Rumor: All Currently Known Switch Games, Including Day One Titles

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Yesterday we reported on a tweet from Tom Phillips on potential launch window games for the Nintendo Switch. As a small correction on that report, those weren’t listed as launch window games, but rather games Tom has personally had “confirmed” to him to be on the system at all (launch or otherwise). Today however, we have something that is much more exact, including day one, first six months, sometime later in 2017, and even one game for 2018. All of this comes from rumor monger and leaker extrodinaire, Laura Kate Dale, who over the past year has developed a fairly great record with several leaks/rumors coming 100% true in that span. Here’s the full list:

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The day one lineup could be amazing if that crossover and Mario title are top tier stuff. Beyond that, the first six months looks very good. You have a slew of Wii U ports filling the gaps with Breath of the Wild and Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy being really damn impressive games. Later in the year she claims Pokemon Stars and a Pikmin reboot of sorts could be the big sellers, probably closer to fall or the holiday period.

Just as a note, she does say that the Xenoblade Chronicles X port is single sourced. As a single sourced rumor, she is not 100% confident in it as she typically only states things that have multiple sources. That being said, she has some additional notes about the supposed Breath of the Wild Switch demo:

For those asking Zelda demo could be for press rather than public, not stating a public demo download.

Nintendo’s dubiousness about Zelda demo is with an open world, fears folk will go further than intended somehow.

It would make a lot of sense for Nintendo to be worried if this was a public facing demo. Just like the E3 demo, there is likely to be a lot more data in this demo than can be helped to make it function as well as they want, thus if the demo is public it will either be hacked in order to visit most of the world or hacked in terms of tearing apart the code base, where story details and enemy/item names could get out. As such, I too wouldn’t be surprised if the Switch demo ends up being exclusive to press.

Source: Twitter

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  • Green M&M

    I really hope botw won’t get delayed again…

    • Andrew Defty

      Most “Highly anticipated!” games get delays, but BotW has seen too many now. I also hope that the one rumour which is BS, is the delay of BotW… But somehow I feel it may be true.

      By “Summer” I can only hope it will be a “June release”, which is early summer.
      The rest I shall be “Taking with a pinch of salt”, as I do not know just what credibility these folk have with their sources and such.

      But I do hope there is something kept really secret for the launch. Like “What have Retro Studio’s been doing since Metroid Prime Corruption?” Eh? Well, it’s worth wondering about I think! Also, where is the next instalment of F-Zero? It has missed two consoles now… I absolutely loved it on Gamecube.

      Still, we may get some new IP’s with Aonuma being asked to make a new game with a new concept/character and setting. And it may come sooner than later with the consolidation of both Handheld/Home console development teams.

      Things can only get better… Surely! I have fingers crossed! 🙂

      • jorden1506

        There is no delay of Zelda the term 2017 never has been the same as launch day of the switch

      • TheShadwofChaos

        “What has Retro Studios been doing” making the last two Donkey Kong Country games. Also many of the devs left to work on Halo.

        “Where is the next F-zero?”

        “If we create a new type of controller interface, and we find a controller interface that’s particularly suited for F-Zero, then maybe we’ll do something with it in the future.” – Miyamoto

        • Andrew Defty

          Did not know that many of the devs left to do Halo… 🙁 I don’t keep up with most current affairs, but Metroid is gonna be missed if they don’t do one this console. I just hope they don’t “just” do the Donkey Kong Country series. They are a very talented, and should have some other AAA titles around the corner surely.

          Still, Switch has a new enough interface for an F-Zero in my eyes. It worked well on Gamecube, so why not just do another without using a “Special Interface/Gimmick”? Starfox Zero has not done very well with its redesigned controls, learn from this and give us great games without control issues.

    • one thing I’ve worried about this a lot is a lot of games that got delayed constantly ended up being polished crap. Really hope that’s not the case here XD it just increases expectations