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Here are the games coming to Nintendo Switch so far


Jason Clement

Nintendo unveiled a bevy of game announcements during last night's Switch presentation, and while ports were to be expected, there were also a number of pretty big surprises, both from Nintendo and third-parties alike.

 

Here's a rundown of some of the biggest games that were announced for the Switch, in addition to everything else that has been announced and confirmed thus far.

 

 

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Releasing March 3 -

 

Ending the presentation with a bang, Breath of the Wild looks absolutely stunning with its latest trailer, this time focused on the plot of the game. We had previously heard that the villain in this game would be Calamity Ganon (which appears to be an incarnation of the series eponymous villain), but we finally get a good look at the evil being unleashed on this Hyrule in addition to loads of supporting characters, and yes, even Zelda herself.

 

This one can't come soon enough, and you won't have to wait long enough either -- it'll be one of the first Switch games releasing at launch on March 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Super Mario Odyssey

- Releasing Holiday 2017 -

 

Ever since its initial tease in the Nintendo Switch trailer that released last Fall, fans have been wondering what exactly what Mario has been up to in his latest game, and now we finally got to find out.

 

Super Mario Odyssey looks to be the series' biggest game yet, with large, open sandbox levels for players to explore. Even some of the themes appear to be very different this time around, including a fiesta-themed level and even one based on the real world. Unfortunately, this game won't be out until later in the year, but it looks like it'll be worth the wait.

 

 

 

 

 

Splatoon 2

- Releases Summer 2017 -

 

We had previously known that Splatoon would show up as part of the Switch lineup, but it was rumored to be an port of the Wii U game from a few years back. Needless to say, it took fans by surprise when it was announced that this one would be a brand new sequel.

 

Splatoon 2 expands upon the first game's addicting gameplay by adding brand new levels, characters, weapons, and more. Unfortunately, this one won't make launch either, but you'll be playing it before long; it comes out this Summer.

 

 

 

 

Fire Emblem Warriors

- Releasing TBD -

 

When Hyrule Warriors initially released, many fans wondered what other Nintendo series could become a musou spinoff. Fire Emblem was naturally one of the very first series that people thought of, and it seems Koei Tecmo had the same idea.

 

While we got a short teaser for the game, it would seem this one is early in development since there's no gameplay footage yet. Time will tell if this is a 2018 or beyond title, but for now let's just be glad we're getting a Fire Emblem Warriors game!

 

 

 

 

ARMS

- Releasing Spring 2017 -

 

Quirky name aside, ARMS is one of Nintendo's new IPs and essentially combines boxing with... um, long arms. It's a unique idea, and banks on the motion control scheme for the Switch with each player utilizing both Joy-Con to act as your fists.

 

Is this the spiritual successor to Punch-Out? It certainly looks like it, and we'll find out if this game has what it takes to become a new classic when it releases this Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Edition

- Releasing April 28 -

 

An enhanced port of Wii U's Mario Kart 8, this deluxe edition collects the entire original game with the 16 DLC tracks that came out and adds five new characters (Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.), three new vehicles (two inspired by Splatoon), and brand new battle courses (which also include returning battle courses from previous games).

 

 

 

 

 

1, 2, Switch

- Releasing March 3 -

 

Another new IP from Nintendo, this one is a party game where you'll look directly at your opponent instead of the screen as you participate in games like a Wild West faceoff, copycat dance-off, cow-milking contest, and more. Sounds pretty zany, but this could end up being a surprise hit at parties so we'll see what it's like when it releases at launch!

 

 

 

 

Other Surprises

 

 

 

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

- Release TBD -

 

 

 

 

New Shin Megami Tensei title

- Release TBD -

 

 

Dragon Quest X and XI

- Release TBD -

 

 

 

Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2

- Release TBD -

 

 

 

 

Project Octopath Traveler

- Release TBD -

 

 

New No More Heroes Title

- Release TBD -

 

 

 

 

Super Bomberman R

- Release TBD -

 

 

 

 

Tentative list of confirmed upcoming games (still being updated)

 

 

Also Releasing in March

 

Has Been Heroes - Frozenbyte

Super Bomberman R - Konami

Just Dance 2017 - Ubisoft

Snipperclips: Cut it out, together! - Nintendo

I Am Setsuna - Square Enix

 

 

Releasing in Spring 2017

 

Sonic Mania - SEGA

LEGO City Undercover - Warner Bros.

 

 

 

TBD

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda

Shovel Knight - Yacht Club Games

FIFA - EA

Ultra Street Fighter V: The Final Challengers - Capcom

Disgaea 5 Complete - NISA

Arcade Archives - HAMSTER, Co.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Bandai Namco

Farming Simulator - Focus Home Interactive

Fast RMX - Shin'en

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure - Telltale Games

Minecraft: Switch Edition - Mojang AB

Puyo Puyo Tetris - SEGA

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition - Ubisoft

Rime - Tequila Works, Grey Box

Skylanders Imaginators - Activision

Steep - Ubisoft

Syberia 3 - Anuman Interactive

NBA 2K17 - 2K Games

Sonic Mania - SEGA

Project Sonic 2017 - SEGA

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth - Nicalis

Redout - Nicalis

 

 


 

What are your thoughts on the games coming out for Switch so far?

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