“We have titles currently in development that we haven’t announced yet.”
In a recently released Q & A summary, Nintendo revealed it has unannounced games that it plans to release within 2019.
In Nintendo’s Q & A summary for its fiscal year ending March 2019, Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Development general manager Shinya Takahashi responded to a question about Nintendo’s process for software development, saying “I have heard some people say we have a tendency towards slow development, but that’s certainly not true in every case. We have titles currently in development that we haven’t announced yet, some of which we’re preparing to release this year, and I don’t anticipate the kind of delays they would be concerned about.”
While many Nintendo games, like the recently rebooted Metroid Prime 4, are announced well before they are released, Nintendo has been making a habit of announcing games and releasing them within a relatively short period. Major games like Pokemon Let’s Go were announced in May 2018 and released in November 2018, and Super Mario Odyssey was officially announced during the January 2017 Switch event (though footage of it was first teased in the Switch reveal event in October 2016) and released in October 2017.
What these unannounced games are is anybody’s guess, though Nintendo has plenty of announced games that are set to be released in 2019. These include Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Daemon X Machina, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Animal Crossing, a core Pokemon game, and more.
For more on Nintendo’s upcoming year, check out 20 big games coming to Switch in 2019.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.