forgot Dragon Quest Builders a game I am super pumped for. This is an outstanding list! Good job.

Take it with a grain of salt: each Direct Mini has always been followed by a "standard" Direct within 20 days

Take it with a grain of salt: each Direct Mini has always been followed by a "standard" Direct within 20 days

As you can see from this list:

Direct Mini Following Direct Distance in days July 18, 2012 July 30, 2012 12 September 7, 2012 September 13, 2012 6 October 3, 2012 October 4, 2012 1 November 27, 2012 December 5, 2012 8 December 19, 2012 January 8, 2013 20 April 1, 2013 April 3, 2013 2 July 18, 2013 August 7, 2013 20 October 29, 2013 November 12, 2013 14 November 14, 2013 November 27, 2013 13 June 1, 2015 June 14, 2015 13 November 2, 2016 November 5, 2016 3

Each time a Direct Mini has aired, a "standard" Direct (either dedicated to the full lineup of upcoming Wii/3DS/WiiU or just to specific games) followed within no more than 20 days. I'm not saying it will be the case this time too, it's no written rule, but that's still a nice observation just in case someone doesn't want to leave the hype train yet. (In the case of multiple Direct Minis aired one after another, I only considered the last one).

A grain of salt? F that back on the H Y P E T R A I N ! ! ! ! ! !

MEGA DIRECT FEATURING BREATH OF THE WILD 2 FOR FALL 2018 CONFRIMED

thanks op

THERE WILL BE A DIRECT EVERYDAY FOREVER!

I think this actually has more credence to it than a lot of people are giving it credit for.

First off, the Direct largely focused on much smaller games. Hell, even Bayonetta 1+2 didn't get a mention. Yoshi, Project Octopath, and Fire Emblem were all absent. As were many major third party titles such as Dragon Quest, Shin Megami Tensei, Tales Of, Wolfenstein 2, even Runner 3 seems like a title worthy of mention.

Also, what about those games that appeared on Amazon AND Gamestop that mentioned being shown off in Nintendo's January event before being taken down? Weren't some like $100 presumably collector's editions?

On top of that, if the individual who mentioned their store's demo units being updated is to be believed, Nintendo is rolling out some new demos to store, but nothing shown today seems particularly demo worthy.

Additionally, wasn't there mention that the empty spot is still on Japan's Direct page?

I would not be shocked to see another direct in the next couple weeks that focuses on larger titles. They could show off Bayonetta 1 + 2 and show a tiny bit of 3. They could show off Wolfenstein 2. They could show off Dragon Quest 11. They could give us another look at Octopath. They could give us another look at Yoshi. They could show off Fire Emblem (I imagine Fire Emblem has the $100 collector's edition). They could tease a new title to be unveiled at E3. They could announce a major new third-party port or two. Even if they only show half of that they have decent content for a full-sized direct.

They've got the ammo for one and there's still hints one could be on the way.

The empty space is still on Nintendo of Japan's website, despite the Mini Direct also being there.

The empty space is still on Nintendo of Japan's website, despite the Mini Direct also being there.

Every mini direct has had a full direct following it in 3.5 weeks or less.

Time to start the hype train back up again.

All aboard the hype train!

They basically always have a full Direct after a Mini. Don't worry, they probably have more planned.

DOOM with New Funky Mode also confirmed

DOOM with New Funky Mode also confirmed

A new meme is born.

Featuring Funky Kong from the Donkey Kong Country™ series

I would play the shit out of a mod of DOOM with funk music playing the whole time and a Funky Kong voice pack.

2018 so far

Dark Souls remastered will run 720p handheld, 1080p docked at 30 fps on Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls remastered will run 720p handheld, 1080p docked at 30 fps on Nintendo Switch

That's about as good as anyone could expect.

Sounds good to me, would be nice to play 720p docked with better framerate, but given that the original game was 30fps, I don't really mind it.

It's pretty amazing, is what it is. This sub is officially /r/faintpraise.

It's , is what it is. This sub is officially /sub/faintpraise.

I think they mean it won't dip. Expect a steady 30fps.

Reminder: Mainline Pokémon games get dedicated Directs

Reminder: Mainline Pokémon games get dedicated Directs

I haven’t ventured into the mega thread but I know this will get lost if posted in there. If a Mainline Pokémon game is coming this year it won’t be officially (see: not the forced by gunpoint announcement at E3) announced until a dedicated direct. Recent trends would put this dedicated direct right before E3 in late May/early June. So for those expecting/hoping for Pokémon PLEASE keep this in mind. Me personally, I’m hopeful we get a game this year but I also wouldn’t mind a 2019 release if it means GameFreak can have more time building a Switch dedicated engine.

I think it’s more likely that they’ll reveal our first look at gameplay at E3 when it does eventually come around (not expecting it until next year, to be honest).

It’s the only franchise of Nintendo’s which I’d put above Mario and Zelda in terms of sales, and it’s probably the most anticipated Switch game right now.

I think they could have a Pokémon Direct to maybe show off the title cards and a few Pokémon designs/concept art prior to E3, if it’s going to be announced in a dedicated Direct.

So you're saying there will be one Tomorrow™?

I think the system will be renamed Pokémon Switch.

I want a new Mystery Dungeon. I'd be as happy as a potato.

Try one of these subthreads