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E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition

James D's Predictions

by James Dawson - May 31, 2012, 9:59 am PDT

Localizations, rumors, expected announcements, and nonsense.

  1. New Star Fox for Wii U or 3DS
  2. New Pikmin for Wii U
  3. FLCL game announced for Wii U and 3DS
  4. Monster Hunter 3 G North American release announced
  5. New F-Zero announced for Wii U or 3DS
  6. New Super Mario Bros. Mii officially announced
  7. Metroid/Star Fox crossover announced
  8. Official Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS name announced
  9. Grand Theft Auto V announced for Wii U
  10. Pokémon MMO announced
  11. Official Animal Crossing 3DS North American name and release date announced
  12. Analog sticks added to the Wii U Tablet Controller
  13. Free Space
  14. Little Battler eXperience Explosive Boost North American release announced
  15. Pandora’s Tower North American release announced
  16. Etrian Odyssey IV North American release announced
  17. Wii U $300 dollar price announced
  18. Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U release date announced
  19. Mach Rider reboot announced for 3DS
  20. Wii U online service detailed
  21. New Love Plus North American release announced
  22. Dragon Quest X North American release announced
  23. Additional Wii U colors announced
  24. New Zelda title announced for 3DS
  25. New Mario Golf title announced

Talkback

I think I recently came across an Iwata quote somewhere that said Nintendo wouldn't reveal price or launch date at E3, so that almost certainly starts me off with one filled and one unfilled space on my bingo card.

Evan_BMay 31, 2012

I know this is going to be about the most spaces filled and maybe about who gets closest to bingo, but I can't believe Retro Zelda is mentioned here twice... I still just find that unbelievable.

It would be awesome if it happened, but I highly doubt it, unless Neal knows something we don't...

But yeah, some good predictions here, I suppose. Just makes me more excited for the days to come...

Writing this I was thinking that all my predictions were very possible... But now I'm second guessing EVERYTHING and wouldn't be surprised to see most of my predictions go unfulfilled.

Disappointed that nobody went with "My free space is ready".

Edit:
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/dragonmick/1.png

Explanations where needed:
1 - Remember when Nintendo announced Miyamoto was going to work on smaller projects last year? One of those will be announced at E3, and will be the big game for the eShop.

2 - Xenoblade, Mario Kart (35/5) and every Layton game made their debuts in the press stuff Nintendo's sent out post-presser. The tradition continues this year.

5 - None of the 3DS games shown will take real advantage of the CPP.

10 - In addition to Miyamoto, we'll hear from Nicalis, Terry Cavanaugh (the V*6 guy) and... dare I say Jonathan Blow?

16 - Whatever Retro's doing is going to be holiday 2013 at the earliest.

19 - Something along the lines of a Total War game or a Warhammer RTS will use the tablet as its input mechanism.

20 - Silicon Knights just announced they're appealing the Epic lawsuit. They're not going to have anything ready for E3... certainly not an ED2.

24 - Probably should have marked this one already.

StrawHousePigMay 31, 2012

No bullcrap website integration! Imagine the Wii with Myspace integrated in everything you do! Awesome! *not* *barf-me-out*

@Evan_B - I don't see why it's ridiculous. I believe Aonuma has made comments about wanting to cut down the gap between Zelda games, and Miyamoto even made that "well, it'd be cool if Retro made a Zelda game." That's the kind of crap that I can see being brought up in an Iwata Asks by Aonuma as he's like "I thought Shigeru blew it all open, but people just didn't believe. It's a good thing you never made that swimming game! (laughs)."

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusMay 31, 2012

I am staying off the hype train. I am going to sit back and watch the train wreak that is going to be E3. Any chance you have bingo cards for the opfor?

tendoboy1984May 31, 2012

I think we should add "New Super Mario Bros. 2 / Wii U has a level editor and online level sharing."

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)June 01, 2012

I have a good feeling about mine. I am excite to the max!!

CericJune 01, 2012




http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/Cericme/WiiAmbulance.png
WiiU Hypulance is at the ready!

Quote from: oohhboy

I am staying off the hype train. I am going to sit back and watch the train wreak that is going to be E3. Any chance you have bingo cards for the opfor?

house3136June 01, 2012

In terms of a new Zelda title, I think we will absolutely see a trailer for Zelda 3DS, if not a demo, if not a release date (unless it’s pushed to 2013) at E3. For Wii U, Eiji Aonuma’s team and Miyamoto will certainly still be calling the shots. I wouldn’t doubt it if any 2nd-party developer is involved with the next project in the series. However, I see these ventures as more of a collaboration, like Retro was with Mario Kart 7, and not a total handover of the franchise. Nintendo isn’t going to release another home console Zelda back-to-back; and they probably don’t want to release Zelda titles that will directly compete against each other in the same year, especially during the holidays. Just give them their own year.

house3136June 01, 2012

As a follow up, I realize they did that with Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword; but a remake is different. And didn’t Monolith Soft assist Nintendo with Skyward Sword? Who knows maybe their helping with Zelda Wii U?

tendoboy1984June 01, 2012

Quote from: house3136

In terms of a new Zelda title, I think we will absolutely see a trailer for Zelda 3DS, if not a demo, if not a release date (unless it’s pushed to 2013) at E3. For Wii U, Eiji Aonuma’s team and Miyamoto will certainly still be calling the shots. I wouldn’t doubt it if any 2nd-party developer is involved with the next project in the series. However, I see these ventures as more of a collaboration, like Retro was with Mario 3D Kart, and not a total handover of the franchise. Nintendo isn’t going to release another home console Zelda back-to-back; and they probably don’t want to release Zelda titles that will directly compete against each other in the same year, especially during the holidays. Just give them their own year.

I'm guessing Greezo would be making Zelda 3DS, since they ported Ocarina of Time and Four Swords to the 3DS.


And Retro is a 1st-party developer, they're 100% owned by Nintendo. Greezo is an independent developer that works with Nintendo through contract (similar to how Insomniac made games exclusively for Sony).

house3136June 01, 2012

Yeah, I refer to pretty much any developer that isn’t Nintendo EAD, or directly lead by them as 2nd-party. I associate Retro’s game development style with developers like Sora, Monolith Soft, etc… that aren’t 100% owned by Nintendo; that and the fact Retro is in the U.S. I just call them 2nd-party along with HAL, and Intelligent Systems.

To be clear, I think a Retro-made Zelda would, at the earliest, come out holiday 2013. And that's the "anticipated launch" that they will assuredly miss.

If its release isn't pushed back at least once, it's not really a Zelda game.

CericJune 01, 2012

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

If its release isn't pushed back at least once, it's not really a Zelda game.

I thought they needed a 2 E3 Curing Cycle.

tendoboy1984June 01, 2012

Quote from: house3136


Yeah, I refer to pretty much any developer that isn’t Nintendo EAD, or directly lead by them as 2nd-party. I associate Retro’s game development style with developers like Sora, Monolith Soft, etc… that aren’t 100% owned by Nintendo; that and the fact Retro is in the U.S. I just call them 2nd-party along with HAL, and Intelligent Systems.



Project Sora (Kid Icarus Uprising) is jointly owned by Nintendo and Sakurai.

Sora Ltd. (Smash Bros. Brawl) is Sakurai's own company, independent from Nintendo.

Grezzo (Ocarina of Time 3D, Four Swords DSiWare), Monster Games (Excite Truck, ExciteBots), Next Level Games (Mario Strikers, Punch-Out Wii), and Good-Feel (Wario Land Shake It, Kirby's Epic Yarn) are independent developers. They work with Nintendo under contract.

Retro Studios, Intelligent Systems, HAL Labs, Pokemon Company, Game Freak, nD-Cube, and Monolith Soft are 100% owned (or majority owned) by Nintendo (Namco Bandai sold their remaining shares of Monolith Soft to Nintendo).

shinyray01June 01, 2012

Hopefully a new 1080 or wave race game will be announce that will show off the Wii U's graphical power.

Quote from: tendoboy1984

Project Sora is jointly owned by Nintendo and Sakurai. They created Kid Icarus Uprising.

But Sora Ltd. is Sakurai. There is a difference, even though Sakurai isn't doing anything independent right now.

vinniebrockJune 01, 2012

http://goo.gl/7e6yv


this is about half hope & half predictions :cool;

tendoboy1984June 01, 2012

Quote from: MegaByte

Quote from: tendoboy1984

Project Sora is jointly owned by Nintendo and Sakurai. They created Kid Icarus Uprising.

But Sora Ltd. is Sakurai. There is a difference, even though Sakurai isn't doing anything independent right now.

I thought Project Sora and Sora Ltd. were 2 different companies?


Sora Ltd. is Sakurai's own company
Project Sora is jointly owned by Sakurai and Nintendo

jarodeaJune 02, 2012

Just wanted to check that NWR gave credit to where credit was due, and..
"Taking cue from places like NeoGAF"
Yes they did.  A big reason NWR is the only other video game website besides neogaf that I regularly check.

JRokujuushiJune 03, 2012

Quote:

20. Wave Race for Wii U

DUDE, I hadn't even thought of that.  Imagine if one player had a map of the track on the tablet controller, and they could touch it to create waves that the racer(s) would have to deal with...

CericJune 03, 2012

Quote from: JRokujuushi

Quote:

20. Wave Race for Wii U

DUDE, I hadn't even thought of that.  Imagine if one player had a map of the track on the tablet controller, and they could touch it to create waves that the racer(s) would have to deal with...

...or plot the CPUs course for the race course going against the other players.

SMWizJune 03, 2012

I have a request for Neal: if Nintendo does not confirm a Stateside release of Fire Emblem: Awakening, would you please poke Reggie in the ribs with a stick? Not hard enough to do any damage, but hard enough to let him know our collective displeasure should suffice. Thank you.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)June 04, 2012

My update after Nintendo Direct:

10. New Classic Controller U shown, includes rumble and rechargeable battery. - BOOM
17. Facebook and Twitter system level integration with Wii U OS. - FAIL (Unlikely now thanks to the awesome Miiverse)
24. Universal remote support out the box. - BOOM

tendoboy1984July 17, 2012

Quote from: famicomplicated

My update after Nintendo Direct:

10. New Classic Controller U shown, includes rumble and rechargeable battery. - BOOM
17. Facebook and Twitter system level integration with Wii U OS. - FAIL (Unlikely now thanks to the awesome Miiverse)
24. Universal remote support out the box. - BOOM

Does the Wii U Pro Controller have rumble? No one mentioned that.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJuly 17, 2012

At Comic-con the controller I used did not have rumble. BUT the lady displaying the game said the final product would have it. Honestly though I know those ladies(as hot as they are) don't know what they are talking about half the time.

Chozo GhostJuly 17, 2012

Who won the bingo? Or did everyone lose?

tendoboy1984July 17, 2012

Quote from: Caterkiller

At Comic-con the controller I used did not have rumble. BUT the lady displaying the game said the final product would have it. Honestly though I know those ladies(as hot as they are) don't know what they are talking about half the time.

Well most PR people are just paid to spout company lines. So they really don't know what they are talking about.

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