Top 10 New Switch Games Of 2020

#5 The Outer Worlds

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2020 (NS)
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Obsidian Entertainment has released several big RPG titles into the market and even worked on the Fallout franchise for an installment. That particular installment, Fallout: New Vegas, was such a big hit that it remains the best Fallout title for plenty of fans of the franchise. Now a few years later, the development studio decided to make their IP that is similar to the Fallout gameplay called The Outer Worlds. Currently, The Outer Worlds has already released into the market for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC platforms.

However, it was confirmed that the game would receive a port for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. This RPG puts players into a protagonist that was stuck in frozen sleep for decades. Lost in space, a person labeled as a mad scientist rescues you in hopes of saving all the others frozen in space.

A lot has changed in this galaxy as it seems that the corporation that is responsible for colonizing planets have been considered to have turned into a tyranny. Your goal is to take a side and either help a resistance group overthrow the colony government control or side with the government. Outside of the main campaign, there are several side quests, locations to explore, NPCs to meet and a crew to obtain as you embark on your journey.

#4 Bravely Default 2

  • Developer: Silicon Studio
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Bravely Default released back in 2012 as a traditional RPG title and it was a massive hit. The reception and response from this game caused the development studio to bring out a sequel known as Bravely Second: End Layer where it was released worldwide in 2016. Now fast forward a few years later and we get the surprise announcement of another installment to this much-beloved franchise.

There’s not much known about the upcoming sequel besides that it’s slated to launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2020. There is also some good news to those that may not have played the first two installments in this series. While it’s titled Bravely Default 2, this RPG will be a standalone installment. Gamers will venture into a new story and cast of characters while the mechanics will likely remain the same. We’re waiting to hear more about this title but so far all that has been released to the public was the announcement trailer at The Game Awards 2019.

#3 Metroid Prime 4
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  • Developer: Retro Studios
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

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.

While this game has been teased from Nintendo, it was later to be scrapped and completely restarted from scratch. During the beginning of 2019, Nintendo stated that the game was pushed back likely to not being appealed by the game or mechanics used for the title so we’re going to have to wait a bit longer but Metroid Prime 4 may find a release during 2020.

#2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: March 20, 2020
  • Co-op: Online & Local
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was first stated to be a 2019 video game release but it was later pushed back to 2020. The video game franchise is much beloved and with this installment, players will be cleaning up a deserted island and building up a community. While the game looks like it will still retain the social aspect with NPCs, it does appear that the upcoming title is taking on some inspirations from the Harvest Moon franchise. That is purely speculative from what we’ve seen and we’re sure that there is plenty more to be unveiled about the game prior to its release. One new aspect that was shown off during E3 2019 was that Nintendo implemented a crafting system where gamers can use their resources to build specific items that would be useful.

Right now its unclear on just how much of push would be made towards crafting but it was an element that was presented in the spin-off mobile title Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It will certainly be interesting to see just how this game does when it launches as perhaps this will be too different from the franchise that would cause players to steer away from this installment.

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: TBD
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

It was quite the surprise to see that Nintendo was ready to pump out another Zelda title after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We don’t know how far away we are to the video game’s launch date but we do know that Nintendo is working on an upcoming sequel. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild initially released in 2017 and it received critical acclaim for being not only an excellent Zelda title to the series but an outstanding open world title. During E3 2019, Nintendo unveiled to the world that a sequel to the title was in development.

We really don’t have too much information yet as all the game has is a trailer just over a minute long. It’s within this trailer that we see both Link and Zelda go into an underground chamber where a new enemy seems to have awoken. This game is instantly on the top of most Nintendo Switch owner’s anticipated releases for 2020 but we can’t confirm the game will release within the 2020 year. Nintendo has yet to state just when the game will be releasing but for now, we can at least rest easy knowing that the company is hard at work with a sequel.


Bonus

Minecraft Dungeons

  • Developer: Mojang, Double Eleven
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: XBO, NS, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

A new title spin-off is in the works and is slated to launch within 2020 called Minecraft Dungeons, a title that is based around classic dungeon crawling. If you enjoyed going through the game and exploring for loot then you’ll likely want to give Minecraft Dungeons an honest try. The game is all about seeking loot as you venture into the depths below. Of course, with that said, you won’t be placing or destroying blocks.

Instead, the levels are procedurally generated so you can go into the game with a fresh new world to explore and gather loot. If you’ve never played a dungeon crawler then this could be a great game to jump into as there won’t be any class base system attached. Normally there is a variety of classes you’ll be able to go through which limits the loot you can really make use of when discovered. In Minecraft Dungeons, players will be able to tweak and use any loot discovered making things a bit more lighthearted when playing through the game.