Nintendo has been throwing some awesome surprises our way recently, but there are a handful of announcements I’m hoping the company still has under wraps. Here are six big announcements I’m hoping Nintendo makes soon.
N64 Classic Edition
It makes complete sense for Nintendo release the N64 Classic Edition this holiday. It would follow the trend of the NES Classic Edition that launched in November of 2016 and the SNES Classic Edition that hit the market last September. The Nintendo 64 Classic Edition could garner huge mainstream appeal, now let’s just hope Nintendo doesn’t screw things up with the supply and demand. If this device does actually come to fruition, what games would you like to see as part of the library? I recently listed the games I would want to see on the N64 Classic Edition, you can check that out here.
‘New Super Mario’ Bundle for Switch
Ever notice the Switch is severely lacking a multiplayer Mario title? Sure we have Super Mario Party on the way, and Mario Tennis Aces recently launched on Switch, but neither are the platforming Mario experience I’m talking about. New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. U are two incredible Mario titles that can be played with up to four players. Nintendo has already ported over almost all the worthy Wii U first-party titles, so what’s a few more? Lastly, Super Mario Odyssey does technically have a co-op mode, but let’s be honest, it’s just not very fun or intuitive. (Also bring Super Luigi U!)
‘Super Mario Maker’ for Switch
With ‘games as a service’ gaining mass-market popularity, I can’t help but think that Super Mario Maker would be the perfect title to constantly be updated with new features every month. From new creator items to badass character skins, the possibilities are endless in a game like this. Super Mario Maker is one of the best titles available on Wii U and is also one of the few games I think most fans wouldn’t mind being ported to Nintendo Switch. And needless to say, more people will have a chance to play it for the first time on Nintendo Switch. The only downside would be you couldn’t edit levels while also playing on the TV. But ‘switching’ back and forth isn’t too big of an issue.
(Rumored) ‘Star Fox Grand Prix’
Leading up to E3 2018, there were rumors swirling around the web saying that the debut Nintendo Switch Star Fox game was titled “Star Fox Grand Prix“, and that it was going to be a more racing-focused title. The rumors were so strong that most major outlets were covering it. I think the Star Fox series needs to grow into something more nuanced, so a racing-type game could bring the franchise to greater heights. I believe Nintendo is going to unveil this new Star Fox game during its next direct, before this year ends, with a summer 2019 launch window. I’m hoping this one features a gorgeous art style that blows our minds. You can check out the original rumor here.
More classic games coming to Switch Online Subscription
The Nintendo Switch Virtual Console is still non-existent. We can assume more classic titles are coming, in some capacity, to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription that starts sometime next month. I’m more curious if sooner or later we will see remastered N64 and GameCube gems join the service. Having titles like Soul Calibur II and Super Mario Sunshine on the go would be insanely awesome. What classic games would you like to see on Nintendo Switch?
‘Legend of Zelda’ remake for Nintendo Switch
This one sorta leads into a recent post I made regarding the rumored Zelda remake for Switch.
“Earlier this year, there were rumors of a Zelda remake in the works. Since then, there has been a huge question lingering in many gamer’s heads, what Zelda game will Nintendo remake for Switch? Not only that, but which version of said Zelda game?
In recent years, many game developers have gotten frowned upon due to the number of HD remakes hitting the market, and to a degree, HD remakes are still a little out of hand. However, The Legend of Zelda is a ‘legendary’ franchise that consists of some of the best titles in the history of gaming. We all have questions about what the future may hold with Zelda remakes; let’s flesh those questions out and go over the aforementioned rumor.” …Read more
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