65 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games of 2017 & Beyond
65 Nintendo Switch games have just been announced. Let’s start with the launch titles. Five games are confirmed to launch alongside the Nintendo Switch this March 3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Need we say more? We’ve been drooling over this open-world adventure. So much so that it has been a staple of our upcoming lists in the past few months. We all know that Nintendo won’t mess this up. And to fans of the series, this might be enough reason to get new upcoming console. 1-2 Switch. This party game makes use of the new HD rumble, a haptic feedback system embedded on the console’s Joy-con controller that allows for a more specific sensations.
1-2 Switch comes with various mini-games like a wild-west duel, cow-milking competition, dance-off and many more. Super Bomberman R. The much-beloved Bomberman is back with new tricks up its sleeves. The basics are the same, place bombs and blast your enemies But of course with some modern twists. It now supports 8 players in one session with local and online battles. 50 stages, new clearing rules, and it’s now in 3D. Just Dance 2017. After a successful release on other consoles last October 2016, Ubisoft’s dancing franchise is set to conquer the new Switch with songs from Hatsune Miku, Queen Beyonce and more. Basically, it’s the same Just Dance game… with the added portability of the Switch. Skylanders Imaginators. This is a port of another popular game released in 2016. Kaos is building an army of Doomlanders.
You must stop Kaos and get back the ancient power of Mind Magic. It’s now up to you to create your own Skylanders that will defeat the enemies and save Skylands from devastation. 23 games are scheduled for release after the launch of the Nintendo Switch. Here they are arranged by release date. I Am Setsuna. And we have another port of a game released last year on PC and consoles. It’s a story of the Setsuna, who must journey to a distant island to offer herself as a sacrifice to stop the violent outbursts of a powerful entity. This is an RPG that conjures classic 90s JRPG feel of titles like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. Coming this March 2017. Has-Been Heroes. The kingdom’s legendary heroes have largely been forgotten in time of peace. But not for long… the king has one final request… to escort the two princesses to school.
Countless monsters, powerful items and spells and a lot more are in store for you Coming out of retirement won’t be so easy. Releasing this March 2017. Snipperclips – Cut it out, Together. This is an e-shop release, a simple puzzle game to challenge your creativity. Cut paper characters to solve different puzzles… alone or together with friends. It’s not the system-seller we’re looking forward to but it’s a good addition to the Switch’s line-up. It’s set for release this March 2017. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. After its critically-acclaimed release on the Wii U, it was obviously bound for the Switch. We were just secretly hoping for a Mario Kart 9. Anyhow, the Deluxe edition comes with the Mario Kart 8 game, including all the DLCs. With added playable characters Bowser Jr., King Boo and Inkling Boy & Girl. Coming this April 28, 2017. Arms. This is a new IP from Nintendo, developed to showcase the Switch’s new controller.
It’s a fighting sports game that makes use of extendable arms to battle. The player holds both Joy-Con on each hand to punch, block, direct attacks and all other movements. So far, five fighters have been unveiled — Spring Man, Ninjara, Master Mummy, Ribbon Girl and Mechanica, each with unique playstyles. We’re hoping for more fighter reveals soon. Coming this Spring of 2017. Redout. This pod racer claiming to be the “fastest game ever made” was first released on the PC and consoles last year. It looks like the Switch version will be a direct port, with all the racing modes such as time attack, speed and survival. We’re looking forward to seeing how well it uses the Joy-Con.
It’s scheduled for release this spring of 2017. Disgaea 5 Complete. This tactical role-playing game was first released on the PlayStation 4. The game centers around a young demon named Killia as he leads an army to a path of vengeance. It’s coming to the Switch with all downloadable contents — new characters, classes and bonus scenarios. It’s set for release this Spring of 2017. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Famed indie team Nicalis will bring the craziness of their dark, dark indie hit to the Switch….packaged with all the addons. More than 500 items and weapons, 6000-plus rooms, 30 challenge modes, 50+ bosses and multiple endings. I wonder if this includes Mod support. Coming this Spring. LEGO City Undercover. Play as Chase McCain on a mission to capture the criminal escapee Rex Fury. This game was originally released on the Wii U in 2013, as one of the few LEGO games to feature an original story.
No further details have been revealed yet. It would be awesome if it comes with cool new addons. Releasing this Spring 2017. Sonic Mania SEGA’s favorite hedgehog makes a return in the most unconventional way. Take the memories of the Genesis-era days and experience Sonic in pixel-perfect wonder. Play as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to stop the evil Dr. Eggman from achieving his evil plans. It also has a neat Collector’s Edition so you might want to check it out! Coming this Spring. Splatoon 2. This sequel to one of Wii U’s most iconic games is coming to the Switch. It’s better than ever with cool new weapons, battle stages, customization features and many more. And it comes with local multiplayer in either handheld or TV modes… along with the promise of more post-launch contents. The Inklings are coming to this Summer. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Fus-Ro-Dah! Behold Bethesda’s biggest Elder Scrolls game makes a return to the Switch.
There’s only three words we could say to this: IT. JUST. WORKS. Just imagine switching from the big screen to the small screen while fighting dragons. It still has the same features from the original, but it’s totally bringing the Epic to the Switch. Coming this Fall. NBA 2K18. No details have been revealed much as of yet. But we do know that popular sports titles from EA makes a redefined port to the Switch. Who’s to say 2K Sports can’t do it too? With the Joy Con at our hands, it’s gonna be a fantastic experience. Set for release this September 2017. Super Mario Odyssey. Mario is on a new sandbox adventure… this time not in the Mushroom Kingdom.. But somewhere else familiar. It’s like a kiddie version of Grand Theft Auto. And not to mention Mario’s cap is now part of the game. Co-op, perhaps? Hopefully we’ll get more info soon. Releasing this holiday seasons.
Project Sonic 2017. Now this is a game every fan is hopeful for. Take control of the fastest Hedgehog in the world as he saves a post-apocalyptic world in robotic ruin. Robots have populated our planet and he needs help more than ever. Let’s hope it doesnt disappoint us this time! Coming late this year. Fire Emblem Warriors. Fans of the Fire Emblem series must’ve been jumping like crazy when its trailer showed The Shield of Seals. Koei Tecmo, the developer of Hyrule Warriors takes the adventure much further to the Fire Emblem franchise.
More snazzy actions, fluid combat and more. However, not much details yet. Coming this holiday season. Yooka-Laylee. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, these adorable creatures are stepping the Switch in a colorful platforming adventure. Follow Yooka and Laylee in a quest to find Pagies. The game features the same elements of Banjo-Kazooie, and a co-op multiplayer for added fun. Let’s hope PlayTonic Games won’t disappoint us! It’s coming sometime this year.
Dungeon of Zaar. After its successful Kickstarter campaign, this deep and tactical Turn-Based game makes a debut on the Switch. Explore a castle filled with rare treasures and fight for what’s left of it. Enjoy its fast-battles, mercenary hiring system and intense PvP action and sit to the throne of Zaar. It’s set for release sometime this year. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. This cute action-platformer is a spiritual successor to the Wonder Boy series.
You play as Jin, a young warrior who must stop his uncle from spreading chaos across the kingdom. It was first announced in 2015, with planned releases on the PC, Xbox One and PS4. Now with the Nintendo Switch added to its list of supported consoles, it’s finally gonna be released sometime this year. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. This is a remake of the classic Wonder Boy III. It’s a story of a cursed adventurer on a journey to find a cure. The game is said to keep — more or less — the same gameplay style as the original… with a more modern visual. It’s scheduled for release this year.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence. This is a historical simulation based on the chaotic Warring States era in Japanese history… with Daimyo’s like Oda Nobunaga and Takeda Shingen. It’s scheduled to release in Japan this March 3 but English localization may follow this year. Tank It! This a brutal war simulation game. You take command of a drone that controls a tank. Your goal is to search and destroy terrorists. You will encounter villages with civilians… How you choose to proceed is all up to you. Coming sometime this 2017. The Sacred Hero. This is one of the few games that were announced for the Nintendo Switch. The game is still under development and little details have been revealed. We do know that it’s an adventure game that will twist roleplaying conventions. It’s scheduled to release in 2018. 37 games have been revealed or hinted but don’t have an official release date yet. Here they are arranged in alphabetical order. Arcade Archives. First released on the PS4 in 2014, this is basically an emulation classic arcade games from the 80s and 90s. This will, most likely, include titles like Double Dragon, Wonderboy, Contra and many more.
Constructor HD. Harking back to the old days of PC gaming, this classic RTS gets a new life on the Nintendo Switch — as well as with other platforms. Better graphics, re-balanced gameplay, new maps and modes. Cube Life: Island Survival HD. This Minecraft inspired game borrows pretty much the same mechanics from it. However, the aim of the developer Cypronia was to create a huge sandbox world for players to play around and have fun.
We’ll hear more about this game soon. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. This is merely the working title for the Switch release of the game. That’s all we know, so far. It could be a port with some addons, or a definitive edition of the game. We don’t really know but we expect Bandai Namco to release more information in the coming weeks. Dragon Quest Heroes 1•2. Three Dragon Quest games on the Switch? Hot damn, that’s good. This is a compilation of The World Tree’s Woe, The Blight Below and Dragon Quest Heroes II.
This will feature a band of additional playable characters, new boss battles and adapted combat to suit the Switch. Dragon Quest X. Originally a Wii release, then moved to the Wii U, and eventually to the Switch, this 10th entry of the acclaimed Dragon Quest franchise is the first of its series to provide online-play. Square Enix aims to provide an MMORPG experience to the world of Astoltia with elements from the previous games. Unfortunately, Japan gets to taste it first and we have no details when this game gets released. Dragon Quest XI. The Sword of Erdrick makes a return in this 11th main entry to the Dragon Quest franchise. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, expect a beautiful huge world to discover while taking the series’ distinct elements with a modern charm. No release date yet but hopefully we’ll hear more news this year. Farming Simulator 17. Publisher Focus Home Interactive has confirmed that they’re currently working on a Switch edition of the original. We don’t know that much about this version but it looks like it will be a direct port of the PC release.
We’ll have to wait for more details, specially the online coop multiplayer. Fast RMX. This is a speedy arcade racer… with a choice between 15 vehicles and 30 tracks set in different locations from city scapes to alpine peaks. It also includes support for up to 4 split-screen local or 8-player online multiplayer sessions. Minecraft Story Mode. This is a five-part episodic game based on the popular game Minecraft features an original story that features around a group of heroes tasked to rid the world of impending doom. With Telltale’s touch, expect choice-driven scenarios and beautiful cel-shaded visuals. It’s Minecraft like never before and it’s a good take on making the world come to life. Minecraft: Switch Edition. It’s everywhere.
Microsoft and Mojang’s proud block-building game makes a leap towards the Switch. This voxel-powered sandbox game is sure to make children and creative people giddy with excitement. Moving from the big screen to the small screen and vice versa makes the game so accessible. New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers. Arc System Works’ lineup comes with this western/frontier themed farm/town building simulation title. It appears to be a follow-up to an earlier Nintendo 3DS title that released awhile ago in Japan, and that Circle Entertainment recently announced they would be bringing to the North American market. No details have been revealed so far, but we’re hoping we’ll hear more from this game soon. Oceanhorn: Monster Of The Uncharted Seas. A game with similar elements to the Legend of Zelda series. This adventure game encourages you to explore dungeons, slay badass monsters and find the rarest weapons. Despite the game’s age, it still proves it can still leave players in awe with its excellent presentation. Project Octopath Traveler. This is a side-scrolling RPG developed by Square Enix. The trailer shows some info about the game… turn-based combat, pixel-art graphics set in a fantasy world of magic and adventure.
The characters and story….One can only guess. Let’s wait for other announcements by Square Enix. Puyo Puyo Tetris. A game developed by the Sonic Team, no need to explain the concept much further. It’s a crossover between Puyo Puyo and the acclaimed Tetris franchise. The game offers a mix of gameplay between the two games such as swapping, fusion and the return of the adorable tetriminos. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition. Rayman and his gang of high-speed platformers are coming to the Switch.
This version comes with the exact same game released on the Wii U plus all new contents, of which we know nothing about yet. This release aims to make full use of the the console’s controllers…. That sounds interesting. Rime. Originally an exclusive to Microsoft, this game makes a series of decisions due to publisher issues and finally Tequila Works decided to put it to the Switch. It’s a third-person platformer with beautiful cel-shaded visuals. It takes various inspirations from classic Miyazaki films such as Princess Mononoke. Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Koei Tecmo’s simulation game Sphere of Influence and Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII. Unfortunately, it still has a Japanese release and no details are available on its Western launch. Riverside. Take on the most colorful adventure with developer Zockrates Laboraties. This is a journey of self-discovery with vivid charm. The main goal of the game is to find the end of the river, well, if you’re not busy customizing the game’s textures. Seasons of Heaven. A game based on a book with the same title. It follows a young boy and his dog in a magical adventure.
They’ll encounter weird statues, creepy ghosts and monsters. That’s how much we know of the game Info is still limited when it comes to the actual story or gameplay. Shovel Knight Treasure Trove. If you played the original, this is basically a re-packaging of it with the inclusion of the two expansions — Plague of Shadows and the upcoming Spectre of Torment. So all those 2D platforming goodness is here…plus more! Stardew Valley. This indie hit of 2016 is, of course, coming to the Switch. It’s an engaging game focused on farming, building, crafting, fighting and socializing.
It’s one of the highest-rated releases on the PC and we expect great things of it on the Switch. State of Mind. This game will feature the themes of transhumanism and will help players explore a dystopian world filled with a dark government mystery. It’s a third-person action adventure will also take on the idea of existentialism and other philosophical nature. Steep. After releasing in the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft’s open-world extreme sports game set in the Alps is reported to release on the Switch. Ski, snowboard and paraglide… We just don’t know when. Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu. This survival-horror game has no details to show. Expect more news to drop sometime soon. Syberia III. This is a sequel to the adventure game imagined by Benoit Sokal. It continues the journey of American lawyer Kate Walker after the events of the second game. She’s rescued by the nomadic Youkol people… this is where her next adventure begins.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. This 90s classic is coming to the Switch. It comes with all the fighters of the original with the addition of Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. There’s also Buddy Battle mode where you can team-up with a friend to defeat the AI. Perfect for the console’s Joy-Con controller. Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The return of JRPG’s and Xenoblade is a wonderful time to be alive. Developed by the same team that’s responsible for the first game, this whole new world will increase the scale of its Wii U and 3DS predecessor. Although not much details have been announced, we do know that with the Switch’s new hardware, we’re gonna gonna expect bigger monsters and a beautiful expansive world. Untitled BlazBlue Game. The Wheel of Fate turns and turns into the Nintendo Switch with another mysterious BlazBlue game. No details have been revealed yet but we’re glad they’re putting another fighting game to the Switch. Untitled FIFA. EA just announced its support for the Nintendo Switch. This untitled FIFA game makes a sweet kick to its new console.
However, the details of this game are scarce. Stay tuned to our channel to hear more about this game. Untitled No More Heroes. Travis Touchdown will be back in a new game 7 years after it graced the Wii with all that awesome hacking and slashing. No further details have been revealed. What we do know is that Goichi Suda will both write and direct the game. Oh.. and it’s not a port of the previous releases. Untitled Pokémon Game.
It wouldn’t be Nintendo without Pokemon, right? This untitled Pokemon game might revolutionize the series since it’s on a modern platform, who knows? We’ll expect more news about this game soon. Untitled Shin Megami Tensei. Atlus’ latest project was revealed during the Nintendo Switch announcement. It was all but darkness and a wide array of monster types found in the trailer. Fans of the Shin Megami Tensei would know who they are and be glad that another game is in the works.
This time, with the Unreal Engine 4. Untitled Spelunker game. This is a new game that uses Spelunker World as the base game. We don’t know the exact scope of the game or how much different it will be from the base. It will be released in Japan this spring. Hopefully, the worldwide release follows soon. Untitled SteamWorld Project. This new project to the strategic steampunk-powered series makes a return to the Switch. Unfortunately, no further details have been revealed yet. Image & Form promises to make the game a worthy addition to the console. If you love SteamWorld Heist and World, then you’ll surely love this game once it gets announced soon. Untitled Taiko Drum Master & Untitled Tales. Bandai Entertainment’s list of upcoming games for the Switch includes a new Taiko Drum, and an unknown Tales series. No details have been revealed for both games yet so expect more news to come soon.
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