2020 is the current leap year and the fourth year for the Nintendo SwitchNintendo has announced that they would launch multiple games on the Switch as well as still support the Nintendo 3DS. A few Wii U games and ports were also planned to be made. So far, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a new mainline Animal Crossing is the biggest first party game to have a set release date in 2020. Other first party games set to release in the year are an enhanced port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE called Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore and a full blown remake of Xenoblade Chronicles titled Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, as well as a new Paper Mario game titled Paper Mario: The Origami King. A remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is also one of the big titles of the year.


Notable releases


  • A Pokémon Direct was hosted on January 9.
  • The Nintendo 2DS was discontinued in North America on February 8.
  • An Animal Crossing: New Horizons centered direct was hosted on February 20.
  • A suprise mini Nintendo Direct was broadcasted on March 26.


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