The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success for the company, reviving the interest in portable consoles.
While the device has received a strong assortment of games in the past, it seems that this year the offerings will tend to be less fresh, with ports and sequels filling the line-up of upcomg games, at least for now. Some Nintendo fans may argue that this is not the case since Animal Crossing has been a widely-popular hit, offering lots of content and countless memes that have been shared across the internet.
Old kids on the block
The sequel to Xenoblade has sold well on the Switch, and it is likely that the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will have its fans. But a 70-hours+ JRPG can be quite daunting for those who prefer casual games, and the first title isn’t well-known in the West.
Several ports of popular, high-profile ports will also land on the console at some point, and among the titles, we can mention Bioshock,Borderlands, and X-Com. There is no doubt that the great series, but they are also quite old, and many people tend to be more interested in new IPs or games.
New but not big
There are some new games that will be released for the Switch soon. Minecraft Dungeons, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, and Deadly Premonition 2 are the most high-profile names on the list, along with a port for the acclaimed The Outerworlds, which is relatively new.
Nintendo has also announced a new Paper Mario game in the form of The Origami King, which has cute graphics and a lovely announcement trailer but is not exactly blockbuster material.
Developers are also hard at work on Metroid Prime 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, but sometimes will pass until those games are ready for launch.
There is a chance for more announcements during the summer but only time will tell.