POPEYE (1980) was the second film I ever saw. I must have been four or five. Even now, seaside towns have a strange familiarity to me, which I suspect stems from this film—it doesn’t matter where it is, I always feel I’ve been there before, and I know the taverns and coffeehouses. I feel strangely invulnerable in seaside towns; they are like lingering enclaves of the gentle Saturdays of my childhood.
The scene that stayed with me most though: the underwater octopus. That angry eye, distorted by the ripples of the sea—wonderfully terrifying.
With E3 so close I was trying to think of what would Nintendo talk about during their E3 Direct knowing what games we currently know of 🤔
Super Mario Maker 2, Pokémon Sword and Shield and Fire Emblem Three Houses would all have been talked about somewhat extensively in past Directs by the time E3 comes but that won’t mean they won’t get a mention. Specially to remind you about release dates.
Details for Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Bayonetta 3 have been quiet for a long time since their small teases so long ago, I expect info on them. Bayonetta has been the longest It’s time. Also Links Awakening since this surprise tease is also supposed to come out this year.
Astral Chain is coming out soon after E3 so I think they will talk about it too. Daemon X Machina has gone quiet since the demo came out yet they still claim is a summer 2019 release… sadly I could see this one getting a delay and not even mentioned.
Even thought they’ve talked about it multiple times it would be foolish marketing wise to not talk about an exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 game with all the current hype of those characters on the biggest day for video games.
Mario & Sonic Olympic games are more of a Sega marketing thing so I doubt that it would get a mention even if it’s coming this year.
Anyone else remember Town? I completely forgot that was a thing happening until a random tweet mentioned it, i wonder if they forgot too 🤣
And obviously whatever new Smash Ultimate fighter is coming.
They always say they’re only talking about games that are coming out that year but that never happens, I’m sure we will get 2020 surprises. What could those be? 😁 personally I want to see what Retro Studios has been working on, a new Pikmin and a new Donkey Kong Country game.