2018 has been an amazing year for the Nintendo Switch, every month this year we've seen some decent new games, with the addition of the fiendish Diablo III: Eternal Collection and the adorable Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! last month, there really is something for everyone.

So, what's on the horizon for Nintendo Switch fans for what's left of 2018, then? We've compiled a list of all the good stuff coming out at retail in December and January next year, so feast your eyes and prepare your wallets - this could be painful.

Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale which helps support the site. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 7th December

December's must-have Switch game is not up for debate. Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown. Fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series ever.

Ultimate lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen. You won't want to miss this.

Fitness Boxing - 21st December (4th Jan - US)

If you fancy some Joy-Con waggling action this Christmas you might like to pick up Fitness Boxing for your Switch. Unfortunately, the US will have to wait until the New Year to duke it out with this one. Get off the couch and get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you're on your own, with a friend, at home, or on the go!

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 11th January

If you never had the pleasure of playing this on the Wii U, then you are in for a treat. New Super Mario Bros. U is some of the finest 2D Mario platforming action known to man, so it's a welcome addition to the ever-growing Switch library. Luigi's first starring role in a platforming adventure, New Super Luigi U, is getting the deluxe treatment too, and comes packed in.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - 18th January

Hit the road in an all-new adventure with gaming's most hardcore otaku assassin. Enter the world of the Death Drive Mark II, and hack and slash your way out of its various games. Pass a Joy-Con to a friend for local co-op, with special team-up charge attacks. You won't want to miss this latest game from visionary director Suda51.

More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games

Aside from the highlighted games above, there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in December 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 December and beyond, which we found for your consideration.


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