- Nintendo showed off more than two-dozen upcoming Switch games during its Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019.
- The E3 presentation focused on the lineup of games arriving in next few months, and a few that are coming in early 2020.
- 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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Nintendo showed off more than 25 games coming to the Nintendo Switch this year during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the year’s biggest gaming event,
Switch owners can also look forward to a number of high-profile games arriving from other consoles, from the classic “Final Fantasy VII” to the critically acclaimed “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.”
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.
Here are all of the upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch:
“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 on September 20. This includes a complete overhaul of the game’s visual style and aesthetics.
Due out June 28, “Super Mario Maker 2” is a follow-up to the hit Wii U and 3DS game that allows players to build their own “Super Mario” stages.
“Luigi’s Mansion 3” is the latest entry in the silly ghost-busting series. It’s coming later this year.
“Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order” is a Switch exclusive coming July 19. Up to four players can play together on a single Switch, separate devices, or online.
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is adding two new downloadable characters. The protagonist of the “Dragon Quest” series will arrive this summer, while Banjo-Kazooie will arrive this fall.
A free update to “Captain Toad Treasure Tracker” turned every stage into a two-player adventure earlier this year. 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 on June 25.
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 on September 27; “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 joined “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-favourite 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.
Coming July 27, “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 in February.
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 on September 13.
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 in April. The game received critical acclaim when it was 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 was released on 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 favourite, “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 its 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.
“Animal Crossing New Horizons” will let you create your own island getaway, but it’s not coming until March 20, 2020.
Here’s Nintendo’s full 42-minute presentation from the Electronic Entertainment Expo with more details on the games coming to Switch later this year.
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