Metroid Prime 4 and the new Pokemon RPG game are apparently coming in 2018, says Nintendo communications director Charlie Scibetta’s interview with Venture Beat. Scibetta talked up the constant stream of games Nintendo has planned, saying “If you want to be able to play games and not have a dry spell between any of the big launches, we think Nintendo Switch is a good place to be.”
Scibetta said that Nintendo has a good “drumbeat” of first and third party games that will be coming to the platform consistently. Nintendo plans to have one major release every month leading up to Super Mario Odyssey in October. Part of that drumbeat is apparently Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon Stars, as Scibetta announced Metroid would be coming to the Switch next year, and suggest Pokemon would be as well. “We’ve announced a nice lineup through this year, and next year we have some big games coming with Metroid 4.” He went further, discussing 2018 “and beyond,”saying the future “will be around Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, and a new Pokemon game [that] has been announced.”
This comes as a bit of a shock, as Nintendo had no footage to show of either game in their E3 Spotlight, or their Treehouse Live. You can read the full interview here!