Check out our list of every launch title you can treat yourself to when UPS brings that precious box on Friday morning!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Did you know there’s a new Legend of Zelda game coming for the Switch on launch day? Bet you’re glad we told you. Jokes aside, this beautiful open world Zelda experience reimagines the franchise’s gameplay mechanics through its dedicated physics engine, voice acting, and open environments. Just in case you didn’t know.
The face to face party game collection from Nintendo’s own heart aims to show off everything the Switch is capable of in a Wii Sports-esque package. This time you have to shell out for the game itself, however there’s no better way to finally show everyone what you’ve been banging on about these past few months.
Just Dance 2017
Just Dance is jumping straight aboard the Switch train, and you can expect the following hits to be included in the base game:
- Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
- Cheap Thrills – Sia
- Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
- Dragostea Din Tei – OZone
- Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
- Lean On – Major Lazer
- Sorry – Justin Bieber
- Titanium – David Guetta
- Worth It – Fifth Harmony
The futuristic racer returns from its Wii U days. A boosted version of the game will be available from day one, featuring 30 tracks, 15 anti-gravity vehicles, and 10 cups to compete for!
Human Resource Machine
The first in the long line of indie releases supporting the Nintendo Switch, Human Resource Machine is a puzzler about programming and productivity. This may all sound fun and fancy, but the corporate environment in which you control your puppet worker through their programming trials set their own gray tone.
I Am Setsuna
This JRPG had players gripped on initial release, sparking gloriously praising reviews and stunning disbelievers of the JRPG genre. In a wintery land, you must guide your party of characters through a narrative of sadness and sacrifice in this 90s-esque RPG tribute.
Little Inferno is one of those artsy games you say you understand but really lie awake at night trying to comprehend. The puzzle adventure started life on the Wii U and sees players burning combinations of objects in a fireplace in order to see how they burn differently. It’s a satirical piece on the nature of game design itself, but ultimately sees a child sitting by a fire, burning their possessions. You might get it, we didn’t.
The 2D side scrolling platformer in 8-bit tradition will have you hooked from the very beginning of your treasure collecting adventure. Using only your trusty shovel, Shovel Knight only asks players to progress and collect. It’s a simple play style that keeps bringing you back with its accessibility and light-hearted approach perfect for the on the go gaming.
It’s back! The toys to life 3D action platformer returns in portable form to its adoring fans. The new digital library means you can upload all your figures direct to your device and take them all with you on your travels.
Snipperclips is a last minute addition to the day one roster. This co op puzzle game delivers sideways JoyCon fun in which players face off to cut items into specific shapes in order to solve puzzles. Taking safety scissors to a whole new level.
Super Bomberman R
The classic party battle arena is back with all new 3D stages and spruced graphics. Bomberman has largely been forgotten in Nintendo’s previous years, but thankfully the R stands for Return / Reborn. The classic has certainly been reborn through its gorgeous graphical overhaul and online multiplayer capabilities. Up to 8 friends can face off in the Battle mode, while a story mode accommodates the single player. There are also local coop modes up for some traditional Bomberman action.
World of Goo
This physics puzzler concerned with how well you can build complex structures out of rudimentary blobs of goo gets really interesting when you learn how it uses Switch’s online capacities. Every tower size is uploaded to the server, which we can already tell will push the addiction urge in many players.