Nintendo Switch Games Confirmed Games For 2017 And Beyond

Samantha Loveridge
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With the 2017 Nintendo Switch games calendar bookended by Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, it’s going to be a busy year of gaming for Ninty’s latest console.

Even though the launch line-up has been criticised somewhat, the Switch games list is getting longer and longer by the day. Check out all the confirmed Switch games for 2017 and beyond in our mammoth list.

Nintendo Switch Launch Games

Here are all the games you’ll be able to buy and play as soon as you open your Nintendo Switch on March 3.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Release date: March 3, 2017

The biggest launch game for the Nintendo Switch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s the first truly open-world Zelda title to date and why wouldn’t you want to play that?

1-2 Switch

Release date: March 3, 2017

The game many fans believe should be bundled in with the Nintendo Switch for free, 1-2 Switch is a collection of mini-games aimed at showing off just what the Joy-Con controllers can do.


Release date: March 3, 2017

A little puzzler that proved to. be a break-out hit with players at Nintendo Switch events worldwide, Snipperclips is a co-op focused game that sees you working with a buddy to snip your paper selves into different shapes to solve various puzzles.

Super Bomberman R

Release date: March 3, 2017

Our favourite little bomberman is back and bringing back action maze games for the first time in years.

Just Dance 2017

Release date: March 3, 2017

A special re-release of last year’s Just Dance title is another of the Nintendo Switch launch titles. It’ll have you dancing, boogieing and jiving your way to a fun house party.

I Am Setsuna

Release date: March 3, 2017

A traditional RPG in the greatest sense of the word, I Am Setsuna arrived in 2016 to great critical acclaim and now you can experience it on the Switch.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Treasure Trove

Release date: March 3, 2017

This is the very latest Shovel Knight adventure you have with Specter of Torment, and Treasure Trove is some awesome DLC for the pixel-art game. Prepare to become as addicted as we are.

Skylanders Imaginators

Release date: March 3, 2017

2016’s Skylanders Imaginators allowed players to create their very own Skylander for the very first time. It also saw the revival of Crash Bandicoot and some of his pals in the game, which was probably the coolest thing ever.

Nintendo Switch Games with Confirmed Release Date

Nintendo’s launch line-up might not be the most impressive in history, but the list of Switch games certainly doesn’t stop there. Here are all the Switch games with a confirmed release date, or at least a loose launch window:

Blaster Master Zero

Release date: March 9, 2017

If you played the original Master Blaster this will feel very familiar. The side-scrolling vehicular combat and top-down adventuring across a huge sci-fi world are back, but with a host of new gameplay elements. It’s going to be a pure nostalgic joy for a lot of people.

Lego City Undercover

Release date: April 4, 2017

This updated version of the Wii U’s launch title is now coming to the Nintendo Switch and for the first time, you’ll be able to play it in co-op with a friend.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Release date: April 28, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is another re-release but it’s a perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch roster, with all the DLC, characters and tracks included from the original.


Release date: Spring 2017

The most unique Switch game is Arms. It’s an arcade fighting game that sees players fight each other using their extendable arms controlled with a set of Joy-Con controllers each.

Sonic Mania

Release date: Spring 2017

To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s belated 25th birthday, SEGA is releasing Sonic Mania. It’s a brand new 2D platforming adventure and he’s got some buddies with him.

Splatoon 2

Release date: Summer 2017

Splatoon 2 is the sequel to the best multiplayer on the Wii U and looks to offer the same ink-splatting fun of its original but in a much more portable package.

Project Sonic 2017

Release date: Fall 2017 worldwide

Another brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game for 2017 on the Nintendo Switch is Project Sonic 2017 – a game that doesn’t yet have a name. It is coming this year though and is already looking rather awesome.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Release date: Fall 2017 worldwide

No-one can quite believe that Skyrim, the massive RPG from Bethesda, will be playable on the Switch. But it’s possible and it’s happening this year. The only weird thing is that Bethesda won’t say if the Switch version is the Special Edition that came to PS4, Xbox One and PC last year or the standard version from back in 2011.

Super Mario Odyssey

Release date: Holiday 2017 worldwide

Super Mario Odyssey might be the biggest reason to buy a Nintendo Switch – apart from Zelda of course. It’s a brand new 3D Super Mario adventure, akin to Super Mario Sunshine, with a ton of new worlds to explore including New Donk City.

All the other confirmed Nintendo Switch games

Of course, there are also plenty of Nintendo Switch games that currently lack a definitive release date, or even a launch date window.

Just take a look at this lot:

  • 1001 Spikes
  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz
  • Arcade Archives
  • Audio Hero
  • Away
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Binding of Issac: Afterbirth+
  • Bit Boy! Arcade Deluxe
  • BlazBlue (final title TBC)
  • Celeste
  • Constructor
  • Cube Life: Island Survival 
  • Dandara
  • Derby Stallion (final title TBC)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I and II
  • Duck Game
  • Dungeon of Zaar
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Farming Simulator 18
  • Fast RMX 
  • FIFA
  • Fire Emblem (2018)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors 
  • Flipping Death
  • GoNNER
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (April)
  • Has Been Heroes
  • Hollow Knight
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Ittledew 2
  • Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • Lego Worlds
  • Little Inferno
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure
  • Minecraft: Switch Edition
  • Miina se Wai Wai! Spelunker
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Mr Shifty (April)
  • Mutant Mudds
  • NBA 2K18 
  • Neuro Voider
  • New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
  • No More Heroes (2018)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • Pankapu
  • Pocket Rumble (March)
  • Pokemon Stars (final title TBC)
  • Portal Knights
  • Project Fist (2018)
  • Project Octopath Traveller
  • Puzzle Box
  • Racing Apex
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
  • Redout 
  • Rime 
  • Riverside
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII
  • Runner 3 (Fall)
  • Seasons of Heaven
  • Shakedown Hawaii (April)
  • Shin Megami Tensei (final title TBC)
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Dave
  • Stardew Valley (Summer)
  • State of Mind
  • Steamworld Project 2017 (final title TBC)
  • Steep
  • Story of Seasons (final title TBC)
  • Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu
  • Splasher
  • State of Mind
  • Steamworld Dig 2 (Summer)
  • Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers
  • Su and the Quest for Meaning
  • Syberia 3
  • Taiko Drum Master (final title TBC)
  • “Tales” (final title TBC)
  • Tank it!
  • Terraria
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth+
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • The Next Penelope
  • The Sacred Hero (2018)
  • The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup
  • Thumper
  • Toe Jam and Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Towerfall Ascention
  • Travis Touchdown (final title TBC)
  • Treasurenauts
  • TumbleSeed (Spring)
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
  • Wargroove
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • World of Goo
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Zombie Vikings

With all those games in the pipeline, it’s looking like an exciting year for the Nintendo Switch and we can’t wait to get started.

The Nintendo Switch launches worldwide on March 3, 2017, priced at $299.99 or £279.99.

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Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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