Nintendo E3 Predictions
- Animal Crossing. We’ve seen HD Animal Crossing assets used twice on the Wii U, it stands to reason that an HD Animal Crossing is in development for the Switch. I’m guessing a Fall release date.
- Smash 4 port. It’d be an easy port for a company like Nintendo, it’d be guaranteed to sell to anyone that didn’t get a Wii U for it, they could advertise it as a “complete edition” to boost sales, it’d be a perfectly logical and easy fat wad of cash for them to make. I’m gonna guess a Winter release date because Christmas.
- Pikmin 4. We already know that this game is basically already done, it’s just a matter of waiting it out. I’m gonna guess a trailer will be shown but no release date will be given.
- Metroid Prime. Reggie teased us recently, implying that an announcement was on the way. We’ll probably see a trailer with no release date. The game will probably actually come out in 2019.
- Earthbound Trilogy. Reggie teased a Mother 3 localization too, and a physical release trilogy would be a really easy 30 dollar product for Nintendo to have on shelves for Christmas.
- Monster Hunter XX: A straight port of MonHun XX for 3DS with the same godawful art style that MH3U had on Wii U. MonHun is basically Nintendo’s pocket third party franchise at this point, so it only makes sense that we’d see XX out on Switch sooner rather than later. Gonna guess a 2018 release date.
- Pokemon Stars. Summer will have been juuuuuust long enough for 3DS owners to not feel ripped off by Pokemon Stars coming out, so I think we’ll see the trailer for it then and a Winter release date. Will probably be as straight a port of Sun and Moon as they possibly can get away with graphically, and they’ll probably add a bunch of new content to those empty lots you see all over Alola. Maybe some new post-game stuff too.
THING I WANT TO SEE THAT PROBABLY WON’T HAPPEN: Nintendo’s answer to the Rare Replay collection. The RR Collection was the closest thing to a direct spit in the face that anyone has ever done to Nintendo, and I imagine Nintendo would probably want to release their own similarly-priced collection as an answer to it.