Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Nope. No big games are launching soon. Definitely not the most-anticipated game of possibly ever. What's a 'Zelda'?

We've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail in the coming weeks, including some highlights picked by us as well as lots of other games and accessories that are launching soon. Naturally, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the standout star here, but have a browse and see what else also takes your fancy!

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 12th May

This is it. The big one.

After more than six years since Breath of the Wild took the world by storm, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom finally gives us the sequel we've all been waiting for. There's so much we're still to learn about this game – although you can learn more thanks to our recent hands-on session with the game.

For those of you who already know you want to secure a pre-order, we have you covered:

More pre-order options are available here. You can also buy the new Zelda Switch OLED console.

LEGO 2K Drive - 19th May

An exciting prospect for fans of LEGO games, LEGO 2K Drive is an all-new open-world LEGO driving adventure where players can "race anywhere, play with anyone, build your dream rides, and defeat a cast of wacky racing rivals for the coveted Sky Trophy!"

The game puts you behind the wheel of transforming vehicles that give you the freedom to speed seamlessly across riveting racetracks, off-road terrain, and open waters. There's a Story mode, single race and Cup Series tournaments, and even some minigames to get stuck into. The game launches on 19th May and pre-orders are now open:

Fitness Circuit - 25th May

Nintendo consoles and fitness games really do go hand-in-hand these days, so it's no surprise that another one's ready to go later this month.

Fitness Circuit is designed to be played for just ten minutes and day, three times a week, giving you a quick boost of training that alternates aerobic and strength-building exercises. The aim is to burn calories, increase endurance, and improve muscle strength in a short period of time, so if you're looking for your next fitness fix, this could do the trick nicely:

Loop8: Summer of Gods - 6th June

Loop8: Summer of Gods is an intriguing, time-traveling, coming-of-age RPG based in 1980s Japan. The hook? You've got one month until the world ends. Here's more...

Step into the life of Nini, a newly earthbound teen who arrives in the quaint Japanese town of Ashihara in August 1983. Explore the town, befriend its people, and face off against the Kegai in turn-based battles where the outcomes depend on the relationships you’ve built and the decisions you’ve made. Use Nini’s special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing Nini and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overcome them entirely.

Sonic Origins Plus - 23rd June

Sonic Origins Plus sprints onto Switch on 23rd June, bringing four remastered games along for the ride.

The collection includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD all in HD with all-new opening and ending animations. Previously released add-on content like Extreme Missions, Mirror Mode, additional screen borders, new character animations in menus, additional music from other Sonic titles, and more will also appear – and you can even play as Amy! Pre-orders for this physical collection are available now:

More Upcoming Switch Games For May And June 2023

As well as the highlighted games above, there are plenty of Switch retail games that could pique your interest over the coming weeks...

New Accessories For Your Switch

And finally, below you'll find a selection of Switch accessories coming up soon as well as our Switch buyer's guides if you're looking for anything in particular.

Remember you can also buy your Switch eShop credit and games from the Nintendo Life store. Purchases made on our store help to support the site, so thank you in advance!

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