For people who have bought the Nintendo Switch, they might be wondering just how bright the future is for the hybrid console. While the mere fact that the Switch has a weak launch line up, many are hopeful that there will be lots of good titles coming later this year aside from its recently announced indie line-up.
Well, here are the five announced titles for the Nintendo Switch that you need to look out for this 2017. Please note that more might be announced later this year at E3 2017.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
One month following the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo is gearing up to release another AAA title for the Switch and it’s Mario Kart 8. While the game is not a completely new Mario Kart game, it’s definitely the most complete edition of the game where all of the DLCs released for the Wii U version have been included. For someone who has not played that much of Mario Kart 8 back on the Nintendo Wii U, now is the time to do it, especially if you have the Nintendo Switch.
Release Date: April 28, 2017
The follow up title of Splatoon for the Nintendo Wii U will be releasing just a few months after Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch. If you simply love multiplayer games where you compete with others, Splatoon 2 is one of the games you should look forward to this 2017. Equipped with new weapons and experiencing a new way to play using the motion controls of Joycon controllers for more precision in shooting, Splatoon 2 is one of the most anticipated games for the Switch to arrive later this year.
Release Date: Summer 2017
One of the many things that many basketball fans want is to be able to play a NBA game on-the-go. Well, with the Nintendo Switch, it will finally be a possibility as 2K will be releasing NBA 2K18 this September. Expect this title to be almost as close with the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Some of the new features to look forward to is the ability to create your MyPlayer and develop your own NBA journey in MyCareer, Build you all-star MyTEAM with new card types, and more.
Release Date: September 2017
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
For the first time, the critically acclaimed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will finally makes it way for the Nintendo Switch later this Fall. While it’s unclear whether or not all of the DLCs will be included or have features of the Special Edition included in the Switch version, expect this humongous game to be your must-have game to play this Fall as it offers over 100 hours of gameplay. Who doesn’t want to play Skyrim wherever you go? Let’s just hope the porting process will yield good results when it releases later this year.
Release Date: Fall 2017
Super Mario Odyssey
To end 2017 with a bang, Nintendo will be releasing Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch sometime this Holiday 2017. While information is a little scarce, the highly anticipated Mario game is said to be similar to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy and will be the first sandbox game in a while since Super Mario Sunshine. Judging from the trailers they released for the game, the setting of the game will now be in the real world where we’ll see Mario explore the bustling streets of New York and more.
Release Date: Holiday 2017