I’ve seen a lot of salt about Nintendo’s conference, and it seems like people are forgetting about how Nindendo does things.
Nintendo E3 events have never been more than showing off a few things that we already know about, and maybe a couple we don’t. They give some release dates and that’s it.
If they’re announcing a new game, or a large title, they give it its own Direct. That’s how it’s always been. So many people expected so much from this showcase, that really wasn’t going to happen. The direct will happen when they are at 1 year or less from release. Dark Souls was mentioned, but that’s not Nintendo, it’s FROM Software. They’ll release it when it’s ready.
They’re plenty in touch with their own community. But if they don’t have something they feel is worth showing off, meaning it’s not at its best or very close to it, they aren’t going to.
Bethesda’s own Todd Howard said it pretty well: “...And because yo won’t stop asking about it” followed by a 30 second flyover that revealed nothing. Nothing about the game other than it’s existence. They only showed it because people asked about it, but it’s clearly years from release. Nintendo could do this with Metroid Prime 4 and Pokémon, but if they don’t have more for us to see, what’s the point?
Nintendo very rarely has bugs in their games. The polish is so damn good. They won’t show it off because people ask a bunch. We know Pokémon is set for 2019, but they didn’t show anything on that, because they feel like they owe us to show us the game when it’s in a really good spot.
TL;DR This was standard Nintendo and what we got was pretty awesome. Be grateful for what we got and know that al the rest will come in due time. We know at least some of what’s coming, be hyped for that, and when it gets a release date and a real trailer, GO NUTS.
Nintendo has a great community, let’s not be mad at them for doing nothing wrong.
Agreed. It's okay to be disappointed, but this isn't the end of the world and people need to understand that. Nintendo even last year had new announcements at the September Direct, they don't spend E3 time showing off everything coming. That's a reality people need to accept with this Direct style format we've come to expect since 2013. They could have shown us games that won't be out for over a year, but we know they rarely do that unless the game is delayed after the fact.
Nintendo just stated yesterday that games like Metroid Prime 4 weren't shown because they simply wouldn't release soon, and that they didn't want to repeatedly tease fans of games not coming out for quite some time. I personally appreciate that, hate how Sony showed off Spiderman, and Death Stranding for a few years now.
We know Retro Studios, Next Level Games, and also Nintendo's EPD divisions are hard at work on their projects. Rest assured, they will be unveiled in due time. But I see no justifiable reason that Nintendo should show us stuff that we won't be playing for over a year.
I may not agree with all of your points, but it was a good read, regardless.
Yes, all true. Thank you. All the negative fervor has been ridiculous, needless.
I can't wait to beat dark souls with that pokeball remote
I just hope you can capture pokemons without using the Go mechanic.. i just wanna chill with pokemon :/
I think they focused way too much on the GO aspect, but the core mechanics are definitely still there. The way it was presented made me think battling had been totally removed at first.
All of the pokemon shown are Gen 1
Are there any chances of Nintendo creating a Mii game for Switch after discontinuing Miitomo?
Today Nintendo has shut down Miitomo servers. Can we still expect a "Tomodachi life"-like app or game for Switch. It would be sad to lose all of the Mii-characters, I've got really attracted to some of them The only Mii support seen on the Switch is the ability to create them for user profiles (which has no practical meaning) and use as racers in Mario Kart DX.
Possibly. They did announce a Mii-maker online. I guess that should be useful for something.
I’m hoping for Tomodachi Life 2.
Meh, probably not. It seems they may be trying to distance themselves from the wii/mini brand
Agreed. They seem to want to keep it around in the background, but it's definitely not pushed as much these days.
Nintendo, please listen to your consumers. No one wants to use the moblie app for voice chat.
Doubling down on the app would literally have to be one of your biggest mistakes as a company, and a complete turn-off from your online service. It is incredibly inconvenient and a hassle to use a feature that has already been easy to use and understand for years, as well with rooms and messaging. A better online experience would be having all of these features built into the switch itself. We gave our grievances about it when it launched, and you developers have done nothing this past year to improve on it. We will not support your service until you fix your service.
This is my biggest complaint right now. Plus the lack of a party system.
PLUS not being able to message friends.
PLUS no streaming apps (Youtube, Netflix, Twitch)
PLUS no removal of Friend Codes...
This is Nintendo I will take it into consideration
Nintendo does not care about reddit.
wow they made stardew valley into a real thing
If only star fruit grew here.
Should play Farming Simulator while farming.
To be honest it itches another part of my brain. Stardew Valley is more like gardening to me, relaxing and creative compared to real farming which is sometimes very long hours, dull, and at times extremely stressful and backbreaking.
Instructions and download here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-of-the-Wild-Link-Papercraft-with-Papercraft/?amp_page=true
Note that I am not the original creator of this. I just downloaded and followed the instructions. :)
Total time: 4 hours start to finish
Nice Amiibo Labo confirmed.
Now get a suitable NFC tag sticker and turn it into amiibo
Damn... what if they make Amiibo Labo? I would get packs if it was this...
"I'm gonna be able to come back up next time and kick your ass"
Smash and Splatoon? It's E3 2014 all over again!
EDIT: Guys...you do realize that this is a 3-day event, right? They're not going to announce Smash in a pre-E3 Direct. The tournaments do start a day before the presentation, so it may be debuted there, but it could also be revealed during the E3 Spotlight the day after.
EDIT 2: It will not feature Smash for Wii U. Their official E3 website confirms: "Join the party as players from around the world battle in this invitational tournament for bragging rights, for fun, and for glory on Nintendo Switch!"
This will be the first-ever exhibition tournament featuring the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018
Holy crap it's going to be so awesome to have the first main thing we see of the new smash be high level competitive gameplay. Best possible thing they could have done to show off the new game imo.
How can Super Smash Bros for Switch be more diverse?
I’m so tried of identity politics. Characters should be included based on merit/originality and not their skin colour or gender.
Ughh, stop ruining games with forced diversity for the sake of diversity.
frivolous over use of the word has already been done to death up there with "literally"
As a Canadian with an Indian background, I couldn't care less about diversity in a video game roster just for the sake of diversity. Characters should get in based on more than their appearances.
This is ridiculous
I don't think Nintendo installed brakes on the Switch hype train.
Hollow Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, Spelunky, Salt & Sanctuary, Downwell!
If they show Terraria I will record a video of me eating a shoe.
EDIT - Okay, y’all better be reminded on the 21st. I’m dead-set I’m eating this shoe, spaghetti shoelace with my dog’s loving eyes and all.
Also, some of you are fucked up.
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