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Having only Kirby and Mario Tennis for the 6 first months is really poor, one of the first 6 months span you could imagine for a publisher like Nintendo.

Obviously, the end of the year  should be much stronger. Should we expect Bayonetta 3 , Pokemon,  Pikmin 4, Metroid Prime 4 , Fire Emblem and potentially unannounced games like  Animal crossing, Retro Studio games.....

The potential of end 2018 is enormous after they withdrew everything from the first 6 months.



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The truth is quite the opposite.Nintendo went all in 2017, so much so that 2018 suffered as a result.That was necessary because Nintendo needed to prove that the Switch could be a success basically all on its own with the support of a few but great indie developers.Having that done, they are now relying more on third parties and Wii U ports to hold them over until their titles are ready and they can again release new games on a steady schedule.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

I fully believe Fall/Winter 2018 is when Nintendo will announce their Paid Online Service coming alongside at least one or two "big" multiplayer games. Be that GTA, Smash Bros, Animal Crossing, etc. just something to tie into why someone should pay for online. Right now many are past the point of caring for the online service enough to pay for it for Splatoon2 or MK8DX and the only people that would pay for it would be if VC is tied into it somehow.

We only know about games slated coming through June. Nothing in July-December with definite release dates and just a couple with general 2018 release windows.

Fire Emblem was stated to come in 2018 I believe, and doubt that changes. I believe Yoshi was 2018 as well. Nintendo is likely saving some big titles for Fall-Winter as that's when big titles usually come out anyways.



Lucas-Rio said:

Having only Kirby and Mario Tennis for the 6 first months is really poor, one of the first 6 months span you could imagine for a publisher like Nintendo.

Obviously, the end of the year  should be much stronger. Should we expect Bayonetta 3 , Pokemon,  Pikmin 4, Metroid Prime 4 , Fire Emblem and potentially unannounced games like  Animal crossing, Retro Studio games.....

The potential of end 2018 is enormous after they withdrew everything from the first 6 months.

Play PlayStation games now, and Nintendo games later.  It could work out pretty well.



They do have a decent sized game coming every month, so it's not like their line-up for Q1&2 is absolutely horrible. And of course their Q3&4 line-up will be better, they have lots of big games coming up.



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Nautilus said:
The truth is quite the opposite.Nintendo went all in 2017, so much so that 2018 suffered as a result.That was necessary because Nintendo needed to prove that the Switch could be a success basically all on its own with the support of a few but great indie developers.Having that done, they are now relying more on third parties and Wii U ports to hold them over until their titles are ready and they can again release new games on a steady schedule.

how do you say 2018 suffered...? as in as a past tense... we are still on 2018... actually first month of the year.... and you already decided it suffered?



 

aikohualda said:
Nautilus said:
The truth is quite the opposite.Nintendo went all in 2017, so much so that 2018 suffered as a result.That was necessary because Nintendo needed to prove that the Switch could be a success basically all on its own with the support of a few but great indie developers.Having that done, they are now relying more on third parties and Wii U ports to hold them over until their titles are ready and they can again release new games on a steady schedule.

how do you say 2018 suffered...? as in as a past tense... we are still on 2018... actually first month of the year.... and you already decided it suffered?

And people say Nintendo fans are paranoid that the internet is out to get them



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

aikohualda said:
Nautilus said:
The truth is quite the opposite.Nintendo went all in 2017, so much so that 2018 suffered as a result.That was necessary because Nintendo needed to prove that the Switch could be a success basically all on its own with the support of a few but great indie developers.Having that done, they are now relying more on third parties and Wii U ports to hold them over until their titles are ready and they can again release new games on a steady schedule.

how do you say 2018 suffered...? as in as a past tense... we are still on 2018... actually first month of the year.... and you already decided it suffered?

When talking about the first quarter of the year, for sure yeah.Second quarter could still change, but the biggest title announced from Nintendo there that I can see happening is FE, with maybe a second party thrown there for good measure, like Octopath traveler(which would be beyond awesome).

Nintendo certainly made an effort to speed up development for games to be released on 2017 to make it look extremely attractive.XC 2 could have used an extra 2 months in development to iron out the performance and minor bugs for example.But since they needed that stellar year, they pushed the title for 2017, which otherwise could have been a late January/February title for example.Splatoon 2 didnt have huge changes compared to the first game when it first launched, and could have used an extra 6 months to 1 year making new modes or just expanding the campaign to make it feel ore unique.

Nintendo had no choice, and I can completely understand.Im not bashing the company, Im just making an observation.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Well they've already announced Fire Emblem for 2018 and then there's Metroid Prime 4, Pokemon and Bayonetta 3 they've announced. All they need to do is put a 2018 release date to one of them. Plus yes other stuff, we are only 11 days into 2018 people.

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The lineup for the first 5 or 6 months of the year is pretty good. I'm very curious what the drumbeat of holiday released will be. Potentially it could be several decent titles with one big title like Pokemon or Metroid Prime 4.