As much as we’ve clowned Nintendo in the past here at Gi, it always came from a place of love. We all grew up with Nintendo and just wanted to see them do better. That’s why it was refreshing to see what they did in 2017 with the release of their new hybrid mobile console The Switch. Games like Super Mario Odyssey and Breath Of The Wild led the pack in award nominations & rightfully so!
The big question is what does 2018 hold for the Nintendo Switch? Nintendo lied down all their cards on the table at E3 2017 & most of it was games that released in 2017. The only game we have to look forward to is Metroid Prime 4, and there’s no release window on that. That game isn’t 100% confirmed for 2018 either. All we got was a screenshot of the title.
So to my delight, our informant informed me about a possible upcoming Nintendo Direct. The RUMOR is this Nintendo Direct will go down January 11th, 2018. This RUMOR also claims we should expect some significant and unexpected news. News such as GTA V being ported to the Switch. Other announcements include a remastered port of Red Dead Redemption to the Switch, Metroid Prime 4 gameplay will be revealed & a reveal of a new Animal Crossing for The Switch.
These rumors are all coming from Reddit user DasVergeben. Nobody is sure who’s his source, but he has been correct about rumors in the past. He was right about the Ninja Turtles coming to Injustice 2. He has also been incorrect at times, so take everything with a grain of salt. These rumors are only making noise because he has a decent track record.
Oh did I mention that DasVergeben also claims Nintendo will announce Nintendo Switch ports of Dark Souls, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Hello Neighbor, Hearthstone, and more? I hope these rumors are true because I would love to get more use out my Switch. It’s just been sitting here since I finished Mario Odyssey. We’ll see what happens January 11th!