31 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Launch Gamesn & Launch Window Titles
31 Nintendo Switch Launch Titles and Launch Window games have been announced. Let’s start with the launch titles. Thirteen games are confirmed to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch this March 3, with four titles exclusive to Japan. Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild As if you needed reminding. It’s the most anticipated game of the year! Nintendo debuts their newest console with the return of our favorite Hyrule hero in a stunning open world environment.
With newer textures and a vast world, exploring the land will be a breath of fresh air. 1-2-Switch Nintendo is about to revolutionize the way we party. Using a haptic feedback system, the joy-con controller allows users to execute more specific actions Detach the two controllers and play with friends in a collection of wacky mini-games. Face off in wild west duels, dance offs, and exciting cow-milking competitions. Super Bomberman R Relive childhood memories with the 3D version of these beloved bombers. Play the classic bomberman way by placing bombs to eliminate your enemies. You can have up to eight competitors in a single game.
But, there’s also going to be a story mode with boss fights, puzzles, and over 50 stages. Play it with a friend and have an explosive time. World of Goo Tomorrow Corporation’s physics based puzzler is on its way to a new platform. Originally from the Wii, players were able to control the gooballs using the Wii remote. It will essentially be the same for the Switch port, but it will have local multiplayer support as well as an exclusive “soundtrack mode” where you can bask in Kyle Gaber’s eccentric tunes. Skylanders: Imaginators First released in 2016, Skylanders: Imaginators allows you to create your own hero with their own powers, abilities, and catchphrases. Your hero’s mission is to stop Kaos and his Doomlanders from taking over Skyland. Its no portal of power but you will have access to a digital library of all of your Skylander creations for easy playing at home or on the go. Just Dance 2017 From Xbox, Playstation, and Wii U, Ubisoft is sending their dancing game to yet another console. It’s pretty much the same game, featuring over 40 songs from the industry’s latest hits to a few well-loved classics.
Human Resource Machine Here’s another puzzler from Tomorrow Corporation’s library. You are a new employee in a large company. Work your way up the corporate ladder by doing a bit of programming to complete your boss’ assignments. Sounds daunting. Luckily, there’s a tutorial at the beginning, giving you some time to cozy up to your coding tasks. I Am Setsuna Tokyo RPG Factory and Square Enix bring us an homage to the great JRPGs of the past. Chosen as the sacrifice to the island’s fiend, Setsuna and her safeguards must venture to a far land to begin the ritual.
I Am Setsuna evokes feelings of nostalgia for the glory days of JRPG, as well as some hope for the genre’s future. Little Inferno Appeal to your inner pyromaniac in Tomorrow Corporation’s third entry to the Switch’s launch titles. Sit in front of your new fireplace and set things aflame. Simple, but with Tomorrow Corporation’s signature atmosphere, it’s plenty fun! Here are the Nintendo Launch Titles released exclusively in Japan Disgaea 5 Complete In this latest RPG installment, help the demon Kilia topple the tyrannical overlord Void Dark to stop the enslavement of the Netherworld.
There’s 100 plus hours of gameplay, 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters, and the 3 character classes from the PS4 DLC. After its Japan release, the game is coming to North America this spring. Dragon Quest Heroes I-II That’s right, not one, but two Dragon Quest Heroes are coming to Nintendo’s newest platform. Watch as Dynasty Warrior’s hack-and-slash meets Dragon Quest’s characters, lore, and RPG elements. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Koei Tecmo’s turn-based strategy game set in Japan’s warring states will launch on the Switch console with more original content. This will include new story additions and all the game’s DLCs. And the addition of warlord creation using the Joycon controller’s motion IR camera. It features real-life Daimyos Oda Nobunaga and Takeda Shingen. Puyo-puyo Tetris Tetris combines with SEGA’s Puyo Puyo to create another fun, fast, and frenzied game for the Switch. You can go on arcade sprees by yourself in its single player adventure mode, or drop blocks and blobs with friends in a variety of multiplayer game modes.
This arcade fusion will be available to western audiences on April 25. 18 games are scheduled for release within the launch window of the Nintendo Switch. These are games that are released within three months of a console’s debut. Here they are arranged by their release dates. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Isaac is coming to the switch, and he’s brought his demons with him. In this roguelike expansion, there’s 6000 new rooms and 500 different items to choose from. Battle with inner demons in 30 challenge modes, and pour your tears of cowardice onto 50 basement bosses. Mommy’s gonna get you sometime this March. Fast RMX Defy the laws of gravity with ships as fast as the speed of light. Challenge up to 4 friends to some splitscreen fun and zoom ahead of the competition in a backdrop of alpine mountains and vast canyons. Boost and phase with the best players around the globe in its online multiplayer mode.
All in full HD resolution. Coming this March. Snipperclips – Cut It Out A simple puzzle game to test your creativity. Snip through paper characters and solve the puzzles in each level. Play on your own or use the joy con controller to work together with your friends. There’s tons of fun to be had with its varied gameplay and different modes.
Set for release this March. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove With the landslide success of the shovel-wielding knight on other platforms, it’s release on Nintendo’s latest console is no surprise. This special edition includes previous campaigns with Plague Knight and Shield Knight, and the upcoming expansion “Specter of Torment.” You can also just buy them individually sometime this March. Arcade Archives Hamster Corporation is bringing the beloved arcade games from the past to the newest console yet. Originally for the PS4, the arcade archives will include popular titles from the 90s and 80’s like Contra, Wonderboy, and Gradius. Available in Japan this March. Has-been Heroes Long after their glory days, a three retired heroes are requested by the king himself: to take the king’s twin princesses to princess school.
This journey isn’t going to be easy. Combine forces and spells to eliminate enemies on the way. Watch your step, or you’re gonna have to start from the top. Coming this March 28. Snake Pass Slither, slide and succumb to the sneakily adorable 3D platformer from Sumo Digital. Think like a snake and use innovative snake physics to bend and climb your way through 15 levels, with your loyal avian sidekick of course.
Plus there’s four colorful worlds to explore, and they’re coming this March 29. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII Another Koei Tecmo period strategy game. It’s set in the China’s Han Dynasty and based on the historical text Records of the Three Kingdoms. The switch’s interface will allow users to perform gestures with the Joy-con and like Nobunaga’s Ambition, create officers through its motion IR camera. It is set for a Japan release this March 30. Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker Based on the PS4’s Spelunker World, it focuses on the local multiplayer offered by the console’s joy-con.
You can play it on your television with up to four people for offline spelunking. Thanks to its cute art style and friendly controls, it’s a fun game to play with friends and family. No west release yet, but it’s coming to Japan this April 20. Constructor HD Take a trip down memory lane…or build one yourself in this remaster of the RTS classic. Now with better graphics, balanced mechanics, and more of its signature hilarity. It’s been 20 years now since the game released but it’s coming back with fresh multiplayer challenges, and endless building opportunities. Coming this April 28. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Of course, what is Nintendo without the return of the iconic plumber. Well, yeah, it’s another port from Wii U, but it does come packed with all the DLCs full of new tracks, cars, and characters. Glide over competition, and race through waterfalls with Link, Isabelle, King Boo Jr., and the inklings from Splatoon. Landing this April 28. Rime Escape a curse and a magnificent looking island by solving the puzzles in the vast open-world of RiME. Originally intended for a microsoft release, this single player adventure finally found home in Sony’s Playstation 4, and now the Switch.
It has beautiful cel-shaded graphics inspired by Studio Ghibli classics, and the landscapes of Joaquin Sorolla. Lego City Undercover The audacious LEGO city cop is about to take on new heights with improved graphics and probably an all new control system. Without the gamepad’s second screen, it will be interesting to see how it will play to the switch’s strengths. But, one things for sure, Chase is coming back this Spring with his trademark quips and comical antics. Arms It’s a battle of extendable appendages in Nintendo’s newest franchise.
Using the joycon’s motion sensors, fling punches at opponents and make sure they count by guiding them midflight. There’s also a variety of arms to choose from, and handful of fighters to master. And it’s springing to action…this Spring. Sonic Mania SEGA is bringing Sonic back to his roots. In this throwback feature, Sonic and his friends are sent to a new, yet familiar 2D world complete with the gang’s pixel profile. So sit back, relax, and collect rings with your favorite hedgehogs. Coming this Spring. Graceful Explosion Machine Indie developer Vertex Pop is debuting their explosive sidescroller on the Switch. It’s an explosion of colors as you navigate your graceful machine through a narrow cave filled with geometric baddies. Fight them using your blasters, sniper beams, missiles, and energy swords in a glorious kaleidoscope of bursts and sparkles. Set for release this Spring. Redout Inspired by racing giants Wipeout and F Zero, Nicalis’ Redout fuses the Unreal Engine with the Switch’s precision to create one the fastest and most stunning pod-racing games on the market. Adjust speeds and drift around bends using the joycon’s analog sticks, and stand in awe of Redout’s futuristic visuals.
Coming this Spring. Splatoon 2 Splatoon amassed a huge gathering following its Wii U release. Now it’s time for squids to gear up for more ink-splatting action. Apart from the inklings new styles and weapons, this Switch release also allows for local multiplayer games and more responsive controls using the Joy-Con controllers. Additional content will be lined up following its release this Summer..
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