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Dephoenix's E3 2017 Nintendo Wishlist


EDIT: E3 starts does not start tomorrow. NOT TOMORROW! Next week, June 13th. Thanks for lying to me Google. Which leads me to my final E3 wish list. I've saved arguably the most popular for last. Nintendo.




Nintendo has to sell me on a Switch this year, not a major feat, but still I'd be more likely to track one down with a bit more incentive. Knowing there's a decent amount of games on the Horizon is always compelling. Also curious about the eventual fate of the 3DS, so hoping there will be some info on that. But enough of this, let's get to the meat of this blog.



Metroid - Plain and simple: I want a new Metroid. I'd prefer a traditional 2D game (even more preferably a sequel to Metroid Fusion), but I'd be totally down for a new Metroid Prime-esque adventure. So long as we get a new entry in the series. Just not another Federation Force please.


Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's Mansion 3 - Luigi's Mansion is one of my favorite Gamecube games, and Dark Moon was one of my favorite 3DS games. So I would love a new game for the Switch. I just hope the story doesn't involve Mario getting put into a painting. Two games is enough, and also, it was forced in Dark Moon imo. Also, maybe throw Waluigi in there. He's supposed to be Luigi's rival so let him, you know, do something for once Nintendo.


Pokemon Snap

Pokémon Snap 2 - The fact that both the Wii U and 3DS have essentially come and gone without a new Snap game is ridiculous. Both systems are practically perfect for such a game! But hey, maybe Nintendo and the Pokémon Company will finally get it through their skulls that the Switch would be a good fit for a new entry.



New F-Zero - This one does come with a caveat. As I've said before elsewhere on this site, I'd like a new F-Zero developed by Platinumgames. I believe they could easily handle making a fast-paced racing game, and I'd love to have a story mode that involves Captain Falcon doing his bounty hunter thing, Bayonetta style.



Bayonetta 3 - Speaking of the umbran witch, Bayonetta 3 would be a huge incentive to get a Switch for me. Bayo 2 on Wii U is the reason I gave in and got one. I know lots of people would prefer this game on PS4 or PC, but I'm fine with it becoming a Nintendo game. After all, they saved the series from extinction.


Single Player Splatoon

A Fully Single-Player Splatoon - I'm not a fan of multiplayer only games. My internet is pretty bad, and I generally enjoy local multiplayer over online. As such, the first Splatoon didn't have much to offer me. But still, I like the game in concept, if not in practice. Those who did enjoy the first game are already getting their new entry, so I see no reason why folks like me can't have a single-player spin off.


Super Smash Kart

Super Smash Kart - With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a thing on the Switch already, we don't need another Mario Kart for a while. So instead I suggest Nintendo finally make a Kart racer featuring characters from the full spectrum of Nintendo IPs. Imagine racing across Dreamland, Hyrule, Zebes. Throwing Cuccos at racers and tossing Pokéballs onto the track. I doubt Smash Kart will be a thing (hence why this is a wish list and not a prediction list) but Nintendo would be dumb to not make it a thing eventually.


Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing Switch - I used to love Animal Crossing. Fishing, catching bugs, running errands. The game was fun in its own weird way. But as I got older and the games got more complex, I found I didn't have the time to enjoy the game anymore. If a new entry is announced I'd like it to have some adjustments made so adults with less time to play can still enjoy the game without it feeling like a chore. Give it a casual mode or something. 


Captain Toad 2

Captain Toad 2 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a bit of a hidden gem on the Wii U. It doesn't get talked about much, and that's a shame. The game was quite fun, if not challenging. I feel a sequel could rectify that by being bigger and better. If anything else, it'd just be nice to not see the IP die. It doesn't deserve that.



Pokémon RPG Switch - With Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon announced, the idea of a Pokémon game gracing the Switch is further off than some of us would prefer. It's just a little frustrating to see Nintendo/The Pokémon Company seem to not figure out that maybe putting a Pokémon RPG on Nintendo's home console might massively increase sales of said console. I doubt we'll see one this year, but here's hoping Nintendo breaks expectations.


Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero Switch - Star Fox Zero didn't sell well. It wasn't a total bomb, but it definitely didn't do well. And while some of that was due to it being yet another remake of the first game essentially, it's non-traditional control scheme also definitely hurt it. So bring it to the Switch, give it a traditional control scheme, and maybe add a little more content to it. I'd definitely give it a shot then.


Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros Deluxe - I'm still playing Smash Bros for Wii U, but I'd definitely take a an updated version for the Switch. If it had some significant content added. Combine all the modes from the 3DS and Wii U versions, add in a new Adventure mode, and add some more characters and stages. Bring back the Ice Climbers, add in an Inkling, maybe an ARMS character. An updated Smash game for Switch doesn't need all of these, but if it's just a straight up port I'll be disappointed.


Fire Emblem Warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors - I was surprised when Nintendo announced this. I think lots of people were. It's such an obvious concept, yet not one you'd expect Nintendo would actually do. Regardless, I'm pretty excited for this. I'm not the biggest FE fan, but I still hope we see more of this game on this year's Direct.



Something New - Splatoon was a new IP that gained massive popularity. ARMS is a new IP that seems to be following suit. When Nintendo puts their minds to making something new, it's always interesting. For this E3 I hope Nintendo continues the trend and reveals something else that's new and exciting.


Nintendo is in an interesting case for E3. They have some many iconic IPs to work with and whenever they develop a new IP it's at the very least interesting. This E3 is pretty important for Nintendo. The Switch is off to a good start, but if they manage to knock E3 out of the park, it'll do even better. And I think everyone can agree that even if Nintendo is, well, Nintendo, they really need the Switch to do well. Hopefully they blow us away this E3.


Well that's it for my wish lists. Next year I'm only doing one, because these were a lot more work than I had expected. Still, I hope you enjoyed these. Have a great weekend and I hope E3 fulfills your wishes.

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About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Former Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, Wes's Unofficial Father, and Self-Appointed Supreme High Priest of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer and aspiring writer. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.