Get a feel for some of the amazing titles coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop in 2018.
Hopefully Metroid Prime 4 and No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again both arrive in 2018. What happened to Seasons Of Heaven? Hopefully we'll get an update on it. And the game Retro is working on hopefully will get announced in 2018. Nintendo will probably have surprises that will launch next holiday. I really wish a brand new Mario Kart is coming. 4 years next May since Mario Kart 8. They have been coming out about every 4 years as MK7 was 2011. Yes, I'm thirsty. Lol
Yeah, I feel you on Metroid Prime 4 and No More Heroes. I feel Mario Odyssey will keep me busy for a while, but moving into 2018 I need one or preferably both of those in my life lol. As for Seasons of Heaven, it kind of dropped off the face of the earth. I remember it being among the first Switch titles announced and then... nothing. No updates for months. I wonder if it was cancelled?
Hopefully it was just starting development as to why we haven't heard anything about Seasons Of Heaven. I'm super hyped for Odyssey and I will try and 100% that as usual. :p If Metroid makes it out, Nintendo will probably couple it with another big release. Luigi's Mansion 3? And throw in some Gamecube games on Switch? Ok, i'll shut up wishing. Lol
I've seen longer lists for Nintendo in 2018 this list only has 31 on it. releases.com has 56! Plus another 66 that it is not sure of the year on. https://www.releases.com/l/...
If they manage to pull off Prime 4 before the mid point of next year, I'm going to be very happy, but I'm setting my expectations low, by thinking we're not going to see that till holiday of 2018 at the EARLIEST. Aside from that, I'm expecting a surprise reveal of a combined version of Smash 4 to hit the Switch sometime in the near future. HD Smash Run with local multiplayer support and the ability to actually encounter your opponents on the field while collecting the powerups, that just sounds like too good an opportunity to pass up...
I think if Nintendo wants a surefire holiday hit, they'll work to get Metroid Prime 4 ready (at least that's what I'm hoping). And yeah, there's a tragic lack of Smash on the Switch. I can definitely see Nintendo announcing/releasing a Smash game next year, even if it's like a Mario Kart 8 situation where it's just an updated version of the Wii U's Super Smash Bros.
@PolishWingedHussar, I think they're more likely to put out Animal Crossing next holiday. They already have No More Heroes and Fire Emblem for next year, which kind of fall under the same category as Metroid with all being games for older individuals. Animal Crossing is one of their biggest series and it's been years since the last one, so having one drop next holiday season would help sell the console.
All i need is Metroid to be honest but I also want another star fox, i actually liked the last one.
Metroid can't wait for!... Seasons of heaven was vapourware wasn't it? Or faked :/... MK9 yay! News on sma5h? Starfox? F-Zero?
To Indysurfin, that website lists a lot of rumored and "what if" titles like Smash Bros for the Switch which has yet to be confirmed. This list features titles confirmed by Nintendo with links attached to each game verifying its Switch presence and current projected release date.
What could they really do with a new Mario kart though? Give us new characters and stages? They can do that anyway with DLC.
Animal Crossing for Switch is coming next year according to my intuition
Really hope so too! If not, then the incredible popularity of Stardew Valley on Switch should justify Nintendo making one.
I'd love a new urban champion and Rygar.
Super hyped for smt and fire emblem
Just got my Switch yesterday in lue of SMO coming soon and picked up BoTW and a pro controller with it. I have been very pleasantly surprised with how good the game looks undocked, abd just how fun the game is overall as I really havent cared for any Zelda post WW. Am SUUUUPER hyped for Maio now!
I kind of wish I didn't buy BotW on my Wii U so I could justify buying it for my Switch, but I didn't get a Switch until about a month ago. Playing Mario+Rabbids and I agree, undocked games look solid. And I'm also lookin' forward to Odyssey! Looks great. Hopefully XBC2 is equally fantastic when it releases in December. And as a heads up, "In lieu" essentially means "in place of". I'm not trying to be a know-it-all or anything, just a friendly FYI :-)
Thx lol. Always down to learn something
I hope we will see Fire Emblem, Metroid, No More Heroes and something that's not announced yet. But I wouldn't be surprised if next year will be lackluster in terms of Nintendo exclusive games as they have pushed out so many this year. Then they will make a comeback in 2019. It's not like we've not seen it before.
They've already got Project Octopath Traveler, No More Heroes, Fire Emblem, Kirby, an Yoshi confirmed. On top of that I think we'll see either Animal Crossing or a 2D Mario for the holidays. We know Retro Studios and Next Level Games have had projects in the works for a long time. We know Pikmin 4 is in development. So let's say we get everything from the first list, along with Animal Crossing and Pikmin 4 next year. That's still 9 AAA Switch exclusives right there. Throw in a port of Smash Bros and maybe one other port, such as Captain Toad, a Donkey Kong Country Returns collection, or Bayonetta 1 + 2, and I'd say the year is pretty packed. They'd be close to their typical goal of a game a month.
In response to my previous comment: Oh yea, I know about Fire Emblem for Switch! That's something I've been looking forward to since its announcement. Last one I played was Awakening & I really enjoyed it. Hopefully having more power than they've had in a while will allow them to do some things that maybe the 3DS was just a bit too weak to do. I was just saying as another recent exclusive in 2017, FEW was not something I cared to pick up. I'm not sure about Yoshi or Kirby. Hopefully they'll both be above average entries, but they don't really excite me. My issue with those franchises tends to be that, while I might enjoy them enough, I wouldn't want to throw down $60 for them. Played the 3DS demo of Woolly World and was meh about it. Kirby Triple Deluxe was solid, but those titles are at least somewhat more budget oriented being on a handheld. Unfortunately, we all know Nintendo doesn't believe in lowering the prices on games as a general rule of thumb lol. Temporarily blanked on Octopath Traveler. I'm keeping my eye on that. The demo was OK, but I'm waiting to see a bit more on it before I'm fully sold. Has a really cool aesthetic though. No More Heroes seems strange via the trailer/things I've read. Playing a collection of indie games that Travis sort of invades? I'm certainly intrigued, but hopefully a demo of that comes out & pulls it all together for me. At least to this point, Nintendo has shown they have quite a bit of variety between their releases, which is great. Looking forward to seeing what else they have up their sleeves for later reveals! I also kinda hope they stop with the Wii U ports - very selfishly, I admit. I'd like for my Wii U to maintain at least SOME value. The more games that they take away from it, the less value the already thin value I got out of it becomes. I'd also like for the Switch to maintain its own identity, so to speak. I believe having ports for launch was a necessary move, but it is clearly in full swing now so ports seem less necessary. But that's the nature of today's gaming industry, I know - port 'em if you got 'em lol.
I hope at least one of the games you mention comes out next year. Ultimately, I just hope they have a couple exclusives in the pipeline for release next year. As of now, I only have Mario+Rabbids. By the end of 2017 I'll have Odyssey and likely XBC2 as well. I already bought MK8 & BotW on my Wii U and Fire Emblem Warriors isn't my cup-o-tea, so if they don't have any more exclusives for a year that will kinda suck for me lol. I don't think they can get away with not having at least 1 solid exclusive for Holiday 2018. I also expect that they'll want to maintain their solid momentum, and nothing helps keep a console selling like experiences you can only get on that hardware. Don't let me down Nintendo!
I wasn't talking about Fire Emblem Warriors, a new mainline Fire Emblem was already confirmed to be in the works for Switch. I believe a 2018 release is currently planned. They've got Yoshi and Kirby likely coming out the first half of the year, along with Project Octopath Traveler. Nintendo lately has been announcing quite a few games close to release. Most of what came out this year was revealed 6 months to a year before release. I'd count on them having at least a couple titles still under wraps for next year, in addition to the confirmed Project Octopath Traveler, No More Heroes, Fire Emblem, Kirby, an Yoshi.
Fire Emblem and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has already been confirmed for 2018 though so I don't know why people are hoping.
I think we can all agree that release dates don't mean much these days. Delays are so frequent that a "confirmation" truly requires air-quotes more times than not. I'd say that goes double for games that are given rough estimates like "2018". Though yea, it is nice to know they at least are trying to get them out the door next year :-)
@instantstupor Yeah people said that for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Nintendo has not delayed a single game they published this year
I really want a switch but still feel it's a little early to purchase one. Will get one during next year it seems. But it's difficult to hold off on buying one. ><
Just wait until Mario reviews, it'll be even harder to hold off, haha. I was going to wait until Summer to buy one but I caved when Zelda was getting such an insanely good reception and so I bought a Switch at launch.
My issue is there's only a small handful of killer games out or coming out before the year's end. That buying one now would have a chance of the console collecting dust. If it wasn't for Bethesda releasing 2 games this side of Christmas. There wouldn't be much else after mario coming out. I have been trying to wait for next year means I can do catch up on a much larger library of games. For botw. Played it on Wii U, was alright.
That's certainly fair. If that's the case and you've got plenty of stuff to play, there's not really any reason to buy one now. In my case I was itching for a game like Breath of the Wild and I wasn't playing anything else at the time. Since I was planning on buying a Switch within a year or so anyways and I wasn't counting on a price drop, I figured I might as well buy it then instead of waiting. I also play a lot of couch co-op and Nintendo consoles are unparalleled when it comes to that, so I've already gotten my use out of it from multiplayer alone. .
Mario is a no-brainer and BoTW is worth the hype. Its a little on the expensive side for sure though.
Mario looks amazing. Really can't wait for that and Mario Vs rabbids looks great too. Already played botw, wasn't super keen on it shockingly.
I've had the Switch since launch, and I only own 5 games for it: Zelda BOTW, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, Fast RMX and Kamiko. Yet I've played the sh*t out of it. Zelda and Splatoon 2 alone have taken about 270 hours of my game time, and I'm still playing them, and will only get a break from those when Odyssey comes out. If you were to buy a Switch right now (assuming you like Nintendo games), you're already set for a few hundred hours with those games, plus others like Mario and Rabbids (which I didn't buy), and Odyssey which is about to release. And if you didn't have a Wii U, chances are you would be interested on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well... Kart 8 took about 150 hours of my playtime on Wii U. And ARMS is also pretty fun (played a couple demos), although I don't know if it has quite the same mileage as the other games.
It's the convenience factor for me. A game I'd normally spend maybe 10-20 hours in I'm suddenly playing for 30-50 easily. The system is slick and it books up in just a second, which starkly contrasts the Wii U's boot time that took like 20-30 seconds at launch. Transition from handheld gameplay to TV gameplay works incredibly well and the dock ensures the system is always ready and charged without having to plug in the system itself. I played Mario Kart on Wii U and I done just about everything except beat all the staff ghosts and go for 3 stars in every cup. I got Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so I could put my Wii U away and still have the game to play with friends, but I've ended up sinking 50+ hours into it in single-player, beating all the staff ghosts on 150cc and getting 3 stars in every single cup, including 200cc. I wasn't even interested in handheld mode when I purchased the console, but it's just so convenient to pick up and play that it's really amplified the use I get out of the console.
I'm really hoping we get details on Pokemon Switch. Animal Crossing details would also be lovely
Can Retro Studios please announce a game already ?!?! It's been ages since they did anything and its way overdue at this point.
I thought Retro is handling Metriod 4?
Nope, new internal team.
what is Retro doing...
That list is missing the new exclusive Tales of.
This list is missing: Fire Emblem Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle Starlink: Battle for Atlas Attack on Titan 2 Peach Ball: Senran Kagura: Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura Gal*Gun 2 Arena of Valor Champion Jockey Special Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue Dragon: Marked for Death Blade Strangers Steins;Gate Elite Atelier Lydie & Suelle Crazy Justice State of Mind Runbow Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud My Time at Portia
day one on atelier, it's so casual and the crafting is interesting.
I’d love to see a new animal crossing. Also I’ve been thinking Stick Of truth and fractures but whole would be good to see in switch. For a couple of reasons. 1. Great games. 2. Show Nintendo embracing different game types.
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