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--[E3 2013 Predict-a-ton Challenge is open!]--
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June 01, 2013, 19:15:34
 


Drop the bomb, Iwata!

June 11th marks the first E3 show for Nintendo that doesn't come from the stage of an LA theatre. Instead, at 7am PST / 3pm BST / 11pm Japan time, a new Nintendo Direct will be livestreamed to the world and while there may not be fireworks (or attempted fireworks), there will also be no charts, no PR waffle, just games.


Think you know what Nintendo has in store for the Wii U's most important holiday season? Will the 3DS continue to have 'So Many Games'? Will there be megatons?

It's prediction time!

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To Play:
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Here are four sets of statements. Simply pick whichever ones you think will come true. (choose as many as you like eg. A01, A03, A13, B02, B03, C5... etc.).

But choose wisely! These predictions are increasingly valuable and increasingly unlikely. Correct picks win you points, incorrect picks lose you points. Will you manage to score more than zero this year? Last year's winner was Smerd with a perhaps unassailable 14 points.


Please post your predictions by the end of June 10th.


No editing.


We will gray out any statements that are officially confirmed in advance of the main ND and you won't be able to pick them after that, so it might help to get your guesses in early!


For the purposes of this challenge, all information that comes out during the course of E3 will be taken into account. That includes the Japan, NOA and NOE directs, press meetings, interviews, online news, and additional Nintendo Directs.




A) Most Likely : 2pts

01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct

02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release

03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown

04) Mario Kart U trailer

05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X

06) Bayonetta 2 trailer

07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD

08) New video of Pokemon X/Y

09) New color/s for 3DS

10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3



B) Maybe : 4pts

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4

02) Mario Kart U confirmed for 2013

03) New Nintendo/3rd party game collaboration

04) Dragon Quest VII coming to the West

05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013

06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi

07) A new Wii U bundle for the holidays

08) New system announced for the Virtual Console (U/3DS)

09) Monolithsoft's 3DS game revealed

10) Treasure's 3DS game revealed



C) I guess it's possible... : 6 pts

01) Retro Studio's game is revealed

02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown

03) Smash Bros. 4 gets a firm release date

04) Bayonetta 2 for 2013

05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U

06) A new Near Field Communication game announced for Wii U

07) Majora's Mask remake for 3DS

08) Exclusive Wii U game from Capcom, Level-5, Mistwalker or Square-Enix

09) Wii Sports U announced

10) Earthbound collection for 3DS



D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) 3rd exclusive Sonic game is a Mario/Sonic platformer

02) Retro's game is a new IP

03) New model of 3DS

04) GTA V, Metal Gear Solid V, Destiny or Dark Souls - Wii U version

05) NFC collectibles confirmed for Smash Bros.

06) Dragon Quest X coming to the West

07) HD remake of Metroid Prime

08) Ambassador program for Wii U

09) Return of non-specific action figure

10) Skies of Arcadia 2, Shenmue 3 or Panzer Dragoon exclusive



Bonus Prediction: (OPTIONAL)

Will these neglected franchises have a new game announced for them? You can pick up to three, but everything you pick MUST be announced.

Pick One = 50pts
Pick Two = 100pts
Pick Three = 200pts

Choose from: Metroid, Star Tropics, Star Fox, Waverace, 1080 Snowboarding, Wario Platformer, Donkey Kong Country, Chibi Robo, Trauma Center, Pokemon Snap, Kirby, F-Zero, Rune Factory, Endless Ocean, Excite, Fatal Frame, Punch-Out!!, No More Heroes.


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Posted: 06/01/13, 19:15:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/06/13, 16:20:52    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
*Sigh*

I tried to restrain myself this year. I really did. But I suspect some of these choices are borne more from optimism than anything else. Ah well.

At least I avoided the MEGATON category


A) Most Likely : 2pts

01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3


B) Maybe : 4pts

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
03) New Nintendo/3rd party game collaboration
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013


C) I guess it's possible... : 6 pts

01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
04) Bayonetta 2 for 2013
05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U
07) Majora's Mask remake for 3DS


BONUS PREDICTION: Metroid.


Posted by 
 on: 06/02/13, 16:11:30
A)
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B)
01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi

C)
01) Retro Studio's game is revealed


Posted by 
 on: 06/02/13, 17:00:40
It just occured to me I should have included Advance Wars in the neglected franchises list!

It's probably too soon after FE:Awakening for Intelligent Systems to release news of it even if it was in development, but it's in the realm of possibility.


Posted by 
 on: 06/02/13, 18:32:53
A) Most Likely : 2pts

01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B) Maybe : 4pts

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
03) New Nintendo/3rd party game collaboration
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi
10) Treasure's 3DS game revealed

C) I guess it's possible... : 6 pts

01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown

D) MEGATON : 10 pts

02) Retro's game is a new IP


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 06:28:47
Quick question, Shibata is the pres. for Nintendo of Europe?

Kindof strange he is listed with the other two. I can't recall seeing the guy in any of the Nintendo Directs. Plus, E3 being a US event, I doubt Shibata would be in Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 08:13:06  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/13, 08:16:32
Mr_Mustache said:
A) Most Likely : 2pts

01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct (Has Miyamoto become Shibata??)

Dude, I'm just looking out for ya, but Shibata has never made an appearance at an E3 & I do not recall seeing him in any of Nintendo's Direct videos.

I'm assuming when we see Reggie in the Nintendo Directs here in NA, the fine folks across the Atlantic get to see Shibata.

Anyways, when the E3 Nintendo Direct is shown here in NA and we don't see Shibata, then that would count against those choosing A1. I mean, even though those in Europe might see Shibata speak in places where we see Reggie.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 08:33:02
@gamewizard65

You're right, he's from NOE and he runs the Europe/PAL specific portions of the Nintendo Directs. You don't normally watch them.

I think the point of the prediction is, all three will be involved in an ND, whether you see them in your paticular viewing or not. E3 might be held in America, but it's very much a worldwide event.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 08:51:41  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/13, 08:55:05
Tried to play it cool and cautious until you flashed up that list of awesome franchises at the end and I lost my mind.
Oh well.

A) 2pts

02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y

B) 4pts

02) Mario Kart U confirmed for 2013
04) Dragon Quest VII coming to the West
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi


C) 6 pts

01) Retro Studio's game is revealed

Bonus Prediction
Pick one: Wave Race
Pick two: Star Fox
Pick three: Metroid


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 11:49:38
This year I'm keeping my imagination firmly in check:

A)

01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B)

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013

C)
02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 18:52:37
A) 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10
B) 01, 02, 05, 06
C) 01, 02, 09
D) none

Bonus: Kirby, Star Fox


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 19:22:00
A) 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10

B) 01, 03, 05, 06, 07

C) 02

D) 09


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 23:11:15
I'll partake...

...later.

I wanna be a wiener! Ima channel my inner Nostradamus.


Posted by 
 on: 06/03/13, 23:53:37  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/13, 23:54:20
@gamewizard65

I still don't even know who he is.


And if I get this wrong, what, my score drops from -347 to -349? EH.


Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 00:55:43
A) Most Likely : 2pts
01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B) Maybe : 4pts

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi

C) I guess it's possible... : 6 pts
01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U

D) MEGATON : 10 pts
02) Retro's game is a new IP

The only winning move is to not play.


Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 01:40:27
Hooray - one of my favorite E3 related happenings. Here goes.


A)
01) Iwata, Shibata and Reggie all present in a Nintendo Direct
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B)
01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
02) Mario Kart U confirmed for 2013
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi

C)
01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown
06) A new Near Field Communication game announced for Wii U

D)
02) Retro's game is a new IP
09) Return of non-specific action figure


Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 06:18:41
I probably overextended, but it's my first year. I'm sure that's a tradition for Predict-a-ton newbs.


Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 16:41:49
@VickiL Don't worry, scoring -82 is a rite of passage.


Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 23:17:16  - Edited by 
 on: 06/04/13, 23:18:24
A)
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
05) New footage of Monolithsoft's X
06) Bayonetta 2 trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
08) New video of Pokemon X/Y
09) New color/s for 3DS

B)
01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4
02) Mario Kart U confirmed for 2013
03) New Nintendo/3rd party game collaboration
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi
07) A new Wii U bundle for the holidays

C)
01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown
05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U
06) A new Near Field Communication game announced for Wii U

D)
Nope, not getting any of these from me :P

BONUS
Metroid


Posted by 
 on: 06/05/13, 03:34:02
A) Most Likely : 2pts

03) Smash Bros. 4 screens or artwork are shown
04) Mario Kart U trailer
07) First footage of The Wind Waker HD
10) The new 3D Mario platformer is not Mario Galaxy 3

B) Maybe : 4pts

01) Teaser video of Smash Bros. 4

C) I guess it's possible... : 6 pts

01) Retro Studio's game is revealed
02) One or more Smash Bros.4 newcomers are shown
06) A new Near Field Communication game announced for Wii U


Posted by 
 on: 06/05/13, 10:59:46
Five days to go...



::sawing::

::hammering::

::Pikmin sounds::


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 12:13:16  - Edited by 
 on: 06/06/13, 12:35:08
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