Nintendo Switch in 2018 Gaming Expectations
So far, Nintendo Switch has sold over 10 million devices in quite a short amount of time. We’ve seen what it can offer, along with Mario and Zelda, but will it be able to resist next year? Let’s see what titles and features Nintendo Switch promises to launch in 2018.
Because most of all, the Nintendo Switch is a handheld device or a gaming console, let’s see the game lineup.
The Next Zelda
This year’s success was mainly thanks to the games: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and ‘Super Mario Odyssey’. To these two main attractions were added Splatoon 2, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Doom and Rocket League
Nintendo promises to keep the bar raised in 2018 and we might see a future Yoshi title by the Kirby Star Allies, which might be a 2D platformer.
‘Bayonetta 1’ and 2 will come on Switch and ‘Bayonetta 3’ will probably be released later, in 2019.
Interested in a Japanese RPG? Then you’ll get ‘Lost Sphear’ and ‘Project Octopath Traveler’ (an old-school ‘Final Fantasy’ game style, exclusive on Switch).
As for big AAA games: ‘Wolfenstein II’, ‘Payday 2’, ‘Outlast’, ‘Mega Man 11’ and the ‘Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection’ will hit 2018 along with smaller titles like: ‘Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes’, ‘Dragon Quest Builders’, and ‘Shovel Knight: King of Cards’.
2018 will come with more other games that will put those Joy-Cons to use, according to the statement given by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima in the Japanese newspaper Asahi.
Other games intended for 2018 might be postponed to 2019: ‘Metroid Prime 4’, an untitled ‘Pokémon’ game, as they are currently still being developed.
Premium Online Service
In 2018 you can get a subscription of $20 per year to play online games in multiplayer mode, you get discounts and you can download classic titles. The service might get live in autumn.
Hardware and Accessories in 2018
We might not see too many additions for the Switch except for bundles, new controllers or new colors. They do plan that in the future the Switch could be attached to different other add-ons.
Maybe Nintendo will not see the same magic as they had at the 2017 launch, but the games announced for the next year are good reasons to keep the Switch alive. With so many devices sold until now, major publisher will certainly look forward to release games for Nintendo Switch.