Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Exclusives 2018

Top upcoming exclusives to be announced for the Nintendo Switch.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive video games launching in 2018.


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Kirby Stars Allies
  • Developers: HAL Laboratory
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2018

Much like our Yoshi pick in this list, Kirby is another fan-beloved character from Nintendo who has starred in his own video game titles for a number of years now. The Nintendo Switch will soon have its own Kirby video game title in 2018 as well with Kirby Star Allies.

Also much like the Yoshi untitled video game in the works by Nintendo, not too many details have been released for Kirby Star Allies quite yet. We know that the video game will have players taking the role of Kirby with the ability to throw stars at enemies to essentially turn them into Kirby’s allies. Outside of that, you can still expect the same traditional move set from past Kirby titles such as inhale, star spit, slide attack, air-gun, among others.


Project Octopath Traveler
  • Developer: Square Enix, Acquire
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2018

Project Octopath Traveler, which is currently still a working title, is an upcoming RPG title by developers Square Enix and Acquire. The video game will be a 2D 16-bit style RPG where players will control a part of eight different characters, all of which will have a role to play and reason for their journey.

This upcoming title will retain the classic turn-based battle system with an added ability of a Boost system. The boost system will allow players to attack an enemy multiple times during a turn if enough Boost Points are acquired.

Set to be an exclusive title for the Nintendo Switch, there is already an available demo to try the title out on the Nintendo eShop while you wait for its full release at some point next year, 2018.


Runner3
  • Developer: Choice Provisions
  • Publisher: Choice Provisions
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2018

Runner3 is an upcoming rhythm platform video game which is also attached to the Bit.Trip series. Within the game, players will take the role of Commander Video as gamers fly through pathways, jumping, sliding or kicking obstacles that will come their way.

If you enjoyed the previous Runner titles within the series then you can expect the same overall gameplay mechanics and style with the added benefit of multiple pathways to reach the level end.


Travis Strikes Again No More Heroes
  • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Publisher: Marvelous
  • Platforms: Switch
  • Release: 2018

Taking part of the No More Heroes franchise, Grasshopper Manufacture is releasing Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes exclusively on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. With that said, you can expect an over-the-top hack-and-slash experience.

Players will find that Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will take place seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2 where Badman seeks to take down Travis for murdering his daughter, Bad Girl. During the scuffle, the duo finds themselves trapped in a canceled video game console crated by Dr. Juvenile called the Death Drive MK-II.

Stuck in the console, players will have to race through six different video games on the console collecting a Death Ball in order to grant a wish.


Fire Emblem (Untitled)
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2018

Fire Emblem has been a beloved series since its first installment which launched all the way back in 1990.The series has seen a number of installments since then and one of the upcoming titles to launch next year will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

Unfortunately, outside of knowing that this will be the sixteenth Fire Emblem video game to launch, no information has been revealed so far. For now, we’ll have to wait and see just what the developers have planned.


Yoshi (Untitled)
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2018

There’s not much we can say at this point when it comes to the untitled Yoshi game. The series is well beloved by gamers of old and new with the character featured in a number of his own video games throughout the years.

So far, all we know is that Yoshi will be back into action in a new platforming title exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Visually, the video game looks to take some cues from the Paper Mario franchise but instead is focused on more construction-grade paper. For now, we’ll simply have to wait and see just what Nintendo has in-store


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