The Nintendo Switch is an amazing console with brilliant games already in stores and more to come in 2018 and beyond. Trusted Reviews has compiled a list of the most noteworthy titles launching this year.
There are loads of great games you can play right now, many exclusive to the console. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle are all available now. And now, players all over the world are diving into the joyous world of Super Mario Odyssey, too.
Thanks to the Nintendo eShop, indie titles have also enjoyed great success. The likes of Stardew Valley have recently launched, a game we adore here at Trusted, along with Axiom Verge, Owlboy and more.
In the coming months we can look forward to Dark Souls Remastered, The World Ends With You – Final Remix and Super Smash Bros all coming to Nintendo Switch. And with E3 2018 right around the corner, expect to see more from Bayonetta 3 and more, too.
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Release date: June 22, 2018
Nintendo’s lineup of sports titles are always great, that’s why we’re super excited to check out Mario Tennis Aces.
Promising to deliver gameplay depth thanks to varying shot types and intense rallies, hopefully there’s something here for casual and dedicated fans alike. Plus there’s online play too, for those looking to take on the best in the world and test their skills.
Release Date: 2018
It’s official. Super Smash Bros is in development for Nintendo Switch. Revealed through a surprisingly ominous trailer during a recent Nintendo Direct, the upcoming fighter will see Splatoon 2 enter the fray alongside familiar faces such as Mario and Link.
We know nothing else beyond that brief teaser, including whether or not this is a fully-fledged new project or an upgraded port of the Wii U release. Only time will tell, but we’re already excited.
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Release Date: TBA
Just like its predecessor, Bayonetta 3 will be exclusive to Nintendo platforms and published by the gaming giant itself. Platinum Games’ wonderful action series recently came to Switch with a duo of fantastic ports, and now we’re eagerly awaiting the next entry.
Little else is known about the Umbral Witch’s new adventure beyond the title and fact it’s in development. Here’s hoping it delivers yet another thrilling experience from Platinum.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
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Release Date: May 18, 2018
The crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors is coming to Nintendo Switch in what could be described as the ultimate package. Combining all previously released DLC with a bunch of new content, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition will be the best way to experience Koei Tecmo’s hack ‘n’ slasher.
The World Ends With You - Final Remix
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Release Date: TBA 2018
First released for the Nintendo DS back in 2008, Square Enix’s ludicrously stylish JRPG has been given a new lease of life on Nintendo Switch. Complete with updated visuals and new content, 2018 will be the best time to experience The World Ends with You in all its glory.
Existing fans have new story chapters and an updated control scheme to look forward to while newcomers have one of the best JRPGS of all time to sink their teeth into later this year. Count us in!
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Release Date: Summer 2018
From Software’s RPG masterpiece is coming to Switch in what is an unexpected first for Nintendo platforms. The original 2011 experience has been remastered with improved visuals and all of its downloadable content thrown in.
Veterans and newcomers alike are eagerly awaiting their journey into Lordran in search of ancient secrets and unstoppable beasts to overcome. Dark Souls is truly something special, and we can’t wait to play it again on Switch.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
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Release Date: June 29, 2018
Bethesda and MachineGames are bringing Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch, marking one of the very first mature shooters to debut on the platform.
Once again starring the legendary B.J. Blazkowicz, The New Colossus takes the rebooted series to the United States, where the Nazis have taken over and begun to occupy the once prosperous land of freedom. Expect to murder Nazis across various locales while also taking in a surprisingly compelling narrative.
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Developer: Team Cherry
Release Date: 2018
This darkly charming metroidvania outing looks to be a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch with its adorable graphics and addictive gameplay. Much like games such as Metroid 2 and Axiom Verge, Hollow Knight will have you exploring sprawling worlds, defeating enemies and unlocking new abilities.
Hollow Knight compliments this with a dark yet adorable and a narrative the player is trusted to discover for themselves. Having already made an impact on PC, we’re excited to get our hands on the console release.
Metroid Prime 4
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Release Date: TBA 2018
After almost a decade since the last instalment, we’d almost given up hope of Metroid Prime 4 seeing the light of day. But now, Nintendo has finally unveiled that Samus Aran’s next adventure is finally in development.
Announced at E3 2017 with a brief video and a single image, it’s coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. However, it isn’t developed by series veteran Retro Studios, which could put off passionate fans of the original trilogy. We know very little about it thus far, but we cannot wait for Metroid Prime 4.