Following its release last year, the Nintendo Switch has become one of the most popular gaming consoles on the planet. In fact, as of a few weeks ago, the thing had reached nearly 20 million units sold worldwide, which is a massive number when considering it’s still a new product and there’s huge competition.
That said, when Nintendo announced its mobile gaming console that converts to play on TV screens, it probably knew that it would change the way gamers play. Never before had something like this been released, let alone so seamless with its gameplay. Just as Nintendo pulled the Nintendo Classic off the shelves — announcing production on the console would be halted — the gaming mogul were preparing to released the first Nintendo Switch. While some wondered the strategy behind that gamble, it sure looks as if it has paid off, at least thus far, and the buzz around the Switch — in addition to the aforementioend sales — is further proof.
Speaking of buzz, Nintendo hosted a new Nindies Direct livestream yesterday, which was a chance for viewers to see some of the games the company is expected to release for the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Overall, there were 21 titles, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for, along with release dates.
- Hyperlight Drifter — September 6
- Towerfall — September 27
- Treasure Stack — Winter
- Zarvot — October
- Mineko’s Night Market — Early 2019
- Samurai Gunn 2 — Early 2019
- Bullet Age — November 2018
- The World Next Door — Early 2019
- Levelhead — November 2018
- King of the Hat — Early 2019
- Untitled Goose Game — Early 2019
Many diehard gamers may recognize those titles as being some of the most popular from the geek world. But, in a somewhat unexpected move, during the 20-minute Nindies Direct stream, Nintendo also released a quickfire sizzle reel that showed even more titles to come in the next few months.
- Desert Child — December 2018
- Wasteland 2 — September 13
- Bastion — September 13
- The Messenger — August 30
- Undertale — September 18
- Jackbox Party Pack 5 — October 2018
- Transistor — November 2018
- Dragon: Marked for Death — December 13
- Light Fingers — September 20
- Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery — October 2018
Some of the above games are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, while others are more recognizable, so it’s an exciting time to be a gamer. We highly suggest marking your calendars and beat the rush to the stores to grab some (or all) of these games.