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Nintendo Direct announced for March 8, streaming live at 5PM ET/23:00 CET




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jbmindtrick
Wed Mar 07 18 09:28am
Rating: 15

My gosh, get you all a pacifier and a blanky. First of all the January Direct was a great lite Direct, a ton of little things to tide everyone over from the holiday buzz plus it allowed a TON of 3rd party and indie games to be released (don't know the count but I think easily over 100 since the direct). This direct will be a few meaty new teases of previous announced games and new games, some follow up on dates and will be more than enough to tide us over until E3. Don't know about you but I still have a dozen games in the bank that I need to get into and finish. In the words of my local quarterback Aaron Rodgers, R-E-L-A-X.

Please God let it be better than the January Direct. It's worrying that Mario Tennis Aces has been singled out in the Tweet.

Exactly my thoughts, why give so much emphasis on not even an A grade title.

Simple, it's the only NEW game coming out soon, the only other new games (by Nintendo) announcement so far and pegged for 2018 are Yoshi (which we've seen plenty of) and Fire Emblem (which we know zero about), but both of those title are probably not coming out until later in the year. Besides they are showing off 3DS games... I know they still have that Sushi game... and Detective Pikachu... But I've moved on so.... yay?...

Yeah that pretty much killed all the momentum for me. Hoping we get a little more info about Metroid Prime 4, or maybe they’ll save that for E3?

That seems like more of an E3 type trailer “premiere,” but Nintendo can be hard to predict.

Remember what nintendo said about last year’s e3-2017 only with an emphasis on mario odyssey and yet they still announced a ton of stuff in 25 minutes. They could announce plenty of things here.

Yay! Something awesome to watching! My body is ready!

entity
Wed Mar 07 18 09:25am
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

Not to be Mr. Poop here, but I hope they focus very little on the 3DS.

I'm sure we'll get some news from this, but not Bayonetta 4 in the works for Switch kinda news.

EDIT: It starts about 5-10 mins after I come home from work. How fitting =) I'll get the cold ones ready!

I don't understand the "stop focusing on the 3DS" stuff. It's really not taking anything away from the Switch. It's actually nice to see them supporting the 3DS still after the Switch was released, considering the history Nintendo has of "drop everything to focus on the new system".

But they'll have good news for both platforms, I'm sure. But probably not a whole lot in the way of "new" games, just likely new info on already-known games. (And probably a few surprises, since this is Nintendo, after all.)

I never wrote they should STOP the support for it. But focus less on it on this Direct ;)

Fair enough, I guess not entirely directed at you in regards to that. Just been seeing a lot of "drop the 3DS" sentiment lately.

There are many owners of the 3Ds yet. Many without Switches. So keepnit going, but the main focus has to be Switch now. They ca easily keep the 3DS going on through this year, but unsure about next year.

I don't think it's poopy to want to move on to the Switch, and I feel the same. The Switch is my defacto portable system now, and making a 3DS game now feels like when they made NES games with the SNES already out. You just have to think, "this could have been better."

I guess some people might not agree if they don't yet own a Switch.

It's not like the 3DS is taking anything away from the Switch, and I don't think all games would be improved by being on Switch. You may have moved on to the Switch as your primary portable, but it's still not as easily carried around as the 3DS. (I mean, I can fit a N3DS XL in my pocket, but like hell the Switch will fit in there properly.)

Personally feel that there's a definite place for both out there, and I am still one to believe that an actual 3DS successor will come to be at some point, simply because the Switch isn't really the same sort of thing.

Anyway. Maybe in the minority here with my opinion, I dunno. (And on the record, I've had a Switch since launch. Same deal with 3DS. So not like I haven't had the time to form an opinion on it.)

jbmindtrick
Wed Mar 07 18 09:28am
Rating: 15

My gosh, get you all a pacifier and a blanky. First of all the January Direct was a great lite Direct, a ton of little things to tide everyone over from the holiday buzz plus it allowed a TON of 3rd party and indie games to be released (don't know the count but I think easily over 100 since the direct). This direct will be a few meaty new teases of previous announced games and new games, some follow up on dates and will be more than enough to tide us over until E3. Don't know about you but I still have a dozen games in the bank that I need to get into and finish. In the words of my local quarterback Aaron Rodgers, R-E-L-A-X.

Oh I'm relaxed at least. I know we'll get some candy. I like surprises Smile

You should have absolutely no problem listing 10 new 3rd party games that released in that time so?

ddark
Wed Mar 07 18 10:37am
Rating: 1

I love you and I love our quarterback.

Entitlement is very common with Nintendo fans for some reason. The January Direct was a really good Jan-March lineup and everyone acts or expected an E3's worth of content for some reason and blame Nintendo for their unrealistic expectations.

We have an average of one new release each month through to May as of right now. And we're getting a Direct. Potentially more on the coming months thereafter.

berrix
Wed Mar 07 18 11:12am
Rating: 1

It's amusing how thick the vitriol was back then and people are still so scorned by it.

This was something I predicted then.

I’ve been excited for Mario sports games. I’m excited for tomorrow.

Also, as anyone over the age of 20 should remember, before the Directs, Nintendo usually only did major announcements twice a year tops with E3 and MAYBE a Space World/Pre-Holiday rush dump if we were lucky. People don't seem to remember the days when Nintendo would go near dead silent on major games for up to a year and now we get almost quarterly updates if Nintendo's confident it'll break a million in sales.

Also, before the internet was an every day thing we had to wait an entire month for the next gaming magazine for any news at all. Here in Norway we got imported nagz from Edge and the likes for a bitter price.

Here we go guys, they said stayed tuned for more info on Mario Tennis Aces and here we are!

Super pumped! Haven't been let down by a Direct yet!

donzaloog
Wed Mar 07 18 10:03am
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Sweet! Something to look forward to tomorrow. I'm hoping we get a first look at DQXI or Project Octopath.

Cautiously optimistic about this. Figuring we'll see a bunch of new info on stuff we already knew about, though, plus one or two surprises/new games.

Not expecting but hoping for a Smash Bros. 4 announcement. Also wondering if Tropical Freeze will include an HD version of Returns (as that would help justify the higher price tag). It would also be nice to get some details about the online service and perhaps a big firmware update.

It's only a half hour. I am disappointed - my life is incomplete now.....waah, waah, waah...

I expect the release date for Hyrule Warriors Switch and first trailer for FE switch.

I know this is totally out there, but Nintendo should buy the Need for Speed series. It'll be really cool to see an arcade series with real cars from Nintendo, especially as a regular exclusive, and EA hasn't been doing anything great with the IP lately nor do they seem inclined to put it on Nintendo systems. Need for Speed Underground 2 remains my favorite racing game, but no Need for Speed has touched its greatness since. Anyway, it'll never happen, but it'd be nice if it did.

In other news, I'm still looking forward to this Direct. I'm not expecting E3 levels of craziness from it, but I'm hoping for some pleasant surprises. Rumor has it that this Direct will announce a Luigi's Mansion kingdom as premium DLC for Odyssey.

I could really get behind Ninty buying NFS, but considering they haven't even bothered to port Cruis'n Blast I doubt Nintendo has much interest in racing games outside of Mario Kart.

Don't they have a stake in the Cruisn' series?

Just saying.

While I think Nintendo buying NFS might be a bit strange, I really did enjoy the Underground series, and would love to play something like that on the Switch. I wonder if they'd ever bring the series back.

timptation
Wed Mar 07 18 11:12am
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We might get our first look at Dark Souls Remastered. There's a number of fighting games that we might see or get dates for. Blazblue CTB, Pocket Rumble, Blade Strangers, SNK Heroines (probably not since that was last time), Street Fighter Collection. I'm kinda bummed to see people harping on Mario Tennis. I think that has a shot at being as great as it used to be back in the Game Boy days, which is to say, awesome. Maybe something on the Mega Man X collection. They're bound to announce SOMETHING new at the end too... and of course they'll finally announce F-Zero GX HD and Kid Icarus Uprising HD. Right? RIGHT?

hawk
Wed Mar 07 18 11:54am
Rating: 1

Exciting! Smile

I'm not expecting any HUGE surprises, as they would probably save them for E3. But there's not exactly a lot of big Switch games on the slate that I'm excited for right now, so I'm hoping something.

stasky gaming zone
Wed Mar 07 18 12:02pm
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Normally I wouldn't be too hyped for a Nintendo Direct, but since this is going to be 30 minutes (E3 length), there is bound to be something good announced. I don't expect Metroid Prime 4 or Pokemon to be shown, but I think a big announcement like Fire Emblem is pretty likely along with some newly announced ports like Xenoblade Chronicles X or Super Mario Maker.

Speaking of Xenoblade, I think they'll give a brief update on the Xenoblade 2 Expansion pass like what the new blade will be (hopefully not a spoiler) and what the battle challenge mode will be like, the story expansion will probably be mentioned later in the year.

Kirby Star Allies releases next week so they'll at least mention it to give it good marketing exposure. This Direct is also Nintendo's pitch on whether Mario Tennis Aces will be worth it, the last few games have been very disappointing, especially the Wii U one.

All in all, I think this will be a solid Direct, its been a while since the last major direct so there will definitely be the over hyped crowd, but it will be good enough to keep us set until E3.

i'm excited to see what they have to announce, but i doubt there will be anything in there for me. i don't know why i'm so excited.

The only things i'd want are virtual console, animal crossing or something Zelda. Virtual console will probably be in the fall with their pair service, animal crossing would be more of an E3 thing and breath of the wild is only a year old...and if they remake any Zelda game, that'd be an e3 thing
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Fiire emblem doesn't do anything for me, neither does Kirby, smash bros, Yoshi, F-zero etc. Oh, well

March 10 is "Mar10" day so I'm not surprised the direct will feature Mario Aces predominantly. That said, I'm hoping to see info on those datamined costumes for Odyssey.

Wow! More than 30 posts before any mention of Virtual Console.— color me impressed.
Maybe they only mentioned Mario Tennis as a means for distraction/bait…

Wow... *Look below* Only five minutes before there was one! Or was that one posted BECAUSE they read your post? Hum....

socar
Wed Mar 07 18 12:33pm
Rating: 1

What games could they possibly have for the 3DS?!?

Anyways, reveal VC Nintendo!

mako
Wed Mar 07 18 01:10pm
Rating: 3

Please Nintendo, let the 3DS slowly die and focus 100% on Switch. After playing on Switch it is hard to justify going back to 3DS for me. I realize it is still selling fairly well and these games have probably been in development for a while already, but I'm not going to buy any more 3DS games at this point.

I just hope they finally give the Switch a damn Virtual Console/something before the nintendo online stuff kicks in. Or at the very least, date those Nintendo ACA games that went MIA.

Hyrule Warriors Champion DLC and it's a winner in my book.

Yeah, I'm cheap. :P

They are finally going to show us a new Eternal Darkness developed by Retro!

Smile

A bit earlier for a Direct than I expected but I won't complain. With the Switch doing so well, getting directs every other month wouldn't be a surprise at this point if they want to cover all the incoming support its getting.

Other than release dates, it's hard to know what to expect from at this point. More Wii U ports? More indies is probably a given. Third parties are always the question so I'm interested to see what else is coming. The first look at Wolfenstein 2 running on the Switch is due. And while the 3DS support is continuing, I'm hoping nothing major comes to it like a new top-down Zelda or something.

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