Whenever Nintendo releases a financial earnings report, we also receive an updated list of any major upcoming games and their release dates. Today is one of those days, but there really isn't all that much to write home about.
As you can see, the biggest titles are still tucked away behind 'TBA' release windows. There are no new release dates or surprises to speak of, although it is at least relieving to see that the Nintendo-published games already announced to launch this summer haven't been pushed back due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Obviously, it's safe to assume that plenty more titles will be in development that we still haven't heard about - potentially including those rumoured Super Mario remasters - but here's what Nintendo currently has in store:
Japan (correct as of May 2020)
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 29th May, 2020
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 5th June, 2020
- Famicom Tentei Club: Kieta Koukeisha and Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo - 2020
- Bayonetta 3 - TBA
- Metroid Prime 4 (temp.)- TBA
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel (temp.) - TBA
The United States (correct as of October 2019)
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 29th May, 2020
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 5th June, 2020
- Bravely Default II - 2020
- Bayonetta 3 - TBA
- Metroid Prime 4 (temp.) - TBA
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel (temp.) - TBA
Europe (correct as of October 2019)
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - 29th May, 2020
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 5th June, 2020
- Bravely Default II - 2020
- Bayonetta 3 - TBA
- Metroid Prime 4 - TBA
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel - TBA
It's hard to say how the rest of 2020 might play out given the circumstances; Nintendo has warned today that "development schedules may be impacted" if the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are prolonged or get any worse.
Here's hoping Nintendo's able to pull some more treats out of the bag later this year.
Makes sense with MP4 and Zelda, but Bayonetta 3?
There’s a remake of Famicom Detective Club??? That’s really cool, its such a weird wee game.
I wouldn't expect Nintendo to show us anything we don't know about during this investor's meeting. They do this every year, Idk why everyone is acting like this year is different. Yes, other consoles are on the horizon, but even they admit release schedules for software may be off track.
Let's remember that just because it's TBA doesn't mean it won't happen this year... it just means it's not announced, it's still possible something like Bayonetta 3 will arrive this year. But the release slate is certainly very thin at the moment.
Don't worry Nintendo. I won't buy a ps5 or a series X. I have a backlog that's so huge and I'm loyal and sympathetic to everything you're going through. PS there was once a time I complained a bout ports, ports, ports, but with sincere apologize I would gladly buy more and more old stuff while new stuff is being released on Xbox and PlayStation. Thanks again for being the best company ever.
I really hope those Mario remasters are real and still coming this year. And that they have both Galaxy games in it. 🤞
To be expected, really. Whilst it’s a shame to not have much new coming out, it does give us all a chance to work through our backlogs and play some old favorites. Plus, for those of us with PS4s, things are looking great over the next couple of months
So long as people remain safe I really wouldn't mind if games would be held back for longer. Lives are more important than video games.
Good thing I have such a backlog because I seem ot have no more games to buy this year for Switch...
But sad how there's only 1 first party 2020 game for me on this console and that was AC
Now that they've just about run out of Wii U games to port it seems like they are slowing the rate at which they publish games. But really, they are just publishing new games at the same rate while reducing the amount of published ports*.
*Some might consider XC Definitive Edition a port.
I should be using this time to take a big bite out of my backlog, but I can’t stop replaying old classics I’ve beaten a hundred times. At least Xenoblade will be a nice time sink.
I'll be set with Clubhouse Games and Animal Crossing for most of the rest of the year anyway.
@Cheez spot on mate...
It may be thin but theres still two games i'm looking forward to (XC DE and BD2)
Not counting BotW2 since that game has no release date (or at least a release window) yet
Oh, boy... That's really little. And if you exclude the TBA games, which I think reasonable, the list is really really underwhelming...
Given that Covid-19 is going on currently, I don't blame them if the schedule doesn't changes much. My gripe was the fact that before quarantine and lockdown really kicked in, it was already looking bare. I have a big enough backlog, but it still frustrating seeing not a lot to look forward to from Nintendo.
Went to put in my manga pre-orders for May last week, discovered enough of the scheduled releases had been pushed back that it wasn't worth putting in an order yet. It isn't just video games. Moreover, this isn't the Wii U; if you absolutely have to buy a game there are more than 1000 in the eShop. You'll be able to find something good that you'll like that you missed.
Clubhouse Games about to safe Nintendo from the brink of collapse.
When did we ever heard about new titles on a financial earnings report? Can you give an example?
@Archius9 there is always the relentless indie schedule to fall back on. Streets of Rage 4 and Lonely Mountains added to my collection in the last week, no idea when I'll get to play them!
Oh lol. I can only imagine what they will be surprising us with next month! I totally love not knowing what they have planned ^^. Come on Xenoblade! Hurry up dagnabbit.
@Ventilator I know lol.
But don't ask the developers how it's going, because you'll get the same robotic answer.
"It's going well"... Going well since the damn console launched.
I wonder what’s happening with Bayonetta 3, no screenshots, no concept art, not even a synopsis!
Well hopefully they got some hidden things up their sleeves e.g. Metroid Prime Trilogy remastered.
No way Nintendo walks away from Christmas releases. They have never done that. Thats too much money to walk away from. It appears whatever is coming during the Holidays hasn't been announced yet. And likely won't be till mid June early July.
Clubhouse Games ftw!
BOTW2 will arrive earlier than MP4 since they can use the BOTW-engine. Maybe at the end of 2021. But MP4? Man, that one will need a loooot of patience from our side.
Prime 4 and BOTW 2 for me. Totally cool with that. My wallet needs a break after the past few years!
I'm sure they at least have some Wii U ports in their back pocket.
2018 2: Electric Boogaloo
Whatever. I'm personally fine with this.
It'll give me more and more time to look into buying a few more titles for my other consoles, particularly the 3DS.
@Rodan2000 Just waiting a e3 like reveal. This year or next one.
The reveals happen in directs or e3, not in invetitors meetings.
Ok I’m starting to think there is a pandemic or something happening
I wonder why
I find it hard to believe that they don’t have at least few surprises
As far as I know, there were no NPV in Nintendo and developers worked from home so why they don’t have a direct yet?
@mesome713 idk they’ve had some pretty dumpy holiday releases before. If you think a bigger game than AC is coming this year, you may be setting yourself up for a big let down
@Crockin Yes, but muh gamez....etc etc.
@mesome713 my guess is August for announcements, but anyone expecting Nintendo to have a bigger confirmed release schedule by now is delusional. They didn't do that this time last year (announce anything major at an investor's meeting), they won't do it this year.
I really hope those Metroid Prime Trilogy rumours were true and they’ve got that to drop on us sometime soon...
@IronMan30 honestly there’s not enough time to launch a standard marketing campaign, at least for a big AAA thing like Zelda or Metroid. Takes 9-10 months at very least for it to be effective enough to exceed projections
@ukaskew that lonely mountain game looks fun! I'll play that soon. Might finally get round to playing Majora's Mask 3D
Coronavirus happened.. can't blame Nintendo.
@Crockin Idk about that. I don't think major releases need longer marketing cycles nowadays. In any case, I don't expect BotW 2 to come out this year and never really did. Same goes for Metroid. I think that Paper Mario rumor might have truth to it, and Nintendo said it's really foreign developed games that will be harder to predict. Since IS is Japanese, they might be able to get that out this year.
Good job Xenoblade will last about 6 months then.
I'm seeing a large, Mario-sized hole in this lineup. Those remaster rumors may be too good to be true, but I honestly can't see what else Nintendo could be planning to balance out a year that's looking this dry.
@Crockin Yeah, I don't think anything that big, but I think they have a couple good ones. And I don't think BotW is coming this year. I also think we'll have a big fresh Holiday game, maybe one or two remasters. Metroid or Kid Icarus from 3DS would be amazing.
not many games? this bad boy suggests otherwise:
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - 5th June, 2020
All joking aside, I am pretty excited for ClubHouse Games, plenty of variety and online options.
I mean, it's always been their biz when to announce and release what - this year's general hurdles just give more transparent context. But that all said... when did we start expecting earnings reports to serve as Nintendo Directs as well? Are people unironically feeling THAT starved for games on a console with thousands of titles in its library? Or has some's obsession with games mutated into obsession with game release calendars?
Good. Go play Xenoblade Definitive Edition when it launches on May 29th exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
@Yorumi Thinking that Nintendo is doing nothing is abject ignorance of them as a corporation on your part. Probably intentionally, as it undoubtedly feeds into your ability to produce hot takes.
Nintendo aren't dumb. They will have a holiday drop. If you really want to buy a game soon, support buy the Xenoblade port. I'm sure they will have SOMETHING for Q3 or Q4.....
i hope so
@Patendo lol. No games? We got 51 coming!
@Yorumi My thought was not that Nintendo slowed down production, but that they didn't actually have much for this year because of some other circumstances pre-lockdown. This situation can now be used to give them some kind of out if that was the case.
I personally wouldn't have cared if they didnt have much lined up for the rest of the year (as many have stated, massive backlogs exist), but it's just a possibility I've considered. Dont want to go all conspiratorial about their plans, though.
Who cares, there's only one that really matters and that's BotW2.
This is the perfect year to throw ports and remasters at us. Why only 1 so far?!
Wait BD2 is def this year (unless delayed)?
Bayonnaise 3 is never coming out
This is obviously not the list for the year, but it does show that Nintendo needs to announce something very soon.
The coronavirus couldn't have struck with worse timing. Nintendo is going to face PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this year, and the pretty graphics are sadly going to swoon a lot of third-parties. We need to strike back with many games filled to the brim with the Nintendo Difference if we ever want the Nintendo Switch to hit the naysayers by outselling the Wii.
I own 45 games on Switch now of which there are some I haven’t played at all and others i’ld like to revisit. I have about 50 games on my wish list which includes plenty of 1st party stuff.
Honestly, I’m set for quite some time, but I’m sure I’ll atill end up buying plenty of new games throughout 2020, be it Nintendo or 3rd party
It sounds to me that Doug Bowser has thwarted the plans and Nintendo will be playing things close to the chest in the future, focusing on only a few games in the near future rather than ten months out
Come on Breath of the Wild sequel!!!!
Lol so pitiful
Covid is going to affect everything. This list is bigger than I expected it to be, especially considering Japan wasn't as bad as the US but still ignored the virus for awhile.
man waiting for BOTW2 is going to be tough, since the corona and we only had the one trailer.
@Northwind Square Enix publishes the games themselves in Japan.
It makes sense...and will only make 2021 that much more insane.
BDII will be published by Square-Enix in Japan, Nintendo is handling publishing duties for the rest of the world. This was the same case for Octopath and DQXI SE.
@Northwind The Bravely games are published by Square Enix in Japan and Nintendo for outside Japan.
To be fair, if the new Zelda really is coming out this year, we won't have time for anything else anyway.
man i dont know, i just feel really impatient because i want to find out what happens next, frickin' corpse of ganondorf under hyrule castle!? and it starts flying up like its superman!
@Savino hate to say it but I think you’re right. Holding back the MP Trilogy for release prior to MP4 makes total sense.
Maybe we’ll see it about this time next year if MP4 looks like it’ll make holiday 2021...
and then that weird magic spiral? dude when i watched this trailer i think i literally almost vomited because of pure hype, i loooooooovvveeeeeed BOTW, i replayed it and 100% like 5 times now.
So when are we going to see this list fill out? With quarantine restrictions starting to be lifted and the calendar creeping closer to when E3 would be, Nintendo is running out of excuses.
@Yosher But what if video games are your life? 😢
@Whispy I'm leaning towards the lockdowns causing Nintendo's scheduling to go awry, and not just on the development side. Nintendo's been saving quite a few hard hitters for the later half of the year recently, and they tend to reveal a lot of those around E3, which got cancelled. Probably a mix of development being slowed to an extent, and the best time to advertise new games getting cancelled.
Nintendo's been good about having at least one blockbuster near the end of each year. Mario Odyssey, Smash, Pokemon, even when things were lacking, the holidays always had a big title for people to look forward to. There's guaranteed to be at last one bigger title later on.
@IronMan30 other consoles on the horizon and the only game that really excited me from today's Xbox stream was Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2, which has been in development hell for over a decade.
Big N could release a single TBA game and that would double the amount of new games I play "this holiday" haha.
Not saying I like the situation, but the whole industry is in a creative ineptitude phase, likely due to the new hardware.
My 2nd 50 dollar for a 60dollar game is going to expire soon. I'm going to end up blowing it on Astral chain, even though it's old and has been on sale a few times for less than that. I also have to pay 20 dollars for the online 'service' just to reactivate my voucher. So lame. Hoping for a stealth drop of Metroid Prime Trilogy or something worth the money.
@Bolt_Strike this is my concern. Normally a small list like this just before when E3 would be would be ok as you’d expect some upcoming announcements.
Problem is it looks like Nintendo aren’t doing anything for E3 time which makes me wonder if they actually haven’t got much in the pipeline. It sort of feels like the corona has got them out of a sticky situation but hope I’m wrong...
Wait for the real Nintendo Direct
Time to pull some old games off the shelf!
They will have released 6 games in the first half of the year, there will be more that we don’t know about, as usual.
The Pandemic may affect development same way it’s affecting everything else but there will still be more. This is an Investors Update and not where they usually announce anything.
Hehe. True. They have never said much about it ever.
Bayonetta 3 have atlest had shorter dev time than Pikmin 4.
Pikmin 4 development were going well in year 2014.
6 years later, it has for sure been revealed how well it were really doing.
@antdickens So you're saying there's a chance I get to play Metroid Prime 4 this year?
@Octane They restarted MP4 in 2019. Expect 2022 release.
@Octane haha. Well it’s /possible/ they’d announce it for a fall launch, but 99.9% unlikely
This list is pathetic. Why is it sony can pump out bangers amongst this pandemic for ps4 all while focusing on ps5, meanwhile nintendo struggles to put out anything besides indies,5 year old ports and animal crossing.
Obviously we’ll still see some Mario games announced and released this year, that might fill out the schedule a little.
What about the rumored Mario Remakes??
I think the TBA ones are next year at best. After 5th of June one vague release. Fingers crossed for some announcements soon. Just to whet our appetite even if they don't have a release date.
I see this as a positive thing, believe it or not. I get the feeling that whenever they get around to doing their substitution for their E3 Direct, it is going to be massive! The Switch, since release, has always had a number of games waiting in the wings, and I’m sure that will be the case for the next two years. After all, we still haven’t received:
-a new Pikmin
-Metroid Prime 4
-the Breath of the Wild Sequel
-A Wii Sports equivalent
We’ve heard rumors of Mario remasters, there’s a Mother announcement sometime this year (Mother 4 most likely won’t happen), and there’s always the possibility of a new franchise.
@antdickens yeaaaaah and like...
... it's kinda the year of COVID which means a lot of companies(especially bug ones like Nintendo) that were chiefly oriented toward office works in both home and overseas studios needed to completely overhaul their work process anne's logistics toward remote work from home... something that was traditionally looked down upon in a lot of these business's culture vs "showing up to work at the office".
Without mentioning what that means for intra-studio coordination when specifically office work was preferred due to the "easier" ability to manage/coordinate or what it means for people used to work as teams(and getting socialization through in person work) when they have to work in (physical) isolation
@IronMan30 well I am an animator who primarily works in marketing, so I can confirm that (was part of the NYC team for a very popular Rockstar game from 2018) Plus there’s more to consider than just getting the game in front of people’s eyes. A AAA launch for 2020 would definitely have been announced by now, but hey who knows. Nintendo can be unpredictable, but so is this pandemic
Looking at the number of titles (obviously disregarding the names) I thought we were looking at the WiiU’s last year lol
I think they misnamed Pikmin...
@FargusPelagius Yeah, that stream was not the best...
At the moment, I admit also don't have much new to look forward to but that's not a problem since I've skipped a ton of games in the last 3 years. I am set for a while on games released in that time frame. I realize my situation is unique.
Also, yeah. The industry on the whole is slightly less fresh than I would like...
THREE games and two of them in the next month. And one without a strong release date.
I really, really hate this corona virus.
Prime 4 is not happening this year. Unless they made it a 2D side-scroller.
Not only has covid disrupted things, but I think Nintendo was going to have a slower year this year anyway, especially after the excellent 2019 they had. Kinda like how Sony had a weak year last year in terms of first party releases. Speaking of, Sonys two big games this year have been in development practically all generation long, I would hope they would have those games done by now.
Not every company is going to have an excellent year every year, and that's fine. After Xenoblade and Clubhouse, Nintendo still wouldve released about a game a month, so that's still decent.
@Crockin fair enough, misread your comment about a full cycle. If the big game(s) coming out are Paper Mario and that rumored collection, shouldn't name recognition be able to push sales well enough? I have never worked in marketing, I just have an MBA in the field (oddly enough) so forgive me if I'm a little ignorant on gaming.
Looks like I won't be buying many new games for the remainder of the year (based on the current list). That said, there are plenty of older games still on my backlog:
Yooka Laylee: Impossible Lair
Divinity Original Sin 2
Three Houses DLC Chapter
And those are just the highlights.
@Ludovsky Not to mention how much harder it is to be productive when you're home with the kids.
They obviously will release or at least plan to release some other unannounced titles this year that would normally be announced at E3. I don’t know why they didn’t include some placeholders in this investors update for example unannounced title 1 - Nov 2020, unannounced title 2 - Dec 2020.
@zitpig ha I agree. In fact if Pikmin 4 really is ready or close to being ready then perhaps it could bolster this bare bones release schedule. I’d take even a digital only release at this rate! I’m calling it now. Pikmin 4 digital only shadow drop in a few months time.
@brandonbwii Then you will probably have a backlog to plow through during these times I would imagine.
well im "upgrading" my 3DS to say so i can have as much backlog of games that i want, games like spirit tracks and replaying some 3ds games from long ago.
BOTW sequel, Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3 are not coming out this year
Wow its looking bare after this month, need release dates for those last 3, after xenoblade, the last of us 2 and ghost tushima summer is going to be boring in terms of gaming
Clubhouse Games might be something I would enjoy.... Need a list of games. Galaxy remakes would be cool bc I never played the original.
I think there is a good chance for a surprise. An MK9 is my fantasy surprise by November to compete with the new systems.
Thank goodness Xenoblade will probably take me all year to fully complete.
@Cheez there’s like 6 more games that could be ported to switch... what are you talking about?
Works for me! Makes more time for me to enjoy playing The Legend of Heroes Trails series!
@Yosher You have no idea. 😉
@IronMan30 aye I am catching up on my backlog to be honest. There's a few Indies I'll use as a distraction and I'll possibly get Cyberpunk when it comes out. I think alot of the publishers have been quiet because of the current circumstances and next gen. I am sure something exciting is on the horizon.
I don't like bursting people's bubbles but wasn't Pikmin 4 the Hey Pikmin game on 3DS? Fairly sure Shigsy has never mentioned Pikmin 4 ever since that came out. In a Dev team that would have been the 4th Pikmin and I feel something was lost in translation when he first mentioned how well Pikmin 4 was coming along, like 6 years ago now?
When has it been mentioned as being on Switch.
Edit: perhaps they are having trouble getting the dynamic weather effects running on Switch?
Cant blame them, buy somewhere i believe they are still hiding alot to counter the release of PS5 and Xbox.
@Cheez Some may consider XC:DE a port???? It's clearly a remake by all accounts lol
@Ludovsky yep, totally agree that makes releases even less likely. However, I was more alluding to the trend of Nintendo of recent years of only announcing games when they are almost ready for release, they keep games secret even from investors rather than announcing games in development we’ll ahead of time like in the past. I firmly believe we’ll see releases this year from Nintendo that are yet unannounced/TBA. Covid will certainly cause some delays though.
Eh, I’m fine. I’m currently building up my GBA library atm. Recently bought the Castlevania Double Pack, Fire Emblem, and both Metroid games. That doesn’t even touch my 3DS and Switch games I haven’t played yet. I think we all have plenty of things in the backlog to keep us busy.
@FargusPelagius Cyberpunk is one I'm waiting to play once I get a Series X. Looks like a great game.
Pretty easy to confirm 'TBA'.
I would like for Bayonetta 3 to be released this year, but I won't get my hype up.
And even if they officially announce Prime 4 and Breath of the Wild 2 for 2020, I won't believe hahahahaha
@AG_Awesome Looking forward to a re-releaser of galaxy as well., Though I'd also love the Paper Mario games to get re released.
I still don't see fairy tail on the eshop for preorder. Although, other june releases have started to appear.
Sigh Nintendo should release another 20 SNES games for NSO for everyone stuck at home.
Wii U all over again. At least they can blame it on something now.
Does anyone know where I can find videos or at screenshots of Namco's Metroid Prime? I'd really like to see what could have been.
I keep saying it. If there's nothing new to announce, drop n64, cube, gameboy, gba, ds, and even wii games on us via nso.. I know id be happy until they can start releasing new content.
Seems like a good year to drop Metroid Prime Trilogy remasters
That's fine. I need time to recoup money and work through my Switch backlog.
Time to port leftover wiiu games, bring 3d world and color splash and the hd zeldas
Weird how there isn't any mention of Bravely Default II on the Japanese release schedule.
“No problem, I have a backlog of games to keep me busy “ is the lamest excuse, and we are now counting Clubhouse Games as one of the big games for this year now? With new consoles coming from Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo needs to have some big games out this year to entice the fickle gamers. I am hoping for more games that are huge games for second half of the year, Mario 3D World Deluxe would be a start but they also need more AAA games that are original games, not remakes, even if they are from 3rd parties.
@Yorumi nothing contradictory, I love ports but I also like new games. I like a healthy mix of both.
Finally some breathing room for my backlog! Still need to get past hour #5 in Fire Emblem and start 5 other games too XD
You know it is something though when literally this evening my local news reported sales reports for Nintendo and stated directly that the "switch currently outsales playstation and xbox"...mind you there is a strong chance that these facts are reported by potential non gamers.
Also, agree that this will give me finally the true shake that Torchlight 2 needs, along with 4 other games.
Surprising how much the world situation has affected even digital industries. But safety over gaming, I understand.
I suspect a BOTW 2 trailer late 2020-early 2021. For Metroid Prime 4 though, idk since this game was teased to be in development at E3 2017, followed by a development restructuring in January 2019. For Metroid Prime 4's development to take this long, it's suprising. I assume because of the certain circumstances involving COVID-19, is delaying big titles until this is all over except for small titles and titles that have a release date already set. However, as any game company, there's possibility of delays usually.
I'm that one guy who considers No More Heroes 3 as a major release
@antdickens tbh I noticed that trend to and though I could be wrong, most likely the Metroid Prime 4 debacle is imo the most likely reason for it.
Though seen in another way, it may show how quickly they learned from it for their first party release considering how they've taken to handing announcements afterward as a result
@Bolt_Strike nintendo is not making excuses you cant blame them or other game companies trying to work around this pandemic were in and im certain nintendo will have plenty games for switch this year and surprises as well.
@AG_Awesome Same - I just can’t see how the Galaxy controls could be as good as the Wii though..
@Rpg-lover what about the first 6 months? It’s barren.
In that case, N64 games to pass the time?
@mesome713 Yeah. A Direct sometime in June would seem likely cause nothing is scheduled after Clubhouse games. Though it is probably hard to put together a Direct right now so who knows
@Arglas_ I don't. Though I wouldn't say remakes on all accounts. Same story, though plus an epilogue. Same fighting system, same affinity chart, same side quests. Honest question, aside from the graphics and the epilogue has anything changed? FF7 Remake was a remake. To me this isn't a port because they've done more than just upscale the graphics like an emulator can do. But, ignoring the epilogue, I can understand the people that say this is a port. If their definition of a port is a game that hasn't been changed aside from the graphics.
@Cheez I guess that is fair but ff7 "remake" is more of a reboot than a remake. It takes the original game and improves the graphics but it changes the whole combat and story making it completely different. XC:DE, on the other hand, is staying true to the original story and voice lines but completely change all the characters looks in a new art style, and rebuilding the game from the ground up in a new engine. Recently we have seen even more places and they are changing a lot more than I originally thought. This can be seen in the High Entia Tomb where the rooms and doors have new designs and there are many cases where there are some pretty massive changes such as the UI being reworked that I believe makes it a remake.
@RPGamer Square Enix publishes their own games in Japan. Same with Dragon Quest
Where is the 101?
Most companies will be working from home for quite some time, regardless of whether quarantine restrictions are lifted or not.
Don't expect 2020 to suddenly change for the better until late 2020 at the earliest. Lifting quarantines in some places won't halt the virus (in fact, it will probably help it spread even more).
@chtan69 it’s coming out at the end of this month.
Hey, we can finally get to our backlogs.
Definitely starting to wonder why I still have a switch.
@thesilverbrick Playing old classics tends to be my problem as well, though I did plow through FF7 remake, currently replaying through Secret of Mana at the moment! I need to work on so many games especially being stuck at home so much.
@IronMan30 nice picture.... No one like him
Considering they haven't shown off anything new just yet, and E3 was just around the corner, this is sort of obvious. With all the momentum they've had and two new consoles looming on the horizon, Nintendo isn't going to leave us high and dry. Stop the fear mongering, stop listening to people who are calling for soon with a side of apocalypse, use comment sense.
What's Bayonetta 3 waiting for? The Switch Pro? It's taking forever.
NES | SNES games geez... add those!
Yes it’s a small list currently but look at their Financial Statement. They’re forecasting 140 million units of software sold this FY. While that’s 17% lower than the 2019/20 total, there's no way Nintendo achieve that without significant new releases. Based on their earnings this year, just under one-third of Nintendo's software sales come from new first-party releases - which means Nintendo expect their new titles launching between April 2020 and March 2021 to shift up to 40 million units.
I’d imagine most people have a backlog of some kind these days. Whether it be Digital impulse buys waiting in Storage, old favourites you intend to revisit, that tempting Game you just haven’t got around to, or even games you haven’t got around to buying yet. I know it’s almost become a cliche that everyone has a backlog but that’s because it’s true 😀
@chtan69 Not a Nintendo published game this time.
@Cheez yoshy wooly world and paper mario color splash would like a word with you! Haha
@Mgene15 Have you got a list of these Sony bangers by any chance? Just for my curiosity. Cheers.
How long (short) do you guys play your games? I don't find this list short at all. Metroid and Zelda would be enough to keep me busy whole year through, not to mention the plethora of games coming to the eshop. I have a busy schedule though, but love my Switch and the experiences it offers me!
@Scollurio The TBA games aren't coming this year.
Last year seemed like slim pickings but it was an amazing line up compared to this year! I know aint great with the world right now but that should only delay games due later in the year and next year. Nintendo has just had Animal Crossing and a Wii port so far and its big holiday games are Mario games released 7+ years ago.
If it wasnt for the great indie scene, I'd only play my Switch for half an hour a day just ticking off i do in AC.
Well, they sort of confirmed them...
That schedule is drier than a camel’s arse, ah well I have a 7-game backlog I need to crack on with anyway!
@GoblinKing86 Nintendo have stated they aren’t having any show this E3 time...
@Grayson_ barren in what sense??
This is MAY we're into right?
So if to say barren then what are these games that was released before now like naruto ultimate ninja storm 4, trials of mana, one piece pirate warriors 4, animal crossing New horizons, streets of rage 4 and many others not listed for atleast for the past 4months now! i say it's covid-19 that delayed and made things slow for everyone including Nintendo.
N.B: making games aren't easy as we all know requires time, patience, dedication and love(yes love if not that game be trash) we see the love the developers put in their games by the way it plays and feels to the fans.
During this hard times, it's best to assume it's depressing for the teams that makes these games during this period.
@andykara2003 Yeah, as much as I'd like HD remakes of the Super Mario Galaxy games it won't be the same without Wii controls. I really enjoy collecting star bits with the Wii Remote it's kind of addictive, more fun than collecting coins.
Mario Galaxy HD, Zelda Twilight Princess HD, Donkey Kong Country Returns (the first one) and Punch Out have all been released on the Tegra powered Shield in china, so these ports are ready to go this year on the Switch's hardware already. Nintendo has games regional locked in Nvidia deals ready for wider release to fill out this year, they just need to make decisions based on how they view the wider outlook of those franchises to fit the release schedules.
@Crockin No, they don't need 9 months to have a marketing campaign for every triple A title. There have been plenty of times in the past where they announced a triple A game at E3 in mid-June and that game released five months later in November.
Please port Star Fox Zero to Switch. I sold my Wii U in mid-2014, so I never got a chance to play it, but it would have been a day-one purchase for me since I loved Star Fox 64.
@justin233 : Aargh. Same. I have so many games it isn't funny, but I'm playing almost nothing put AC:NH these days.
Damn, Nintendo is really struggling. Sony is releasing at least two MAJOR exclusives this year despite the pandemic. And this is all Nintendo is able to cook up? What a shame.
@Rpg-lover as far as I only buy 1st party games on Switch and there aren’t any. I already bought ACNH. So barren yes.
And I wouldn’t even buy that trash on my PS4.
@Grayson_ okay! Suit yourself.
@Rpg-lover obviously. I bought the unit. Only my tastes matter.
@Grayson_ i understand... I have a gaming laptop as well as a ps4. However, i see myself playing Switch more. I only play graphics intensive games on my laptop & ps4.
Metroid 4, Zelda sequel and Bayonetta 3 this year? Never gonna happen.
What is this: Famicom Tentei Club: Kieta Koukeisha and Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo?
curse you Coronavirus, you are making Nintendo 2020 release barren specialy since PS5 and Xbox Series X release at the end of this year,now i have only Animal Crossing New Horizons to play for this entire year and i have 90h or more in this game already, i have been playing this amazing game since 25 of april, thank goodness, this game will have constant free updates to keep me busy when i wait for other games to buy such as Bayonetta 3 and the sequel of Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild.
I don't know why people are flipping out about the PS5 and XSX. Based on what Microsoft showed off it's not going to have a killer launch line-up. That and a new console around $450-600 is not something that would be affordable during this crisis. Unless the PS5 launches with some heavy hitter titles than I don't see them really kicking off right away. And based off of the PS4 and XBOne launch there probably won't be many must have titles till 2021/2022 anyways.
I think we should at least wait till Nintendo shows off what they have cooking during the summer before we write them off.
Well it’s a good thing I just ordered Super Mario Maker 2 then. Been putting purchasing the game for a long time now. Hopefully it will keep me entertained for the time being seeing I have little else to look forward to.
Appears that way before e3 every year. I know this year is different of course, but I'd expect the new announcements to drop somewhere between now and July.
Oh well, we'll see.
Would be amazing if Breath of the Wild 2 or Metroid Prime 4 released this year, but I highly doubt we'll see either until next year. And Metroid Prime is more likely I would say to be a 2022 title than anything else. Personally I'm really optimistic that the Super Mario Bros remasters hit this year, and I would LOVE to see Mario Kart 9 in Q4 or Q1 next year (fingers crossed). But in the meantime after Clubhouse games there isn't much except the Pokemon DLC this Summer and Fall. Hopefully (and likely) there are other unnamed titles coming out this year.
Agreed. Interesting to me that people are super particular about the Switch's library and want Nintendo to announce a ton of games, but all we need to fork over $500+ for a next gen system is a CGI trailer or two.
@RPGamer Don't feel too bad. It's a really strange arrangement. Nintendo publishes the Bravely and Dragon Quest games, but not Final Fantasy in the west.
@sanderev Even if, still got plenty to play!
2020 is gonna be a dry year for the nintendo switch. especially when it comes to modern third party games. Many games have been announced recently and almost none of them are releasing on switch for now. I expect the situation to be even worse once the next gen is started and that ps5/xbsx sold enough for publishers to move on.
also, the pandemic is making things complicated for every development studio so it doesn't help
Then just sell it, bro, and get it over with! You’ll make over face for what you paid, and you will be free from the desire to come on a Nintendo site to complain about ‘a pitiful (2020) lineup!’
Ok...when I said next month, I really meant next week! paper Mario looked really well done.
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