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--[E3 2013 Predict-a-ton Challenge is open!]--
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!


To Play:

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    
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Nope, I missed out on Smash Bros. Newcomers and Retro's New Game revealed. Dumb of me to not pick that the newcomers would be shown off!

Of course, there's still time for a few other predictions to come true.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:41:03
Secret_Tunnel said:
I think Non-Specific Action Figure's improbable return is going to be a "bananas at the superbowl" moment. Gah, I can't risk it.

Well thanks a LOT, I'm now on my 9th page of reading..

IIIIIIII guess he didn't pay up?

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:59:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:59:50

Haha yeah I think the guy just disappeared. Speaking of which, I'm a little disappointed we didn't get any fruit-holding.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 03:06:47

You know what we should do next year also? Nintendo Direct Bingo.

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 03:11:00
Unless they show something for Yoshi and Zelda, I think I have 12. Retro's game not being a new IP really messed me up!

Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 03:23:31
@Mop it up

I was also really leaning on that as well... I took the gamble this time. I think I was more upset of getting that thing wrong in this challenge then the actual news of there being a cool looking DKC game..

Posted by 
 on: 06/16/13, 01:58:16
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