"New 3D Mario and Splatoon games likely to be Nintendo Switch launch titles"
Super Mario Odyssey
by
Raymond Bakker
Friday November 18th 2016 - 12:00 GMT
"New 3D Mario and Splatoon games likely to be Nintendo Switch launch titles"
by
Raymond Bakker
Friday 18 November 2016 - 12:00 GMT

New rumours that are surfacing online indicate that the Nintendo Switch may launch with at least two launch titles that include a new Mario game and a new Splatoon game.


The new 3D Mario game is most likely the same Mario game that was shown in the reveal trailer of the Nintendo Switch.
The game is said to be non-linear and may even feature open world. The game is also expected to contain co-op multiplayer capabilities that allows two players to play together.

The rumoured Splatoon game is expected to be an updated version of the Wii U release of the game. New in the Nintendo Switch version is a 1 vs 1 player versus player mode.

The game is also expected to contain new singleplayer content, with new free content to be released periodically after the launch of the game.

Earlier this week we learned that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not be ready in time for the Nintendo Switch launch. That game is expected to be released in the summer of 2017.

Other rumours indicate that Bethesda is indeed working on releasing a Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim that is based on the Special Edition that released last month.

The Nintendo Switch is also rumoured to get a new Mario Kart game that is based on Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The game is expected to be launch roughly 3 months after the launch of the Nintendo Switch and may include new tracks, new characters and an improved battle mode.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia, covering the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality, IT news and legal news. He has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.