The year may be dashing past at an alarming rate, but it's a great time to be a Switch owner; March saw the release of Kirby Star Allies and Attack On Titan 2. 2018 may have gotten off to a slow start compared to last year's amazing release schedule, but now we're on a roll.
So, what's on the horizon for Nintendo Switch fans, then? We've complied a list of all the good stuff coming out at retail in April and May, so feast your eyes and prepare your wallets.
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Nintendo Labo - 20th April
Since its surprising reveal, Nintendo Labo has become one of the most talked about games on Nintendo Switch. Whether you're mildly intrigued or all in, this cardboard-based gameplay revolution is going to be one of the most important releases on the Nintendo Switch calendar. With two Toy-Con packs already announced, and plenty more designs shown off already, the new origami-esque concept makes for a tempting purchase when it arrives in April.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - 4th May
Retro Studios' much-loved addition to the Donkey Kong Country saga was one of the few genuine highlights of the Wii U era, and we can't wait to see DK and the gang swing, roll and smash their way onto Nintendo Switch for the first time. Now you'll not only get to play as Cranky Kong, but surfing bro Funky Kong and his new (and far more forgiving) Easy mode. So whether you're taking it on for the challenge, or just for giggles, Tropical Freeze is sure to leave you anything but cold.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - 18th May
The Legend Of Zelda series has enjoyed plenty of unusual outings over the years, but it's not seen anything as crazy as the 'musou'-style of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. The benefits of a later release on Nintendo Switch means this version packs in all the post-release DLC into the one package, so that's 29 playable characters and the maps you could possibly ask for. It's the first time content from the Wii U and 3DS versions have been bundled together, so we're looking forward to flexing our Hyrulian muscles in May.
Dark Souls: Remastered - 25th May
It's finally time for Nintendo Switch to visit Lordran, a Gothic kingdom filled with dangers of in many forms, all of which want to kill you ad infinitum. Okay, that might not sound like an attractive premise for a video game, but its war of attrition makes for one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever play. From memorable boss designs to terrain that wants to kill you as much as its inhabitants, Dark Souls: Remastered is a game like no other on Switch.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - 29th May
We've already got a tasty slice of Capcom fisticuffs on Nintendo Switch in the form of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, but it's going to pale in comparison to the retro goodness of the series' next collection. This vault of classic entries includes 12 entries from across the franchise, with online support included for four of them so you can test your skills against the best competition Switch has to offer. You can even adjust the latency settings to ensure every move is sharp and on point.
More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games
Other than Nintendo Labo, Donkey Kong, Hyrule Warriors, Dark Souls and Street Fighter there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in April and beyond.
Awesome Accessories For Your Switch
We saw a whole slew of interesting accessories released for the Switch in the past few months, but more are on the way. Here are some tantalising accessories coming up in April and beyond which we found for your consideration.
So that's it for April and May - did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also tell us if you've preordered any of these goodies!