1. Nerdtendo

    OP Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot
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    It's the end of the year so obviously, we'll get a Nintendo Direct about what to expect in 2018 which will probably drop in January. There are already a few rumblings about an announcement fairly soon. I have a list of predictions and I thought it would be fun to have everyone share them if they have any. Mine will be split into three groups; expectations, hopes, and unrealistic dreams. Let's go.

    Expectations:

    • 3DS crap that no one cares about
    • Switch online service including pricing, features, and launch date
    • Virtual Console which will hit March 3, 2018. One year since Switch launch to represent old and new coexisting
    • 4 save states in VC games
    • NES and SNES games are released first. GB/GBC, N64, GBA will come later. GameCube not announced here.
    • Online and VC will tie in and be launched on the same day (again, March 3rd)
    • Online will be disappointing. A large chunk of the direct will be detailing it. All VC games will have to be bought for the tenth time. No transferring.
    • Yoshi gets title and release window (thinking back on it, I believe it was already slated for Spring)
    • Kirby will get a release date.
    • Nothing on Prime 4
    • Nothing on Pokemon for sure.
    • Octopath Traveler slated for Fall 2018
    • Pikmin 4 teaser.
    • One or two more first party titles not previously announced.
    • More joycon colors.
    • Mario Party
    Hopes:
    • Mother 3. It's the rumor that won't die. Emily Rodgers and Laura Kate Dale expect it but we haven't seen it. It's coming with Switch VC. The only reason I didn't put it on expectations is because I don't think GBA will be with the launch of VC.
    • Cloud saves. If they exist, they will be part of the online service
    • Online is NOT disappointing.
    • Joycon varients. One with a d-pad.
    Dreams:
    • A paper Mario game that returns to the series' roots.
    • VC is transferrable.
    • Controller price drops
    • More Zelda DLC
    That raps it up. Obviously, this is 100% speculation so don't hold any of this to me. If you have anything you expect to see, please share.
     
  2. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
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    3DS crap?

    Im American and i'm sensitive to what you said.
     
  3. Nerdtendo

    OP Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot
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    Lol (does anyone say lol anymore? No? Okay.), I just think it's time for the 3DS to die I love my 3DS, it has some great games (Bravely Default anyone?), and it's awesome for hacking/modding, but it's the Switch's time to shine and Nintendo just won't accept that. PS I'm American and your offense offends me.
     
  4. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    The 3DS isn't leaving in 2018.. So, keep expecting the crap. I just want info on online and VC. Nothing else is important right now. Yoshi and Kirby are meh to me. May buy Kirby as I find some weird satisfaction in playing. Will probably see something about another port or info pertaining to Wolfenstein II. MAYBE some info about Yooka Laylee?
     
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    Expectations:

    • DLC for xenoblade chronicles 2
    • Some classic vc that you may have bought ten times, but you'll have to purchase anew yet again
    • Not a word on rainway
     
  6. rileysrjay

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    <insert "we want a new smash Bros!" comment here>
     
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    Generally I expect this to lay out their plans for the first half of 2018, since we know very little right now. I'm hoping they keep to their ~one big exclusive release per month Switch release schedule that made this year so amazing.
    • Online service details for sure (and hopefully VC as part of that)
    • Yoshi and Kirby
    • Octopath Traveler
    • Fire Emblem Switch
    • Bayonetta 1+2
    • At least one Nintendo-made "DX" port of a Wii U exclusive... hopefully Smash
    • Nothing on Metroid or Pokémon
    • Announcement of 1st or 3rd party series coming to Switch that has traditionally been on handhelds, to signal that the 3DS is coming to an end
    • A new IP or surprise new entry in a Nintendo series announced, but coming in back half of 2018
    • A couple of surprise third party ports ala Wolfenstein 2
     
  8. Nerdtendo

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  9. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I'm hoping for something about Animal Crossing. Pokemon too, but I feel like we might not hear anything about Pokemon Switch for a while.
    MOTHER 3 would be nice but I've become increasingly wary of Nintendo's English translations for story-heavy games like that, so I'd probably end up avoiding it anyways.
     
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