Keep the Ball Rolling With AAA Nintendo-Developed Titles
While the debut of the Nintendo Switch in 2017 was nothing short of phenomenal in terms of first-party releases from Nintendo, 2018 was a bit of a bummer until we got Pokemon Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the last two months.
In 2017, we may have been a bit spoiled with the release of two of what may be the best video games of all time (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey), but in 2018 Nintendo put out some of the lower tiered franchises that, while somewhat popular, aren’t reasons to purchase a Switch or huge moneymakers for the company.
Mario Tennis Aces and Kirby Star Allies were good, but left Switch users like me wanting more from Nintendo.
On the horizon, 2019 is already shaping up to be way better than 2018 in terms of big AAA Nintendo-developed titles.
We have a new mainline Pokemon game due to launch sometime in the latter half of the year, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and if we’re lucky, we could even be seeing Metroid Prime 4 or Bayonetta 3 down the road.
Just Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem alone are heavy hitters for the Japanese gaming company and will sell like gangbusters on the hybrid console, especially in Japan. It looks like 2019 will be strong for Nintendo as long as they just keep that ball rolling and rolling.