It may seem like Nintendo’s 2019 choices shall be a bit skinny, however the firm says that they are engaged on a number of tasks that merely have not been revealed but.
“I’ve heard some folks say we generally tend in the direction of gradual growth, however that’s actually not true in each case,” said Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi in a fiscal Q&A. “We have titles at present in growth that we haven’t introduced but, a few of which we’re making ready to launch this 12 months, and I don’t anticipate the type of delays they’d be involved about.”
The delays that Takahashi is referring to might be common, however you need to consider that he is particularly referencing Metroid Prime 4 which just lately suffered a surprising delay that may see Retro Studios grasp the sequence’ growth as soon as extra. While there have been no official plans to launch that sport in 2019, its delay has created some uncertainty concerning what the standing of Nintendo’s largest tasks is right now.
As for the unannounced video games Nintendo is referring to, that is fairly the attention-grabbing tease. The wording of that assertion signifies that we’re speaking about video games that have not been introduced in any respect and never simply video games that have not been revealed for 2019. That signifies that he is not speaking concerning the new Animal Crossing or the “core” Pokemon RPG which do not at present have definitive launch dates. We additionally know he cannot be referring to Yoshi’s Crafted World, Luigi’s Mansion 3, or Fire Emblem: Three Houses, that are all set to be launched this 12 months.
That leaves us with a number of tantalizing choices. You should consider that at the least one among these titles is a port of a earlier sport given Nintendo’s fondness for resurrecting Wii U video games on the Switch. So far as that goes, some type of relaunched Mario Maker with new content material (however options that assist you to use previous programs) may be the most effective guess. If we additionally assume that one among these may be a brand new IP, that leaves us with the potential of a brand new entry in a basic Nintendo franchise that we do not but learn about. Could or not it’s Starfox? F-Zero? A brand new Donkey Kong sport?
We’ll hopefully know extra quickly as Nintendo and different firms put together to announce their main 2019 titles.
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