UPDATE: Just after we published this article, Nintendo clarified that Scibetta meant 2018 and beyond. It appears as if Metroid could be coming in 2018 whilst Pokemon could be a little beyond this.
It appears that both Metroid 4 and Pokemon will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Charlie Scibetta, the Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Nintendo has revealed to VentureBeat that 2018 will include Kirby, Yoshi, Metroid 4 and the new Pokemon game.
The direct quote can be found below:
“Just as you get through a game and you’re starting to put your head up, put the periscope out to see what else is out there, hopefully we’ll have something right there for you. We’ve announced a nice lineup through this year, and next year we have some big games coming with Metroid 4. 2018 will be around Metroid, Kirby, Yoshi, new Pokemon game has been announced. We feel good about the lineup for this year and beyond.”
It’s interesting yet not surprising that one (or both) of these games would release in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch with not much announced beyond this holiday season.