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Comic 96: What was that about broken clocks again

So recently Nintendo announced the NX would be released in 2017 (and Zelda delay), along with the somewhat questionable decision of not doing much at E3 except show off the new Zelda. Either way, several people brought up a certain analyst getting a Nintendo prediction (2017 NX) RIGHT somehow, and well...


by MadJak91 at 5th May 2016, 1:53 PM

Yeeep! GameFAQs was really ablaze because of this.
But people always are. What is going to happen remains to be seen and although it does not concern me, I can see people being annoyed. A lot of them buy Nintendo consoles primarily for the good old series.
I guess it is a jerk move but they want to sell those NXes.

Really. What is their lineup for the rest of 2016?
I think there is some new Pokemon coming out though...
But that is 3DS.

by Zanreo at 5th May 2016, 9:59 PM

Yeah, 2016 doesn't seem to be the best/most exciting year for them, but they might be thinking of "calming down" in public this year while constantly working from behind the scenes and get back stronger in 2017? idk
It seems weird to almost drop E3 and just focus on one game, but if they really want to keep it secret until later I guess there's not a lot more they can show off right now... it will be revealed later in 2016, but I wonder why not E3, where they'd get most of the public's attention. Some people are wondering if they'll do thier own "Nintendo World" presentation instead, which they do sometimes for big releases (at least, this deserves more than just a plain old Direct)

And yeah, not much releasing this year... there's been Star Fox, we're getting Tokyo Mirage Sessions(the crossover) and the new Paper Mario for Wii U... pokémon Sun/Moon is 3Ds, yeah, like you said. (and personal hype: Rhythm Heaven 3DS!)

by ProfEtheric at 5th May 2016, 6:40 PM

I love Nintendo's "disturbance in the force" look there... :)

by Zanreo at 5th May 2016, 10:00 PM

Yep, something is just not right here...

by RazorD9 at 5th May 2016, 10:41 PM

Some of those things on the prediction and advice list scare me.

by Zanreo at 5th May 2016, 10:48 PM

Sadly, it wouldn't be too far off from what someone like him might say...

by melaredblu at 8th May 2016, 6:11 AM

Eh, this doesn't bother me much. The release for the NX can't possibly go as poorly as the Wii U release did. And delaying the new Zelda is fine by me, as long as the final product is good.

by Zanreo at 8th May 2016, 6:15 AM

Yeah, the most questionable thing here feels like dropping everything except Zelda at E3 (would be a prefect time to show off NX if they're gonna show it later this year anyway), but I guess if they can't show off much NX yet they won't have anything to show

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