NINTENDO SWITCH games news this week includes shock rumours connected to the new Pokemon RPG and the upcoming Super Smash Bros release.
Nintendo Switch games fans could see some very big franchises make their return in 2018.
Not only is the likes of Donkey Kong making a comeback on the new console, but other mainline series are also getting big updates.
The Pokemon Switch RPG launch is still being linked with a 2018 release date, with another massive franchise also returning.
Super Smash Bros. was the star of Nintendo’s most recent Direct event.
And while fans still don’t know much about the new brawler, there have been plenty of rumours connected to it.
A few come from the journalist who originally leaked the Nintendo Direct event, Marcus Sellars.
In a new post on Twitter, the video games insider commented on some key features of the returning of the Super Smash.
According to Sellars, Super Smash on Switch will be a whole new game, which will include the return of the Ice Climbers.
But more shockingly, the returning series will also boast a single player mode.
That will certainly make it standout from the crowd, and will also reportedly feature a lot of characters from outside Nintendo’s current roster.
“Super Smash Bros Switch will see the return of the Ice Climbers and will feature a story mode modelled around 2 player co-op,” Sellars tweeted.
“Third parties will be heavily represented in the newest in the game as well.”
It should be noted that this isn’t an official announcement from Nintendo and should therefore be taken with a pinch of salt for now.
A new single player mode for the game would certainly prove popular with fans and it isn’t the only big rumours for Switch gamers to take note of this week.
More reports have surfaced regarding the release of the new Pokemon game for Switch.
A new Nintendo patent found this month may include some very exciting news for fans.
Filed back in November, the new designs show trading cards with NFC tech that can be used and read by Nintendo hardware.
Here’s a description from the listing, which reads: “The trading cards refer to cards on which variously different pictures are depicted and a purpose thereof is collection and exchanged.
“Namely, the trading cards are cards manufactured and sold aiming at exchange or collection of pictures on each surface thereof.”
The pictures provided with the new patent don’t show any kind of link with existing Pokemon, so a direct connection between the new patent and the franchise cannot be made.
However, they do show characters with stats and numbers that look very similar to the popular Pokemon Trading Card game.
Amiibo-powered cards have been used by Nintendo in other projects and is something that the company could be considering for a much wider array of titles.
Replacing the Amiibo line with cards would likely speed up manufacturing and also make it easier to market.
More variants would be possible to release, and would handily fit in your pocket or bag with the Nintendo Switch console.
However, it should also be noted that this is just a patent right now, meaning that it could be something Nintendo never plans to use.