Laura Kate Dale has been a fountain for Switch rumours and leaks over the past few weeks. However, this list seems to take the cake. According to the industry insider, this is the launch lineup for Nintendo’s upcoming console. While many of these games have already been referenced, a port of the Wii U RPG Xenoblade X is a new one. Check out the full list from Laura’s Twitter below.

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        • Tell that to the PlayStation 4. They had a sh*t ton of ports from previous PS3 games.

          However, a new 3D Super Mario game and a Pikmin reboot are just a tip of the iceberg. We’ll have more info when Nintendo goes live on January 12, 2017.

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          • I Did buy the Wii U. Twice. (My first one was stolen.) AND I bought the Collector’s edition of XenoX. And I plan to buy it again for the Switch because it’s a FANTASTIC game that I want to be able to play in the break room at work. Easy AF to do that with the Switch, HARD AF to do with the Wii U unless you bring the WHOLE CONSOLE with you, which is impractical. Besides, I want to support MonolithSoft and Nintendo, so I will purchase this game again. Besides, if they sell enough, MonolithSoft may actually CONFIRM OFFICIALLY a sequel. Can’t hurt…

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        • It would be stupid not to do it. The WiiU didn’t really sell that much so Mario Kart 8 for example could’ve sold many, many millions of copies more. This game has had such a strong potential and just sold so bad compared to previous iterations. And with X oit might even be more dramatic as this game only appeals to a niche while being a pretty big production. If they could just sell 500k of that game with a Switch port (which I’d buy day1) it would already be a success.

          The Switch won’t be backwards compatible to the WiiU and might even use a completely different architecture that makes just running WiiU software not that easy. After there are so many ppl out there who never got their hands on the WiiU but would still buy its games, it would be foolish not to offer them on the Switch. And playing X on a planeflight? wtf how cool.

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    • Sooooo nothing new uh ! Well I might wait to buy the Switch because I’m not playing those wii u games ported to the Switch anymore. I would buy bayonetta 2 do. And I’m very disappointed to have to wait more and more time to play botw. That was the only game would make me buy the Switch on day one. And I see only like 3 3rd party games on the list with one of them coming til 2018. Good luck Nintendo if they tried to bring ps4, pc, and Xbox one gamers to the console.

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    • Yes, but I hope we can transfer save files… I feel like if there is no way to port your X account to the switch version, it will suck for the WiiU owners. It’s such an amazing game, and I feel like switch could boost the online component, but I don’t REALLY want to start over. X is a game you invest yourself in, and not just start over willy-nilly

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    • You have to realize that Nintendo wants the Switch to sell like gangbusters out of the gate and that the Wii U didn’t sell well so a lot of people who missed out on these great Wii U ports will have a chance to play them on a more powerful home system that can also act as a handheld. It’s a great strategy but I do agree that the Switch needs original games. In year two I think we will see the Switch get it’s own titles on a regular basis

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    • What the hell? That was a stupid comment right there, Xenoblade Chronicles X a mediocre JRPG? You serious? Tell that to all the people who invested hours and hours on this game, hell even though the Wii U was limited they manage to make it look outstanding, don’t take it from me. Do a research on the metascore and what poeple like about this game.

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        • I loved Skyrim but still liked XCX better. The world is the most breathtaking and beautiful to explore. It felt alive and yah the Story is shit but I pretty much don’t care cause I still put over 300 hrs into it. The combat is great fun, with a variety of classes to switch through and try, and a multitude of strategic team ups to try. The Skells kick ass and add to the immense exploration that I already enjoyed by opening up a huge world even more so for me, fashion armor is a must have feature in all rpgs from now on imo.

          All these games are great rpgs but all excel or fail in one aspect or another. For me Skyrim had more interesting stories and characters but the world I explored always felt like being lost the the woods and not as imaginative and surreal as the alien infested world of Mira. The combat in XCX was also better for me.

          I mean I wouldn’t call XCX mediocre considering the amount of content, detail, enemies, combat styles, options, depth, and the immensity of the world. It fails in story for sure but It does a lot of other things that some gamers value more. Like for me, personally… I can forgo a shit story for meaty gaming content that I find really fun. I know this isn’t some people’s preferences since for some folks, an rpg should have a more compelling story and or moral system. It’s a matter of preference for sure.

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        • That’s your opinion. I feel like X was way better than Fallout 4. Especially for those who like to explore. Witcher 3 is an amazing game, but I still love Xenoblade story and game mechanics better.

          You’re entitled to your opinion, and I’m entitled to mine.
          In my opinion is that your opinion of X is very wrong.

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  1. Wait… Taking her list into account, we can assume BoTW is gonna be released simultaneously both on the Wii U and on the Switch. I swear a March 2017 date was announced previously, though.

    So is Zelda BoTW getting another delay? T.T

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  2. I just hope they fix those things:

    1. Make a menu where you can uncheck songs you don’t want to hear (the hub music is the most annoying thing I have ever herd in any video game)

    2. Bigger fonts, I litteraly can’t ready what is on the screen unless I am a 1 meter of my screen, this is an issue for a big RPG.

    I Think if this is not fix, I will not pick it up. Just the music alone is enough to kill any interest for me. And it is a shame because the game is really really good!

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      • I love both games but damn… I have to give the title of better rpg to XCX for shear content alone. I put over 300 hrs into the game and still could mess around with more battle classes and just going back to explore the world. The story is shittier but because you can put your own character in the world, manage your own team, and choose your adventures… you can sort of ignore the overall story and just enjoy being alien wonderers on a new planet. Honestly if that was essentially the plot it would have been 100x better than the convoluted dramatic shit they tried to pull. I’d rather have simplicity imo.

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  3. The only reason this makes sense is because of how shit the Wii U sold. Get some more sales in. All the ports will mostly be year 1 it sounds like. We’re still getting new games.

    Day 1 looks like 3D Mario and Splatoon for me.

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    • Uh, looking at this list, there are plenty of original games to go along with the ports.

      And it makes sense for Nintendo to give the Wii U’s more popular games a second chance on a system that could end up selling much better.

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      • But ditch wiiu owners. Sure there are some of the people she didn’t want a wiiu and are happy with this. But as someone who suffered all the delays and droughts I’m not really fine with every decent wiiu game going to switch also…. They could try to balance it out with upgraded 3ds games….

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  4. I suspect this isn’t a complete list. Nintendo will need more than 5 games to accompany the launch. I don’t really mind all the ports. A lot of people didn’t get to experience those games on Wii U. Can’t say I’d be willing to buy any of them a second time though. A Pikmin reboot seems kind of strange. I wonder what she means by “reboot”. Does that mean a new story with the same characters or a completely new story and characters?

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  5. I don’t understand the obsession with this whole “too many ports” thing. It’s the kind of thing that makes me think that all people want to do is complain. It’s just the launch line up, and Mario RPG, 3D Mario and BOTW are all NEW games. Seriously, whys everyone complaining about this?

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    • With that in mind, I’m so fucking glad Miyamoto left the Zelda franchise to Aonuma. I like the idea of Nintendo eventually connecting all of the Zelda games into an official timeline. Screw the people that hate the idea of an official timeline! They just mad because they have this fear that an official timeline will negate their personal head canon.

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      • The only problem I have with the timeline is the “Hero is Defeated” branch, mainly because, by definition, it is not a timeline- it’s an alternate universe. Link cannot both defeat Ganondorf AND be killed before defeating Ganondorf in the same universe.

        Speaking of, we still have no idea where on the timeline Breath of the Wild sits- I’m eager to learn where.

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        • No wait. I’m starting to think it’s not like the DBZ time traveling thing at all. Honestly, I think we can blame Zelda for the hero fails timeline, too. Her sending Link back in time to before he met her, allowing him to change the events, not only created the timeline where the Hero can’t come to save Hyrule as the Hero bloodline no longer exists in that future since Zelda sent him back in time to be able to live his childhood, forcing the gods to flood the land, but also caused a different version of Link to wake up from the Sacred Realm in the same future but unable to use the Pedestal of Time to travel back in time because the past he would travel to no longer exists. This cut this version of Link off from getting the Lens of Truth which ultimately kept him from traversing the Shadow Temple or even reaching the Spirit Temple so he couldn’t awaken the sages of those temples. So without the power of the new Sage of Shadow or the new Sage of Spirit, he faced Ganondorf with only the power of 5, the 4 he did awaken & the Seventh Sage Zelda, sages. So he was thus defeated by Ganondorf. This is my theory, anyway. Besides, the Hero is Successful Adult Timeline is essentially an alternate universe itself at this point.

          Anyway, the official timeline doesn’t explain how Link was defeated, creating the Hero of Time Fails Timeline, and simply states that he was defeated. They pretty much gave us no details at all as to how or even why he was defeated. So my theory is just one of many possibilities that created the hero fails timeline. Honestly, I’d like to think Nintendo, or Aonuma more specifically, kept that part ambiguous for a possible future game somewhere down the line. After all, there were some curious little tabs inserted into the Hyrule Historia book’s timeline where there wasn’t a name or anything of a game so maybe those were markers Aonuma put there to denote where future games will go in the timeline between games already made.

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  6. Gotta say it looks like a good list. Though Switch will need less ports and more sequels and original games. I’ll only buy the Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon ports if the right additions are made. Hearing exciting things about 3D Mario

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    • If the Splatoon footage from the reveal is accurate and to be believed, they’re definitely adding to it.

      1. There’s a 2-second-long clip of a team playing on a map that matches no maps in the Wii U original
      2. New gear and “hairstyles” can be seen on the Inklings when they spawn at the eSports venue game
      3. All the weapons the Inklings are shown holding are not in the original- whether they are actually new or are just redesigns of the stock weapons remains to be seen.

      Now why would Nintendo go through all the effort to make that new stuff if they weren’t going to actually use it?

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  7. If true, yes! One less game to buy on the shitty Wii U! Xenoblade Chronicles X, Fatal Frame V, Bayonetta 1 & 2 on Switch will be most welcomed. Unless, of course, Switch doesn’t have a universal account system. In which case, fuck Switch til it does get it. So til then, I might be stuck with the shitty Wii U a bit longer. :/

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  8. As for a reboot of Pikmin, fuck no! Miyamoto, fuck you! Fuck off with that shit! If you can’t handle giving stories that continue for many decades after the original game, go back to Mario games where the story doesn’t even matter in the grand scheme of the franchise! …so glad he isn’t in charge of Zelda anymore or that would be getting a reboot, too. Unless… *gasp* Breath of the Wild is a reboot!? *pulls an Xavier Woods, from WWE, & falls to knees, shaking hands into fists* Nooooooo!!

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