Nintendo Switch was finally revealed to the world last month, but Nintendo won’t be talking about its software lineup until their next presentation on January 12th. In the meantime, a handful of reporters and insiders have kept the rumor mill churning with regular updates on what games we can expect according to their sources. Emily Rogers has previously claimed that Nintendo Switch will have more first-party games in one year than Wii U did in three, and she recently elaborated on what lineup could look like.
In addition to the rumblings that a new 3D Mario and updated versions of Splatoon and Mario Kart will launch early in Switch’s life cycle, Rogers claims we can expect a new Pokémon game (previously reported by MCV), Pikmin 4, a new IP, and the next game from Retro Studios all in the first year. We also know that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is planned to release in year one (although perhaps not at launch), and we’ve also heard that Skyrim could be a launch title as well.
None of this information is officially confirmed by Nintendo at this point (aside from Breath of the Wild launching sometime in 2017) and as with all rumors, we advise a healthy dose of skepticism. That said, that could be one hell of a lineup if it proves to be true!
@ArcadeGirl64 3D Mario + Zelda + Pokemon + Mario Kart + Splatoon + New IP + Retro Studios game + Pikmin 4…that's first 12 months of Switch
— Emily Rogers (@ArcadeGirl64) November 16, 2016