Nintendo has launched Animal Crossing: New Horizons and is digitally available in the Nintendo eShop. This marks the last major Nintendo game that they had been announcing in recent months.
While we get news of DLCs for Luigi’s Mansion, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and new fighters for Smash Bros. Ultimate, they’re still not as juicy as new games.
Now with everything out, what is there to look forward to from Nintendo?
Mario Kart 9
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just a Wii U port that contains all DLCs and a few minor changes. A full-blown Mario Kart 9 dedicated for the Switch with additional racers, items, and wilder race tracks sounds exciting for fans and veterans.
Super Mario Maker 2 DLC
Anything from Mario Maker 2 is something to look forward to. Fans have been celebrating its birthday since the first game in 2015, and there’s no reason for Nintendo to actually host the party by throwing a DLC. Recently, we’ve received a “legendary update” that added massive game changing items for free. An actually DLC with more game modes and items will refresh the game if it were just released.
New Mario and Donkey Kong games
New Super Mario U and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze received Switch ports to give a chance for those who missed out on the Wii U to play these two excellent games. Still though, brand new games under these titles is always welcome. Though, it’s arguable that Mario Maker basically made traditional Mario games useless.
Metroid Prime 4
First announced on 2017 and was never heard from again, we can understand why Nintendo is holding back any information. Now that Nintendo has freed up their cache of games, some details for the first-person Metroid game seems a much needed dose.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel
Breath of the Wild was a smashing success. It took the Zelda games to an entirely new direction and combination of open world and linear game play elements showed us Nintendo knows full well how to innovate. The sequel was announced last year and we’ve been kept in the dark ever since. Rumors suggest Nintendo will be announcing something it soon.
The Nintendo Switch has picked up some trail blazing momentum and it doesn’t seem it will slow down any time. The console received a port of Witcher 3, albeit, it’s a watered down version, but it is still Witcher 3 nonetheless. So, we can hope for more popular third-party games to make its way across the Switch.