Last year was a big one for Nintendo. Their Switch outsold the PS4 and Xbox One combined in December and it's projected to outsell the Sony console this year.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also proved to be quite the hit, becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo game in the company's history and it intends to keep things rolling.
According to an industry insider, Nintendo could have up to 11 unannounced games lined up for 2019. Currently available are the likes of New Super Mario Bros U. Delux and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes– Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion 3, Yoshi's Crafted World and a fresh Pokemon Switch game are also set to drop this year.
Given the company's recent successes, it appears that Nintendo has some surprises in store. Emily Rogers, said industry insider and popular tipster, recently claimed that there are 11 more titles - possibly 12 - set to be released for the Switch at various points this year.
Her claims, posted on ResetEra, assert that at least two of those games will be digital titles that will be exclusively available at the eShop, another is a new kit for Nintendo Labo while two are ports of Wii U games. The rest are allegedly completely new.
Emily's post is as follows:
Indeed. Five is the floor (minimum) -- not the ceiling. The ceiling could be as high as 11 or 12.
It's difficult to give an exact number because any game can be pushed back to 2020 for marketing/scheduling reasons.
Let me try to explain this better.
1. Mystery game #12. Mystery game #23. Mystery game #34. Mystery game #45. eShop game #16. Mystery Wii U port #1 (2013 title)7. eShop game #28. New Labo Kit
The "Maybe" games for 2019. (The wild card titles - 50% chance or less)
9. Retro Studios secret game (this is assuming it wasn't canned)10. Metroid Prime Trilogy (assuming Zell's info and Imran's info are correct)11. Mystery Wii U port #2
So, per Emily's information, Nintendo will release no less than five so far unannounced titles this year. Three of the projected 11, inclusive of Metroid Prime Trilogy, aren't so certain.
Retro Studios have been given the green light to continue with the Metroid Prime series but it had been reported that they were working on a racing game titled Star Fox Grand Prix prior to that so it isn't clear what exactly is happening on that front.
In any case, though, five unannounced games plus the ones we already know are in store, make for a swell 2019.