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 Which Games that haven't been announced for Switch yet that you think will launch in 2018? place your bets.

4Gamer published a new interview today with Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. It was mainly about that game as you would expect, but the piece also contained some talk about the Switch in general. It’s worth noting that Koizumi was the overall general producer of the Switch hardware.

Towards the end of its interview, 4Gamer brought up how Switch is getting a number of big games at a steady pace in its first year. The site almost feels like Nintendo compressed a five-year console cycle into just one year.

In response, Koizumi noted how the beginning is important when establishing a game console. Not only is the amount of software is important, but also how long it takes in which people become satisfied in playing them. Switch was released in March rather than at the end of year where the battle for sales is basically at its peak, with Nintendo wanting to properly line up the idea of how Switch can be played before the holiday season.

Koizumi went on to talk about how Nintendo’s various games hit on different points. For Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo wanted people to feel the surprise of Switch letting you take a home console-quality game on the go. 1-2-Switch was made for explaining the Joy-Con, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is to let people experience the idea of sharing controllers. Then Splatoon 2 is to convey the fun of local multiplayer, and ARMS is a way to show that Nintendo is also creating new IPs. The company also calculated the timing to release Super Mario Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is being prepared for those who want a full-fledged RPG. Koizumi did note how it was really hectic to make these titles fit just right into the schedule. 4Gamer pointed out how this was the timing becomes very important because each title has its own role, to which Koizumi agreed with.

4Gamer closed out this section of the discussion by bringing up some concerns that Nintendo won’t be able to maintain its strong pace of software since so many mainstay games were brought out this year. However, Koizumi said that things are being constructing in such a way that the steady pace will be maintained. Also, Nintendo still has a number of IPs left. Koizumi added that there should be many third-parties that will look into the ways of using the console, so there is that to look forward to that as well.

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Last edited by Shikamo - on 27 October 2017

     


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my bets for unannounced games that will release 2018

FP

Animal Crossing Switch

Smash Bros 4 Deluxe

Pikmin 4

TP

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Remaster

Bayonetta 1 + 2

The Wonderful 101 Remaster

Grand Theft Auto V

Fallout 4

Metal Gear Solid V 

Dragon Ball FighterZ



     


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Seeing as how 3DS will probably die out of software next year...... This could only mean good things for the Switch.

I expect another new IP from Nintendo Next year.



Pocky Lover Boy! 

Hopefully they don't "intend" to do this as much as they have intended to stock the Switch, because that hasn't turned out too well.



Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

Lies. Nintendo has only shown 2 games. Maybe 3 if you count FE. 3 games in 1 year? The Switch will stop selling in 2018!



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Kid Icarus needs to come, or else it'd be a waste. Controls were garbage on 3ds. Now's the chance tbh



With the recent news about Gamecube controllers already working on Switch, courtesy of mZuzek, I'd say a Smash4 port in early-mid 2018 is a safe bet.



Now that I think about it this is a pretty beefy 9 months for Nintendo software. They covered almost all the bases.



Shocking news. I don't know what to say.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Shikamo said:

my bets for 2018

FP

Animal Crossing Switch

Smash Bros 4 Deluxe

Pikmin 4

TP

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Remaster

Bayonetta 1 + 2

The Wonderful 101 Remaster

Grand Theft Auto V

Fallout 4

Metal Gear Solid V 

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Sounds about right. Toss in a minor game like Captain Toad and a new IP and it's a killer year again. Not sure about Smash tho. At this point they might just wait til 2019 or 2020 and release a full new game for Switch.



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won