Details about the latest financial results meeting have surfaced where Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa answered a few questions from investors and gave an insight into what the Kyoto-based company is planning for the coming months. Naturally, the comments made about upcoming software for the Nintendo Switch was as vague as expected but Furukawa’s comments still shouldn’t be ignored.
Talking about what’s coming up in the near future, he said to investors “Our software lineup for next fiscal year is a topic we will discuss at the appropriate time,”. On the subject on what’ Nintendo has announced already, Furukawa touched on Mario’s next adventure, Monster Hunter and Pokemon Snap as being the notable, imminent releases. “We have already announced our plans to release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury in February, followed by Monster Hunter Rise in March, and New Pokémon Snap in April.”
The Nintendo President finished by stating “As always, we are preparing a variety of software titles for consumers in the coming fiscal year.”
It certainly looks like Nintendo is continuing to change the way they announce and release games. Perhaps the Metroid Prime 4 situation has highlighted the importance of announcing and releasing titles within a shorter time frame. Still, it’s looking slightly more hopeful for the near future and of course we have Zelda’s anniversary this year.