Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Video Games of 2019

Astral chain
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: August 30, 2019

If you enjoyed the works development team Platinum Games has been delivering over the past few years then you’ll want to keep tabs on Astral Chain. During February’s Nintendo Direct we were shown off this new video game title which definitely has the same vibe and action-packed gameplay that is found in the Bayonetta series. We don’t know what exactly the story will be about yet, from the announcement trailer we see two police officers teaming up and taking down some large beasts through means of various chains and weaponry. Unfortunately, that’s all we really got from Nintendo at the current moment, but we do know that this title will be coming out on August 30, 2019, so more information will likely come out during this year’s E3 expo event.

Mortal Kombat 11
  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: April 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat is a staple to the fighting genre with so many titles flooding the market across generations of platforms. In a surprise reveal at The Game Awards 2018 we got our first announcement that developers over at NetherRealm Studios are working on the eleventh main installment to the Mortal Kombat franchise. We don’t know very much at all regarding this game other than what was shown off during the first reveal trailer.

Within the trailer we saw Scorpion and Raiden battling and it looks like there will be some time element at play when a female character was shown next to a reverse flowing hourglass. For those who pre-order the game, you will receive access to Shao Kahn as a bonus character but we imagine that the developers have character packs readily available throughout the game’s launch serving as additional past Mortal Kombat characters to other franchise crossovers much like their previous release, Mortal Kombat X.

What is most notable about the game for the Nintendo Switch platform is that the game is coming out on the Nintendo Switch in general. This isn’t the first mature rated video game to launch on the latest Nintendo hybrid console but the title does help show gamers that the Nintendo Switch is a game that will receive new third-party triple AAA video game titles.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Developer: Beenox
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: June 21, 2019

There are several fun little racing games but when it comes to kart racers, most would recognize the Mario Kart series. Back during the days of the original PlayStation, there was another kart racer that easily caused some competition towards the Nintendo kart racing exclusive. Based off the popular Crash Bandicoot franchise, developers Naughty Dog offered gamers a chance to take the cast of characters in a kart racer that proved to be an excellent title.

Now gamers can relive the experiences they had originally but with the latest platforms. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of the Crash Team Racing video game which will be built up with new assets along with new content such as tracks, kart customization and online play. This game was announced during The Game Awards so we don’t have a plethora of information about it right now, especially during the coverage of this article, but we imagine there won’t be anything too drastically different from when the game first released.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

It’s been a number of years now since we have received a new installment to the Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game franchise but during The Game Awards 2018 we were surprised by the third installment announcement. Though what may be most surprising is that this upcoming video game will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Regardless, the upcoming title will take place after the events of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 with the main antagonist duo being Galactus and Thanos. We’re still relatively left in the dark as to what all we can expect from the game, but we do know that Marvel’s heroes along with The Masters of Evil are in a grand battle against Galactus in order to save earth.

Super Mario Maker 2
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: June 2019

After previously getting its start on the last generation Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, Nintendo was proud to announce a much-desired sequel to Super Mario Maker. The announcement came during February’s Nintendo Direct where we got a look at the new setup and tools that players will have access to when creating custom Super Mario levels. This trailer didn’t get into the fine details as to what all has changed but Nintendo did confirm that there will be a few new features along with elements for the title when it’s set to release in June of this year.  For those of you who may not be aware of what Super Mario Maker was we’ll give a quick recap. Super Mario Maker is a video game in which players are given the tools to create their own custom Super Mario levels.

Outside of being able to customize how the level plays out with various enemies and obstacles, players could tweak the assets and visuals from the variety of Super Mario video game titles. Now with a sequel underway and a popular handheld console hybrid, we imagine that there will be a very active community of players who will deliver unique Mario levels online for others to enjoy.