Nintendo just showcased a ton of big new titles coming to the Switch

Nintendo’s riding high on a streak of successful creations, and the future looks similarly bright. The Japanese game maker’s outrageously popular Nintendo Switch console is just weeks away from getting another huge blockbuster in “Super Mario Odyssey.”

Super Mario OdysseyNintendoMario is very excited about his new game.

But Nintendo’s got more than Mario in the pipeline. How about “DOOM” for starters? Or a brand-new game starring the one and only Kirby? As it turns out, both of those are in the works alongside a bunch more stuff that Nintendo detailed on Wednesday evening in a livestream. 

Here’s everything we learned!


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'DOOM' is very charming.

Perhaps you remember 'DOOM' from its 2016 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC? Nintendo's of course hoping you have yet to enjoy ripping through 'DOOM,' as the version on Switch is a slightly-less-attractive version of the same game. That said, even with slightly less crisp visuals, it's a delight to take such a tremendous game on-the-go.

Release date: 'Holiday 2017'

'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus'

Bethesda Softworks

Unlike 'DOOM,' the other major first-person shooter headed to Nintendo's Switch also comes from publisher Bethesda Softworks. The game is 'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus,' and it looks like a thrilling jaunt through an alternate history where the Allies lost World War II and Nazis control the United States government.

Release date: 2018

Check out both 'DOOM' and 'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus' on Switch right here:

'Kirby Star Allies'


Unlike in the past, Nintendo's got a steady drumbeat of major games coming to the Switch from its internal development studios. More than just new 'Mario' and 'Legend of Zelda' games, these are the folks responsible for producing stuff like the delightfully charming 'Kirby Star Allies.'

Release date: 'Spring 2018'

Check out 'Kirby Star Allies' in action right here:

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'LA Noire'

Rockstar Games

2011's 'L.A. Noire' -- a gritty detective story set in 1940s Los Angeles, which focused more on detective work than on shooting bad guys -- is also getting re-born on the Switch. Rather than hijacking cars and shooting at anyone in your way, 'L.A. Noire' is about working police cases. Much of the game is spent determining whether people are lying based on speech patterns and facial recognition, or engaging in verbal swordplay with your colleagues. There's shooting, and chases, and you can drive around a gorgeously detailed 1940s Los Angeles, but the game is really about doing 'CSI'-style detective work.

Release date: November 14, 2017

'Dragon Quest Builders'

Square Enix

If what you see above looks awfully reminiscent of 'Minecraft,' that's because 'Dragon Quest Builders' takes the role-playing world of 'Dragon Quest' and blends it with the resource gathering and building components of 'Minecraft.' Though 'Dragon Quest Builders' is slightly less open-ended, it's quite endearing in its own right.

Release date: 'Spring 2018'

Check out 'Dragon Quest Builders' in action right here:

'Project Octopath Traveller'

Square Enix

The biggest surprise of all during Nintendo's Wednesday evening broadcast was a brand-new game from RPG powerhouse Square Enix. The game doesn't even have a title yet, just a project name: 'Project Octopath Traveller.' That name is super literal it sounds like. It's a pixel art-style role-playing game where you can play as one of eight different characters, each with their own ability. Those abilities enable you to get past challenges in a variety of different ways.

Release date: 2018

Check out 'Project Octopath Traveller' in action right here:

'Arcade Archives: Mario Bros.'


Unbelievably, there's still no way to buy and play classic Nintendo games on the Switch. No Virtual Console. No collections. Nothing!

'Arcade Archives: Mario Bros.' changes that by offering players a chance to check out Nintendo's bizarre arcade history. You can play 'Mario Vs.' or 'Punch-Out!!!' as they were back in the early '80s when they were found in your local pizzeria.

Release date: September 27

'Xenoblade Chronicles 2'

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If you're looking for more gigantic, Japan-born role-playing games, 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' is probably right up your alley. It's got a massive, epic storyline, a cadre of quirky characters, and, uh, gigantic monsters that you literally walk on.

Release date: December 2017

If nothing else, 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' looks bananas. Check it out in action right here:

'Super Mario Odyssey' got a crazy new trailer that you have to see -- it arrives on October 27.

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