Nintendo Switch has earned plaudits worldwide for being the first true hybrid console, and dare I say it in many peoples eyes it has defied expectations with extremely strong sales since its launch.
While many people initially complained about the extremely limited launch lineup for Nintendo Switch , Nintendo reiterated that there were enough games at launch and more new content would be making its way as the year progresses.
In an interview with Gamesbeat Nintendo of America corporate communications director Charlie Scibetta once again explained why holding back games on launch was a deliberate choice
“People were saying, why aren’t there more games at launch? We said, we think we have a good amount at launch, but this is not the end of it. There will be great games coming every month for the rest of the year. We think that’s a better way to do it than to front load it all on day one and then have three months where nothing comes out.”
When asked what else was planned for the coming year, Chris went on to explain what the future of games on Nintendo Switch holds
We have a nice drumbeat of first and third party. You’ll never have to wait long.
“Just as you get through a game and you’re starting to put your head up, put the periscope out to see what else is out there, hopefully we’ll have something right there for you. We’ve announced a nice lineup through this year, and next year we have some big games coming with Metroid 4. 2018 will be around Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, new Pokemon game has been announced. We feel good about the lineup for this year and beyond.”
So it appears that the new Pokémon game and Metroid prime 4 will both be coming out in 2018, and Nintendo has well and truly thought about the way that content is going to take shape for Nintendo Switch. However Nintendo has since come out and said Metroid Prime 4 is still in development and might be released beyond 2018. The wait might be a bit longer than we expected but if Nintendo keeps on bringing great games year in year out , then who are we to complain.