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E3 2021 Predict-a-ton!
 
After two years of hibernation, the E3 Predict-a-ton is back!!! Last year in particular was a weird one for everybody and it was the first year in decades without an E3. Pseudo events tried to replace it but Nintendo didn't really participate. This year, E3 is all-virtual but Nintendo is all-in! So in the spirit of the season I was excited to resurrect the Predict-a-ton for E3 2021! Let's-a-go!

How To Play:
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Here are four sets of statements. Pick all of them you think will come TRUE. (choose as many as you like eg. A3, A6, B5, C9, D10…)

Make your choices in a prudent manner! Each category is more valuable but also becomes increasingly risky. A correct pick means you WIN those points. An incorrect pick means you LOSE those points. This means you might even end up with a negative score, but you may just succeed with the highest total instead!

Please post your predictions by the end of Friday, June 11th, as that's the eve before E3 technically begins on June 12th. I don't think it's clear as of writing this whether or not Nintendo is sticking to Tuesday for their showcase but a lot of events happen before then, so it's best to presume news will be rolling in by then.

It proves to vote early though as any statements that are confirmed ahead of the presentation will be locked and no-longer viable for new pickers. With news of a Switch Pro swirling like a pinwheel during a monsoon, one of these might go out any moment.

This one's obvious but NO editing. Your initial vote is your final vote, so make it count!

For the purposes of this challenge, ALL information that comes out during the course of the show will be taken into account. That includes the Digital Event, any potential Treehouse streaming, press meetings, online news... everything that happens before the digital doors close at the end of Tuesday, June 15th.

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A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed

02) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include Platinum content

03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

05) Splatoon 3 makes an appearance and gets elaborated on

06) Two or more new Nintendo-exclusive Nindies announced (timed exclusive OK)

07) Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Zelda-specific content

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed

09) Nintendo’s core presentation features over 35 different games

10) Mother 3 does NOT get revealed!


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

02) Super Mario Party Sequel Announced

03) New Donkey Kong Game Revealed

04) Super Nintendo Switch (or equivalent Switch Pro) gets revealed!

05) Sequel Announced to Mario + Rabbids

06) Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2021!

07) Samus Aran Comes to Fortnite

08) The Legend of Zelda: 3D All-Stars Coming to Switch (or equivalent combo pack)

09) Monolith Soft’s newest game gets revealed

10) Something new from the Kirby series appears


C) High risk : 6 pts

01) Nintendo Switch Online adds a New Console type

02) New 2D Mario Game

03) Previously unannounced new mobile game from Nintendo

04) New Karts and/or features for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

05) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons Remake Announced

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

08) Nintendo Online App Gets A Functionality Overhaul

09) Game which released over 18 months ago receives substantial new surprise DLC

10) New Fire Emblem Game Announced


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) Special Edition: Zelda-themed Switch Pro

02) Major previously Xbox or PS exclusive game hits the Switch

03) Labo VR Mode announced for Pokemon Snap

04) Xbox Game Pass comes to Nintendo Switch

05) Metroid Prime 4 Releases This Year

06) Bayonetta 3 Releases This Year

07) New “Nintendo Classic” mini console (any console besides the NES and SNES count)

08) ‘Mother 3’ Finally Coming!

09) Mario Kart 9 (or equivalent) is unveiled

10) Reggie Fils Aime returns to E3!

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Bonus Prediction : (OPTIONAL)

These franchises haven't seen a new game entry in a while. WIN or LOSE 50 points by picking one to be announced. Remember, this is optional!

Choose from: 1080 Snowboarding, Advance Wars, Eternal Darkness, Excite, F-Zero, Golden Sun, Ice Climbers, Kid Icarus, Nintendogs, Pikmin, Punch-Out!!, Rhythm Heaven, Star Fox, Star Tropics, Wario, Wave Race.

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GOOD LUCK!

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Last time I expanded this last time to Nintemple, Twitter, and Discord. I'm going to be doing that again this year! So if you happen to see a Google Forms list for this, but you're an active member of NegativeWorld.org, then please post your response/entry in this thread only. Thank you!

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Posted: 05/28/21, 03:55:00
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What is Nintendo's track record of announcing new hardware (revision or otherwise) at E3 itself? I can't remember a case where they've done that, but I'm probably forgetting something.

@DrFinkelstein Yeah, I'd like to see more Splatoon 3 also, but these guesses are what I think might happen. With S3's vague 2022 release date, I don't think Nintendo will be ready to show anything more yet, but we'll see. If I were doing a list of things I want to happen, it would be crazier than the 10-point list, hee hee.
Posted: 06/05/21, 02:11:16
@Mop it up

E3 2004, the Nintendo DS, and the 3DS at E3 2010.


I suppose it depends what you mean by announcement. I think stuff around both was released before, but those events were the first 'real' announcements/looks IMO.
Posted: 06/05/21, 06:35:44  - Edited by 
 on: 06/05/21, 06:37:47
I wish I could go back and change my prediction for the Switch Pro. : )I think we were led astray by 'insiders' a week ago. Was not anticipating a Switch Pro announcement at all before then because it didn't seem to make sense with manufacturing possibility and how well the OG hardware is currently selling. Announcing it now and most likely having limited stock through the holidays can only hurt sales overall, 2022 looks way more appropriate.

But prove me wrong, universe!
Posted: 06/10/21, 19:02:59
@Infinitywave

I keep thinking of this meme:



> Journalists predict a Switch Pro every year
> But this year will definitely be different
> Write down Switch Pro as an official prediction
> Never mind no Switch Pro this year
Posted: 06/10/21, 20:17:34
I feel like the way people talk about a Switch Pro never makes sense to me, which isn't to say Nintendo wouldn't do it, but it's talked at like this thing that would bring all this new power and make it a power competitor with the PS4 / Xbox One, and then get all of these games that wouldn't be possible on a normal Switch, and... would Nintendo really split the market like this? For what exactly? To possibly get a handful of PS4 / Xbox One ports at a time everyone is starting to gravitate to the next gen anyway?

I dunno. I still voted for it because I felt like if there is smoke, there must be fire, but perhaps we were all misled. And I wonder what IT would even be if it does exist?
Posted: 06/10/21, 21:29:50
@Zero

I've always heard it described as a PS4 Pro style upgrade, where all Switch games are compatible on all Switches, but they run better on the Switch Pro.

I agree that it seems unnecessary, the Switch is selling like hotcakes! But I wonder if companies put out new products like this before it seems necessary, that way they can keep hype up and conversation/momentum going. As opposed to waiting for a lull and then trying to rekindle interest.
Posted: 06/10/21, 22:11:16
I think with the PS4 Pro though it can argue the upgrades make it top of the line, can run toe to toe with modern PCs, etc. (at the time I mean, and whether this is true or not, they can at least argue it.) What does a similar Switch Pro get to say? Hey, your games look a little better but not even close to the best out there?

I dunno, maybe I am underestimating the potential market here, but I don't think there is a huge market of people who want the Switch but have been holding off because it isn't quite at the level of tech they want yet, which is higher than the current Switch but below the competitors. Of course, maybe the market is current Switch owners who want an upgrade, but if buying the new console doesn't also drive new game sales, Nintendo probably wouldn't make much from people upgrading?
Posted: 06/10/21, 22:16:32  - Edited by 
 on: 06/10/21, 22:17:21
@Secret_Tunnel

That's very apt use of the meme. Well played.

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I almost got fooled. I thought they just announced new Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo but I guess it's been on its way for a little bit now. I just was oblivious.
Posted: 06/10/21, 22:20:53
A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed

02) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include Platinum content

03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

05) Splatoon 3 makes an appearance and gets elaborated on

06) Two or more new Nintendo-exclusive Nindies announced (timed exclusive OK)

07) Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Zelda-specific content

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed

09) Nintendo’s core presentation features over 35 different games

10) Mother 3 does NOT get revealed!


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

02) Super Mario Party Sequel Announced

03) New Donkey Kong Game Revealed

04) Super Nintendo Switch (or equivalent Switch Pro) gets revealed!

05) Sequel Announced to Mario + Rabbids

06) Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2021!

07) Samus Aran Comes to Fortnite

08) The Legend of Zelda: 3D All-Stars Coming to Switch (or equivalent combo pack)

09) Monolith Soft’s newest game gets revealed

10) Something new from the Kirby series appears


C) High risk : 6 pts

01) Nintendo Switch Online adds a New Console type

02) New 2D Mario Game

03) Previously unannounced new mobile game from Nintendo

04) New Karts and/or features for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

05) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons Remake Announced

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

08) Nintendo Online App Gets A Functionality Overhaul

09) Game which released over 18 months ago receives substantial new surprise DLC

10) New Fire Emblem Game Announced


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) Special Edition: Zelda-themed Switch Pro

02) Major previously Xbox or PS exclusive game hits the Switch

03) Labo VR Mode announced for Pokemon Snap

04) Xbox Game Pass comes to Nintendo Switch

05) Metroid Prime 4 Releases This Year

06) Bayonetta 3 Releases This Year

07) New “Nintendo Classic” mini console (any console besides the NES and SNES count)

08) ‘Mother 3’ Finally Coming!

09) Mario Kart 9 (or equivalent) is unveiled

10) Reggie Fils Aime returns to E3!
Posted: 06/11/21, 09:29:17
I emerge to lose (as usual) in the predict a ton!
Posted: 06/11/21, 09:29:51
@Pokefreak911

Making it in before the cut off. Great! After today, voting is closed and we simply watch to see what happens over the weekend. Exciting! E3 is here!!!
Posted: 06/11/21, 13:18:17
@Infinitywave
@Secret_Tunnel

They're really stretching the definition of the word "imminent", aren't they?!
Posted: 06/11/21, 15:39:44
@TheBigG753

Care to jump in on this? I hope so!
Posted: 06/11/21, 20:16:33
A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed

02) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include Platinum content

03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed

09) Nintendo’s core presentation features over 35 different games

10) Mother 3 does NOT get revealed!


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

05) Sequel Announced to Mario + Rabbids

08) The Legend of Zelda: 3D All-Stars Coming to Switch (or equivalent combo pack)

09) Monolith Soft’s newest game gets revealed


C) High risk : 6 pts

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

09) Game which released over 18 months ago receives substantial new surprise DLC


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

06) Bayonetta 3 Releases This Year

I feel like if they finally show Bayonetta, it could conceivably come out this year especially if they are lacking any other big Fall/Holiday title.
Posted: 06/11/21, 22:01:37  - Edited by 
 on: 06/11/21, 22:02:39
hey hey!

I did very little risk this year.... we will see what happens.. I may be able to see it live over lunch on Tuesday.. yay!


A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed


03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

05) Splatoon 3 makes an appearance and gets elaborated on

06) Two or more new Nintendo-exclusive Nindies announced (timed exclusive OK)

07) Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Zelda-specific content

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed

10) Mother 3 does NOT get revealed!


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

04) Super Nintendo Switch (or equivalent Switch Pro) gets revealed!

06) Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2021!

08) The Legend of Zelda: 3D All-Stars Coming to Switch (or equivalent combo pack)

09) Monolith Soft’s newest game gets revealed

C) High risk : 6 pts

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed
Posted: 06/11/21, 23:52:55
Goddammit, I missed it!

Ah, well, I'll just post my High Risk & Megaton predictions, for fun:

EDIT: Or I'll post them all. Thanks, Fink!


A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed

02) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include Platinum content

03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

05) Splatoon 3 makes an appearance and gets elaborated on

06) Two or more new Nintendo-exclusive Nindies announced

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

02) Super Mario Party Sequel Announced

03) New Donkey Kong Game Revealed

04) Super Nintendo Switch (or equivalent Switch Pro) gets revealed!

06) Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2021!

10) Something new from the Kirby series appears


C) High risk : 6 pts

01) Nintendo Switch Online adds a New Console type

02) New 2D Mario Game

03) Previously unannounced new mobile game from Nintendo

04) New Karts and/or features for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

05) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons Remake Announced

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

08) Nintendo Online App Gets A Functionality Overhaul

10) New Fire Emblem Game Announced


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) Special Edition: Zelda-themed Switch Pro

02) Major previously Xbox or PS exclusive game hits the Switch

03) Labo VR Mode announced for Pokemon Snap

04) Xbox Game Pass comes to Nintendo Switch

05) Metroid Prime 4 Releases This Year

06) Bayonetta 3 Releases This Year

07) New “Nintendo Classic” mini console (any console besides the NES and SNES count)

08) ‘Mother 3’ Finally Coming!

09) Mario Kart 9 (or equivalent) is unveiled

10) Reggie Fils Aime returns to E3!


C) High risk : 6 pts

03) Previously unannounced new mobile game from Nintendo

04) New Karts and/or features for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

05) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons Remake Announced

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

08) Nintendo Online App Gets A Functionality Overhaul


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) Special Edition: Zelda-themed Switch Pro

02) Major previously Xbox or PS exclusive game hits the Switch

06) Bayonetta 3 Releases This Year

08) ‘Mother 3’ Finally Coming!

09) Mario Kart 9 (or equivalent) is unveiled


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Bonus Prediction : (OPTIONAL)

Wario, Wave Race


Voting with my heart...

(No freakin' way we're gonna get all of this stuff...)
Posted: 06/13/21, 05:27:49  - Edited by 
 on: 06/13/21, 20:53:23
@Anand

Long time friend exception. Just post your full expectations today on category A and B and I'll track it. But of course, no picking Rabbids as that is LOCKED down!

But do share if you would have picked that item for your predict a ton or not. I'm curious if it was a hunch of yours.
Posted: 06/13/21, 14:14:43  - Edited by 
 on: 06/13/21, 14:15:34
@DrFinkelstein
Thanks, dawg! I'll update my list. I think that I would've picked Mario & Rabbids, but that might be because of the rumors.
Posted: 06/13/21, 19:17:45
I know I’m late, been busy raising the kids and celebrating my wife’s ##th birthday on the 11th and my son’s a few days early. Anyways, I still check in virtually daily, even if I rarely post. To be clear, I would NOT have likely predicted the new Rabbids game.

A) Expected : 2 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter is Revealed

02) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl include Platinum content

03) Age of Calamity DLC Pack 1 thoroughly explained

04) New amiibo revealed

05) Splatoon 3 makes an appearance and gets elaborated on

06) Two or more new Nintendo-exclusive Nindies announced (timed exclusive OK)

07) Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets Zelda-specific content

08) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 finally detailed

09) Nintendo’s core presentation features over 35 different games

10) Mother 3 does NOT get revealed!


B) Rumored : 4 pts

01) A New Smash Bros. DLC Fighter Will Launch The Week of E3

03) New Donkey Kong Game Revealed

04) Super Nintendo Switch (or equivalent Switch Pro) gets revealed!

06) Metroid Prime Trilogy is coming to Switch in 2021!

07) Samus Aran Comes to Fortnite

08) The Legend of Zelda: 3D All-Stars Coming to Switch (or equivalent combo pack)

09) Monolith Soft’s newest game gets revealed

10) Something new from the Kirby series appears


C) High risk : 6 pts

01) Nintendo Switch Online adds a New Console type

04) New Karts and/or features for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

05) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons Remake Announced

06) Metroid Prime 4 Gameplay Revealed

07) Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Revealed

09) Game which released over 18 months ago receives substantial new surprise DLC.


D) MEGATON : 10 pts

01) Special Edition: Zelda-themed Switch Pro

04) Xbox Game Pass comes to Nintendo Switch

07) New “Nintendo Classic” mini console (any console besides the NES and SNES count). 25th Anniversary edition of the N64, launching on actual anniversary. I don’t actually expect it, but eh, I can dream. With Rare games, including Goldeneye!. Sorry, I’m delusional.

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Bonus Prediction : (OPTIONAL)

Pikmin (I should pick Wario, but as I said, “I’m delusional.”




If you don’t include me in the results, that’s fair. I just like to let people know I’m still here, even if I sit in the corner without much to say anymore.
Posted: 06/15/21, 13:09:10
legendofalex said:

If you don’t include me in the results, that’s fair. I just like to let people know I’m still here, even if I sit in the corner without much to say anymore.

That's better than being a deadbeat like me!
Posted: 06/15/21, 15:21:47
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