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my rough guess/expectation
2020- mario 3d world, mario sunshine, botw 2 (scheduled), gods & Monsters *Switch version feat. Pit (ubisoft), paper mario color splash 2, some kind of platformer, randome casual game, modest eshop game
2021- 2d metroid, botw 2 (after delay), star fox 0 port, yoshi , kirby game, pikmin 3 port, pikmin 4, bayonetta 3, zelda remaster, random casual game, modest eshop game
2022- metroid prime trilogy , metroid prime 4 (switch 2 launch title too), Odyssey 2 (switch 2, launch title too), mario kart 9 (also a switch 2 launch), xenoblade title, overpriced mario & luigi title, another kirby game, random casual game, modest eshop game, overpriced punch out game. Fire Emblem game.

what i'd like (don't care when, just in the next 3 years)- gods and monster ft Pit (though i'd prefer a full fledged kid icarus game with a botw scope), botw 2, metroid prime 4, eternal darkness (remake NOT remaster), star fox adventure (remaster), star fox 0 port, new star fox AAA title in the vein of ghost recon wildlands (minus the online requirement), fatal fram 4 remaster, fatal frame 5 port, fatal frame 6. 2 new 3rd person AAA open world IP (with conventional combat, not a xenoblade affair. like assassin's creed or batman arkham knight). New AAA FPS IP. AAA chibi robo 3d platformer, Warioworld 2, way out there wish: partnership with capcom to make a linear AAA mega man game with a combat similar to metroid other M. Fully realize it could be medicore, but it could be cool. Also, paying platinum for a MadWorld 2 would be great.



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UnderwaterFunktown said:

I really don't see the next console coming out that early, but at least you're not predicting 2022 like some.

Anyways I'll give it a shot:

2020: Bayonetta 3, and a Mario RPG
2021: BotW Sequel, Pikmin 4, 2D Metroid, 3D Mario, Diamond and Pearl remakes (Heavy year because games planned for this year are delayed)
2022: A Mario Party, 2D Zelda, Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon Gen 9
2023: Astral Chain 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, 2D Mario, some unexpected Donkey Kong game that isn't DKC
2024: Another Mario RPG and a Yoshi game

Also there's like 3 Kirby games and a Fire Emblem somewhere in there.
Then the next console comes out in mid to late 2024 (I expect the big launch title to be MK9, which I doubt they'll make crossgen like they sometimes have)

that's a solid list. I forgot all about pokemon.



Metallox said:
Going by your list, Switch would end up with a rather lackluster lifetime catalog.

Yeah, I agree. So much Mario, and only one or two IP dusted off for their best-selling platform. I expect/hope to see more titles in the vein of "Wave Race" that appear on this list and hopefully some sequels to the multitude of Wii U ports (new "DKC", anyone?). Maybe some Pilotwings, or F-Zero, or "Excite-whatever". 

I have high hopes that we get another big game from Monolithsoft (either XC3 or a new project), and hopefully another Fire Emblem. Maybe some more weird Pokken/Hyrule Warriors type crossovers. Not to mention another new quirky IP or two.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:

Here's how my list looks.  Not taking into account Switch 2, because I think Nintendo will slowly hand out first party content even after Switch 2 is released like they did with the 3DS.

2020
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (port)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions (port)
Animal Crossing
Good Job
Clubhouse Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (port)
Bayonetta 3
3D Mario Collection
Super Mario All Stars (port)
Paper Mario
Excite Truck 2

2021
BotW 2
Tomodachi Switch
Mario + Rabbids 2 (or similar spin-off)
Wario game
Kirby Game
Metroid Prime collection
AC Happy Home Designer 2
Pikmin 4
Donkey Kong Country game
Some digital only game
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (port)
New IP game
2-3 more ports

2022
Metroid Prime 4
2D Zelda
Another Fit game
Pikmin 4
Nintendogs
Super Mario Party 2
Punch Out Ultimate
Next Fire Emblem
Pokemon Gen 9
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Switch
digital only game
new IP game
2-3 ports

2023
Wii Sports like game
Yoshi game
Mario + Luigi RPG game
New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Mother 4
Hyrule Warriors 2
2D Metroid
some sort of spin off game from established IP
digital only game
New IP
2-3 ports

2024
Mario Sports title
New Chibi-Robo
Pokemon Art Academy 2
Ever Oasis 2
spin off game
digital only game
3-4 ports

2025
Wario game
Miitopia 2
Box Boy Returns
Captain Toad 2
spin off game
digital only game
4-5 ports

2026
Brain Age 2 Switch
Art Academy game
digital only game
4-5 ports

2027
Detective Pikachu 2
digital only game
3-4 ports

Realistically, Nintendo's next console will come out in 2023-2024, but Nintendo will keep supporting the Switch even after that.  That is what they did with the 3DS.  Although 2022 will probably be the last year for the really major titles.

I think this leans a bit more fan wishlist than what we'll actually get, but if we really do get something like this then I'm gonna say right now that Switch will beat PS2's lt sales record. 



HyrulianScrolls said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Here's how my list looks.  Not taking into account Switch 2, because I think Nintendo will slowly hand out first party content even after Switch 2 is released like they did with the 3DS.

2020
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (port)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions (port)
Animal Crossing
Good Job
Clubhouse Games
Xenoblade Chronicles (port)
Bayonetta 3
3D Mario Collection
Super Mario All Stars (port)
Paper Mario
Excite Truck 2

2021
BotW 2
Tomodachi Switch
Mario + Rabbids 2 (or similar spin-off)
Wario game
Kirby Game
Metroid Prime collection
AC Happy Home Designer 2
Pikmin 4
Donkey Kong Country game
Some digital only game
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (port)
New IP game
2-3 more ports

2022
Metroid Prime 4
2D Zelda
Another Fit game
Pikmin 4
Nintendogs
Super Mario Party 2
Punch Out Ultimate
Next Fire Emblem
Pokemon Gen 9
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Switch
digital only game
new IP game
2-3 ports

2023
Wii Sports like game
Yoshi game
Mario + Luigi RPG game
New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
Mother 4
Hyrule Warriors 2
2D Metroid
some sort of spin off game from established IP
digital only game
New IP
2-3 ports

2024
Mario Sports title
New Chibi-Robo
Pokemon Art Academy 2
Ever Oasis 2
spin off game
digital only game
3-4 ports

2025
Wario game
Miitopia 2
Box Boy Returns
Captain Toad 2
spin off game
digital only game
4-5 ports

2026
Brain Age 2 Switch
Art Academy game
digital only game
4-5 ports

2027
Detective Pikachu 2
digital only game
3-4 ports

Realistically, Nintendo's next console will come out in 2023-2024, but Nintendo will keep supporting the Switch even after that.  That is what they did with the 3DS.  Although 2022 will probably be the last year for the really major titles.

I think this leans a bit more fan wishlist than what we'll actually get, but if we really do get something like this then I'm gonna say right now that Switch will beat PS2's lt sales record. 

Yeah, I did put some games I'd like to see between now and 2023.  I am extremely confident that Nintendo will resurrect some of their old IP, but which old IP I don't know, so I just put in stuff I like.  For 2024 and later I just put in smaller scope games, and again I don't know which smaller scope games, but I am confident there will be games of this sort of budget and scope.



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Nintendo is really hard to predict, especially since they don't tend to announce games more than a year in advance like virtually every other publisher. I'm not even going to try to predict every single first-party release, because I don't feel like it. Some of these I feel pretty strongly about, some are just ideas. I'm leaving 2023 blank because I think Switch 2 will launch November 2022, March 2023, or November 2023. And final months of Nintendo first-party support are particularly hard to predict.

September 2020
Super Mario 35th Anniversary Collection
December 2020
Super Mario 3D World Port
March 2021
Breath of the Wild 2
April 2021
Paper Mario
August 2021
Pikmin 4
September 2021
Wind Waker HD & Twilight Princess HD Ports
October 2021
Super Mario Party 2
November 2021
Pokemon Gen IV Remakes
May 2022
Mario Golf
October 2022
Pokemon Gen IX
November 2022
Metroid Prime 4



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