Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

Own the Nintendo Switch? Check out some of the most promising looking video games slated to launch on the console in 2019. This list will showcase not only the game descriptions but trailers and galleries. We’ll of course update this list with new video game announcements and information so make sure to check back often!

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: Android, iOS, NS
  • Release: 2019

You may have already heard about The Elder Scrolls: Blades. This was a mobile video game revealed by Bethesda last year during E3 2018 and it has since become available on the mobile marketplace though only by means of early access right now. However, during this year’s E3 2019 expo, we got the unveiling of its upcoming Nintendo Switch port. Now you can enjoy the game either by means of playing on-the-go or having your Nintendo Switch docked at home.

What made this game instantly appealing is that Bethesda promised gamers a full Elder Scrolls experience but through the mobile platform. As a result, you’ll be able to enjoy this action RPG with an open world map and a series of quests. This game takes place during the Fourth Empire where players step into the role of a surviving Blades member. Blades were once high ranking individuals that were extremely skilled and took on the role of protectors to the Empire of Tamriel. They have since been disbanded and forced into exile. A new journey awaits and if you’ve already been playing this game through your mobile device then it’s worth noting that you can easily transfer over your progress onto the Nintendo Switch platform and pick right back up where you left off.

Pokemon Sword & Shield
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Pokemon franchise is long-running and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. After mainly being an RPG series that stayed with Nintendo’s line of handheld devices, Game Freak is bringing out the first new main entry to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Currently, the two installments are known as Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield which will take place in the Galar region. This region is filled with a variety of landscapes and landmarks. While we’re still waiting to hear about the new features that will come with the game, players who are familiar with the previous installments will find that the beginning section of the game will have a choice presented before the journey really begins. Pokemon Sword & Shield will have players deciding which starter to take which are the grass-type Grookey, fire-type Scorbunny, and lastly, the water-type Sobble.

Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

Shin Megami Tensei V is currently in development by Atlus and gamers can expect a release on the Nintendo Switch. There are very few details right now in regards to the game though we can still expect the title to take place in present-day Tokyo.

Developers have noted that there would be more of a focus on the Nintendo Switch capabilities as a home console along with the ability to take the Nintendo Switch on-the-go. Unfortunately, the finer details such as the narrative and what new elements are set to be present in the game remain to be seen.

Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians
  • Developer: Little Orbit
  • Publisher: Little Orbit
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2019

Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians was announced via a Kickstarter in 2014, the video game was first revealed to be under development by a studio named Playdek who would be following the creative direction of Yasumi Matsuno. For those unfamiliar with the name, Yasumi was the director behind Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story.

Since the announcement, development studio Little Orbit has taken the reigns of the project with hopes to release the title in 2019. Much like Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians is a tactical role-playing video game that shares the tale of a war-torn history set within a fantasy world known as Rasfalia. Players will be following stories of different heroes that fought in the long war each of which will be featured in their own episode full of gameplay stages.

Bayonetta 3
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

Bayonetta will be receiving a third installment thanks to the success of Bayonetta 2. The video game will likely see the return of the Umbra Witch Bayonetta as she guns down various angels and demons that cross paths.

Platinum Games is currently developing the title though we’re still waiting for details on the narrative and what, if any, new changes will be coming our way. However, the action-packed series featuring a tough heroine will likely only get crazier with new insane Bullet Arts moves.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: 3DS, PS4, PC, NS
  • Release: September 2018 (PS4, PC) TBA (NS)

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has already released on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 within the Japanese markets. However, a port of the game is expected to launch within September for PC and PlayStation 4 along with a release for the Nintendo Switch at a later date. This video game marks as the eleventh main installment to the franchise where players will take on the role of a young protagonist.

During the traditional coming of age ceremony, the world of Lotozetasia learns that you’re actually the reincarnation of an ancient hero. Now with the newly found discovery of your origins, the journey of ridding monsters and saving the world becomes your destiny.

Combat is the traditional turn-based which the franchise is known for and while the development team had initially intended on making the game open world, they decided it would be best played as a linear title with a narrative focus.

As mentioned the game has since been released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS within Japan though we’re at least receiving the game localized for the PC and PlayStation 4 this September. Currently, there is no indication as to just when the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be releasing.

Metroid Prime 4
  • Developer: TBA
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: DELAYED

During the Nintendo Direct video for E3 2017, Nintendo unleashed news that there would be a fourth installment to the Metroid Prime series. Outside of a small logo, there’s not been too many details released for the game.

We’re not even positive on who is developing the game as Nintendo tends to keep information pretty secretive until they are ready for an official reveal. We can expect that the game will retain the first-person perspective though we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for any new information released into the masses.

With E3 right around the corner, we’re hoping that the Nintendo Direct will unveil a few fine details such as the game’s release date.