Nintendo Switch games list, 2018 release dates and every Switch game released so far

Nintendo's own titles to third party software, plus everything we know about the system.

After years of speculation and a missed E3 showing, the Nintendo Switch - formerly known by its codename Nintendo NX - has been unveiled to the world. The successor to the Wii U and 3DS is a portable handheld console with detachable controllers, with the option to connect to a TV or play standalone in tabletop mode.

Here's everything you need to know about the system, from the games to come in the following weeks and months and the hardware that powers it.

Nintendo Switch games list

Here's every confirmed game so far, what's out now and what else we know that could be on the way:

Nintendo Switch games releasing in 2018

Upcoming games with confirmed release dates:

  • Old Man's Journey (Broken Rules, February 20th)
  • Layers of Fear: Legacy (Bloober Team, February 21st)
  • Payday 2 (Overkill Software, February 23rd)
  • Subsurface Circular (Mike Bithell, March 1st)
  • Steredenn: Binary Stars (Pixelnest Studio, March 8th)
  • Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo, March 16th)
  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo, April 27th in Europe / April 20th in North America)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, May 4th)
  • Dark Souls Remastered (Namco Bandai, May 25th)

Other games coming 2018, or with no release date:

  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Saber Interactive)
  • Raging Justice (MakinGames)
  • Pillars of Eternity 2 (Obsidian Entertainment
  • My Time at Portia (Team17)
  • 7 Billion Humans (Tomorrow Corporations)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo, Spring)
  • Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo, Spring)
  • The World Ends With You -Final Remix- (Square Enix, 2018)
  • SNK Heroines Tag Team Fury (SNK, Summer)
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Nihon Falcom, Summer)
  • Outlast, Outlast 2 (Big Red Barrels)
  • Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo)
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Capcom, May)
  • Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory (NIS America)
  • Runner3 (Choice Provisions, Autumn 2017)
  • Pocket Rumble (Chuckfish Games, 2017)
  • Dandara (Long Hat House, 2017)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment, 2017)
  • Kingdom, Two Crowns (Raw Fury Games, 2017)
  • Flipping Death (Zoink!, 2017)
  • Wargroove (Chucklefish Games, 2017)
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected (2017)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (Adult Swim Games, 2017)
  • Duck Game (Adult Swim Games, 2017)
  • Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital, 2017)
  • Hover: Revolt of Gamers (The Sidekicks, 2017)
  • Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, 2017)
  • Pankapu (Too Kind Studio, 2017)
  • Space Dave! (Choice Provisions, 2017)
  • Splasher (Splashteam, 2017)
  • State of Mind (Daedalic Entertainment, 2017)
  • sU and the Quest for Meaning (Guillaume Bouckaert, 2017)
  • Terraria (505 Games, 2017)
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Over the Moon, 2017)
  • The Next Penelope (Plug in Digital, 2017)
  • ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove (Adult Swim Games, 2017)
  • TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson, 2017)
  • Treasurenauts (Renegade Kid, 2017)
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games, 2017)
  • Payday 2 (Overkill Software, 2017)
  • RiftStar Raiders (Climax Studios, 2017)
  • Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte, 2017)
  • Indivisible (Lab Zero, 2017)
  • Penguin Wars (City Connection, 2017 in Japan)
  • Morphies Law (Cosmoscope, winter 2017)
  • Sausage Sports Club (Luckshot Games, autumn 2017)
  • Mom Hid My Game (Kemco, 2017)
  • Earth Atlantis (Pixel Perfex / Headup Games, autumn 2017)
  • Floor Kids (MERJ, winter 2017)
  • Wulverblade (Fully Illustrated / Darkwind Media, September 2017)
  • Poly Bridge (Dry Cactus, winter 2017)
  • Worms W.M.D. (Team17, 2017)
  • Morphies Law (Cosmoscope Games, 2017)
  • Arena of Valor (Tencent)
  • Bridge Constructor Portal (Headup Games, 2018)
  • Wandersong (Dumb and Fat Games, 2018)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry, 2018)
  • Penny Punching Princess (NIS America, spring 2018)
  • Necrobarista (Route 59)
  • Yoku's Island Express (Team 17, 2018)
  • New Fire Emblem (2018)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES - Nintendo Switch Online subscription, 2018)
  • Balloon Fight (NES - Nintendo Switch Online subscription, 2018)
  • Dr. Mario (NES - Nintendo Switch Online subscription, 2018)
  • 1001 Spikes (Nicalis, TBC)
  • Owlboy (D-Pad Studio)
  • Arcade Archives (Hamster, TBC)
  • Constructor (System 3, TBC)
  • Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, TBC)
  • Dragon Quest X (Square Enix, TBC)
  • Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix, TBC)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I and II (Square Enix, TBC)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop, TBC)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - The Compete Adventure (Telltale Games, TBC)
  • Redout (34BigThings, TBC)
  • Seasons of Heaven (AnyAny Productions, TBC)
  • New Shin Megami Tensei 5 (Atlas, Western release unconfirmed)
  • State of Mind (Daedalic Entertainment, TBC)
  • Steep (Ubisoft, TBC)
  • Syberia 3 (Microids, TBC)
  • Project Octopath Traveller (Square Enix, TBC)
  • Taiko Drum Master (Namco Bandai, TBC)
  • New 'Tales of' RPG (Namco Bandai, TBC)
  • Seiken Densetsu Collection / Mana Collection (Square Enix, TBC)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Inti Creates, TBC)
  • Party Golf (Giant Margarita, TBC)
  • Earth Atlantis (Pixel Perfex)
  • Senran Kagura (possibly Japan only)
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Nasume)
  • Hyper Sentinel (Heuy Games)
  • Piczle Lines DX (Rainy Frog)
  • Shakedown Hawaii (VBlank)
  • Picontier (Circle Entertainment)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (Nintendo)
  • New Yoshi game (Nintendo)
  • Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix)
  • Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, August 10 in Japan)
  • Fe (Zoink)
  • Fear Effect Reinvented (Sushee / Square Enix)
  • Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (Team Meat)
  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Yacht Club Games, early 2018)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Suda51 / Grasshopper Manufacture)
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Cardboard Computer / Annapura Interactive, early 2018)
  • Dragon: Marked for Death (IntiCreates)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (Trinket Games / Adult Swim)
  • Next Up Hero (Digital Continue / Aspyr Media, early 2019)
  • Mulaka (Lienzo)
  • Light Fingers (Numizmatic, early 2018)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale Games)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (Bethesda)
  • VS. Balloon Fight (Hamster)
  • VS. Ice Climber (Hamster)
  • VS. Pinball (Hamster)
  • VS. Clu Clu Land (Hamster)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud (Sega, Japan only)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 (Atlus)
  • Battle Princess Madelyn (Causal Bit Games, 2018)
  • Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook)
  • Titan Quest (Iron Lore Entertainment)

Nintendo Switch games out now

Launch day (March 3rd):

March 9th:

  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates)
  • NeoGeo NAM 1975 (SNK)

March 16th:

March 23rd:

March 30th:

  • Snake Pass (Sumo Digital
  • NeoGeo Metal Slug (SNK)

April 6th:

  • Lego City Undercover (Warner Bros)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (Vertex Pop)
  • NeoGeo Alpha Mission 2 (SNK)
  • Has-Been Heroes (Frozenbyte)

April 13th:

  • Mr. Shifty (tinyBuild Games)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Jackbox Games)

April 18th:

  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (DotEmu, £17.99)

April 20th:

  • NeoGeo Fatal Fury (SNK, £6.29)

April 28th:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, £49.99)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media, £34.99)
  • Hamiko (Flyhigh Works, £4.49)
  • NeoGeo Over Top (SNK, £6.29)

May 2nd:

  • Tumbleseed (aeiowu, £11.99)

May 5th:

  • NeoGeo Blazing Star (SNK, £6.29)

May 11th:

  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang, £19.99)
  • NBA Playground (Saber Interactive, £17.99)
  • Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical (Flyhigh Works, £6.99)
  • NeoGeo Mark of the Wolves (SNK, £6.29)

May 18th:

  • Thumper (Drool, £15.99)
  • NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (SNK, £6.29)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete Demo (NIS America, free)

May 25th:

June 1st:

  • Astro Duel Deluxe (Panic Button, £12.59)
  • NeoGeo Last Resort (Hamster, £6.29)

June 8th:

June 16th:

  • ARMS (Nintendo, £49.99)
  • Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Inti Creates, £8.99)
  • NeoGeo Sengoku (Hamster, £6.29)

June 22nd:

  • Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment, £13.49)
  • NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 (Hamster, £6.29)

June 29th:

July 6th:

  • Flip Wars (Nintendo, £8.99)
  • Implosion (Flyhigh Works, £10.79)
  • I and Me (Ratalaika, £8.99)
  • Shephy (Arc System Works, £4.99)
  • NeoGeo Metal Slug 2 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Vaccine (Rainy Frog, £8.99)

July 13th:

  • De Mambo (DangerousKitchen, £9.99)
  • Bulb Boy (Bulbware, £7.19)
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win (WB Games, £49.99)
  • NeoGeo Fatal Fury Special (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Death Squared (SMG Studio, £11.99)
  • Levels+ : Addictive Puzzle Game (flow, £4.99)

July 20th:

  • Splatoon 2 (July 21st)
  • Cave Story+ (Nicalis, £26.99)
  • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (Marvelous, £49.99)
  • NeoGeo Samurai Showdown (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Boost Beast (Arc System Works, £8.99)

July 27th:

  • Overcooked Special Edition (Ghost Town Games, £17.99)
  • Namco Museum (Bandai Namco, £29.99)
  • Namco Museum Pac-Man vs/ Free Multiplayer-only Version (Bandai Namco, free)
  • NeoGeo Super Sidekicks (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Qbics Paint (Abylight, £4.49)
  • Physical Contact: SPEED (Collavier, £4.49)
  • Ultra Hyperball (Springloaded, £8.99)
  • Minecraft Switch Edition - Fallout Mash-up (Mojang, £4.79)
  • Minecraft Switch Edition - Biome Settlers Skin Pack 2 (Mojang, £4.79)
  • Minecraft Switch Edition - Skyrim Mash-up (Mojang, £4.79)

August 3rd:

  • Retro City Rampage DX (Vblank, £12.99)
  • Slime-san (Fabraz, £10.00)
  • GUNBARICH9o for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, £5.99)
  • STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, £5.99)
  • NeoGeo Aero Fights 2 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Puzzle Adventure Blockle (Intense, £5.99)
  • Use Your Words (Smiling Buddha Games, £11.79)
  • TumbleSeed Four Peaks update (free) and sale (£8.03 from £11.99)
  • I am Setsuna sale (£20.09 from £29.99)

August 10th:

  • Severed (Drinkbox Studios, £13.49)
  • Rocket Fist (Bitten Toast Games, £8.99)
  • Phantom Trigger (TinyBuild Games, £13.49)
  • NeoGeo King of Fighters 2000 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Ironcast (Ripstone, August 10th)

August 17th:

  • Sonic Mania (SEGA, £15.99)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 1 (Jackbox Games, £18.99)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games, £18.99)
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition demo (Ubisoft, free)
  • NeoGeo Magican Lord (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Troll and I (Maximum games, £24.99)>

August 24th:

August 31st:

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft, £49.99)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates, £31.49)
  • Sky Ride (Mutan, £6.29)
  • NeoGeo Zed Blade (Hamster, £6.29)
  • League of Evil (Ratalaika Games, £7.19)
  • Voez Demo (Flyhigh Works, free)

September 7th:

  • Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Nicalis, £35.99)
  • NeuroVoider (Flying Oak Games, £12.99)
  • LEGO Worlds (TT Games, £24.99)
  • R.B.I. Baseball 17 (Nighthawk Interactive, £26.99)
  • NeoGeo Blue's Journey (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Double Dragon 4 (Arc System Works, £8.59)
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Crunching Koalas, £8.99)
  • Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier, £4.49)
  • The Bridge (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, £8.99)

September 14th:

  • NBA 2K18 (2K Games, £54.99)
  • Rayman Legends: Definite Edition (Ubisoft, £29.99)
  • Kingdom: Two Lands (Raw Fury Games,£13.49)
  • 36 Fragments of Midnight (Ratalaika Games, £2.99)
  • NeoGeo Spin Master (Hamster, £6.29(
  • Robonauts (Qubic Games, £12.24)
  • Beach Buggy Racing (Vector, £9.99
  • PAN-PAN A tiny big adventure (CIRCLE Ent., £4.99)
  • Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, £7.99
  • Semispheres (Vivid Helix, £8.99)
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win (WB Games, £49.99)
  • LEGO Worlds (WB Games, £24.99)
  • project OCTOPATH TRAVELER demo (Square Enix, free)

September 21st:

  • Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo, £49.99)
  • Steamworld Dig 2 (Image and Form Games, £14.99)
  • Thimbleweed Park (Terrible Toybox, £14.99)
  • NeoGeo Art of Fighting (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Namco Bandai, £54.99)

September 28th:

  • FIFA 18 (EA, £54.99)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games, £13.49)
  • Picross S (Jupiter, £7.19)
  • Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. (Hamster, £6.29)
  • One Piece: Unlimited Word Red - Deluxe Edition (Bandai Namco, £54.99)
  • Astro Bears Party (QubicGames, £4.49)
  • Binaries (Ant Workshop, £9.99)
  • Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch's Story: Combat (Inside System, £8.09)
  • Butcher (Crunching Koalas, £8.99)
  • Conga Master Party! (Rising Star Games, £7.99)
  • Deemo (Flyhigh Works, £26.09)
  • Inversus (Hypersect, £10.99)
  • Pankapu (Plug In Digital, £10.99)
  • Physical Contact: Picture Place (Collavier, £3.39)
  • NeoGeo Burning Fight (Hamster, £6.29)

October 5th:

  • Stardew Valley (Chucklefish Games, £10.99)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base, £11.99)
  • Axiom Verge (Thomas Happ, £14.99)
  • Oxenfree (Night School, £15.99
  • Völgarr the Viking (Crazy Viking, £8.99)
  • Tumblestone (QuantumAstroGuild, £11.99)
  • Earth Atlantis (Headup Games, £13.49)
  • Ninja Shodown (Rising Star Games, £9.99)
  • Tower of Babel (EnjoyUp Games, £8.99)
  • NeoGeo Metal Slug X (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Spelunker Party! demo (Square Enix, free)
  • Just Dance 2018 demo (Ubisoft, free)

October 12th:

  • Sine Mora EX (Grasshopper Manufacture, £24.99)
  • The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (Curve Games, £14.99)
  • Wulverblade (Darkwind Media, £14.99)
  • Tiny Barbarian DX (Nicalis, £26.99
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Neckbolt Games / Plug In Digital, £12.99)
  • UNBOX: Newbie's Adventure (Merge Games, £22.49)
  • 88 Heroes - 98 Heroes Edition (Rising Star Games, £29.99)
  • NeoGeo The King of Fighters 95 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Neon Chrome (10tons, £12.99)
  • Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Ratalaika Games, £4.49)
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (NIS America, £29.99)
  • Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas demo (FDG Entertainment, free)

October 19th:

  • Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo, £49.99)
  • Rogue Trooper Redux (Rebellion, £19.99)
  • Syberia (Microïds, £26.99)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Jackbox Games, £19.99)
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame (Warner Bros, £49.99)
  • Spelunker Party! (Square Enix, £24.99)
  • Don't Knock Twice (Wales Interactive, £9.99)
  • The Count Lucanor (Merge Games, £10.79)
  • NeoGeo Robo Army (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Jydge (10tons, £12.99)
  • Party Golf (Giant Margarita, £13.49)
  • Putty Pals (Harmonious Games, £7.50)
  • Revenant Saga (Kemco, £11.69)
  • Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (Starsign, £4.49)
  • Elliot Quest (Playeveryware, £8.99)

October 26th:

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, October 27th)
  • Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft, £49.99)
  • The Mummy Demastered (WayForward, £17.99)
  • This Is The Police (THQ, £24.99)
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Koei Tecmo Europe, £49.99)
  • Knight Terrors (Nicalis, £2.69)
  • Violett (Forever Entertainment, £8.09)
  • NeoGeo Mutation Nation (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Moon Hunters (Kitfox Games, £8.99)
  • Splasher (Plug in Digital, £12.99)
  • Zombie Gold Rush (Amazing, £4.49)
  • Time Recoil (10tons, £11.99)
  • Piczle Lines DX demo (Rainy Frog, free)

November 2nd:

  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Ubisoft, £29.99)
  • Wheels of Aurelia (Santa Ragione, £8.99)
  • Chess Ultra (Ripstone, £9.99)
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix, £13.49)
  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (MadCow, £35.99)
  • Monster Jam: Crush It (MadCow, £35.99)
  • King Oddball (10tons, £3.99)
  • Perception (The Deep End Games, £12.99)
  • NeoGeo Art of Fighting 3 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Morphite (Blowfish Studios, £13.49)
  • Sparkle 2 Evo (Forever Entertainment, £4.04)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pre-load (Bethesda, £49.99)
  • Heroes of the Monkey Tavern demo (Monkey Stories, free)

November 9th:

  • Doom (Bethesda, £49.99)
  • Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together! (Nintendo, £26.98)
  • Snipperclips DLC Cut it out, together! (Nintendo, £8.99)
  • Sonic Forces (SEGA, £34.99)
  • Farming Simulator (Focus Home Interactive, £37.99)
  • Cat Quest (The Gentlebros, £9.99)
  • Ben 10 (Outright Games, £34.99)
  • Maria the Witch (Na.p.s. Team, £4.49)
  • NeoGeo Street Hoop (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Heroes of Monkey Tavern (Monkey Stories, £8.99)
  • Uno (Ubisoft, £7.99)
  • Koi DX (Circle Ent, £4.99)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses, £11.99)
  • Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (Enjoy Up Games, £7.19)
  • Spellspire (10tons, £8.99)
  • Tallowmere (Teyon, £6.29)
  • Transcripted (Plug In Digital, £6.99)
  • Super Beat Sports demo (Harmonix, free)
  • L.A. Noire pre-order (Rockstar, £44.99)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 pre-order (Nintendo, £49.99)

November 16th:

  • L.A. Noire (Rockstar Games, £44.99)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, £49.99)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix, £15.04)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (Telltale Games, £39.99)
  • Rime (Tequila Works, £29.99)
  • VVVVVV (Terry Cavanagh and Nicalis, £8.99)
  • Lumo (Rising Star Games, £19.99)
  • RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Two Tribes Publishing, £11.46 until Nov 30th, then £13.49)
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron (HandyGames, £13.49)
  • Green Game: TimeSwapper (iFun4all, £2.69)
  • Xenoraid (10tons, £8.09 until Nov 23rd, then £8.99)
  • NeoGeo Karnov's Revenge (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Antiquia Lost (Kemco, £11.69)
  • Ginger: Beyond the Crystal (Badland, £17.99)
  • Super Putty Squad (System 3, £14.99)
  • Ittle Dew 2 (Nicalis, £26.99)

November 24th:

  • Worms W.M.D. (Team 17, £19.99)
  • MXGP 3 (Milestone, £39.99)
  • Portal Knights (505 Games, £24.99)
  • Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Bigben Interactive, £31.49)
  • Snow Moto Racing Freedom (Bigben Interactive, £31.49)
  • Let's Sing 2018 (Koch Media, £26.99)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (Cartoon Network, £17.99)
  • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today (Badland Games, £13.49)
  • Red Game Without a Great Name (iFun4all, £2.69)
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited (Raw Fury, £13.49)
  • NeoGeo Soccer Brawl (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Kid Tripp (Four Horses, £3.59)
  • Letter Quest Remastered (Digerati, £11.69)
  • Stick It to The Man (Zoink Games, £10.99)
  • Transcripted (Plug In Digital, £6.99)
  • Crimsonland (10tons, £11.99)
  • Mantis Burn Racing (VooFoo Studios, £14.99)
  • Poi: Explorer Edition (PolyKid, £29.99)
  • Demos - Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte), Robonauts (QubicGames)

November 30th:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo, £49.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, £15.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, £19.99)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (WB Games, £49.99)
  • Superbeat Xonic Ex (Rising Star Games, £39.99)
  • Gear.Club Unlimited (Anuman Interactive, £44.99)
  • NeoGeo World Heroes (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Arcade Archives Traverse USA (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Acorn Tactics (TACS Games, £8.99)
  • Mujo (Oinkgames, £8.09)
  • Opus: The Day We Found Earth (Flyhigh Works, £4.49)
  • Star Ghost (Rainyfrog, £7.99)
  • Serial Cleaner (Curve Digital, £14.99)
  • Syberia 2 (Microids, £26.99)
  • 80's Overdrive (Insane Code, £8.99)
  • Break In (Konami, £5.39)
  • Power Golf (Konami, £6.29)

December 7th:

  • WWE 2K18 (2K, £54.99)
  • Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte, £17.99)
  • The Sexy Brutale (Tequilaworks, £17.99)
  • Gunbird for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, £6.29)
  • Caveman Warriors (JanduSoft, £11.69)
  • NeoGeo Top Hunter Roddy and Cathy (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Dimension Drive (2Awesome Studio, £11.99)
  • Embers of Mirrim (Creative Bytes, £15.29)
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (MAGES, £7.99)
  • Riptide GP: Renegade (Vector Unit, £9.99)
  • Slain: Back From Hell (Digerati Distribution, £17.99)
  • Teslagrad (Rain, £13.49)
  • Vostok Inc (Nosebleed, £12.99)
  • Human: Fall Flat (Curve Digital, £14.99)
  • Yōdanji, (Kemco, £4.49)
  • Tennis in the Face (10tons, £4.49)
  • Demos - Embers of Mirrim (Creative Bytes), Lost Sphear (Square Enix)

December 14th:

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC 2 The Champion's Ballad (Nintendo, £17.99)
  • Yooka-Laylee (Playtonic, £34.99)
  • The End is Nigh (Nicalis, £13.49)
  • Pinball FX3 (Zen Studios, free)
  • Plantera Deluxe (Ratalaika Games, £4.99)
  • Stern Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios, free)
  • The Last Blade (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Bleed (Digerati, £13.49)
  • Mutant Mudds Collection (Atooi, £10.99)
  • Poly Bridge (Dry Cactus, £13.49)
  • Gorogoa (Annapurna Interactive, £11.99)
  • One More Dungeon (Ratalaika Games, £6.99)
  • Romancing SaGa 2 (Square Enix, £19.99; £15.99 until January 8th)
  • Unepic (unepic fran, £8.99)
  • Hiragana Pixel Party (Springloaded, £6.99)
  • Demos - Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (StageClearStudios)

December 21st:

  • Arcade Archives Vs. Super Mario Bros. (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Heart and Slash (BLG-Publishing, £12.59)
  • Tiny Metal (Unties, £19.99)
  • Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (FDG Entertainment, £13.49)
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli (Crazy Monkey, £8.99)
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL (Wired Productions, £9.99)
  • NeoGeo Pulstar (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Mom Hid My Game (Kemco, £4.49)
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (StageClearStudios, £14.99)
  • The Next Penelope (Plug In Digital, £10.99)
  • Plague Road (Arcade Distillery, £11.99; currently £8.39)
  • The Deer God (Blowfish Studios, £7.19)
  • Fruitfall Crush (System 3 Software, £4.99)
  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music (Forever Entertainment, £5.39; currently £4.85)
  • Puzzle Box Maker (Bplus, £13.49)
  • The Coma: Recut (Digerati, £17.99)
  • Brawlout (Angry Mob Games, £17.99)
  • Crawl (Powerhoof, £12.99)
  • Enter the Gungeon (Devolver Digital, £10.99)
  • Floor Kids (MERJ Media, £15.99)
  • 60 Seconds! (RobertGentleman, £8.50)

December 28th:

  • SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Heist (Image and Form, £14.99)
  • Energy Cycle (EvgeniyKolpakov, £2.69)
  • Sparkle Unleashed (10Tons, £6.99)
  • Arcade Archives Double Dragon (Hamster, £6.29)
  • NeoGeo The King of Fighters '96 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Mecho Tales (Arcade Distillery, £7.49)
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe (Reign Bros, £17.99)
  • DragonFangZ - The Rose and Dungeon of Time (toydea, £17.99)
  • Tactical Mind (QubicGames, £2.69)
  • Demos: Mighty Gunvolt Burst

January 4th:

  • Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, £7.19)
  • NBA Playgrounds - Enhanced Edition (Saber Interactive, £17.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Lightwood Games, £6.99)
  • NeoGeo King of the Monsters (Hamster, £6.29)

January 11th:

  • Furi (The Game Bakers, £17.99)
  • Super Meat Boy (BlitWorks, £11.99)
  • The Escapists 2 (Team 17, £19.99)
  • Moorhuhn Knights and Castles (Young Fun Studio, £26.99)
  • Never Stop Sneakin' (Humble Hearts, £11.69)
  • Black the Fall (SandSailorStudio, £11.99, or £10.79 until 23rd January)
  • Energy Invasion (EvgeniyKolpakov, £2.69)
  • NeoGeo Art of Fighting 2 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Of Mice and Sand (Arc System Works, £8.99)
  • Azkend 2: The World Beneath (10tons, £6.99)
  • Demos: Dragon Quest Builders, Forma.8, Implosion

January 18th:

  • Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios, £17.99)
  • Gunhouse (Other Ocean, £11.99)
  • Energy Balance (EvgeniyKolpakov, £2.69)
  • InnerSpace (Aspyr, £17.99)
  • Nightmare Boy (Badland Games, £8.99)
  • Tales of the Tiny Planet (Joindots, £17.99)
  • NeoGeo Power Spikes II (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Ambition of the Slimes (Flyhigh Works, £4.99)
  • Arcade Archives Double Dragon (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (Gambitious, £2.99)
  • Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator (Gambitious, £2.99)
  • Qbik (Forever Entertainment, £4.49 or £4.04 until February 1st)
  • Rally Racers (System 3, £8.99)
  • World to the West (Rain, £17.99)
  • Baseball Riot (10tons, £4.49)
  • Brawl (QubicGames, £8.99)
  • Nuclien (Springloaded, £2.99)
  • Vesta (FinalBoss Games, £13.49 or £11.46 until January 26th)
  • Demos - League of Evil (Ratalaika Games), Death Squared: The Employee Evaluation (SMG Studio)

January 25th:

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games, £17.99)
  • ChromaGun (Pixel Manics, £17.99)
  • Lost Sphear (Square Enix, £39.99)
  • Shu (Coatsink Software, £7.69)
  • Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, £17.99)
  • Arcade Archives Kid Niki Radical Ninja (HAMSTER, £6.29)
  • NeoGeo World Heroes 2 (HAMSTER, £6.29)
  • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 (Rainydrog, £13.49)
  • Earth Wars (oneoreight, £4.00)
  • Fantasy Hero ~unsigned legacy~ (Arc System Works, £8.99)
  • STRIKERS1945 2 for Nintendo Switch (Zerodiv, £6.99)
  • Super One More Jump (SMG Studio, £4.99)
  • Tachyon Project (Eclipse Games, £8.99)
  • Tennis (D3 Publisher, £6.29)
  • Zero Gunner 2 (Zerodiv, £6.99)
  • Demos - Inversis Deluxe

February 1st:

  • Night in the Woods (Finji, £17.09)
  • SteamWorld Dig (Image and Form, £8.99)
  • 3D MiniGolf (Joindots, £17.99)
  • NeoGeo Samurai Shodown 2 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • AeternoBlade (Corecell, £13.49)
  • Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back (Forever Entertainment, £3.99 or £3.59 until February 15th)
  • Her Majesty´s SPIFFING (Billy Goat Entertainment, £9.99)
  • Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition (RockPocket, £11.29 or £8.46 until February 15th)
  • Sky Force Reloaded (Infinite Dreams, £8.99)
  • The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya (D3 Publisher, £15.99)
  • Mad Carnage (QubicGames, £4.49)
  • Demos - AeternoBlade

February 8th:

  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, £39.99)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games, £17.99)
  • Dandara (Raw Fury, £13.49)
  • The Darkside Detective (IsometricDreams, £11.69)
  • Mercenary Kings (Tribute Games, £14.39)
  • Black Hole (Dufgames, £5.40)
  • Premium Pool Arena (Bigben Interactive, £8.89)
  • NeoGeo 2020 Super Baseball (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Aegis Defenders (Humble Bundle, £14.99)
  • Arcade Archives Crazy Climber (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Aperion Cyberstorm (Apriori Digital, £10.99 or £9.89 until February 15th)
  • ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun (Gambitious, £7.99)
  • Disc Jam (High Horse Games, £13.49)
  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 (Hitcents, £6.99)
  • Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (CIRCLE Ent, £13.59)
  • Millie (Forever Entertainment, £4.49 or £4.04 until February 8th)
  • Demo - Violett

February 15th:

  • Bayonetta (Nintendo, £24.99 or £10.00 for those who buy Baynetta 2 on eShop)
  • Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo £39.99 or £25.00 for those who buy Baynetta 2 on eShop)
  • Owlboy (D-pad Studio, £18.99)
  • Fe (EA, £17.99)
  • Aqua Kitty UDX (Tikipod, £6.49)
  • Xeodrifter (Atooi, £8.99)
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame (Milestone, £49.99)
  • The Fall Part 2 Unbound (Over the Moon Games, £12.79)
  • NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 (Hamster, £6.29)
  • Billiard (D3 Publisher, £6.29)
  • Escape Trick: 35 Fateful Enigmas (D3 Publisher, £15.99)
  • Samurai Aces (Zerodiv, £6.99)
  • TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition- (Active Game Media, £8.99)
  • Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalkAway (Corecell, £8.99)
  • The Longest Five Minutes (NIS America, £39.99)
  • Joe Dever's Lone Wolf (Forge Reply, £13.49)
  • Demo - Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalkAway

As well as the games of the above, Shigeru Miyamoto told Eurogamer back in 2015 that Pikmin 4 is on the way and it's likely to be a Switch title, and not the 3DS side-scroller announced in September.

Meanwhile, multiple Eurogamer sources said Pokémon Stars, a Switch edition of last year's 3DS adventure Pokémon Sun and Moon, is no more - with the next Switch game being a proper Pokémon role-playing game instead.

Finally, while not full announcements, other possible Switch games from third party studios include:

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  • Project Cars for Wii U has been struggling to work on the platform, and while it hasn't given up on development just yet, it has said it could instead shift to Nintendo's next system instead.
  • Final Fantasy 15's director Hajime Tabata hinted something in the franchise will be coming to the platform as Square Enix announced a Pocket Edition of the full game for mobile devices.

There of course should be much more to come; development kits have been in the hands of studios as of 2015, with Nintendo itself releasing a list of studios working on Nintendo hardware:


Nintendo Switch - what is it, how does it work and what is bundled with the system

What is the Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo Switch is a home console that can be played on the move. It has the form factor of a handheld system, with a screen bookended by two controllers - named Joy-Cons - that can be attached and detached as required.


So how does it work? There's three play modes; 'Handheld Mode' sees the Joy-Cons attach to the base unit to be played on the go; 'TV Mode' which connects the system via a dock to a television, with controllers attaching to a central module - the Joy-Con Grip - or synced to a decided Xbox-style 'Pro Controller' (available separately), and 'Tabletop Mode', which uses a built-in stand so the screen can be displayed upright anywhere, with the Joy-Cons detached controller(s) to play local multiplayer games.

Changing between the three modes is designed to be as frictionless as possible, as this video shows:

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The move allows Nintendo to develop and release games for a single system that can cater to audiences who prefer portable and home-based games, and is a strategy that makes sense in light of Nintendo's decision to merge its handheld and hardware divisions under one roof so the two teams can collaborate on its next system back in 2013.

How do Joy-Cons and other peripherals work, and other ways to play

The Joy-Cons themselves offer several features. As well as more traditional inputs like an analogue stick (that can be clicked in), face buttons, shoulder buttons and a Home button and Share button (allowing screens and later video to be uploaded to social networks), the Joy-Cons will offer Wii-style motion sensors and 'HD Rumble'.

The latter is said to be accurate enough to convey a variety of feedback levels; one example was the feeling of moving ice cubes in a glass, with different levels of feedback for one, two or three cubes, and water filling to the top of the glass.


Additionally, the right Joy-Con features an NFC reader for tapping in amiibos, as well as a motion IR camera said to detect the shape, motion and distance of the objects in front of it, such as a hand playing rock, paper scissors.

Nintendo is also providing an Xbox-style Pro Controller, similar in design to its previous Pro controllers for Wii and Wii U, but with the addition of HD Rumble, motion sensors and NFC support.


A more traditional 'Pro controller' will also be made available.

As for the base system, it features a 720p, 6.2 inch touch screen with a capacitive, 10-point multitouch display - meaning multi-finger gestures are supported, offering input akin to modern smartphones as opposed to the stylus-driven Wii U and 3DS. As well as online connectivity, up to eight Switch systems can also be connected locally.

Battery life, meanwhile, is said to range from two and a half hours to six hours depending on the software and usage conditions, with Nintendo claiming roughly three hours of play with launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The system can be charged with an AC adapter on the move with a USB-C connector. The Joy-Cons themselves, meanwhile, have a charge time of around 20 hours.

Elsewhere, there's details about storage. Nintendo Switch offers 32GB built-in, some of which will be taken up by the operating system, and can be expanded with SDXC cards up to 2TB in size. Of course, with game cards not expected to store much data on the system itself, it's assumed 32GB will last a while for those not downloading games digitally.


Finally, recent Nintendo patents have hinted at possible VR support for the Switch, where the device can clip into a headset similar to Gear VR or Daydream View. While it's unknown whether this will be available all during the system's lifespan, but it's a hint that Nintendo is at least considering the technology.

How much does Nintendo Switch cost and where can I pre-order?

Nintendo Switch is available March 3rd, 2017 in Europe, North America, Japan and other select territories, with the launch unit featuring a base console, a TV-connecting Dock, left and right Joy-Con controllers, wrist-straps, and a basic Grip controller module for 29,980 Yen, $299.99 and £279.99.

You can place pre-orders from Amazon worldwide; in the UK it's also available from GAME, Argos, Tesco and ShopTo, while the in US, from Best Buy, Walmart, Target and GameStop.


Though two versions are available - with grey, or red and blue Joy-Cons - neither come packed in with a game, the first for a Nintendo system at launch since the GameCube. Additionally, the Grip controller that comes with the system doesn't charge the Joy-Cons during play - you'll have to pay for a £28 charging grip, or remember to slide the controllers back into the dock to charge them after playing.

Other peripheral prices are also on the steep side; a pair of new Joy-Cons run at £75, or £42.99 individually. A wireless Pro Controller costs £64.99, meanwhile. There is also a steering wheel that was demoed for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, though this has yet to be given a price or release date.

Nintendo Switch online features, backwards compatibility, physical media and other features

3DS and Wii U social features Miiverse and StreetPass won't be part of the Switch, instead to be replaced with a Share button on the left Joy-Con that can upload screenshots to social networks, and post-release, videos. Meanwhile, Mii Maker returns - albeit buried within the System Settings menu - and while video streaming services won't be offered at launch, they are being considered for a later date.

Nintendo will launch a paid, subscription-based online service with the Switch in 2018 (originally scheduled for late 2017), with a free trial period until then. Pricing set for the $4 / €4 a month or $20 / €20 a year, with players receiving discounts on digital purchases, and access to a library of classic games with added online play, including NES classics Super Mario Bros 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario.

Nintendo will also release a smartphone app allowing friends to chat online and arrange appointments. But until then, we have the return of friend codes.

We know that game cartridges (GameCards) - and not discs - will be the form of physical media the Switch will use, taking after the portable 3DS rather than high capacity discs like the Wii U. This was hinted at in 2016 with a trademark for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that included cartridge-based games, so doesn't come as a big surprise.

Interestingly, a Eurogamer source said there are no plans for backwards compatibility, meaning the Switch will be a clean break from the 3DS and the Wii U, which supported the DS and Wii respectively (which, in turn, supported Game Boy and GameCube games at launch).

On a possibly related note, one source said the operating system for the Switch will be brand new - but not Android-based despite previous reports. Whatever form the dashboard will take, expect the new cross-platform account and reward service My Nintendo to feature, following its debut on smartphone app Miitomo earlier this year.

Nintendo has also confirmed once linking their previous Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account to their Switch, funds from the 3DS and Wii U can be transferred and spent on the Switch.

Virtual Console has been confirmed by Nintendo, though won't appear on the system at launch. While platforms have yet to be discussed, Eurogamer sources have said GameCube Virtual Console games including Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros Melee and Animal Crossing will appear.

An upgrade programme where you can buy discounted versions of Virtual Console games purchased on previous systems is said to be in the works.

As previously suggested by Nintendo, region locking is a thing of the past, allowing you to play software from any region on the system. It's actually very easy to browse other eShop regions by creating new accounts, and while you can't use credit cards to buy from other regions, demos will download just fine.

Finally, the limits of digital game sharing have been revealed. Up to eight accounts can be available on a Switch console, and any account can access the games stored on it. To play games on another Switch, the account needs to be deregistered within the eShop settings before it is downloaded elsewhere.

Meanwhile, game save data is stored only on the system, and cannot be transferred to other systems or even the SD card as a backup.

How powerful will Nintendo Switch games be?

Nintendo Switch is being powered by a custom Nvidia mobile Tegra processor, with development kits using something similar to the X1 chip that's found in the Shield Android TV console and the Google Pixel C tablet.


Leaked specs confirmed by Digital Foundry before release however reveal there is a difference when the system is docked (for playing on a TV) and undocked (when playing on the move). While the CPU remains the same, the system will run at 40% of the speed - from 768MHz to 307.2MHz - when undocked, with developers allowed to keep it at the lower spec when docked if they so choose.

However, just before release it was revealed developers are also able to opt for a new performance mode that increases GPU speeds by 25% - up to 384MHz - if they so wish.

While CPU will remain the same regardless - to ensure game logic "will remain entirely consistent" - according to Digital Foundry "the machine's embedded memory controller runs at 1600MHz while docked (on par with a standard Tegra X1), but the default power mode undocked sees this drop to 1331MHz". That said, developers can opt to retain full memory bandwidth in their titles should they choose to do so".

More on this, and other specs details, in the following video and dedicated Nintendo Switch specs analysis article:

As with the Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS, it's another Nintendo system that isn't attempting to compete with current generation hardware, so don't expect PS4 or Xbox One quality visuals; the aim and benefit of using Tegra is striking a balance between power and energy efficiency to maintain battery life, which is vital for a portable system.

That said, Tegra is no slouch. To quote Digital Foundry's report on the Switch's use of Nvidia Tegra hardware, here's how the X1 chip lines up: "...Doom BFG Edition on Xbox 360 and PS3 runs at 720p60 with frame-rate drops [and] the same game running on the Shield Android TV micro-console, based on X1, hands in a near-flawless 1080p60 presentation. Trine 2 - another 720p30 game on Sony and Microsoft's last-gen consoles - operates at 1080p30 on Tegra X1."

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For more hardware specifics, including discussion on how the chip might be cooled, a more thorough breakdown on X1 technology and thoughts on the possible CPU set up, read Digital Foundry's extensive Nvidia Tegra codename NX piece.

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