2017 is a vital year for Nintendo; we think that's beyond dispute. 2016 did have highlights and moments of significant interest for the company, particularly in mobile and with notable Pokémon releases across smart devices and 3DS, but it'll also be remembered as a year in which Nintendo went into a bit of a holding pattern - keeping its business ticking ahead of significant moments to come.

This year, then, needs to see Nintendo deliver. Its Switch system will arrive in March (with a major unveiling due on 12th / 13th January), we'll see more new games on mobile such as Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, and the 3DS isn't quite done yet; the overall picture for the big N could be very different 12 months from now.

A few of our writers have already shared their hopes and fears for the year, and before we get into the pre-Switch event editorial cycle we'd like to know where you stand. Are you optimistic about Nintendo's 2017? It's a big question, as the big N will need the enthusiasm of fans this year, in addition to a larger audience of intrigued gamers.

Hit up the polls and comments below to let us know how you feel about the year ahead.

Which of these areas are you most excited about for Nintendo's 2017?
Which of these areas concern you for Nintendo's 2017?
Are you optimistic that Nintendo will have a good 2017?