After the most recent Nintendo Direct, where the Switch news for the first half of 2023 was revealed, a part of the fans was left with a bittersweet feeling, since the plans for the hybrid after the summer remain unknown. Because of this, we want to talk to you about what Nintendo will probably announce for the last months of the year.
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As you will surely remember, the Nintendo event confirmed the release date of titles that were pending, such as that of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (April 21) and Pikmin 4 (July 21).
However, there is still a gap in releases on the platform by the end of 2023, so we invite you to continue reading to find out what we think will and will not arrive on Switch between July and December.
The DLC that are on the way
What is practically confirmed for Switch in the second half of the year? Let’s start with the simplest: the rest of the waves of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the Booster Course Pass, that is, number 4 in the spring (along with Birdo and a track inspired by Yoshi’s Island) and 5 and 6 during the summer and autumn, respectively.
Besides this, Fire Emblem Engage It will continue to receive content thanks to its Expansion Pass, so parts 3 and 4 of the DLC will be released in the remainder of the year.
On the other hand, and as unconfirmed content, users of Nintendo Switch Sports They are still waiting for more sports to join the catalog, so it would stand to reason that, after the golf added last November, the title would receive another.
More games for Nintendo Switch Online
Another of the data that was revealed during the past Nintendo Direct was that the Switch service will receive more games from its retro consoles, including Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.
Thanks to this, it will be throughout 2023 when titles like Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2, Metroid Fusion, Fire Emblem, golden sun, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Agesall of them with a date to be confirmed.
A new game of Mario Bros. in 2D or 3D
One of the announcements that has yet to arrive, and that the community is waiting for, is that of a new Mario game. Why do you think it’s close? Well, using words from Shigeru Miyamoto: “We are always working on Mario.”
If we add to that the countless rumors about a new installment of New Super Mario Bros.which would have a different style, or even the possibility of a sequel to Super Mario Odysseywhich premiered 5 years ago, the chances of seeing something more of the character are high.
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More remakes, remasters or ports for Switch?
It is at this point that we must venture out and mention rumors that have been very loud in recent months. The first of them, and which gained credibility with Metroid Prime Remasterthe thing is Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption They will come to the hybrid console.
In addition to these games, a possible port of Star Fox Zero it would be close to the console, which would become the perfect move to celebrate the saga’s 30th anniversary and has been desired by Takaya Imamura himself.
And of course, also the already confirmed Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remastera new version of the beloved Nintendo GameCube RPGs, coming at an unannounced date in the summer.
Will forgotten sagas return?
On the other hand, it is believed that a new Mario Super Sluggers is near. This thanks to information shared by the leaker Zippo, who stated that Nintendo is developing a sports game together with Bandai Namco, where Pac-Man would be included as a special guest.
If these kinds of titles are not your thing, don’t worry, since another bet is that Kid Icarus would be back with a new installment or improved version of Kid Icarus: Uprisingthe popular game released on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition to this, and because hope is never lost, one more rumor points to the return of f-zeroall thanks to data shared by leaker Syluxhunter, who in a January update told the community to “stay tuned and see.”
To finish this point, let’s remember Professor Layton and The New World of steam and Inazuma Eleven: Victory RoadLevel-5 games that will share more details and possibly their release date in early March.
will there be more Pokemon on switch
We are ending the month and one of the most anticipated days is February 27, better known by trainers as Pokémon Day. It is because of this that a new Pokémon Presents will take place and there could be surprises related to the franchise on the current Nintendo platform.
Rumors point to a revelation of the app Pokémon Sleep, although data that would include Nintendo Switch is also mentioned. What are we talking about? Well, everything indicates that a DLC of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is close and also a new delivery of Pokemon Mystery Dungeonsaga that received its last installment in 2020.
What should you not expect?
Lastly, we should mention what is unlikely to arrive during the second half of 2023. With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom a few months away and its possible DLC to be confirmed, the possibilities of a port of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD they are really low.
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In addition, and despite the fact that we will surely see the complete trilogy of Metroid Prime during 2023, there are no indications that Metroid Prime 4 is released this year, so we will have to wait more to know about this title. Even, it is no longer unreasonable to think that it is being directed for the successor to Nintendo Switch.
Finally, it goes without saying that the chances of seeing a Pro version of the hybrid console are at rock bottom. This is because in recent information it is stated that Nintendo canceled it to focus on a true successor.
As a result of the above, the only new options in terms of hardware would be the special editions of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and of Super Mario Bros. The Moviewhich remain unconfirmed.
Now, all that remains is to wait until the summer to find out what the company plans in the last months or years of its console, all this when it carries out a new Nintendo Direct where it will surprise with news that could include Metroid Dread, nintendogs And till donkey kong.
What do you think is planned for Nintendo Switch? Tell us in the comments.
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