Watch the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 & Treehouse livestream here

E3 2021 is almost over but there's one more big show. Join us for the Nintendo Direct livestream here on Shacknews Twitch.

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Do you see it? That faint glimmer of a pinhole of hope. The light at the end of the tunnel is upon us in the form of one more digital direct chock full of hyped game reveals, announcements, and trailers. Nintendo is set for a roughly 40-minute direct that is scheduled to go live on June 15 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 a.m. ET. We'll be streaming the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct over on the Shacknews Twitch channel or you can follow along with the conveniently embedded streams below.

Watch the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 livestream here

The Shacknews Twitch stream above is your home for the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 livestream with our own special flair. Join our hosts as we react live to all the biggest surprises from the show.

Watch the Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021 livestream here

Nintendo has been using its Treehouse Live platform to extend its E3 coverage with hours of interviews and gameplay demonstrations. The YouTube video above will be your spot to see all the details, but there's also Nintendo's Twitch channel if you prefer.

There's sure to be some unexpected reveals and shocking revelations in store for the Nintedo Direct at E3 2021. Check out our feature on predictions, rumors, and leaks for a little pre-show fun and be sure to chime in with your predictions for the presentation. If you're watching along with us on the Shacknews Twitch channel, be sure to say hello to our hosts and react with them in chat! You can also participate in what will most likely be a monster thread below with your live reactions.

After the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, there's not much left for E3, but stay tuned to Shacknews as we gear up for E5 and the summer of doing our jobs!

Contributing Editor

From the test launch of the NES in New York to 4K gaming in his living room, Bryan Lefler has been immersed in video games his entire life. Battle tested in the arena shooters of the turn of the century yet kind to all animals that may cross him, Bryan enjoys a breadth of games but strives to be the best in any contest of digital skill. He is a former esports competitor and has been part of the Shacknews community for over 15 years. You can also catch him on skankcore64 streams on the Shacknews Twitch channel where he plays through the N64 library and follow him on Twitter @skankcore.

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    June 15, 2021 3:00 AM

    Bryan Lefler posted a new article, Watch the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 & Treehouse livestream here

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      June 15, 2021 6:30 AM

      Less than three hours to go!

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        June 15, 2021 6:36 AM

        yes! This is the first console I would trade in to upgrade to a PRO version if one comes out. I am assuming that will be difficult due to chip shortages though.

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      June 15, 2021 6:47 AM

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        June 15, 2021 6:55 AM

        Its really hard to say at this point if they are going to announce a new console today. We do know its going to be a refreshed version of the Switch, not a wholly new console (going by the industry rumors).

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          June 15, 2021 7:10 AM

          They specifically mentioned they were only going to talk about Switch games at this year's e3 IIRC but that wouldn't stop them from "one more thing"ing the conference. If I had to guess though I don't think we'll see that announcement here.

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          June 15, 2021 7:15 AM

          I think when they finally do announce it everyone is going to be disappointed. I am fairly certain that outside of some minor physical hardware improvements(which are needed for sure) this is just going to be a resolution bump console and not result in significant performance gains.

          This is furthered by the rumor that it will just replace the Switch. If this turns out any different than the new 3ds I will be incredibly surprised.

          We are probably 3-4 years out from a proper next gen Nintendo console. Also, I wouldn’t expect an announcement today. Given the silicon shortage there is no way they are going to announce it until they are sure, timeframe wise, they will be able to have at least enough produced to be able to meet even a fraction of the demand. And, if the console does launch this year, expect, like everything else, it is going to be impossible to find for at least a year.

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      June 15, 2021 7:11 AM

      What are the chances of them announcing a new SKU for Switch? Maybe a 4K option?

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      June 15, 2021 7:46 AM

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        June 15, 2021 8:08 AM

        If it's over Zoom maybe you can cross the streams

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      June 15, 2021 7:59 AM

      I wanna see some BOTW2!!

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        June 15, 2021 8:36 AM

        no! I don't want to see anymore, I want to hear that it's coming out this year and then go on a media blackout

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      June 15, 2021 8:42 AM

      I do not think we will see a new Switch until maybe the first quarter of 2022 at the earliest. One reason is that its common for Nintendo to pump up that quarter's earnings by March 31st. More importantly, I don't think Nintendo will release an updated Switch until they can stock up enough supply. In this case I don't think they will launch a Switch Pro until they can secure at least 20-30 million units to ship in its first year and around 10 million for its first quarter.

      With with the current global component shortage I do not think neither they nor Nvidia can accomplish this, so instead they will ride out the 2019 Switch and the Switch Lite until they can build up enough stock for the new model.

      Its also worth noting that Nintendo last month ramped up Switch production output to 30 million units for the upcoming fiscal year. There is no mention of new hardware and in the current state of things I can't imagine that shipping a new console with an Ampere based SoC in those quantities (supposedly a customized Tegra Orin at 7nm or 5nm and cut down to run at 15 watts) will be achievable unless they've already been accumulating hardware and that somehow hasn't leaked.

      Again, I assume they've been cranking out existing Tegra X1+ hardware instead, but we'll see: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Electronics/Nintendo-raises-Switch-output-to-record-30m-on-stay-at-home-demand

      Even Apple, the consumer electronics company with probably the most domain over supply chain and component manufacturing, has had to delay products due to component shortages.

      I could be completely wrong and I'm ready to get owned for this post. We'll see, either way I'm not getting my hopes up!

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        June 15, 2021 8:50 AM

        As for games, I think 2022 will be a huge year. We already know that sequels to big 2017 games like Splatoon 2 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle are next year. I think that the sequels to games like Breath Of The Wild are also reasonable by then. Hell, we might finally see something about Metroid Prime 4 since it'll have been four years since the game completely rebooted at Retro.

        2021 though? One of the few games this year that's worth getting hyped about, Elden Ring, was most likely pushed back from last year given how unusual it is from From Software to release initial trailers so far from actual release. This year's E3 is defined by COVID pushing development back and Japanese devs were hit the hardest. I'm not getting my hopes up for the back half of 2021!

        Next year!

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          June 15, 2021 8:51 AM

          For Smash I'm putting my bet on one of the two remaining characters to be Master Chief. No idea if they'll announce two characters today like they did at last year's E3.

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          June 15, 2021 8:55 AM

          I forgot that Shin Megami Tensei V had its November release leaked by Atlus themselves. That's potential GOTY material and very much worth getting excited for

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        June 15, 2021 8:55 AM

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          June 15, 2021 9:01 AM

          Simplest answer is usually the best one. A massive component shortage and milking the 2019 refresh even more (the Switch has been the best selling hardware for like 30 months straight) are as good a reason as any to expect a wait.

          They're well on the way to clearing total PS4 sales in the next 12w months, they know they need enough supply for a new Switch and its currently impossible to get a PS5 or RTX 3080 which are made in much shorter quantities

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      June 15, 2021 8:51 AM

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        June 15, 2021 8:54 AM

        What little that's good this year like Elden Ring was delayed. E3 is mostly bad but COVID really really fucked things up. 2022 and 2023 will be tremendous years but 2021 is the victim of COVID, keep expectation in check

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        June 15, 2021 8:56 AM

        nah, we are getting Botw2 at the very least. Thats enough hype for me.

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          June 15, 2021 8:58 AM

          I'm betting on 2022 for BOTW2. That's getting a lot of sequels to big 2017 games and I think its reasonable that if the Splatoon and Mario+Rabbids sequels are coming then, then that's a fair time for BOTW 2 to also come out

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          June 15, 2021 8:59 AM

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        June 15, 2021 9:03 AM

        after MS showing off 30 games, saying E3 sucks this year is just a horrible take

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          June 15, 2021 9:05 AM

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          June 15, 2021 9:07 AM

          MS conference was mostly trailers. 2021 games are mostly existing ones being added to Game Pass

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            June 15, 2021 9:09 AM

            🙄🙄🙄

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              June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

              You know I'm right! Forza Horizon 5 was the only exception

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                June 15, 2021 9:19 AM

                no - you are missing quite a few. but we know you don't care about MS so lets just leave it there

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                  June 15, 2021 9:41 AM

                  I've literally owned a Series X since launch and have Game Pass loaded up through 2023.

                  I'm just being objective, the show was mostly trailers for games not coming this year or old ones hitting GP

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                    June 15, 2021 9:50 AM

                    There's lots coming this year : https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1404159983168589829/photo/1

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                      June 15, 2021 9:53 AM

                      That's exactly what I was looking at. Lots of existing games being added to GP.

                      I'm very excited for Forza Horizon 5 mind you, FH4 was one of my favorite games that year!

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                        June 15, 2021 1:19 PM

                        I believe in using data to make people look like idiots. so here we go:
                        Yakuza Like A Dragon - already on xbox and other platforms, coming to GP
                        Dark Alliance - launching D&D (day and date) with other platforms
                        The Ascent - launching PC and Xbox
                        Hades - existing come to GP
                        Twelve Minutes - D&D
                        Aragami 2 - launching xbox pc only
                        Sable - launching xbox pc only
                        Anachrusis - D&D pc xbox only
                        Scorn - D&D pc xbox only
                        Back 4 Blood - D&D
                        Shredders - launching xbox only
                        Amoung Us - existing come to GP
                        Hello Neighbors 2 - D&D xbox pc
                        The Gunk - D&D xbox pc
                        Psychonauts 2 - D&D with launch except PS5
                        Flight Sim - existing coming to GP
                        Age of Empires 4 - windows PC only at launch
                        Forza Horizons - new game launch
                        Halo Infinite - new game launch

                        so 19 games in that picture and only 3 are games released before today that are being added to GamePass. want to fix your statement?

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                      June 15, 2021 10:41 AM

                      I see 5 titles that aren't new releases going forward that are being added to GP. the rest are all new - first and third party - games for 2021

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                    June 15, 2021 10:43 AM

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                      June 15, 2021 10:50 AM

                      lol cope.

                      The Xbox showcase was mostly trailers for 2022 games or old games coming to Game Pass. Forza Horizon 5 was a big exception that I'm looking forward to. Sorry but I don't get caught up in trailer hype!

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                        June 15, 2021 10:52 AM

                        And don't come at me with Halo Infinite lol

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                        June 15, 2021 10:54 AM

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                          June 15, 2021 11:00 AM

                          Quite the opposite, I don't get worked up over trailers or title cards, same reason the old Sony presentations never hit me. They'd show target footage and then not actually ship anything for years. Awful.

                          This isn't quite as bad but its the same thing. I get why a Todd Howard fan would be excited for Starfield but that's quite literally 18 months away. I'm way more interested in what is happening within the next 8-10 months.

                          An Elden Ring release date and gameplay trailer excites me way more than a cinematic trailer and nothing else.

                          If you love trailers and hype then by all means!

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                            June 15, 2021 11:01 AM

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                              June 15, 2021 11:02 AM

                              Are you slow?

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                                June 15, 2021 11:03 AM

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                                  June 15, 2021 11:04 AM

                                  You've been asking for that all over this thread.

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                                    June 15, 2021 11:06 AM

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                                      June 15, 2021 11:07 AM

                                      ...because I liked the new Metroid? LOL, okay, man.

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                                        June 15, 2021 11:09 AM

                                        I literally said "don't get your hopes up for a Direct" and described it as "okay" and he's going on about me being a fanboy.

                                        He's nuts

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                                        June 15, 2021 11:16 AM

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                                          June 15, 2021 11:23 AM

                                          Nobody is criticizing that, 2021 is not a great E3 overall. There are individual games worth being excited over, Elden Ring most of all, but if people express excitement over a game that they like (Metroid Dread for example) its weird to come in telling them they're wrong.

                                          I think Far Cry 6 looks like crap and expect the Horizon sequel to be as mediocre as the first but I don't threadshit the Ubisoft or Sony threads.

                                          I myself have been pretty critical of the whole thing and said Nintendo's would be underwhelming before it even started, but I also know that COVID basically pushed everything back at least a whole year, so its very strange that the only response you have is "Nintendo brain lol".

                                          Slow, as it were.

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                                          June 15, 2021 11:46 AM

                                          My last Xbox was a 360 (well actually 3 of them because they liked to die) I'm hoping MS gives me motives to buy a Series X. So far I'm only hyped about Starfield but with caution considering their last few games (Fallout 4 and the other weird one).

                                          I think Xbox is going to start firing in all cilinders from 2023 when the barrage of games is ready.

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                                            June 15, 2021 11:50 AM

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                                              June 15, 2021 12:05 PM

                                              I think I'm going with the console because I don't play at all on my current PC I built few years ago

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                                                June 15, 2021 12:12 PM

                                                Its a good console! I use my PS5 way more but that's only because of the games right now (Guilty Gear Strive, FF7 Remake, Persona 5 Strikers, Ratchet & Clank, etc), but more exclusives are coming.

                                                The real factor is if I want to play a certain game on my PC or on my couch, and its nice having both under the same subscription

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                            June 15, 2021 11:01 AM

                            Also I literally came into this thread saying "don't get your hopes up for this Direct" and "we probably won't see new Switch hardware until next year".

                            GTFO with this fanboy talk lol

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          June 15, 2021 11:50 AM

          It's Chipwarrior, horrible takes are his thing. He has one for just about everything. Nonstop shitposting.

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      June 15, 2021 8:57 AM

      Nintendo Direct Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQz_ECTGGyA

      T-minus 3 minutes!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:00 AM

      Here we gooooo!

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      June 15, 2021 9:01 AM

      Hype!!!!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:02 AM

      'not actual gameplay footage'

      LOL

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      June 15, 2021 9:02 AM

      lmao TEKKEN WHAT

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      June 15, 2021 9:03 AM

      Kazuya enters the battle!!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:03 AM

      Holy shit lol Twitch restarts the damn ad if you go to another tab wtf thats some mega shitty shit fucking bullshit.

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        June 15, 2021 9:04 AM

        The YouTube stream is like 20-30 seconds behind the Twitch stream.

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      June 15, 2021 9:05 AM

      does smash have a record for most consecutive e3 appearances?

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      June 15, 2021 9:05 AM

      MS starts their presentation with Starfield
      Nintendo starts their presentation with a new 3 year old game DLC character.

      LOL

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        June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

        Probably because Smash sold 25 million copies, people are still playing it, and it fucking owns

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      June 15, 2021 9:05 AM

      There’s a big lag in audio :/

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      June 15, 2021 9:06 AM

      5 minutes of smash bros? This direct is gonna be a let down.

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      June 15, 2021 9:06 AM

      Hopefully smash doesn't eat up like 20min of this video.

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      June 15, 2021 9:06 AM

      OK the Kirby thing made me lol

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      June 15, 2021 9:07 AM

      Life is Strange and True Colors coming to Switch

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      June 15, 2021 9:08 AM

      Eidos' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is switch-bound

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      June 15, 2021 9:08 AM

      Worms Rumble

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      June 15, 2021 9:09 AM

      Astria Ascending

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      June 15, 2021 9:09 AM

      Two Point Campus

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      June 15, 2021 9:10 AM

      Super fucking Monkey Ball!

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      June 15, 2021 9:10 AM

      Haha they better be saving the best for last here

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        June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

        Yeah, I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to big N but it's weak as fuck so far.

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      June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

      SUPER MONKEY BALL: Banana Mana collection of remastered games

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      June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

      Really dug Monkey Ball on the Gamecube, but none of the ones since then has really measured up.

      Hope that one is better.

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      June 15, 2021 9:11 AM

      Mario Party Superstars - 5 boards from the N64 games

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      June 15, 2021 9:12 AM

      METROID 5 HYPE!

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        June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

        not actual gameplay footage …. again

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          June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

          Except, surprise!

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            June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

            agreed - I guess I just don't need the out of engine video stuff

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      June 15, 2021 9:12 AM

      "We are working hard on Metroid Prime 4"

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      June 15, 2021 9:12 AM

      Thought that was going to be a DLC pack, Super Mario Party SuperStars... eh.

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      June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

      NEW METROID!

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      June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

      but NEW METROID 5

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        June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

        Oh hi Glados

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          June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

          Metroid DREAD

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            June 15, 2021 9:15 AM

            Oct 8 2021

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            June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

            *Goldblum Grin*

            You crazy sons of bitches finally did it.

            Metroid Dread has been a rumored name for a new 2D Metroid game for ages now. I guess they decided to dust it off.

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              June 15, 2021 9:20 AM

              well since they don't have anything to show for MP4 this is the best way to manage that - launch a new 2D game. good move

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              June 15, 2021 9:21 AM

              They specifically called it Metroid 5, which means it is probably post Fusion, hence the suit.

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              June 15, 2021 9:26 AM

              More than rumored - it was definitely in development back in the GBA era, and there are references to it in Prime 1.

              I'd love to get a dev history for it once the game is out.

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                June 15, 2021 9:43 AM

                AND SON OF A BITCH THEY'RE DOING A DEV HISTORY

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                  June 15, 2021 11:50 AM

                  https://youtu.be/afUI8nIrGgI

                  Japan’s business culture of lifetime employment means that yeah, the same guys who were working on the version 20 years ago are working on this version too.

                  Also I like this dude. Gives me hope there’s people buried in Nintendo who care deeply about every seemingly forgotten franchise.

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            June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

            Trailer

            https://youtu.be/4tYzveufd9Q

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              June 15, 2021 12:34 PM

              2d Metroid on the Switch? Basically perfect for it. I'm sold.

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        June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

        Must be Mercury Steam's followup to Samus Returns

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        June 15, 2021 9:18 AM

        metroid dread, back from the dead
        \m/ juiced \m/

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        June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

      If they do what they did with Prime/Fusion again... that'd rock.

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        June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

        Hah, bringing back DREAD decades later.

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        June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

        Kinda looked roguelike. I wonder if it's Metroid's take on that..

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          June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

          Please no

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            June 15, 2021 9:23 AM

            I could be very wrong. But you saw Samus come out of that pod a couple times I think.

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            June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

            ^^^. Fuck rogue likes

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      June 15, 2021 9:13 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:14 AM


      YES
      YES
      YES
      YES
      YES
      YES
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      June 15, 2021 9:14 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:15 AM

      Ugh. I hate Amiibo. Even if they look cool. I hate game features locked behind hard-to-get physical items.

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      June 15, 2021 9:15 AM

      what the fuck metroid dread
      it's a real game????

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      June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

      New classic Metroid this year, fuck yeah!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

      Just Dance 2022

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      June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

      Looks like the EMMI in Metroid is from Red Planet. lol

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      June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

      Any new metroid is good. And oct 2021! nice.

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      June 15, 2021 9:16 AM

      Cruis'n Blast

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      June 15, 2021 9:17 AM

      DBZ: Kakarot

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      June 15, 2021 9:18 AM

      Can’t wait for Mario golf!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:18 AM

      Mario Golf: Super Rush!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:18 AM

      Mario Golf is going to own lol

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        June 15, 2021 9:19 AM

        "Battle golf" is not something I thought I'd be excited for today.

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        June 15, 2021 9:20 AM

        I got pretty bored with Mario Tennis. Just wasn't the game the N64 game was. Makes me question this..

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          June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

          I loved ACES lol, one of the the sweatiest fighting games rn.

          Single player was whatever but I think the MP is terrific

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          June 15, 2021 9:24 AM

          Me too—the online play lag sucked and I lost interest. But I * love* arcades golf games. I have a feeling I’m gonna play the crap outta this game.

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          June 15, 2021 9:29 AM

          oh man mario tennis ruled so much, my friend and i had so much fun with it!

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        June 15, 2021 9:28 AM

        fucking day one purchase for me, i can't wait

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      June 15, 2021 9:19 AM

      MH Stories 2

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      June 15, 2021 9:20 AM

      Fuck yes!

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      June 15, 2021 9:20 AM

      WARIOWARE

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        June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

        yeahhhhhh

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        June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

        Warioware: Get It Together

        AND WITH COOP! End of friendships incoming

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      June 15, 2021 9:21 AM

      Warioware!?!

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      June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

      I only playd Smooth Moves but I am excited for this.

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      June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

      TWEEZE!

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      June 15, 2021 9:22 AM

      other companies can learn from nintendo on pacing.

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      June 15, 2021 9:23 AM

      SMT V FUCK YES POSSIBLE GOTY LET'S GO

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      June 15, 2021 9:23 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:23 AM

      SMT V

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      June 15, 2021 9:25 AM

      Weird lookin game.

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      June 15, 2021 9:26 AM

      Danganropa Decadance (1,2, + 3)

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      June 15, 2021 9:27 AM

      super underwhelmed thus far minus Metroid. Cmon Nintender... start droppin bombs.

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        June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

        I think serpico is right. Next year is gonna be bonkers and they’ll announce with a new switch version. 2022 will be epic.

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        June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

        it's year 5 of the switch. we should see the tier 1 and tier 2 brands all out by now.

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      June 15, 2021 9:28 AM

      Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

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      June 15, 2021 9:28 AM

      Lol, another Fatal Frame.

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        June 15, 2021 9:30 AM

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          June 15, 2021 10:04 AM

          Why change perfection. :p

          Although this one appears to be adding some new mechanics.

          I thought this one was previously on WiiU, Japan only? I recall it was one of the few titles that made me regret I got in too late on that platform.

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      June 15, 2021 9:28 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:30 AM

      Quick list here:

      Doom Eternal Ancient Gods Part One DLC - today
      Tony Hawks 1+2 - June 25
      Strange Brigade - today

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      June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

      Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

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      June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

      Tony Hawk is not looking good on Switch.

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      June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

      Sparks Of Hope looks fucking awesome. The DK DLC was even better than the base campaign, looking forward to what they do with a new game

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      June 15, 2021 9:31 AM

      Eiji Aonuma PLEASE show up and save this shitshow.

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      Sweet!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      ADVANCE WAAAARS

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      Advance Wars!!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      Advance Wars

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      Advanced Wars: Remastered!!

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:32 AM

      Legit shocked at this lol

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      June 15, 2021 9:33 AM

      Liking the art style/visuals of Advance Wars.

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      June 15, 2021 9:33 AM

      Here we goooooooo!

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      June 15, 2021 9:33 AM

      Hyrule Warriors expansion pass

      Booooooo

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        June 15, 2021 9:33 AM

        booooooooooooooooo

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        June 15, 2021 9:34 AM

        snoooooooooooze

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        June 15, 2021 9:35 AM

        Does anyone actually like the (whatever) Warriors series?

        Like every single one is

        - Bunch of enemies on the screen
        - Do spinny thing
        - Enemies are dead
        - Repeat

        Hyrule Warriors just seems like the same game poured in a different glass.

        Yet people must like these games otherwise they wouldn't keep making them.

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          June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

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          June 15, 2021 9:42 AM

          Yes.

          Next question?

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          June 15, 2021 10:12 AM

          I loooooove WarioWare. The originals on the GBA (especially Twisted) were just constant laugh riots and the Wii ones were great to play with friends. That they took that friend idea and designed this one for 2 player is going to be really fun.

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          June 15, 2021 10:14 AM

          Oh derp. I misread. Now you know how much I love WarioWare. 😆

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            June 15, 2021 10:16 AM

            Maybe next they should do WarioWare Warriors

            Could make the domain name www.com just to fuck with people

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          June 15, 2021 10:55 AM

          Yup. I love them. I played through all the main campaign of Hyrule Warriors 2, and had a great time with it. I'll be happy to go back.

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      June 15, 2021 9:33 AM

      No way this is the last announcement. Please be joking

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      June 15, 2021 9:34 AM

      pls ban for trolling

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      June 15, 2021 9:35 AM

      Skyward Sword HD

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      June 15, 2021 9:35 AM

      Oh I’ll buy that thing. lol

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

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        June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

        No? They flat out said they were still working on it.

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        June 15, 2021 9:37 AM

        they said its being worked on

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

      rofl pro level trolling

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

      Zelda clock is more interesting than Mario.

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

      Fucking sold on that Game & Watch.

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

      Game & Watch that includes the original Zelda, Zelda 2, and Links Awakening (GB)

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:36 AM

      BOTW 2

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      June 15, 2021 9:37 AM

      And finally Breath of the Wild 2 actual footage

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      June 15, 2021 9:38 AM

      Wow this is lovely

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        June 15, 2021 9:38 AM

        And I fucking called it

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          June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

          You did. 2022 better be the year Nintendo takes all my money.

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        June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

        The clouds look gorgeous.

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      June 15, 2021 9:38 AM

      BotW2, thank god.

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        June 15, 2021 9:39 AM

        2022, not bad.

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        June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

        I know they've been calling it BOTW2 but I wonder if they'll actually give it a different name at launch, like Zelda: A Breath Between Worlds

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          June 15, 2021 9:42 AM

          Probably, they usually do, even the direct sequels in the series previously all had different names.

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      June 15, 2021 9:39 AM

      No Mario Kart or F-Zero. I choose to believe that they'll be launch titles on the new switch

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      June 15, 2021 9:39 AM

      2022 is gonna be one of the best gaming years.

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      June 15, 2021 9:39 AM

      I can wait for that. That looks huge.

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      June 15, 2021 9:39 AM

      Annnnnd no "one more thing"

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        June 15, 2021 9:42 AM

        The one more thing was BoTW2.

        I can’t believe people thought Nintendo would announce the Switch Pro during a Nintendo Direct. They would obviously wait until they can have an in person event with press people, this is Nintendo we are talking about.

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      Wow BotW2... FINALLY. I got a bit emotional, lol

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      Pretty weak showing, but least we got some new footage of BOTW2.

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      Super duper pumped for Metroid Dread and Zelda Game and Watch.

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      If Zelda is gone the whole fuckin game after saving her and she was with Link in the teaser…

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      While I am excited about some of this, man it really just made me want a switch Pro, some of those visuals just look so dated :(

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        June 15, 2021 9:42 AM

        Will that do much though besides resolution? they will continue supporting the base model.

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          June 15, 2021 9:44 AM

          I really just want a bump in resolution yea to 1080p, and an oled

          I only ever play in portable mode anyways

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        June 15, 2021 9:43 AM

        Might as well just skip it and do Switch 2 next year. Nintendo traditionally only supports a system for about 5-6 years anyway.

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          June 15, 2021 9:45 AM

          Yea

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          June 15, 2021 10:02 AM

          the talk in the industry is because of the hardware issues in the supply chain, Nintendo can't really do a new form factor right now. so they update the switch with internal changes and wait for a switch 2 or whatever is next a few years out. I think we see that 5-6 become 7-8 right now

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        June 15, 2021 9:44 AM

        I hope BoTW ends up being a launch title for the Switch Pro.

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      June 15, 2021 9:40 AM

      BotW2 looks fucking gorgeous!! Next year too!

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      June 15, 2021 9:41 AM

      No Super Switch Pro .... yet. Maybe sometime this summer?

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        June 15, 2021 9:43 AM

        Early 2022 at best!

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          June 15, 2021 9:44 AM

          fine with me. No need for it this soon imo.

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            June 15, 2021 9:48 AM

            Nintendo already ordered 30M units for this fiscal year. They can barely keep up with existing demand and have had the best selling console hardware for about 30 months.

            They'd get washed if they tried to ship an Ampere based Switch with this insane component shortage. Imagine the PS5 or RTX 3080 but even worse.

            They won't ship a new Switch until they can secure 20-30 million units of inventory for the first year and something like 10 million units for launch quarter. Not happening today!

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              June 15, 2021 9:53 AM

              Pretty much. They may as well wait the full 7 years for a switch 2 then.

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                June 15, 2021 9:57 AM

                Their hardware roadmap was determined years ago. Its reasonable to assume a cut down Tegra Orin. Any push back on release would be to accumulate inventory.

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                  June 15, 2021 9:59 AM

                  I have a feeling people will be let down by the "pro" when it comes out. My guess it will be smaller bezels, better battery and 1080p in handheld but probably the same 1080p docked too. Nothing major like 4K upscaling or HDR.

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                    June 15, 2021 10:03 AM

                    Rumor is a cut down Tegra Orin running at 15W and I think that's very reasonable.

                    An iPad Pro from 2018 has GPU performance roughly on par with an Xbox One. I think its reasonable to expect a Tegra at around that performance level with DLSS capability that can still be put into a $300 hybrid by 2022. We'll see!

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          June 15, 2021 9:45 AM

          You think they will miss the holidays, I think it's launching this year

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            June 15, 2021 9:47 AM

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              June 15, 2021 9:50 AM

              Yup. They may do a first quarter release since they regularly try to goose up those March 31st numbers, but with the component shortage and high demand I'm not getting my hopes up

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          June 15, 2021 9:49 AM

          They can still announce mid-year to have sales by fall.

          They may be playing caution on chip/part availability. If they only have enough for 1-2 million units, it doesn't make sense to launch and have people complaining about lack of units (as they've seen with the PS5/Xbox Series X/S currently).

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            June 15, 2021 10:00 AM

            Yeah, they'd want to accumulate at least 8-10 million units for launch and 30 million for its first year. That's not happening right now and they still can't keep up with demand for current hardware, so I think it'll be next year.

            Its possible they've been accumulating stock this whole time but I'm not holding my breath with the current state of things.

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              June 15, 2021 10:07 AM

              All the rumors on the Switch Pro claimed that production was to start this month, having secured the component supplies earlier (that's part of the basis of the rumors). That said, we know the chip market has still be volatile and thus plans could have changed as early as this last week.

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                June 15, 2021 10:12 AM

                Yeah. I honestly think they'll accumulate what they can and then release the Kraken when its ready.

                My understanding from people who would know is that the exact Switch March 2017 release date wasn't determined until right before the January reveal event.

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      June 15, 2021 9:41 AM

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      June 15, 2021 9:43 AM

      More metroid footage on treehouse, nice :D

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        June 15, 2021 9:51 AM

        This looks way better than the trailer footage

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          June 15, 2021 10:14 AM

          Yeah, I think they're working on polish hard right now. Honestly not a huge fan of the Samus Returns physics that appears to be back but that's a really minor nitpick.

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      June 15, 2021 9:43 AM

      Hah, and a dev history, just like I hoped for above.

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        June 15, 2021 9:46 AM

        I will buy every special edition of Metroid Nintendo releases. I have the steelcase Trilogy release and the nicer Samus Returns release with the soundtrack already.

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        June 15, 2021 10:13 AM

        I'm in a meeting so I know nothing about this but thank you - per-orodered.

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      June 15, 2021 9:49 AM

      I’ve been out of the loop with Nintendo this gen, but there’s been more in this one presentation for me than in all the others put together. Buying a damn Switch finally.

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      June 15, 2021 9:52 AM

      Kind of sad Zelda 35th anniv is skipped over. No events or mention. Just a shitty skyward sword remake :(

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        June 15, 2021 9:53 AM

        and for better or worse, a game and watch.

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          June 15, 2021 9:54 AM

          yeah kind of cool novelty piece I guess.

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            June 15, 2021 10:03 AM

            I dunno, the Mario one didn't seem to sell very well. I see lots of them stacked up at Target and Walmart.

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              June 15, 2021 10:03 AM

              I hope scalpers got stuck with hundreds of them.

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      June 15, 2021 9:52 AM

      So Metroid Dread is one part Fusion, one part Echos, and uses the DNA of Samus Returns. Hopefully this is better received than any of those, even though Samus Returns wasn't a bad Metroid game and the other two were decent.

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        June 15, 2021 9:57 AM

        A SA-X like foe that is AI driven and can follow you through the map definitely justifies the title.

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          June 15, 2021 10:01 AM

          Yup, I just hope it's less linear than 2/3rds of those titles. And from what they've shown in Treehouse it's more than one of these E.M.M.I. things (really feeling the portal influence here).

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        June 15, 2021 9:59 AM

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          June 15, 2021 10:02 AM

          It was good, and the couple of times I got surprised by the SA-X for the first time it was a freaky feeling. Hopefully more of that here.

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          June 15, 2021 10:03 AM

          It's a good game and fine as a one-off, but I don't want the series in general to be that linear.

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      June 15, 2021 9:55 AM

      EMMI meet AMEE. Too similar for coincidence. Haha

      https://youtu.be/KTcOOzD-JQs

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      June 15, 2021 9:59 AM

      What have they done to Advance Wars ?!

      It looks like a mobile clone of the originals.

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      June 15, 2021 10:00 AM

      Zelda's 35th anniversary seems pretty underwhelming compared to the treatment Mario received. I would have liked to see some older Zelda games on the Switch like they did for Super Mario 3D All Stars. Maybe Ocarina of Time? Wind Waker? Twilight Princess?

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        June 15, 2021 10:13 AM

        IIRC SM3DAS wasn't announced till like 2 months before release. Maybe we'll have something similar here. That being said, while Zelda is one of the most celebrated of Nintendo's series, it's not nearly the same kind of money maker as, well, video game Mickey Mouse.

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        June 15, 2021 10:13 AM

        There’s always the 40th anniversary 😢

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      June 15, 2021 10:07 AM

      Extended Shin Megami Tensei V trailer on Atlus' Japanese site: https://youtu.be/1PgRBcRi5NY

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        June 15, 2021 10:07 AM

        attn: Borzoi and Modica

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        June 15, 2021 10:17 AM

        Not sure if I’ll watch it. Already sold. I see so many of my fave elements from over the years making a return.

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          June 15, 2021 10:21 AM

          I hear you. The JP trailer sounds like its the same composer for SMT IV, really happy about that

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            June 15, 2021 11:25 AM

            I do like the protagonist’s haircut. ;)

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        June 15, 2021 12:23 PM

        Definitely looks and sounds like an SMT game!

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      June 15, 2021 10:14 AM

      That run through Metroid Dread was solid. You can definitely see the lineage from Samus Returns, but that's no bad thing.

      I dig the clean HD visuals a lot.

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      June 15, 2021 10:22 AM

      Judging by this thread, it seems like Nintendo actually ended up delivering?

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        June 15, 2021 10:25 AM

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        June 15, 2021 10:27 AM

        Ehhhhh...

        2022 will be a massive year with BOTW/Splatoon/Mario XCOM sequels, but I am really happy about SMT V and Metroid should be good. Also very happy to see a new WarioWare game, but yeah, 2022 will be the year for everyone starting with Elden Ring.

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          June 15, 2021 10:29 AM

          OooOooOoooH

          The
          ELDEN
          Ring

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          June 15, 2021 10:29 AM

          The takeaway from E3 should be that COVID delays are real! There's a lot that came out this year that was delayed from last year, and in the case of Elden ring got pushed into next

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            June 15, 2021 11:19 AM

            Yeah, lol @ people saying that remote working is the future. Companies are clamoring to get back to the office

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              June 15, 2021 11:30 AM

              Almost everyone I know working on AAA games are still crunching, they're just doing it from home.

              I guess its good that they don't have to commute anymore?

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              June 15, 2021 11:31 AM

              There are plenty of jobs that can be done at home with little loss of quality. But creating things seems like a place that there is very much a loss even if just in efficiency. Like in the category of 'greater than the sum of the parts' type affect.

              I've had some good conversations the last few months with people in a few different mediums of content creation and in general everyone agrees things are better when you can just walk over to people and chat rather than everything via zoom/formal meetings. From managers it's a general loss of keeping a good sense of big picture state of things and from makers it's the loss of informal collaboration/sharing.

              I know I'm very much the type to roam around and get what I need or help where it's useful. Always found it the best way to keep up with what is actually going on and know where I need to jump in.

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                June 15, 2021 11:34 AM

                Yeah, the loss of casual work-related conversation slows stuff down. I work in localization, and even just talking to another human being helps me warm up the writing muscles so I can conjure my word things smoothly.

                I think the conversations happening about whether to work from home, what work-life balance is and means, and whether and why to return to the office, are all productive soul-searching conversations that will help a lot in the long run.

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                  June 15, 2021 11:41 AM

                  For sure. I'm hopeful the conversations about how to better balance work:life will continue on.

                  If nothing else I think this last year forced many people to look at their lives as a whole and see their personal priorities. Hopefully they take those things learned and apply them broadly.

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                June 15, 2021 1:55 PM

                Part of it is lack of access to physical console hardware. We can remote in and use the target manager to work on stuff but it's just not the same as physically using the hardware.

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                  June 15, 2021 2:04 PM

                  That's gotta be frustrating. How many devs units is it common to have at a shop for testing?

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                    June 15, 2021 2:06 PM

                    Not just for testing, for development as well. Everyone should have a devkit for the platforms they're working on. Doing things remotely is "ok" but definitely not ideal.

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                      June 15, 2021 2:41 PM

                      Oh I just meant as in general development process (shouldn't have used the word testing). Like is it common for every developer creating builds to have dev hardware on their desk? Or do you have like a build lab where you share hardware to run things?

                      Basically Im curious how common dev kits are at the average game shop.

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                        June 15, 2021 3:19 PM

                        Everyone working on the game should have a devkit. We need something to run the game on, we can't just run it on PC if it's specific to the console. You should always be building/running/debugging on the platform you're working on. Like 99% of the time we're running it on actual hardware, so not having physical access to it just makes things a little bit more complicated. We can have a pool of devkits, but then you run into the same issue as working remote when you're actually at the office.

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        June 15, 2021 10:32 AM

        I think their 2021 lineup is worse than MS's - that's not delivering

        I think 2022 and beyond looks great for most companies

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          June 15, 2021 10:37 AM

          2022 is going to be crazy.

          BOTW 2, Elden Ring, Mario XCOM 2, Overwatch 2, Splatoon 3, Starfield, God Of War 2, Replaced, its a lot!

          I assume we'll also finally get a release window for Metroid Prime 4, whether it is 2022 or 2023

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          June 15, 2021 10:42 AM

          Prediction: they make Metroid Prime Trilogy and do like SM3DAS where it's got artificial scarcity because it pumps up their numbers over a weak holiday season.

          Yes I know that one dude from Retro said MPT would take more effort than people realize but Nintendo just unveiled a Metroid 5 no one knew was in the works my bet is they took the MPT resources and got some Japanese dev working on it in secret.

          Maybe it doesn't go down like this but Metroid Dread was rumored as far back as 2002 and it happened, I think rumors don't leak from Nintendo unless they've at least thought about it. Ain't no Earthbound rumors leaking out.

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            June 15, 2021 10:44 AM

            I would love to see something both Metroid and Zelda in terms of switch releases in the fall. but the only remaster/remake that gets me excited for every single platform is MPT. anything else isn't getting my money.

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            June 15, 2021 11:35 AM

            MP4 for sure. Botw2 ships with new hardware imo

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            June 15, 2021 1:44 PM

            Jason Schreier is already hinting at Zelda going to 2023, it would be mad

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        June 15, 2021 11:01 AM

        No F-Zero.

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          June 15, 2021 11:29 AM

          That would be an excellent game to show off a Switch Pro.

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      June 15, 2021 10:24 AM

      Mario Party looks lovely. Will probably pass but the graphics are great

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        June 15, 2021 10:29 AM

        Surely the prettiest Mario Party game to date.

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        June 15, 2021 10:48 AM

        i wonder if there's online play.

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        June 15, 2021 11:34 AM

        Yea but $60 for a n64 remake... tough sell for me. I am sure it will sell bonkers though which is why they do it.

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        June 15, 2021 11:52 AM

        It's pretty much exactly what I want, but only 5 boards is meh.

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        June 15, 2021 12:05 PM

        I thought it was DLC for Super Mario Party on the Switch. Now that I realize it isn't fuck them.

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      June 15, 2021 10:52 AM

      I’m surprised the haven’t made another NES remix or SNES remix type game. Those were super fun.

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        June 15, 2021 10:53 AM

        Those were great, I loved the weird little 3DS style games. Glad there's a new WarioWare coming but I'd like to see more like NES Remix, also Rhythm Heaven, etc

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          June 15, 2021 11:36 AM

          Hey we’re getting a new The World Ends With You!

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            June 15, 2021 11:36 AM

            Never played those games. I know they have a dedicated following but that's it

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              June 15, 2021 12:04 PM

              They’re not easy to describe, by if you like SMT and how it tweaks the RPG idea, you’ll get into the intricacies and attitude.

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        June 15, 2021 10:54 AM

        I know! Seems easy to port to the switch.

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      June 15, 2021 11:06 AM

      E3 sale is up: https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/

      Once again, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold Edition is $15 and is a banger: https://www.dekudeals.com/items/mario-rabbids-kingdom-battle-gold-edition

      I'm extremely looking forward to Sparks Of Hope next year and the DK campaign is a huge reason why, it was such a step up from the already terrific base campaign. Can't wait to see what they do with a full blown sequel

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      June 15, 2021 11:24 AM

      Shame they can't demo Shin Megami Tensei V today

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      June 15, 2021 11:31 AM

      The CABE shmups got me excited!

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      June 15, 2021 11:37 AM

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        June 15, 2021 12:05 PM

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        June 15, 2021 12:27 PM

        Wait, the normal version's gonna be 60$? That's insane

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          June 15, 2021 12:32 PM

          Why? It's a new Switch game.

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          June 15, 2021 1:29 PM

          It's Metroid 5. Of course it's a full priced game.

          That said, in a weird twist I'd actually prefer to get the non-SE and have the package match all the other games on my shelf. A Steelbook for a Switch game seems weird.

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      June 15, 2021 11:48 AM

      No new Switch announcement... boooooooo
      New Metroid.... cool.... though I don't care much for the design of the suit and the Switch is starting to really show its age.
      BOTW2 looks fucking fantastic and I can't wait!

      Overall = meh.

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        June 15, 2021 1:33 PM

        Keep dreaming if you expect a major Switch hardware update to happen without having an in person event for press people. This is Nintendo we are talking about here, they would be super quiet about it right up until the point where it is ready for hands on.

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          June 15, 2021 1:47 PM

          Wasn't the Switch announced with a trailer in like October or something

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            June 15, 2021 1:51 PM

            I forgot about that, but to be fair it was not during a Nintendo Direct. They called it a special event. I know they had a hands on press event pretty soon after that, so I guess this is a possibility.

            No way they just casually drop it in a Nintendo Direct.

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              June 15, 2021 2:01 PM

              They just might. Nintendo Direct is more established now.

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          June 15, 2021 1:48 PM

          In person events are already happening. I don’t think I have to “keep dreaming” :p

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      June 15, 2021 12:36 PM

      Never mind they are actually playing Shin Megami Tensei V now!

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      June 15, 2021 12:40 PM

      Most important news, still no release window for Silksong!

      It was playable at Nintendo's booth at E3 2019. Glad they're putting so much time into it, still curious when it'll be done!

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        June 15, 2021 12:50 PM

        I can't imagine it won't be this year, but what do I know. It is my current most anticipated game.

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          June 15, 2021 1:02 PM

          Same! It has expanded in scope so much since its been announced, won’t be surprised if it ends up being GOTY whenever it finally comes out

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        June 15, 2021 1:22 PM

        Honestly that is all I wanted to know from the Nintendo show and if it there was a Switch Pro or Switch 2 and when.

        I am super sad there was no Silksong info :( , having said that like you said it was at E3 2019(and well into dev looking incredible) and it is 2021 now, so it must be launching this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even if Silksong is pushed to next year I don't care, it is going to be a 10/10 and freaking incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Maybe Sony bought them out and in July they will announce that....

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            June 15, 2021 2:05 PM

            Thanks Man!!!! :( feels bad but at the same time I want them to take as much time as they want/need.

            We all know Silksong will be a freaking masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My body is ready!!!!!!!!!

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      June 15, 2021 12:49 PM

      Time for Trump to be reinstated and sanction these cucks!

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      June 15, 2021 1:27 PM

      They're going to show more Metroid Dread:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQz_ECTGGyA

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        June 15, 2021 1:41 PM

        Adam's back in your ship for narrative, but no Fusion-like navigation objectives - exploration is player driven.

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        June 15, 2021 2:43 PM

        It would be cool if they ported Samus Returns to Switch.

        And/or if they made it to where you could play GB Metroid 2 and GBA Metroid Fusion on Switch. Then you could play Metroids 1-5 on Switch.

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        June 15, 2021 2:59 PM

        Shit.... MercurySteam is the developer again. The same dev that made those generic 3D "Castlevania" bro-slashers on PS3 and 360

        The action looks pretty good from the gameplay I've seen, but the environments and enemies are a little bland. And I don't like cinematic action-shots that take away player agency. Especially in a Metroid game.

        Definitely waiting for reviews. I'm bummed Nintendo didn't completely develop this in house.

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          June 15, 2021 3:11 PM

          Yeah, I’m wary for the same reasons, didn’t finish Samus Returns. They’ve said a lot of the right things though (less handholding, etc) so we’ll see. Do or die for them now that its from scratch

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            June 15, 2021 3:15 PM

            I'm assuming the series hasn't every been profitable enough for Nintendo to ever go back to developing it in-house.

            But since they have to farm it out, I wish they'd go with somebody like WayForward or something.

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              June 15, 2021 3:55 PM

              Nintendo farms out quite a lot! The terrific Luigi's Mansion and Punch Out games to Next Level (recently acquired like they did to Retro), Super Smash Bros to Bandai Namco, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis (and Golden Sun) to Camelot, Mario & Luigi series to AlphaDream (RIP), Yoshi and Kirby to Good-Feel, Fire Emblem and Paper Mario to Intelligent Systems, co-development of BOTW with Monolith Soft, etc etc.

              They just don't have the bandwidth to do everything in house so they also have producers who take on supervisory roles towards second and third party games. What's happening with MercurySteam isn't unusual. WayForward or Team Cherry (oh man) sure would have been cool though!

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          June 15, 2021 3:24 PM

          They actually were anything but generic, but without trying them I can see why you'd think that.

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            June 15, 2021 3:27 PM

            Essentially, the first Lords of Shadow is legitimately good, with a fair few hiccups and misses along the way - enough to make it not a classic, but I definitely wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.

            The second goes amazing places as far as the plot is concerned, but has some downright terrible design decisions that really kill a lot of the gameplay (bad puzzle design, a nonsensical focus on stealth) and make it hard to recommend.

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            June 15, 2021 3:50 PM

            I watched enough video to know that my soul would be crushed by playing them.

            Retains none of the aesthetic from the 2D games, whether its enemy designs, music, environments, whatever. Just look to the Netflix series to see people that "get" what makes the Castlevania vibe.

            And then the gameplay just looks like a combination of Tomb Raider, Batman Arkham game, and Devil May Cry. I guess that's cool if you're into it. But there is not much "platforming", and the hack and slashing looks like mashing the same sequence of buttons into eternity. I guess you have to get better at maneuvering as the game progresses, but that is just monumentally unappealing to me.

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              June 15, 2021 4:03 PM

              I'd say you didn't watch enough video if that's your take.

              I watch Giant Bomb's early video, too, and wasn't impressed by that, either.

              I'm glad I decided to try it anyway.

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                June 15, 2021 4:19 PM

                I'll get it for a few bucks on the next Steam sale, and get a little drunk/high to shut down the overly critical part of my brain, so I can say I gave it a fair shot.

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                  June 15, 2021 4:26 PM

                  Can't ask for more than that!

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          June 15, 2021 8:50 PM

          Samus returns was excellent.

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            June 16, 2021 7:14 AM

            It was pretty good, you can tell Nintendo had a hand with it and the team seems to have learned from several of their Castlevania mistakes.

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      June 15, 2021 5:42 PM

      Advance Wars will have online play up to four players. I wonder if you can share custom maps online too.

      I wish it was priced like WarioWare is but the visuals looked much better on Treehouse Live than in the trailer. On the fence but it feels like Nintendo is finally testing the waters again for interest in more Advance Wars. The series was always good but sales declined with each following game in the series, even though the last two were on the DS.

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        June 15, 2021 6:43 PM

        I want Mario+Rabbids+Advance Wars :D Seriously though I'm super excited for both of those games to release.

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          June 15, 2021 6:57 PM

          Mario XCOM 2 will be great no matter what, absolutely can't wait. I warmed up on Advance Wars after seeing it on Treehouse Live, looks much better in action than my initial impression. Still wish it was priced like Warioware but if the online and map editor are cool then that'll take the curse off of it

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            June 15, 2021 6:59 PM

            I noticed that people I know who grew up on Gamecube and GBA were thrilled over this E3. Between sequels to Metroid Fusion, a remake of AW 1+2, Mario Party taking those classic maps, and a new WarioWare, they're psyched.

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              June 15, 2021 7:12 PM

              Yep, I'm stoked :D Such a great time in gaming...GBA and GC were all I played for a while in college.

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