45 Nintendo Switch games are set to release this first half 2018. Let’s check them out right now!

Dandara

First on the list is a 2D adventure platformer. Traverse through a beautiful world of Salt with fast and fluid controls built exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Help Dandara make it to the final level with her newfound weapons and abilities. Coming this February 2018.

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING

An indie adventure game that follows the exploits of Captain Frank Lee English and his colleague, Aled. together they travel through the cosmos in search for planets to claim for their new Galactic British Empire. Coming this February 1st.

Disc Jam

High Horse Entertainment’s latest game takes you to a futuristic arena. This is a fast-paced action sports game that puts 2 to 4 players in an intense battle of air hockey mixed with Tennis. Defend their end zone, and use devastating abilities to gain the upper hand. It’s coming out this February 8.

Dragon Quest Builders

Square Enix’s humble RPG slash sandbox game is gearing up for its Switch release. Control a divine builder tasked to rebuild the world after it was destroyed. Similar to Minecraft and Terraria, it boasts a blocky aesthetic style. It’s coming out this February 9.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame

Feel the adrenaline rushing in the official videogame for the renowned Monster Energy Supercross. Race with official riders from 250SX and 450SX with their official tracks. Players can also customize their rider, and edit tracks for endless gameplay possibilities. Coming this 13th of February.

The Longest Five Minutes

A JRPG developed by Nippon Ichi. Follow a young hero as he regain his memories to defeat an Overlord. Re-learn your abilities, spells, and the people you meet along the way in flashback sequences. It’s gonna be the longest five minutes of his life. Coming this February 13th.

Owlboy

One of Steam’s adorable indie games is coming to the Switch. Follow a mute owl, Otus, as he soars into a magical kingdom above the clouds. Defeat the plotting Sky Pirates and clear the skies from danger. Packed with a beautiful soundtrack and responsive platformer controls, Switch users will love this as it releases this 13th of February.

The Fall Part 2: Unbound

The sequel to the award winning The Fall. Control an AI broken free from digital chains. Save yourself and hunt a mysterious hacker infecting the global network. Solve puzzles and explore an environment teeming with mystery. Coming this February 13.

Fe

Discover a world so breathtaking and speak the language of the forest in EA’s upcoming game. Everything is connected. Master a diverse array of animal cries to befriend creatures of the land. Together, stop the Silent Ones from tearing the balance of the forest. It’s coming out this February 16.

Bayonetta

Hideki Kamiya’s seductive and badass witch is ready to show her skills on the Nintendo Switch. Just like the original, control Bayonetta in her quest to recall the memories of her past after awakening from a 500 year sleep. This hack and slash epic is coming this 16th of February.

Bayonetta 2

The sequel of SEGA’s critically acclaimed series. Return to the shoes of Bayonetta in her captivating new look. Summon demons mid battle and use her newfound powers to fend off powerful beings that threaten to destroy the world. It’s set to release alongside the first game during the 16th of February.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus

The classic Pac-Man Championship game is getting a revamp for Nintendo’s console hybrid. This time, play with a friend which contains a number of 2 player gameplay modes and so much more. Coming this 22nd of February.

PAYDAY 2

Overkill’s heist game is coming to the Switch with a ton of new features. This port will offer enhanced heists with randomly generated events and more masks to give players their own sense of identity. Multiplayer will also allow players to join their friends for local heist sessions. Coming this 27th of February.

Moonlighter

An indie game with a unique mix of RPG and roguelike elements. At daytime, you play as a regular shopkeeper tending to his goods. Sell your stuff for a reasonable price to appease your customers. At night, play as a daring warrior entering a procedurally generated world. Defeat monsters, collect loot and sell them again. Coming this March 2018.

Fear Effect Sedna

A real-time tactical action game where you play as Hana after the events of the original Fear Effect game. This sequel opens new doors to the series with a new story and gameplay yet manages to recreate the atmosphere from the first game. Coming this March 2018.

Scribblenauts: Showdown

It’s not a Nintendo console without Scribblenauts. Use your imagination to materialize over 35,000 words. Create your own Scribblenaut and ready your creativity in a game so rich of content. Coming this March 6th.

Kirby Star Allies

The adorable pink puff returns and he’s bringing friends. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts. Use Kirby’s devouring ability to copy elemental powers from other enemies. It’s coming this March 16.

Attack On Titan 2

Koei Tecmo’s video game adaptation to the popular anime finds its sequel. Following the event of the anime’s second season, this game features enhanced Titan movements and attacks that require players to maneuver seamlessly. Meet new faces, including new ones, and customize your own Scout. It’s coming this March 20.

Blade Strangers

Nicalis’ upcoming fighting game takes you to an interdimensional network. Choose from a wide array of summoned heroes from parallel game worlds such as Cave Story+, Code Princess, and Sayonara Umihara. Face them off against each other in intense one on one combat. Coming this March 21st.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting

An upcoming role playing game that continues the magic of the Atelier series. This time, follow the twins, Lydie and Marlen as they embark on a grand adventure inside a mysterious painting. It’s coming this March 27th.

Redout

The pulsating lights of this anti-gravity racing game is making its way to the Switch. Embrace the vertigo-inducing futuristic racetracks and speed your way through difficult slopes and turns. It features over a hundred levels, 30 tracks, customizable vehicles and so much more! Coming this March 30th.

Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion

An ambitious open-world Adventure Game set in the land of Ooo. With a new 3D visuals, follow your favorite characters Jake, Finn, and BMO in an exciting adventure to various kingdoms. It features an original story, pirates and hero progression to pick between your favorite characters. It’s coming this Spring 2018.

Penny-Punching Princess

Money makes the world go round. Battle capitalism and defeat your enemies using your fists. Fight your way from nothing and steal treasure to take down the mighty Dragoloan Family. Reclaim your kingdom because this game is coming this March 2018.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition

The iconic Street Fighter franchise celebrate its 30th anniversary to the Switch. This package contains 12 classic titles from the series from the original Street Fighter, to Street Fighter III: Third Strike. The game includes online play so that players can show their skills to others. It’s a nostalgic entry, and it’s coming this May 2018.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The Kong Family makes a grand debut on the Nintendo Switch. Follow Donkey, Diddy, Dixie and Cranky Kong in an adventure of a lifetime. This title includes all the fun challenges of the original game with new content, especially the added character Funky Kong. It’s coming this May 4th.

Dark Souls: Remastered

A pleasant surprise. FromSoftware’s brutal action adventure RPG is debuting to the Nintendo Switch. Re-experience the genre-defining game with polished visuals, new challenges and sheer patience-testing fun. This title also contains the Artorias of Abyss DLC and retains its online features. It’s slated to release this May 25th.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Featuring an all-star cast of characters, BlazBlue’s crossover fighting game brings together the iconic characters from Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, Atlus’ Persona 4 and and French Bread’s Under Night-In Birth. Gameplay is a mix between various BlazBlue games with additional and revamped mechanics. It’s coming this June 5th, 2018.

Wargroove

A turn-based strategy game for up to 4 players. Take control of an army and its commander to wage war on enemies. Choose from it's over 12 commanders from the 4 warring factions and engage in the game’s story mode. It’s coming sometime this early 2018.

Next Up Hero

An arcade-action adventure where players take turns in fighting and dying against brutal monsters. Powered by a unique concept called Community Continue, enter a shared online environment where players help each other by dying one at a time. Revive them to fight by your side, and build your army. Coming this early 2018.

Light Fingers

A casual party game for you and your friends. Get inside the game’s very own tavern and play a board game with magical possibilities. Begin your adventure by rolling the dice. Coming this 2018.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

An realist adventure game with a touch of magic. Set beneath the caves of Kentucky, follow a man lost inside fantasy world with giant eagles, robot musicians, and so much more. Coming this early 2018.

Flipping Death

Death is on vacation in the town of Flatwood Peaks. Play as Penny and help trapped ghosts with your magical scythe. Solve a variety of puzzles in its gorgeously designed world and play the part of Death until his imminent return. Coming this early 2018.

Hollow Knight

Team Cherry’s metroidvania game is rocking Steam’s indie list. This adorable game isn’t what you think it is. It features a mix of metroidvania elements with Souls-like difficulty. Live inside a bug-infested world, and befriend creatures and defeating epic boss fights. It’s coming this early 2018.

Ultimate Chicken Horse

A multiplayer game with comedic proportions. Known to ruin friendships, players create their own platforming world filled with hazards and death traps. Make it out alive and prove your friends they’re wrong. It’s coming this early 2018.

Layers Of Fear: Legacy

Bloober Team’s horror game is coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console. Critically praised for its eerie and smart design, explore a mysterious mansion filled with odd paintings and creepy faces. It’s coming this early 2018.

Unruly Heroes

An action-adventure game inspired by the famous Chinese Legend, “Journey To The West”. This epic adventure tells the story of four legendary characters paving their way to China’s history. Play with friends in its co-op mode. Coming this early 2018.

Runbow

The popular platforming racing game is coming to the Switch. This fast-paced game can have up to 9 players racing their way through a multitude of color-coded platforms. The world changes every time, so if you can’t see it, you can’t touch it! It’s coming this early 2018.

Starlink: Battle For Atlas

An ambitious toy-to-life game from Ubisoft that’s geared towards toy collectors who loves games. Create a team of starfighter pilots and lead them to defeat an enemy known as the Forgotten Legion. Use your purchased starship toy and customize it to your heart's content. It sounds pricey, but we’ll find out soon enough. It’s coming sometime this 2018.

Mario Tennis Aces

Not much is known about this game as of the moment, but it’s said to bring a whole new competitive atmosphere to Switch users. Choose from your favorite Mario characters and face against your enemies in intense tennis battles. It’s coming this Spring 2018.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

The ultimate version of the fast-paced action game set in the Zelda Universe. This edition contains all the downloadable content, maps, and characters present from its Wii U and 3DS versions. It also includes some surprises such as new skins and more. Coming this Spring 2018.

Gal*Gun 2

Inti Creates is making their latest Gal Gun game for the Switch. It’s the fourth game of the series and it contains the iconic naughty gameplay from its predecessors. There will be new characters to spray at, and that’s beautiful. Coming this Spring 2018.

Mega Man Legacy Collection

The first of Mega Man’s Switch port collection. This contains half of the legendary Mega Man games from the classic 8 bit to the 32 bit adventure. Coming this Spring 2018.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

The other half of CAPCOM’s favorite blue robot boy. This version contains Mega Man 7 to 10 and it contains more additional content. It’s coming this Spring 2018 alongside Collection 1.

YS VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Adol The Red is getting a new adventure for the first time after 8 years. Marooned to a cursed island, Adol and his friends must embark on a perilous quest to uncover the mysteries of the island. Switch allies on the fly and adapt to the field of battle. This eighth installment of the Ys series promises more memorable moments and unforgettable characters. Coming this Summer 2018.

SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~

Play with your friends or online as SNK’s iconic heroines take center stage. This 2 versus 2 fighting game features a wide assembly of characters from the SNK universe. Coming this Summer 2018.