Operation Backlog Completion 2017

Apr 122017
 

We’ve got another Nintendo Direct to look forward to this evening at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET.

Its main focuses will be ARMS and Splatoon 2, but since it says it will include information about the Nintendo 3DS as well as the Nintendo Switch, it’s safe to guess those two games won’t be the only things shown.

So let’s make a few predictions!

Likely

Predictions I think have a fairly good chance of coming true:

Yooka-Laylee Switch Release Date

Yooka-Laylee came out yesterday for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but the Switch version’s release date is still unknown. A Nintendo Direct so soon after the game’s launch sounds like the perfect time to announce when this 3D platformer will be available on the Switch.

Pikmin 3DS game

Remember the side-scrolling Pikmin spin-off they announced for the 3DS and then said nothing more about? It’s supposedly still due out this year, so maybe this is the 3DS news on its way.

Less Likely

Predictions I think could come true, but probably won’t.

Virtual Console details

Nintendo hasn’t said much about how the Virtual Console will work on the Switch, but maybe they’ll give details today. It would certainly count as “information.”

Ever Oasis news

Ever Oasis looked very cute and interesting when it was announced at E3, but we’ve barely heard anything since then. How about a new Ever Oasis trailer?

Unlikely

Predictions I’d love to come true, but I won’t hold my breath for.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 for the Switch

Yesterday, Bayonetta was announced for the PC, but many fans are hoping to see the first and second game brought to the Nintendo Switch. If it happens, it’s probably the sort of announcement they’d save for E3, but who knows?

Mother 3 localization

I’m still convinced this will happen eventually, and since they sprung EarthBound Beginnings on people during a tournament, why not casually drop the third game during a Nintendo Direct like this? Best of all, bring it with the Virtual Console news I mentioned above.

The Great Ace Attorney

We’ve waited patiently in the hopes that Dai Gyakuten Saiban, or The Great Ace Attorney, will be localized. There will be a live stream about the sequel next week. This week there’s a Nintendo Direct with unspecified 3DS news. COINCIDENCE?

…Yes, probably.

But we still can dream!

What are your predictions, likely or not, for today’s Nintendo Direct?

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  6 Responses to “April 12 Nintendo Direct Predictions”

  1. Well, you’re… pretty off.

    I have no faith Yooka-Laylee will even get on the Switch.

    • At least I got two predictions right!

      You think they’ll cancel the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee? Why?

      • You considered the Ever Oasis segment news?


        …Well I wasn’t actually paying attention during it so maybe there was new information. I dunno.

        I think they’ll cancel the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee because no one is going to buy the game with everyone crapping on it, so they figure why bother making it? It’s clear they haven’t really started it.

        • Ever Oasis got a release date, which is more than it had before, and a new (short) trailer, so I’d say my prediction came true.

          I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews for Yooka-Laylee alongside the negative ones, and even several of the negative ones suggest that it’s what I’m looking for (a 3D platformer like N64 3D platformers), so I’m going to get it. If it was getting really low scores, I could see there being a problem, but I don’t see its current scores making them cancel the Switch version.

  2. We need to wait till E3 comes out and after this Crash Bandicoot! lol

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