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