The year may be dashing past at an alarming rate, but it's a great time to be a Switch owner; April saw the release of Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 01 - Variety Kit and Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 02 - Robot Kit. 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? Well unfortunately not Dark Souls Remastered which has now been delayed until the Summer. We've compiled a list of all the good stuff coming out at retail in May and June, so feast your eyes and prepare your wallets.

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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.

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.

Mario Tennis Aces - 22nd June

The big first-party release for June, is the slice and dice court-based drama of Mario Tennis Aces. The latest smash hit from the Big N brings back the much-missed Story mode, adds in some explosive arcade moves for blistering offence and rocks-sold defence, and all the characters and costumes you could possibly want in a tennis game. And just in time for Wimbledon 2018 in the summer!

More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games

Other than Donkey Kong, Hyrule Warriors, Dark Souls, Street Fighter and Mario Tennis Aces there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in May and beyond.

Runner322nd May 2018
Owlboy29th May 2018
Musynx19th Jun 2018
Vegas Party22nd Jun 2018
Brawlout29th Jun 2018
Chicken Range28th Sep 2018

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 May and beyond which we found for your consideration.

So that's it for May and June - did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also tell us if you've pre-ordered any of these goodies!