- Nintendo showed off more than two-dozen upcoming Switch games during its Nintendo Direct presentation earlier this year.
- The Nintendo Direct presentation focused on the lineup of games arriving through the summer of 2019, so there could be more new games announced during the year.
- The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console in the last decade, inspiring more third-party developers to bring their games to the portable device.
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Earlier this year, Nintendo showed off more than 25 games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019, including new “Super Mario” and “Legend of Zelda” titles.
Most of the games in the presentation are scheduled to arrive on the Switch prior to Summer 2019, meaning their could be more unannounced titles on the way by time the holiday season arrives.
Nintendo also provided updates on existing hits like “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” and “Captain Toad Treasure Tracker,” both of which will receive new downloadable content in March.
The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console in the last decade, with more than 30 million units shipped worldwide since its launch in March 2017. The growing userbase has inspired more third-party developers to bring their games to the portable device. Switch owners can look forward to a number of high profile games arriving from other consoles, from the classic “Final Fantasy VII” to critically acclaimed “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.”
Here are all of the upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch:
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“Yoshi’s Crafted World,” the platforming sequel to “Yoshi’s Woolly World” is Nintendo’s most recent big Switch release. You can try a free demo of the first stage, and the game launched in full on March 29.
Nintendo will remaster “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening,” a Game Boy classic, for the Switch this year. This includes a complete overhaul of the game’s visual style and aesthetics.
Due out in June, “Super Mario Maker 2” is a follow up to the hit Wii U and 3DS game allowing players to build their own “Super Mario” stages.
“Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order” is a Switch exclusive coming this summer. Up to four players can play together on a single Switch, separate devices, or online.
A big update to “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” added the Joker from ‘Persona 5’ in March. Players must purchase the game’s challenger packs to access new fighters.
A free update to “Captain Toad Treasure Tracker” turns every stage into a two-player adventure. A second paid update on March 14 added five new courses to the game, along with new challenges.
“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” is a side-scrolling adventure game from the creator of the classic “Castlevania” franchise. The game is coming to Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam later this summer.
Launching on Switch and PlayStation 4 this summer, “Dragon Quest Builders 2” mixes the gameplay of “Minecraft” with the style of “Dragon Quest,” a classic series of Japanese role-playing games.
The latest game in the Dragon Quest franchise is also coming to the Switch; “Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition” adds new content to the lengthy RPG, bringing nearly 100 hours worth of content into a portable package this fall.
“Disney Tsum Tsum Festival” is a collection of mini-games focusing on Disney’s line of Tsum Tsum stuffed toys.
The full Star Fox team will join “Starlink: Battle for Atlas” in a Switch-exclusive Spring update, players can choose between pilots “Falco Lombardi,” “Peppy Hare,” and “Slippy Toad” to take on special missions designed for the team.
Nintendo confirmed that fan-favorite RPG series “Rune Factory 5” is currently in development. An upgraded version of its predecessor, “Rune Factory 4 Special,” will arrive on the Switch later this year.
“Oninaki” is a single-player action RPG that calls on players to vanquish monsters and rescue lost souls. Rescued souls add new combat abilities, and the player will gain strength over time. The game is also due for a summer release.
“Fire Emblem Three Houses” is the latest entry in Nintendo’s popular series of strategy games. The player takes on the role of a military tactician and must choose to fight alongside one of three houses. The player will develop their soldiers and build an army to battle against the other houses; the story will focus on whichever faction you choose.
“Tetris 99” is a new take on the classic puzzle game, pitting 99 players against each other during online matches. It was released for free during the presentation.
Horror survival game “Dead by Daylight” will arrive on the Switch later this fall. When playing the online game, one player takes on the role of a killer, while four other players attempt to escape the area alive.
“Deltarune Rune: Chapter 1,” the follow up to the indie smash hit “Undertale,” was released for free on the Switch on February 28. Like “Undertale,” the game is an homage to the 8-bit games released on the original Nintendo console.
Nintendo released a playable demo for the upcoming robot combat game “Daemon x Machina.” The demo is called “Prototype Missions” and is about an hour long. The full game is due out later this year.
Realistic racing simulator “GRID Autosport” will arrive on the Switch this summer with 100 different cars and 100 courses to choose from.
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice,” a hack-and-slash horror game is set to release on the Switch this spring. The game received critical acclaim when it was first released for PC and PlayStation 4 in 2017.
Violent brawler “Mortal Kombat 11” hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 23.
“Unravel 2,” a popular two-player platforming game, made its Switch debut on March 22.
“Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered” is coming to the Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 21.
Nintendo announced a surprise release of “Final Fantasy IX” for the Switch. Another fan favorite, “Final Fantasy VII,” arrived March 26. A third final fantasy-related game, “Chochobo Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!” was released on March 20.
“Astral Chain” is a new action title from PlatinumGames, a developer known for their innovative combat systems. Players will choose between two playable characters and play through an anime sci-fi story. Astral Chain will be out on August 30.
Here’s Nintendo’s full 36-minute presentation with more details on the games coming to Switch later this year.