Possibility of a full Nintendo Direct

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  1. Nerdtendo
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    *snip* I'm here to talk about the possibility of a full Nintendo Direct within the next ~15ish days. What makes me deliver such a bold claim? Well I have at least 3 reasons and two of them are good reasons. I'm gonna useuse bad reason first to get it out of the way.

    The mini direct felt unfinished. My gut tells me that there has to be more around the corner. Where's all of the cool stuff happening this year?

    My main reason for this post is something express.com said in an article which you can read here (https://www.express.co.uk/entertain...irect-2018-Dark-Souls-Remastered-Mario-Tennis). In the article, they say that mini directs have always been followed shortly by a full direct. The shortest time between the two directs was a day, and the longest time was 20 days. I think that this could be a sign of an upcoming direct.

    Finally, there's that removed tweet from GameStop on the 10th. People assumed it must have been talking about the mini direct on the 11th but that wouldn't make sense. I don't remember the exact wording but it said something along the lines of, "Nintendo is having a 45 minute direct to highlight the upcoming year." Forty-five minutes. I don't believe that this was a tweet made with unofficial information. I think it was scheduled tweet that went up, I don't know, a week in advance. That's right, I think that the tweet was supposed to go out on the 17th and that the direct will happen on either the 18th or 19th.

    What do you guys think? Make sure to leave a like and a comment below, and subscribe to GameXplain for more info about Nintendo, and all things gaming as well. Am I being stupid? (probably).

    EDIT: the GameStop tweet said "in 45 minutes", not "45 minutes long" so I really only have one good reason

    EDIT PART 2: A place for a Nintendo Direct has been cleared on the Japanese website. Take that as you will.
     
    Last edited by Nerdtendo, Jan 13, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    Was there a reason for the intentional title?

    Anyway, the logic is there, so we'll see.
     
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    DarkSouls for switch... is really dope tbh..soo yeah:D
     
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    That was the headline to the article I linked. I meant to put a question mark. Too late for that now.
     
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    I doubt it but I hope so. The bigger titles everyone's wanting to hear about weren't mentioned. I think this might be the switch's worst year for games in all honesty before Pokemon, Smash Bros and FE drops. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    I find the lack of 2018 amiibo disturbing.

    .. detective pikachu one looks huge!
     
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    We need Pearl and Marina Amiibos July 2018. (We got Callie and Marie about a year after the game launched, so it makes sense.)
     
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    The Gamestop tweet didn't say anything about a 45 minute direct.

    It said "#NintendoDirect is [happening] in 45 minutes. ....."

    https://twitter.com/Nibellion/statu...intendo_direct_then_quickly_deletes_the_tweet
     
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    Actually, it said that the Direct was happening in 45 minutes, not that it was gonna last 45 minutes.

    Edit: ninja'd :ninja:
     
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    wake me up when an Xecuter direct is imminent
     
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    Right now I would say it's plausible, and It definitely makes sense imo. Not only there is the evidence of The extra slot that's still on the Japan direct site and every mini direct being followed by a full direct. but where was Yoshi? Octopath Traveller? Fire emblem? The online service? Where was the last hurrah for the 3ds? With these games that weren't in the mini direct that should've been talked about and were all announced last year (Yoshi and octopath even had playable demos last year), it makes sense they would have a follow up direct featuring these.
     
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    Metroid prime 4 please.
     
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    Assuming Team FailOverflow doesn't try to sabotage it with their anti-piracy ideologies and release their work to undermine Xecuter.
     
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    we can only hope
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    We can hope what?
     
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    I would imagine there's more to come. Not really any heavy hitters on the first party front, just a few ports and remasters and Kirby. Even the third party spotlight title is just a remaster in the Direct mini.
     
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    I want a direct which is dedicated to Yoshi and Pikmin 4. Hopefully on the 18th or 19th January.
     
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    Tnuh Kcud emulator.
     
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    It seems to be right, statistically.
    upload_2018-1-12_23-28-35.png

    I hope it is.