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Which Game Do You Thing Will Most Likely Slip Into 2020?

Zelda: Link's Awakening 2 3.03%
 
Animal Crossing 9 13.64%
 
Luigi's Mansion 3 6 9.09%
 
Town 21 31.82%
 
Pokemon 8 12.12%
 
None 20 30.30%
 
Total:66

I think it's safe to say that Nintendo has given us its 1st half 2019 games.  Until Mario Maker drops in June, Yoshi's Crafted Story will be the only new big hitter released, with New Super Mario Deluxe and Box Boy supplementing it.  I don't think we'll see anything added to the release schedule for those months.  If you disagree, tell me, but I feel on solid ground moving forward with that assumption.  That leaves the following 2019-confirmed games to be released in a six month timespan.

 

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (July)
  • Astral Chain (August)
  • Daemon X Machina (Summer)
  • Pokemon
  • Animal Crossing
  • Town
  • Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
Do we see the problem here?  If we include Astral Chain (which I suspect Nintendo helped pay for and will publish), Nintendo's got at least seven major games to release in six months.  Eight depending of how big Town will be.
Will Nintendo actually go through and publish all of those games by the end of the year, or will a couple of them slip into Winter/Spring 2020?  Or maybe Nintendo won't consider Daemon X Machina and Astral Chain competition and will go ahead and release competing 1st party games against them?

Edit:  This thread's about the back half of Nintendo's release schedule this year?  Why am I getting so many responses about 3rd party and first half releases?

Last edited by NightlyPoe - on 15 February 2019

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i'm not so sure, 

 

unravel 2 : march 22th

final fantasy 7 : march 29th

darksiders : april 5th

final fantasy X/X-2 and mortal combat 11 : april 23th

final fantays 12 : april 30th

Assassins creed III : May 21th

add that the first dlc caracter for smash in april, even if it's not that big of a lioneup, it's a pretty decent one. 



None.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (July)
Astral Chain (August)
Daemon X Machina (Summer)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (September)
Animal Crossing (October)
Town (October)
Pokemon (November)
Zelda: Link's Awakening (December)

Bayonetta 3 and Shin Megami Tensei V will probably hit in 2020.



To be honest, Nintendo don't tend to stray away from releasing big titles around the same time. But I still wouldn't say it'll be a congested 2nd half. I could see something like Pokemon or Animal Crossing slipping to 2020 but I base that on us not seeing anything really from either game



The very near-term does some rather dry, with Yoshi's Crafted World being the next first party Switch game I'm excited for, and that's still a month and a half away. Following that, Mario Maker 2 is going to be a big one for me, as I played the original a ton. My little one loves making levels for me to play.

Overall, a lot of the games they announced are not particularly interesting to me, but mostly it's because I have never heard of them. Perhaps if I look into some of them a little more (Daemon X Machina, Astral Chains), I would find them appealing.

I'm still playing through DQ11 on PS4. Yesterday I actually crossed the 100 hour barrier, and I've still got a ways to go. At the rate I'm going I will probably be beating the game around the time the Switch version comes out, and at that point I'll have to see if my interest is rekindled based on the additional 2D mode and character stories.

The only Rune Factory game I've ever played was actually Rune Factory 4, so I'm not certain I will be getting it again on the Switch, and Rune Factory 5 being in development is nice and all, but it's hard to get hyped for a game that will probably release first in Japan and then take several months, if not a year or more to become localized for a western release. It will inevitably be a day-one purchase for me, but I'd rather not think about it when it's so far off.

That new JRPG from the Tokyo Game Factory looked really awesome.

I just realized I started this thread OT and then slowly changed it into my opinions on the Direct. Sorry about that.



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There’s no issue with launching two big titles in the same month. I think Pokémon and Zelda will both be November titles

 

 

There is no chance of Pokémon being delayed. Let’s not even entertain the idea of that 

Last edited by MasonADC - on 15 February 2019

MasonADC said:

There’s no issue with launching two big titles in the same month. I think Pokémon and Zelda will both be November titles

 

 

There is no chance of Pokémon being delayed. Let’s not even entertain the idea of that 

Is that wishful thinking, or do you believe that to be true? I really hope the new main Pokemon RPG comes out this year, but I haven't ruled out the possibility of a delay yet, especially since we haven't even seen it. Whatever the case may be, I just hope GameFreak doesn't have to make many sacrifices in order to get it out this year.



NightlyPoe said:

I think it's safe to say that Nintendo has give us its 1st half 2019 games.  Until Mario Maker drops in June, Yoshi's Crafted Story will be the only new big hitter released, with New Super Mario Deluxe and Box Boy supplementing it.  I don't think we'll see anything added to the release schedule for those months.  If you disagree, tell me, but I feel on solid ground moving forward with that assumption.  That leaves the following 2019-confirmed games to be released in a six month timespan.

 

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (July)
  • Astral Chain (August)
  • Daemon X Machina (Summer)
  • Pokemon
  • Animal Crossing
  • Town
  • Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Luigi's Mansion 3
Do we see the problem here?  If we include Astral Train (which I suspect Nintendo helped pay for and will publish), Nintendo's got at least seven major games to release in six months.  Eight depending of how big Town will be.
Will Nintendo actually go through and publish all of those games by the end of the year, or will a couple of them slip into Winter/Spring 2020?  Or maybe Nintendo won't consider Daemon X Machina and Astral Chain competition and will go ahead and release competing 1st party games against them?

 

Think instead of "once a month" "once every 3 weeks or so" and your problem is solved.

If anything were to slip, I'd say probably Town.

But Nintendo will not be alone this year pumping out great games for the system. Dragon Quest Builder 2 and XI S, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Hellblade, possibly Doom Eternal, so this Summer and Fall will be stoked with games.



There are rumours of a new labo game coming out in soon so that will probably it. Other than that, third party content is plentiful enough to fill in any gaps at least.



Yes they do. The first half of the year is dead Nintendo-wise.