Oh man, this should be interesting. So many questions...
Nintendo's been pretty quiet since Mr. Iwata's unfortunate passing, which is understandable of course. I'm curious what their plan is to regroup. Any chance we'll see some 2016 stuff or will they just focus on the end-of-year things?
I'm no prediction machine, but it would shock the skittles out of me if they announced AND released a new console in the same year. So if I was a betting man, I'd say 2017 for the codename NX. (Actually name: Wii X, probably.)
My concern, given the Wii U's name and way they debuted it, is they DON'T know what's good for them, ha ha. That's what I'm saying, sadly. But time will tell, as it always does. I really do hope deep inside me that they learned that lesson.
Also the skittles are not the shocking thing. The shock of them releasing the console in the same year as announcing it is what would expel the skittles out of me, you see.
Should be interesting. I have no idea what direction they'll go in. I'm not expecting too much from it, anything meaty will just be a bonus. I'm even more interested in how the presentation style will be. Let's also remember to be a little lenient; Iwata's started good, some real highlights, but got even better quickly.
In the investors meeting they claimed they still had some unannounced titles, so we may see one or more of those mentioned here. Twilight Princess HD seems likely to be something revealed here. I also expect some talk and footage of upcoming games like Xenoblade X, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Star Fox Zero, etc., possibly revealing some new details about those games.
I believe they also said that this will be the final Nintendo Direct in its current form, and next year it will undergo a reformat and likely name change. Which would make sense, as these just won't be the same without Iwata.
Yes! Right, they did say something about unannounced titles in that meeting. I won't get too excited but I will buy TP HD if that does come true. It might not be the right place to look back on Iwata's contributions but at the same time, maybe it is? It'd be really great if they devoted a bit of time to him within the Direct.
I'm hoping there's a tribute to Iwata in some form in there.
I'd also expect something about amiibo...the Smash line is basically done on Friday (aside from Lucas, Ryu, and Roy) and outside of the next wave of Animal Crossing and Shovel Knight, they've got to have something on the horizon.
I think it's too early for that, possibly. I mean, you announce the NX this month and you're GOING to cannibalize a bunch of holiday Wii U sales. It would be a really, really stupid business move. I think, anyway. And I'd wager Nintendo's marketing department would agree, ha ha.