I don’t know where exactly this thing came from, but it seems to be gaining traction on the internet. A hard copy of a games list for a 1/11 Nintendo Direct that has pretty much every dream game people want to see this year, or ever, on the Nintendo Switch. We’re talking about a new Metroid, a new Zelda, a new Fire Emblem, a new Mario Kart, Super Mario Odyssey 2, Bmissing Cold War Ops and Final Fantasy VII remake(only available on Switch Pro, which I assume is also being advertised), GTA V, And so on. It’s a fun list, and it’s fun to imagine a sunny day in mid-January where we sit down to watch the most absolutely stacked Nintendo Direct we’ve ever seen. It’s amazing, like in, it’s not believable. This is almost certainly not true.
First of all, why a hard copy? Offices are virtual due to COVID-19 lockdowns right now, so does Nintendo of America like to mail them to people? Fax them? Also, whoever laughed at it wrote “First Party Softwar” as the first header. Which is not entirely impossible on a real document, since real documents are still written by humans. It is, however, much more likely that this is further proof that the thing is false. But by far the best proof that this thing is wrong is that we are by no means going to see a single Nintendo Direct with literally all the highly anticipated games in the ether right now, with the announcement of a new Switch model to boot. With all this stuff coming out this year.
And while I expect to get a more sophisticated Switch, maybe this year I very much doubt that we’re going to see games that are only released on said more sophisticated Switch, even the ports.
My only hope here is that we get one of those much anticipated games this year. Maybe the next Zelda game? Metroid seems a little more distant, I’d be surprised to see a new Mario Kart soon, and the same goes for any kind of Super Mario Odyssey 2. So I place my hopes and dreams on the next Zelda. After all, we’ve seen a tiny bit of it, and rumor has it that the team is reusing the bones from the Breath of the wild, which would theoretically simplify the development.
And Hollow Knight: Silksong is another real contender to come out this year, although Team Cherry should take all the time they need.
So yeah, just a dream. A fun dream, but a dream.