Top Upcoming Nintendo Switch Video Games Of 2020

The Nintendo Switch is continuing to do well in the market since it was released. This console hybrid allows players to take their gaming on the go or enjoyed docked and played at home. We’re going to see plenty of new and exciting exclusives in 2020 and if you’re looking to keep track of some of the more anticipated titles for the Nintendo Switch in 2020 then check out our list below. We’ll continue to update and monitor this list but for now, here are the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games coming in 2020.


More Upcoming Video Games of 2020


Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: March 20, 2020

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.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise
  • Developer: Toybox
  • Publisher: Rising Star Games
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2020

Do you recall Deadly Premonition? It w as a video game released back in 2010 and while it wasn’t a massive success, it grew a cult following. A lot of people compared to the game to Twin Peaks and felt that if the famed director and co-creator of the show, David Lynch, would have made the show into a game then that’s what Deadly Premonition would have been. This was a third-person survival horror game that followed a young FBI agent into a small town due to a strange murder case. Players are then introduced to this offbeat town where its clear that supernatural entities are at play.

During the September 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, it was unveiled that not only will Nintendo Switch players receive a port of the game through the online market place but a sequel was inbound. We don’t have a ton of information now, but we do know that the story follows a young FBI agent named Aaliyah Davis who reopens an old investigation that takes her to the original protagonist, Francis York Morgan.

Little Nightmares 2
  • Developer: Tarsier Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2020

If you enjoyed Tarsier Studio’s Little Nightmares than you may have been holding out hope that a sequel would be in the works. The development team kept it a secret until Gamescom 2019 where it was unveiled that Little Nightmares 2 would be releasing in 2020. The sequel to the platformer is inbound, but you’ll be taking on the role of a new child named Mono.

It’s been stated that this game will take place after Six had escaped the Maw, but a new series of hostile worlds and obstacles are in your way of freedom. This game is a fairly new announced title right now at the time of writing this so not a whole lot of information has been released so far. But in the meantime, you can check out the announcement trailer which will give you some insight into the gameplay within the video posted above.

Gods & Monsters
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2020

During E3 2019 Ubisoft took to the stage during their press briefing. It was during this briefing that we got the first reveal of a brand new IP, Gods & Monsters. We only got a small trailer but this is from the same development team that previously worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. For now, it looks like the development team wanted to stick with the deep lore of Greek mythology with an open world for players to explore. Speaking of the world, another aspect that gamers are quickly comparing this title to is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The upcoming title does look to have taken some aesthetic cues from the Nintendo exclusive but we’re not sure if this game will top the installment when it launches.

In terms of the story, Gods & Monsters will follow a hero who must save the gods. After the gods were fallen to Typhon, the hero was granted special powers in hopes that the player can maneuver through the world and defeat the monsters that flood the environments. For now, all we have is the trailer to the game so we’re having to wait until some gameplay footage is released into the public in order to see just how the mechanics will handle.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • Release: TBD

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.

Metroid Prime 4
  • Developer: Retro Studios
  • 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.

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.

No More Heroes 3
  • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Publisher: Marvelous
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2020

Set two years after the events of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes comes to No More Heroes III. The video game will retain the hack-and-slash the series is known for while featuring our protagonist Travis Touchdown. It seems that a new threat has emerged leaving Travis to stop an alien invasion and save humanity. This will also mark ten years since the release of No More Heroes II so we’re expecting plenty of gamers interested in picking up the title, though, with such a large gap, we’re wondering if the development team has kept in-mind for newcomers.


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