#1 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

Nintendo announced earlier this month that they would have a Nintendo Direct before E3 to announce future games for the Wii U and 3DS.

Today, Nintendo has announced the timing of that Nintendo Direct as being... pretty much when they usually have their press conference. 5 Hours before E3 opens it's doors, 7am PDT 6/11 - it can be seen here;

http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/

So - this is the day after Microsoft and Sony have their second unveilings for the PS4 and Xbox One (/X1 /XBO /Xbone).

Is this a bold move? A stupid move? What you suspected would happen all along?

Personally I thought the move towards Nintendo Directs allowed them to step outside the E3 crowd and be heard, so in my opinion having the direct after the MS and Sony conferences is a pretty poor decision.

#2 Posted by Marino (4736 posts) -

That's generally the same time slot they've had the last few years anyway. Not that early, but around 9 AM think. So...it's fine.

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#3 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@marino: I wondered for a sec why it was at 7am in the morning, but then I remembered that it's replayable out of the gate, so that's a pretty good catch-all time for the vid to go out.

Still, I think this Direct will be incredibly overshadowed to anyone but those who would have tuned into it no matter what anyway.

#4 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Whatever Nintendo does this E3, it will be akin to showing up with a fart to a shit fight, so I guess cheaping out like this is *smart*. Making a fart in a shit situation if you will.

#5 Posted by big_jon (5743 posts) -

Not really sure why everyone is so bummed on Nintendo, I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19371 posts) -

When they said "pre-E3 Nintendo Direct", I was thinking 1-2 days before the actual press conferences. Eh, it'll be awesome regardless.

#7 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

I've said this on multiple threads, but I really hope they show more of SMT x FE. I want to know more about that strange yet awesome sounding game.

#8 Posted by oldenglishC (977 posts) -

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

#9 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@neoepoch said:

I've said this on multiple threads, but I really hope they show more of SMT x FE. I want to know more about that strange yet awesome sounding game.

For me it's Phoenix Wright and Layton x Ace Attorney. Man, I can't wait for those 3ds games.

#10 Edited by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@neoepoch said:

I've said this on multiple threads, but I really hope they show more of SMT x FE. I want to know more about that strange yet awesome sounding game.

Same here. That teaser trailer did its job.

#11 Posted by TruthTellah (9317 posts) -

Seems like a decision, regardless of a good or bad one. It's an Internet video. It's not some live event. You can watch it any time you want that day. This is the Internet.

#12 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

yeah. Wait LOL NO

#13 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

Nintendo Direct is for Nintendo fans, it's just where they give you a sneaky peek at upcoming games. Like Nintendo Power used to be!

I don't think it's the same kind of spectacle as these giant nutty things.

#14 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@darji said:

@oldenglishc said:

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

yeah. Wait LOL NO

Well, P5 would get a lot of attention from people like the guys on these forums and GAF.

BUT I agree it's very unlikely that it'll come to Wii U considering how well Catherine sold on current gen systems.

#15 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@darji said:

@oldenglishc said:

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

yeah. Wait LOL NO

Well, P5 would get a lot of attention from people like the guys on these forums and GAF.

BUT I agree it's very unlikely that it'll come to Wii U considering how well Catherine sold on current gen systems.

Oh I would pre order this game 5 seconds after it was announced but as you said it is pretty unlikely to be released on the Wii U. That is why I was laughing.

#16 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@darji said:

@selfconfessedcynic said:

@darji said:

@oldenglishc said:

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

yeah. Wait LOL NO

Well, P5 would get a lot of attention from people like the guys on these forums and GAF.

BUT I agree it's very unlikely that it'll come to Wii U considering how well Catherine sold on current gen systems.

Oh I would pre order this game 5 seconds after it was announced but as you said it is pretty unlikely to be released on the Wii U. That is why I was laughing.

Right, yeah - it was unclear, so I kinda guessed what you meant.

MAN, fuck, Persona 5 is my number 1 game with a bullet point in terms of things I want announced this E3/TGS. I'll be buying whatever platform it's on, no questions asked.

#17 Posted by Jay_Ray (1110 posts) -

Depends what they show or announce. If they release a WiiU Zelda trailer or a WiiU 3D Mario trailer they will garner attention.

#18 Posted by Benny (1953 posts) -

What if they have like, a fucking sick games line-up though? I really hope they do.

#19 Posted by oldenglishC (977 posts) -

@darji said:

@selfconfessedcynic said:

@darji said:

@oldenglishc said:

The Persona 5 is a Wii U exclusive bomb that their going to drop will garner plenty of attention.

yeah. Wait LOL NO

Well, P5 would get a lot of attention from people like the guys on these forums and GAF.

BUT I agree it's very unlikely that it'll come to Wii U considering how well Catherine sold on current gen systems.

Oh I would pre order this game 5 seconds after it was announced but as you said it is pretty unlikely to be released on the Wii U. That is why I was laughing.

Right, yeah - it was unclear, so I kinda guessed what you meant.

MAN, fuck, Persona 5 is my number 1 game with a bullet point in terms of things I want announced this E3/TGS. I'll be buying whatever platform it's on, no questions asked.

My uncles a big-wig at Nintendo Power. I have sources.

But seriously, it's too big of a franchise now not to be multi-platform.

#20 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@benny said:

What if they have like, a fucking sick games line-up though? I really hope they do.

Agreed!

But then, I think/hope all of the big 3 will have an awesome games lineup.

E3 is going to be a bloodbath.

#21 Edited by oldenglishC (977 posts) -

I'd be surprised if there wasn't a fairly lengthy Bayonetta 2 trailer.

#22 Edited by Peanut (954 posts) -

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

#23 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I just hope that Nintendo makes a Ice Climbers 2, not waiting another 25 years for another kid Icarus would also be cool.

#24 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@peanut said:

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

yeah the same old shit over and over again

#25 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@darji said:

@peanut said:

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

yeah the same old shit over and over again

Oh, look. This argument again.

@dagbiker said:

I just hope that Nintendo makes a Ice Climbers 2, not waiting another 25 years for another kid Icarus would also be cool.

Ice Climbers Prime, coming this fall from Retro Studios.

#26 Posted by Peanut (954 posts) -

@darji said:

@peanut said:

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

yeah the same old shit over and over again

Yeah, no. Totally. What I want is more God of War's and Halo's and Killzone's and Gears of War's and Assassin's Creed's and Call of Duty's and whatever the fuck else we've seen time and again this generation. You show me a single game series that has re-invented itself and stayed as consistently superb over the course of THIS GENERATION as the Mario franchise has over nearly 3 decades and I'll concede defeat to your tired ass fucking argument.

#27 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

@peanut said:

@darji said:

@peanut said:

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

yeah the same old shit over and over again

Yeah, no. Totally. What I want is more God of War's and Halo's and Killzone's and Gears of War's and Assassin's Creed's and Call of Duty's and whatever the fuck else we've seen time and again this generation. You show me a single game series that has re-invented itself and stayed as consistently superb over the course of THIS GENERATION as the Mario franchise has over nearly 3 decades and I'll concede defeat to your tired ass fucking argument.

How about a fucking new IP for gamers. When was the last time Nintendo actually did hat? When was the last time they created a new character? While sequels are not bad I also want new IPs. And Sony does a really good job here. Do they still make tons of sequels? Yeah sure but they also try very often new Ideas and new interesting concepts.

#28 Posted by Peanut (954 posts) -

@darji said:

@peanut said:

@darji said:

@peanut said:

Why do people think what Nintendo does doesn't matter? They've been setting standards for quality in this industry for decades, why the fuck is that going to stop? Do you honestly think that with the Wii U where it is they're not going to come out and slam some fantastic shit on the table?

yeah the same old shit over and over again

Yeah, no. Totally. What I want is more God of War's and Halo's and Killzone's and Gears of War's and Assassin's Creed's and Call of Duty's and whatever the fuck else we've seen time and again this generation. You show me a single game series that has re-invented itself and stayed as consistently superb over the course of THIS GENERATION as the Mario franchise has over nearly 3 decades and I'll concede defeat to your tired ass fucking argument.

How about a fucking new IP for gamers. When was the last time Nintendo actually did hat? When was the last time they created a new character? While sequels are not bad I also want new IPs. And Sony does a really good job here. Do they still make tons of sequels? Yeah sure but they also try very often new Ideas and new interesting concepts.

You're completely right and I fully agree with what you're saying, but Nintendo is still doing new and interesting things with their existing IP's and the games are still good enough to warrant attention. That's all I'm trying to get at with that point. I also think it should be noted Sony consistently needs to put out new IP, because the ones they have can't sustain interest over a long period of time the way Nintendo IP can. Again, I'm not saying Nintendo shouldn't do new stuff, but to think Sony or anyone else is creating new IP because they want to and not because their existing shit has been milked dry is a bit naive.