Splatoon is easily on the same level as a Star Fox or F-Zero. Honestly beyond them if you consider that Nintendo also actually cares about it.But will anything ever be Mario, Zelda or Pokemon? I feel that Animal Crossing kind of hit that point. But will it last? Who knows.The real answer though is it'll never happen. Why? Because the popularity of those things is unreasonable and borderline cultish due to that special brand of Nintendo, ahem, *fans* who are the absolute worse. Basically quality has never determined popularity so it's hard to envision anything being able to break through to that level. It happens, in other new non-Nintendo ip, but Nintendo has it's "those" and the gatekeepers will never let anything else get up there.And I adore that stuff too btw. It's great. But most people aren't weird about it in the way I'm criticizing.