Forums - Nintendo Discussion - What are Nintendo's studios making? (UPDATED following February Direct)

This thread will track Nintendo's first-party releases across 2017 to 2019, primarily on Switch, but will include information on 3DS games, as well as mobile games developed by EPD or other subsidiaries. 'First-party' in this context is going to mean games developed, licensed or funded by Nintendo - not games that are just published by Nintendo, i.e. Octopath Traveler is Nintendo-published, but it doesn't tell us anything about how Nintendo are allocating development resources and it doesn't use a Nintendo IP. That's one purpose of this thread - to see which studios have released or are making games, or which have no known projects underway.

This post will include Nintendo's internal studios - Entertainment, Planning and Development (EPD), studios owned by Nintendo (subsidiaries), and studios that have specific deals with Nintendo and are usually Nintendo-only (affiliated). The next post will contain third-party studios working on Nintendo-licensed or published games, i.e. Ubisoft Milan & Paris, Mario + Rabbids, as well as studios who've worked on remasters for Nintendo and might do again in the next 18 months or so (Tantalus, Monster Games). Studios who work on mobile games or network services might also be added to the second post.

Games without an official reveal or announcement will not be listed (e.g. no rumoured Star Fox, no unofficially confirmed Pikmin 4).

Games listed are for Switch unless otherwise stated.
Co-dev = co-developed or development co-operation
m. = mobile game
(3DS) = 3DS game (duh)
* = port/enhanced port
(e.) = eShop only
(title) = development confirmed, no release date
[title] = rumoured/leaked by reputable/multiple sources

 

Developer 2017 2018 2019
EPD

Fire Emblem Heroes (co-dev, m.)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2 Switch
Mario Kart 8 DX*
Arms
Miitopia (3DS)
Splatoon 2
Metroid: Samus Returns (co-dev, 3DS)
Super Mario Odyssey
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (co-dev, m.)

Labo Variety Pack
Labo Giant Robot Pack
Labo Vehicle Pack
Sushi Striker (co-dev)
Captain Toad*
Dragalia Lost (co-dev, m.)
Mario Kart Tour (m.)
Dr Mario World (co-dev, m.)
Animal Crossing
New Super Mario Bros U DX*
Super Mario Maker 2
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
[Pikmin 3*]
1-UP Studio Super Mario Odyssey (co-developed)    
Monolith Soft

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (co-dev)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC  
Nd Cube

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (co-dev, m.)
Mario Party: Top 100 (3DS)

Super Mario Party  
Retro Studios   Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze*  (Metroid Prime 4)
[Star Fox Grand Prix]
Alpha Dream M&L: Superstar Saga* (3DS)   M&L: Bowser's Inside Story* (3DS)
Creatures Inc      Pokemon (co-dev)
Camelot SP Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) Mario Tennis: Aces  
Game Freak Pokemon US/UM (3DS) Pokemon Quest (m.)
Pokemon Let's Go! 
Pokemon RPG
Town
Genius Sonority       
Good-Feel Poochy & Yoshi's World (3DS)   Yoshi's Crafted World
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn* (3DS)
Grezzo Ever Oasis (3DS) Luigi's Mansion* (3DS)  
HAL Laboratory Bye-bye Box Boy! (3DS)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (3DS)
Kirby's Blowout Blast (3DS)
Kirby Battle Royale (3DS)
Kirby Star Allies  BoxBoy and BoxGirl (e.)
Headstrong Games      
indieszero   Sushi Striker (co-dev)  
Intelligent Systems Fire Emblem: Heroes (co-dev, m.)
Fire Emblem Echoes:
Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
Fire Emblem Warriors (co-dev)
WarioWare Gold (3DS) Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Next Level Games     Luigi's Mansion 3 (?) 
Vanpool Dillon's Dead Heat Breakers (3DS)
Sora Ltd                       Super Smash Bros Ultimate (co-dev) Smash Ultimate Fighter Pack 

EDIT: Updated 14/9/2018

Added Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros U DX, assuming both are EPD titles.
Added 'Town', from Game Freak.
Added Luigi's Mansion 3, currently assuming this is from Next Level Games but it could be EPD.

EDIT: Updated 2/10/2018

Added Dragalia Lost, mobile title co-developed by EPD.
Confirmed NdCube as developer of Super Mario Party.

EDIT: Updated 14/2/2019
1) Added The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2 and Dr Mario World to EPD
2) Added Astral Chain to Platinum Games
3) Added BoxBoy and BoxGirl to HAL Laboratory

New studio:
1) Added NHN Entertainment (co-developing Dr Mario World)
Removed Bandai Namco Studios Singapore from the list of studios
In-development titles not confirmed for or not coming this year are in brackets i.e. (Bayonetta 3)
Rumoured titles are in square brackets i.e. [Star Fox Grand Prix], [Pikmin 3]

Last edited by Asriel - on 14 February 2019

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Developer 2017 2018 2019
Bandai Namco Studios Tokyo Pokken Tournament DX* Super Smash Bros Ultimate (co-dev)  Smash Ultimate Fighter Pack
NHN Entertainment     Dr Mario World (co-dev, m.)
Omega Force Fire Emblem Warriors (co-dev) Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition* (co-dev)
Team Ninja Fire Emblem Warriors (co-dev) Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition* (co-dev) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Platinum Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2* Astral Chain
(Bayonetta 3)
Ubisoft Milan Mario + Rabbids (co-dev) M+R DLC (co-dev)
Ubisoft Paris Mario + Rabbids (co-dev) M+R DLC (co-dev)
Monster Games
Tantalus
Marvellous   Daemon X Machina
Cygames Dragalia Lost (co-dev, m.)

EDIT: Updated 14/9/2018

Added Daemon X Machina, from Marvellous.

EDIT: Updated 2/10/2018

Added Dragalia Lost, co-developed mobile game, by Cygames.

EDIT: Updated 14/2/2019

Added Astral Chain, Platinum and Dr Mario World, NHN Entertainment.

Last edited by Asriel - on 14 February 2019

Don't you mean, What is Nintendo Making?



Rocketjay8 said:
Don't you mean, What is Nintendo Making?

Yes, but I think I'll change it to "What are Nintendo's studios making?"



According to the internet, only ports, given the reaction to Smash 5.



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Nautilus said:

According to the internet, only ports, given the reaction to Smash 5.

Ignore the internet when it comes to Nintendo directs. there is never a direct that people don't bitch about.

It could be a xenoblade chronicles 2 focused direct and people would still bitch that they didn't show any new games, or didn't show bayonetta, or smash, or Metroid. Or they would bitch cause they don't like xenoblade and don't want the direct.



irstupid said:
Nautilus said:

According to the internet, only ports, given the reaction to Smash 5.

Ignore the internet when it comes to Nintendo directs. there is never a direct that people don't bitch about.

It could be a xenoblade chronicles 2 focused direct and people would still bitch that they didn't show any new games, or didn't show bayonetta, or smash, or Metroid. Or they would bitch cause they don't like xenoblade and don't want the direct.

TheBitBlock and plenty of hardcore fans of Animal Crossing in a nutshell :P

Anywoo, the concept of this thread is interesting so I'll tag !



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Good job!
Right now there are plenty of studios with unannounced projects, it seems we can rwally expect some announcements at the very end of the year or early next one.



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Thanks guys - if anybody spots anything that's incorrect or that needs updating, let me know. I'll update with details of which of these current games are eShop only over the weekend and will aim to update whenever we get announcements or Directs etc.



Great idea, that makes ut pretty easy to track what games are in development and where. Subscribed!

Edit: Now I'm getting interested what Genius Sonority, Headstrong and Next Level Games are doing for all those years. No release last year and nothing yet announced from them, looks suspiciously like we're going to get some announcements about their respective projects later this year.

Btw, who is Genius Sonority? never heard of them before I think.

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 15 June 2018