Nintendo caught everyone’s attention this year with the Switch, but now gamers want more. To satisfy their fan’s thirst to use the new portable system, Nintendo just announced a slew of games to be released this year and next. With a new Metroid on the way, which hasn’t had a sequel since 2010, and a release date for Super Mario Odyssey, fans of Nintendo are quite happy. However, the live stream had other good spread across it, so we compiled the best trailers from the presentation. Check below for the top 5 trailers for games coming to the Nintendo Switch.
#5: Metroid Prime 4
Release Date: 2018
Okay, so the trailer doesn’t have a lot to offer besides the happiness that another Metroid on the way, but Nintendo also announced a portable Metroid to tide us over until this game comes out. It is really up in the air for what this game could be, for it could be a revival of the series or a direct sequel to the 2007 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. More news will come out when the release date approaches, but the success of the Switch has Nintendo bringing back everyone’s favorite old franchises.
Release Date: 2018
Kirby seemed to have a better life on the portable DS and Gameboy than it did on Nintendo’s consoles, so it’s nice to see a breath of fresh air in with a Nintendo Switch Kirby Game. It seems Nintendo has caught onto the success that duo Kirby games have had in the past, so they have upped the ante and made it a four person playable game. Grab your buddies and play it sober or even drunk, for this game looks like it will be a blast to play.
#3: Rocket League
Release Date: Holiday 2017
Developer: Panic Button
It seemed like it was bound to happen, as this PC game had already spread its roots to Xbox and PS4, so it only makes sense to move it to the Switch. I’m sure a lot of Rocket League fans will go out to by a Switch just play this game on the go. This reveal came out of nowhere as many just thought that FIFA and Skyrim were the only games getting ported over to the Switch. Another bombshell that the trailer showed is the fact that the game with have cross network play, so a PC player can play against a Switch player. With Rocket League coming to the Switch, it shows that big companies are trying to catch on to the success that the Switch is dealing out, so one can hope what other games will get ported over to the Nintendo system.
Release Date: Fall 2017
While we have known that Skyrim will be coming to the Switch, back when the Switch was announced in October of 2016, it is nice for it to finally get a release date. Another goodie that Nintendo announced with this game, is that it will have Amiibo support. While the Amiibo only showed a fierce Nord rocking a Link outfit and the master sword, who knows what other Amiibo goodies Nintendo will include with the game.
It also seems like Skyrim is taking full advantage of the motion control sticks, as you will be able to slash, shoot, and block with the Switch handheld controllers. Skyrim was originally released in 2011, but this game still continues to keep its sales up as fans just fall in love with this game every time they play it.
#1: Super Mario Odyssey
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey was the main reason Nintendo fans tuned into the live stream, as many were looking to see how Nintendo was going to reimagine this series. With the success of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which revamped the game and showed the potential of the Switch, fans are holding their breath in excitement to see if Nintendo can do the same for the Mario series.
The Italian plumber has gone through a lot of changes over the years and has become the mascot for the Japenese based company. Ever since Super Mario 64, Nintendo has been spicing up the Mario games every way they can with Super Mario Sunshine to Super Mario Galaxy, I mean this trailer had me when I saw that I can take control of a T-Rex. With a release date set for October, you might want to preorder this game for it may be flying off the shelves.