Emily Rogers, the leaker who got Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee correct and a few other things, has made some interesting comments about the first party lineup for Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Rogers has claimed that 2020 will be a great year for Nintendo Switch. She feels the quality of next year’s lineup will be on par with 2017 and 2019, which were “great years” in her opinion:
“2020 should be another great year for Switch.
My opinion is that 2017 and 2019 were great years for Switch. The only “average” year was 2018 (Yes, I’m aware Smash Bros was 2018).”
She reiterates her point in another message, though pointing out that it’s the quantity of the first party content that will make 2020 stand out:
“Hehe. But yeah, 2020 should be closer to 2017 and 2019.
In regards to the quantity of first-party content.”
“Probably not. Next year will be a crazy year for me on a personal and emotional level.
I’m glad you had fun with the speculation while it lasted.”
“Absolutely, I think 2020 will be just as good as 2017 and 2019.
In 2017, I said Switch will go down as the greatest software library that Nintendo ever had. And I’ve stuck to that belief every year. I don’t say it to be a delusional Nintendo fangirl. I genuinely believe that — in the very end — Switch’s software library will wipe the floor with SNES, GameCube, DS, 3DS. And it won’t even be close. Not even close at all.
There’s still a ton of unannounced games. Switch owners will continue to be bombarded with software (first party, third party, indie).”
Rogers also claimed that Nintendo had created some demos for Star Fox, though they may never turn into a full game:
“About my comments on Star Fox:
What I meant is Nintendo recently did some prototypes/demos with Star Fox. I doubt those demos will turn into a game, but you never know. My point was that Nintendo wasn’t giving up on Star Fox. Internally, they’re still experimenting with ideas and concepts. Star Fox is in the same camp as Pikmin. They’re two IPs that Miyamoto won’t let go (I say that as a positive thing).”
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