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5 Predictions Ahead of Wednesday's 45-Minute Nintendo Direct

5 Predictions Ahead of Wednesday's 45-Minute Nintendo Direct
From N4G - September 12, 2017
The 10th Rider1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

I'd expect updates on Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors, and maybe something on Pokken. We will see a release date for Xenoblade, if it is really coming out this year (they are still saying so but I will be skeptical until it's in my hands). They will highlight some of the big third party games coming this holiday, such as Skyrim, Rocket League, Sonic Forces, NBA, and FIFA. We may get a Skyrim or Rocket League amiibo. Smaller titles such as Rime, Yooka Laylee, Hallow Knight and Stardew Valley may get release dates or updates.

As for new announcements I expect at least one Wii U port. Likely either something from Platinum Games or the long-rumored Smash 4 Deluxe. I'd be shocked to see a major new game announced for Switch (unless Pikmin 4 is finally formally "announced") but we may see a smaller title or two. If there is a bigger title announced I imagine it will be from a partnership with a Japanese developer and it will be shown off further at Tokyo Game Show.

The 3DS part will include Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It's a wildcard, but we may get a new 2D Zelda announced. I think there will be another one before they finally phase the 3DS out but I do not necessarily think it will be announced until next year. Outside of that I do not imagine there will be any big 3DS games unless they announce Mercury Steam is working on a followup to Samus Returns or something like that.

Other than that they will show off updates for both Splatoon and Arms, as well as a few upcoming system features and more info on the second batch of Zelda DLC . . . Maybe even info on Mario + Rabbids DLC. The system features and the updates for current games will be why the direct is so long.

EDIT: Maybe more info on SMT or Project Octopath Traveler as well.

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