The complete list of Nintendo Switch games

Chris Stead 21 October 2016

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Nintendo’s upcoming ninth-generation console, currently called the Switch, will be released in March 2017. Here are the games expected to be available for its launch and beyond.

For a console coming in March 2017, Nintendo has been dangerously tight-lipped about the Switch until now. However, as you’d expect so close to the launch of a console, hundreds of developers around the world are already working on games for the format, using early versions of the Nintendo Switch console. And Nintendo can’t keep every mouth shut.

Below is a list of confirmed games being made for Nintendo's new console.

List of Nintendo Switch Games

TitleRelease dateGenreDeveloper
1-2-Switch3 March 2017PartyNintendo EPD
Arcade ArchivesTBCCompilationTBC
Arms30 Sep 2017FightingNintendo EPD
Bit! Boy! ArcadeTBCPuzzleBplus
Constructor HD3 March 2017Real-time strategySystem 3
Cube Life: Island Survival HDQ1 2017SandboxCypronia
Disgaea 5 CompleteQ2 2017Tactical RPGNippon Ichi Software
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2TBCFightingDimps
Dragon Quest Heroes I & IITBCRole-playing gameOmega Force
Dragon Quest XTBCRole-playing gameSquare Enix
Dragon Quest XITBCRole-playing gameSquare Enix
Dungeon of Zaar2017Turn-based strategyDungeonofZaar
Farming Simulator 18TBCSimulationGiants Software
Fast RMXMar 2017RacingShin'en
Fire Emblem Switch (Working ttle)TBCUnknownUnknown
Fire Emblem WarriorsQ3 2017Hack and slashOmega Force, Team Ninja
GoNNERTBCRoguelikeRaw Fury Games
Has-Been Heroes31 March 2017StrategyFrozenbyte
I Am SetsunaMar 2017Role-playing gameTokyo RPG Factory
Just Dance 20173 March 2017RhythmUbisoft Paris
KingdomTBCAdventure, simulationRaw Fury Games
Lego City UndercoverQ2 2017Action-adventureTT Fusion
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe28 April 2017Kart racerNintendo
Mech Super eXtendedTBCTBCByte4Games
Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete AdventureTBCAdventureTelltale Games
Minecraft: Switch Edition2017Sandbox4J Studios
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom2017PlatformerGame Atelier
Niki Rock'n' BallTBCPuzzleBplus
NBA 2K18Sep 2017SportsVisual Concepts
New Frontier Days: Founding PioneersTBCSimulationArc System Works
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence2017Turn-based strategyKoei Tecmo Games
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas2017Action-adventureCornfox & Bros.
Project Octopath Traveler (tentative)TBCRole-playing gameSquare Enix
Project Sonic 2017 (tentative)Q4 2017PlatformerSonic Team
Puyo Puyo Tetris2 May 2017PuzzleSonic Team
Puzzlebox Setup SequelTBCPuzzleBplus Games
Rayman Legends: Definitive EditionTBCPlatformerUbisoft Montpellier
RedoutQ2 2017Racing34BigThings
RimeMay 2017AdventureTequila Works
RISE: Race of the futureTBCRacingVD-Dev Games
RiversideTBCAction-adventureZockrates Laboratories
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIIITBCTurn-based strategyKoei Tecmo Games
Seasons of HeavenTBCAdventureAny Arts Production
Shovel Knight2017Action, platformerYacht Club Games
Skylanders: Imaginators3 March 2017Action-adventure"Toys for Bob
Vicarious Visions"
SnipperclipsMar 2017PuzzleNintendo, SFB Games
Sonic ManiaQ2 2017PlatformerTantalus, Pagodawest Games
Spelunker WorldTBCAdventureTozai Games
Splatoon 2Q2 2017Third-person shooterNintendo EPD
Stardew ValleyTBCSimulation, role-playing gameConcernedApe
State of MindTBCAction-adventureDaedalic Entertainment
SteamWorld (UntiledTBCUnknownImage & Form
Steep2017SportsUbisoft Annecy
Story of SeasonsTBCSimulation, role-playing gameMarvelous
Sunu Ikkibu: Din NahuTBCSurvival horrorAlecqua Studios
Super Bomberman R3 March 2017ActionKonami
Super Mario OdysseyDecember 2017PlatformerNintendo EPD
Syberia 3TBCAdventureMicroïds
Tank It!2017Vehicle simulationBplus
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+3 March 2017RoguelikeNicalis
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimQ3 2017Role-playing gameBethesda Game Studios
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild3 March 2017Action-adventureNintendo EPD
The Sacred Hero2018Role-playing gameSiMPLiSTiC
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final ChallengersTBCFightingCapcom
BlazBlue (Untitled)TBCFightingArc System Works
Derby Stallion game (Untitled)TBCSportsParity Bit
FIFA Switch2017SportsElectronic Arts
No More Heroes 3 (placeholder title)2017UnknownGrasshopper Manufacture
Pokémon Stars (rumoured title)TBCRole-playing gameGame Freak
Shin Megami Tensei (Untitled)TBCRole-playing gameAtlus
Taiko Drum Master (Untitled)TBCRhythmBandai Namco Studios
Tales (Untitled)TBCRole-playing gameBandai Namco Studios
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap2017Action-adventureLizardcube
Xenoblade Chronicles 22017Role-playing gameMonolith Soft
Yooka-Laylee2017PlatformerPlaytonic Games

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29 Responses to The complete list of Nintendo Switch games

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    guy | January 18, 2017

    Will there be a new fire emblem release?

      Brodie | January 18, 2017

      Hi Guy,

      There will be indeed. We don’t know too much about it at this stage other than its name, Fire Emblem Warriors. Keep an eye out tomorrow at 11:00am AEST. Nintendo are dedicating a stream to Fire Emblem’s upcoming mobile game, so there’s a chance we will here more about the Fire Emblem Switch title.


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    Mrcookies | January 6, 2017

    Can we get “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” for it as well? I would buy it if it has that.; )

      Jason | January 6, 2017

      Hi Mrcookies,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There’s no information yet if Nintendo will port ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’ for Nintendo Switch. But since this classic favorite is part of their Virtual Console service, there may be a chance that this could also be available to Nintendo Switch.

      Kind regards,

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    Ann | November 25, 2016

    Hi Nintendo,

    I noticed that Rare is not a Nintendo Switch Partner. Will Killer Instinct be released on Nintendo Switch?

      Jason | November 25, 2016

      Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      There’s a slim chance that they will port or develop Killer Instinct for Nintendo Switch since Rare is now focused on developing games for Microsoft or Xbox. Please regularly check out this link for updates on games for Nintendo Switch.


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    Ethan | October 16, 2016

    Deer Nintendo I love you Mario kart games they are so fun when will Mario kart 9 for the nx be announced?

    I would like to know please make Mario kart 9 if you do I will be very happy

      Brodie | October 24, 2016

      Hi Ethan!

      The Nintendo NX was announced as the Nintendo Switch last week. In the reveal trailer (which you can catch here), Nintendo showed off a brief glimpse of Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. Exciting stuff, hey?

      All the best,


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    Limoncello | September 2, 2016

    Do you have heard any information for NX about having any Professor Layton game?
    Best regards to all the fans of Nintendo!

      Brodie | September 12, 2016

      Hi Limoncello P,

      Nothing has been hinted at or announced as of yet. With that said, the Nintendo NX will supposedly blur the lines between console and handheld, so it’s possible we will see traditionally handheld titles like Layton and Pokémon on the NX.


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    Pokemon's | August 25, 2016

    Will Pokemon series come out for Nintendo NX 2017?

      Brodie | August 26, 2016

      Hi Pokémon’s Fan,

      According to sources “close to Nintendo” there will be a Pokémon game within the first six months of the NX’s release.

      Here’s hoping!


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    Sm4shifyer | August 23, 2016

    Square Enix said they have no intention to bring FFXV to the NX and Eidos said Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won’t come to the NX either, so you guys may want to scratch them off the list.

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    Edward | August 3, 2016

    Will Skyrim Special Edition come out for the Nintendo NX.

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      HackThat | January 10, 2017

      it is in the list

      Brodie | August 3, 2016

      Hi Edward,

      Nothing has been announced yet. Here’s hoping we hear something soon.


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    Rubens | July 9, 2016

    What’s up with the “NEX” in the titles?

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      Geneva | July 10, 2016

      I believe the final name is NEX as a throwback to NES and a play on the word “Next”.

      Chris | July 9, 2016

      Hi Rubens,

      The same source that leaked the games lists, also believes that the Nintendo NX will be officially called the Nintendo Next on release, which will be abbreviated to NEX – similar to the old NES and SNES days.

      I think that would be a great name personally, but we’ll have to wait and see if Nintendo agrees.



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    calliexxmariexxjuddxx | July 7, 2016

    No Splatoon 2?! Too many crappy games by Ubisoft, Nintendo! How could you let them do that?!
    Until anything happens, I’m getting a PS4 to play Hatsune Miku instead of this list of crud.

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