The year has only just started, and already some industry commentators are making predictions on what games will come out this year. The Nate The Hate podcast in particular made a number of Nintendo Switch predictions for the year in its latest episode, about a wide variety of Nintendo games.
One prediction, for instance, was a remaster of Metroid Prime. Considering the runaway success of Metroid Dread, and the fact that the franchise’s 20th anniversary is happening this year, it might be good business sense, especially since other rumors have been circulating about a Metroid Prime Remaster in the past along with Metroid Prime 4.
The podcast also predicted that Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which is probably one of the more outlandish predictions as the game hasn’t even been announced yet. Regardless, the podcast believes it will likely release sometime in 2023 due to the coronavirus and having to work out technical issues.
Another big game that was part of the Nintendo Switch predictions was Fire Emblem focused. First, Nate believes that a new Fire Emblem game will be coming this year. A remake of an older game that never made it to the West, Fire Emblem: Geneaology of the Holy War, will also possibly be coming in 2023.
Other remakes and smaller games that the podcast predicted included a new House of the Dead in March, a new Donkey Kong game (though that has almost no information), a Persona 4 Golden Switch port, and the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters coming to the Switch this year.
Nate also made a Nintendo Switch prediction about Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, which was announced last year but hasn’t gotten a release date yet. Nate believes it will release next year, or have an unlikely release in the second half of 2022.
There was also some Resident Evil predictions. Resident Evil Outrage, a multiplayer-based Resident Evil game coming to the Switch, has apparently been cancelled by Capcom, and it’s possible that Resident Evil: Revelations 3 is coming to the Switch at a later date, though the podcast has few details.
Considering that most of these are various rumors and supposed insider information, there’s no telling how much of this is actually true or not. Hopefully, however, at least some of them are true, especially since Nintendo had a very good year this year with Switch releases.
You can listen to the podcast and form opinions on their Nintendo Switch predictions yourself by following this link.