Fire Emblem: Three Houses are there. What else?
After what felt like (and really was) the longest ever recorded time lapse between Nintendo Direct presentations, Nintendo was finally set to wow us a brand new thirty-five minute block of non-stop Nintendo news at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 1
So what can we expect from it? What do we expect from this? What will be so crazy that the dream will be true?
Which Action Games Can We See?
Fire Emblem: Three Houses are guaranteed to be Directly considered the Nintendo particular name-it has dropped in their Direct announcement. The Three Houses is a fully fledged (and potentially massive) console-sized turn-based tactical Fire Emblem game announced in E3 2018 that we still do not particularly have a release date for outside of "Spring 2019." Expect this game to take up an important part of gameplay performances, story hints, firm release date locked, and launch content plans, potentially with a $ 400 special edition with actual sword. I made the last part but it was really cool. Rules of swords.
A Switch port of Super Mario Maker will be no brainer, though it should be retooled a bit to work without the dedicated touch screen stylus. Seeing Wii U ports like Mario Kart Deluxe and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Remake Origins: 44 and ½ coins (not actual titles) continue to sell exceptionally well, Mario Maker will be huge. Plus, there are already a billion players who have created levels to download so that means a bit of endless content in a day.
It's more likely but very easy it is the announcement of Pikmin 3 coming from the Nintendo Switch, because the game has the potential to connect to a larger audience now than it's on Wii U. Changing the entire Pikmin trilogy on Moving and Having of all this in one place will be a beautiful, marvelous thing. Many people need to experience this unique, fascinating franchise where you break the parts of the ship and kill the stingy insect creatures as to what I have thought of some people's unique backyard.
While the trilogy in the Switch is hypothetically ported, the Metroid Prime Trilogy that appears in The Nintendo presentation is a giant make-good for any Metroid fans who spin about the recent announcement of the delay in the release of Metroid Prime 4. Switch has come out for almost two years and Metroid games are not here in spite of the many Metroidvania games. We will not play Metroid Prime 4 for a long time.
Speaking of ports, a Switch of Assassin's Creed III recently appeared in many online retail lists and even Ubisoft's official website before sneakily disappearing so it looks obvious that this game is expected to hop out a haystack and reveal itself in direct it this week. Third party developers continue their "port any game you can think" strategy to Switch to almost positive sales results, so more games like this are always welcome, especially since they help out library between AAA first party games and dear indie.
That said, 2019 is about the Animal Crossing Switch. Animal Crossing is not so quiet that one of the best-selling Nintendo franchises and the recent mobile game (though one earned experience from the Common Animal Crossing) is a huge success. We first heard the word Animal Crossing Switch last year and I hope the game will take many of the Nintendo's 2019 E3 press conference and show floor theme. I did not expect to launch this spring or anything else, but it just feels right to get this week's update update featuring some gameplay. I for one can not wait to revisit the strange world where a child leaves his family to take a train in a village full of talking beasts to make friends with him to trade gently used clothes and furniture, all while a malevolent business raccoon in a sweater presses him to make mortgage payments. The game of the century.
Oh, and do not forget that Smash Bros is still very strong in sales records, yet there are some pretty big questions surrounding the upcoming DLC characters. Nintendo Directs is the perfect place for a surprise character announcement. Fingers crossed for No More Heroes that Travis Touchdown, created by legendary game maker Suda51. Suda has recently been hanging out with the creator of Smash Masahiro Sakurai so the imagination began! Yes, I realize how tabloidy sounds. No, I do not care. Travis Touchdown rules. Put him on Smash. At the very least, we are likely to get the footage of the Persone Joker footage at Smash, but if we are lucky, Travis Touchdown will show and kick his ass because I still want him.
With Mario Kart 8 still an overwhelming hit (this is the best selling moving game) maybe we will not hear about a new Mario Kart console anytime soon. However, there is also the upcoming Mario Kart Tour, a mobile version of Mario Kart that goes to phones this summer. We have not seen it yet and have a ton of questions around how it can control, which characters will go to it, and if they charge 99 cents per Blue Shell, so studying more today will be wonderful . Basically, it really hopes that the Blue Shell thing will not happen. Blue Shells is annoying.
It's also the upcoming Pokemon game, but realistically, one is so big it can get its own Direct later this year or be a big focus of their 2019 E3 presence. The games "Let's Go" are just launched and are still being played by millions so I do not expect to wait a bit.
And by rotating things with some actual release dates: expectations for Daemon X Machina and Luigi's Mansion 3.
What About 3DS?
Well, Nintendo's poem directly specifically mentioned a focus on Switch games, so Nintendo fans still rocking their 3DS may be out of luck. That said, if there are any new 3DS game announcements this week, they expect to meet hundreds of variations of "why is it not in Switch?" Pleas.
WHAT CAN NOT BE?
Metroid Prime 4! It really feels retaliation to say rather than just speculating that we'll see a whole gameplay trailer, art box, release date, and amiibo line as we do every time Nintendo is preparing any kind of announcement for us about anything. No, Metroid Prime 4 has recently had a timeline development effectively rebooted and kicked in Retro Studios (making the first three Prime games) so we do not expect to see anything about it just yet.
Unless … perhaps … they show us something? That they may! It's possible! I mean, this is statistically CAN NOT but want, what if they did? Like, what if Direct and Reggie ended and as if "Hey, are you still there? Do you notice the shirt I'm wearing under my fancy Brooks Brothers blazer this whole time? Looks like that!" And then he tears his jacket like Hulk Hogan's # 80 & # 39; s and shows a brand new image of Samus Aran, the Metroid hunter, and he's really strong and has a cool new suit and he's badass and everyone loves him because he's so beautiful and all watching Directly lost from happiness and then Reggie is like "Metroid Prime 4 is available RIGHT NOW and it's free" and it starts automatically downloading Your Switch and file size is somehow really small because Nintendo is good on that and we all wake from fussing to play Metroid Prime 4 immediately and then it suddenly started snowing everywhere in the EARTH and nam in it all get the sun off to play it and it's just the best, most beautiful, perfect day in the history of the universe.
However, deliberately, it probably will not be directly. Thank you for allowing me to publish fanfiction in the meantime, though. Good dream.
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