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Our Nintendo Predictions: 2023 Version

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One other 12 months is right here and meaning it’s time for our yearly Nintendo predictions! Put in your pondering caps and be a 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!

For Justin in 2022:

  1. Wii Sports activities follow-up to be introduced
    1. Yep, Swap Sports activities was introduced
  2. New Hearth Emblem introduced (remake of a earlier sport almost definitely)
    1. 0.5 level, Hearth Emblem Interact introduced however not a remake of a earlier sport
  3. Xenoblade 3 will get introduced
    1. Yep, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was introduced and launched in 2022!

That’s 2.5 factors for Justin

For Trev in 2022:

  1. COVID-19 (and its variants) will proceed to result in comprehensible sport delays and points with inventory. Anticipate to see extra DLC and ports consequently.
    1. Yep, we noticed many delays in 2022
  2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land will grow to be the best-selling sport in the complete sequence!
    1. Yep, it’s now the very best promoting sport within the sequence!
  3. Pure Nintendo will develop its presence. Whether or not it’s by Twitch, Youtube, or different means, count on to see extra of us.
    1. 0.5 level, we did begin the Pure Nintendo Podcast to maintain up weekly on Nintendo information!
  4. Wii Sports activities Resort will return; Swap Sports activities Resort? It’ll be open world a la Go Trip and supply conventional controls for Swap Lite Gamers.
    1. 1 level (Half of the two factors) because the sport wasn’t an open world sport like Go Trip

That’s 3.5 factors for Trev

Trev and I didn’t do nice this 12 months — I feel in 2022 we had been nonetheless seeing numerous sport builders recovering. Hopefully 2023 brings extra success each for Nintendo and our predictions 😄🥳

Justin’s Predictions

  1. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will obtain a number of updates all through 2023 together with DLC
  2. Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will set new gross sales information for the Legend of Zelda sequence and for Nintendo Swap video games on the whole
  3. The Pokémon Firm will showcase a brand new trailer for the Detective Pikachu 2 online game
  4. The Tremendous Mario Bros. film might be successful regardless of some misgivings about numerous voice actor performances
  5. I do know I’ve mentioned this earlier than however I feel 2023 is the 12 months we’ll lastly see some information of what’s subsequent for Nintendo {hardware}. The Swap Lite launched in 2019 and the OLED mannequin launched in 2021. If we’re following the two 12 months cycle of {hardware} Nintendo used within the Nintendo DS period, its most profitable system ever, 2023 ought to be the 12 months for it.
  6. Donkey Kong was revealed to have a brand new design for the Mario film. I feel this 12 months can be the suitable time to announce a brand new Donkey Kong sport.
  7. I’ve been hoping for Metroid Prime 4 or Metroid Prime Trilogy information for awhile, I don’t suppose they’ve wished to speak in regards to the trilogy till they’ve had one thing new to speak about for Metroid Prime 4. I feel that is the 12 months we’ll hear about each.
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom could have DLC introduced this 12 months, however the brand new content material could or could not launch in 2023
  9. I haven’t had F-Zero on my predictions for awhile however why not? I’m hoping there’s a brand new sport however I’d accept an F-Zero GX remaster.
  10. The Nintendo Swap will go the PS4 and Sport Boy / Sport Boy Coloration to grow to be the third greatest promoting system of all time. Solely behind the Nintendo DS and PS2.

Wild Playing cards*

  1. It’s been awhile since we’ve had the brand new iteration within the Tremendous Mario sequence, I may see a brand new title being introduced this 12 months.
  2. The Simpsons Hit & Run turns 20 in 2023, I feel we’ll see a remaster or maybe a completely new Simpsons online game. It’s time!

Trev’s Predictions

  1. With the unhappy closure of the Wii U and 3DS eShops on March twenty seventh, you’ll see a few of their releases arrive on Swap in a single type or one other.
  2. After rolling out a free addition of golf, Swap Sports activities will get much more updates in 2023. By 12 months’s finish, continued gross sales may also transfer it into the highest 15 best-selling Swap video games.
  3. Will 30 years of StarFox get a lot of an anniversary celebration? In all probability not, however I’m predicting we’ll see an replace to an older sport, both a GameCube entry or Zero, with a reworked management scheme.
  4. To have fun the primary E3 since 2019, the Pure Nintendo group will once more have a number of staffers on the present, together with some new faces. Talking of E3…
  5. Do you know it’s been 5+ years since Metroid Prime 4 was introduced at 2017’s E3? They’ll have to indicate one thing!
  6. I predict one other Pikmin 4 delay since we (oddly) noticed a lot extra of the cell app than precise footage. It’ll be unhappy, however after ready since 2015, we will wait somewhat extra.
  7. 4 years after it was introduced, Detective Pikachu will lastly arrive on Nintendo Swap in 2023. Perhaps we’ll get some extra concrete data on the film sequel, too?
  8. The Pure Nintendo podcast will proceed its progress, making a number of “better of” lists by the tip of the 12 months. Roger and Jemma will have fun by fueling their amiibo collections to much more heights.
  9. To have fun the tenth anniversary of NES Remix, Nintendo will launch an extended overdue follow-up. Will or not it’s chunks of SNES video games, N64 ones, a mashup, or one thing extra?
  10. If BOTW 2 releases in Might, A Hyperlink Between Worlds HD might be Nintendo’s huge Zelda sport for the 4th quarter, ten years after the unique landed on 3DS.

Wild Playing cards*

  1. With Mario Kart 8 DX getting a lot DLC, Nintendo decides to have fun 20 years of Double Sprint by including the choice of two characters per automobile.
  2. Pure Nintendo will return to correct print or exit in a blaze of glory making an attempt!

*Wild Playing cards are price two factors

What are your predictions for 2023? Tell us within the feedback!

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