The hype was built, the time was set, and the stage was ready. Nintendo was finally going to unveil the Nintendo Switch, and the games that would be out at launch and in the following month or year. The event happened, did it live up to the hype? Well, to be honest, that’s up to you. After all, you’re the one who will buy the Switch and the games that’s there potentially. So…you make the call.
That being said…it’s only fair to lay out all the games that were announced during the reveal event, that way you can fully grasp all that’s coming.
Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
What! No!!!! Don’t cry!!!! This is a great thing! LOZ BOTW is THE big title for the launch of the Switch, and as we note on the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast (last episode here, we discuss the Switch reveal!), this trailer may just be the most beautiful thing ever. This is game it LIT, and we can’t wait to play it. Don’t believe us? Here’s the trailer:
Easily one of the bigger surprises, we honestly expected a Splatoon port, not a full-on sequel! This one looks to be bigger, badder (in the good way!), and much more fun as the Local Multiplayer is going to be much easier to do, thus allowing friends to play like never before. Plus, if the online functions we hear are correct, voice chat for online play!
Oh, and it’s coming out this summer?!?!?! AWESOME!!!!
Super Mario Odyssey
Ok, we knew Mario was coming, but like this? Not so much. From the very start, it was clear that THIS was a VERY different Mario game. One that seemed to combine aspects of Splatoon (in the opening game world), Zelda (with its vast world), and even Sonic (gameplay and worlds, you saw that Mario roll!!!!). All combined into a game that can only be called an Odyssey.
Oh, and the hat is alive…wait….THE HAT IS ALIVE?!?!?!?
Fire Emblem Warriors
One of, if not THE biggest surprise was this collaboration between Bandai Namco, Team Ninja, and Nintendo. Called Fire Emblem Warriors for now (not unlike Hyrule Warriors before it), this Fire Emblem/Dynasty Warriors crossover has been something fans have honestly wanted for a while. And it’s clear from this teaser that many Lords from the Fire Emblem games are in this title. Let me just say…I’m going to fight for my friends…WITH my friends. *mic drop*
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
When Monolith made Xenoblade Chronicles, it was cool. When they made Xenoblade Chronicles X, it was epic. Now? We got Xenoblade Chronicles 2. While the title is odd…as there is already a second XC game…we’ll let it slide. This title just screams JRPG, and we love it. It appears to be backing away from the futuristic tech of X, but that’s ok. What has me excited was the team at Monolith Soft said that if they were allowed to make another XC game, the focus this time would be on story, this appears to be the case here, and I look forward to learning more.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Though technically announced after the conference, it’s important to do this one because it’s a port that’s getting some upgrades. This version will out in April, thus making it one of the first 1st games to come from Nintendo after launch. Also though, it’s been confirmed that the Inklings from Splatoon will be playable characters, AND have their own level/course this go round. There are more character, vehicles and course to go around to, so you’ll have to check this out when it releases on April 28th!
The Big 3rd Party Titles
Nintendo didn’t shy away from announcing some big 3rd Party titles that are coming to the Switch this year and beyond, and some BIG names entered the Nintendo Stage to announce some stuff!!! Here’s the highlights:
Square Enix – Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, Dragon Quest 10 & 11. PLUS, a new game called Project Octopath.
EA – Fifa if coming to Switch, more sports titles likely on their way too.
Capcom- Ultimate Super Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers…yep, that’s title.
Activision – Skylanders Imaginators
Bandai Namco – Dragonball Z: Xenoverse 2! Will include Local Multiplayer!
Mojang: Minecraft! Because why not?!?!?
And that no doubt was just the tip of the iceberg, as Nintendo stated that over 80 titles were in development right between both the 1st and 3rd party developers. What do you think of the Nintendo Switch Reveal event? Let us know what you thought were the highs and the lows!