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Every Nintendo Game in Development

have Wii pass total lifetime sales, nintendo switch is currently the company’s best-selling home console of all time. It’s the fastest console ever sold by him, with 100 million units sold, and Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says the Switch is still in the middle of its life cycle.

A major factor in the system’s longevity is a steady stream of first-party games from Nintendo’s launch day masterpieces. Breath of the Wild In 2017 we reinvented a beloved franchise, and in 2022 Pokemon Legends: ArceusThe console is now in its sixth year and Nintendo shows no signs of slowing down support. Latest Nintendo Directknows 10 Nintendo games* in development.

To give Switch owners a better idea of ​​what to expect in the months ahead, we’ve compiled these games into a list below, ordered by release date. Check out a complete overview of all the games we know are in development at Nintendo as of September 13th.

*There is some leeway in whether or not it’s a “Nintendo game”, and it doesn’t cover everything that’s exclusive to Switch. Instead, we have included games that Nintendo itself considers to be Nintendo products. Earnings materials, covers new games developed, published, or licensed by Nintendo from third parties. (Technically, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is he developed and published by Ubisoft, but it feels silly to leave a game starring Mario off the list). re-released on Nintendo Switch Online) are not included.

Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope

clearly At E3 2021, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is Ubisoft’s 2017 follow-up from Nintendo. kingdom battleSparks of Hope is a single-player adventure that sends Mario and friends into space to battle a new villain named Cursa.

Sharing the name and foundation of strategy gameplay, Ubisoft says Sparks of Hope is a “spiritual sequel” to Kingdom Battle.Soriani said IGNSoriani may be remembered for his affection Appearing at E3 2017the production of the original game

This time the levels are not linear. Instead, the planets are open places to explore, each with its own story and characters. Ubisoft also made major changes to gameplay, ditching Kingdom Battle’s grid system to “focus on the fluidity and action provided by the possibility of moving heroes in real time.”

Sparks of Hope features nine playable characters, including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Rabid Luigi, Rabid Peach, and Rabid Rosalina.

Bayonetta 3

Sega may own Bayonetta trademarkbut since Nintendo both funded and published Bayonetta 3, it considers the game its own game.When it releases in late 2022, it will be a Switch exclusive.

Bayonetta 3 was announced at The Game Awards 2017 with a short teaser trailer. The trailer finally gave us our first look at Bayonetta’s new moves, mechanics, and enemies.

The game’s last update came in September when Platinum released a new Bayonetta 3 trailer, showcasing combat, summoning demons, and more.

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 were ported to Switch in early 2018, shortly after Bayonetta 3 was announced.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet

As revealed at Pokémon Presents in February, the next mainline games in the series are Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Teato, Fire-type Huekoko, and Water-type Quaxley were introduced.

Nintendo describes Scarlet and Violet as steps in the “evolution” of Pokémon. The game features an “open world where different borderless towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness.” So far, 70 Pokemon have been confirmed for Scarlet and Violet.

Nintendo recently unveiled three main stories for Scarlett and Violet: Victory Road, Path of Legends, and Starfall Street. The gaming duo also introduces his Terastal Phenomenon, a new battle form exclusive to the Pardea region where Pokémon take on a jewel-like appearance and increase their power.

Fire Emblem Engage

Fire Emblem Engage is the next mainline game in Nintendo’s popular strategy RPG series. Engage introduces a new protagonist, Alea, known as “Dragon of God”. Alea shares a psychic connection with Marth, a Fire Emblem protagonist from the past. Re-appearing characters Sigurd and Celica also appear in the public trailer.

Engage was first leaked in June and included some screenshots. The latest mainline entry in the series, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, received a 9.5 from IGN for “an incredible amount of options on and off the battlefield.”

Deluxe Return to Kirby’s Dreamland

Nintendo and developer HAL Laboratory are bringing the 2011 Wii game Kirby’s Return to Dream Land to Switch on February 24, 2023. The 2.5D side-scrolling game comes to Switch with a collection of minigames, 4-player local co-op and updated visuals.

IGN gave Return to Dreamland’s original Wii release a 7.5 rating, calling it “competent and competent” but not original.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

One of the most anticipated games regardless of publisher is undoubtedly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. best game ever Announced at E3 2019. trailer It set a noticeably darker tone than the 2017 original.

For two years, Nintendo has been silent about Breath of the Wild 2.Then, at E3 2021, Nintendo announced the game’s second trailer, which shows Link gliding through the air and traversing Hyrule using both familiar and new techniques. At one point, Link wields a handheld flamethrower. In another, he teleports vertically through stone, alluding to the sequel’s extended traversal his mechanics. The trailer ends with an ominous shot of Hyrule Castle suspended in midair.

Of course, the sequel will be a single-player adventure, but Nintendo didn’t deny that possibility when asked. Breath of the Wild 2 co-opThe director is Hidemaro Fujibayashi, who has worked on many past Zelda series, including the first Breath of the Wild.

In September, Nintendo revealed the sequel’s official title, Tears of the Kingdom, and a May 12, 2023 release date.

Pikmin 4

Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Pikmin 4 is in it development Back in 2015, he said at the time that the game was “actually very close to completion.” But then he’s over six years and Nintendo has revealed very little about Pikmin 4.

In 2016, Miyamoto repeated development. in progressalthough he noted that it fell on Nintendo’s list of priorities.in progress.”

Now, following the latest Direct, Pikmin 4 is At the end Hits the Switch in 2023.

The latest mainline game in the series, Pikmin 3, was released on Wii U in 2013. Pikmin 3 DeluxeAdding new content and quality of life improvements is coming to Switch in 2020.

Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp

Nintendo follows Kirby with Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp, a remastered collection of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. The military-themed strategy game comes to Switch with an all-new art style and animated character portraits. It features two campaigns and his four-player versus mode.

Re-Boot Camp is developed by WayForward (Shante) will also be released under the supervision of Nintendo. Nintendo originally scheduled his Re-Boot Camp for December 2021, but he postponed it to 2022 to give the team “a little more time for fine-tuning.” Then it was postponed indefinitely, this time because of the war in Ukraine.

Awarded advance wars When advance wars 2 When released for the Game Boy Advance in the early 2000s, they were rated 9.9 and 9.9 respectively.

detective pikachu 2

A sequel to the 3DS game “Detective Pikachu” released in 2018 is in development for Switch.

Detective Pikachu 2 concludes the cliffhanger ending of the first game.Nintendo says the sequel will “have a different ending than what we saw in theaters”, voiced by Ryan Reynolds movie detective pikachu.

we called first detective pikachu game “Building Pikachu beyond the detective stereotype, Pika Prompts makes a bold interpretation of the iconic Pokémon a success.”

metroid prime 4

2017, Nintendo announced Work has reportedly begun on Metroid Prime 4 Bandai Namco Studios SingaporeFor Metroid fans who haven’t had a new Prime game since 2007, it was a day of celebration.

However, Nintendo announced in 2019 that it would scrap the game and resume development. retro studiosthe Nintendo-owned studio responsible for the original Metroid Prime trilogy.

Longtime series producer Kensuke Tanabe still oversees projects at Retro.Former DICE art director participates Johnny Lungstedtwas hired for the same role by Retro in 2020.

Other than the logo, we haven’t seen anything official from Nintendo yet. The company said it’s still “working hard” on Metroid Prime 4.

latest series, Metroid Dread, to be released in 2021. We gave it a 9 and said it “has enough clever innovation to balance friendliness.”

Nintendo DLC

of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe The Booster Course Pass includes 48 remade retro tracks released across 6 waves for $25 USD. The first wave was released on his March 18th and the second wave was released on his August 4th. Wave 3 will be released this holiday. Nintendo expects him to release all 48 songs by the end of 2023. Every Mario Kart track ever created.

Nintendo Switch Sports adds golf to its lineup of games this holiday season. Available as a free update, Golf by Switch Sports includes 21 holes from the Wii Sports series and supports local and online play.

Pauline and Diddy Kong will be added to Mario Strikers: Battle League in September as a free update, along with new stadiums, gear, striker rankings, and other customization options.

The second wave of DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released on October 13th. Available as part of the game’s $30 USD Season Pass, this DLC adds a new mechanical hero named Ino, a challenge battle, and a new outfit.

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