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Our Nintendo Predictions: 2022 Version

Our Nintendo Predictions: 2022 Version

Our Nintendo Predictions: 2022 Edition

One other 12 months is right here and meaning it’s time for our yearly Nintendo predictions! Put in your pondering caps and be part of us as we attempt to guess what Nintendo will do subsequent! 🧐

Take a look at final 12 months’s predictions HERE to see how we did! We did a bit higher with our 2021 predictions with the next coming true:

For Justin in 2021:

  1. An upgraded Nintendo Swap (Nintendo Swap Professional) shall be introduced in 2021 (one other redo of a 2020 prediction).
    1. 0.5 level — wasn’t referred to as the ‘Swap Professional’ however the Swap OLED was an upgraded Swap that was introduced in 2021
  2. Bayonetta 3 will get a brand new trailer (2020 redo prediction)
    1. Occurred on the finish of the September 2021 Nintendo Direct
  3. Metroid’s thirty fifth Anniversary won’t go unnoticed by Nintendo (some new Metroid information will occur whether or not it’s Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Swap (lastly) or Metroid Prime 4 or a brand new 2D Metroid title)
    1. A brand new 2D Metroid (Metroid Dread) was introduced and launched!
  4. The Pokemon Gen 4 (Diamond/Pearl) remakes will launch this 12 months
    1. These have been introduced and launched in 2021!
  5. Additionally it is Zelda’s thirty fifth anniversary — I may see Nintendo celebrating this closely (extra so than Metroid). I feel we’ll get the aforementioned BOTW 2 launch however I additionally assume we’ll see Skyward Sword HD and/or a compilation of different previous Zelda video games on the Swap (much like Mario 3D All-Stars).
    1. Not counting this however the Skyward Sword HD half was appropriate!
  6. A brand new Mario sports activities recreation shall be introduced, my hope can be for Mario Strikers, Baseball or Golf
    1. Yep, a brand new Mario Golf was introduced
  7. This Wild Card prediction got here true as effectively: N64 video games will lastly arrive on the Nintendo Swap On-line service
    1. N64 video games arrived on the Swap On-line service

That’s 6.5 factors for Justin (2 for the Wild Card)

For Trev in 2021:

  1. Pleasure-Con drift will proceed to make headlines, with Nintendo providing cagey replies about it.
    1. Yep, Nintendo has been non-committal on the problems with Pleasure-Cons
  2. amiibo will see a large enhance of recent releases in 2021. I feel New Pokémon Snap will convey some additions.
    1. 0.5 level, we did get some new amiibo playing cards and Metroid Dread amiibo however none for New Pokemon Snap
  3. Brewster’s Café will lastly be added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
    1. Yep, Brewster returned in 2021!
  4. The Coronavirus threw a monkey wrench into issues, however Nintendo Directs will return in an enormous means in 2021. Much less game-specific and mini’s, extra full-fledged ones.
    1. Yep, Directs have been again to principally regular this 12 months with extra full-fledged ones
  5. The Crash Staff Racing experiment will end result within the eShop providing extra trials of full video games.
    1. Yep, this occurred with different titles in 2021

That’s 4.5 factors for Trev

Trev and I didn’t do too dangerous this 12 months and it was actually simply the Wild Card that was the distinction maker between our factors. Hopefully this subsequent 12 months brings extra success each for Nintendo and our predictions 😄🥳

Justin’s Predictions

  1. New 3D Mario recreation to be proven off
  2. Extra Wii U ports will arrive on the Swap (hoping for Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD and/or Xenoblade Chronicles X)
  3. Breath of the Wild 2 will lastly launch by November 2021
  4. Wii Sports activities follow-up to be introduced
  5. New Metroid Prime 4 trailer proven
  6. Dormant Nintendo franchise (like F-Zero / Wave Race / Excitebike/truck) to make a comeback
  7. New Hearth Emblem introduced (remake of a earlier recreation most probably)
  8. New Donkey Kong recreation introduced for Swap
  9. Xenoblade 3 will get introduced
  10. Gameboy Advance video games and/or presumably Nintendo DS video games introduced for the Swap

Wild Playing cards*

  1. GameCube video games arrive in some type on the Swap
  2. Some new Nintendo {hardware} exhibits up whether or not that’s a Swap {hardware} revision or presumably a brand new movement controller / Labo peripheral

Trev’s Predictions

  1. This can be a repeat of a prediction I made two years in the past, however I imagine the Swap will lastly begin having bestsellers launched below the Nintendo Selects label. That is my solely repeat prediction, by the best way.
  2. COVID-19 (and its variants) will proceed to result in comprehensible recreation delays and points with inventory. Anticipate to see extra DLC and ports because of this. Beginning with…
  3. Metroid Prime Trilogy will launch on the Swap, persevering with the momentum from Dread and constructing anticipation for Prime 4.
  4. Like Massive Mind Academy: Mind vs. Mind, we’ll see extra “price range” first-party releases, most likely ports of older, less complicated titles. Talking of ports…
  5. Extra 3DS video games shall be ported to the Swap. However Like Miitopia, the brand new additions gained’t be vital.
  6. Mario Celebration Superstars will obtain DLC. I’m guessing a board from Mario Celebration 3 and extra characters for the primary replace.
  7. Pure Nintendo will increase its presence. Whether or not it’s by way of Twitch, Youtube, or different means, count on to see extra of us.
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land will turn into the best-selling recreation in the whole collection!
  9. Nintendo Swap On-line customers ought to count on one other recreation like Tetris 99, Mario 35, and/or Pac-Man 99 so as to add worth to the service. And in one other perk to the service…
  10. Free trials and quarterly plans will make their overdue look.

Wild Playing cards*

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  1. Wii Sports activities Resort will return; Swap Sports activities Resort? It’ll be open world a la Go Trip and provide conventional controls for Swap Lite Gamers.
  2. Pure Nintendo will get blue test verification on Twitter, for what it’s price.

*Wild Playing cards are price two factors


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