Nintendo says it’s not done announcing Switch games that are releasing during this fiscal year. I have some ideas on what announcements we will get during Nintendo’s next (inevitable) Direct this year. All my thoughts are in my latest video on the Nintendo Enthusiast YouTube channel.
N64 Classic Edition
It makes complete sense for Nintendo release the N64 Classic Edition this holiday. As I mention in my video, it would follow the trend of the NES Classic Edition that launched in November of 2016 and the SNES Classic Edition that hit the market last September. The Nintendo 64 Classic Edition could garner huge mainstream appeal, now let’s just hope Nintendo doesn’t screw things up with the supply and demand. What games would you like to see as a part of the Nintendo 64 Classic Edition?
Wii U ‘Super Mario’ Bundle for Switch
Ever notice the Switch is severely lacking a multiplayer Mario title? Sure we got Super Mario Party on the way, and Mario Tennis Aces just launched on Switch, but neither are the platforming Mario experience I’m talking about. New Super Mario Bros. U and Super Mario 3D World are two incredible Mario titles that can be played with up to four players. Nintendo has already ported over almost all the worthy Wii U first-party titles, so what’s a few more? Lastly, Super Mario Odyssey does technically have a co-op mode but let’s be honest, it’s just not very fun or intuitive.
Simon Belmont in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’
Leading up to E3 2018, there was a Gamefaqs user who leaked just about all the noteworthy information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, weeks beforehand. However, there was one thing he said was coming that wasn’t announced during E3. It was the inclusion of Simon Belmont of the Castlevania series in the party brawler. I think this makes complete sense. Simon Belmont is an iconic character and exactly the type of fighter Smash Bros. needs. Nintendo and Konami’s relationship seems like it’s really friendly lately with Super Bomberman R launching as a Switch exclusive, and Snake making his way back to Super Smash Bros.. I wouldn’t be surprised if his Smash reveal happened during the next Nintendo Direct. You can check out the Simon Belmont story here.
‘Super Mario Maker’ for Switch
With ‘games as a service’ gaining mass-market popularity, I can’t help but think that Super Mario Maker would be the perfect title to constantly be updated with new features every month. From new creator items to badass character skins, the possibilities are endless in a game like this. Super Mario Maker is one of the best titles available on Wii U and is also one of the few games I think most fans wouldn’t mind being ported to Nintendo Switch. And needless to say, more people will have a chance to play it for the first time on Nintendo Switch.
Rumored ‘Star Fox Grand Prix’ is real
Leading up to E3 2018, there were rumors swirling around the web saying that the debut Nintendo Switch Star Fox game was titled “Star Fox Grand Prix“, and that it was going to be a more racing-focused title. The rumors were so strong that most major outlets were covering it. I think the Star Fox series needs to be nuanced, so a racing-type game could bring the franchise to greater heights. I believe Nintendo is going to unveil this new Star Fox game during its next direct, hopefully with a gorgeous art style that blows our minds. You can check out the original story here.
What surprises do you hope Nintendo has in store for us? Do you think we’ll get Super Mario Maker on Switch? How about a brand new Star Fox game? Be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments section below, or join the discussion over on our Facebook page.
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Brett Medlock is a senior editor and a lead on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll