Nintendo Direct Wednesday
Alert! Nintendo has a new Nintendo Direct incoming! It will take place on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 3PM Pacific (6PM Eastern). Confirmed topics include Super Mario Odyssey and games with holiday releases for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS. I don't expect there will be Star Fox, but there might be a few surprises. Probably the most surprising thing they could announce is that they are in active development on Smash Bros for the Switch. (Note: I don't have any knowledge that they are, not even rumors.)
I always enjoy watching these things with you guys. Watching the stream while chatting is a great way to connect. In the past, we used an online chatroom. I'm thinking of something more stable, but also a little crazy. Discordant, if you will. More tomorrow.
I’ve got the date and time set to watch the Direct, but Nintendo better impress me, because to me, they are on thin ice right now after the SNES Classic preorder debacle, including the preorder debacles for the Switch, the limited editions of Breath of the Wild, the NES Classic, and various amiibo.
I may be a big Nintendo fan, but even my patience is wearing thin (and I can be a very patient person). I’ve defended them in the past (and got into multiple heated arguments with my former boss over whether the Wii U would be successful or not), but I will not defend Nintendo for what I think are slights towards their fans and their consumers just because they make great video games, these preorder debacles being one of them. Their YouTube policy is another.
if you want a smash rumor here’s one https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/6zjpuq/smash_bros_4_listed_as_the_youtube_game_for/
basically the stream was labeled with smash bros and apparently it could be something.
I can care less for smash bros but I wana see more info on metroid prime 4 and sonic forces.
Starfox is a bit of a stretch but it would be cool to see a sequale to zero.
Nintendo announced they will be doing a restock of the SNES and NES mini. NES mini might be a one off restock again. Nintendo are really struggling to meet demand for a lot of stuff right now. Direct can’t solve stock issues…
Looking forward to this Direct. Hopefully get some major updates for the Switch and some new games too. I’m expecting some updates on games coming out later this year to be the bigger focus though.
I wouldn’t expect too much on Smash Bros based on that alone. If I remember right the gaming category on youtube likes it if you have a game tagged to the video. Some mentioned it might be an automatic tag. Not that there isn’t a possibility of there being a port or new Smash game announcement during this Direct. Just keep expectations in check.
I don’t expect it either, though Source Gaming did some testing to see if it was fake and the rumor withstood the testing. I did make a joke earlier with smokey saying “inb4 smash announcement” and there’s also this image making the rounds.
I don’t think Ghiraham is popular enough to be included, esp with BoTW but he was an assist trophy, like Mac once was. And I don’t see the Vixen included without wolf’s return, though I would laugh and laugh.
“Discordand, if you will.”
Lol ahh the puns… the puns… on a serious note I can help you moderate that if you do end up going through with it, I run a few servers on discord.
We all remain “cautiously optimistic” about the entire smash news possibility. It’s just fun to speculate about with people about what could be.