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What Games Are Launching on Nintendo Switch?

Feb 01, 2017

By: Max Cannon

The Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's next console to follow up the Wii U, is releasing on March 3rd but what games can you play on it and when can you play them? We've got a list thrown together of every game coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2017 at launch (alongside Nintendo's official description). But be warned that some of these release dates could be moved around by Nintendo -- as delays are becoming increasingly common in the world of video games.

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.The Legend of Zelda is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.Courtesy of Techno Buffalo

Nintendo Switch's Launch Lineup

This first wave of games will be available the second you can get your hands on the console. So if you're looking for a collection of games that you can play at launch than look no further!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer


1, 2 Switch

Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen! Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off- screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. That makes it as hilarious to watch as it is to play – an instant party amplifier!

1, 2 Switch - Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer


Super Bomberman R 

In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, the simple rule remains the same: operate the main character (Bomberman), place bombs, and battle with enemies and rivals, but it's coming back in a modern style with 3D stages and photo-real graphics. You can enjoy battles with rivals from all over the world.

Super Bomberman R - Official Nintendo Switch Trailer

Skylanders Imaginators

In March 2017, Skylanders Imaginators makes its way to Nintendo Switch, offering players a new way to play. No Portal of Power®? No problem with Skylanders Imaginators on the Nintendo Switch as the platform introduces a digital library that allows players to easily load and store their 300+ toys from the Skylanders® franchise* directly to the new home gaming system. The arrival of the digital library empowers players to take their Skylanders Imaginators adventure on-the-go whenever and however they want.

Skylanders Imaginators - Overview Trailer


Just Dance 2017

Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Just Dance Controller App – if you have a smartphone, you dont need extra Wii RemotesGet ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite your house, pulling friends and families off the couch and into a music experience like no other.

Just Dance 2017: Launch Trailer


I Am Setsuna

The island had a custom.

To maintain peace, once a decade, a sacrifice was offered to a fiend on the island. However, one year, the fiend grew violent before the next sacrifice was due. Those living on the island were afraid and tried to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice; Setsuna, chosen because of her powers of enchantment. Setsuna must leave with her safeguards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held.

I Am Setsuna - E3 2016 Trailer

Have Your Say!

Which games are you excited for? Are you picking up a Switch at launch? Comment below!