The Nintendo Switch has had an amazing first year, with brilliant games arriving almost every month since its March launch. Trusted Reviews has compiled a list of the most noteworthy games coming to the console in the near future.
There are loads of great games already on the console, many of which exclusive to the machine. 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.
We also have plenty of third-party titles in the form of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18, to0. It seems that, following the rapid success of the Switch, many developers are eager to jump on-board for their very own slice of the pie.
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.
A recent Nintendo Direct saw the likes of Dark Souls Remastered, The World Ends With You – Final Remix and more announced for Nintendo Switch. 2018 already has plenty of potential gems waiting in the wings.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
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Release Date: Spring 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!
Dark Souls Remastered
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Release Date: May 25
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: 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.
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Developer: D-Pad Studios
Release Date: TBA
Owlboy is a platforming-adventure experience that has already garnered critical and commercial success across PS4 and PC with its innovative gameplay and gorgeous visuals.
Set in the land of the sky, our world below has been decimated by an unknown yet catastrophic event. You play as Otus, an owl-human hybrid who seeks out to rescue his friends and family after his village is attacked by evil pirates.
Yoshi (working title)
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Release Date: TBC
Yoshi’s yarn-spinning adventures have charmed many over the years, and the series’ debut on Switch looks to continue to do the same.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the adorable trailer for yourself:
While people initially were critical of the Switch’s lack of power compared to the PS4 and Xbox One, it’s undeniable that this is a gorgeous looking game. And if it delivers the enjoyable, slow-paced gameplay that suits players young and old that the series is known for, count us in!
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Metroid Prime 4
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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.
Battle Chasers Nightwar
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Battle Chasers Nightwar is a turn-based RPG which features all the dungeon crawling and story-exploring fans of the genre will love.
Each dungeon is randomly generated, meaning you’ll have to plan accordingly and prepare for all the traps, puzzles and secrets which lie in store.
Also, the town you explore is called Harm’s Way, if that isn’t a sign of an ominous journey awaiting Switch players, we don’t know what is.