Announced on April 12th, 2017, the latest Nintendo Direct showcased the future of the Nintendo Switch for all of 2017. In rapid-fire mode, Nintendo pushed out trailer after trailer. Some with solid dates behind them, others with squishy time frames. Announcing everything through Q1 of 2018, let’s have a look at the future of Nintendo Switch.
NEOGEO Masterpieces – April 13th
Showcasing many major features from the ol’ NEOGEO console, the Nintendo Switch eShop will offer titles up from their collection on April 13th and forward. Look for titles such as Samurai Showdown IV, Fatal Fury, and The King of Fighters ’99 at immediate release, with more arcade-style classics coming forward from the aged platform.
Puyo Puyo Tetris – April 25th
Already available for public consumption, you can get your hands on a demo for Puyo Puyo Tetris today, available for release in digital demo.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – May 11th
Packing a Mario-themed punch, the Nintendo Switch will pick up Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition on May 11th. Minecraft will feature some Switch exclusive multiplayer options, along side this unique theme and will bring a larger scale to a previously limited mobile and home Minecraft space.
Disgaea 5 Complete – May 23rd
The fifth installment to the popular, and previously in the wild Disgaea series will hit the Nintendo Switch on May 23rd. This will serve as one of a limited library of existing JRPG titles out there as of yet, and be a welcome title for any RPG fan.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – May 26th
If you don’t know by now what this game is all about, you don’t know games. The definitive Street Fighter comes back to life on Nintendo Switch on May 26th with Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. As the series most prestigious title, we can all enjoy a good fighting title soon.
Arms – June 16th
Serving as a serious upgrade to the fun of Wii Boxing as part of the original Wii Sports, “Arms” is just around the corner, and the Nintendo Direct announcement showcased some of the interesting elements of the title that would set it apart from the years-old Wii Sports classic. Launching June 16th, get ready for Arms!
Splatoon 2 – July 21st
The single most successful new IP on Wii U, Splatoon serves as a Call of Duty replacement that’s safe for the whole family to enjoy. Queue, Splatoon 2. Coming July 21st.
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star – July 25th
Packing in all available DLC offerings for other platforms – 35 pieces of paid DLC, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star. Filling in a bit more of the JRPG gap on the early Nintendo Switch, this is the last solidly dated title in 2017.
NAMCO MUSEUM – Summer 2017
For those who still yearn for yesteryear, Pac is back with dozens of great NAMCO titles in NAMCO MUSEUM for Switch. Look for it on the eShop this Summer.
Sonic Mania – Summer 2017
Packing in the old, traditional styles of Sonic the Hedgehog on SNES, a new title is on the horizon. Sonic Mania brings the speed we know and the 2D format we loved as kids.
Sine Mora EX – Summer 2017
Developed by THQ Nordic and Grasshopper Manufacture, Sine Mora EX is a sci-fi shoot em’ up ready to bring hours of fun to your home and mobile console experience this Summer. Check out the video below for great style and game play.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Late Summer 2017
Set for late Summer 2017, Battle Chasers: Nightwar stages itself as a fantastic mixture of Adventure and the “Classic JRPG format.” Another beautiful title published by THQ Nordic, take a peek.
Monopoly – Fall 2017
Monopoly for the Nintendo Switch. What more can we say? Supporting up to 6 players, the most classic of board games brings its modern generation of digital Monopoly to your hands in Fall.
PAYDAY 2 – Winter 2017
Set up as one of the biggest third party titles announced this year, PAYDAY 2 will launch this Winter, supporting up to four players in co-op.
Sonic Forces – Winter 2017
Sonic Forces launches this Winter for those fans still looking forward to a 3D Sonic title. Packing a new ally into the title, it’s nice to see Sonic cater to the true retro and modern in the same year.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition – (TBD) 2017
Launching again on Nintendo Switch as it had in Wii U, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is coming for those who may have missed the Wii U era.The Definitive Edition will include “an exclusive Hung Foot experience” with Solo Mode and 8-player multiplayer competition.