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Nintendo Switch Launch Games List & Must-See Trailers

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Nintendo Switch Games

Last night was Nintendo’s big day to reveal all of the latest information about the new Nintendo Switch. Amidst all of the news, the games are the most important pieces of information to consider when planning to purchase your new game console. Does it have games that interest you and when do they come out? While there aren’t many games right at the start of a system’s launch, it’s hard not to be impressed with the quality of games that Nintendo has presented to us.

Here is the list of games that you can expect to see on the Nintendo Switch alongside its launch March 3 of this year.


The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: March 3, 2017

We’ve all been waiting for the day The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would finally come out, and now it’s almost here. By far, this is the most amazing game on the system and is no doubt going to be extremely popular with men and women of all ages. This is the game that’s selling me on buying a Nintendo Switch and I don’t mind it one bit. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s Zelda. It seems that this game is going to be important to the lore of the Zelda series, so it should be a no-brainer for any existing fan of the series. I truly believe that this is going to be the game that lives up to the massive hype that Nintendo has built over the years. Everyone seems to be very excited for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and rightfully so.


1-2-Switch

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: March 3, 2017

This one is a bit more unique, but I do think the concept is pretty neat. It’s a party game in which you use the controller of Nintendo Switch do perform different actions according to the game you select. The one featured in the presentation, Quick Draw, is a two-player versus mode where you compete to see who can “shoot” their controller faster. There are other modes as well, so it should have a good amount of variety to warrant the $49.99 price point. It’s sure to be a fun party game for the whole family to enjoy, not to mention a great demonstration of a new piece of technology.


Just Dance 2017

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune
Release Date: March 3, 2017

Everybody loves Just Dance, so naturally, it is coming to the Nintendo Switch. It should make great use of the new motion controllers, and hopefully, add quite a bit of variety and difference when compared to the other available versions of the game on other consoles. Of course, you can also take it on the go, so that’s already a plus for the fans with more active lifestyles. If you’ve been holding out on getting Just Dance 2017, this is probably the version to get.


Skylanders Imaginators

Publisher: Activision
Developer: Toys for Bob
Release Date: March 3, 2017

While it’s not my first choice for a launch title, Skylanders Imaginators is a staple for the younger audiences who might want a Nintendo Switch. It’s great for kids and adults alike, and it’s more fun when shared between the two. This edition seems to add quite a few cool new characters and levels, not to mention the Nintendo crossover figures that will most likely be featured in the future.


The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Plus

Publisher: Nicalis
Developer: Nicalis
Release Date: March 3, 2017

It’s finally possible to play the definitive version of The Binding of Isaac at home and on the go using the same system. As one of the most popular indie games in the past few years, this is a very welcome addition to the library of already amazing games. While it’s nothing new, it’s always good to have a familiar face when you’re in an unfamiliar place. While, again, it wouldn’t be my first choice, I don’t mind that it’s here to stay.


The launch day lineup may seem a bit weak, but that’s because there are plenty more games yet to come that were not mentioned above.

Later in March, we should be seeing I Am Setsuna, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips, and Has-Been Heroes making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch. It has not been specified whether these games will be ready for the release, but they will be ready during that month.

Also, keep a lookout for Puyo Puyo Tetris, Lego City Undercover, Redout, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Sonic Mania, and Rime which will be coming this spring, Splatoon 2 this summer, and Super Mario Odyssey over the holiday season later this year.

A few other games, such as Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and an untitled entry in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise have been mentioned, but do not yet have a release date. More information will be shown for Fire Emblem on January 18 at 2:00 P.M. PST/5:00 P.M. EST via Nintendo Direct.

For more information, check out the stream from last night’s presentation here.

COED Writer
Most of my time is dedicated to tearing apart games and movies, then telling you what I think about it. I've been a gamer since birth, practically born with a controller in my hand. I've always spoken my mind, so critique was a natural fit. Twitter: @Jsrf38