SPOILERS: Official Generation 8 Speculation & Leaks Thread (Updated 22nd Sept 2018)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Video Games' started by Pyrax, Mar 14, 2018.

Loading...
  1. Jukain

    Jukain Aka: Sceptile

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    5,719
    Likes Received:
    616
    Well, they usually announce the titles themselves sooner than that. Regardless, the meat of what's in the game usually does start by May. That's why I say I think they are aware that they can't do an unceremonious reveal this time. You have to be impressive out the gate or else you will lose the hardcore audience for good. There are no second chances, you only have one.
     
  2. Myth

    Myth Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2015
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    278
    Metroid can be important if they make it good and disruptive like Botw. It is a series of relevance, Nintendo could make the game a great success. And I find it very difficult to reach 37 million in time, maybe they'll get close to it (30~32m), but as I said, they will need to use a lot of the marketing power of Pokémon 2019 to do so.

    Edit
    About your previous edit about the Nintendo's expectations regarding the 3DS, we are in the second fiscal year of Switch, so I was referring to the second fiscal year of 3DS. If I'm not mistaken, it come close to or exceeded the predictions of Nintendo. Of course, as I said before, the scenarios are different, so it's hard to do a rough comparative analysis.

    Nintendo's expectations were very high at the time due to DS. While today, they are low due to Wii U. Nintendo has only the Switch now. Nintendo has already released many of its major releases with Switch. And the 3DS, unlike Switch, had the price cut. But Nintendo has already said they don't intend to do that again (selling hardware at a loss). So they are different scenarios, but the second fiscal year of 3DS was a little more reassuring to Nintendo than Switch's second fiscal year. I think they expected a larger share of the 140 million monthly GO players to buy the console, but that's not what happened, so that's why they are so far from the expected number (reaching 37 million by March).
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 8:08 PM
  3. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2,385
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    I highly doubt that we'll have to wait until May to even get the titles of the games unless the games are not Gen 8.
     
    Dotamin likes this.
  4. JakeGower

    JakeGower New Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    Metroid would be great as a big, open world game (it is an exploration based shooter after all), with at least a small amount of basic, western action sequences. So yes, like Botw ha ha
    But I can already see Metroid fans everywhere hating this more modern, non-linear concept, so... I dont know. The potential is there. Maybe we will see it today at the TGA (with a lot of screams, and overreactions). I have seen some insiders hinting at a late development begin, close to the 2017 E3 announcement. So a 2020 release date might be more likely.

    I hope you are right (y) I might be a little more pessimistic about announcements and always expect a delay lol
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 6:15 PM
  5. BackSet

    BackSet Put the stapler down or I will shock you.

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2017
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    682
    Metroid has never been a linier game. It's a metroidvania.

    But this isn't the place to talk about that.
     
  6. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2,385
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    But, the chances of the games not being Gen 8 are rather low. If they stick to patterns, we should expect an announcement in either January or February.
     
  7. prog rocker

    prog rocker Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 27, 2018
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    965
    Well, the wait started since LGPE's announcement, so it's already painful. I guess the only longer wait from announcement to release was the one for GS.
     
  8. SinnohEevee

    SinnohEevee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    1,764
    I thought it was DP, since these games got delayed.
     
  9. Poke Dragon

    Poke Dragon The boundary between opposites.

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    I think traditional remakes have always been announced in May, ORAS definitely did, even if it was just a small teaser, it was still an indirect announcement.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 8:23 PM
  10. dvor

    dvor Lucario best pokemon.

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Messages:
    897
    Likes Received:
    2,202
    only remakes and third versions are revealed on may, this is a new gen, the reveal should be at april in worst case.
     
  11. prog rocker

    prog rocker Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 27, 2018
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    965
    Oh, right. I forgot about DP. I guess I was too young at that moment.
     
    SinnohEevee likes this.
  12. SinnohEevee

    SinnohEevee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    1,764
    First new gen on the Switch. GF should announce it early.
     
  13. nickdt

    nickdt Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    472
    You mean reveal, since they technically already announced it.
     
    SinnohEevee likes this.
  14. Bullet Club Master

    Bullet Club Master Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    71
    No matter what, 2019 is going to be a big year for Pokemon. We have the live-action Pokemon movie in May, the Mewtwo strikes back Evolution film in July and the generation 8 games in late 2019. We will have a lot to keep us busy so that's good.

    It will also be a big year for Mewtwo too since not only does he get a film in July but he is rumored to have a big part in the live-action film in May while merchandise leaks are hinting that he may get a new form for Generation 8 so all in all it will be a big year for Pokemon.

    I just hope we don't get a repeat of what we have gotten the past several years in the promoting of a new Pokemon game. For SM it was announced in February but we didn't get any solid news about it till May. For USUM it was announced in June but we didn't get any good news till August while for Let's go it didn't get announced till May.

    I really hope that when they announce the games they don't do a long period of drought for us but instead give us some information month by month till release, kinda like XY did.
     
    Nicolas721 likes this.
  15. SerenaToAlola

    SerenaToAlola Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2017
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    369
    I'm so sick of Mewtwo, Misty and Brock. Give attention to Wigglytuff instead,
     
  16. Velvet

    Velvet Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    821
    I know it's doubtful that we'll learn the titles soon but I am curious as to what they'll be named. I hope it's something that none of us expect!
     
    SinnohEevee likes this.
  17. IncineROAR

    IncineROAR Darth Ignis

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2015
    Messages:
    1,721
    Likes Received:
    1,224
    I think our hint will be through trademark filings. I think we'll at least get game titles by February, and maybe a treehouse in March or April
     
  18. Borjitasstoi

    Borjitasstoi Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2017
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    66
    dont mention of pikachu and eevee and the spiritual references of kanto all the time
     
    Poke Dragon likes this.
  19. colours

    colours » when my heart speaks free ⭐

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    91
    I'm kinda curious on whether or not Game Freak will return to gemstone names for Gen 8 or go the more celestial route like with Sun and Moon.
     
  20. Dieter

    Dieter Dieter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    348
    Or neither. We've had colours, metals, gemstones, mathematical symbols, and celestial bodies (or are they symbols?). And each of these had something to do with the themes they wanted to put in the games and its mascots. So honestly, it could be anything and it doesn't even have to be directly oppositional.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.