Nintendo on smaller scale of Switch games in 2018, different methods to fill in gaps between titles

For Switch’s initial year, Nintendo came out with big Switch games month after month. Zelda: Breath of the Wild got things started, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Odyssey, and Xenolade Chronicles 2 releasing in subsequent months.

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FallenAngel198431d ago

“2018 has had its own fair share of games, but you could argue that the lineup has been a bit quieter – especially during the first half of the year.”

Switch had a more packed first year because Nintendo moved so many late Wii U games onto the system.

septemberindecember31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

There is only evidence of one Wii U game moving development onto the system, Breath of the Wild.

DJK1NG_Gaming31d ago

Yeah. The ARMS, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 just use the engine the previous games used.
ARMS used the engine Mario Kart 8 was built on.
Zelda Breath of the Wild was the only actual game that was developed on Wii U moved to Switch.

septemberindecember31d ago


The use of previously made engines in a game doesn’t constitute the assumption that it was pushed to a new console from an old one. Red Dead 2 uses an engine from last generation, for example.

FallenAngel198431d ago

You can honestly look at Wii U’s paltry last year lineup and not think that they didn’t move games onto its successor

septemberindecember31d ago


The Wii U had many droughts with its release. It wasn’t known as a console that had steady releases, even in 2014 and 2015.