What's Nintendo Going to Provide this Year?

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#1 Posted by RealJaysonguy (219 posts) -

All the focus for Nintendo seems to be the doom and gloom of its financial forecast, but the fact remains that I still own a Wii U, as I'm assuming most of the people on this board, and it's a console which I intend to game on this year. So, why don't we forget about the financials and stock prices and all that nonsense that doesn't actually affect us and talk about what Nintendo's got up their sleeve for the coming year.

I think it's safe to say we'll see the games they announced last January that disappeared soon after --

Yarn Yoshi, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami, X, and course -- Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and Hyrule Warriors.

I think it's also safe to say they've got a few more unannounced Wii U titles in the works that we'll end up seeing in the fall. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on Star Fox making a return. It seems to be the title most gamers are calling for, and despite Nintendo never being a company to listen to its fans all that well, I think the calling is widespread enough that they've got a new Star Fox game in the making.

I think any chance of seeing Zelda U or Metroid this year are slim to none. Even if it's not a big franchise, with Hyrule Warriors coming this year, I doubt Nintendo's got Zelda U ready, and with Retro finishing up Donkey Kong along with Nintendo saying they get the first say in any potential Metroid sequel, it's probably off the table too.

There's bound to be a few other titles we'll see this year, too. What do you think they'll be?

And that's not even digging into 3ds...

#2 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4603 posts) -

I'm mostly anticipating X since it's the most unique exclusive title currently announced for Wii U. Hopefully we'll see more of it soon. I'm also hyped for Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros, and I intend to buy a Wii U sometime during their release date, but I'm in no rush since I'm still enjoying MK7 and Smash Bros will be on 3DS. X is the only game that will force me to buy one immediately if a release date is announced.

I hope we see F-Zero this year, but I'm doubting it. I'm pretty excited on what Nintendo may be planning to announce for E3/Direct. I'm sure they're under a lot of pressure right now. No time for messing up.

#3 Posted by Pierst179 (10684 posts) -

I am pretty confident we will see a new Metroid title announced this year. It has been a while since the last one came out, especially if we are talking about a handheld Metroid game. So it has got be announced this year, right?!

Please, Nintendo.

#4 Posted by Jaysonguy (37409 posts) -

I plan on getting all of them

Hmmm, maybe Kart the most?

Everything else is pretty predictable

#5 Posted by superbuuman (2517 posts) -

when is the next Nintendo Direct?...

#6 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4603 posts) -

when is the next Nintendo Direct?...

No one knows. Nintendo sometimes announces them a few days or a week prior of airing. They're pretty random.

#7 Posted by RealJaysonguy (219 posts) -

@superbuuman said:

when is the next Nintendo Direct?...

No one knows. Nintendo sometimes announces them a few days or a week prior of airing. They're pretty random.

They typically have one every month, so it should be incoming. Apparently there's something happening on the 30th, but I don't believe it's related to Nintendo Direct.

#9 Posted by Chozofication (2681 posts) -

Since both kirby's epic yarn and yoshi's story were pathetically easy, i don't think yarn yoshi will amount to much.

I think Nintendo is going to drop at least 1 more big surprise like bayo this year though.

#10 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1250 posts) -

Don't get my hopes up with Starfox dude. My heart cant take it. Its my 2nd favorite franchise in gaming...

#11 Posted by sailor232 (4261 posts) -

I wish Nintendo would plan these Directs better. The way it is now makes it seem like they throw things together at the last minute, that they have to rush news out because it has been too long since anyone heard anything. It would be nice if they had a schedule and stuck to it, that way fans would know exactly when a Direct is coming and anticipation would be far higher.

#12 Posted by RealJaysonguy (219 posts) -

@sailor232: I think they're pretty well planned out. We typically get one announcement after a bunch of updates on games we already know about. We definitely don't get Sony or Microsoft announcements like this every month.