The Nintendo Switch is the best thing since sliced toast. Okay, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but we know that the Nintendo Switch is headed in the right direction. The strives they have taken with games like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tell us that Nintendo's off to a good start.
However, there is still plenty of ground to cover as Nintendo has yet to tap into many of its hit franchises. There is so much potential, and we couldn't be more ecstatic to see the games below come to fruition. These are 10 Nintendo Switch sequels that need to happen.
10 Super Mario Odyssey 2
It's entirely plausible that Super Mario Odyssey 2 is already in the works. If Nintendo follows suit with what they did on the Nintendo Wii, they will release two Super Mario Odysseys for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are two of Nintendo's most innovative platformers. Super Mario Odyssey is a groundbreaking addition to the Super Mario franchise, and it's a game that needs a sequel. What does Nintendo have in store for the future of the Super Mario series? It has to be a new breakthrough in gaming.
9 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! 2
For those who didn't play Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! or those who only beat the main story, it's possible to unlock Trainer Red and face him in the game. Perhaps this is foreshadowing for a Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! sequel.
The sequel of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! would likely be based on Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal from generation two. The Johto region would be the perfect setting for a sequel as there is much more detail in the area when compared to Kanto. A sequel would look jaw-droppingly brilliant in gorgeous 1080p on the big screen.
8 Mario Kart 9
Since Mario Kart 8 originally released on the Wii U, we haven't received a Mario Kart exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. Sure Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still looks fantastic on Nintendo's most recent console, yet a Mario Kart 9 could look even better. The gameplay of Mario Kart 8 hasn't grown stale, but the people deserve a sequel that undoubtedly has plenty of demand. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe proves that kart racing games are more popular than ever.
7 Diablo 4
Diablo 3 has proven to be successful on consoles, and there is plenty of demand for a sequel. It's worth noting that people have found exploits on console that Blizzard never addressed. Being able to level your character to a high level defeated the purpose of the game. A Diablo 4 could rectify mistakes made on console ports, and bring the game to a whole new light. Reports are indicating that a Diablo 4 could be announced at BlizzCon 2019. Now would be a perfect time to announce the highly anticipated sequel.
6 Paper Mario Switch
Throughout the years, we've seen hit Paper Mario games like Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Paper Mario, Super Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Color Splash, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star. So far, there really hasn't been a bad Paper Mario title. Nintendo keeps pumping out hit after hit with the Paper Mario series. There is so much demand for a Paper Mario on the Nintendo Switch. If it looks anywhere near as good as Paper Mario: Color Splash, it will be a hit. The combat system in Paper Mario is stupefying.
5 Super Mario RPG 2
That's right! There was a Super Mario RPG released for the Super Nintendo in 1996. It is still regarded as a phenomenal role-playing game because of its engrossing story and intelligent usage of Nintendo's characters. IGN praised the game, giving it a score of 9.5. It was possible to download Super Mario RPG for the Nintendo Wii, but now players are left in the dark when it comes to Mario role-playing games. Super Mario RPG was likely ahead of its time, but there is certainly plenty of demand for a sequel today.
4 WarioWare Switch
Nintendo's controller may not have the motion capabilities of the Nintendo Wii, but some capabilities would work with a new WarioWare. WarioWare wasn't always a motion-controlled game, but WarioWare: Smooth Moves for Wii was possibly the best of the series.
WarioWare is a party video game that uses intelligent movements to solve a series of puzzles. It's a game that requires rhythm and triumphant skill-testing. It seems as if every Nintendo character is being featured in a game. Wario, Mario's fat rival who resembles a construction foreman, deserves this sequel and more.
3 Cuphead 2
Cuphead was a massive success receiving critical acclaim and more. It won multiple awards at The Game Awards, including Best Art Direction, Best Debut Indie Game, and Best Independent Game. It's cartoon-style that is reminiscent of the Golden Age of cartoons. It's 2D visuals that are backed by fun gameplay. Cuphead has a learning curve, and most people will find it to be difficult. However, it is unique and has a rich soundtrack, giving the game tremendous replay value.
2 Donkey Kong Country 4
Donkey Kong Country is one of Nintendo's most revered franchises for its fluid platforming and co-op gameplay. Donkey Kong was once a huge part of Nintendo's games, appearing in several of his own exclusives. Nowadays, Nintendo has gotten lazy and is just porting old Donkey Kong games to the Nintendo Switch. We need a Donkey Kong sequel to Donkey Kong 64 and a sequel to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. There's no telling what they might call a new sequel, but as long as it stars Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong, they should be okay.
1 Metroid Prime 4
Metroid Prime 4 is one of the Nintendo Switch's most anticipated games. With the original Metroid Prime Trilogy available on the Wii and a sequel not releasing on the Wii U, fans are desperately waiting for Metroid Prime 4. How it's been this long since the last Metroid Prime 4 is unfathomable. According to a report from businessinsider.com, "In an announcement shared on YouTube, Nintendo senior executive Shinya Takahashi said that the Nintendo Switch exclusive "Metroid Prime 4" will restart development and the game will be rebuilt from the ground up."