General Manager of Nintendo France Philippe Lavoué says the secret fuelling Nintendo’s comeback console was a strong lineup of first party titles—namely Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Unlike competitors Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo seems reluctant to focus its energies into breathtaking 4K or virtual reality. Instead of seducing players with the promise of brilliant resolutions and digital worlds superimposed upon our own, the company is masterminding a release schedule that sees a big title soaking up the spotlight each month. Nintendo’s sticking with pragmatism. So far, it’s a strategy that seems to be working.
- January – Lost Sphear
- February – Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2
- March – Kirby Star Allies
- May – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dark Souls: Remastered
- Spring – Mario Tennis Aces
- TBD – Yoshi
- TBD – Project Octopath Traveller
- TBD – Fire Emblem
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