After much of the speculations, Nintendo has finally sat down with IGN to discuss what’s going on with some of the most anticipated titles including Metroid Prime 4, Yoshi and Pokemon 2019.
Interestingly, none of these titles was made a part of this year’s E3 exhibition. Nintendo’s Senior Product Marketing Manager, Bill Trinen spoke of the upcoming “Yoshi” game for the Nintendo Switch platform:
The title has actually been making really good progress. They decided they wanted to make some improvements, so they’re going to take just a little bit more time on it and that’s why we’re not showing it this year at the show.
For the future plans about Yoshi, Trinen said that the title is expected to be released around September – December this year.
Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon 2019
For these two titles, Trinen gave a reason of not showing them up on this year’s E3 as they wanted to show something new this time around. Here are Trinen’s views on Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon 2019:
There was other stuff that we probably could have included in E3, but is probably a bit further out, and so we decided to really kind of keep the focus a little bit more on between now and early 2019, which I think you saw some hints of there with a couple of games. We’ll just show stuff when we’re ready to show it and really, right now, the focus is on two big games in the form of Smash and Pokemon [Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu].