Alongside a huge number of third-party titles launching onto Nintendo Switch this year, Nintendo is keeping up with the crowd, demonstrating a massive list of first-party titles including Super Mario Party, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Lets Go Eevee, and the all-new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
All coming to its portable home console this year, and be sure to keep an eye on the highly anticipated Nintendo Online service launching this September.
Check out the full list of announcements below;
Super Mario Party
With all the crazy new hardware additions found in the Nintendo Switch Console and Joy-Con controllers, the new Mario Party is looking to be the most fun-filled mini-game extravaganza yet;
- Play using Multiple Nintendo Switch consoles, with 25 mini-games shown off in the trailer alone, the game looks like jam-packed party fun.
- Super Mario Party will launch onto Nintendo Switch October 5th, 2018.
With a game demo is available right now for this magical title from Square Enix, offering players the chance to play as multiple different characters, each with their own unique ways of completing quests and solving puzzles. Combat will make use of the characters chosen skills, ensuring players experience the most through role-playing experience.
- A combination of an old-school tone, and modern visual graphics, Octopath Traveller looks to be a stunning addition to any RPG fan’s repertoire.
- Octopath Traveller launches June 14th, on Nintendo Switch.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Lets Go Eevee
Announced earlier last week, the newest addition to the popular Pokemon franchise see’s the combination of old-school Pokemon battles, with modern Pokemon game mechanics including a beautifully rendered 3D environment, utilizing the full range of the motion controls found on Nintendo Switch.
- Poke Ball Plus controller owners will receive an exclusive in-game Pokemon; The legendary Mew.
- Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee launch alongside the Poke Ball Plus controller on November 16, 2018.
Fornite: Battle Royale
Shoot, Build and Dance your way to victory in Epic Games global mega-hit, Fortnite: Battle Royale, now available on Nintendo Switch. In keeping with the mobile port of the game, the Switch version seems to also have dropped the original game of Fortnite: Save the World, the games original game mode before Battle Royale was added.
- Play solo, a duo with a friend, or squad up with four friends and play Fortnite today on the Nintendo Switch.
- Fortnite’s survival component is not included in this release.
- Like on all other platforms, Fortnite is available for free.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Taking up the bulk of Nintendo’s press conference, was all the announcements surrounding the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo has put a lot of heart and soul into the development of the new Smash game, reiterating that this release is a brand new game, not a port or a remaster.
- Gamecube controllers will be compatible with Smash using a hardware adapter.
- All previous fighters in the history of Smash will feature in the new game, alongside a host of new additions.
- The game will Launch onto Nintendo Switch December 7, 2018.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The latest entry to Nintendo’s beloved narrative based RPG franchise, fan’s are excited to see a Fire Emblem title coming to Nintendo Switch. Combat and various other mechanics have been revamped, no longer will character fight alone on the battlefield, now joined by small armies that players must command.
- Spring 2019 is the only release information we’ve received, so Fire Emblem fans will have to exercise patience for the time being.
Daemon X Machina
Reign supreme in this bombastic mech battle game, player command humongous cel-shaded mechs trampling over buildings while trying their utmost to achieve victory. Expected for a 2019 release, mech fan’s will be hanging for new info surrounding the upcoming title.