Monado: Beginning of the World - a Wii RPG by those Monolithsoft dudes

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So it appears that Nintendo's developing a first party RPG and didn't feel the need to mention it at their press conference...or tell anybody at all. All of these screen shots are off of the Nintendo Press Site, which also has a very nice trailer

Trailer uploaded to YouTube by Metal.






















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RJT

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Hum.. Could work with Motion+... But why the hell didn't they mention this at the press conference?

Nintendo's marketing is a fucking case study. They can get difficult things right, but they always miss the obvious stuff...
 
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That trailer and the overall tone of their conference doesn't really mix, I can see why they didn't show it.

It would have been overshadowed by Crystal beares anyway
 
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See, that's what I'm saying.

If they had shown trailers or footage of all of their games, including this and S&P and Zelda DS and perhaps some things they'll announce later on during E3, PLUS all the best third party efforts for Wii and DS, they could've matched MS' conference. Instead they focused on shitty marketing and sales talk, something that gaf doesn't interest. Even sales age is watching these conferences for the actual games and not the numbers.

But perhaps Nintendo's conference is not primarily targeted at the gaf crowd anyway...so yeah.
 

RJT

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avatar299 said:
That trailer and the overall tone of their conference doesn't really mix, I can see why they didn't show it.

It would have been overshadowed by Crystal beares anyway
We all knew about Crystal Bearers, and saw the trailers at their website weeks agoa. No one reacted to the conference trailer.

Something like a new RPG IP from Monolith? That would be a surprise announcement.
 
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I guess the circle shadows were embarrassing them so they decided to hold out. Looks interesting enough, want more info! Silly Nintendo, always making us freak out for fun :lol
 
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All joking aside, shadows are actually the some of the last graphical effects added to a game. I wouldn't be surprised if they change it. Brawl didn't have shadows when it was first shown.
 
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Watching the video makes me want to wait and see more of it. Maybe it seems a bit generic right now, but it might surprise us.

And yes, I thought the blond looked a bit like Vaan the moment I saw him in this pic:
 

elrohir

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the character design looks like a mix between magna carta and FFXII...which is not that bad. The girl looks a bit strange...and the graphics are pretty outdated. but i'm glad, nintendo is working on a classic rpg.
 

XiaNaphryz

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Why did Nintendo not show this?
To steal thunder from the Sony conference as it goes on so that internet forums discuss all this new stuff instead?

Seriously though, they've done this in the past so it's not too big a surprise. If it wasn't for trying to market stuff to the other people the hardcore don't care about (mainstream press is there and all), they'd likely mention all the stuff they just released info on.
 
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Cygnus X-1 said:
Nintendo is as dumb as a Deku. Why haven't they showed this one?!?? It looks great in motion!
Maybe just maybe they assumed that he people who care about it (GAF and the enthusiast press) will see it anyways. Same as last E3. They don't want to waste TNYT, Time, Newsweek and others time by showing a game they don't give a rats ass about and can't write about.

think about it. Everything that they did show we pretty much knew about months ago when press releases or something got out. For the audience at E3 a lot of that shit was new and the things that were new to us as well included the names Mario and Metroid. Notice how they didn't show S&P2 but its also on the show floor?
 
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IGN put up a preview (just a summary of the trailer where they try to sound like they know what they are talking about), which has this awesome line in it:

Much of the text is still in what looks like Korean, so this hasn't localized for American eyes quite yet. When it does, we'll head back to the beginning for more.
Come on, IGN. You run a videogame website. You should be able to at least tell the difference between Japanese and Korean from seeing Japanese so often.

http://wii.ign.com/articles/989/989567p1.html