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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?
 
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
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
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi
08) New system announced for the Virtual Console (U/3DS)

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
05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U
06) A new Near Field Communication game announced for Wii U

D) MEGATON : 10 pts
05) NFC collectibles confirmed for Smash Bros.
08) Ambassador program for Wii U
10) Skies of Arcadia 2, Shenmue 3 or Panzer Dragoon exclusive

BONUS Predicton :
One : Metroid
Two : StarFox
Three : F-Zero


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 14:00:19
Smash Bros. screens/trailer predictions are now locked out, Sakurai has 100% confirmed we'll see it on the 11th!


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 16:20:15
Yes, that's 6 pts for me, maybe 12 :p.


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 17:18:39
A. 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

B. 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08

C. 01, 02, 05, 08, 09, 10

D. 04, 06, 08

I'd hardly classify Rune Factory as a "neglected franchise". Rune Factory 4 is launching this summer in the US.


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 17:37:00
@ludist210
I'm with you on that Rune Factory thing. It's had six games since the first release in 2006. I mean, sure, that's less than Call of Duty...


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 18:03:40
We're overdue for a new console Rune Factory game. I could have specified that I guess.


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 20:40:54
@Infinitywave

Eh. A console game will likely be a spin-off of the main series, so...I'd prefer to keep it on portables.


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 22:10:09
Sakurai has announced via his twitter that there will be a Smash Bros trailer at E3. Guess you can mark that one down, IW!


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 22:16:54
Thanks anon, yeah I've done that. Cool news!

@ludist, but Frontier and to a less extent Tides of Destiny are so much better than the portable games... :(


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 22:19:10
@Infinitywave

I think we're overdue for an announcement, but not quite overdue for the game yet. I'm fine with the console spin-offs of the Rune Factory series. I like it all. It would be interesting to see if they want to keep pushing towards action RPG and away from farming, or if they'll step back a bit from the sweeping changes in Tides. But I kinda think that particular IP is more likely to premier at TGS than E3. Prove me wrong, Marvelous!


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 22:22:14
@Infinitywave

I agree. Frontier was easily one of my favorite Wii games (and I'm still working through it).

@VickiL

Well they've already basically confirmed there will be a Rune Factory 5, so...do I get bonus points for sniffing that one out?


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 22:36:02
anon_mastermind said:
Sakurai has announced via his twitter that there will be a Smash Bros trailer at E3. Guess you can mark that one down, IW!

Yay, 6 points!


Posted by 
 on: 06/06/13, 23:13:59
@VickiL Frontier would have been nearly perfect without those darn Runeys. Still, I'm weary of any new console entry after Tides of Destiny, which pretty much removed all the elements I liked about Frontier and transformed it into a somewhat generic action-RPG. Which is still a fun game, but nothing special like Frontier.


Posted by 
 on: 06/07/13, 01:17:13
So now anyone who didn't submit yet doesn't get to include that as an option? It's an unfair 6 points that way? But it's also unfair if we were to negate this pick for those who did it now to even the playing field again....


Posted by 
 on: 06/07/13, 04:35:49
@DrFinkelstein

That's why the warning is there for people to submit their picks early

Otherwise waiting for more information give the people picking later an unfair advantage.

He who dares, wins. We get 6 points for taking the chance.


Posted by 
 on: 06/07/13, 05:07:39
4000 points: A sequel to A Link to the Past...

...

wait...

I'll be making my predictions this weekend I have a feeling at least someone may get over 14pts this time.. even landing one bonus prediction can send someone into the winners circle.. Better kiss my championship cup that's on my shelf before I give it to someone else....that is, unless I can forsee the future two years in a row...


Posted by 
 on: 06/07/13, 06:07:43
3 days left. Get your predictions in soon!



Posted by 
 on: 06/08/13, 13:18:02
Seriously you guys, it's almost time!



Posted by 
 on: 06/09/13, 03:08:28
@Infinitywave
Ha, that's an awesome picture.


Posted by 
 on: 06/09/13, 03:12:43
Cutting it a bit close, but here we go:

A) Most Likely: 2 pts
02) New 3D Mario Platformer gets a name and a 2013 release
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: 4 pts
02) Mario Kart U confirmed for 2013
05) Wind Waker HD confirmed for 2013
06) Good Feel show a new trailer for Yarn Yoshi
08) New system announced for the Virtual Console (U/3DS)

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
05) Some kind of teaser or artwork shown for Zelda U
09) Wii Sports U announced

D) MEGATON: 10 pts
02) Retro's game is a new IP
09) Return of non-specific action figure

E) Bonus (Optional)
Kirby, F-Zero


Posted by 
 on: 06/09/13, 22:58:21
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