Isaac for Smash Ultimate - #GoldenSunday Shines Again!

Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
1,243
So, what do you guys think will happen in the Direct?
Release dates for announced games. Ports that people have been asking for (Metroid Prime 1 - 3). Mario Maker (2?). Random indie game here and there. Surprise third party stuff.

I am not expecting Smash DLC reveal (at best Joker gameplay), Golden Sun stuff (I think they might save it for E3 if there is any in plans right now).
 

Nauzgo

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Apr 4, 2015
Messages
245
Location
Germany
I hope to see 1-2 new games announced, maybe something like Mario Maker, Wario or Pikmin. Oh and the reveal of the new Pokemon game would be appreciated.

What I don't wanna see though is Mario Golf obviously. Then again it isn't very likely that we see something from Camelot anyway.
 

Kalaam

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
246
Location
France
Prediction: Some info on Joker maybe. A good 5 to 10 minutes about FE 3 houses. News on upcoming games like the FF ports, DXM etc...
Unlikely would be info on next Smash dlc, but with the instagram post last week, it can see it happening. (with all the rage that will ensue)
Super unlikely: GS remaster annoucement.
 

Pinguino21v

Smash Apprentice
Joined
Nov 5, 2018
Messages
117
Location
France
Hopefully Golden Sun stuff.

More reasonably, a port of Xenoblade X and Persona 5, and info on DxM.

But mainly expecting a lot of Fire Emblem, a bit of stuff I don't care, and maybe some Animal Crossing or Pokémon (but I don't believe in it too much).

Edit: adding in DraQue 11 release date + "Brave" in Smash
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 21, 2018
Messages
983
Location
Indiana
Hopefully Golden Sun stuff.

More reasonably, a port of Xenoblade X and Persona 5, and info on DxM.

But mainly expecting a lot of Fire Emblem, a bit of stuff I don't care, and maybe some Animal Crossing or Pokémon (but I don't believe in it too much).
I believe the rumors are that Pokemon might be getting its own mini-direct later so I'd agree that we probably aren't going to see any Pokemon.
 

Tetiro

Smash Ace
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
835
Location
United Kingdom
Alright Adepts just a word of warning. If Camelot is announcing a new game for release in 2019/2020 this year it is a 50/50 chance it will be Golden Sun. Otherwise it's Mario Golf. And considering they have the Tennis engine already in place, it is likely Golf.

The statistics show Camelot are split on a 2019/2020 title but it will happen. Their yearly release gaps are 1-2 years. With Mario Tennis Aces, it makes a 2019/2020 a shoe-in.

As to what however I cannot say. The statistics of what they release in what order is far to random to predict. After all, Lost Age came out before Golf or Tennis on the GBA. While on the DS, Dark Dawn was the only DS title. Camelot are all over the place.

So go in tomorrow night expecting a Camelot announcement at best. Because we don't know which one it will be. But note this.

If Golf gets announced, it means the next title they will release on Switch is Golden Sun provided the Switch lasts another 2-4 years. Which looking at Nintendo Switch hardware sales numbers and reception of the console seems very likely.

Camelot_Release_Years.png
 
Last edited:

SPEN18

Smash Ace
Joined
Nov 1, 2018
Messages
582
Location
MI, USA
The statistics show Camelot are split on a 2019/2020 title but it will happen. Their yearly release gaps are 1-2 years. With Mario Tennis Aces, it makes a 2019/2020 a shoe-in.
Would it be more accurate to look at the number of months between releases rather than just the years?

Of course, the release dates are gonna vary by region but you could just do the JP ones or each region separately
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2018
Messages
527
I am hoping we get something GS announced but given the duration the direct is supposedly having I think this might not be the time for us to get that info. Aside from confirme Three Houses info I am expecting on something Metroid related, maybe some Joker info and MAYBE something KH related
I’m expecting Joker gameplay reveal, a healthy amount of Three Houses and a variety of small announcements.

I don’t expect GS, but I also don’t expect Metroid. Prime 4 has been restarted, it’s unlikely they have much information to share atm. Maybe later on in the year, but not so soon after announcing they’ve started over in development.

I don’t expect Pokemon. An announcement like that is for sure one that would be closer to E3.

As for KH, hard to say. I think it’s a bit soon to announce a side game. Maybe a port of 3, but I have a feeling that if that was in the works, we’d have heard about it much sooner.
 

FlintIke

Smash Apprentice
Joined
Oct 7, 2014
Messages
187
Location
Germany
I guess there will be some basic stuff like Mario, PKMN and maybe something about Metroid and FE. Other than that I could only expect a Joker Gameplay Trailer with Release Date.

And we might also get another character reveal alongside Joker. "Brave" probably. But I wouldn't bet on it since I am not 100% certain that even Joker will be there.
 

ZelDan

Smash Lord
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
1,286
Location
New Hampshire
I'm not exactly expecting anything on Metroid, unless there was some secret Metroid project they've been working alongside MP4, which I don't really see happening at all.

That aside, some stuff I'd like to see:

  • Finally some more info on Bayonetta 3. Kinda hoping it's not going through what MP4 is, or worse...
  • Mario Maker Switch
  • A new Mario RPG that's actually exciting.
  • Golden Sun stuff (duh)
  • some serious DLC for Mario Odyssey
  • New Zelda. There are rumors about a 2D Zelda, and I'd be down for that.
  • Ideally we'd get an another Smash newcomer reveal, even if the model isn't ready we could maybe just get a teaser trailer similar to Joker
  • We know there will be FE Three houses, and hopefully it won't be Fates-tier
  • Would be cool to see a less focused on or dormant Nintendo franchise to get some love (F-Zero, Star Fox,Star Tropics, Kid Icarus, Punch Out,Ice Climber etc.)
  • A Wario Land game, you remember Wario had platformers before, right Nintendo?
  • Mother 3 please
 

Frosty Pops

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Aug 11, 2018
Messages
330
I don’t know how Death Battle works, but if it’s a popularity contest we’d get bodied.

Or we use this as a chance to rally, flex our popularity muscles and show the world our might.

Probably the former though.
Here is how it works, to quote the show.
Our combatants are getting prepared. And it is our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win a death battle.

They then do a history of each character and go over their abilities and weapons as well as impressive feats they have accomplished.

Then they go.
Alright our combatants are set. It's time for a death battle!!!!!

Then they do an animated fight and someone dies. Then they go over why this person won either by an ability that gave them an edge or comparing their stats and one being much faster or stronger.
 

FlawedAI

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Messages
425
In regards to the Direct, I don't expect any GS content. I fully believe that if we see something GS-related this year, it will be at E3. However, I personally would like to see news on Persona 5 (please for the love of the Wise One come to Switch), FF7, as well as the usual out of left field pick (I think it will be F-Zero this time around).
 

TheSpaceKing12

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Messages
404
Location
The moon
3DS FC
2105-8706-4581
NNID
IsaacForSSB4
It hasn't exactly been...glowing....in our corner of the wold. Has it? We don't really have much of a reason to do so, but every time direct season his I feel it necessary to try and pick my head up regardless. I don't expect anything great for us all tommrow. But then again. I have no reason not too either. Just gotta be positive, if possible.
 

ZelDan

Smash Lord
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
1,286
Location
New Hampshire
yeah I think the focus on marketing and third parties is hurting Isaac's chances for DLC even more than being an AT
I mean, we only have had one DLC character confirmed so far, and while Erdrick's chances are looking good, he still isn;t 100% confirmed or official yet. And if he is, there's still 3 spots left.

If after the third character we see another third party/marketing pick, then I'll probably expect the last 2 to be as well.
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2015
Messages
819
Location
Weyard
yeah I think the focus on marketing and third parties is hurting Isaac's chances for DLC even more than being an AT
We've had only one character reveal though so it's too early to say if 3rd parties really are the main focus. Still I really don't expect AT promotions to be a possibility until if they choose to go beyond the fighter pass
 

Tetiro

Smash Ace
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
835
Location
United Kingdom
Would it be more accurate to look at the number of months between releases rather than just the years?

Of course, the release dates are gonna vary by region but you could just do the JP ones or each region separately
I do consider this and eventually I will be getting onto it.

Right now I am too busy with the Isaac cosplay making to do so. But when I do, Golden Sun shall be the first one!
 

Pinguino21v

Smash Apprentice
Joined
Nov 5, 2018
Messages
117
Location
France
I believe the rumors are that Pokemon might be getting its own mini-direct later so I'd agree that we probably aren't going to see any Pokemon.
Yeah, that's why I think we won't have something crucial in Pokémon department. The anniversary is coming later this month and includes Q&A with Treehouse. Why that? I don't believe there's enough Pokémon stuff right now to involve Treehouse, but more info on the next Gen until then is likely.

Edit:
PolarPanda shared a "hint" for Smash in the Direct in the SquareEnix character discussion. Not sure what it could mean, it seems it's a hint for a new game (some say Pikmin or F-Zero).
Later in the same thread, people linked to a post from Vergeben backing Erdrick too as a newcomer in Smash. There's also several SquareEnix higher-up retweeting this Direct, including DQXI producer.
On Elma's thread, there's also this Twitter post from Caitlin Glass, Elma's VA. Caitlin is probably involved in the voice acting of some character in the Nintendo Direct, may it be XCX, or maybe a new role in female Erdrick, some Fire Emblem 3H character, or something else.
 
Last edited:

SorrowOfAcheron

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Apr 22, 2014
Messages
336
Location
Gales
Hey, lads.

New GS announcement at the beginning of the year would be amazing, especially since we haven't had news for anything is a really long while.
I think it'd be smart if they were actually working on a GS game to announce it now when everyone's itching for news, and (if it was to release next year) maybe release it early summer if there's nothing big around that time.

I think this is one case where announcing it early could be a benefit; say we get a early-mid 2020 release, announcing now would give a lot of people the opportunity to get into GS, whereas if they were to announce and release close to each other, people would look to Dark Dawn and maybe say, "That game was ehh." no it wasn't I'll fight you and just not be as interested as if they had more to go on.

I also feel Octopath's success is a really good thing for the more traditional JRPGs in terms of less up-to-date Nintendo fans, people who don't keep up with news as much as we do. "hey, Octopath was good, maybe I'll try this." kinda thing.

Also, obligatory-even-if-I-get-burned HYPEEEEE
 

SPEN18

Smash Ace
Joined
Nov 1, 2018
Messages
582
Location
MI, USA
mean, we only have had one DLC character confirmed so far,
e've had only one character reveal though so it's too early to say if 3rd parties really are the main focus.
I mean, my expectations for DLC have less to do with just Joker and more to do with the nature of DLC in general

Also, 4's DLC gave somewhat of a blueprint as to how these things go down. Of course, it could be different this time, but based on everything we've been hearing it hasn't seemed too different so far
 

Undella2

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Sep 4, 2018
Messages
207
I sure would have preferred Minish Cap over Link's Awakening, but what can ya do?

I miss this when it was a party here
To be fair, nothing really super newsworthy related to Golden Sun has come out of Nintendo/Camelot for, like, two to three months now.

It's pretty impressive that the thread's gone on for so long during that time period almost purely off of fanwork and support.
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2015
Messages
819
Location
Weyard
That was an ok direct some great announcement and some I didn't care for although it looks like some heavily rumored games didn't show up like they were expected while a few did. I replied to Nintendo's tweet about the Link's Awakening remake so feel free to share the tweet
Also I downloaded the Daemon X Machina demo and tried to make the mech and the avatar character look like Isaac and Flint as much as I could
 
Last edited:

Kalaam

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
246
Location
France
The Link's Awakening remake looks weird because it's Link Between Worlds' engine. It looks like a 3DS emulation on switch, that's weird. (further confirm that 3DS is dead).
Looks like a very small side project too, they reused a lot of assets from other stuff.
 
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
1,243
The Link's Awakening remake looks weird because it's Link Between Worlds' engine. It looks like a 3DS emulation on switch, that's weird. (further confirm that 3DS is dead).
Looks like a very small side project too, they reused a lot of assets from other stuff.
Hopefully this means GS remake wouldn't end up stuck on the 3DS.
 
Top