With rumors that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might be skipping its European launch slot - ScreenCritics Shaun explores why that would be bad.
It needs something good at launch. The 3DS and Wii U both had very weak launch lineups that didn't give people reasons to get the systems. The Switch needs to do better.
The reveal is next week so *maybe* there's a hidden gem in there. I honestly can't see anything matching BOTW for pure hype. It would be insanity for Nintendo to let that hype slip by, even in one region.
The Mario platformer rumored to launch that is the likes of something like Mario Galaxy could get some strong hype as well.
I think they will show at launch a catalog of gamecube games on the system at launch, Skyrim remastered and sports games at launch, Zelda Breath of Wild and a big new Mario platformer the likes of Mario galaxy and Sunshine at launch, ubisoft shit at launch and later, then showing Mario kart and Super smash bros "remastered" for the first few months of the system, and a surprise new Nintendo game from a established IP is announced for 2018, and finally Beyond good and Evil 2 exclusivity announcement for 2018.
Should be solid showing.
They showed it on Jimmy fallon, go figure...
I saw that, really embarrassing.
That means nothing coming from a Nintendo hater.
it was embarasing tho monkey.
10 minutes or so of fallon trying to keep his cool. doing alot of talking about the console, and little actual use shown.
Take off your hater glasses monkey man. Not everyone who talks negative about the switch is a nintendo hater.
Hope they dont rush this game if its actually launching with the switch. I want this game to be the best it can be.
I like how a few idiots get bored with their thumbs up their asses, make up a few lies, and all of the sudden it's "rumors"...
I need Zelda breath of the wild at launch lol need a proper Zelda pronto
if this gets delayed on wii u in favor of the switch (like twilight princess) I'll be downloading the ISO and playing on CEMU
Im thinking of doing the same thing xD.
I personally don't think that the Switch needs Zelda at launch. It would definitely be nice, but we still don't know what other games are launch titles. If they have Mario, Slatoon, Mario Kart, Skyrim, ect I don't think Zelda is necessarily needed to fill out that pretty darn amazing launch line-up. Not having Zelda might actually allow Skyrim and other 3rd party games room to breath and actually sell well, especially Skyrim since Zelda is now pretty similar to it. If there are no games at launch, which seems unlikely since Nintendo said they delayed the Switch in order to have more launch games, then Zelda missing that would be a mistake.
Yeah Nintendo Shaun2k5 (lol) of ScreenCritics knows things.
What i think the device really needs, is some block buster games that appeal to the modern 17+ Western gamer. Nintendo has been missing and omitting that market for a long time, and i really think its a Achilles heel for them.
Thats not a knock at Nintendo's games or IP's. As good as stuff like Mario, Zelda and Splatoon is, i don't think the average western 17+ walks into a game store and buys a console for these IP's. They need some big budget mature AAA games, more focused to the wests tastes. Maybe focused on Cinematic gameplay and or Multiplayer (but with a more mature theme) They need what used to be called a "Killer app" and as good and big as the Zelda franchise is, i just don't think Zelda is THAT game that the Switch really needs to change public perception in the eyes of the market i'm talking about. I think it needs to be a some new IP's, showing a change of direction for Nintendo and something unexpected and hugely impressive. And with lots of marketing power put behind them.
Not saying Nintendo need to omit, Mario, Pokemon and Zelda etc (not at all!), they are hugely important IP for Nintendo, but i think this market would be inclined to buy these games as "side purchase" along side some new more targeted IP.
Again, not knocking Nintendo, i just think that market is huge and the most important and its one that Nintendo seems to have no real grip on since really the Gamecube. (and even then not much)
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