With the Nintendo Switch presentation on Thursday night, one of the big focuses of the show was about the games coming to the console in the near future. Check out the list below to see all the games that were announced during the live stream, and their tentative launch windows.
- 1, 2, Switch: Designed to be a game that acts as an icebreaker during social settings, 1,2, Switch uses the HD rumble features of the joycon controllers. Played with the Switch in tabletop mode, gamers will play a variety of multiplayer mini-games where you face and react to your opponent, rather than reacting to whats on the game screen. Releases March 3rd, 2017.
- Arms: Described as a sports game combined with a shooter, players take control of fighters with extendable arms in a boxing match. Using the motion controls in the joycons, you’ll be able to launch punches, curve your shots, block, and even pull off advanced moves and special techniques the further you progress in the game. Arms will include online and local multiplayer. Releases in Spring 2017.
- Splatoon 2: As a sequel to Splatoon, this title will feature new weapons, including a new dual weapon type. As with the new weapons, there will be brand new special weapons available. When the game launches, new stages and weapons are planned to be released in a similar fashion as the original Splatoon. Featuring pro-controller support, fans of the gyroscope aiming will be able to use that control scheme with the joycon controllers. Local and online multiplayer will be supported. Releases in Summer 2017.
- Super Mario Odyssey: A new Mario game that promises to make a return to the large, 3D sandbox worlds that were popular in Mario 64 and Sunshine. This time around, Mario is leaving the Mushroom Kingdom and exploring brand new worlds, including some areas that resemble the real world. Mario also has a brand new attack where he will throw his cap like a boomerang, and this move will be an important part of the game play. Releases in the Holiday Season 2017.
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The open-world Zelda title fans have been waiting for got a brand new trailer, showing off fantastic visuals, and hints that the story will be much deeper this time around. While many suspected, we finally got confirmation the game will be available on the Switch’s launch. Releases March 3rd, 2017.
In addition to these titles, Nintendo also announced Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors, but no concrete release date has been set.
As for third party titles, SquareEnix showed off Dragon Quest 10 and 11 as well as a Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 game. A new RPG, dubbed Project Octopath Traveler was teased as well. Skyrim and Fifa 2017 also made an appearance during the presentation.
With Nintendo stating that there are currently 80 titles in development right now for the Switch, and the promise of a steady stream of quality titles as the year goes on, does this list of games excite you? Let us know what games you are excited for the most in the comments!