According to a source......
Nintendo is going to announce a big
eSports initiative called Nintendo Arena with ESL. This is Nintendo's
own eSports league where after the Switch launch worldwide people can
compete in select multiplayer and speed running games to then compete in
a National in their own country and then a WORLD event every January.
Nintendo Arena/ESL will also assist in other tournaments such as EVO and
Pokemon World Championships.
Nintendo is also resurrecting the N-Sports brand to
highlight sports games both first and third party, all bound together by
one utility app with ESPN.
There will be a Super Bowl trailer done by the same people who
made the Pokemon 20th Anniversary advert last year. Was told it is
really catchy and will be the big first marketing hurrah in the US.
1st Party Nintendo breakdown 2017 to 2018
-Games that will be ported from Wii U to Switch are as
following with titles:
Splatoon ReFresh (4 vs 4 Wireless Multiplayer,
StreetPass, New Gear and Outifts, New Co-Op and VS Modes, YouTube and
Mario Kart Complete Circuit (StreetPass, YouTube and
Twitch Support, New Tracks, Karts and expanded Battle Mode),
Xenoblade Chronicles X Aftermath (StreetPass, Amiibo
Support, New Post Game Missions and Graphic/Stability Increase)
Super Smash Bros Fusion (Both Wii U and & 3DS features, 3DS modes
converted to HD, three new fighters including Ice Climbers, YouTube and
Super Mario Switcharoo. (Two-Player Co-Op, mix of Super Mario 64
Exploring and Super Mario 3D action game play)
--The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release
first on Nintendo Switch in Q2 and will have a special bundle edition
which has a special Switch Core designed like a Sheikah Slate, golden
Joycons, a Limited Edition Golden Link Amiibo and Artbook.
-Nintendo plans on partnering with 2K Sports to created
a new kid-friendly wrestling game based on the WWE Slam! series using
Amiibo of popular wrestlers. Plans to release late 2017, early 2017.
System will launch with NBA2k 17 March Madness Edition, a enhanced port
of NBA2k with a new "STREET" multiplayer mode and updated rosters.
Games also might bring Boarderlands 3 to the system depending on how
well they see the Nintendo Switch ecosystem do.
-Pikmin Wars is the spiritual fourth game in the series
and also kind of a reboot. Features an insane breathtaking engine with
an advance lighting and high end textures using Vulkan. Can have
hundreds of Pikmin at one time. Will come with mobile game Pikmin Labs
where you can create your own unique Pikmin not seen in the game. Huge
local and online multiplayer element.
-Pokemon Stars uses an improved Pokemon Sun & Moon
engine. Think of the jump as Wind Waker Gamecube to Wind Waker HD on Wii
U. 20 new Pokemon and 10 new Aloha forms. Can trade data from other
Pokemon games with Pokemon Bank and compatible with Pokemon Go and
Pokémon Comaster. Will come bundled with two versions, one with a Cosmic
Solgaleo and Galatic Lunala Amiibo. A Special Edition Nintendo Switch
with Pokemon Stars themed Core and Dock will come with a special Gold
Plated Pikachu Amiibo and a collectors Z-Bracelet.