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Nintendo Switch Launch Line-up Includes Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch

Nintendo outlines the games you can play in the Nintendo Switch's first few months.

News by Mike Williams, .

Tonight at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, Nintendo announced the Switch's shiny launch day and launch window games. These are the titles that are going to be carrying the system forward in its early days and the list is full of expected mainstays, some ports, and a few surprises.

The list below is split into three categories, with "Launch Games" releasing on or within a few weeks of March 3, 2017 and "Launch Window Games" being within three months of launch day. Then there's everything else, which includes confirmed games outside of the launch window or with no confirmed release date.

Launch Games

  • 1-2-Switch by Nintendo - March 3, 2017
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo - March 3, 2017
  • Snipperclips by Nintendo - March 2017
  • Super Bomberman R by Konami - March 2017
  • Skylanders Imaginators by Activision - March 2017
  • Has-Been Heroes by Frozenbyte - March 2017
  • I Am Setsuna by Square Enix - March 2017
  • Just Dance 2017 by Ubisoft - March 2017

Launch Window Games

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by Nintendo - April 28
  • Arms by Nintendo - Spring 2017
  • Disgaea 5 Complete by Nippon Ichi - Spring 2017
  • Lego City Undercover by TT Fusion - Spring 2017
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove by Yacht Club Games - Spring 2017
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris by Sega - Spring 2017
  • Sonic Mania by Sega - Spring 2017
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ by Nicalis - Spring 2017
  • Redout by Nicalis - Spring 2017

Nintendo Lines Up Partners for the Nintendo Switch

Here's a full list of Nintendo's development partners for Switch.

Other Confirmed Titles

  • Splatoon 2 by Nintendo - Summer 2017
  • NBA 2K18 by 2K Games- September 2017
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim by Bethesda - Fall 2017
  • Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo - Holiday 2017
  • FIFA by EA Sports - 2017
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap by DotEmu - 2017
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom by FDG Entertainment - 2017
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Monolith Soft - 2017
  • Project Sonic 2017 by Sega - 2017
  • Fire Emblem Warriors by Koei Tecmo - TBA
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence by Koei Tecmo - TBA
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII by Koei Tecmo - TBA
  • Dragon Quest X by Square Enix - TBA
  • Dragon Quest XI by Square Enix - TBA
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I + II by Square Enix - TBA
  • Minecraft: Switch Edition by Mojang - TBA
  • Minecraft: Story Mode by Telltale Games - TBA
  • Shin Megami Tensei by Atlus - TBA
  • Octopath Travelers (Bravely Default Team) by Atlus - TBA
  • Unnamed No More Heroes Sequel by Grasshopper Manufacture - TBA
  • Steep by Ubisoft - TBA
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition by Ubisoft - TBA
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 by Capcom - TBA
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 by Bandai Namco - TBA
  • Unnamed Tales of by Bandai Namco - TBA
  • Taiko no Tatsujin by Bandai Namco - TBA
  • Rime by Tequila Works - TBA
  • Farming Simulator by Giants Software - TBA
  • Fast RMX by Shin'en - TBA
  • Syberia 3 by Anuman Interactive - TBA
  • Stardew Valley by Chucklefish Games - TBA
  • BlazBlue by Arc System Works - TBA
  • New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers by Arc System Works - TBA
  • Story of Seasons by Marvelous - TBA
  • Arcade Archives (SNK Titles) by Hamster - TBA
  • GoNNER by Raw Fury Games - TBA
  • Kingdom by Raw Fury Games - TBA
  • State of Mind by Daedalic Entertainment - TBA

Got questions about Link's first adventure for the Nintendo Switch? We have answers. Check out all our guides, tips, and articles about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #1 chaoticBeat 6 months ago
    Zelda looks awesome. 1-2-Switch looks um.......
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  • Avatar for discohospital #2 discohospital 6 months ago
    Octopath Traveler is Square Enix.

    I'm going to guess we won't be getting Dragon Quest X. But who knows.Edited January 2017 by discohospital
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  • Avatar for damienolenick07 #3 damienolenick07 6 months ago
    1-2 switch is already amazing with a wild gunman update!
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  • Avatar for reptilio #4 reptilio 6 months ago
    Nintendo is my number 1 by far but... I'm not sure they accomplished what they needed to do
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  • Avatar for camchow #5 camchow 6 months ago
    I wonder how much 1-2 Switch will be or maybe it's a pack in like Wii Sports? Can't really see myself dropping any money on it. Weird to launch with just that and Zelda but I guess they feel confident in Breath of the Wild.

    I mean, I'm getting it, I got to have that Zelda
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  • Avatar for SargeSmash #6 SargeSmash 6 months ago
    Got to think we'll hear more tomorrow.
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  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton #7 Tetragrammaton 6 months ago
    Once again the faces in a Xenoblade game just look WRONG... worse than either X or Chronicles.

    But eh. I'll spend most of the game looking at their backs and at the landscape. I'll believe in the Monado's power to distract me with gameplay. And story and quests and character builds and music and....

    (Oh yes, Ace Team is back.)
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  • Avatar for apoc_reg #8 apoc_reg 6 months ago
    If here was no zelda this would be the biggest car crash in Nintendo history. £280 it will be over here!
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  • Avatar for gigantor21 #9 gigantor21 6 months ago
    Literally none of the games on the banner picture were actually announced, LOL.
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  • Avatar for RonF #10 RonF 6 months ago
    I am Stesuma is also a launch title.

    http://gematsu.com/2017/01/setsuna-announced-switch
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  • Avatar for NateDizzy #11 NateDizzy 6 months ago
    All the titles that interests me have a TBA next to them. Guess I'll have to wait a couple of years before the Switch is worth picking up.
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  • Avatar for ReptilianSamurai #12 ReptilianSamurai 6 months ago
    Where did they announce the Mario kart? They played lots of video of it during the presentation, but then no trailer or release date. I love Mario kart 8, so more of the same will be just fine!
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  • Avatar for MHWilliams #13 MHWilliams 6 months ago
    @ReptilianSamurai They just released a trailer after the presentation.
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  • Avatar for himuradrew #14 himuradrew 6 months ago
    @RonF But it's only for Japan right? No word whether it'll launch for the US alongside the console on March 3... :(
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  • Avatar for MHWilliams #15 MHWilliams 6 months ago
    @himuradrew It's listed as March 2017 on the official US Nintendo site. Near launch.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #16 riderkicker 6 months ago
    I trust the regular games coming out, but not the VC content. Burned so many times. Besides, is this all we're getting in the next four years right?
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  • Avatar for LBD_Nytetrayn #17 LBD_Nytetrayn 6 months ago
    @camchow No pack-in game, unfortunately.
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