The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles Nintendo has ever produced, with a wide variety of games to choose from and plenty of unique features. We’ve already gotten to play new entries across the Zelda, Super Mario, and Pokémon series on Nintendo Switch, but there are still plenty of great games on the way for the hybrid console. These include exclusive games developed internally by Nintendo, as well as third-party titles and ports of games that are also available on other platforms.
Here’s our list of the best upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2023 and beyond. Of course, some titles without release windows could skip the Switch entirely and wind up on Nintendo’s next-gen console.
The games listed below either have 100% confirmed release dates or solid release windows that we expect them to hit this year. Anything that’s up in the air due to more vague launch predictions or previous delays will be listed below confirmed launches.
The wacky cartoon brawler Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is getting a fresh-feeling sequel à la Warzone 2. The focus of the game will be to punch, kick, slash, blast, and generally pummel your opponents however you can to knock them off the stage. It’s no Super Smash Bros., but the series has gained a bit of a cult following in the fighting games community.
While Hogwarts Legacy launched in February 2023 on most platforms, Switch players will have to wait until November to carve out their own story at Hogwarts. This Harry Potter RPG takes place in the 1800s, where you hold the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Go to class, ride a broomstick, and learn all about Unforgivable Curses in this new magical adventure.
Persona 5 Tactica takes the beloved world of Persona 5 and transforms it into an enthralling tactical spin-off. The enigmatic Phantom Thieves stumble upon a strange incident that leads them to a bizarre land, ruled by the iron grip of the Legionnaires military group. Plunged into peril, their salvation comes in the form of Erina, a mysterious revolutionary who offers them a life-changing deal in return for their aid.
Prepare for turn-based battles as you lead a squad of heroes against the oppressive forces that threaten this realm. Assemble your three-hero team, each possessing unique abilities, and strategize your way to victory.
Everyone’s favorite Australian Cattle Dog is finally making her way into the video game world. With local multiplayer, characters and locations from the TV show, and a light-hearted story, this is a must-play for Bluey fans and their families.
Embark on an extraordinary journey in the captivating realm of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, as you delve into a tale of vengeance. Psaro, plagued by a curse that renders him powerless against creatures with monster blood, is compelled to adopt the role of a Monster Wrangler. His objective: to assemble a formidable army for an impending conflict.
As we get deeper into 2023, we’re going to start getting confirmed release dates and rumors for next year. Here’s everything that’s on our radar for 2024.
Prepare to embark on an epic adventure in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a thrilling return to the series’ 2D roots in a captivating Metroidvania-style action-platformer. Experience the fast-paced, real-time combat the franchise is renowned for as you step into the shoes of a sword-wielding protagonist and delve into Ubisoft’s rich Persian setting.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown introduces an exceptional combat system that surpasses expectations, offering a level of depth that will leave players pleasantly surprised. As you navigate the intricate world, be prepared to discover hidden passages and secret areas that can only be accessed by unlocking specific power-ups.
Star Wars: Dark Forces (first released in 1995) is getting a remaster on modern consoles. In a galaxy under the Empire’s grip, the Rebel Alliance discovers the Death Star, a planet-destroying weapon. Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial Stormtrooper, joins the Rebels to infiltrate the Empire from within. Star Wars: Dark Forces offers a unique twist with a coherent narrative, realistic missions, and familiar locations from the Star Wars universe.
Princess Peach: Showtime! focuses on Peach and several Toads visiting a Sparkle Theater to watch a play, only for mysterious foes called the Wicked Grape and Sour Bunch to appear. Peach, alongside a new flower companion named Stella, is left to fight back and save the day (and the play) using a magical ribbon.
Embark on a magical journey with The Plucky Squire, an enchanting Zelda-like adventure that unfolds beyond the confines of a storybook. Join Jot, a brave squire, and his friends as they discover a three-dimensional world outside the pages of their book, only to encounter the sinister Humgrump, who seeks to rewrite their destiny. Jot must overcome unprecedented challenges to rescue his friends from the clutches of Humgrump’s dark forces and restore the book’s once-happy ending. Prepare for an immersive adventure where courage and friendship prevail against all odds.
All we know about the games listed below is that they’re in development. Most of them are probably a few years away from launch.
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