All Year 1 Games For Nintendo Switch

Hey all!

We’ve recently put up our definitive list of all info about the Switch and its games.

But here’s a quick look at all the games you can expect to see at launch, and in its first year.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: Unless under “100% Confirmed”, everything in this article is unconfirmed until proven otherwise.  We have sourced our info with a link in each game title and/or date, so you can see where we’ve obtained our information.

All First Year Switch Games (In Chronological Order)

First Party-

100% Confirmed:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Summer 2017)

Pokemon

Hinted At (Likely, But Not Officially Confirmed Yet):

New 3D Super Mario (Launch day)

Splatoon (Launch day or first 3 months)

Mario Kart 8 (First 3 months or launch day)

Pikmin 4 (Reboot) (Fall 2017)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door HD

New Shin’en Projects (Possibly Including F-Zero)

Rumored:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games) (Launch day)

Animal Crossing Switch (Launch title)

Miitomo Switch (Launch title)

Super Smash Bros. 4 Port (First 6 months)

Pokemon Stars (Game Freak) (Summer or Fall)

New IP (First year)

Super Mario Sunshine HD (First year)

Super Mario Galaxy 3 (First year)

Super Mario Maker Deluxe (First year)

Mario Sports Superstars (First year)

More Mario Sports Games (First year)

Third Party-

100% Confirmed:

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) (Launch day)

Tank it! (Bplus Games) (Summer)

Dungeon of Zaar (Summer)

Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia) (Launch window)

Ubisoft Games (Launch window)

Capcom Games (Launch window)

Big EA Games (Launch window)

Project Sonic 2017 (working title) (Sega) (Fall 2017)

Constructor (First year)

Project Elea (Kyodai) (First year)

Hinted At (Likely, But Not Officially Confirmed Yet):

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Definitive Edition (Launch day)

PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus Games) (Summer 2017)

Bit Boy!! (tentative title) (Bplus Games) (Summer 2017)

NBA 2K (Launch window)

Hearthstone (Blizzard Entertainment) (Launch window)

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Games) (Launch window)

Oceanhorn (FDG Games) (Launch window)

RISE: Race the Future (VD-DEV) (Launch window)

RIVE (Two Tribes) (Launch window)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX) (Launch window)

World to the West (Rain Games) (Launch window)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Lizardcube) (Launch window)

Indivisible (Lab Zero Games) (Launch window)

The Order OR Deformers (Ready at Dawn) (First year)

Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games)

Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games)

The Wonderful 101 (Platinum Games)

Dragon Quest X (Square Enix)

Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix)

Nobunaga’s Ambition

Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu (Alecqua Games)

Riverside (Zock Labs)

Rumored:

Mario Rabbids RPG (Launch day)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale Games) (Near launch day)

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolithsoft) (Summer)

Spider Man: The First Avenger (Platinum Games; Activision) (Summer)

The Silver Case (First 6 months)

Resident Evil VII (Capcom) (Launch window)

FIFA 2017 and other EA Sports titles (Launch window)

Mass Effect Trilogy (Electronic Arts) (Launch window)

Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts) (Launch window)

Skylanders (Activision) (Launch window)

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision) (Launch window)

Destiny: Complete Edition (Bungie; Activision) (Launch window)

Injustice 2 (Warner Bros.) (Launch window)

Beyond Destiny (Bungie; Activision) (Fall 2017)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) (First year)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix) (First year)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix) (First year)

So there you have it, folks!

As you can see, the Switch will have a very healthy game library for its first year on the market. We will get more confirmation on games at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, and more developers will start officially announcing their games shortly thereafter, as well.

Until then, this is the best list you will find online!

Check out our article, Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch.

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

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NES Classic Edition – I Should’ve Camped Out

I should’ve known.  The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, was widely marketed, not only by Nintendo, but by TV and online news media. For the first time in a long time, Nintendo has made a product that, by design, appeals to its old fanbase: adults who used to play Nintendo but not anymore. It appealed to nostalgia.

Thus, when Nintendo and retailers said they would have limited quantities available, I knew it would be a familiar situation.

The Thrill of the Hunt

Remember amiibo hunting? Ah, yes, the days of the hunt. When amiibos were a hot new product, they were selling out far more than Nintendo was anticipating and producing. If you wanted the latest batch of amiibo, you better have camped out. Pre-orders online, if to be found, would sell out in minutes. Camping out was your best bet.

But indeed, it was fun. Through Nintendo retail events around my area, and camping out with like-minded individuals hungering for the latest figurine, I aquired many new friends along the way. Groups were founded on social media, and dedicated tracking sites and Twitter accounts were set up, for the sole purpose of alerting people when the product was in stock so you could race down to the store or website and order it or pick it up. Indeed, it was a frustrating, yet thrilling experience. The feeling of finally getting what you sought out to get, after trial and adventure, was a feeling like no other – a feeling not only of gratification, but of accomplishment.

It took Nintendo over a year to get the situation under control, and finally, buying new amiibos was a simple, non-valiant task, just like buying any other product. The thrill of the hunt was gone, but you could get what you wanted relatively easily. No more camping out.

A similar situation unfolded with other limited edition items, such as the Gold Majora’s Mask edition of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. There was an initial limited stock, and then the price shot up to hundreds of dollars, even over $1000, on eBay. It was near impossible to get one of these systems, as well as the game’s limited edition with the Skull Kid figure. Finally, a month later, after nearly everyone had given up on them, they became commonplace in stores like Best Buy. Of course, until the stock finally ran out. But they did become available.

The Thrill of the Hunt – Returns?

Luckily, we have not had a situation like this with Nintendo products since then (it may help that Nintendo has not had any super hot products this year). But along comes the NES Classic Edition.

With retailers stating there would be limited initial quantities, and no pre-orders, I had a feeling that this would be like amiibo hunting all over again. Since over a week before release, I had decided I wanted to camp out at a retailer like GameStop or Target, and I had even planned to the day before its release.

However, then Amazon announced that it would have the product available at 2pm PT, the next day. It was getting late, and my bed was comfy, so I had decided that I would just be ready at Amazon by 2PM the next day!

So I waited, and I came.

Then This Happened.

 

In short, there was so much traffic on the page that the page crashed, and then Amazon’s entire site briefly crashed for a few minutes. Though I was optimistic, I wasn’t able to get one. I tried for about an hour, then gave up.

Then, of course, it started being scalped on eBay for thousands of dollars, for a $60 system.

AlphaOmegaSin sums the situation up nicely.

 

Wrapping Up

Indeed, this has become like amiibos all over again. Thankfully, Nintendo said that they will continue sending out a steady supply of stock into the new year. But if history tells me anything, it is that it may be like the amiibo situation all over again. When stock is available, it will be limited, and sell out right away. We need a new alert system. A MiNES alert system, so that when it’s in stock, we’ll know right away.

Maybe this is part of Nintendo’s hype machine, to give an initially limited supply, and then they’ll send out a ton before Christmas. Maybe we’ll all be able to get one before then, hopefully not from eBay. I will remain optimistic. But we don’t know yet for sure.

All I know, is that if I wanted to get one day one, I should have camped out.

-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash

Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch

Hey all!

Now that Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo NX is the Switch, we can finally round up all the information we know about the system, before its big reveal presentation on January 12, 2017.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

The Hardware

Facts Confirmed by Nintendo:

Release date:

The Switch will release in March 2017 (exact date to be announced in January).

System type:

The Nintendo Switch will be a home console that can be taken on the go. It is a tablet with detachable “Joy-Con” controllers that can be placed into a dock to power it and plug into a TV, or used on its own. The Switch has two modes – docked mode, for playing on a TV, and portable mode, for playing on the tablet’s screen on the go.

It will offer a single-screen experience.

Controllers:

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

OS:

Nintendo proprietary OS. Not based on Android. Made in cooperation with Nvidia and DeNA.

Connects to and integrated with My Nintendo.

Specifications and price:

We know the Switch will be using Nvidia Tegra architecture, based on the high-end GeForce cards, with a custom design.

The Switch tablet will have a “bright high-definition display”.

The dock will have at least two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port.

The Switch has yet to be officially spec’d, but will be next year.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stated that the Switch will not be sold at a loss, and will not be more expensive than the current offerings.

Media:

The Switch will have physical cartridges, as seen in the reveal trailer.

The Switch will not support physical Wii U or 3DS media.

Accessories:

The Switch will also support amiibo, as seen in the reveal trailer. Nintendo has filed patents involving NFC too, giving some insight into how it could work.

The Switch will also support accessories and add-on hardware.

Facts Hinted at by Nintendo:

Other Features:

Regarding VR, Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that VR could come to the Switch where possible.

Also, Kimishima hinted that the Switch could have many accessories, with the Switch tablet acting as the base for everything else.

Also, the system will appeal not only to moms and their kids, but experienced gamers, as well. This can be seen in the reveal trailer.

Facts from Notable 3rd Party Developers and Publishers:

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has said the Switch is an incredible device, and that people would be amazed by it. He also stated that Nintendo tends to stick with an architecture for a long time, so their partnership could last two decades.

He also states that the Switch has a ground-breaking design, and the type of gameplay they want to enable is like nothing the world has so far.

According to Ubisoft, the Switch will “recapture a lot of the lapsed Wii players“, who are now predominantly on smart devices. Satoru Iwata has said that the Switch will still be a system that will be able to play games in ways smartphones and tablets cannot, thus making an argument for dedicated games systems.

More recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated the Switch could redefine gaming once again.

Many developers familiar with the Switch, such as CD Projekt Red and others, have said the Switch will be easier to develop for, and they are excited for it.

Hardware and OS rumors:

OS:

May be Linux-based

Easy to port to; supports Android and Unreal Engine 4 software

Will work with smartphones, PCs, and other rival consoles

More apps

Will be Region Free

Hardware:

Tablet:

The tablet will use USB-C for charging and connection.

It may have battery life up to 3 hours.

The Switch will not support HDMI out directly from the tablet.

The tablet may have 32GB of storage

The tablet will support 128GB SD cards.

According to Emily Rogers, the screen is currently 720p, 6.2 inches, and features multitouch.

Laura Kate Dale from Let’s Play Video Games agrees.

Dock:

The Nintendo Switch Dock may increase the power of the system.

This has been reported by our source, by Letsplayvideogames, and others.

The dock will not support external hard drives.

Controllers:

The Switch Pro Controller will not feature a headphone jack. Our source tells us this will greatly increase its battery life, as it did on the Wii U’s Pro Controller.

The controllers could have a new form of haptic feedback, which was never integrated in Nintendo portables before.

The Joy-Cons could act as new, improved, Wii remotes, with much better vibration and haptic feedback (similar to HTC Vive), adjustable depending on the game, and not just one vibration intensity, as the Wii remote was. The system would support both these controllers and the Wii remotes for some games.

The Joy-Cons could have an IR sensor built-in.

Specifications:

It will have 4GB of RAM.

It will support Android apps

It Will Support VR

The Switch will be close to Xbox One in power

The Switch will be more powerful than the PS4 and closer to the PS4 Neo

Will use Vulkan API

Will have industry-leading chips

Will Support Unreal Engine 4

See:

Why Nintendo NX Will Support Unreal Engine and ARM Architecture

The Switch will not have x86 architecture

IHS providing screen

Macronix developing game cards

Other features or new innovations:

Download Play, StreetPass, Wii Remote, and IR Sensor support

NFC Download Cards

Very strong networking functions; cross-platform synchronization

4K 60fps streaming

Innovative achievements system

Ability to upgrade and share console power with Supplemental Computing Devices

Stream games and save data through SCD

Improved AR and multiplayer features

Supports OSVR

Dynamic AR

Enhanced video camera features

Game streaming through handheld

Full Bluetooth capability

3D for 2D TV’s

More 3D for 2D TV’s

Hologram technology

The Games

First Party Support:

As always, Nintendo will support the Switch with a stable of Nintendo games throughout its life cycle. This time, since the software will be unified across all Switch devices, you can expect to see a strong launch lineup, more 1st party games than ever before, and no game droughts.

The 1st party software output will also be increased by utilizing Nintendo’s new software strategy, as well as smart device and game integration.

Third Party Support:

After the lackluster 3rd party support the Wii U received, Nintendo is striving to make the system attractive to third parties.

Big Third Party Publishers on Switch:

100% Confirmed:

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505 Games
Level-5
Activision Publishing
Marvelous
Arc System Works
Maximum Games
Atlus
Nippon Ichi Software
Audiokinetic
Parity Bit
Autodesk
PlatinumGames
Bandai Namco
RAD Game Tools
Bethesda
RecoChoku
Capcom
Sega
Codemasters
Silicon Studio Corporation
CRI Middleware
Spike Chunsoft
DeNA
Square Enix
Electronic Arts
Starbreeze Studios
Epic Games
Take-Two Interactive Software
Firelight Technologies
Telltale Games
FromSoftware
THQ Nordic
Frozenbyte
Tokyo RPG Factory
GameTrust
TT Games
Grasshopper Manufacture
Ubisoft
Gungho Online Entertainment
Ubitus
Hamster Corporation
Unity Technologies
Havok
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Inti Creates
Web Technology Corp
Koei Tecmo
Konami Digital Entertainment

Link:

Nintendo’s Software Partners

Unofficially confirmed:

CD Projekt Red

In Consideration:

Ready at Dawn

All Switch Games

Officially Announced:

First Party-

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Summer 2017)

New 3D Super Mario (Launch day)

Splatoon (Launch day or first 3 months)

Mario Kart 8 (First 3 months or launch day)

New Shin’en Projects (Possibly Including F-Zero)

Third Party-

Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft)

Sonic Project 2017 (working title) (Sega)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Definitive Edition (Launch day)

NBA 2K

Big EA Games

Ubisoft Games

Capcom Games

PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus Games)

Bit Boy!! (tentative title) (Bplus Games)

Tank it! (Bplus Games)

Unofficially Announced:

Third Party-

Dragon Quest X (Square Enix)

Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix)

Hinted At/In Consideration:

First Party-

Pikmin 4 (First year)

Metroid Prime 4

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door HD

Third Party-

Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games)

Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games)

The Wonderful 101 (Platinum Games)

Capcom Multiplatform Games

Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Shadow of the Eternals (Quantum Entanglement Entertainment)

Terraria (505 Games)

The Order OR Deformers (Ready at Dawn)

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Games)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Lizardcube)

Indivisible (Lab Zero Games)

World to the West (Rain Games)

SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX)

RIVE (Two Tribes)

Project Elea (Kyodai)

Rumored:

First Party-

Animal Crossing Switch (launch title) (Gamer Splash verified source)

Miitomo Switch (Full Version, similar to Tomodachi Life) (Gamer Splash verified source)

New IP

Super Smash Bros. 4 Port (first 6 months)

Pokemon (Game Freak) (launch window)

Super Mario Sunshine HD

Super Mario Galaxy 3

Super Mario Maker Deluxe

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games)

Mario Sports Superstars

More Mario Sports Games

Koei Tecmo games (Hyrule Warriors?)

Kid Icarus (reboot) (Retro Studios)

Super Mario Maker

F-Zero EX

Third Party-

Beyond Good and Evil: The Prejudices of Philosophers (working title) (Ubisoft)

Ubisoft VR Games (Star Trek VR, Rive, etc.)

Call of Duty: Bloodlines (Activision)

Skylanders (Activision)

Spider Man: The First Avenger (Platinum Games; Activision)

Beyond Destiny + Destiny: Complete Edition (Bungie; Activision)

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Square Enix)

Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

FIFA 2017 and other EA Sports titles

Mass Effect Trilogy (Electronic Arts)

Resident Evil VII (Capcom)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Injustice 2 (Warner Bros.)

Conclusion

The Switch will certainly be an interesting system. Never before has there been so much hype for any console in recent history, and it is testament to the excitement and hype that Nintendo is building around its latest console.

Until its reveal in January, this is likely the best list of information you will find on the Switch.

We will continue to update this article with any new information as it breaks.

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-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash