The Nintendo Switch will be here in less than three months and we still don't know much official information. While we're hopefully learning a lot in a week, making predictions is always fun. Here's mine.
Nintendo Switch Presentation Predictions
We'll almost definitely see Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 at the event, but I'm predicting we'll see at least one more. I'm predicting it will be Super Smash Bros. I doubt it will be available at launch, but it will for sure be in the first year. I hope it will have additional content, but it may just launch with the Corrin/Bayonetta/Cloud amiibo. As confirmed by the Switch Reveal Trailer, Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon will have new content, with new assets and maps in Splatoon, and new modes and characters in Mario Kart 8.
While there's no way to know for sure, if credible leakers are to be trusted, Mother 3 will be on the Switch virtual console. It's been a long time coming and Nintendo has shown interest in the series by porting Earthbound to Virtual Console. It's possible that these leaks are correct. I also expect GameCube Virtual Console and potentially DS Virtual Console and one or two games from each being featured.
It sounds insane to have a main series Zelda and Mario at launch, but I believe it may be necessary. Nintendo has been slacking lately, at least with these two licenses. The last new 3D Zelda was on the Wii, and the last new 3D Mario was near the beginning of the Wii U. It's time for some new entries, and we know they're in the works. Breath of the Wild is almost certainly complete at this point, and Mario can't be far behind.
- A First-Party Game We Know Nothing About
While it will likely not be at launch, I think that there might be a first-party game pretty far in development that we don't know a thing about. We've heard rumors about a Mario crossover with Ubisoft's Rabbids franchise, but I don't think that is all that's being worked on. While it could be a Fire Emblem title, I think that it hasn't been long enough since Fates and the mobile title is fast approaching. I can attach the same logic to Animal Crossing, Kirby, Star Fox, and Pokemon. If not those, then what might it be? Well, there's a great many things it could be. It could be F-Zero, Kid Icarus, Punch-Out, or maybe even Metroid. It hasn't been too long since Federation Force, but that game disappointed a lot of people. There's also been a lot of rumors about a potential Metroid on the Switch, so I can't leave it out.
Some Nintendo Switch Launch Predictions
- Splatoon Port
- Mario Kart 8 Port
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Super Mario Switch
- Monster Hunter XX (Available at launch in Japan, later in other regions)
- Dragon Quest XI (Also maybe a Japan-first release)
- Some kind of casual game like Wii Sports or Nintendo Land (pls)
Some Nintendo Switch First Year Predictions
- Smash Port
- Splatoon 2 Announcement
- Mario Maker 2/1.5
- Pokemon Sun/Moon Sequel
These are some of my predictions. Most likely, they won't all be right. They might all be wrong. Either way, we're in for an interesting January 12th. Do you have any predictions? Let me know