• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

News Rumor Platform GAF's Nintendo Discussion, News, and Speculation |OT|

-Arcadia-

Gold Member
Aug 20, 2019
4,005
12,415
650
Picross S is actually really cool, if you love puzzle games. Good price too if I remember right.
 

StormCell

Member
Dec 11, 2018
1,262
1,222
420
My apologies to the thread. I still believe Jeff Grubb (for now...), but if we don't see anything from Nintendo tomorrow then I'll stop believing we'll even get a general direct anytime soon.

I was convinced we would have an announcement today. Still could get one, but I was expecting it a half hour ago. Seemed like a pretty good bet.
 

Bakkus

Member
Oct 12, 2014
2,303
609
490
25
Norway
How does the Switch upcoming lineup look per this date? This is insane. There's no way Zelda will be ready before next year. Xenoblade and W101 in May. Then what? A Direct needs to happen.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Shaqazooloo

Shaqazooloo

Member
Nov 3, 2018
1,677
1,684
510
Canada
Not getting my Hope's up.

It is funny though to read through this and the era thread. I love how silly Nintendo fans can get sometimes.
 

StormCell

Member
Dec 11, 2018
1,262
1,222
420
Not getting my Hope's up.

It is funny though to read through this and the era thread. I love how silly Nintendo fans can get sometimes.
I'm not really pinning my hopes on this either, BUT...
Jeff Grubb has 3 developer sources stating today is the day.

And NintendoGAF could use some craziness!
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Shaqazooloo

StormCell

Member
Dec 11, 2018
1,262
1,222
420
I'm beginning to think that even Nintendo doesn't know whether it will publish a direct today...
 

Xaero Gravity

Member
May 12, 2013
12,722
11,598
1,140
Canada Eh
That's it's? 🤷‍♂️

It was nice to finally have a release date for XBC, but other than that the Direct didn't really give me anything I'm excited for.

Edit: I love the look of BD2, but I can't get excited for anything Silicon Studio does until I know they've put out an engaging story in their JRPGs
 
Last edited:

-Arcadia-

Gold Member
Aug 20, 2019
4,005
12,415
650
Started watching. Xenoblade looks great. Bit of a surprise in there in regards to added things that I won’t spoil. : )

May 29th for the next big first party release (assuming the date holds because of Corona) is nice. Something to immediately replace Animal Crossing as the next big hyped game.
 

Shaqazooloo

Member
Nov 3, 2018
1,677
1,684
510
Canada
Huh... Not sure how I feel about that.

I liked a few of the third party stuff coming but it really feels like Nintendo has nothing this year...

Edit: I dont know, maybe due to the virus they are waiting to announce things even closer to release?
 
Last edited:

Xaero Gravity

Member
May 12, 2013
12,722
11,598
1,140
Canada Eh
Huh... Not sure how I feel about that.

I liked a few of the third party stuff coming but it really feels like Nintendo has nothing this year...
I'm sure they've got more to be announced at a later date, but as a Direct I thought it sucked. Although I seldom use the Switch as a handheld so I'm probably not the target audience for the late third party ports and that seems to be the news I see most people excited for.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Shaqazooloo

EightBit Man

Member
Jun 13, 2019
2,544
4,641
465
The Netherlands
Xenoblade looks fantastic, and the game's additional content was a pleasant surprise.

Mr. DRILLER: DrillLand looks like fun. A series right at home on Switch.

Also didn't expect Burnout Paradise Remastered, or the Borderlands: Legendary Collection, and unfortunately the latter requires content to be downloaded.

Catherine: Full Body was there as I expected. A must-have.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics looks like fun. Had the original game on the Nintendo DS.
 
  • Like
Reactions: -Arcadia-

its_Ditz

Member
Jan 1, 2017
322
381
315
Germany
Aww man, off to a bad start with the new season pass imo :-/

Interesting that they didn't say who it was. Makes me believe it's actually not gonna be String Man..
Well it´s definitely not going to be the main dude as he´s already in as an assist trophy. Probably the main girl character from the box art.


I am soooooooooooooooo happy to see Burnout coming to Switch finally. I mean, what the heck took them so long?!?
Still, no Mario 3D World makes me a sad panda.
 

Shaqazooloo

Member
Nov 3, 2018
1,677
1,684
510
Canada
I'm sure they've got more to be announced at a later date, but as a Direct I thought it sucked. Although I seldom use the Switch as a handheld so I'm probably not the target audience for the late third party ports and that seems to be the news I see most people excited for.
They didn't even have a "yo dude wtf?!" moment like they usually do. Even the 2018 mini had that with Dark Souls Remastered..

Honestly this is probably the first time I've actually been disappointed by a Direct..
 

Chacranajxy

I paid good money for this Dynex!
Oct 13, 2008
19,277
3,611
1,240
Wow, that fucking sucked.

Like, that Senkinsi or whatever aquatic game looked kinda cool, but other than that, it's still just Xenoblade, Bravely 2, and a mountain of junk.

I'd rather have a bunch of WiiU and Wii ports than more pared-down ports from Western AAA studios, but noooooooooo. I guess actual new games weren't on the table at all.


All in all, it's Nintendo.

Edit: StormCell is redeemed.
 
Last edited:

-Arcadia-

Gold Member
Aug 20, 2019
4,005
12,415
650
That was good. Nintendo clearly doesn’t have a ton of unexpected things in the first half of the year, and third parties are taking the lead on new announcements, but I’m fine with that.

There were a number of new Switch games today that made me really happy, from Bioshock to Burnout.