Nintendo Is Making All The Right Moves – But Can It Keep Up The Momentum?

Nintendo's on a roll when it comes to recent announcements for the Switch, 3DS and NES Classic Edition. WWG takes a closer look as to whether it can carry that energy into 2018.

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wonderfulmonkeyman1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

Well, I wouldn't say ALL the right moves.
Their subscription service is still 90% unknown, their lack of a Miiverse successor and an in-system messaging service is a distinct mistake, and their online chat alternative is a prat-fall in all but the most literal of senses, but they've definitely succeeded in spreading out their games more, and in getting more devs interested, than they ever did with the Wii U, so the signs of it becoming a long-term success are positive.
What matters now is, once they've gotten their biggest names all accounted for, what will they do next, first-party-wise?

That'll be key to keeping momentum, and I'm thinking they'll turn towards reviving franchises they haven't revisited in a while.

Kid Icarus Uprising 2? A new F-Zero?
Or maybe, dare we hope for it... a collaboration with Squeenix for a proper Legend of the Seven Stars follow-up?

There's tons of potential, the Switch's stride is strong so far, and the ball's in Nintendo's court.
Time will tell.

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TheFirstClassic1420d ago

Mario rpg with the worlds and characters from that game? Like a legit sequel? That would be dope.

Nodoze1420d ago

They are out of the gate quickly....but it is a long race. As mentioned the online infrastructure and services are giant question marks. As usual the first party offerings are fantastic. They just need to keep the momentum.

I would LOVE WiiU ports of
Starfox (with PROPER twin stick controls)
Xenoblade X
Bayonetta 1+2
All Zelda releases - re re released

ibrake4naps1420d ago

It's gunna sell great like their other handhelds. I'm loving mine

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1420d ago

Yes. With
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Metroid Prime 4
project Octopath Traveler
Kirby Star Allies
and ever exclusive and unannounced games for 2018

SuperSonic911420d ago

I hope Ninty don't put too much "violent adult" games on Switch for it will ruin the kiddie friendly image of the platform.

Prince_TFK1420d ago

There had been adults game, and there had been kiddie games on Nintendo console. Even if Nintendo focuses on the young audience, that doesn't mean they neglect their older ones. While games like Mario Kart 8D and Mario+Rabbids might be appealing to younger audiences, there are always games like BOTW and Xenoblade 2 that lean toward the more mature ones.

yellowgerbil1420d ago

clearly you haven't played Mario+Rabbids. that is the most hardcore game made this gen, it does a good job of preparing people for how difficult it gets, but the game is brutal starting at the Halloween world (halfway through the story). Even before that point there is some serious tactical challenge, and I'd say it is actually MORE robust than xcom with a lot of the mechanics

TallonIV1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

M+R is a difficult game, I don't see many kids beating it.

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