Nintendo recently just held their Nintendo Switch presentation which gave us a nice detailed rundown of the console. Not only did we get more information regarding the console, its price point, and launch date, all of which you can read in detail through our recap post, but Nintendo also highlighted a number of video game titles. Best of all, it seems that the console will not be region locked allowing gamers to play any video game title regardless of location.
There’s still plenty of information we don’t know yet about these various video game title, but here are a few of the highlighted confirmed titles.
Super Mario Odyssey
As you might have guessed it, the Nintendo Switch console will present gamers with a brand new Mario title. The video game is known as Super Mario Odyssey and it will be an open world sandbox type video game, similar to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.
From what we can tell so far, Mario will be going through a variety of locations around the world, some of which will be based on real world locations. We imagine the end goal will be to save Princess Peach from Bowser, but the new look and environments may have us taking our sweet time.
Splatoon is back with the sequel Splatoon 2. Gamers will once again take on humanoid squid type characters as they paint the city in their team’s color. Most of the gameplay mechanics seem to be intact though there will be new arsenal weapons such as a dual pistol type paint gun that also sides as a means to maneuver players around the map.
Arms is an upcoming fantasy fighting sports video game title. Players will duke it out in the ring with extendable arms in order to knockout their opponent. Not too much information has been unveiled about this title quite yet though Nintendo emphasizes both strategy and replayability for this upcoming title.
1,2, Switch is a compilation of video game titles that require two players, each using one of the Joy-Con controllers. These titles will require gamers to react quickly towards a sound notification while the game will measure and determine which player was the fastest with their inputs and motion gestures. Gamers can expect to play 1, 2 Switch starting on March 3, 2017.
Dragon Quest Titles
There’s a slew of Dragon Quest video game titles all slated to launch for the Nintendo Switch. These include Dragon Quest X, Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Heroes, and Dragon Quest Heroes II.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles will receive a sequel for the Nintendo Switch. No details were shared regarding the title, though the trailer shared a new cast of characters along with scenery that Xenoblade fans will be familiar with.
Project Octopath Traveler
Project Octopath Traveler is an upcoming new RPG project by Square Enix, but that’s really all we can tell you about it. The title was not given any information for gamers quite yet so we’ll just have to wait and see what becomes of this game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
As if it wasn’t already speculated and believed to be releasing on the Nintendo Switch, Bethesda’s Todd Howard officially revealed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on the Nintendo Switch. What more can we say? Skyrim on the go, this should be a decent seller for the upcoming console.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
You can’t go wrong with Mario Kart and with the Nintendo Switch, gamers will be receiving Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The video game title will bring Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U onto the Nintendo Switch, but it will also add new maps and characters such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bower Jr. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is slated to launch on April 28, 2017.
EA Sports Fifa
Electronic Arts also revealed that their Fifa series will be launching on the Nintendo Switch giving players the ability to enjoy the sports title while on the go or face against friends in a local match.
Fire Emblem Warriors
There was a brief video showcasing Koei Tecmo games where it was unveiled that Fire Emblem Warriors will be heading to the Nintendo Switch. Little information was given about the upcoming title and it’s likely we’ll know more about Fire Emblem Warriors in the weeks to come.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lastly at the end of Nintendo’s event, possibly the most hyped video game release from Nintendo was once again shown off. New gameplay footage was revealed for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, although, more importantly, it was officially revealed that the video game will be launching on March 3, 2017, alongside the Nintendo Switch.