Nintendo has completely taken over the world when it comes to the Switch, and I think it’s safe to say they’ve been doing it right so far as far as game releases. The Nintendo presentation at E3 2017 definitely wasn’t the longest, but we did get some pretty awesome announcements, especially with the unveiling of a new Pokemon RPG game. We really know nothing about this upcoming Pokemon game, but just the fact that the Switch will get an exclusive Pokemon PRG is exciting enough to keep us patient.
Although no release date was announced, we may be getting it sooner than we thought. In an interview with GamesBeat, Nintendo of America’s corporate communications director, Charlie Scibetta, talked about how this new Pokemon RPG, along with Metroid 4 and Kirby may be dropping as soon as next year.
GamesBeat: “For the rest of the year, what’s the big message? Obviously Mario, but is there anything else?”
Charlie Scibetta: “Games. If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be. 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.”