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Here’s The Nintendo Switch Games You’ll Be Getting This Year (So Far)

As far as I know Nintendo hasn’t officially confirmed the Nintendo Switch launch lineup but here’s what has been announced so far.

Confirmed for launchΒ 

  • Zelda BOTW
  • 1-2 Switch.
  • BombermanR
  • Skylanders
  • Just Dance 2017

Launch window

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Arms
  • Snipperclippers
  • Has-Real Heroes
  • Fast RMX
  • Disagea 5
  • Rime
  • PuyoPuyo Tetris

Of course there could be more games coming and it might be at the last-minute that Nintendo reveals the full launch schedule, but as I say this is what’s been announced thusΒ far by Nintendo.

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132 comments

  1. Those launch titles Is just awful. That counts as Zelda too because it’s not really my thing. So I’m gonna have to wait for Splatoon And then get the switch for it.

        1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

          sonicgalaxy27 is the last person that should be defended. He’s been nothing but an idiot troll for the past month or so now. Just like gamingfan2009 with his whining about paying extra for something he’s not gonna use when EVERYTHING he probably uses to get on the internet has features that he’ll never use.

    1. Did you just call the new Zelda awful? Sorry but your personal opinion of Zelda does not diminish the quality of the game. I love how people think opinion trumps quality. I assure you it doesn’t. Your thing or not, the game is not awful.

  2. Unacceptable, this will be the wii u all over again. They haven’t learnt a thing and it’s sad. This console obviously is not ready and the only reason they are releasing it in march is because of zelda. What a stupid business decision.

    1. Yes, I have to agree. They rushed the hardware thinking that Zelda would be enough to spur a pre holiday launch, but they need all the games that have been mentioned to be ready for launch and that didn’t happen.

      There is a silver lining however. Wii U, I am pretty sure, had a better launch line up, with a handful of 3rd party ports… However, since they didn’t sell it made the 3rd parties weary of developing other games.

      Now that is probably why we don’t see more games at this launch from third parties, but other than Skyrim (which is already five years old or whatever) there are basically no 3rd party AAA games and while Zelda looks amazing, to me, only BOTW and Mario Odyssey are the type of console moving first party games that exist and they come out 9 months apart. Sure Mario Kart and Splatoon are great (each being near ports), but if it launched with all 4, or all 4 and Skyrim, they would sell WAY MORE.

      Right now, it is pretty lackluster and amateurish. Sucks, but it is true

      1. Splatoon 2 is a sequel, not a port. Maybe they reused the assets and the engine, but there’s too much new content to just call it a port.

        1. I understand that to a degree, but it doesn’t appear from reports that the differences are significant and also, it isn’t ready for launch so it is still a miscue

              1. Sonic 06 sold millions and that was one of the buggiest POS’s of all time. Buggy games like that and fallout 4 sell and there’s no denying that.

          1. It sold nearly 5.5 million. It’s the second best selling game on the Wii U and it came out on launch day.

        1. Apple and Oranges. Wii U didn’t have anything remotely like a system seller until Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon turned up.

          You’re not going to see Nintendo dedicating any E3 events to a NSMB title.

        2. Thing is, people were tired of New Super Mario Bros so it was hardly a “system seller”. Meanwhile, BotW is by far Nintendo’s most anticipated game since the likes of Twilight Princess, if not longer. You don’t get 2.5-hour pre-lineup lineups, mad stampedes and even longer demo lineups closed in 10 minutes and “Nintendo won E3 with Zelda alone” claims for just any old game, least of all NSMB.

          That’s also followed up with a proper MK8 remake, Splatoon 2, Arms, Xenoblade 2, FE Warriors and Super Mario Odyssey – all notable and popular first-party games (yes, even Arms) – before the Holiday season. I’m not saying it’s an amazing lineup, but in terms of first-party support, it’s at least much more enticing than Wii U was.

    2. Bruh, are you not aware that we’re getting a 1st party title literally every single month from here on out until E3?

      Breath of the Wild at launch. Do I need to remind you the sheer scale of this game? This game will occupy you for at LEAST a month.
      Then the next month comes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which will bring even more fun to the table. It may be a port, but nobody will be playing the original MK8 anymore so why skip out?
      Then we get Arms probably in May. which looks hella fun. At first I thought it was another Wii Sports but then they announced online play, which significantly boosts replayability and fun.
      Then after that, we get Splatoon 2 in either in May or right before E3 in june. It’ll be like the first Splatoon in the sense that it’s so close to being finished, they’ll release it right before E3 just to not have to waste time in the presentation showing it. And I don’t think I need to go into any details about how fun Splatoon 2 will be.

      And then, we’ll get to E3, where we will be learning about even MORE of yet to come! I don’t get why anyone is complaining. The Wii U went 9 MONTHS between launch and another 1st party game (Pikmin 3), but the Switch is getting 5 in just the first 4 months, and one of them is the BIGGEST game they’ve ever made!

    3. What angers me the most is that those lazy asses at Nintendo stopped supporting the Wii U 2 or 3 years ago. So logically they had enough time to ready a plethora of games for the Switch’s launch, especially as the Switch also includes the handheld lineup. But they managed to create the worst launch lineup in Nintendo’s history. That speaks so much for the Nintendo of recent years, the company that always says “software sells hardware” but the games never come, or it’s just half-assed crap like Chibi Robo or the newest Star Fox, or to give a recent example: 1, 2, Switch, ARMS and that paper game.

    4. I agree. And you know what makes it so much worse? Zelda is also coming out for the Wii U, so it will be very tough to convince people who own a Wii U.

    5. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

      Hm. I guess even people whining about paying extra for features they don’t want can say something smart every now & then.

  3. Employees at Gamestop were telling me has-been heroes is launch, along with rayman legends.

    I’ll only be buying Zelda and Bomberman. I have a bunch of friends also buying bomberman, so it’s gonna be a blast.

  4. I fully expect another wii u at this point with the mediocre launch with only one relevant game (zelda) and not much else confirmed to be coming this year (as like they’ve done in the past, vague “launch window” titles and beyond have often been delayed like pikmin 3 and xenoblade chronicles x). For all we know mario and xeno 2 could easily get delayed.

    And to the people saying “wait till E3! WAIT TILL E3!!” not only have we gamers been doing that for years now and we STILL haven’t gotten a traditional metroid game but also the switch presentation was nintendo’s chance to shine and not after the system’s launch. Purposefully delaying your heavy hitter announcements after the system launches is silly imo which is why I believe there won’t be much major announcements come e3….especially since they didn’t really focus on new announcements last e3 (we already knew about zelda).

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want nintendo to fail and I’m still excited for the switch…but I don’t think it’s going to succeed at this point and I definitely don’t expect another metroid game any time soon (at most just some unexciting virtual console releases as always).

    1. Theres nothing coming at E3 anyway. Nintendo has all of their cards on the table. E3 will have Mario and Xenoblade trailers…

      They better seriously get their shit together for 2018, because that will be the defining year for the Switch.. If its lackluster with one or two 1st party games, its lights out for Nintendo…

  5. I’m not sure wether it can be another Wii U just because of the launch lineup.
    In fact console launch lineups are rarely better than that (having more than one really noteworthy game).

    I wouldn’t call the PS4 launch lineup better, for example. Then there was the PS3 with horrible launch lineup. If I remember correctly, the Wii also only had Wii Sports and the DS wasn’t great at all either, and so on…

    1. At least the ps4 had the promise of good third party support and eventually got games like Blood borne and the Witcher 3. Nintendo certainly doesn’t have that which may make consumers scared to invest. The whole “80 third party games are in development” schtick? Already been tried with the wii u and look how that tuned out.

  6. Good that Zelda will come at launch. I think there is a chance that they will reveal something good later or in a special event.

  7. I will say I’m shocked about a new Bomberman game, and it looks pretty epic. Mario Odyssey looks good from what little I’ve seen. Interested in XC2, but I’ll have to look into it some more.

    What REALLY interests me is the little black writing at the bottom. The part about Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 and Syberia 3? Had no idea these would possibly be coming to Switch.

    It’s good to see SKYRIM on there. Just because I love the game.

  8. Yep they should have delayed the system so that more games could be ready as launch titles. It doesn’t seem like Nintendo is capable of learning from mistakes, and that will be its downfall.

    1. Yeah they should’ve gone all out and had mario, skyrim, zelda, etc… all at launch with only a few games after. It’s better to go big and make a great first impression than spread yourselves too thin which is exactly what nintendo’s done.

          1. The average consumer would buy one at launch, then once they are done get the other. Once they are done, they would likely
            See adverts for a newer game.

  9. They haven’t announced every game yet like fire emblem warriors isn’t on that list yet the direct is on the 19th so maybe that could be a launch title or hit the launch window. Sonic mania is also stated for also a spring release that isn’t there I think what nintendo did was announce a few games and from now til launch keep announcing games to build the hype look the presentation is already finished and we’re having a fire emblem direct next week I can see them announcing more directs to promote more games for the switch

    1. They’d better announce more things like how the virtual console is going to work because tbh the fact that nintendo is being so quiet about things like that has me very worried.

  10. The PS4 had a Shit line up as did the Xbox One!
    People complaining the Switch cost $299 when 10 years ago the PS3 cost $600 at launch are laughable!
    The 3DS had a shit line up then look at how many that’s now sold.
    The Wii launched with Twilight Princess and again look how that console turned out.
    From Wii launch in November 2006 till November 2007 was how long people had to wait for Mario Galaxy.
    From Switch launch in March to new Mario game is just 6 months yet people are still complaining?
    N64 just launched with Mario 64 and the rest was garbage.
    Nintendo fans cry for 3rd party games and when they do finally get them they don’t even go out and buy the game!πŸ˜‚Bayonetta 2 was a prime example of this.
    Sony first party games are trash and why 3rd party games always sell better.
    It’s the opposite with Nintendo,u seriously think a 3rd party developer would release a brand new game at launch for the Switch for it to go up against Zelda and hope it sells well?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Why U think majority of 3rd party games are arriving after Zelda,Mario Kart and Mario for Switch?

    1. But at least the ps4 had the promise of and eventually got games like the witcher 3. That’s the key thing that’s been missing with nintendo home consoles. And the fact that they’re selling this thing as a home console despite the portability is worrying.

      Unless the switch gets a MASSIVE price drop and they come out with metroid prime 4 and game cube virtual console they’re unlikely to do that well imho.

      Look, if you like the switch then more power to you, but I’m just trying to explain to people why I think it’ll bomb for the sake of discussion and the possibility of people bringing up facts that I may of overlooked. Because I want to be hyped but I just can’t right now.

      1. Metroid has never been a system seller since the Snes days!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Metroid on Wii sold like shit!God knows why Nintendo fans think Metroid would sell millions!
        Biggest selling game on NES was Mario,biggest selling game on SNES was Mario Kart.Biggest selling game on Wii was Mario and Mario Kart,biggest selling game on Wii U was Mario Kart…see a trend here?
        The Wii U had so much confusion when it launched,from the name to Was it an add on to the Wii or a new console?
        Nintendo has not made the same mistake with the Switch.
        You are forgetting the Switch major selling point….being able to play anywhere everywhere on the go.
        You can take the Switch anywhere with you,with PS4 and Xbox One you have to always play it at home.

        1. I don’t really think people will care about the fact that you can take skyrim on the go to be honest. I think a lot of fans (not all) of ps4/xb1 only care about playing the same things and doing the same things over and over again so the fact that nintendo’s actually innovating compared to them could be troubling in terms of wiining over that crowd.

          In terms of the casuals, who knows really? It could be a massive success but it seems people only pay a lot of consoles when they’re under powered pcs rather than if they do something new. The wii was an exception and I don’t think nintendo can replicate its success again any time soon or else the wii u would’ve done well. I don’t think it’s all about marketing.

          While it’s true that metroid isn’t a system seller, it’d still be very nice to have and would greatly improve nintendo’s image after all that’s happened to metroid fans. Heck, prime 1 even sold nearly 3 million on the gamecube. Not that that’s impressive but I think that’s a good enough indicator that, if marketed well and just generally done right, metroid can sell decently.

        2. If Nintendo had signed up with carriers worldwide to have inclusive mobile data via the paid online service they’d have something. But right now it’s just a glorified 3DS. Portability only gets you so far without online.

    2. I’m sure a lot of people complaining about lack of 3rd party support for the Wii U actually did go out and bought Bayonetta 2. It sold pretty all right too, not very far from what the original did on x360. Considering the (so far revealed) thin launch lineup for the Switch, 3rd parties shouldn’t be that afraid of the competition from Zelda, a lot of people would want more than one game.

      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ no they did not!
        I guarantee you all Sony will copy the Switch for the PS5!Remember their embarrassment copy cat Move controller that was a total rip off of the Wii Mote?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        To the people moaning… if you don’t like the Switch go buy a PS4 !πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        1. I can guarantee Sony and possibly Microsoft will take some features for their next release. I plan to buy a PS4 only because KH3 and FF7 weren’t announced as I hoped.

  11. How many games do people actually buy at launch? I don’t know about you lot, but I can only afford to usually buy one game at a time so naturally Zelda seems the logical choice, if there were, say, 25 games at launch I can’t see all of them selling enough to keep the 3rd parties from moaning, and then us as gamers would start moaning because there’s a massive drought of software – slow and steady, that’s the way.

    1. It’s not really about how much you can buy at launch but about having enough variety in launch titles to interest people. That’s what I think anyways.

      1. Trouble is, in my opinion, when we look at past consoles – especially Nintendo consoles, they have launched with between 15-30 games (Wii U, Wii, GC) but really nothing from the 3rd parties sells as well as the Nintendo stuff does. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty bummed that Skyrim isn’t anywhere near launch as I wanted that since I didn’t play much of it, a trickle of titles is a smart move, gives us a chance to offset the cost of buying the hardware and say, 1 game at launch.

    2. Thank you!Finally some one gets it!
      People in here acting like if Nintendo had 15 games at launch they would buy them all!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      People buy a console at launch and 1 or 2 games,people saying they buy a console and 10 games at launch are full of shit!πŸ˜‚

      1. Yeah I’m with you. The Wii and Wii U were perfect examples of this, Wii U in particular, those launch games drowned one another with too much choice. I think if Nintendo had put in place that 3rd parties released the games on a weekly basis from each other, it would have improved the profile of the console and given the gamer a chance to consider the game as a ‘lack of choice’ option.

    3. As a child 1-2, if I even got a system on release.
      As an adult I got 6 launch titles with the U.
      Needless to say I’ll be skipping the Switch for now.

  12. Mario, Zelda and Splatoon 2 are more than enough games for me in a year. Considering AAA titles cost $90 in Canada. Also busy with PC games and 4DS games.

  13. People bragged Zelda better he a launch game,better be a launch game I don’t care about any other games just have Zelda for day 1!
    Zelda is day 1 and the same people now crying Switch needs more launch games?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚

  14. Actually for me the biggest selling point is a local multiplayer for up to 8 players. A friend of mine bought Halo 5 for his Xbox One, both of us didn’t study the information regarding this game. So we wanted to start playing together only to find out there is no local coop. You had to buy a second console + TV to play it together in the same room. And that’s the only game I wanted to play on the Xbox One, but only together. The only game I want to play from the PS4 are Final Fantasy 15 but I’m sure it will come out on PC on a later date. The only games I played on Xbox One together with my cousin were Plants vs Zombies 1&2 and Castle Crashers. And Nintedo offers so much more fun games to play with friends Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Soccer, Splatoon, Smash Bros., and some more. Besides that I’m totally into adventure games by Deadelic Entertainment or WC3, SC2 and HotS, but those are for PC. For me Nintendo is the perfect second gaming platform and the perfect one for party gaming.

  15. Zelda, possibly Mario Kart, Yooka-Laylee, Shovel Knight, Splatoon 2, and Mario Odyssey are what have my interest so far.

  16. I don’t know what it is about people being obsessed with the whole “Nintendo is doing another Wii U” schtick. They’ve had bad launch lineups before and still sold astronomically. Sony and Micro had bad launch lineups and still sold astronomically. Do y’all just want Nintendo to fail? Is that what it is? I understand the frustration at a sub par lineup, I really do. But saying they haven’t learned and that the switch is gonna fail still isn’t accurate to say, since we still don’t know everything coming to the system!

    1. Half the people on here moaning about the Switch are Sony and Microsoft cry babies!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. I think part of it also is that we all had high expectations and hopes for the console. The way they keep everything so secret makes you imagine they are releasing a virtual reality room projecter only to find out its a portable WiiU 2.0 I like the Switch but omg Nintendo still hasn’t learned their lesson. Gamers want the Porsche of consoles not the Volvo. Yeah they make awesome games but Sony bros dont give a rat’s ass.

        1. The thing is, the “Sony bros”, as you call them, wouldn’t buy a Nintendo console anyway, even if the Switch was super powerful… So why would Nintendo even try to get them?

          But your example is funny actually, because when it comes to cars, in the end more people buy the Volvo kind of cars, not the Porsche, since it is more useful in everyday life for the price. :P

    2. I think it is mainly an issue of haters that do what they always do and fans worrying too much.

      Honestly even before we got all these information, when there was an Nintendo console discussion it was in many cases about what Nintendo “needs to”β„’ do to be successful again. The then listet things Nintendo “needs to”β„’ do tended to be unrealistic things that Sony and Microsoft aren’t doing either.
      For some reason Nintendo is held to much higher standards than the others with additional things being suddenly important that have actually never been that important, like power (Most powerful console rarely sold the most) and the said launch lineup (Several successful console didn’t have a good launch lineup).

    3. Bringing in the PS4 and Xbone launch lineups in this situation doesn’t exactly prove much. The Xbone launched with 21 games, with the previously hyped exclusives Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3 in the spotlight, and the PS4 launched with 24, with their exclusives Knack, Killzone and Blacklight Retribution in their spotlight. Both also launched with COD Ghosts, AC: Black Flag and Battlefield 4, 3 very big triple A games that had only been released on other consoles within the month prior to both consoles releasing.

      A lot more variation there than the Switch’s 10 games at launch, with only Zelda really being the top dog of the set. Also keep in mind that the awful 3DS launch had to be supplied with a subsequent console discount before sales soared, and that the Wii U launch never really took off ‘astronomically’. So it’s fair enough for fans to be worried about this.

      1. The problem with the PS4 and Xbox One games you listet is, that none of tem are really that high profile games, besides the ones that have been released on the previous console as well.
        Especially the PS4: Knack didn’t really look special, wasn’t hyped and turned out pretty bad. As far as I see sales of that game were not great either, considering it was a launch title. Killzone was made way bigger than it is as well, in the end it’s nothing special but, still the biggest exclusive launch game. I don’t even remember Blacklight Retribution at all… In the end the biggest games you mentioned turned out to be COD, AC and BF4 which were available on any console including the Wii U (except BF4) with COD being the biggest selling game overall (I think it was together with Fifa even?)….

        Seriously, if Nintendo had a lineup like that, with just ports, you can play on any console anyway with a few mediocre exclusives like that at best, people would never be content with that either. Enough are even looking at Zelda negatively right now, since it is just a Wii U port, even though most do gamers do not have a Wii U anyway.

        Microsofts lineup was arguably a bit better than Sonys, but there was still not that one big game everyone wants in there and they continuosly sold less than Sony.

        Of all launch games anounced for PS4, Xbox One and Switch, Switch has by far the most promising and biggest with Zelda.

        Btw.: I was reading a lot of peoples opinions on the PS4, right after release and you wouldn’t believe how many mentioned there being no interesting games yet, but they still bought the console at launch just to have it, some even without any games at all (I remember facepalming a lot to that)

  17. Mariokart, Splatoon and Arms should have all been finished before releasing it. Especially with Mariokart being almost a direct port with some extra goodies, and Arms being one of the two games they showed off that used the console’s gimmicks. 1-2 Switch isn’t exactly a system seller for its use of the console.

    1. I’m still not sure why it is so important for games like that to be ready at launch. You can still buy the console and the game after launch and it would not make a big difference to Nintendo or anyone else.
      It is important that they sell at all, not when they sell. Especially not if the games are still coming not long after launch anyway like, well, Arms and Mario Kart.

      Of course, if the console starts off weakly because off that, companies and potential buyers will become wary… But not if the games follow only shortly after launch, at least they shouldn’t.

      Besides, I’m not even sure if it would be good idea to release these games at launch, since Zelda would be a very big competition to them. So it makes sense to me to release them a little later.

  18. Hm, considering what Reggie said about the 2 million consoles being more than enough, and that it won’t sell that well since it’s not a Christmas launch, I suppose they want to get attention from each title released until the big sales.

  19. @ Sleepy: I wasn’t just looking at the previous generation. The 3DS had a poor launch line up but still sold well. The DS launched with a port of Mario 64 and Metroid Prime Hunters as their biggest games, and it’s now the second highest selling console of all time.

    Also, none of those PS4/XBO games you mentioned were high profile games. People buy Sony consoles for Final Fantasy, Street Fighter and Uncharted, not Knack and Killzone (not saying those are bad titles, but let’s be fair; it’s not a killer lineup.)

  20. For me personally, Zelda and a few smaller games are good enough to carry me for that first month until MK8 comes out. When Xenoblade X came out for the Wii U, I didn’t play any newer games until months after.

  21. To be honest. Nintendo is doing themselves a disservice by releasing the Switch too early. They should wait another year to have a LOT more games come out at launch all at once. The Switch is going to run into the same issue as the Wii U where it won’t sell a lot at launch, this will create a bad reputation and then companies won’t want to make games for the console in the future, because the install base is low and then the console will have massive droughts because only Nintendo supports it.. yadda yadda yadda and so on and so forth.

    Only thing that can save the console now is more game announcements, but the fact that they probably won’t come until E3, which is AFTER the Switch launches… I don’t predict good things are going to come from the console. It’s going to be underwhelming from Nintendo’s standpoint as well as an investor standpoint..

    I can’t believe they don’t have more launch games. It’s really surprising. Thought they’d have more 3rd party games at launch, maybe some 3rd party AAA exclusives like Beyond Good and Evil or Bayonetta 3 or Okami or Sonic or Megaman and thought they would have more from Nintendo themselves. No Metrood game at launch? No Smash bros? No new F-Zero? Or Mario title (at launch) or Kirby or Animal crossing or Fire Emblem? They should have had all of these at launch or within the launch window.

    That’s why it would have been better to delay the console release another year to get more games made.

    1. I completely agree with half of what you said. I’m super excited for the whole Library, but I’m also interested in 8 of the launch window games, 5 especially.

  22. I’m mostly ok with the lack of launch titles because I’ll be super busy with college and work and really won’t have much time to play anyways. I am really excited that I’ll be able to play this zelda on my lunchbreaks at work though.

  23. Aren’t we pushing the panic button a little fast here? after all the Wii U is dead!! I read tons of comments already burying the Nintendo switch.
    Now I understand where you’re coming from being burned by Nintendo due to this Wii experiment from the original Wii to the Wii U. if you feel that it would be in your best interest to wait a while before you invest into this switch I see no problem with that.
    but with all due respect give Nintendo a chance here.

    yes this launch it is extremely lacking. and if memory serves me correct the Wii U’s launch what’s a little bit better than this one. but due to no advertising the Wii U slowly fell by the wayside and died not to mention not enough strong third-party support.

  24. And some people say Gamecube and WiiU Launch were awful… god damn it! GC and WiiU has MORE games.

    5 games? Really? 5 Launch titles! Nintendo really knows how to create some doubts.

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