6. New Metroid and Star Fox sequels will be announced
What I said: ”Nintendo needs to reach deeper into its library to add some variety to its upcoming lineup. Two franchises that’ve been particularly overlooked for the last few years are sci-fi series Metroid and Star Fox, and that makes 2014 the right time to finally put both in the spotlight again. By the time E3 comes around, Retro Studios will have already shipped its next Donkey Kong Country game, making the time right to reveal its return to the Metroid series. But we think, given Retro’s recent work in 2D games, that the next Metroid will be a 2.5D throwback instead of another FPS. As for Star Fox, we’re not sure who will develop it, but we’re so starved for Arwing firefights that we’d settle for a two-hour-long eShop game at this point.”
Right or wrong? Half-right. Star Fox Wii U got a very limited showing at E3 - not to brag, but I was one of a couple dozen journalists that got to play the early demo. However, while Nintendo bigwig Shigeru Miyamoto made Fox a priority, Samus stayed in the background, with no word on any new Metroid adventures. Oh well, there’s always next year - er, I mean, this year.