Nintendo might have a few surprises up its sleeve in the form of unannounced releases coming in 2019, according to a trusted leaker.
According to Rogers’ post on ResetEra, Nintendo still has at least five unannounced Switch exclusives coming in 2019, with a possibility for 11 titles by year’s end. Rogers states that there are 8 titles (including a new Labo kit) with a “70 percent chance or higher” of launching in 2019, with three additional titles that have a “50 precent chance or less” of seeing releases this year.
Of the first 8, in addition to an announced Labo kit, four of the mystery titles are straight-up Switch games, one is a port of a 2013 Wii U title, and the other two are eShop games, presumably part of the Nindies program. The games with less of a chance of making the cut in 2019 are Retro Studios’ “secret game,” a rumored Metroid Prime Trilogy HD remaster, and a second Wii U port.
So how believable are these rumors? Well, we do know that Retro was working on a mysterious title with Deus Ex composer Alexander Brandon before Nintendo hired the studio to take over Metroid Prime 4‘s development, but Retro hasn’t spoken about its non-Metroid game even just a little bit, and now with Prime 4 on its docket, it would be interesting to see how much of a priority this mystery project is.
As for what is almost certainly coming in 2019, an unannounced Wii U port seems like a pretty good guess. I’m hoping for either Super Mario 3D World, but I’d still be pretty happy with Pikmin 3 or even a Wind Waker HD port. As for the other titles, that’s anyone’s guess, though a new core Pokémon title in 2019 is also possible.
This year is already looking pretty stacked for Nintendo’s first-party titles. Luigi’s Mansion 3, the next Animal Crossing, and Fire Emblem: Three Heroes are already scheduled for 2019 releases, so getting at least five more big titles this year would probably go a long way toward’s Nintendo’s goal of getting a Switch in every household.
Source: Game Rant