50 most anticipated Switch games are set to release this year! Let’s check them out right now!

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Overkill’s jam-packed four-player shooter isn’t backing down with their impending Switch release. This port brings the best heist experience on your hybrid console, extending its convenience with added features and improved action.

Coming this February 27, 2018

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Detention

Nintendo gets its own taste of Asian horror in this upcoming game from indie developer Red Candle Games. Set during Taiwan’s 1960 Martial Law, follow two students in an atmospheric adventure of madness and despair.

Coming this March 1st

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Fear Effect Sedna

The latest addition of the Fear Effect series returns to multiple consoles. Reacquaint yourself with Hana’s famous team, and enter a brand new adventure filled with mystery, action and magic.

Coming this March 6th

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Scribblenauts: Showdown

The power of imagination is unlimited. Another chapter of the Scribblenauts saga lets you battle with friends with the power of words. Play with your friends and create over 35,000 items!

Coming this 6th of March

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Kirby Star Allies

Nintendo’s adorable pink blob returns and he’s not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and lead a party of up to four characters in this latest Kirby adventure.

It’s coming this March 16

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Splatoon 2 - Starter Edition

There will be more chaotic 4 on 4 ink shooting in this humble bundle from Nintendo. This starter edition aims at the newer players with better tips, and fresh content.

Coming this 16th of March

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Attack On Titan 2

Slay towering titans in this sequel to the hit anime your friends won’t stop talking about. Experience the story from the anime itself and join Eren and his companions as they save humanity from devouring titans.

Coming this 20th of March

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Blade Strangers

Nicalis’ crossover fighting games brings major players from various Studio Saizensen games like Code of Princess, Cave Story+ and more.

Set to release this March 21st

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting

Two twins discover a world inside a magical painting that led them to greater alchemical wonders. This is another entry to the Atelier series, and

it’s coming out this March 27

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Redout

The Switch gets to taste the vertigo-inducing action of futuristic racing. Blaze through 100 unique events in high-speed hijinks with anti-gravity mechanics.

It’s coming this March 30

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Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion

Fans of Finn and Jake will be delighted to know that their favorite dynamic duo are going in an open-world adventure. For the first time in the series, set sail around the Land of Ooo and defeat evil pirates.

Coming this April 24

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

CAPCOM celebrates 30 years of hadoukens and shoryukens in their iconic fighting game. This collection contains 12 of the classic titles ranging from the original game to Third Strike.

Coming this May

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Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope

Another game celebrates their anniversary. For their 20 years of heartwarming farming experience, Natsume Inc encompasses the spirit of their previous works into one game. It’s familiar, yet at the same time, it feels so new.

Coming this May

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo’s iconic simian returns with his entire family of vine-swinging shenanigans. It’s the first Donkey Kong game on the Switch, and

it’s coming this May 4

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Dark Souls: Remastered

Every Switch user gets to taste a real video game in this upcoming port from FromSoftware. Enter the horrific world of Dark Souls and slay ugly creatures in epic hair-pulling action.

Coming this May 25

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

An unexpected move from Arc System Works. This crossover fighting game brings together iconic characters of various franchises that includes ATLUS’ Persona 4, Rooster Teeth’s RWBY and French Bread’s Under Night In-Birth.

Coming this June 5th

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Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy: A Telltale Series

Follow Star-Lord and his friends in an adventure of thievery, deceit, and saving the galaxy from cosmic evils.

Coming this July

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Metroid Prime 4

Still in development, the most anticipated Metroid sequel is readying its release on the Switch. No details have been uncovered yet, but it’s bound to make things great for the franchise.

Coming this December 28

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Morphies Law

A 3D shooter with a law that changes the shooter genre as we know it: each weapon hit transfers mass from the victim’s damaged limb to the attacker… and vice versa. Complicated as it may be, it offers a unique shooting experience with unlimited possibilities.

Coming this early 2018

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Outlast

Red Barrel’s first person horror game takes you to a sinister asylum with a haunting secret. As a journalist caught in the wrong place in the wrong time, escape the clutches of evil and use your trusty camcorder to guide you out.

Coming this early 2018

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Outlast 2

The sequel to Red Barrels’ survival horror game. This time, enter a mysterious village filled with demonic presence. Run away from the hands of a satanic cult, and once again, use your camcorder to light the path.

Coming this early 2018

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Hollow Knight

Team Cherry’s adorable yet brutal metroidvania game is making waves around Steam. The Switch gets a taste of this as well. Follow a young knight in his quest to discover a mysterious secret hidden inside their bug-infested world.

Coming this early 2018

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Starlink: Battle For Atlas

Ubisoft returns the classic toy-to-game experience to the Switch. This space exploration game lets you roam around the Atlas Star system and forge alliances with civilizations. Craft your own spaceship using the optional toys available in stores, or buy stuff using in-game currencies.

Coming this late 2018

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Mario Tennis Aces

It’s not a Nintendo console without more Mario. This latest Mario sports game brings a new level of skill and competition with intense tennis battles. It’s an improvement to their GBA days, offering new tennis features.

Coming this Spring

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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

The ultimate version of Koei Tecmo’s action-packed game set in the Zelda universe. Play all 29 characters from the Wii U and 3DS and save Hyrule.

Coming this Spring

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA

The latest of the Ys series. Return to the story of Adol the Red in a new adventure and a whole new playable character. Help Adol recall his lost memories in this mysterious island.

Coming this Summer

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SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~

This brand new 2 vs 2 fighting game brings together the charming ladies of the SNK franchise. Battle head to head with players in a new tag team action with a gorgeous roster of female characters.

Coming this Summer

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Gal*Gun 2

Oh, boy. Inti Creates’ sexy rail shooter game is going to take over your life. Enjoy the game’s naughty gameplay filled with smoking cute girls, and pheromone shots. No questions.

This game is coming this Winter

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Moonlighter

A roguelike RPG with a unique gameplay element. Play as a shopkeeper by day, and a dungeon-crawling master at night. Slay demons, sell items, go full circle.

Coming sometime this 2018

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Unruly Heroes

Ubisoft’s take on the famous Chinese Legend takes you to worlds of wonder. Inspired by the famous Journey Of The West, lead the Monkey King and his friends in an adventure that changed China as we know it.

Coming this 2018

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Yoshi For Nintendo Switch

A working title. This upcoming Yoshi game for the Switch takes our favorite green dinosaur to new worlds. Enjoy this platforming action game with lively art styles with 2 player action.

Coming this 2018

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Yoku’s Island Express

An indie adventure with a mix of pinball mechanics. This open-world game lets you explore Mokumana Island and unlock its secrets by helping friends, and awakening deities.

Coming this 2018

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Looks like the Switch isn’t home to kid-friendly games anymore. With Bethesda’s army of ports getting inside Nintendo, it’s only a matter of time before we hunt Nazis down and blow their heads up.

Coming this 2018

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The World Ends With You: Final Remix

What was once the jewel of the DS way back 2008, it now comes back with HD visuals and a new epilogue. Engage in fun rhythmic battles using the joy con controllers, and enter this fascinating world once again.

Coming this 2018

Super Meat Boy Forever

The tough as nails platformer gets a sequel for the Nintendo Switch. Get ready for a more brutal platforming experience and save your friends from the evil Dr. Fetus.

Coming this 2018

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Shovel Knight: King Of Cards

The latest and unfortunately the final expansion for the Treasure Trove saga. Lead the King Knight in his quest to best three kings and prove himself to be a true ruler of the land.

Coming this 2018

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Project OCTOPATH TRAVELER

A working title. This upcoming Square Enix JRPG that takes you into the lives of 8 travelers with their own origins and goals.

Coming this 2018

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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom

This wonderful side-scrolling adventure stems from the ashes of the Wonder Boy and Monster World series. Transform into 6 different creatures and overcome obstacles to find a curse for your curse.

Coming this 2018

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Pokemon

A working title. No one knows what Nintendo has in store for their Pokemon game on the Switch, but we’ll find out more about this game soon.

Coming this 2018

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Fire Emblem

Another working title for the Switch. It will be the first Fire Emblem title to be released on home consoles in a long time. No details have been unveiled yet, but we’re bound to find out more about this game sometime this year.

Coming this 2018

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Valkyria Chronicles 4

War meets Anime in this upcoming sequel to the tactical RPG from SEGA. Lead a band of soldiers in their quest to aid their homeland from a gripping civil war.

Coming this 2018

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Shin Megami Tensei V

It’s only a matter of time. ATLUS’ latest SMT game is heading to the Switch. Unfortunately, details are scarce. But the trailer showed that this game will be using the Unreal Engine 4, that means we get to see our favorite Demons in HD.

Coming this 2019

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Bayonetta 3

Our favorite witch is back and she’s facing a far greater threat this time. Not much details are revealed, but according to the teaser, it’s not looking good for our lady.

No release date yet

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Steep

Ubisoft’s extreme sports game is coming to the Switch. Feel your adrenaline pumping in its open-world sports experience. Go skiing, paragliding, and so much more in their snow-capped lands.

No release date yet

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Arena Of Valor

The first MOBA game to hit the switch. Inspired by popular eSports title like League and Dota 2, engage in thrilling 5 versus 5 battles with a unique roster of heroes.

Coming soon

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Battle Chasers Nightwar

THQ Nordic’s RPG is inspired by the classic console greats. Enter a brutal world filled with deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat and a rich story.

No release date yet, but it’s coming out soon

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Dragon Quest Builders 2

The sequel to the Minecraft-like spin off of the Dragon Quest series. The world is bigger than ever and it’s your job to rebuild civilization to its glory.

Coming soon

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Dragon Quest XI

The most awaited follow-up to the Dragon Quest series. This main entry continues the gameplay of the previous games.

It was released on Japan a year earlier, but Switch users get to play it soon

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Shaq-Fu A Legend Reborn

Mad Dog Games’ latest Shaq Fu game takes the OG Big Shaq to Hell and beyond. Fight demonic hordes of enemies and show them who’s boss with your Kung Fu Powers.

Coming soon

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Pikmin 4

The fourth mainline entry of the adorable Pikmin sequel is still under mystery. Though it’s development has been hinted way back 2015, there’s not much news to talk about. Now with the Switch gaining popularity, we’re expecting more news about this game this year.

Coming out soon

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