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What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« on: January 01, 2021, 11:49:47 AM »
In this thread: all the major Nintendo releases of the year.
2020 Thread here.
Below: our January predictions. In December we can see if anyone had some good predictions!

2021 New Software Published
- Buddy Mission BOND January 29th. JP only.
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury February 12th.
- Bravely Default 2 February 26th.
- New Pokémon Snap April 30th.
- Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir May 14th.
- Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind May 14th.
- Miitopia May 21st.
- DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power June 4th.
- Game Builder Garage / Gamestudio June 11th.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush June 25th.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD July 16th.
- Pokémon Unite July 21st (Switch), September (Mobile).
- No More Heroes III August 27th.
- WarioWare: Get It Together! September 10th.
- Cruis'n Blast September 14th.
- Metroid Dread October 8th.
- Pikmin Bloom October 27th.
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater / Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water October 28th.
- Pokémon Café ReMix October 28th.
- Mario Party Superstars October 29th.
- Shin Megami Tensei V November 12th. PAL publishing.
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond November 19th.
- Pokémon Shining Pearl November 19th.
- Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain December 3rd.

2021 New Hardware & Major Merch
- amiibo: Cat Mario & Cat Peach. February 12th.
- amiibo: Palamute, Palico & Magnamalo. March 26th.
- amiibo: Gold Palamute, Gold Palico & Gold Magnamalo. January 25th-April 11th.
- amiibo: Banjo & Kazooie, Terry Bogard, Byleth (Male). March 26th.
- amiibo: Ena, Tsuniko, Razewing Rathalos. July 9th.
- amiibo: Zelda & Loftwing. July 16th.
- amiibo: Samus & E.M.M.I. October 8th.
- amiibo cards: Animal Crossing x Sanrio Collection. Localized, March 26th.
- amiibo cards: Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel Saikyou Battle Royale!! August 12th, JP only.
- amiibo cards: Animal Crossing Series 5. November 5th.
- Hardware: Switch variant - Mario 3D World. February 12th.
- Hardware: Switch variant - Monster Hunter Rise. March 26th.
- Hardware: Switch Lite variant - Blue. May 7th/21st.
- Hardware: Joy-Con variant - Fortnite. June 4th.
- Hardware: Joy-Con variant - Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. July 16th.
- Hardware: Switch OLED model - White edition. October 8th.
- Hardware: Switch OLED model - Neon Red/Blue edition. October 8th.
- Hardware: Switch Lite variant - Dialga & Palkia edition. November 5th.
- Hardware: Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda. November 12th.
- Book: Ask Iwata. April 13th, Viz publishing.
- LEGO Mario 8+ new sets. 2021.

2021 DLC (paid)
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Fighters Pass 2: DLC 4 March 4th. Pyra/Mythra.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mii Fighters: Round 9 March 4th. Monster Hunter, Ghosts n Goblins.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Expansion Pass May 28th.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Expansion Pass: Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients June 18th.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Fighters Pass 2: DLC 5 June 29th. Kazuya.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mii Fighters: Round 10 June 29th. Lloyd, Dragonborn, Dante, Shantae.
- Sky: Children of the Light - Zelda cosmetics June 29th.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Expansion Pass: Wave 2 October 29th.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mii Fighters: Round 11 October 19th? Octoling, Judd, DOOM Slayer.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Fighters Pass 2: DLC 6 October 19th. Sora.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise November 5th.

2021 Free DLC/Demo releases
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Festivale update January 28th.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Mario items February 25th.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Anniversary update March 18th.
- Super Mario Party - Online play added April 27th.
- Miitopia - Demo April 27th.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Season events update April 28th.
- Game Builder Garage / Gamestudio - Demo June 11th.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Yoshi + New GP July 1st.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Summer update July 29th.
- New Pokémon Snap - 3 new areas August 3rd.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush - Toadette, New Donk City, etc. August 5th.
- WarioWare: Get It Together! - Demo August 20th.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush - Ninji, Koopa Troopa, 2 new courses September 24th.
- Metroid Dread - demo October 28th.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Version 2.0 November 5th.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Luigi Cup & split-screen November 17th.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush - Wiggler, Shy Guy, 2 new courses November 23rd.

2021 Nintendo Switch Online / Services / Mobile
- Pac-Man 99 April 7th.
- Free trial: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled December 30th - January 5th.
- Free trial: Dead Cells January 26th - February 1st.
- Free trial: Descenders April 21st - April 27th.
- Free trial: Fuser June 29th - July 5th.
- Free trial: Among Us July 21st - July 27th.
- Free trial: Two Point Hospital July 28th - August 3rd. PAL only.
- Free trial: Daemon X Machina September 13th - September 19th. PAL only.
- Free trial: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town September 22nd - September 28th. NA only.
- Free trial: Prison Architect October 20th - October 26th. PAL only.
- Free trial: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town November 10th - November 16th. PAL only.
- Discontinued: Nintendo Switch Online - Splatoon 2 Lounge July 28th.
- Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack - N64 October 25th.
- Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack - Genesis October 25th.
- Discontinued: Dr. Mario World October 31st.
- Games added to NSO NES/SNES/N64/Genesis apps:
  • Fire 'n' Ice / Solomon's Key 2 NES. February 17th.
  • Doomsday Warrior SNES. February 17th NA/May 26th JP.
  • Prehistorik Man SNES. February 17th.
  • Psycho Dream SNES. February 17th.
  • Shin Megami Tensei II Super Famicom. February 17th. JP only.
  • Joe & Mac / Caveman Ninja SNES. May 26th.
  • Magical Drop II SNES. May 26th.
  • Spanky's Quest SNES. May 26th.
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 SNES. May 26th.
  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Famicom. May 26th.
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War Super Famicom. May 26th. JP only.
  • Super Mario Kart SP May 26th.
  • Claymates SNES. July 28th.
  • Jelly Boy SNES. July 28th.
  • Kablooey / Bombuzal SNES. July 28th.
  • Shin Megami Tensei If... Super Famicom. July 28th. JP only.
  • Dead Dance / Tuff E Nuff Super Famicom. July 28th. Belated JP release.
  • Super Mario 64 N64. October 25th.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64. October 25th.
  • Mario Kart 64 N64. October 25th.
  • Star Fox 64 / Lylat Wars N64. October 25th.
  • Sin & Punishment N64. October 25th.
  • Dr. Mario 64 N64. October 25th. NA/PAL only.
  • Mario Tennis N64. October 25th.
  • WinBack / WinBac: Covert Operations / Operation: WinBack N64. October 25th.
  • Yoshi's Story N64. October 25th.
  • Custom Robo N64. October 25th? JP only.
  • Custom Robo V2 N64. October 25th? JP only.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Streets of Rage 2 Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Ecco the Dolphin Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Contra: Hard Corps Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Golden Axe Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Gunstar Heroes Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • M.U.S.H.A. Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Ristar Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Shining Force Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Strider Genesis / Mega Drive. October 25th.
  • Banjo-Kazooie N64.
  • Pokémon Snap N64.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards N64.
  • Mario Golf N64.
  • Paper Mario N64.
  • F-Zero X N64.

2021 Directs
- Nintendo Direct February 17th.
- Pokémon Presents February 26th.
- Mr. Sakurai Presents: Pyra/Mythra March 4th.
- Indie World April 14th.
- Nintendo E3 Direct June 15th.
- Mr. Sakurai Presents: Kazuya June 28th.
- Indie World August 11th.
- Pokémon Presents August 18th.
- Indie World Expected mid-December.
- Nintendo Direct September 24th.
- Mr. Sakurai Presents: Sora October 5th.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct October 15th.

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Announced projects beyond 2021
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus January 28th 2022.
- Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp April 8th 2022?
- amiibo: Min-Min. 2022.
- amiibo: Minecraft Steve. Spring 2022.
- amiibo: Minecraft Alex. Spring 2022?
- Bayonetta 3 2022.
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land Spring 2022.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel 2022.
- Mario Movie December 21st, 2022.
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope 2022.
- Splatoon 3 2022.   
Announced projects without dates
- amiibo: Sephiroth.
- amiibo: Pyra.
- amiibo: Mythra.
- amiibo: Kazuya.
- Detective Pikachu TBA. Previous date: 2020. 
- Metroid Prime 4 TBA. Announced June 2017/January 2019.
- Pokémon Sleep TBA. Previous date: 2020.
- Pokémon Trading Card Game Live TBA. Announced September 2021.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 12:23:19 PM »
Welcome to the 2021 predictions thread, where you can win points and eternal glory!
How it works: please post one or more Nintendo related things you think will occur this year.

I will try to update this thread with all the major Nintendo releases of the year, just like last year.
Barring unforeseen catastrophe we can then once again tally everyone’s points by the end so we can discover who the true Soothsayer of our board is.

You can predict anything you want in this thread (please don’t manifest another plague though), but if you wanna COMPETE for those highly desirable POINTS, please humor me and follow these Rules/suggestions:
  • You may submit between 1 and 10 predictions for the year.
  • If you can write your predictions in bullet point format that’d be helpful, but it's not required.
  • You get 1 point for being right, half a point for being half-right.
  • No points for guessing stuff we already know! See what we already know… below the line!
  • You have until the first Direct of the year to submit predictions. Last time that was January 9th! Obviously we can continue speculation afterwards, but I don’t wanna go through every post again to assign meaningless VERY VALUABLE points.

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED FOR NEW PREDICTIONS
Feel free to speculate, but I'm not gonna count 'em in December.
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Here's my bold predictions for the year!

  • The three new Smash Bros. fighters will all release this year. They are: Dr. Robotnik, Crash Bandicoot, and a Konami character. A smaller, third season pass is announced, to Sakurai's chagrin.
  • Zelda Twilight Princess HD is ported to Switch this year, but not Wind Waker HD.
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury scores lower in reviews than the original and is once again unjustly  snubbed during GOTY season.
  • Another Game & Watch is released, this time containing all the Game & Watch Gallery releases. No other retro/mini consoles.
  • Boyfriend Dungeon becomes the surprise indie critical darling of the year.
  • The Zelda BOTW sequel will not release this year, but Age of Calamity gets a big DLC expansion.
  • E3 is cancelled once again.
  • A new Fire Emblem game is announced, again working with Koei-Tecmo.
  • NSO adds SNES Vegas Stakes and either Mario RPG or EarthBound, but not both.
  • Sonic & Mario Tokyo Olympics is re-released with bonus content to tie into the event (which will happen, but without any audience).

Can y'all do better? Let's hear it!
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 01:12:09 PM »
Here we go

  • A 2D Metroid is absolutely coming out this year from Mercury Steam, and I will absolutely ignore it because I'm not really a Metroidvania guy.
  • Doshin the Giant will be the WHAT?! character in the 2nd fighter pass.
  • That Splatoon side scroller will finally emerge.
  • A 3D Kirby game will finally release and have controversial elements.
  • Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity, surprisingly does not have any DLC.
  • A sequel to everyone's favourite recent sonic game, sonic forces 2 will be announced. You will also be allowed to port over your terrible original character.
  • The Switch operating system will gain one new theme in 2021.
  • Breath of the Wild 2 will receive a 89 metacritic
  • Tatsu, from Xenoblade X, will appear in an official Nintendo Direct, a Direct Mini will not count.
  • The credits sequence for No More Heroes 3 will be over 17 minutes in length.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 01:56:35 AM »
I'm going to go big this year.

1.  The Bowser's Fury part of the upcoming Switch port of 3D World can almost be considered its own game.  The original Wii U version of 3D World was only 1.7 GB while Nintendo's own reports say the Switch version will be 5 GB.  Mario Odyssey in comparison was 5.7 GB.  So either something like New Super Luigi that redesigns every level, or some huge Mario Odyssey style open world levels.  Either way it's going to be epic.

2.  Zelda's 35th Anniversary will be huge.  Nintendo will also release a Zelda 35 similar to Super Mario 35 that is available for a limited time and based off the original as well.  The rumored Skyward Sword HD will be released as part of the upcoming 35th anniversary as well.  Nintendo will pull a Mario 3D All Stars with Zelda and release a limited time collection that includes Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD.  Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will get a huge DLC expansion that actually has the original story of what happened during the Calamity instead of the DBZ style alternate timeline the base game has.  And finally Breath of the Wild 2 will be Nintendo's big holiday game this year.

3.  Metroid will also have a big year.  A New 2D Metroid from Mercury Steam will come out this year and it will be Metroid 5.  And yes the villains will be who the 100% completion reward for beating Samus Returns shows.  A trailer for Prime 4 will be shown with a 2022 release date at the end.  Metroid Prime Trilogy HD which has been done for a while will finally come out this year as well since they'll finally have footage of Prime 4 to show so they'll want to get Metroid Prime hype train going.

4.  A new 2D Kirby that's a traditional adventure game will come out this year.  Unlike Star Allies, this one will be more single player focused with some major gimmick like Planet Robobot.

5.  With Retro busy with Prime 4, Nintendo has gotten Playtonic Games to create the next 2D Donkey Kong.  Since the studio is made up of former Rare employees who even worked on the original Donkey Kong Country games, Nintendo is more then happy to work with them again.  The game will be announced this year but won't come out until 2022.

6.  A new Wario Ware for the Switch will be released.

7.  A new Fire Emblem Echo's will be released that will be a remake of the 4th game, Genealogy of the Holy War.  The 5th game Thracia 776 will also be remade for the game as something unlockable after beating it or DLC announced later.

8.  Arms 2 and Splatoon 3 will both be announced and released this year as well.

9.  A port of Xenoblade X will happen with an added epilogue to deal with the huge cliffhanger left at the end of the original Wii U game.

10.  One of the upcoming Smash Bros DLC character will be Crash Bandicoot.  For the final Smash Bros DLC character, Sakurai will say **** it and reveal Goku.
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 02:09:49 PM »
Mr. Bungle's predictions for Nintendo in 2021

- New Switch Model improved Switch hardware releases holiday 2021
- New Game from Ubisoft Uses a Nintendo IP like Mario + Rabbids and Starlink
- Zelda re-releases For 35th anniversary several older games are released on switch, not as a collection
- New Kirby Game Not a platformer
- New Wario or WarioWare Game
- Battletoads (2020) ported to switch
- Games without release dates Bayonetta 3 will release in Summer 2021, Breath of the Wild 2 delayed to 2022, Metroid Prime 4 teaser trailer with 2022 release window
- Wii U eShop Announcement of closure in 2022
- Smash DLC Challengers include a Pokemon and two 3rd party characters, one from Koei Tecmo
- Super Mario Movie Delayed to 2022

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 09:15:03 PM »
• New 2D Metroid Game from MercurySteam
• Pikmin 4 Finally Comes Out
• Zelda 3D All-Stars for the Zelda Anniversary
• New Star Fox Game from the Starlink Team at Ubisoft
• N64 Games Added to Switch Online
• Rare Replay Ported to Switch
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 11:20:53 AM »
  • Breath of the Wild 2 makes it out in time to celebrate Zelda's 35th.
  • All three Smash DLC characters make it out this year. No Pokemon, one last anime boy, another boss villain, with my wild card being Lala and Lolo.
  • Metroid happens, but only in trailer form.
  • Nintendo continues to do focused, "Direct Minis" without a "big one". (No non-single game specific Directs over 35 minutes.)
  • Bayonetta 3 is the Halloween release
  • Another follow up for Ring Fit Adventure (a free update or paid DLC)
  • Rhythm Heaven (or Wario Ware) finally comes to Switch
  • Sinnoh Remakes, mega evolution is still dead.

    Last minute adds:
  • A Mario Sports game, going further to say it's Golf.
  • Nintendo adds another console to Switch Online, gonna say GameBoy
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
1. Zelda 35 Celebration! A new Zelda game is announced. One of the Wii U titles (Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, not both) will drop in celebration. Collection of the 3DS Zelda's (Ocarina and Majora) comes to Switch a la 3D All-Stars

2. Prime Trilogy is released when the date/release slot of Prime 4 is announced (example: Prime Trilogy is out now/this Fall and expect to continue the adventure in Prime 4 in Spring 2022!)

3. Something Star Wars comes to Switch that is not Lego. Both something from the old LucasArts catalog as well as something newer and/or original for Switch

4. New Pokemon game releases, either Gen 4 remake or Let's Go Marill/Mareep/Togepi/Pichu (Gold/Silver)

5. Waluigi comes to Smash

6. A non-Mario Kart racing game comes to Switch (Diddy/Donkey Kong Racing, F-Zero, Excite Trucks/Bots, or different property)

7. New mainline Fire Emblem is announced but not released this year. Only FE releases will be a re-release like with Shadow Dragon or a remake of an older game.

8. Banjo-Kazooie game is playable on Switch (either as an N64 port or the X-Box ones or through X-Cloud/Gamepass)

9. A new Switch model is released that is both in line with what us "core gamers" hoped for in a 'Pro' model while not quite being what we hoped for at the same time

10. Nintendo annoys us by not fixing the joycon issues until the lawsuits force them AND continues to use these awful "Disney Vault release windows" to create artificial scarcity
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 11:56:57 PM »
My two big predictions are that we're going to get a new Pokemon game that's pretty much all open world style areas (they've been blatantly experimenting with that with the DLCs) and some kind of Switch Pro model.

Also, Zelda will slip into 2022.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 12:56:55 PM »
Loving these predictions, Doshin for Smash would be crazy. Stratos might win it though, since Nintendo will obviously annoy its fanbase.

Nobody had Nintendo buying Next Level Games on their list though?
There's also some kind of Monster Hunter Rise broadcast happening in a few days.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 02:40:54 PM »
It was kinda inevitable that Nintendo would buy NLG. They were already a strong second-party studio since making Luigi's Mansion 2 on the 3DS and those tend to either get bought up completely or break off from Nintendo down the line (Silicone Knights, Rare, Monolith Soft, NLG, HAL).

If you want a prediction about studio acquisition then Koei-Tecmo is next to go 2nd -> 1st party as Nintendo has been buying their stock on a regular basis to "strengthen their company ties and collaborative efforts" as stated in their prior financial shareholder reports. With all of the collaborative games like the FE and Zelda Warriors titles as well as being the primary workhorse developers on Three Houses this just seems obvious. Only question is WHEN, and I don't see that being a 2021 deal, maybe 2022-2025.
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [enter predictions now!]
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2021, 07:00:13 PM »
I had some predictions in the discord, so I will post them here too

E3 is cancelled again
PAX is online only again
Switch Pro doesnt happen
Grezzo will release a new 2D Zelda
For the Pokemon anniversary, we will get the new Detective Pikachu game
Nintendo will announce a new IP and the main character will be the final Smash character
Crash is coming to Smash

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Final predictions call!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2021, 01:32:05 PM »
All right futurologists, this is your final predictions call!
If you have any last minute predictions for the year and wish to score delicious points 10 months from now, you have just over 24 hours left to submit them. Once the February 17th Direct makes landfall, this thread will live on as a catch-all repository for any major Nintendo releases.
Got any (additional) foresight for that specific Direct? Dump 'em in here!

All inside the Happening Bunker!


(OP has been restructured to chronicle this year's releases, let me know if it's confusing how I've got the hardware & merch section sorted by type rather than date of release.)

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2021, 02:34:29 PM »
I made a separate thread for tomorrows direct specifically. No points awarded, but bragging rights abound.

https://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=66457.0
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2021, 03:55:03 PM »
My Nintendo Predictions are as follows:
- Nintendo will piss off the Smash fanbase at least seven times.
- Nintendo will piss off the Pokemon Fanbase at least five times.
- Nintendo will piss off the fire emblem fanbase somehow
- The Metroid fanbase will get pissed off with little to no action on Nintendo's part.
- Game Freak will piss off the Pokemon fanbase.
- TPCi will piss off the Pokemon fanbase
- Junichi Masuda will piss off the Pokemon fanbase
- Nintendo will piss off the Star Fox fanbase.
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2021, 04:42:49 PM »
4. Nintendo continues to do focused, "Direct Minis" without a "big one". (No non-single game specific Directs over 35 minutes.)

Does this set the record for earliest failed prediction?
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2021, 04:56:47 PM »
It's not too late. You can still change it.

Speaking of: Nintendo will have a direct on the 17th of February.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2021, 05:19:25 PM »
Does this set the record for earliest failed prediction?

Lemonade and I both said E3 would be cancelled, but I think they've already threatened to hold a virtual event in some capacity, so I guess that was earlier?
My predictions also contain a bold Olympic Games statement which has been both confirmed and debunked, so I guess for now that failure lives in an undefined quantum state?

- The Metroid fanbase will get pissed off with little to no action on Nintendo's part.

After consulting with all five Metroid fans I can confirm they have indeed been livid since January 1st.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2021, 05:34:48 PM »
It's not too late. You can still change it.

I'll leave it for posterity and lulz.


Does this set the record for earliest failed prediction?

Lemonade and I both said E3 would be cancelled, but I think they've already threatened to hold a virtual event in some capacity, so I guess that was earlier?

E3 has to be on in order to be cancelled, so there's hope!
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2021, 08:11:01 PM »
Kudos for keeping the thread updated. I stand by everything and await being proven correct.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2021, 10:41:44 PM »
1. For Zelda 35th Anniversary, They will release a remake of either Link to the Past or the Oracles games. I'd prefer the Oracles games since we had A Link Between Worlds so recently. Breath of the Wild 2 will release this year (the big holiday game). Zelda Game & Watch (but more limited edition since so many of the Mario G&Ws are sitting on the shelves).

2. Pokemon 25th Anniversary: The Pokemon Diamond/Pearl remakes are all but certain if rumors are anything to go by. Let's go left field and say a Pokemon Trading Card Game will be released for Switch. Games in that series should have been released years ago. But apparently Isihara has a burning hot hatred of Nintendo since it's been revealed he wanted Pokemon to go mobile-only since the DS era. Luckily, Nintendo owns all the trademarks sucker! :p This is a man that almost lost Pokemon due to a hard drive crash in the early 90s, so his power shouldn't be unchecked. :p

3. Smash Ultimate roster reveals: Another Capcom respresentative. Maybe Rebecca Chambers to promote Resident Evil Revelations 3. Maybe a Koei-Tecmo representative. Ryu from Ninja Gaiden or Cao Cao or some other character from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

4.A Rhythm Heaven game. Against all odds, the Famicom Detective Club games will be translated. A Style Savvy game may be released for the holidays. Mario Golf. Time to hit the links! Some RPG elements like the GBC/GBA games but not all the fans would want, the same way as with Mario Tennis Aces. Have some strange restriction like Aces did with only being able to play one set at a time. Maybe each course will only have 9 holes. :p

5. A big multiplayer game. Nintendo will want to show off its not Wii-DS era online system. Splatoon 3 with a battle royale element?

6. A new Fire Emblem game will be announced, but not released this year.

7. We'll see a clip of Bayonetta 3 at best. 2022 release, at best. :p

8. A clip of Metroid Prime 4. 2022 release. Will be released before Bayonetta 3 will. :p

9. A Kirby platformer will be revealed for Fall release.

10. New Switch will be revealed. People will be disappointed in that it's not much of a power bump. Nintendo will do the bare minimum as usual.

11. Collabaration with Ubi Soft. Zelda RTS, but no Rabbids inclusion since they want the Zelda series to have more dignity/seriousness. Maybe Assassin's Creed will be the Ubi Soft inclusion, if there is one.

12. Nintendo 64 games added to NSO in the fall, around renewal time. 1 N64 game released a month. Within 3 months, every other month. :p

13. Harada/Nagoshi will be "Switch what?" until they're fired or retire. :p

14. A funeral will be held for Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary on March 31st. On April 1st, they'll announce that it is illegal to own Mario games henceforth.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2021, 12:52:31 PM »
I'm gonna make some bold proclamations for once! But first a few tame ones.

I'm guessing a new Mario Golf will be announced this year, since it feels like it's been a while since Mario Tennis Aces wrapped up. "Yeah well everyone's saying that one."

I'm also in the "New Fire Emblem" train, not sure what it'll be though.

There's gotta be at least one more port from Wii U announced this year, right? Though there isn't a whole lot worthwhile left. Nintendo Land is the most popular, but would require the most work to convert and may need some redesign changes, so they may not do that one. While the next in line for popularity would be Yoshi's Woolly World, I actually think that Xenoblade X would be more likely, since they've been Xeno-crazy lately. "Talk about a real port-able system."

There's gotta be a Super Mario Party 2 right? I know they released that Clubhouse Games thing last year, but that can't have taken their full development effort. "What is you a filthy casual?"

A new Pokémon game besides Snap will release this year, probably the gen IV remakes that are so heavily rumored, but maybe a new Mystery Dungeon?! "Frankly, we'd rather catch a cold."

Due to its explosive popularity, they'll do another year's worth of free updates and events for Animal Crossing New Horizons. "Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!"

A new Switch model will be announced, not sure if it will be something more powerful or something more like the Lite. "Hedge your bets folks."

They'll add a new system to the NSO thingie, but not until September. My guess is original Game Boy, which may or may not include GBC lumped together. "Mmm, pea soup."

Super Mario 3D World seems like it could get some DLC, such as a new world and new characters (Yoshi?!). "Quit making me want to rebuy games!"

A new Dr. Mario title on the eShop feels long overdue! Though they might do something like Dr. Mario 99 instead. "We've got to stop calling everyone who wears a white coat a doctor."

Nintendo will release a Zelda collection of some kind, but it will include the original versions of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, not the HD remasters. "This isn't funny anymore."

Possibly my boldest prediction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will release this year! November most likely.  "Your baloney has a first name, and it's Mop it up."

I'm gonna say Nintendo will not completely ignore Metroid's 35th anniversary and will release Metroid Prime Trilogy HD... However, it will be simply the Wii game upscaled on emulation and not an HD remaster. "That'll be $60 please."

Nintendo will make at least one more public apology about Joy-Con drift, but will continue to do nothing. "I'm sorry you made this post."

Despite this being the year of Zelda, I'm still gonna guess that Super Mario Odyssey 2 is in the works and will release this coming fiscal year, possibly the October slot like the original, but may be a Feb or March 2022 title. Bowser's Fury seems like it was an experiment when deciding what to do with Odyssey 2. "Who knew predicting a Mario game was a wild guess!"
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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 01:47:57 PM »
since we had A Link Between Worlds so recently.
The last several years have blended together for me so I actually had to Google this.

Well, I guess time is an illusion as we march toward the sweet release of death.

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2021, 03:13:52 PM »
4. A Rhythm Heaven game.
I second this. I would even be fine with a re-release of the DS or 3DS game as I don't have either. I am actually playing Fever right now and loving it.

Also you made too many predictions  ;)

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Re: What will Nintendo release in 2021? [final day for predictions!]
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2021, 05:00:01 PM »
Oh, alright. There's a bit of time before the Direct deadline:

Kirby game, Mario sports game, Fire Emblem Echoes game, Nintendo announces new hardware around June to September depending on how E3 stuff may be working this year, Pokemon unveils a Diamond / Pearl remake, Animal Crossing Party (sort of like Wii U Party but with Animal Crossing characters), Famicom Detective comes west, Pushmo comes to the Switch eShop, not 1 but 2 new IP games are released, BotW2 is going to March next year for 5 years after BotW1, Fatal Frame from Wii U gets ported and I'm out of time.