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Morning guys.  I got ambitious this morning due to insomnia and looked at when all the franchises Nintendo has might drop (or not).  It will probably become obsolete as early as tonight, but I thought I'd post it anyway just for enjoyment and discussion purposes.  I kept the releases schedule high due to the Switch likely being the primary focus of Nintendo development and because Nintendo has become more tolerant of handing off their IPs to other studios.

 

2018

 

January-April

 

Kirby
Yoshi
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (3rd party developer)

 

May-September

 

Animal Crossing
Dr. Mario ($20 eShop)
Mario Strikers

 

October-December

 

Fire Emblem
Metroid Prime 4
Donkey Kong Racing
Retro New IP

 

2019

 

January-April

 

WarioWare
Mario Golf
Golden Sun

 

May-September

 

Mario Odyssey 2
Metroid 2D (3rd party developer)
Pokémon Warriors (3rd party developer)
Brain Age ($20 eShop)

 

October-December

 

Pokémon (Generation 8)
Donkey Kong Country
F-Zero
(S)NES Remix

 

2020

 

January-April

 

Super Smash Bros.
Tomodachi ($20 eShop)
Super Mario RPG (developed with Square)

 

May-September

 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild successor (using same engine)
Mario Maker
Donkey Kong + Rabbids (developed by 3rd party)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (developed by 3rd party)

 

October-December
Pokémon (Generation 8 supplemental release)
New Super Mario Bros.
Wave Race (developed by 3rd party)
Mario Tennis

 

2021

 

January-April

 

Metroid 2D sequel (developed by 3rd party)
Pikmin 4
Nintendogs

 

May-September

 

Pokémon (remake)
Mario Party
Monolith New IP
Elite Beat Agents ($20 eShop)

 

October-December

 

Mario Kart 9
Donkey Kong 3D
Mario & Luigi
Switch Wars (Advance Wars)

 

2022

 

January-April

 

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (developed by 3rd party)
Punch Out!!
Kirby

 

May-September

 

Smash Bros. Warriors (developed by 3rd party)
Pokémon Snap ($20 eShop by third party)
Star Fox

 

October-December

 

The Legend of Zelda 2D
Paper Mario
Kid Icarus (developed by 3rd party)
ExciteBike (developed by 3rd party)

 

2023

 

January-April

 

Luigi's Mansion
The Legend of Zelda 3D (new engine)
Launch of next console with Zelda port the same day
Last edited by NightlyPoe - on 07 December 2017

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I can't even begin to guess more than a year away! Ambitious list, but hopefully you are right about some!



nice list. several games i would like to see and have. i am not predicting anything though, time will tell.



 

Pikmin 4 in 4 years?

Don't think there will be more Warrior games from different franchises, only sequels to Zelda or FE



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Alright, here's my take on that list in terms of disagreements. (The rest I agree with, or are just far off predictions that are honestly hard to predict)

Mario Strikers - Seems like wishful thinking. There are no hints towards the franchise getting a sequel and it definitely won't be a next year release either.

Donkey Kong Racing is an extremely random idea. the original DKR was conceived by Rare and there's no reason for Nintendo to allocate one of their divisions to create a reboot. It wouldn't push Switch sales by any means.

Metroid Prime 4 coming out next year sounds unlikely. Considering they had no footage to show this year and just stated "now in development" suggests that they've barely made progress in making the game, and have considerably just made a refined logo for the confirmation of it's development. To have a quality product I would expect an early 2019 release bare minimum.

Pikmin 4, Mario Party, and Mario Maker seem too far off. I would expect all those to be released by 2019.



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friendlyfamine said:

Mario Strikers - Seems like wishful thinking. There are no hints towards the franchise getting a sequel and it definitely won't be a next year release either. 

I put it in that slot because it would coincide with the World Cup next year.  It was either next year or 2022, but I thought Nintendo would want the boost early.

In any case, and this goes to Metroid Prime as well, I don't think you can put any stock into Nintendo's upcoming releases based on whether there are hints.  If I'd posted this a year ago and included Xenoblade 2, people would have laughed at me.  Just before the Switch's original reveal, the only confirmed game was Breath of the Wild.  And the only confirmed games for next year remain Kirby, Yoshi, and Fire Emblem.

Pikmin 4, Mario Party, and Mario Maker seem too far off. I would expect all those to be released by 2019. 

I would rather agree, but it's also really difficult to cram everything onto the release calendar.  Some stuff got pushed to later years just because there's no way we could be so blessed to get it all now.



they want to sell 30 million of switch by the end of 2018?

they gotta have pokemon 8th gen (holiday 2018)...


2019 will be remake.

i know i am too ambitious



 

Platina said:

Don't think there will be more Warrior games from different franchises, only sequels to Zelda or FE

Hey, just imagine Pikachu raining lightening down on a horde of Butterfree flowing towards you while Vaporeon takes on a Charizard boss.  It might be the first Pokemon game I ever bought.

aikohualda said:
they want to sell 30 million of switch by the end of 2018?

they gotta have pokemon 8th gen (holiday 2018)...


2019 will be remake.

i know i am too ambitious

I'm sure Nintendo would love to have it out by the end of next year.  It's just so soon since the most recent game that it's a bit tough to believe that they would get it ready for its first home console release so quickly.

Basically, I had a choice between Metroid Prime and Pokemon making it out in 2018, figuring that Nintendo would want at least one of them out, and I thougth Metroid Prime was a lot more likely.



NightlyPoe said:
Platina said:

Don't think there will be more Warrior games from different franchises, only sequels to Zelda or FE

Hey, just imagine Pikachu raining lightening down on a horde of Butterfree flowing towards you while Vaporeon takes on a Charizard boss.  It might be the first Pokemon game I ever bought.

aikohualda said:
they want to sell 30 million of switch by the end of 2018?

they gotta have pokemon 8th gen (holiday 2018)...


2019 will be remake.

i know i am too ambitious

I'm sure Nintendo would love to have it out by the end of next year.  It's just so soon since the most recent game that it's a bit tough to believe that they would get it ready for its first home console release so quickly.

Basically, I had a choice between Metroid Prime and Pokemon making it out in 2018, figuring that Nintendo would want at least one of them out, and I thougth Metroid Prime was a lot more likely.

I was hoping that they would do a Pokemon x and y  or sun and moon kind of announcement...

x and y

january 13 announcement and oct 13 release....

 

sun and moon

feb 16 announcement and nov 16 release....

 

so they have 9 months between announcement and the actual release...

 

 

even if they announce on march 18 we could still see pokemon dec 18....

 

i have my hopes up :P