We're posting this on UK time, as the clocks strike midnight and 2017 arrives. If you're reading this in Japan, Australia or anywhere in that region you're well into the New Year; for those of you with an evening of festivities still to come, have a great night.
2016 has been a mixed bag from Nintendo, to put it charitably, with some giddy highs - such as the full unveiling of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 and the reveal of the Switch - and some lows including a short release slate on Wii U, while the launch of Super Mario Run also attracted some negative user reviews and publicity.
There's a lot more besides to talk about, which we will look at on New Year's Day, but for now we'll keep it simple. 2017 could be fantastic. New hardware is always a highlight every few years, and we're optimistic that Nintendo will go at the launch wholeheartedly to try and ensure its success; we can't wait to delve into a new generation of Nintendo gaming. Beyond that we'll see Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem on mobile, along with at least one more title for smart devices, and the 3DS also has a few tricks up its sleeve with some confirmed releases still to come.
Here's to 2017 then; we look forward to sharing the highs and lows with all of you.
May 2017 bear some semblance to a decent year!
happy happy joy joy!
See you in 2017!
Happy New year everyone!
I'm going to enjoy 2017, the year of the Switch!
Happy New Year guys.
ROLL ON SWITCH! WOO!
Happy new year everyone. Whatever happens, it's at least going to be an interesting year to watch for Nintendo fans.
2017 will be the year of the 3DS haha. Ok its had some great years already but I bet 2017 will be another great year. I just wish Square would share Dragon Quest X with other regions. Im up for a long lasting MMORPG. Switch is going to be amazing. I just know it. It seems as though Nintendo is going back to a simple idea and made even better. Im glad to go back to regular controllers. Im also reading alot about Devs being excited and how easy it is to put out games on Switch. It sounds like it cant lose. Im going to try and make the Nintendo Digital event with my son in March in Los Angeles.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! GREAT GAMING TO ALL.
Happy new year! Let's make it one to remember.
aint nothing like wearing underwear on yer head and shooting children in their faces with roman candles. no one does new years like america...no one.
Happy New Year to my favorite video game site and all its users.
Wow, 2015 felt like yesterday. I can't believe it's the last day of 2016. Hopefully this next year will make 2016 look like a joke. I can tell you one thing though, the Switch will make 2017 legendary for sure!
So with that, Happy New Year, Nintendo Life and all the users on here!
Happy New Year everyone! Looking forward to next year!
Happy New Year Nintendo Life community! Wishing everyone health, happiness and good fortune in 2017.
And Breathe of the Wild still for Wii U haha
Here's to another year and another wild ride!
Sheesh, only 4.5 more hours of 2016... Good riddance.
Here's to 2017 being a great year for Nintendo and for everybody!
(I mean, it obviously will because we're getting Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.)
Gahhhh! You just just reminded me to visit my animal crossing village for new years. TY so much!
Happy New Year everybody!! Have a great 2017 and as always, keep your comments respectful.
And buy a Switch.
Happy New Year 2017 !
Wish for great fortune of Switch presentation.
2017 is year of Fire Rooster. (28 Jan 2017)
Time for get serious, Nintendo.
Umm ok got 7 more hours left of 2016.
To all... Have a Switch new year ... Twas abit of a stretch but I made it work lol
Don't you mean the year of Killer Cucco?
Well, i'm not a Paranormal or Fortune teller but generally we know about Chinese Zodiac. 2017 , I mean start from 28 January 2017 will be a beginning of Rooster year with Fire elemental. Looking from Red attributes of Nintendo Switch, i'm sure their logo design will be boosted by Fire elemental (If you believe in Feng Shui also). But the rest it depend of Nintendo management, don't repeat same mistakes again. They have to be serious this time.
@Joeynator3000 Nintendo Life in a nutshell.
Love Nintendo Life, have a great New Year everyone.
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy Not really, lol. NL can be fun sometimes. owo
Happy New Year, everyone! We can only go up this year, it's going to be great!
@MagicEmperor Someone's being realistic
@Joeynator3000 I have fun every day I'm on here. How can you not feel our exuberance blasting into your soul!?
The New Year is already nearly 9 hours old where I am.It will be the last year I can say "I'm in my 30's" which is a depressing thought.Thirties or forties,i'll be playing on the Switch regardless.
@OorWullie I was thinking the same thing about my 20's.
@JubilifeRival Haha! I'm happy to receive that response, AND from an Apollo Justice avatar, no less. We'll be fine!! Everything will be FINE!!
Happy New Year, everybody! Hopefully, this year is better for Nintendo (and for the world on general, really)!
@PlywoodStick Appreciate them while they last,the '30's' fly by.
Appy new year. Things can only get better.
2016 could not go away soon enough. Bring on 2017.
@MagicEmperor We'll be FINE!
Happy New year to everyone here in the Nintendo Life community! Stay safe and have a great new year.
You missed your "H". XD
It was Appy instead Happy. XD
@Anti-Matter oh ok. Thanks
We had a year of weegee, now we need a year of Undead, I promise dank memes and...TOAST!
But ya Happy New year to all!
@OorWullie amen to that
Happy new year people. Best wishes and all that 😁
I've always loved Nintendo consoles but I think that I'm ready for them to start making games for PlayStation and Microsoft systems. I would love to see there AAA titles with awesome graphics and online support.
Happy new year, everyone!! =)
And by the way:
..had a fun year here, really looking forward to NeXt year too!..and don't forget, New Year's Party at Miitomo's..free golden suits for everyone..Whoo Hoo! (@ midnight)...
..stay gold, N Life...and to all, HAVE A GREAT and HAPPY..
@Clownshoes I don't really see why there is a need to.We're all gamers and Nintendo fans.We know within a few months we'll be playing a new 3D Mario and Zelda on the most powerful Nintendo console yet.One that has traditional controls,has a cracking looking Pro-controller,a surely improved online infrastructure and with most of the big hitters seemingly coming out in the first year a 2nd year that could bring us lots of new and forgotten IP's.I think there's a lot to be excited about.
Happy New Year. I like NintendoLife.
Congrats on a cool site that has entertained me since the WiiWare World days.
Happy new Gregorian year, guys. Have a good one.
The ball's in Nintendo's court now. Only time will tell if they'll score a slam dunk, or lose possession due to traveling (read: complacency and/or idiocy) like 83,7% of the time.
A new year offers new opportunities... among them the opportunity to fail, naturally. If only for the poor NL staff who have to try their darndest to put a positive spin on the state of things, they can't afford to blow it again.
Potentially happy new year.
Happy new year, everyone!
Looking forward to March!! Ready for the Switch 😃 Happy New Year!
If the Switch is all that it is cracked up to be 2017 should a far more exciting time to be a Nintendo fan. This year was excellent on the 3DS front though, and likely will still see support through 2017, though it will be mainly by third parties and indies, which considering the age of the system isn't a bad deal at all.
@SH007ME I know I got mine with my gold top hat and golden kitty!
You're a regular bundle of joy...
Tell ya somethin I learned a long time ago that has served me well: At the end of the day, it's just video games.
Take what you like and pass on the rest... like a buffet. If Switch fails miserably and people are up in arms, you'll be fine because you just play games. Taking what you like and passing on the rest. If only 5 great games come out of Nintendo between now and the Switch's demise, be greatful for those 5 extra gems you got to enjoy... which wouldn't be the case if Nintendo didn't exist.
Every great game is a blessing, and something to be thankful for. There is no downside to playing video games. Never a reason to worry, or be upset, or concerned. If you ever find any of that applies to you... just remember rule number 1: it's just video games
Happy New Year 😀
Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully 2017 can be a bit more agreeable to Nintendo (and a lot of other people, for that matter) than 2016. Here's to a great year!
Happy New Year Guys. Whatever consoles or handhelds you have or plan to get, have fun with them. And may 2017 have good games released for them.
Not the best year for Nintendo, but a fantastic year on Nintendo Life nonetheless! Here's to 2017!
@Undead_terror ..nice!..now you're ready, go cat go...
Have A Rockin New Year!
It was fun watching Brittain and North America commit suicide this year. Hopefully 2017 will be better, not that the bar for that isn't stupidly low.
Happy New Year, friends!
Happy New Year all. Even though the Wii U is taking its last breaths, I find myself with a HUGE backlog of games, and several on my slate still to get. I am very much looking to the Switch this year, but I really have more than enough Wii U software to tide me over and then some. Heck, just last week I decided to crack open the Shantae and the Pirate's Curse that I got in the Humble Bundle a while ago — crazy, awesome game! Hope we all have a wonderful new year!
Happy new year, here's hoping 2017 is a better one for Nintendo
Happy New Year to all here! May it bring you lots of good things, and plenty of gaming time
Haha, nice screenshot! Happy new year to you all!
Lets hope both the new Zelda and the Switch will rock our socks off!
2016 wasn't a great year for Nintendo or me. I hope 2017 will be better for the both of us
Happy new year, hopefully the Switch is great!
This new year is sizzling with excitement as we await the launch of the Switch with accompanying games.
May you all have a happy new year in gaming and otherwise!
Start of a beautiful year with new old new rewards from my Nintendo. I have all these games, lucky me. But I'll recommend them for your Wii u in 2017 especially super Mario Galaxy 2
Happy new year!!! We are truly a unique bunch as Nintendo fans, with the highs the lows and the "oh I don't knows". Pretty much sums up the rollercoaster that is Life. All I want this year is health. THEN to be able to enjoy my Switch, while grabbing popcorn for Super Mario Bros blu ray lol. Keep gaming people!!
Happy New Year nearly everyone!
Happy New Year folks!
2016 was a difficult year for the world. Look after yourselves and, in the words of NintendoLife, be awesome to each other. It matters.
Happy New Year.
Thanks to Nintendo Life for all their hard work.
Happy New Year to you all too.
Please keep up the excellent work!
@Sakura Very well said.
Happy New Year, NL staff! Not every article/review you post is met with enthusiasm, but there is no denying you do a lot of work for us Nintendo fans. Looking forward to another year of solid content from you guys.
Happy new year to everyone. I hope 2017 is better to me than 16 was. Here's hoping for good news in 2017
Happy New Year, everybody! May the best head to Nintendo and Nintendo Life!
2016 was an okay year for me, but here's hoping 2017 will be a better year and lesser negativity.
Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping for a better year than last.~
I'm super late but... happy new year !!
Happy New Year to the NLife crew and to all NLife members from the Mad Old Titan, and of course an extra toast to my regular discussion partners.
I have a feeling that this is going to be a very positive and interesting year for both Nintendo fans and Nintendo themselves, and we'll find out very soon what's in store for the launch of the Switch.
Roll on January 12th/13th!
I am a little sad to see that some people on here have a very weird idea about being awesome, instead once again abusing an article that is supposed to inspire positive thoughts to post their bile and delusional ramblings. They'll probably never learn. Such sad little individuals...
Oh, well. I'm pretty sure I will enjoy the heck out of my Nintendo Switch, just like I'm now enjoying my recently purchased Wii U Mario Kart Premium Pack...
Haaaaaaaaaappy New Year's!
Looking forward to seeing what this new year brings!
Happy new year nintendolife! And everyone in the community, you make this site a fun place.
2017 is gonna rock!
Happy new year everyone! Hope this year is far better than the last!
Happy New Year all! Looking forward to lots of 3DS and Switch time in 2017!
Just to say more rewards are out on MyNintendo, including Flipnote and Shantae discount.
Happy New Year everyone! 2017 promises to be full excitement for the world of Nintendo. Can't wait to see how it pans out!
@Moon That's right, the Chinese New Year isn't for another month... Not sure about other calendars.
@ThanosReXXX A toast... to the Nintendo Sandwitch. And a Happy New Year, too.
@PlywoodStick Hear, hear...
This year, Chinese New Year will be on 28 January 2017. Rooster year with Fire elemental.
Besides all the epic gaming that will happen this year, I'd like to say Happy New Year everyone!
Happy new year everyone and a great 2017
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