After watching today's Nintendo Direct Mini, many fans are thinking Nintendo is holding onto some bigger guns for Switch until we get closer to E3. Eiji Maeda, Senior Analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., is thinking we might get some sizable announcements before that. According to Maeda, he expects Pokémon, Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. Switch announcements around March 2018.
Time for people to get themselves hyped up and disappointed again. Repeat cycle.
I dunno, I enjoyed the hype and the events surrounding it than the Direct itself. Though the Direct I was also quite content. Immediate when I saw "mini" I figured it won't be special.
Getting hyped is fine but my comment was sort of mocking those with crazy levels of expectations. The post-Direct reaction from some people are hilarious to read. Seems like there were people expecting Nintendo to drop E3-level of megatons this early in the year for some reason. The usual where's "my" ________ at Nintendo?
I must admit, this is a vicious cycle with them. Makes me wonder if they'll ever realize this about themselves and it's not about Nintendo.
I mean, as of now we know up to March-ish for the release schedule. And considering this Nintendo has released something each month (sometimes more) save for three months (2 if you actually count the physical release of Snipperclips). That already is unheard of, let alone done by ANY other company. And yes, ports had to stimulate that as well. But seeing how well Pokken and MK8D has done in comparison to their Wii U counterparts it's been smart so far.
Not to mention there is the pattern when they approach us with another Direct. I predict a late March-April timeframe. Though it's be on the latter end simply cause my selfish self wants to see it released around my birthday.
Please not a Smash Bros. port.
Why? Smash should definitely be on Switch. They’d be foolish not to! It could merge the 3DS and Wii U versions, and possibly add a few extra things. They’d reach even more people than the Wii U.
The flaw in that theory is that the game was also on the 3DS, in which it sold nearly 10 million copies.
They should do a sequel. If they've been working on one since 2016 then it should be ready by next year. People want a port now? Between the release of Smash Bros. for Wii-U and now, all of Nintendo's major IPs got new mainline titles.
Breath of the Wild
Pokemon S & M
Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (even though it wasn't new, Sakurai pretended like it didn't exist)
& let's not forget the upcoming Kirby & Yoshi games.
Sure, a port could include some new content, but there is just a lot that has happened since the last Smash Bros. game that a simple update could not cover it all.
Ok, I see your point here. I still kinda think they could easily do what they did with the Wii U/3DS game and add in a bunch of stuff. Personally, I feel like the physics were perfect, and they could save a lot of time that way. It should definitely be a significant update rather than a straight port, as a straight port would be kinda boring. However, even if it is just a straight port with minor additions, I'd happily take that over nothing. I just wanna play Smash on the new system and on the go.
Doubt it I honestly don't think we'll get another direct until E3 honestly. We'll still get announcements of course. But I really do think 3rd parties are gonna carry the torch until E3 when Nintendo shows Fire Emblem, Yoshi, and Pokemon. I think those 3 are what Nintendo is gonna use as their holiday marketing push. E3 is when I think we'll see Prime 4, Pikmin 4, Animal Crossing, and Smash but I doubt any of them except maybe Pikmin 4 are 2018 titles.
Going by traditions, I think we'll get one more Direct in the Spring (April) to tide us over to E3. It could be another Nindies spotlight Direct or even a 3DS-focused Direct. (lol)
I do agree that their big guns will be saved for E3.
Smash ain't happening until their online whatever is ready at the very least. And I have a feeling they're kinda going back to the drawing board on that.
That didn't stop them from releasing MK8, Arms, & Splatoon.
Yeah, but Splatoon was used to push the app they've barely touched since release.
I have a hunch Smash will be used similarly when the real thing hits. But hey, if not, free Smash online for a little while!
Or maybe it'll release well afterward and I'll be dead wrong. :P