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[Let’s Talk] The calm before the Switch storm

Posted on January 7, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch

Believe it or not, it was almost two years ago when Satoru Iwata first mentioned NX, Nintendo’s next gaming system known as Switch. Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. Towards the end of next week, Nintendo will finally tell us everything we need to know about Switch. What’s the final release date? How much will it cost? What are the launch games, and other titles in the production? These important questions will be answered, among others.

Many people assumed that Nintendo would be hosting some kind of event to unveil Switch last year. Yet instead of that, we were teased with a brief announcement trailer. Since we’re about two months away from launch, so Nintendo really needs to fill us in on pertinent details.

The Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 is what we’re all looking forward to. But even after that, Treehouse Live is returning to give us extensive look at new games. Hands-on events will also begin around the world. It’s almost like E3 in January! Actually, it might be crazier than E3. I know that on my end, there will be a lot more to cover.

So for this week’s Let’s Talk, this is our general pre-Switch reveal discussion thread. We’ll have another one of these next week. Do you have any final predictions? Any last-minute hopes and dreams for the week ahead? Just want to share your excitement overall? You can do all of that in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: What do you want to see at Super Nintendo World?

Logan Wayman

Here’s my ideas:
-Luigi’s Haunted Mansion (Or if we’re lucky enough, an Eternal Darkness Haunted House)
-A Splatoon Ink-park (Like a water park)
-A Kid Icarus roller coaster where the carts are basically wings on the riders’ backs.
-Metroid Laser Tag
-A Star Fox dogfight simulator attraction
-A PokΓ©mon Safari
-A Nintendo Arcade, filled with your classic arcade, NES, SNES, and N64 games.
-A Murasame Castle theater
-A Nopon village
-A life-size Mario Party (pre-MP9) attraction
-A Nintendo Switch congregation spot for local play with other people

Broken_Dust

Would be cool if the attractions are a collaboration of different games from Nintendo and movies from Universal. For example Luigi visits Psycho mansion (Bates Motel)!

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  • KnightWonder

    Like I’ve said before, I’m keeping my hype level. Best do that, than overhype it and be disappointed.

    • Diortem8841

      It’s always nice to be surprised!

  • Diortem8841

    The main thing I want is confirmation that both Zelda and 3D Mario will be available at launch. That guarantees an insanely successful launch. I’m also looking for a Pokemon announcement. As for predictions… I’m gonna get crazy here and say GC games will show up and Kingdom Hearts III will be shown off πŸ™‚

    • KnightWonder

      Both will be shown off, but I’m not counting on the 3D Mario being at launch.

      • Diortem8841

        I kind of am, you know why? Nintendo EAD has been working on it for years. The last 3D Mario was over 3 years ago. I think the game is done.

        • KnightWonder

          True.

    • hi v3.0

      Nah, Zelda at launch and 3D Mario for the holidays, it’s frustrating to have 2 amazing games at the same time lol

      • Diortem8841

        No way 3D Mario is for the holidays lmao. No way.

        • hi v3.0

          They can’t have all the great games at launch then no games 6 months later you know… Since Mario sells more than Zelda I think it’s a smart idea to release Mario during November

          • Diortem8841

            You mean at launch?

            I’m sure they have stuff planned for the holidays, but 3D Mario will be an early system seller. They’ve been working on it for 3 years.

          • hi v3.0

            Mario and Zelda are Nintendo’s 2 biggest titles, Zelda at March and Mario later this year is a much smarter idea imo

          • Diortem8841

            Pokemon later. Mario now.

          • hi v3.0

            Hmm that might work, but they still need a gap between Zelda and Mario release dates, it will sell more Switch consoles

          • Diortem8841

            No it won’t lmao, 2 massive games at once will grab people’s attention, not turn them off.

          • hi v3.0

            2 massive games at once will bring huge hype then slowly dies a month later… 1 massive game at launch will bring hype then slowly dies but then another massive game launches the Switch hype went up again

          • Diortem8841

            Dude you need to get over this idea that a Nintendo system only needs one game at a time lmao. They will have more games..

          • hi v3.0

            Duh they have more games, but no Nintendo game sells more than Mario, Pokemon and Zelda

          • Diortem8841

            Very few games, period sell more.. So launch with them.

          • hi v3.0

            Nintendo won’t launch the Switch with both BoTW and the 3D Mario, I’m sure of it !

          • Diortem8841

            It’s a bet

          • hi v3.0

            K no hard feelings whoever is right ! And don’t you be an *ss if you’re right !

          • MagcargoMan

            They have more hit IPs then just Mario and Zelda. They can live with having both out at launch. It’s ridiculous to hold such a huge seller back. Imagine how much better the Wii U would have sold if Mario Kart 8 was made earlier.

          • hi v3.0

            But it’s their top 2, well if you don’t count Pokemon that is, launch Switch with BoTW and Splatoon and maybe MK8 then release the new 3D Mario in November to keep things fresh

    • awng781

      I doubt Nintendo will announce a PokΓ©mon game for Switch less than 2 months after the release of Sun/Moon, unless that PokΓ©mon game is a spin-off.

      • Diortem8841

        But the rumor that was swirling around was that it would be Pokemon Stars, sort of the third game of the Sun/Moon entry. That would be brilliant.

        • awng781

          I’m aware of that rumor. I doubt PokΓ©mon Stars will be announced less than 2 months after PokΓ©mon Sun/Moon. Kinda early for that. Wait until E3 2017.

          • Diortem8841

            Probably, but like I said, it’s what I’m hoping for rather than a prediction. I’ll take it Thursday or at E3.

    • MagcargoMan

      Yes please. I’d love for there to be a 3D Mario at launch again. We haven’t had that since Super Mario 64!

  • Hugrazy

    I’m actually scared for what ever Monolith Soft is doing for the Nintendo Switch. Just the thought of something like Xenoblade Chronicles X running on the Wii U is absolutely ridiculous, and I can’t imagine the things that they’ll be able to pull off with the new Hardware.

    I’m hoping to hear about some sort of Atlus project. Those guys are my all time favourite development studio and they’re always trying new things. I would be pleased if their new “Project Zero” game was coming to the switch as well.

    I’m also hoping to see some smaller Japanese studios make a comeback on the Switch. Maybe Mist Walker is working on a game? Maybe Tri-crescendo is too? Maybe those guys that made Pandora’s Tower get a little money to do a project? Who knows, a man can dream.

    • hi v3.0

      ikr, XCX is absolutely gorgeous despite the bad graphics mainly in NLA, and this game is running on a last gen console, their new game is gonna be so dope ! I’m just sad that Persona 5 will only stay on PS4, I think a new SMT game won’t come out until next year.

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      • Aline Piroutek

        Although NLA is quite beautiful.

  • If Nintendo does not deliver a strong launch line up the internet is going to tear the switch a new one.

    • Hugrazy

      Which is kind of sad because god knows the PS4 didn’t. All they had to do was get up on a stage and say that they’re games were shareable and everyone cheered.

      Regardless, I think Nintendo will be fine for launch titles. Breath of the Wild is already enough anyways, and I’m sure we’ll be getting a few others like that Mario game.

  • JasonBall

    My big two things:

    I want as many games developed by Nintendo EAD as humanly possible, preferably overseen by Miyamoto since this very well could be his last console launch. There have been eyebrowraisingly few EAD projects released in the last year and a half. I can only hope this means they have a large lineup for Switch at launch and down the road. Zelda of course, but 3D Mario, Pikmin, an Animal Crossing that links to the phone app, Splatoon port/sequel, and Mario kart are all pretty much given. I also dream of F-Zero and maybe a new IP. And maybe someday if EA and Ubisoft release their death grip on the Tetris license, I’d kill for a new Tetris developed by Nintendo. The three best versions of Tetris ever are all developed by Nintendo, and those are the only three they’ve ever developed.

    Second, an extensive and comprehensive virtual console at launch or the promise of it being all there within a year. No more drip-feed of the best games years later. In fact, if one could play EarthBound, OoT, Dream Land 2, Mario 3, and Metroid Prime at launch, who needs new Switch software? Crossbuy and its whiny advocates can suck it; I’m more than willing to pay several or tens of dollars per title I already own because they’re so darned great games.

    After those, there’s a few misc longshot things, like Mother 3, a DoA5 port with Cia as a guest character, and a Smash installment with Banjo-Kazooie in it. But all 3 of those are soooooo incredibly unlikely to ever happen that I have no excitement whatsoever, they are such abstract fanboy concepts. But I am more than willing to pay for any and all of them.

    So yeah, EAD games and a quality lineup of VC games. Nothing too big to ask for, I think. Here’s hoping for a prosperous era for Nintendo, civilized yet excited discussion between fans, and an awesome Thursday evening. I’ll be missing my two favorite shows for this; let’s see if our hopes and dreams come true because of it.

    • Diortem8841

      I doubt it’s his last console launch, the man’s 64 years old and even said recently that he’s not retiring soon. But absolutely, I think EAD will have some gold for us.

      Also, what shows are you talking about?

      • JasonBall

        The one-two punch of Superstore and The Good Place.

    • Reggie

      You cannot be serious about Smash with BK.

      • JasonBall

        There’s been a scary amount of relationship between the two companies: tweeting each other, and Minecraft, etc. Like I said, abstract concepts. But I am serious when I say that there is greater than 0% chance of it happening. Less than 1, but greater than 0. I’m also serious when I say I’d buy it no questions asked.

        • Reggie

          … How are you that serious? Banjo-Kazooie is owned by Microsoft. Rare is owned by Microsoft.

          • JasonBall

            Like I said, their tweets at each other and Minecraft collaboration. Only reason it’s greater than 0%.

          • Reggie

            Game companies being friendly with each other =/= game companies allowing competitors to use their franchise for their consoles (And don’t cite Rare’s handheld games, they haven’t made a handheld game for Nintendo since Diddy Kong Racing DS). BK in Smash is plain not happening, ever.

          • JasonBall

            Like I said. Abstract concept. .0000001% chance. But sorry, I have seen some crazy things happen when Nintendo is involved. I call it the “Random awesome factor” and it basically means that normally, yeah, pretty much 0. But Nintendo, man. Its possible one day. Your naysaying won’t negate the fact that I know to be true that there is a greater than 0% chance of it happening.

    • “eyebrowraisingly”
      Love it.

    • MagcargoMan

      You lost me at “preferably overseen by Miyamoto”. As Sticker Star and Star Fox Zero have shown, Miyamoto shouldn’t be meddling with certain series. Just let him work on Pikmin 4 for now and then let him make his own project instead of jumping onto someone else’s.

      Also that’s incredibly selfish and stupid to say crossbuy shouldn’t be a thing simply because you are fine with buying the same game over and over.

      • JasonBall

        Nintendo deserves the money for masterpieces like OoT. Sorry. The only reason I want crossbuy is so that people shut up about it. I’m not gonna apologize for my willingness to pay for a product.

        As for Miyamoto, I love everything he does. After reading many interviews and getting to understand how he works has earned him great respect from me. Even if one of his ideas seems odd at first, I just assume he’s smarter than me and that it’s on my end. So I play it and always love it, sure enough. I’m not gonna apologize for respecting the greatest mind in the industry either.

        Since these two issues are ones of personal value of the dollar and subjective opinions on game design, can we agree to disagree?

        • MagcargoMan

          It would be easier to agree to disagree with you didn’t outright insult people for not wanting to buy the same old games over and over every time.

          But you know what they say about a fool and his money…

          • JasonBall

            You called me selfish and stupid for being okay with crossbuy.

          • MagcargoMan

            Because you said anyone who wanted it was unreasonable because “lol I’d pay for it again and again so you should too!”.

  • Reggie

    I’m not hyped. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m not hyped. That’s mainly to do with my schedule that’ll force me to miss the presentation. Oh well. I’m still hoping it’s a good one. I’m mainly looking forward to hearing more about its features.

  • Vigilante_blade

    One hour is actually not a lot of time if you are going to talk about a console in detail and cover games as well. I’m hoping that announcements are kept somewhat short (basically, show a trailer, move on to the next thing) and then Treehouse goes over the details the next day.

    What I think we can somewhat safely assume for sure is that Mario and Zelda will be shown. I’m also expecting Sonic, Skyrim, NBA 2K, and Dragon Quest XI. Other than that, little is actually known.

    As for what I want to see, I’d like to see a solid lineup of first party games. No fillers, no tech demoes. I want full-fledged games. Basically, I want to know that the console will not be collecting dust anytime soon. A New Xenoblade with a more character-driven story would be great but I don’t expect anything like this near launch.

    For third parties, I want to see incoming big titles, but I’d also like to see collaborations. While many people made fun of Hyrule Warriors when it was released and unfairly called the warriors series shallow without actually having understood the point of them, many people have changed their tune when they tried Hyrule Warriors, and it became a must-buy for Wii U. In terms of value, Hyrule Warriors was worth every penny.

    As such, I’d love to see various team efforts such as Koei Techmo making a Fire Emblem Warriors, or Sega making a new F-Zero, or even Square and Alpha Dreams working together on a Super Mario RPG. I’d love to see other deals like they did with Bayonetta, or even those on the smaller side like they did with Soul Calibur 2 on Gamecube. Basically, get many developers on board helping them out, adding to the library.

    When it comes to ports, I’m not really that into having Wii U ports, BUT, some come to mind that would work well. Mario Kart 8 had the largest track list of any Mario Kart. Having the game re-released with a full set of tracks as well as all previous tracks including the DLC would make a monstruously large game. Mario Maker as a service needs to keep going and add to the content of it. I would love the ability to play as Luigi and new course elements. Splatoon isn’t something I played much of, but with Pro support, I could pick it up, sure.

    I also liked the message about players choosing how they want to play their games. I hope that they make it clear that modern controller options will always be available on all games.

    I would also like to see some franchise revivals. F-Zero, Metroid, Advance Wars and many others have been neglected somewhat. What I want to see most is Golden Sun, but I don’t think it would be a realistic expectation.

    I also hope that Virtual console as a service will be much-improved. That means cross buy / cross-gen. I also hope that it will have lots of the interesting additions NES classic added like save states and filters. Gamecube support seems likely considering analogue trigger son the pro controller and main Switch unit.

    Not for my sake, but for the sake of my friends, I hope that Mother 3 will be there.

    And of course, what I want to see most is Melee 2. I would buy a Switch for it, even if it were the only game on it.

    Keep in mind, most of these “wants” are unreasonable. These are just dreams of mine. I’m just throwing things out there.

    Frankly though, I expect something a lot more tame. I want Nintendo to blow me away, but the reality is that I’m sure we’ll have nice surprises, but it won’t be the crazy dream launch all desire. No one could achieve that. As consumers, we are insatiable, and while this is a good thing, it also means that there will always be room for improvement. As long as I get a console I can play with a Pro controller, I’ll be happy enough.

    • Diortem8841

      Well the Treehouse stream the morning after is focusing on games, so I doubt the reveal stream will show too much games-wise. Maybe more game announcements than actual gameplay.

    • hi v3.0

      First 30 minutes: console and its features, release date, price atc
      Last 30 minutes : game announcements and trailers

    • theFooFighter

      When it comes to the first part think about it like this. Nintendo’s 2014 e3 direct which is arguably one of their best ever was only like 45 minutes

      • Vigilante_blade

        It does depend on how well they use their time for sure.

    • They did manage to communicate a lot in the short reveal trailer and during the short spot on Jimmy Fallon. If good minds craft the presentation then we’ll be able to understand much in a short time.

      • Vigilante_blade

        That would be preferable.

    • awng781

      1 hour should be plenty of time to show off the Switch and its software. Remember that there will be a Treehouse Live the day after the presentation, so Nintendo can simply announce the Switch’s game lineup at the presentation and then allow for a much deeper inside at each game during the Treehouse Live.

    • KartSmash

      I wish it was longer too, even knowing about the treehouse like people keep saying. Also, melee 2 indeed. Pretty sure you and I talked about how we like melee the best a year or so ago, I don’t come on here any more but your name and avatar instantly looked familiar.

      • Vigilante_blade

        It is very likely. I use the same name and avatar in many places. And yep, I completely agree with you.

  • hi v3.0

    Excited for see what Monolift Soft is planning !!

  • theFooFighter

    Expectations: Zelda (f***in duh), 3d Mario at or relatively close to launch, Splatoon and smash ports, pikmin 4, a new IP, Skyrim, dragon quest 11.

    50/50 chance: animal crossing, traditional metroid (2d or 3d), dormant IP revival that isn’t Metroid, Xenoblade, monster hunter, sonic 2017 footage, sonic mania, beyond good and evil.

    Unlikely/pipe dreams: atlus project, AAA star tropics revival, red dead, Mega man, Golden sun, earthbound remakes, bayonetta (bound to happen eventually but not on the 12th)

    • MagcargoMan

      Why would Earthbound need to be remade?

      • theFooFighter

        It’s mainly mother 1 that needs a remake but if they want to give the entire trilogy HD graphics and a remastered soundtrack I’d be all for it

  • Roto Prime

    My dream, $199.99 for the Nintendo Switch with dock and joycon grip. Dark soul’s 3 Zelda Breath of the Wild docked at 60fps. Smash for Switch to have Mega Man Zero from the GBA as a playable fighter!

    • hi v3.0

      $199.99 is a bit too low, $250 is the perfect price especially since the new Shield is $199.99
      BoTW is obviously gonna have better performance on Switch than the 20-30 fps on Wii U

      • Roto Prime

        Hell yah at $249.99 with game! I am willing to go that high and people will see the amazing value as well! Switch for King 2017!

      • KartSmash

        Still too low in my opinion, but it will probably be around that, maybe $300. I would gladly pay more money for a stronger system. And I know graphics aren’t everything, but they are definitely nice. Gameplay is usually a given with Nintendo, why can’t we have both like we used to lol.

        • hi v3.0

          Exactly , Nintendo fanboys keep saying graphics aren’t everything, well we know they make great fun games so why not better gtaphics!

  • Addy

    I’m just going to wait and see before I judge.

    • Vigilante_blade

      It’s honestly the best course of action right now.

    • hi v3.0

      Ya same

  • I want to see games:

    INDIE
    β€’ Yooka-Laylee
    β€’ World to the West
    β€’ YIIK
    β€’ Owlboy
    β€’ Downwell
    β€’ Stardew Valley
    β€’ Firewatch
    β€’ A Hat In Time
    β€’ Steamworld
    β€’ The Long Dark
    β€’ Rime
    β€’ Oceanhorn

    THIRD PARTY
    β€’ Skyrim
    β€’ Dragon Quest X/XI
    β€’ Sonic 2017
    β€’ Nobunaga’s Ambition
    β€’ Monster Hunter
    β€’ Beyond Good & Evil
    β€’ Mario Rabbids RPG
    β€’ Need for Speed
    β€’ Child of Light

    FIRST / SECOND PARTIES
    β€’ Captain Toad
    β€’ Mother 3
    β€’ Breath of the Wild
    β€’ 3D Mario
    β€’ Mario Maker
    β€’ Mario Kart
    β€’ Pokken
    β€’ PokΓ©mon Stars
    β€’ Mario vs DK
    β€’ Splatoon
    β€’ Smash
    β€’ Pikmin
    β€’ Wave Race
    β€’ Pilotwings

  • Kenshin0011

    Amazing 1st party games will certainly be there, so no point in going on about that…

    My highest hope is that Switch does indeed support Bluetooth headsets. I use my wireless ear buds for so much and so seamlessly, like for anything on my phone and laptop gaming. I couldn’t imagine going back to wired headphones, especially when out and about. It would be exceedingly convenient to due that with Switch.

    Next, I fully expect a modern OS with quick navigation, browsing, messaging, etc. No more loading up an entirely separate app just to chat message with friends. It should be as quick as Facebook. There also needs to be seamless voice chat that’s not tethered to specific games, but can hold a connection throughout most apps/games.

    These quality of life features are crucial imho for Switch to be a commercial success as a definitive device for Nintendo Everything (pun intended).

    • Operative

      I’m also really hoping for something like party chat and an OS that isn’t so sluggish. I’m not holding my breath, however. If it happens it’ll be a happy, yet unexpected surprise!

      • Kenshin0011

        In this day and age, it’d be a massive failure to not have these modern features.

      • ForeVision

        If I were to take a guess, I’d think the OS may very well be possible. As for the party chat, do you mean like regular chats, or voice? If anything, considering Nintendo avoided voice chat in Splatoon due to toxicity, and one can argue party chat causes this as well, I doubt it.

        • Operative

          I imagine if they were to implement it, it’d be restricted to friends only. Which I think would be a step above game specific chat. This way you’re not getting into private rooms with strangers, just who you want to. Again, I doubt it’s gonna happen, but it’d be cool to see. The OS I have more hope for since they spent a good part of the wii u’s life trying to speed it up. Now that they got to work on one from the ground up I’m sure it’ll be speedier and more efficient

  • Supporter

    I’m honestly keeping my mind open about what we see. I’m excited for the new Mario game getting shown off as well as new features in the next Mario Kart and Splatoon.

    And of course, whatever new games are shown (which I hope weren’t completely spoiled by the rumors if they were right). Otherwise, I’m keeping my expectations in check.

  • Nilesse

    Hopefully region free. I live in Europe but plan to move to the US in +- 4,5 years and I’d hate having to purchase everything again. A decent battery life is also critical. Other than that, I’ll let Nintendo surprise me.

  • Aline Piroutek

    I just want Zelda/Splatoon/a onlineLocal multiplayer game next to the launch date. Portable Splatoon is instabuy.
    A comeback of a great 1st party IP would be neat too. Like Custom Robo, F-ZERO, Mario Strikers, Golden Sun. Non-chibi Metroid 3D title.

  • Aline Piroutek

    It is clear the strategy of the Nintendo Switch this year is to build HYPE. 2 months from the launch date is great to build HYPE, with a lot of advertising on the game shops, and if a lot of people buy the console at the launch there will be a lot of people playing it outside, advertising the console for free to Nintendo.
    PS4 had nothing at launch, it sold HYPE.

  • ForeVision

    I merely hope that Nintendo will be able to show the next generation that graphics isn’t everything. That a system can have more than just gritty dark shooters and gory, blood filled games, and yet be played by adults all the same. That they’ve learned their lessons from the past, both the Wii’s success and the Wii-U’s failure.

    To sum it up I’m hoping for: Good games, no region-lock, them having people free to choose how they play their games (pro-controller or otherwise) and (I’m doubting this one) them embracing competition a little more, yes they are in their “own” league, but at the end of the day, they’re selling a home console, and so is Sony and Microsoft. I believe that Nintendo has the IP to show them why they’ve managed to get the industry out of it’s pit of despair way back when.

  • ShadowDragoon

    Personally i am not excited about next Thursday presentation, as the Switch has failed to impress me so far, i am only going to take a look at the presentation to see the there is any reason to actually get one.

    • MagcargoMan

      That’s kinda the point of the presentation, to sell the idea to people.

  • This might be a copout-y answer, but I just hope that whatever they do this time, they do it right, so the Switch can last and we don’t have to do this again in another four years. Like, I was really looking forward to the Wii U before it came out, and for the most part, I really enjoyed it. I still do. But it’s not necessarily easy for me to drop money on a new console so soon after the last one. So when they first announced the NX, I was actually pretty frustrated.

    Since then, I’ve warmed up to the Switch and I’m really looking forward to the big day later this week. I’m almost certainly going to get it at some point (just perhaps not so immediately this time), so I am eager to see the full extent of what it’s all about and what games it will offer. I just want it to be successful so it will last longer and I won’t have to think about upgrading consoles so soon.

  • MagcargoMan

    I can’t really say I’m hyped (it’s like Christmas; when you got older you don’t get as excited for it anymore), but I’m really looking forward to it. The Switch looks pretty slick and if Nintendo plays their cards right I can see this one being a success.

    As for predictions and hopes, this is what I expect:
    – Breath of the Wild: Pretty much 100% guarenteed, but I hope they don’t spend too much time on it since we know a fair bit about compared to anything else on the Switch. Hopefully they’ll show Zelda’s face.
    – The New 3D Mario Platformer: Hopefully it leans more towards traditional 3D Mario and less towards 3D World. What I want the most though is conformation that it will be a launch title. We haven’t had a 3D Mario at launch since Super Mario 64.
    – Mario Kart 9/Mario Kart 8 port: Saw it in the teaser. They must have enough to show it for a bit.
    – Splatoon: Not sure if it’s an upgraded port or a sequel, but either way it’ll be there. It’s Nintendo’s hit new IP after all.
    – Pikmin 4: Miyamoto said this was very close to completion back in September 2015. The only logical reason a near-finished game wouldn’t be out by now is that it was being made for Wii U at first but then moved over to the Switch.
    – Skyrim: We’ve seen it in the teaser. I think Nintendo would be pretty proud to have such a title on their console and would definitely want to show it off.
    – Super Smash Bros. for Switch: I’d really rather a brand new Smash than buying Smash 4 for the third time, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that this is very likely to happen.
    – Some launch game revolving around Miis. It’s kinda been a tradition since the Wii to have one.

    Now for my hopes and dreams:
    – F-Zero: I’ve never even played F-Zero, but this would be so hype. No need for any major shake-ups, just make it a better GX gameplay-wise and your done!
    – Custom Robo: I’m really hoping the rumours about this being Sakurai’s next project are true. Not only is a game about customisation perfect for somebody who loves to add a lot of content, but it’d be great for Nintendo to use more of their backlog of IPs.
    – Metroid Prime 4: For the love of all that is good and holy, you need to deliver with this for the sake of your audience. A Prime 4 with two-sided campaign that allows you to see both Samus and Sylux’s sides of the story would be incredible. This game being announced would be massive apology to the fans for both Other M and Federation Force.
    – Super Smash Bros. 5: I’d really rather a fresh new Smash Bros. game instead of yet another version of Smash 4. I know very well that if they are making a brand new Smash Bros. it will not be ready to show in the event, but really, no Smash Bros. appearing at all in the event is the confirmation we need that Smash Bros. on the Switch won’t be a port. Just think, for a game to be confirmed you’d have to see it not show up this time. Funny, huh?

    Also not really a game, but I hope Miis get much better customisation options this time around. They’ve always been rather lacking in past Mii Makers. You can’t even give your Mii red hair!

    And that’s about it really. I’d be shocked if none of the predictions come true except the Mii ones, whereas for my hopes and dreams I’d be happy if at least one of them showed up. Here’s hoping!

    • ForeVision

      I know how you feel. I’ve not felt hyped for something in multiple years, and I myself find that sad, but I just can’t bring up the feeling with the amount of failures and missed opportunities we’ve had in the industry as a whole.

      That said, I genuinely hope Nintendo can bring that back, it would be nice.