Console exclusives are one of the major reasons to own any particular console over another. With that said, what does the Nintendo Switch bring to the table in 2018?
Amazing lineup. Where’s Pikmin 4 though?
A lot of unannounced games that we won't hear of until the next Direct &/or E3. It's being made though so we will get it eventually.
I'm guessing they will rerelease Pikmin 3 first
Is there a release date for Hyrule warriors?
Just spring is all we got.
Am I missing something with Hyrule Warriors? I passed on the Wii U and 3ds version, but many people seemed really happy about the Switch announcement. From what I've seen, it looks exactly like Dynasty Warriors with a Zelda skin. Kinda lost interest in those games as I got older, does this do anything different or no?
Nothing super different, but it's a fun game if you like Musou stuff. Same with Dragon Quest Heroes. I like both more than the main Dynasty Warriors games.
Hyrule Warriors is kinda boring tbh. My bro bought it and we tried. It’s just mash buttons on lifeless enemies. Easily gets boring. It has cool moves and good designs/art.
I think the excitement is partially from the fact that the game has like $43 in DLC and certain content that was only available on the 3DS. Finally it'll all be available in one package for less than it would cost to purchase it all separately. Also the game should have better performance and co-op will hopefully run much more smoothly. I passed on the Wii U version because of poor co-op performance and the amount of DLC. I didn't even think about picking up Fire Emblem Warriors because of the amount of DLC that will be coming for it. Finally getting everything for Hyrule Warriors in a package that should run better than either of the earlier versions might motivate me to pick it up.
Well, it has the Fairy system and an upgrade tree that requires both rupees and materials that are specific to each character, and there are also sub-weapons from the Zelda series that are used to weaken boss characters [and to help you survive against some enemies that you shouldn't fight head-on due to severe mission conditions sometimes]. But other than those points, it's a standard Musou game, which isn't a bad thing as the music maps and characters being right out of Zelda does make it more fun/unique in some cases. [Zant and his spin-to-win is particularly amusing]
Nintendo doing what they best
Remasters and sequels? With new IPs coming from 3rd party developers?
If it was sequels I'd rather see a sequel to Mother or F-Zero. A new Mother game has been asked about for so long.
The PS4 is loaded with remasters and sequels.
@cool - Yes, it is! :D It also has a lot of new IPs. Did you know you're allowed to make both? Nintendo doesn't!
ARMs is a new IP, Splatoon is a fairly new IP, Xenoblade is similar to Final Fantasy where each new game has its own identity and style. Also you are speaking of a console that literally has been out for less than a year. How many new IPs did Sony have on PS4 until Bloodborne hit 2 years later...Knack and maybe Driveclub? It is also worth noting that Nintendo has more 1st party IPs than Sony and MS combined (not that MS had much to contribute). Do you know how that happened? BY MAKING NEW IPs! Sony is no slouch in the 1st party IP department, don't get me wrong. But you are fooling yourself if you think they have anywhere near the same amount as Nintendo. Troll harder
What's wrong with old IPS? Nintendos have the same appeal as Star Wars. And they always do something new with their IP eg BOTW is nothing like any other Zelda game. Nintendo is the King of exclusives. Always have been and always will
I mean....ARMS & Splatoon don't count now? There will be other new IP's as well, but no smart developer would completely abandon good solid quality IPs, like the ones Nintendo has. If sony had those IPs, they would 100% put out at least as many sequels and remasters as Nintendo did/does. Stop hating and go have fun playing a game or something.
'WeAreLegion' Nintendo has new ips, it's not their problem if you don't see them. Those Sony glasses get in the way.
No, indie games masquerading as AAAs don't count. Even if they charge us $60 for them. What Sony glasses? I like all these games. I'm very excited to play Nintendo's lineup this year. I'm just pointing out their weakness. For Sony, it's supporting their handhelds, integrating software between all their products, and not understanding the western market outside of their gaming division. They also EASILY could have given us a PS2/PS2 emulator on PS4, but didn't. Where are my glasses now? Why is everyone a fanboy to you people?
WeAreLegion What indie games are you talking about? No one made any mention of indie games.
@Shiken I feel like you are the only other person to ever say this on N4G. I say the same thing about PS4 only having Bloodborne 2 years after release. People harp on Nintendo but forget to realize the only reason they have been competing and profitable since N64 is because of their 1st party games.
No, that would be Sony
Some IPs are so popular they become franchises. Does anyone think of Ocarina of Time as a mere Zelda sequel?
Super excited for Yoshi. I love the platforming in those games.
I'll be getting either Kirby or Yoshi depending on which my wife wants to play.
Gotta get both, man! I like Kirby, too.
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Look. here's WeAreLegion in SuperSincere Mode. He really loves the platforming in those games. He's Sincere. ᴸʸᶦᶰᵍ ᵖʳᶦᶜᵏ⋅
The last comment really wasn't called for. It's just video games.
Lol. What? I love Yoshi games. Where is this coming from? It's been a while since someone called me something on here. I think last time I was a "PC elitist" because I like my Vive.
I just don’t think that this is everything. I bet we hear about more.
I hope so. There isn't a single IP aside from Pokemon that could be considered a system seller in the West. Even Metroid 4, the Ninty game I'm looking forward to the most historically sells low. Not saying these aren't great games, they just don't move the barometer like the big boys. I betcha we see a Smash bros. deluxe edition sometime around summer and if Pokemon is delayed probably Animal Crossing in the fall
I think at this point Nintendo has their system sellers & has a console that is doing more than well. Console sellers such as Zelda BoTW, Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade 2 (if you're into RPGs) have all been released year 1. Odyssey was incredible and Xenoblade so far has been phenomenal. Granted more "console sellers" are needed and I certainly hope to see them coming w/in the next 2 years. Both new titles are hopefully some remasters such as Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, Super Mario Bros U to name a few. I think a big problem with this list specifically is that some of these games won't be released until 2019 or even later. Especially SMT V which I'd be incredibly surprised to see in '18 and perhaps surprised by a '19 release even. Others we really have no clue. Like Metroid, have they even shown that yet? Seems likely that's a game a ways out if they've yet to even show it
I hope Metroid Prime 4 does make it this year. At the very least some footage would be nice. It's been too long
Patience, young Padawan.
Same. One of my favorite series'. I just hope the new team knows what they're doing.
Is there anything for adults? Nintendo has way too many kid friendly games. Minus maybe Bayonetta. Which is more teenage angst.
What do you want,a porno? Just go to Pornhub mate, jack off to that. I don't see anything too adult based on the other consoles. You want blood and gore? Go to Liveleak. Tell us exactly what game is more for adults so we can recommend for you.
No, I'm talking about stories that are more meant for adults. Something a little more gritty and not so sunshine and rainbows like a lot of Nintendo games.
Nothing wrong with him asking for mature games. Nintendo has had plenty of 17+ games and doing what you said is stupid. Not everything has to be rainbows and sprinkles.
Sounds like he struck a nerve on ya buddy why so sensititve??😂
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes says hello !! Or go buy Doom or Wolfenstein if you need a quick fix now !!
Lol it's funny when ppl try and categorize games as for kids or adults like if it has its own genre but I get wt you mean. Nintendo doesn't really make dark games. The closest they probly got is Metroid on the way and the new fire emblem. BAMCO has smt 5 too that should be amazing if releasing 2018.
smt 5 is Atlus
So playing COD every year is very adult-ish? LMAO
Bayonetta 2 + 1 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Hyrule Warriors are not console exclusives, you can play them on the Wii U Im most hyped for "Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes" loved the first games
True, but nobody bought a Wii U except me and maybe you. :P For everyone else, those are pretty much new games.
They are new games for me. I had never owned a WiiU. I am interested in Donkey Kong Country.
Metroid, Pikmin 4, F-Zero, Starfox, Sadness, Geist 2, MK9/Nintendo Kart, Smash 5, Bayonetta 3, Vanquish 2, NMH3, P.N.O4, Madworld 2, Excite Bike/Truck sequel, ... My 2018 list :p... I want Ninty to make a 3rd person shooter and some FPS games lol
If they do a Starfox i hope that they don't just port the Wii U game, at least not as-is with forced motion controls. I want a new Pilotwings too.
They did it's called Splatoon 1-2
What a great line up for the Switch and for people like @WeAreLegion, Nintendo does do different games as well. People keep forgetting that POT, is a Nintendo published game. Arms, Splatoon, Golf Story, and BCB are new IP's.
What is BCB?
Like the look of Mario Tennis so i might get that since it needs actual skill to play, and the story mode of course. Now we need a good Mario Party like the N64 games, remove the car and add online play.
I love my Nintendo Switch. 2017 was an amazing year for the Switch. Now we are gonna see some epic titles in 2018! I want Pokemon to the Switch so badly.
Good time to be a switch owner! Such a fun little system.
King of exclusives
Doubtful that either Pokemon (unless its just a graphical upgrade of previous entries) or Prime 4 come out this year, personally I'm excited to see what Travis Strikes Back is like.
Pokemon Switch was probably being made at the same time the last 3DS Pokemon games were being developed. We'll see.
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