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The Nintendo Switch North America Launch Lineup So Far

by the NWR Staff - January 12, 2017, 10:21 pm EST
Total comments: 14

Beyond Nintendo's presentation, a flurry of announcements has the Switch's software launch lineup slowly taking shape.

A bevy of announcements both during and outside of Nintendo's Switch January 2017 presentation has started to life the veil on what could be the launch software for the Nintendo Switch.

It's important to keep in mind that this is very early information, and additional announcements in the coming days and weeks could definitely add to and clarify the list. However, that said, this is what it looks like so far just several hours after Nintendo's presentation:

Launch Titles in North America:

  • 1-2-Switch (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft)
  • Super Bomberman R (Konami)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Activision)

March releases in North America, possibly at launch:

  • Snipperclips (Nintendo)
  • Has-Been Heroes (Frozenbyte)
  • I am Setsuna (Square Enix) (Launch Title in Japan)
  • Fast RMX (Shin'en) (Launch Title in Japan)

April releases in North America:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)

Spring 2017 releases in North America:

  • Arms (Nintendo)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA)
  • Sonic Mania (SEGA)
  • LEGO® CITY Undercover (Warner Bros.)
  • RIME (Tequila Works)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America: launch title in Japan)

Summer 2017 releases:

  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)

Fall 2017 releases:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)

Holiday 2017 releases

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

"2017" releases

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo)
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom)
  • Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios / Mojang)
  • FIFA (EA Sports)
  • Steep (Ubisoft)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco)
  • NBA 2k18 (Take Two Interactive)



MiyamotoJanuary 13, 2017

I really hoped we might see Dragon Quest X in the west, but it's never going to happen, is it?

SorenJanuary 13, 2017

That's not a very good launch lineup.

StogiJanuary 13, 2017

Steep looks sweet. Other than that and Zelda, this is the weakest launch line-up since well...the Wii U.

fred13January 13, 2017

wait, wasn't ribbon boxing a launch game?

Mop it upJanuary 13, 2017

This makes it easy to not be tempted to buy a Switch before Mario.

Quote from: fred13

wait, wasn't ribbon boxing a launch game?

"Spring 2017".

fred13January 13, 2017

Thank-you Shaymin!

That one interests me. My wife and I will have fun with this like with did with the sword fighting on Wii Sports Resort.

fred13January 13, 2017

This is odd to me. The graphic doesn't show Fire Emblem Warriors, but we have a Nintendo Direct about it next week?

fred13January 13, 2017

Can we buy these games with Nintendo e-Shop cards?

Because they're on sale at Best Buy today

StratosJanuary 13, 2017

You should be able to buy all games digitally with eShop points cards.

ShyGuyJanuary 13, 2017

Interesting, Shinen is doing Fast RMX and Nicalis is publishing Redout. Both are futuristic racers.

LemonadeJanuary 13, 2017

Not very many launch games, but Zelda is really all that matters, anyway.
I will have to wait and hear what the PAL/Australian launch titles are.

Fatty The HuttJanuary 13, 2017

Steep looks pretty great.
It is dumb that Skyrim isn't coming until the fall. That will be as nice fuil-priced Switch game at a time when all other versions are massively discounted. Hopefully they will program in some Nintendo-centric extra content?

This is definitely shaping up so far to be a smaller launch than either the Wii or Wii U. However, there's still ton at launch that I'm eager to get my hands on: 3 actual launch day titles and 7 total in March. I do usually tend to buy a lot of launch games, but with such a small launch I guess if I were objective about it I have to be a little impressed at the number of games on my radar right now.

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