Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Video Games of 2019

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Developer: Ninja Theory
  • Publisher: Ninja Theory
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2019 (NS)

Hellblade is a hack-and-slash title described as an independent AAA video game from Ninja Theory because of the game being developed by a small indie studio though with the level of detail expected from a major AAA video game release. The story of Hellblade follows a Celtic warrior named Senua as she travels through Hell. However, this Hell Senua is seeing is through her own psychotic manifestations because of her mental illnesses.

Senua suffers from hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, and depression. Because of these illnesses, our protagonist must embark on a very personal journey, one that Ninja Theory took the utmost care to assure it’s accurate and sensitive. This is also a video game title that has already released on a variety of platforms but Nintendo Switch gamers will receive the game this year.

Assassin’s Creed III Remaster
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, PC, Wii U, NS
  • Release: May 21, 2019 (NS)

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been around for years and over those years we’ve seen Ubisoft take on different eras and moments of great importance in a variety of nations. With Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft decided to try the history of The United State of America though more specifically, the American Revolution. Players will follow Desmond, a half-English, half-Mohawk ancestor and most recently, an Assassin. It quickly becomes a narrative journey and task to find a Templar known as Connor who has started to gain control of the colonies and much like the previous Assassin’s Creed titles are known for, this third installment will feature a variety of iconic characters from history such as Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere.

This title may have been out since 2012 but it remains a popular installment from the entire franchise. Now that the game will soon be available for the Nintendo Switch newcomers along with fans who simply wish to enjoy the game again will not only have access to the base game but the previously released DLC that launched shortly after.

Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Developer:  Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, NS
  • Release: July 12, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action RPG that’s set within the world of Alefgard. This is a more lighthearted adventure with similar visuals to titles such as Minecraft and Terraria. In the narrative, players are off to revive the world which has been flooded with monsters, however, in order to rebuild the world players must also seek out and manage resources.

The video game doesn’t feature a complex combat system like the main installments within the franchise. Furthermore, the title has since already launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita platforms whereas the PlayStation 3 version of the game remains a Japanese exclusive. It was only until this past year that Nintendo Switch owners were able to get a copy of this game but it looks like this won’t be the last installment to the Builder series of Dragon Quest. A sequel is currently in the works and its slated to launch within July of this year.

Dead by Daylight
  • Developer: Behavior Interactive
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2019 (NS)

If you played and enjoyed Friday The 13th: The Game then you’ll enjoy Dead by Daylight. This video game was developed by Behavior Interactive and previously released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One consoles. For the most part, players are in a 1v4 game where four players are left in a hurry to escape a killer that’s loose on the map. The group must work together and attempt to elude the killer despite having the odds against them. There are also a handful of different cinematic killers featured within the game such as villains from the Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with Saw franchises. Overall, the game has had a mixed reception online with critics but if you have yet to enjoy the title, a Nintendo Switch port will finally make its way to the platform later this year.

Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package
  • Developer: Volition
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360, NS
  • Release: May 10, 2019 (NS)

While we may not get the Grand Theft Auto franchise on the platform, it looks like Saints Row will be making an appearance. Saints Row: The Third released all the way back in 2011 but this over-the-top wacky open world action-adventure video game will find its way onto the Nintendo Switch in May of 2019. If you didn’t enjoy the game originally, the story will follow a gang known as the Third Street Saints in a massive turf war. This is a third-person open world title that is a bit similar to the Grand Theft Auto franchise but definitely more out of control and comedic. With The Full Package release, players will receive not only the base game but all of the previously released DLC that came out for the video game.

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