Nintendo: Switch will get non-traditional IPs in 2018

Yoshiaki Koizumi, the General Manager for Nintendo’s EAD, told Famitsu this week that fans can expect “more than just traditional” Nintendo games on the Switch in 2018.

This of course, could mean zany, family friendly titles or wacky new mashups for core gamers.

The Switch’s first year was a treat for all types of gamers, with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2, Pokken Tournament Deluxe, Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

First party titles that are expected in 2018 include a new Fire Emblem RPG, Yoshi and Kirby platformers, Metroid Prime 4 and possibly a Pokemon RPG.

Nintendo has been rumored to be putting the finishing touches on a new Pikmin and a new Animal Crossing is rumored.

Hopefully we get even more compelling Nintendo games next year. If this year is anything to go by, it is difficult to count out Nintendo when they come out swinging.