Nintendo Upcoming Titles - Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion in 2019, Bayonetta 3 Moved To ‘TBA’

PlatinumGames' title and Retro's Metroid nowhere to be seen this year.
Nintendo's favorite witch is not coming to the Switch this year.
Nintendo's favorite witch is not coming to the Switch this year. PlatinumGames

With the recent investors call regarding Nintendo’s financial results for the past fiscal year, we now have the newest information with regards to their upcoming games and lineup.

The quarterly financial report from Nintendo revolves, for the most part, around boring business stuff: sales, profit, more sales, forecast for this fiscal year, even more sales, charts, more profits, sales some more, and so on. However, there are some few standouts worth mentioning, like the fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was a certified hit, selling 13.81 million units as of March 31. The Poké​mon Let’s Go games, Pikachu and Eevee, didn’t do so bad either, with 10.63 million sales combined.

The best announcements, however, came with the lock-in of certain release dates for upcoming Nintendo titles this year, with some disappointing news thrown in there as well with regards to release dates moved to the dreaded ‘To Be Announced’ (TBA) section.

What follows are the important release windows confirmed as of yesterday, April 25, 2019.

Across all regions (Japan, US and Europe), these dates have been confirmed: Super Mario Maker on June 28, Fire Emblem: Three Houses on July 26, Astral Chain on August 30, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order this summer, Pokémon Sword and Shield for Winter 2019 (Japan) and Late 2019 (US and Europe), Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, all coming sometime this 2019.

For the United States and Europe, these dates have been confirmed as well: Dragon Quest Builders 2 on July 12, Daemon X Machina this summer, and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition sometime this fall.

While it’s great that we can finally say that these titles will come this year, the same cannot be said for two of the most-awaited ones: Bayonetta 3 by PlatinumGames and Metroid Prime 4 by Retro Studios. Both of these titles are now listed as TBA, which could spell trouble for development. Bayonetta 3 was previously listed for a 2019 release before the investors call.

Still, it’s no reason to be down as Switch owners will get plenty of exclusive games this year. I’m personally most excited for Luigi’s Mansion and Link’s Awakening. How about you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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