2018 - 12

Mario Tennis Aces - Spring

We've seen plenty of Mario Tennis games over the years, but not every one has lingered on positively in the memory. The latest instalment, and first to grace the courts of Nintendo Switch, aims to change all that by bringing back one of the most requested features absent from recent entries - a bona fide story mode. Add in a plethora of familiar faces, arcade-style physics and support for them there Joy-Cons, Mario Tennis Aces has sights set firmly on gaming silverware. 

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2018 - 13

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy - Summer

While Nintendo Switch might not have a Tekken Tag Tournament to its name (well, not yet, anyway), it's soon to enjoy the next best thing as the ass-kicking ladies from the annals of SNK team up in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. You can swap between your chosen femme fatales during a fight, and you can spend your winnings on everything from new costumes to voice clips. The game will also support four-player battles in either local play or at a distance online.

2018 - 14

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - 2018

While we've known about Skyrim's Switch arrival since the console's reveal in 2016, we weren't expecting the one-two punch of DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Id Software's rebooted shooter was the most surprising port success of the year, and now we're hoping BJ Blazkowicz's latest Nazi-slaying odyssey can live up to the same precedent. It's proved a huge critical hit everywhere else, so we can't wait to unleash some revolutionary hell when it (hopefully) drops in 2018.

2018 - 15

Yoshi - 2018

Taking cues from his past adventures - including the brilliant Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U and the ingenuity of Yoshi's New Island - the green dino's first Switch outing will keep the side-scrolling platforming, although now it's all about flipping the level around to reveal a new layout on the other side. With a miniature diorama-style look, there's plenty of scope to to find alternative paths around certain obstacles or enemies. Oh, and it supports two-player co-op for when one Yoshi just isn't enough. 

2018 - 16

Project Octopath Traveler - 2018

Coming from the producers who brought you Bravely Default, this brand new JRPG promises to combine CG, pixel art, and more graphical alchemy to create what its developer has coined as 'HD-2D'. You can choose from up to eight different characters, each with unique traits and abilities that will enable them to interact with the world and NPCs around them in special ways. It's a turn-based affair, but there's a real-time Boost system that gives you power to increase your attack's potency mid-battle. The demo version has trended really well on Switch, so we can't wait to see the full package later this year.