Nintendo has not had a “traditional” Nintendo direct since February, and by traditional I mean a presentation where they discuss a variety of games and make a small number of new announcements to keep the tide of information flowing. I feel like we have seen more information being dropped in press releases as of late compared to the past couple of years, where the Nintendo direct was the primary outlet for information. We have had a Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, Tomodachi Life, and Hyrule Warriors direct here in the states (a Yokai Watch 2 direct was Japan only). That said I expect to have some new information about Bayonetta 2, but I don’t really expect anything mind blowing. Personally I feel as though they have sweetened the pot dramatically by giving you 2 games for the price of one. That said, predictions and wants after the jump. Let me know in the comments if you think I am way off base.
- Online mode(s) detailed
- Details of digital pricing model explained. We know you get both games on a separate disc at retail. I am thinking a good model for attracting hardcore players would be to charge 40 for each game then get 50% off after you purchase the first one. This would allow someone who already played the first game and potentially picked up the console to get the sequel on the cheap. I am on the fence whether this idea is good or bad, but here it is for everyone to see.
- New Nintendo themed goodies in Bayonetta 2 similar to the costumes confirmed for Bayonetta
- Voice chat in multiplayer. I continuously hold out for a first party title that does this with no compromises. Hyrule Warriors disappointed. Come on Kamiya, learn Nintendo something!
- Some sort of Miiverse integration
Never Gonna Happen
- System update announced that allows for the aforementioned voice chat and adds join feature to friends list. This would also be in preparation for Smash Brothers, giving Nintendo time to test their servers so we don’t have a repeat of the ultra terrible Brawl Online.
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