The library of games for the Nintendo Switch might seem a little light at present, but that’s all going to change over the next year or so. Once you get around to finishing Breath Of The Wild, here are ten games (in no particular order) that you can start looking forward to.
Whether you’re a kid, a squid, or both, you have plenty of reasons to be excited for the revival of Nintendo’s hit family-friendly shooter, Splatoon. Promising plenty of new weapons, items, and maps, Splatoon 2 should offer plenty of variety and finally give you a way to scratch that itch for a multiplayer shooter on the Switch.
What more can be said about this beautiful farming sim that hasn’t already been said a hundred times over the last couple of years? Everything you know and love about this gorgeous Harvest Moon-alike will be returning on its port to the Switch; only now you can take meticulously planned farm with you everywhere you go!
Super Mario Odyssey
While details are mostly few and far between about the next major 3D Mario game, everything we’ve seen about it looks absolutely stunning; even if the glimpses of Mario interacting with real human beings in New Donk City take a few steps into the uncanny valley. But Nintendo always manages to knock it out of the park with their main entries in the Mario series, and we’re sure that Super Mario Odyssey will be no exception.
A crazy, super-colorful fighting game using the JoyCon motion controls? ARMS looks to do to the one-on-one fighting genre what the original Splatoon did to the multiplayer shooter: take everything we love about an established genre and give it a healthy Nintendo twist. All reports indicate that ARMS is pure, unbridled fun; and with a game like this, what more could you ask for?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
You’ve played it. You’ve loved it. But now you’ll be able to take it on the go! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to the Switch! Get ready to explore the luscious, detailed open world of this classic Bethesda RPG all over again…hundreds of hours at a time.
Disgaea 5 Complete
Speaking of games that you can sink hundreds of hours into, we can’t imagine a more perfect fit for the Switch than Disgaea 5 Complete. With nearly endless customization of your party of demon cohorts, this isometric tactics RPG will be perfect for firing up on the bus and from the comfort of your couch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
The first Xenoblade Chronicles was a sleeper hit turned cult classic that arrived a bit too late into the lifecycle of the Wii to really make the mark it deserved, but hopefully this sequel will make the Switch a must-have console for JRPG fans. Combining the epic open world adventures of western RPGs with the zaniness, giant robots, and fiddly customization of their Japanese counterparts, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 should provide precisely what we expect from it; and if you’re into that sort of thing, it’ll be a godsend.
A good Sonic game? In 2017? I know. It’s hard to believe. But Sonic Mania, from all appearances, seems to be a true labor of love from people who remember what made these games great in the first place. Somewhere between a reimagining and a sequel, Sonic Mania should remind us all exactly why we loved the hectic, breakneck 2D adventures of our favorite hedgehog more than 20 years ago.
Project Octopath Traveler
I’ll be honest: we don’t know much about this game. At all. But it’s a Square-Enix JRPG from the team that brought us Bravely Default. And for a certain type of gamer, that’s all we need to know to be excited. Here’s to hoping it’ll scratch that classic JRPG itch that we’re all hoping it will.
Steamworld Dig 2
The original Steamworld Dig, and its Steampunk Western setting, was a breath of fresh air the first time we played it. However, it was the tightly designed gameplay that kept us coming back for more and more. Steamworld Dig 2 promises to have all the cave-exploring, item-upgrading, Metroidvania-lite mechanics that we fell in love with the first time around. We can’t wait.