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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021 KoopaTV's Live Reactions

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Some detailed gameplay scoops.

Continuing immediately off where the Nintendo Direct | E3 2021 left off is the Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021, where members of Nintendo of America's product marketing and localisation crew will show us some of the games that they showed off during the Direct, but in much greater detail.

This is the last reaction log from KoopaTV for E3 Weeks 2021. And it's the longest yet. Remember when Nintendo announced that Treehouse Live would only be three hours long? ...Yeah... it was over four hours long. ...So... let's see if you can get through this log...

In a rare display of concern for your user experience, I actually put together a table of contents:


Metroid Dread
Mario Party Superstars
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Mario Golf: Super Rush
Shin Megami Tensei V
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Metroid Dread
[12:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's Doug Bowser and Nate Bihldorff talking about how excited they are for Zelda.
[12:40 PM] HeavyLobster: I watched the Direct with my sister.
[12:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're your family too. :(
[12:41 PM] HeavyLobster: It was solid, but not a lot of stuff really got me hyped.
[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Doug Bowser giving a dad joke to segue into Golf.
[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Luig1 brings two sets of pants in case he gets a hole in one.
[12:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...It's not actually a segue because Treehouse Live is going to be doing Metroid Dread first.
[12:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So Nintendo Treehouse Live has officially started I think, and they got people talking about Metroid development history.
[12:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "2D action game"
[12:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So it's Metroid Other M in gameplay?
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They want to put special focus on making it accessible to newcomers.
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The "dread" refers to relentless threats.
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The idea for Metroid Dread first came up 15 years ago"
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "but we gave up"
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The technology held them back.
[12:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Then they got another chance, and gave up a second time.

Metroid Dread E.M.M.I. killing Samus Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
I don't even remember the context of the quote, but I assume it's the Metroid Dread development history.
(The image depicts Samus...being in a very precarious position.)


[12:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But they were really impressed with Mercury Steam Entertainment, who worked on the Metroid II remake.
[12:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So they're working on them with Metroid Dread that beats out their 15-year old concept.
[12:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: E.M.M.I. is a Galactic Federation robot.
[12:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With the Phantom Cloak and by staying quiet, you can avoid detection from the E.M.M.I.
[12:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Reminds me of SA-X from Metroid Fusion.
[12:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...But scarier.
[12:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Samus can also Slide now for smoother gameplay instead of Morph Balling I guess.
[12:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: She must've been jealous of Mega Man after watching him Slide in Super Smash Bros.
[12:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Samus can still Morph Ball.)
[12:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Socially distanced Nintendo Treehousers.
[12:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Audrey and Theresa back.
[12:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mercury Steam has brought back Free Aim.
[12:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And the Melee Counter.
[12:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Will Samus get a new Smash moveset with a down-b counter?)
[12:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And there's a Dash Melee too.
[12:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which is new.
[12:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: For additional movement.
[12:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And fluidly.
[12:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "This game is a sequel to Metroid Fusion." There's a story element on how you got from Fusion to Dread.
[12:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: E.M.M.I. apparently can't climb walls.
[12:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The OMEGA BLASTER can KO an E.M.M.I.
[12:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *cannon
[12:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But it went offline following usage.
[12:57 PM] HeavyLobster: What this direct did do was fill out the second half of 2021 while teasing the potential for a tremendous 2022 with BOTW2 and Splatoon 3.
[12:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I don't  think anyone should have a lack of things to play in the second half of 2021.
[12:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The E.M.M.I. also can't go through tight spaces very well.
[12:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Hm, so there are different E.M.M.I. bots and this second one can climb.
[1:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ADAM computer dialogue sequences are back, but Treehouse is censoring it.
[1:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: To avoid spoilers.
[1:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: GAME OVER
[1:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "perma death"?
[1:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, the enemy perma-dies.
[1:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not you. I think.
[1:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: E.M.M.I. is an insta-kill.
[1:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But I guess if you kill it it won't respawn.
[1:06 PM] Kamek: Just reminded à co-worker that e3 is going on
[1:06 PM] Kamek: He completely forgot
[1:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: pwned
[1:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You're missing out on Metroid Dread stuff!
[1:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Unless you're watching and not saying anything.)
[1:09 PM] Kamek: Can't watch. Working
[1:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: E3 more important. Probably.
[1:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Koopa Kingdom's livelihood can wait. ........<_<
[1:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Anyway, unlike Mega Man, Samus can't slide underwater.
[1:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're now ending the Dread segment.
[1:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And some Mari0 Party Superstars now up.
[1:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Finally a break.
[1:13 PM] HeavyLobster: I do like how Nintendo gave a lot of love to smaller franchises this E3, especially ones that haven't seen much recently.
[1:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (break ended)
[1:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Treehousers are excited about the significantly improved graphics from Princess Peach's Birthday Cake board.

Mario Party Superstars Toadette gives star to Birdo Peach's Birthday Cake Donkey Kong decoration ass Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Donkey Kong is looking fantastic.


[1:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're playing a four-person game here.
[1:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Toadette is the Star bearer.
[1:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: While Toad is the host.
[1:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm not live-commentating a dang plumber Party game, sheesh.
[1:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Honestly I don't remember all of the features of Party 1 to remember what's new and what's not.
[1:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BUT, even though this is a Party 1 board, the minigames are across the series.
[1:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Messy Memory is from Party 3 and that's wot they're playing now.
[1:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm pretty sure you can invalidate this with the Switch's screenshot feature.
[1:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's the sticker/stamp reactions you can put in there.
[1:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I guess as opposed to wot they used to do which is have your character blurt something out.
[1:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a "Double Dice" item that I'm pretty sure used to be called a "Super Mushroom".
[1:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Flattened characters is probably a fetish.

Rosalina squished flattened ground pound Hammer Drop Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
(I'm not into this.)


[1:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They've saved out of the birthday board and warped to Turn 17 of Mari0 Party 2's Space Land.
[1:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shout-out to the Skeleton Key.
[1:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're really doing a CHANCE TIME on this.
[1:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Luig1 traded his one star with Peach's one star, changing nothing.
[1:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bowser's Big Blast on-screen.
[1:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's more tense than Party 2's.

Bowser's Big Blast blow up Luigi explosion Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
(But I AM into Luigi being pwned by explosives.)


[1:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They removed the Mushroom Genie and replaced it with Golden Pipe.
[1:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Button-mashing to fend off Boo is back, though.
[1:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I'm really really hungry)
[1:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: All of the minigames so far are from 1, 2, or 3.
[1:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Vine with Me is back.
[1:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Mushroom item adds +5 to your dice amount instead of Double Dice.
[1:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Rob does the tactically incompetent decision of choosing a wager of 17 coins (out of Rhioana's total of 17) on the final turn on a duel.
[1:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Instead of wagering 1 coin to make sure Rhioana can't have 20 coins no matter what to possibly get a last-turn star.
[1:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And she won the duel.
[1:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *Rhiona
[1:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Rhiona has the Golden Pipe.
[1:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That warps her to the star.
[1:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...So...
[1:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Rob is an idiot. <_<
[1:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Rhiona just got two stars to win the game.
[1:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OH OH OH
[1:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BUT KAY CAN STEAL A STAR WITH BOO
[1:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND NOW KAY HAS TWO STARS TO go to 1st place.
[1:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BUT
[1:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Brandon passed by the same Boo area.
[1:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And is now stealing the star from Kay.
[1:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So now Brandon is the only person with two stars.
[1:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're still doing final minigames to shuffle coins around despite Brandon having a star lead.
[1:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: All turns have finally ended...
[1:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Bonus Stars though.
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A Shopping Bonus Star...
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...A Slowpoke Bonus.
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And those are the only two.
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Brandon lost.
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: erm
[1:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Brandon won.
[1:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "That's all the time we have." Coming up next is MONSTER HUNTER STORIES 2.
[1:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh shoot they're back.
[1:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're thanking CAPCOM big-time.
[1:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm pretty sure they're showing the demo that we're going to get on June 25.
[1:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...so I guess it's spoiling I dunno.
[2:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "This is a really beefy demo experience."
[2:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This is worldwide first live gameplay of the game.
[2:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Because CAPCOM would rather have Nintendo show the game first?
[2:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (They're not really doing much besides walking around time.)
[2:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *town
[2:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *village
[2:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Going out to the field in the evening differs from the afternoon; Treehouse opts for afternoon. Presumably the monsters and materials you encounter is dependent on the time.
[2:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Many goodies and collectibles in the field.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Hakolo Island riding Bulldrome Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Touring the Hakolo Island beach...
I really wanna try this demo.


[2:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Treehouse says that Stories 2 is a great first point in the series, not just between it being a #2, but also to the whole franchise.
[2:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Samantha is really cognisant of her time and is skipping a lot of stuff to fit everything she wants to talk about.
[2:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Getting to North Kamuna Forest skipping all the overworld enemy fights and the golden den.
[2:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Your party needs to balance each Monstie's ability to traverse the world, as well as battle capability.
[2:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: First-ever footage of a battle in this game.

back attack combat Bnahabra Kulu-Ya-Ku Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
This is a surprise back attack, so the monsters haven't noticed the party's presence.
Except the Treehouse talks through this part for...quite a while, so it gets ridiculous.


[2:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Sam is emphasising that enemies TEND to do different attacks, but there's still uncertainty.
[2:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Monsters are downed like in traditional games, and your attacks are criticals now.
[2:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Emphasising being thoughtful with your commands as opposed to button-mash; since combats are graded and you get higher rewards for better fighting.
[2:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I wish I could fight you and take your parts, but we got places to be."
[2:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We get a non-skipped cutscene.
[2:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "I set the voiceover to English, but you can choose Japanese."
[2:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's a Pukei-Pukei poison wyvern thing, with what sounds like boss music.
[2:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pukei-Pukei's face colour and animations changed to give a tell on what its next attack.
[2:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You need to study its habits to know what'll happen.
[2:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (But apparently if you studied the habits in the mainline games, it's the same habits.)
[2:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: She targeted its tail, which was chopped off, which should prevent Pukei-Pukei from spewing more poison since the poison came from its tail.
[2:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You don't know Pukei-Pukei's HP but you can observe its animations.

Pukei-Pukei boss fight tired Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Those hit points are a mystery, but Pukei-Pukei can't hide its exhaustion.
(The battle was over about two turns later.)


[2:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And see it's tired.
[2:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (There's an auto-advance option.)
[2:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (in dialogue)
[2:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Your look changes when you get/forge new armour.
[2:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Treehousers joking about how skimpier armour gives you better boosts.)
[2:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Cute Felynes.

Catavaner Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Awww. (There's a female one too.)


[2:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Treehousers remarking about coming to the game as a Monster Hunter fan, or coming at it as a JRPG enthusiast.
[2:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You're the grandchild of Monster Hunter Stories 1's protagonist, who is apparently canonically a guy.
[2:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Your own protagonist is obviously silent.
[2:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Based on them communicating with head nods while everyone else is talking.
[2:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You get stickers by using Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo in Rise, and vice-versa.
[2:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Break time.
[2:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Just kidding they're back already.
[2:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Talking about Golf.
[2:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They really like everyone's fashion choices.
[2:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're trying to make sure they're using golf terminology correctly.
[2:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...And I wouldn't know if they are or ain't.
[2:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Not like I'm playable.
[2:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I really don't know how I'm supposed to be a dang golf commentator. Bah.
[2:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mari0 and Pauline are struggling to get the ball into the hole.
[2:53 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Mari0 doing a substantially better job.
[2:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: He got a Birdie.
[2:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: She got a Double Bogey.
[2:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I assume story mode would've been far more interesting to show off but also spoiler-y. :x
[2:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They both got par.
[2:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We can't hear the music very well, but it sounds way too good for what it is.
[2:58 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: In typical Camelot sports fashion.
[3:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're showing off the SPECIAL SHOTS.

Angry Mario Special Shot readying Golf Super Rush Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Mario looks really angry at the golf ball, but raising his blood pressure is all he's accomplished.


[3:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...I'm not really sure the benefit of it.
[3:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Plumber struggling to putt.
[3:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Think like a mayor." "Municipal bonds."
[3:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Plumber got a Bogey.
[3:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pauline got a Par. So overall, Plumber wins.
[3:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: NOW they're showing the story, called Gold Adventure.
[3:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're at "Bonny Greens Golf Village", called "the birth of golf in the Mushroom Kingdom."
[3:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "All the characters are interactable."
[3:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Lots of Koopa Troopas and Monty Moles around.

Mario Golf Super Rush talented rookies bench sitting Koopa Troopa Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Smug Koopa Troopa?


[3:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (And to you old-school Paper Plumber fans, they all look the same. The horrors.)
[3:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's all sorts of exercises on practicing your drives or putts.
[3:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Theresa says she learned all of the golf terms from this game.
[3:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Golf Adventure map has about 5 to 6 areas.
[3:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The desert area apparently has a hydration mechanic.
[3:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And she triggered a fire bird boss battle.
[3:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Sacred Flamebeast.
[3:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's random electric balls on the ground that you need to find and hit into the Sacred Flamebeast.
[3:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Running around in the desert depletes your water gauge...
[3:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Mii is making very enthusiastic noises.
[3:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: To finish the boss off, you need to play tennis with the golf club.
[3:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Uh huh...
[3:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wario and Waluigi are here for some reason.
[3:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They want a nap and I kinda do too.

Mario Gofl Super Rush Wario needs a nap Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Unfortunately (and unbeknownst) to me, Nintendo Treehouse Live would go on for another hour and a half.


[3:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...More hungry than tired.
[3:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're doing that weird "everyone runs simultaneously" Speed Golf mode.
[3:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Playable with motion controls.
[3:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's sheep around the court.

Mario Golf Super Rush Bonny Greens sheep Speed Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Sheep sighting on the right. But it's significantly less cute than Wooloo.


[3:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I can't follow this at all. <_<
[3:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm pretty sure it's because they each have their own Nintendo Switch.
[3:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or maybe two people per Switch.
[3:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But we see a split-screen of two.
[3:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Segment ending.
[3:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But more coming up... Shin Megami Tensei V.
[3:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf they're back
[3:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I didn't even get to go up and get something to eat or pee. ;-;
[3:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The user interface hasn't been localised yet.
[3:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (The Japanese written on the pavement in-game isn't supposed to be localised.)
[3:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're getting drinks or something from abandoned vending machines. Wish I had those.
[3:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a demon sitting on an abandoned car. The dialogue is still in Japanese, but the player is live-translating it.
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 20 years ago, the place became a netherworld. Before then, humans lived there.
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: No one knows why it's a netherworld.
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now the onion-head thing Kamek was scared of just chased us down.
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And is joined by two freaky slimes.

Shin Megami Tensei V Slimes monsters combat Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Ew. Dragon Quest slimes are over 9000 times more preferable.


[3:30 PM] HeavyLobster: Is the main character a boy or girl?
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The battle system is a "press-turn" system. When you exploit and find out an enemy's weakness, you can get extra turns.
[3:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Unknown so far!
[3:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They haven't used any pronouns!
[3:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Main character levelled up.
[3:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Went through a whole character level up screen and didn't refer to the character.
[3:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You can see enemies on the overworld map as opposed to random battles, which is a "first time" innovation for the series.
[3:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: uhhh
[3:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Demon negotiation entered with some kind of nude mandrake.
[3:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Instead of you starting a negotiation, it just went up to you and asked you for money.
[3:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You gave it 200 money, now it wants 98 more.
[3:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...huh.
[3:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now you're fighting it.
[3:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Again.
[3:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And talking to it again. The choices are silence, glaring, or not reacting.
[3:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...
[3:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The negotiation failed.
[3:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now they're attacking.
[3:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This makes me a bit uncomfortable. <.<

Mandrake demon negotiation Shin Megami Tensei V Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
You know, the character design is enough to turn me away from Shin Megami Tensei...


[3:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But they're trying to negotiate with the second mandrake.
[3:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It wants to "pull off your arms and legs."
[3:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Somehow it convinced the second mandrake to join the party.
[3:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dunno where the first one went.
[3:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now they're talking to a demon with a sack and a big face mask.
[3:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Giving you a lore dump.
[3:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A demon floating in a pot with a Star of David is asking about the lore too.
[3:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 18 years ago there was a massive demon vs. angel battle.
[3:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (So two years after the world went to hell)
[3:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But the pot-demon doesn't know who won.
[3:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A freaky bird with a forward-facing tail is warning you about a powerful monster battle ahead.
[3:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The monster battle is a huge rock guy.
[3:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's level 48; your party is single-digits.
[3:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Your protagonist sounds very masculine.
[3:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The pixie companion got OHKO'd.
[3:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno why they haven't run away from this thing.
[3:44 PM] HeavyLobster: The protagonist is apparently male.
[3:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Protagonist got OHKO'd.

Stone Monster one hit knockout Shin Megami Tensei Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Well, 150 HP is way more than the max amount you got, so... Bye.
(It's unclear if the segment was supposed to end like this on purpose or...)


[3:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: GAME OVER
[3:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That segment ended with the game over.
[3:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh...
[3:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I don't think that sold the game at all...
[3:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Audrey is back with a new segment.
[3:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp.
[3:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They keep saying it's built from the ground-up.
[3:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're portraying a match between Nell and Olaf.
[3:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "redesigned units"
[3:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: lol they're comparing the game to Fire Emblem
[3:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ADVANCE WARS HAS BEEN OUT OF COMMISSION FOR THAT LONG
[3:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're using Nell's CO Power now, Lucky Star.
[3:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Which has the same luck-based stuff as back then.
[3:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The infantry in the animations had a token black guy.
[3:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Same with the tank operators.

Black infantry tanks Advance Wars Reboot Camp Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Will Yellow Comet have diversity too?
Will there be women?
Will they redesign one or more of the commanding officers...?


[3:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Everyone has cute animations in the story.
[3:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Not that there's much of a story in the first or second Advance Wars.)
[4:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now it's Andy vs. Eagle.
[4:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Eagle is doing dumb stuff with his Fighters.
[4:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I think the character/unit models look even more toy-like than on the GBA so you don't feel bad about the ethical nightmares that happen regularly in the storymode but are glossed over.
[4:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Wondering why he's not checking the bomber's range...
[4:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Eagle's Bomber OHKOing Andy's Medium Tank.
[4:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And then bombing an APC after he gets to move again with his CO Power.
[4:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Guess that's not visibly nerfed.
[4:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now Eagle really has no way to win.
[4:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Though the Treehousers are acting like Eagle is a threat at this point.
[4:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I guess so people keep watching.)
[4:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (End-game Advance Wars can drag out otherwise.)
[4:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Game won.
[4:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "There is online gameplay."
[4:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "More about that coming in the future."
[4:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Four-player co-op that supports up to four players"
[4:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, that's redundant AND interesting.
[4:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...This isn't over yet as WarioWare is next.
[4:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "WarioWare: Get It Together!"
[4:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With exclamation point.
[4:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I associate the phrase "get it together" with Chef Gordan Ramsay.
[4:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "This will be a micro-segment" "and show you just three quick levels"
[4:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: STORY MODE
[4:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ashley unavailable (so far).
[4:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Unlike in previous games, you have a character avatar in the games.
[4:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And the different characters behave differently.
[4:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So you play the microgames differently based on the character.
[4:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You pick three characters but it's random which character is on each game.
[4:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...So you definitely need to think faster than ever before!
[4:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And now they're showing off co-op mode.
[4:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: One system with two Joy-Cons, but there's also local co-op (two systems, one for each).
[4:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Dribble & Spitz is built for two-player.
[4:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Something different than before is that they're apparently telling you the controls before the match.

Mona 18-Volt character controls WarioWare Get It Together Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2021
Mona is throwing around a boomerang in every microgame, apparently.
That's... gotta influence their design substantially.


[4:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Because I guess the controls are the same for all the Microgames now since it's character-based.
[4:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The third mini-segment is 9-Volt's Nintendo Classics.
[4:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: First one is Luig1's Mansion-based.
[4:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Second is Animal Crossing.
[4:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And third is ICE CLIMBER
[4:25 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And that's all they're gonna show.
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Each Treehouser "Waaaah"'d to end the segment.
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Coming up next is Metroid Dread.
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wait wot
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're way over "three hours"
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND NOW WE'RE LOOPING?
[4:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And they're back.
[4:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ARE THEY GOING TO LOOP OVER THIS INDEFINITELY?
[4:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's technically a different part than the first time.
[4:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They keep saying "this is the first new 2D Metroid in 19 years."
[4:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Now they're showing a boss fight.
[4:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Of some freaky alien with a giant tail.
[4:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I guess to the boss's friends and family it ain't an alien but a native.)
[4:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The boss turned invisible.
[4:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So is the item it'll grant be the invisibility cloak?
[4:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That lets you hide from E.M.M.Is?
[4:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 'cause that's how, like, Metroid Prime 2 did their bosses.
[4:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The bosses used the power-ups.
[4:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It's important to blast missiles during cinematics and not just just the cinematic.
[4:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *watch
[4:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Samus doing a final badass looking flip and ending it.
[4:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As she absorbs a power through its tail.
[4:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Phantom Cloak acquired."
[4:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Called it. :)
[4:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Phantom Cloak is an Aeion ability, which you may remember from the previous game on the 3DS.
[4:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Planet ZDR" is the planet name if I heard that right.
Artaria = centre first section; Cataris is the next section.
[4:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Lots of fire.
[4:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You gotta pay attention to the enemy animations to know when to Melee Counter.
[4:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're skipping another ADAM section.
[4:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They went ahead and called ADAM a lore dump.
[4:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So buy the game if you wanna hear it. >:(
[4:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Our first E.M.M.I zone of the map.
[4:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This one is green; but the Phantom Cloak pwns it.
[4:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Unlike the first two E.M.M.Is we saw, this one can crawl.
[4:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (reminds me of Miiverse)
[4:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...game over from the E.M.M.I.
[4:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...and another game over.
[4:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: At least it auto-saved right before.
[4:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "If you don't know who Samus is... but maybe know Samus the fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...same character!"
[4:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Treehouse Live has been going on for over four hours.
[4:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But they're ending this segment.
[4:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (It's supposed to be only 3 hours.)
[4:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Before we go..."
[4:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Special edition.
[4:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: With a steelbook, the game, art cards, and an art book.

Metroid Dread Special Edition art book cards steel case
This is already sold out, apparently. If only I got this article published faster...


[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "thanks for sticking with us this entire time"
[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wot
[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're saying there's a hidden segment up on YouTube.
[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And it's over.
[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WELL.
[4:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'M HUNGRY.
[4:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BYE.



That secret video was for No More Heroes 3, which Ludwig is looking forward to. He thinks it's unfortunate the game didn't show up on Treehouse Live. In other news, Ludwig is tired and exhausted and has a headache and stuff. But KoopaTV has some big E3-related things to keep covering. Until then, let KoopaTV know what your feelings are on E3 2021's Tuesday!

14 comments :

  1. "Will Yellow Comet have diversity too?"

    Yes they will. Watch the trailer and the part with Sami vs Kanbei.

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    1. Well, alright, follow-up question: Will Black Hole?

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    2. Black Hole uses Sus Among Us characters as soldiers. Unknown what is under those helmets.

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    3. Unknown, but maybe this will change that...!

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  2. A miiverse reference, in this day and age? I would kind of like Nintendo to make another console exclusive “social media” thing again.

    I wonder if scalpers or real people bought out that metroid merch. This is one of the few times where I’d actually peg it being the fans. I really hope that game sells well.

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    1. I'm gonna keep referencing Miiverse as long as the Switch lacks basic communication features.

      Why not both? :o
      Scalpers are obviously a contributor, like this guy and others like it (the listing wouldn't exist otherwise): https://www.ebay.com/itm/393395706378

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  3. Can confirm that the thing you said at 1:21 that you probably don't want to be true is indeed true. ;)

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  4. I think they misunderstood the part about the MH Stories 2 protagonist being the grandchild of the first game's protagonist. The ages don't seem to line up right for that to be possible, based on the other returning characters shown.

    As far as I know, the SMT V segment ran into trouble because they started a fight they really weren't ready for at that point in the game. All the SMT fans I saw commenting on it were saying that the Treehouse players didn't know what they were getting into.

    ...And I really hope that Metroid: Dread Special Edition becomes available again somewhere. I've been trying to get it ever since it first went live.

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    1. Well, we get to find out for ourselves how much or how little sense it makes on the 25th.
      ...Hope there's not some time travel nonsense involved. >.>

      The Treehousers aren't doing these blind, though. They practice and do rehearsals... so this HAS to have been intentional... right? Show off the weakness discovery process in more depth than vs. monsters that have much less endurance?

      I didn't think you'd be up for that special edition!

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    2. I also saw someone say the first game's protagonist is canonically named Lute, which would be a different person since the second game's protagonist is the grandchild of Red.

      Hmm, then maybe it was intentional... but I wouldn't have guessed so.

      I like the looks of the special edition!

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    3. Maybe they wanna retcon it.

      But you're not a 2D Metroid fan or anything. :x

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    4. I know I've only played Fusion so far, but I really liked it!

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    5. Related: Did you ever get around to playing your copy of Hollow Knight?

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