Hi, recently a new Nintendo Direct has been confirmed! With this new news, I have many hopes and expectations for Nintendo.
Most Likely Happening:
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metroid Prime Trilogy is a game that has had rumors for such a long time pointing to its release date, and it would be a perfect game to launch at the end of this year!
Super Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch Online
Super Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch Online Service have been wanted by fans on the Nintendo Switch Online service for a very long time. In the initial reveal of this service, they even promised Super Nintendo games! There was also a datamine back in February, where Nintendo tested SNES games in the emulator! In addition, it is now almost the anniversary of Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo wants people to renew their one year subscriptions. I would be very very surprised if Super Nintendo games don’t come out!
Animal Crossing New Horizons
Animal Crossing is Nintendo’s only game confirmed to release after October and fans are hyped! I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Nintendo announces some Animal Crossing news in this direct.
Untitled Goose Game
An anticipated indie game on the Switch just got its release date revealed. Chances are this won’t be a highlighted title but it is likely for it to be at least in the sizzle reel.
Pokemon Sword and Shield News
Pokemon Sword and Shield was confirmed to be in the direct. If I had to guess, they’re going to talk about another gym leader and a little bit more about the story
Luigi’s Mansion 3
This is also confirmed by Nintendo to be in the direct.
Super Mario 3D World
With the success of the 3D World style in Mario Maker and the release of Treasure Tracker, a 3D World port could be coming sooner than later!
Xenoblade Chronicles Port
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 did very well on the Switch and Monolith Software could easily want to cash in on their first game on the series. This game has already been ported to the 3DS back in 2015, but that’s on an older platform and the game could really use an upgrade as the game’s best form right now is the original from 2010!
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD & Twilight Princess HD
These games are some of the most wanted games on the Wii U, but I don’t think they’re going to get ported just yet, mostly because Link’s Awakening is coming out next week!
It would be really dumb for them to announce these two games right now when they could possibly cannibalize their sales for Link’s Awakening.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
I would love this game to be ported, even more than the original since unlike the original, this game is only available on the Wii U but this probably won’t happen simply due to the fact that they said it isn’t likely.
Game Boy/Game Boy Color games on Nintendo Switch Online
This would be another logical next step for the Nintendo Switch online service. Unlike the SNES games though, I considered this unlikely to happen since there have been no rumors on the topic and it hasn’t been datamined, but who knows both of them could happen! I’d really love to play Super Mario Land and Pokemon Yellow on my Nintendo Switch!
Wonderful 101 Port
With the launch of Astral Chain last weekend and its success, I could see Wonderful 101 coming out to get sales off of the Astral Chain hype but this game wasn’t very popular and it is a little too soon after Astral Chain for this to come out.
GameCube, N64, and GBA games
Unfortunately, there’s been no evidence of either of these happening and with Nintendo’s approach to the online service, I would be extremely surprised!
These are my predictions and wishes for the upcoming Nintendo Direct, let me know what you think/want!