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Bofferbrauer2 said:

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.

Genius Sonority are a very small studio (~20 strong) who've worked on download games like Pokemon Shuffle and the Denpa Men rpgs for 3DS. Headstrong made the Battalion Wars games on GC and Wii, and have since mostly made Art Academy games. If either studio has a Switch game in the works, they're likely eShop only or a fairly small project.

The interesting ones to watch are Next Level and Retro Studios - Next Level's last game was Federation Force (2016) and obviously Retro have been quiet for a while, but my guess is along with Platinum (Bayonetta 3), Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), Good-Feel (Yoshi) and Game Freak (Pokemon), they're the two studios most likely to have new Switch games out in 2019. Edit: And I would hope there's another wave of EPD titles coming, given how quiet they've been this year versus last.

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Asriel said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

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.

Genius Sonority are a very small studio (~20 strong) who've worked on download games like Pokemon Shuffle and the Denpa Men rpgs for 3DS. Headstrong made the Battalion Wars games on GC and Wii, and have since mostly made Art Academy games. If either studio has a Switch game in the works, they're likely eShop only or a fairly small project.

The interesting ones to watch are Next Level and Retro Studios - Next Level's last game was Federation Force (2016) and obviously Retro have been quiet for a while, but my guess is along with Platinum (Bayonetta 3), Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), Good-Feel (Yoshi) and Game Freak (Pokemon), they're the two studios most likely to have new Switch games out in 2019. Edit: And I would hope there's another wave of EPD titles coming, given how quiet they've been this year versus last.

Thx for the Info. I already knew the other 2 studios, though, but I can't blame you not being thorough with your answer. 



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Asriel said:

Genius Sonority are a very small studio (~20 strong) who've worked on download games like Pokemon Shuffle and the Denpa Men rpgs for 3DS. Headstrong made the Battalion Wars games on GC and Wii, and have since mostly made Art Academy games. If either studio has a Switch game in the works, they're likely eShop only or a fairly small project.

The interesting ones to watch are Next Level and Retro Studios - Next Level's last game was Federation Force (2016) and obviously Retro have been quiet for a while, but my guess is along with Platinum (Bayonetta 3), Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), Good-Feel (Yoshi) and Game Freak (Pokemon), they're the two studios most likely to have new Switch games out in 2019. Edit: And I would hope there's another wave of EPD titles coming, given how quiet they've been this year versus last.

Thx for the Info. I already knew the other 2 studios, though, but I can't blame you not being thorough with your answer. 

Genius sonority worked on the pokemon colosseum/XD gale of darkness games on the gamecube iirc.



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Looking at that list, it's quite evident this was going to be a quiet year. EPD especially needed the time from the huge dump of quality titles last year to actually develop more games. The end of 2018 Direct and/or early 2019 Direct should be quite the interesting one methinks.

Also, Creatures Inc. should probably be considered co-dev for Pokemon 2019.



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NintendoPie said:
Looking at that list, it's quite evident this was going to be a quiet year. EPD especially needed the time from the huge dump of quality titles last year to actually develop more games. The end of 2018 Direct and/or early 2019 Direct should be quite the interesting one methinks.

Also, Creatures Inc. should probably be considered co-dev for Pokemon 2019.

Good point - I'm aiming to do an update at the weekend, I think I might be missing some 3DS games and I definitely need to update which games are eShop only. Personally thinking about next year, I'm not expecting a huge wave from EPD, purely because then 2020 could risk being a bit barren again. Nintendo should aim to balance releases between EPD and other studios. I see next year shaping up something like this:

6-8 games from subsidiaries and affiliated studios: Metroid Prime 4 (Namco), Bayo 3 (Platinum), Pokemon (Game Freak/Creatures Inc), Yoshi (Good-Feel), Fire Emblem (Intelligent Systems), Daemon x Machina (Marvellous), Next Level Game, Retro Studios Game

2 to 4 new games from EPD: Animal Crossing, Mario Maker, Pikmin 4, 2D Zelda, New IP, Labo Kits are likely candidates for me

Some ports and remasters: HD Zelda games, Mario 3D World, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Wonderful 101, Xenoblade X, Metroid Prime Trilogy HD etc.

I think somewhere in the region of 12-15 first-party games a year is reasonable and about the pace we can expect based on 2017 and 2018.



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Pavolink said:
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.

I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo held off on some of their announcements because they didn't want them to be overshadowed by Smash - a game which has a hype cycle so massive that it just overshadows everything else.

I kind of wish that they held off on announcing Daemon X Machina until the next direct because a lot of people just completely forgot about it in the sea of Smash coverage.

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wombat123 said:
Pavolink said:
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.

I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo held off on some of their announcements because they didn't want them to be overshadowed by Smash - a game which has a hype cycle so massive that it just overshadows everything else.

I kind of wish that they held off on announcing Daemon X Machina until the next direct because a lot of people just completely forgot about it in the sea of Smash coverage.

They will for the next Directs so no problem there 



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Giving this thread a BUMP with some updates from the September Direct, updates are in the initial two posts of the thread but Nintendo's 2019 line-up is solidifying.

At the moment we don't have confirmed developers for these new games (other than Town), so I've listed them alongside the likely studio: Animal Crossing and NSMBU DX from EPD; Luigi's Mansion 3 from Next Level; Yoshi changed to Yoshi's Crafted World from Good-Feel; Kirby Epic Yarn port to 3DS from Good-Feel; Town from Game Freak; and belatedly added Marvellous' Daemon X Machina to the second post in the thread.

Right now Nintendo Switch 1st party titles confirmed for 2019 are:

January: New Super Mario Bros U DX

Spring: Yoshi's Crafted World
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

2019: Daemon X Machina
Town
Luigi's Mansion 3
Animal Crossing
Pokemon Generation 8

TBD: Metroid Prime 4
Bayonetta 3



wombat123 said:
Pavolink said:
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.

I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo held off on some of their announcements because they didn't want them to be overshadowed by Smash - a game which has a hype cycle so massive that it just overshadows everything else.

You were right !

Edit : Tnaks for the update Asriel :)



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