Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Exclusives of 2019

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Note: This article was updated in September of 2018.

If you own the Nintendo Switch then you’re in luck as there are already a number of games announced for the console that we may see launch in 2019. Within this list we’ll showcase some of the most anticipated video games launching on Nintendo’s console hybrid this coming year. Likewise, you’ll find descriptions, notable details, trailers and galleries.


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Shin Megami Tensei V

  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

The Shin Megami Tensei series will see its fifth installment soon on the Nintendo Switch. There are not too many details released for the game so far and it may not even launch within the 2019 release cycle. However, the franchise has a strong following and developers Atlus are hard at work in delivering a game that will be appealing to play on the home console setup along with the portability of the Nintendo Switch.

While Atlus are currently in development for the game, Kazuyuki Yamai, the producer behind Shin Megami Tensei V has previously stated that there will be more attention to developing demons this time around. We’re hoping that the game will make an appearance in the near future.

 


Bayonetta 3

  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

The Bayonetta series will receive a third installment. Development studio Platinum Games has previously spoken of an interest in going back to the series depending on if the sequel, Bayonetta 2, was deemed a success.

Bayonetta 3 has since been announced, though there have been no details as to what gamers can expect from the title. Instead, we will likely see the Umbra Witch, Bayonetta, come back fighting more massive demons and angels. Likewise, there have been statements from the developers suggesting that gamers can expect an even tighter action title when Bayonetta 3 finally hits store shelves.

 


Metroid Prime 4

  • Developer: TBA
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

The Metroid Prime series was fantastic when it launched on the GameCube and later the Nintendo Wii. This was a first-person Metroid video game where players gunned down alien creatures while maneuvering through planets, though it’s been several years since we’ve seen a new installment to the Prime series.

Thankfully, E3 2017 didn’t disappoint as the Nintendo Direct unveiled the title screen of Metroid Prime 4. Unfortunately, that’s all we got but with this year’s E3 expo coming soon, we’re hoping Nintendo unleashes the goods by delivering us not only what we can expect with this fourth installment to the Prime series but if we’ll be able to get our hands on a copy this coming year.


Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Developer: Intelligent Systems
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

During Nintendo’s E3 2018 Nintendo Direct video upload we received the announcement of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t got into any details regarding the game outside of a small trailer which showcases a brutal war. Players will follow Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude in a new tactical RPG journey but for now, we’ll have to wait until more details are announced for the game.

 


Daemon X Machina

  • Developer: Marvelous
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

A brand new mech game was unveiled for the Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo Direct of E3 2018 called Daemon X Machina. The trailer showcased a cel-shaded style title in which players will be able to customize their mechs before jumping into intense battles.

This was another title that only received a small trailer during Nintendo’s E3 Direct video uploaded so we’re left with a few questions regarding what to expect when the title eventually hits store shelves in 2019. However, the bright colorful visuals is definitely something to take note of.


Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

  • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Publisher: Marvelous
  • Platforms: Switch
  • Release: January 18, 2019

Taking part of the No More Heroes franchise, Grasshopper Manufacture is releasing Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. 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.


Luigi’s Mansion 3

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Luigi’s Mansion series doesn’t have very many installments attached. Outside of its main debut on the Nintendo GameCube, the series only has one other console installment for the Nintendo 3DS called Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. With the franchise, players are put into the role of Luigi who must bust a variety of ghosts and while we knew that the original installment was soon finding a release again in the market for the Nintendo 3DS, it came as a surprise that a third installment was in the works.

During a September 2018 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is being developed for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any details as to what this third installment will entail quite yet, but it’s supposedly coming into the market in 2019.

We’re likely going to see some type of Joy-Con motion controller gameplay featured within the game but again, at this point, we’re simply speculating as to what we can expect from the upcoming installment.


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

During the September Nintendo Direct, the video game industry giant unveiled that New Super Mario Bros. would see a new release on the Nintendo Switch. The original New Super Mario Bros video game titles were a hit when they released on the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii. Since the Nintendo Switch is bringing in plenty of new adopters regularly, Nintendo is dusting off their catalog of video game titles available and giving it a new coat of paint along with some additional features.

New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is bringing back the Wii title release for the Nintendo Switch while also adding in two new characters. The new characters are Nabbit who will not take any damage against enemies and Toadette who can transform into Peachette with special abilities such as a double jump or slowly falls.


Town (Working Title)

  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

Development studio Game Freak may be best known for their work on the Pokemon franchise but over the years the development studio has delivered other RPG focused games into the market. During the September Nintendo Direct, we got the unveiling of their next big IP release in the development, Town. This is only a working title at the moment and very few details have been released.

What we do know so far is that this game will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive in which players are put into an old village that previously lived harmoniously. That suddenly changed when the village started to spawn monsters for players to defeat. As players go through this turn-based combat RPG title they’ll learn of the reason behind the sudden appearance of monsters in the town.


Yoshi’s Crafted World

  • Developer: Good-Feel
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World was teased for a short while now and it appears that we’re going to see this game release into the market for the Nintendo Switch within the Spring season of 2019. For those unfamiliar with the game, this is a brand new Yoshi title that still contains the side-scrolling platforming gameplay that the franchise is known for. Similar to the Paper Mario series, Yoshi’s Crafted World will see our favorite dinosaur fighting off Shy Guys and other hostilities in a construction paper style world.

Within this game, players will still have to swallow enemies and turn them to eggs in order to destroy them but there’s one slight unique twist into this installment. This game will have players go through levels twice where Yoshi can flip the level world around revealing a whole different side full of other puzzles and collectibles that were previously unavailable or only capable of being solved by viewing the level from a particular viewpoint.


Animal Crossing 2019

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

During the September 2018 Nintendo Direct the video game industry giant unveiled a few 3DS and Nintendo Switch video games that were in the works for 2019. However, like other Nintendo Directs, the company unveiled one final game in a short tease leaving us wondering as to what we can expect for another presentation at a later date.

The final tease during the Nintendo Direct was the unveiling of a new Animal Crossing video game which will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Unfortunately, as mentioned, Nintendo didn’t unveil any new information other than that the development studio is actively working on a brand new Animal Crossing installment for the Nintendo Switch.


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