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How excited are you for Nintendo's 2018?

MAXIMUM OVERHYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11 14.29%
 
Super hyped! 11 14.29%
 
Cautiously Optimistic 30 38.96%
 
Meh 15 19.48%
 
Reserved pessimism 5 6.49%
 
I am Super Worried for Switch's 2018 2 2.60%
 
NINTENDOOMED! DOOMED I SAYYYYYYYY!!!!! 3 3.90%
 
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IkePoR said:
Miyamotoo said:
January can't come soon enough, saying that I expecting Nintendo will show some game at Game Awards in December.

Nah, it'll just be Zelda DLC.  Doubting any new games.  They'll advertise Xeno2 and Mario Odyssey bundle through December, then announce a direct on the 7th or 8th of January.

Zelda DLC will probably be out buy Game Awards, remember they showed Zelda BotW in game awards 2014, so I definitely think there are good chances they will one big Switch game. One announcement at Game Awards in December don't go against January Direct in any case.



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Actually I am more interested in Switch 2018. 3rd party lineup, because more-less I know what titles we can expect from Nintendo.



Nintendo had carefully planned the release schedule for 2017, so it makes perfect sense that 2018 is similarly good (minus game of the generation material like Breath of the Wild). The only thing that concerns me is how close to the vest Nintendo holds their games right now. The console business is momentum-driven and a large part of the Switch's success is that the next interesting game has always been right around the corner. It's November and we still hardly know anything about the first half of 2018.

What mitigates my concern is that Switch momentum is so high that Nintendo's secrecy is unlikely to do any harm, so even if it takes until January for a proper Direct, everything is still going to be fine.



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I expect Nintendo will continue to follow the trend of 1-2 big AAA games (either from them or a third party) a month.

I think there’s a good chance of these AAA games in 2018:

-Animal Crossing
-Yoshi
-Kirby
-Fire Emblem
-Pikmin
-Smash Bros
-Wolfenstein
-No More Heroes
-Dragon Quest

That’s 9 AAA games (not including small indies) already. Means at minimum of one game a month would go to September.

There’s also a slim chance we see games in 2018 like:

-GTA
-2D MARIO
-Mario Maker
-Retro’s “secret” game
-Monster Hunter
-Metroid
-Pokemon

Along with every unknown game that may have started developed for the Switch either being port or original after successful Switch launch.



Metroid would be a good start, but for me it's going to be hard to top a year that saw the pinnacle in both Mario and Zelda games released in it.



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What excites me about 2018 is that Nintendo was confident to push out a new Zelda (even though I personally hated it), a direct sequel to Splatoon, their most successful new IP in probably over a decade, a new mainline Mario along with a enhanced Mario Kart port, a Xenoblade sequel, a Fire Emblem Warriors game, a high-profile Mario crossover title and a brand new IP in Arms.

They pushed all this out in 9 months, and them not holding any of it back for next year makes me very hopeful that they've got a very strong lineup coming our way.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
What excites me about 2018 is that Nintendo was confident to push out a new Zelda (even though I personally hated it), a direct sequel to Splatoon, their most successful new IP in probably over a decade, a new mainline Mario along with a enhanced Mario Kart port, a Xenoblade sequel, a Fire Emblem Warriors game, a high-profile Mario crossover title and a brand new IP in Arms.

They pushed all this out in 9 months, and them not holding any of it back for next year makes me very hopeful that they've got a very strong lineup coming our way.

Thats a good point, Nintendo has never been against delaying a game to try filling in a dry period so if they didnt have much lined up for 2018 than Xenoblade at the least would likely have been pushed back.



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KBG29 said:
I just hope that Retro's project is a true successor to Donkey Kong 64, as Odyssey was to Mario 64. I waited 20 years to buy a Nintendo console, just waiting for these sequals, so far I am extreamly pleased with SMO, making it two for two on Switch would easily make it one of my favorite systems of all time. For me, anything beyond SMO and a DK64 Successor is pure icing.

If they introduce a reward system and virtual console next year to go with the paid network service, I will also be extreamly pleased. Mario 64 and DK64 with trophies would be just as big for me, as anything else they could do.

Personally I have no interest in Switch 3rd party Multi-Plat titles. Remote Play with Vita gives me a better quality version on the go. I hope for more stuff like Mario x Rabbids, unique Switch only experiences..

ugh, I hated Donkey Kong 64. Such hype around it when it came out and then it was just a huge letdown. The 2D Donkey Kong games have always been way way better. DK just doesn't work in 3D



A lot of this seems like wishful thinking. I have my doubts as to whether some of these will release anytime soon, or are even a real possibility to begin with.

There's not much info to go with to determine how next year's line up will be.



 

              

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Slownenberg said:
KBG29 said:
I just hope that Retro's project is a true successor to Donkey Kong 64, as Odyssey was to Mario 64. I waited 20 years to buy a Nintendo console, just waiting for these sequals, so far I am extreamly pleased with SMO, making it two for two on Switch would easily make it one of my favorite systems of all time. For me, anything beyond SMO and a DK64 Successor is pure icing.

If they introduce a reward system and virtual console next year to go with the paid network service, I will also be extreamly pleased. Mario 64 and DK64 with trophies would be just as big for me, as anything else they could do.

Personally I have no interest in Switch 3rd party Multi-Plat titles. Remote Play with Vita gives me a better quality version on the go. I hope for more stuff like Mario x Rabbids, unique Switch only experiences..

ugh, I hated Donkey Kong 64. Such hype around it when it came out and then it was just a huge letdown. The 2D Donkey Kong games have always been way way better. DK just doesn't work in 3D

Thats a bit harsh, there has only been 1 attempt at it.



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