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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Nintendo Direct | E3 2021 KoopaTV's Live Reactions

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - E3 2021's saviour, or the final nail in the coffin?

Welcome to the start of the last day of conferences for E3 Weeks 2021. We've gone through several companies so far, and the overall impression is that E3 2021 has been overhyped, and the expo hasn't justified its existence.

But those impressions have been generated before Nintendo's presentation. Can Nintendo end E3 with a favourable impression? We're big Nintendo fans at KoopaTV (obviously), so here are our unfiltered, live reactions to the Direct:

[11:50 AM] Kamek: Link?
[11:50 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.twitch.tv/e3/
[11:52 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Glad you're alive!~
[11:59 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So... This is it... Nintendo at E3 2021.
[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (In under 30 seconds.)
[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...........



[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: RP TO MATURE
[12:00 PM] Kamek: Watching an ad
[12:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Yeah you're supposed to get into the stream before it starts to get the ad.
[12:01 PM] Kamek: You're lucky I'm even here
[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shinya Takahashi, our guide for today's Direct. And Yoshiaki Koizumi, who will be our guide as well.
[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're very grateful.
[12:01 PM] Kamek: I'm buffering quite a bit. So I may be behind
[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nintendo bragging about many games from themselves and third parties.
[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Focusing on a selection of games releasing this year."
[12:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SNAP
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SNAP
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: VDEO
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: GJKDFFNDD
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOT ACTUAL GAMEPLAY
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I BET IT'S SMASH
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: IT'S GANONDORF
[12:02 PM] Kamek: Double snap
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND BALROG
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...I dunno.
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's not Balrog.
[12:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: KAZUYA?
[12:02 PM] Kamek: Oh
[12:02 PM] Kamek: Tekken
[12:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: M-More fighting game characters?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya Mishima drops Captain Falcon off cliff
Spoiler alert: F-Zero doesn't appear in this Nintendo Direct.


[12:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: RIP F-ZERO
[12:03 PM] Kamek: Lol they keep throwing off cliffs
[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOOO NOT KIRBY
[12:04 PM] Kamek: Uber buffering
[12:04 PM] Kamek: The chat is losing its mind over kirby
[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Masahiro Sakurai.
[12:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I'll go over the details at a later date."
[12:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sooo is Nintendo gonna announce an eSports league because they keep adding fighting game characters to Smash?
[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: June 28 Sakurai Presents. ...Guess we'll have to note that.
[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (and get off work)
[12:06 PM] Kamek: Smash is definitely an institution
[12:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uhhh so wot am I watching now?
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LIFE IS STRANGE
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: True Colors and the Remastered Edition.
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...See the Square Enix presentation from... wotever day that was.
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sunday.
[12:07 PM] Kamek: I don't quite remember what Life Is Strange was about
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOOO
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THIS IS SQUARE ENIX'S PRESENTATION
[12:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ALL OVER AGAIN
[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wait wtf they went out of their way to say it's not on the Switch
[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Guess that got retconned.
[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Can we get those Final Fantasy pixel remasters to the Switch, too?
[12:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...guess not.
[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They have a university simulation on now... coming next year.
[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dat ain't 2021 focus.
[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "beloved series rolls"
[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "20th anniversary"
[12:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Super Monkey Ball?
[12:10 PM] Kamek: Aww
[12:10 PM] Kamek: I miss monkey ball
[12:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is this series still active?
[12:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...or is it dead?
[12:10 PM] Kamek: It's active
[12:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: uh oh
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Super Plumber Party.
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Superstars"
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: YO PEACH'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's a compilation of previous Plumber Party content.
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "all of which support button controls"
[12:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "all game modes work with online play" including with randoms and friends.
[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "See it on Treehouse Live E3 2021"
[12:12 PM] Kamek: Wow Mario Party remastered
[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "We're working hard on Metroid Prime 4."
[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Today we'd like to introduce another new entry to the Metroid franchise."
[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ???
[12:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: METROID 5
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (They're showing more here than all of what we know about Metroid Prime 4.)
[12:13 PM] Kamek: Lol what
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (...Which is Samus walking down a corridor being chased by some freaky thing.)
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's 2D.
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: METROID DREAD
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[12:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That name is very familiar...
[12:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: From, like, years and years ago.
[12:14 PM] Kamek: This is dread?
[12:14 PM] Kamek: Dread was the biggest Metroid rumor ever
[12:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "See it on Nintendo Treehouse Live"
[12:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: October 8, 2021.
[12:14 PM] Kamek: There was a scan in Metroid prime 3 that even mentioned Dread
[12:15 PM] Kamek: Saying it was almost complete
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, NOW it's almost complete.
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AMIIBO FIGURES
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: For Samus and the "E.M.M.I", the freaky robot.
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Familiar Franchises Return on Nintendo Switch"
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Just Dance 2022.
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Uh...
[12:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Did Just Dance ever leave the Switch...?
[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That's not wot I expected...
[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Cruis'n Blast is also a familiar franchise.
[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...well that was quick 'cause now we're in THE ULTIMATE DRAGON BALL Z experience.
[12:16 PM] Kamek: Cruis'n
[12:16 PM] Kamek: Man. . Bringing out the old stuff
[12:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: An action RPG.
[12:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Obligatory Plumber Golf: Super Rush segment.
[12:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf NEW DONK CITY

Mario Golf Super Rush New Donk City free update
So... What happens to the city when Mayor Pauline allows people to golf in it?


[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Nintendo repeating CAPCOM repeating themselves with Monster Hunter Stories 2.
[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Except this is literally new footage.
[12:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's more gameplay here than there was in CAPCOM's presentation.

[12:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And it'll be at Treehouse Live.
[12:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WAAAH
[12:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: omg playable Ashley
[12:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Multiplayer Warioware Microgames that's character-based.

WarioWare Get It Together! cast of characters illustration
Wario hates his employees, which is why they only can work with one monitor without their own space.


[12:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (WarioWare: Get it Together!)
[12:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The multiplayer is co-op.
[12:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, this is SMT.
[12:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I remember that intro.
[12:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ew
[12:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hostile demon wasteland in Shin Megami Tensei V.
[12:23 PM] Kamek: Just got in again
[12:24 PM] Kamek: It looks interesting at least
[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: FairyJack Frost. (Made from demon fusions.)
[12:25 PM] Kamek: Nvm
[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...is it no longer interesting?
[12:25 PM] Kamek: I hate the onion headed creature
[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SMTV will be on Treehouse Live.
[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Pre-orders for physical version begin June 21"
[12:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're over halfway.
[12:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Danganronpa coming to the Switch.
[12:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Danganronpa Decadence" a compilation of three games.
[12:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And there's a board game.

Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp cow E3 2021 Nintendo Direct
I only took this screenshot because of the cow.
...I hope the cow doesn't get tortured or anything scary.


[12:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The individual games will also be available separately.
[12:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (But not physically.)
[12:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is also going to warp from Wii U to Switch.
[12:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now there's a games and DLC montage.
[12:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Coming soon, some even today!"
[12:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Including a campaign expansion of Doom External today, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 HD remastered.
[12:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...and...the Rabbids trailer again.
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: booo
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AHHGHRGTTNFG
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ADVANCE WARS?
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WTF
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: YOO
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The original Advance Wars returns"
[12:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up"
[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, I know folks that'll be happy.
[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf is this voice acting
[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OH
[12:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: IT'S THE SECOND ONE TOO

Advance Wars Re-Boot Camp with 2 Black Hole Rising Nintendo Direct
For some more information on how Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising is unbalanced...
...This is a fun article for that.


[12:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "This last segment will be our last announcement of the day."
[12:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And then they show Breath of the Wild characters... but it's for the Age of Calamity DLC.
[12:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm assuming "rebuilt" means "rebalanced" too for Advance Wars.
[12:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "last segment" also includes The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Here's a little something you might like." He pulled out a Game & Watch.
[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Where you can play The Legend of Zelda NES.
[12:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...And Zelda II.
[12:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND Link's Awakening (Game Boy version).
[12:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...And Link as the Game & Watch Vermin killer.

Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda 35th anniversary Vermin
If you want another Nintendo collectible, go ahead.
(You can play the games, besides Vermin, pretty easily and cheaply.)


[12:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Oh.
[12:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: HERE'S The Breath of the Wild 2.
[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Development has been steadily progressing."
[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Please take a look."
[12:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (by the way I'm mildly upset that Nintendo showed games from other developers but didn't show The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles)
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Link just went through a building with some kind of warp portal or disintegration skip.
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ........
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "2022"
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "So, what did you think?"
[12:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The setting has been expanded to include the sky."
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I guess because the ground has been thoroughly explored.
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're working on games not shown today.
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They bowed and it ended.
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Soo...
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Is the E3 Stream gonna bring us to Treehouse Live?
[12:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...yes.
[12:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uhhh I guess I'll do a log cut-off somewhere around there because they aren't doing a break.



Nintendo Treehouse Live has already concluded by the time you're reading this, but it lasted far longer than three hours. That's next, so look below for the link.


Here is Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021, continuing right where the Direct left off!
This was KoopaTV's reaction log for the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019.
The last Nintendo Direct that happened was February 2021's.
Here is that June 28 Kazuya (Mr. Tekken) presentation!

18 comments :

  1. Fantastic show, definitely the best show of E3 (although that wasn't a high bar to pass) and great all around!

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    1. I mean, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I think we all took Nintendo passing the bar for granted.

      Based on my reaction here the thing that got the biggest... reaction from me was Advance Wars... Hm.

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  2. Really wanted more Splatoon 3 news. Advance Wars Re-Boot Camp 1+2 helped neutralize the disappointment. Now I want to see how Jess will look in that style. Also no Sora to ruin the Direct experience.

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    1. Splatoon 3 is covered under "we're working on other games but haven't showed them."

      I don't feel anything about Mr. Tekken, and I can't even remember his name.

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    2. Mr. Tekken guy on Twitter said he was going to make sure the most spammiest demands will not be approved by the Smash development team and he included Sora as a spammy demand. https://twitter.com/harada_tekken/status/1185053442563162113?s=21

      So I am very much fine with Mr. Tekken.

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    3. The Fighters Pass 2 may as well be 5 characters instead of 6. He's just neutral.


      I did like the February 2021 Direct more.

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  3. crash still not in smash. he's gotta get in eventually, ri-right? th-they wouldn't just le-leave out a famous gaming icon, right? th-they're saving him for the final fighter, t-to build suspense. e-end it off with a b-bang, y'know?

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    1. ...I hope he doesn't get in, so this is one step closer to that goal.

      (And also one step towards no Phoenix Wright... :()

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    2. in other news, i DON'T like the metroid amiibo, because nintendo shoulda learned from the 3ds game. scalpers will buy thousands of amiibo, and raise the cost, and then ol' nintindin will stop making them, and then nobody will have the amiibo.
      (i should stop typing these comments on my 2ds touch screen, it's super hard)

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    3. ...Yeah you should get a computer and a keyboard.

      I don't see the logic between "Nintendo's products are incredibly popular and sell out whenever they're in stock" and "Nintendo will stop making them".

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    4. I forgot to add eventually in the "nintendo will stop making them" thing

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    5. ...Ah, right. Well, Nintendo will probably make them as long as they feel like they can make more profit making them than making other things, so... Better pay the scalper prices. (Or beat them to it.)

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  4. Hot dang, this is gonna be an expensive year in gaming for me. Metroid Dread, Advance Wars remake, Mario Party remastering, THE LOZ GAME AND WATCH, not to mention the new Mario Golf that I was already gonna get along with TWEWY Neo and Skyward Sword HD! Heck, I've got Babylon's Fall and Astria Ascending in the "worth further investigation" pile!

    ...When the heck am I ever gonna PLAY all this stuff?!

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    1. I agree—affording the games isn't an issue, it's having time to play them all.

      (Which is generally why I wasn't personally upset about CAPCOM revealing nothing new. The games they have announced are plenty.)

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  5. Yay Metroid! Prime is cool and all but the 2d games are my favorite. Especially since this is continuing the storyline, that is a big deal.

    I consider myself a warioware enjoyer although I’ve not played that many games. I don’t think that’s a bad thing though as warioware games are pretty much all the same with new gimmicks every game, and that’s how I like it. So I’ve got mixed feelings on this new game, seems like the gimmick is multiplayer. My main problem is the character icons that you have to control. Warioware is all about being fast with micro games, those characters look like they’d slow things down, especially since they require multiple buttons to maneuver whereas past micros games usually require one button.

    I liked the links awakening style and I don’t mind the Pokémon remakes style, but advance wars looks kinda plain. At the very least they should make the background toylike to match the figures. But the figures looks plain too, it needs a bit more polish in my opinion.

    Overall Nintendo either had the best or 2nd best presentation, the rest of E3 sucked. To say nothing of take2’s shenanigans.

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    1. So make sure Ridley doesn't appear again...!

      It looks like, based on Treehouse Live, there's still a very brisk pace to the microgames, and the character icons might actually make your brain work even faster than if they weren't there.

      I do want to see more footage of the Advance Wars but I'm not opposed to the art style.

      ...While KoopaTV didn't do a reaction log to Take-2's panel because it wasn't a company presentation, I did watch it after the fact. ...Yeah.

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  6. Calling it rn. Kazuya is gonna be at least high tier. He can dash then cancel it into another dash. His micro spacing is gonna be insane.

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    1. You could justifiably say he'll be high tier just off the fact he's DLC.

      But you'll probably be right on the merits, too.

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