Fire Emblem (Working Title) - 2018
Having provided 3DS with some of its most memorable titles, it was only a matter of time before the heroes and heroines of the Fire Emblem series got a proper outing on Nintendo Switch. While we don't know the official title or an exact date, we do know it's the first home console Fire Emblem since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on Wii (which was, by the way, a whole 10 years ago) and that it's slated do arrive sometime in the next 12 months. Fire Emblem Warriors was fun, but we're ready for a proper, full-fat entry.
We're not ashamed to show our love for the work of Suda51 here at Nintendo Life, so when we heard No More Heroes was getting a sequel - and a Switch exclusive one, at that - we knew 2018 was going to be one hell of a year. Set seven years after the previous game, Travis Strikes Again will be using Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and if a certain cameo from Hotline Miami is to be taken into consideration, we could even see some potential crossover with other hyper-stylised games. That, or Suda51 just really loves Dennaton Games' top-down classic.
Ten years after the original cemented itself as one of DS' most memorable (and most unusual) titles, The World Ends With You is getting the modern update treatment with a Switch-bound 2018 Final Remix. Updated for Switch with some shiny new HD visuals, TWEWU:FR will also feature a new epilogue chapter that sheds new light on the game’s story (making it a must if you loved this curio the first time around). Those unique rhythmic battles can now be enjoyed either with your Joy-Con controllers or via Switch's touchscreen.
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Metroid Prime 4 - 2018?
Not only is Metroid Prime 4 one of the most anticipated games coming to Switch, it's also one the most mysterious considering how little we know about it. Longtime series collaborator Kensuke Tanabe is now in the director's chair, with the fourth outing returning to the FPS roots of the original with a storyline that ties it to the series' law while heading off in some new directions. What these new directions might be, and how it'll influence the final experience has us chomping at the bit to fall in love with Samus all over again. Let's hope we get to see her again this year.
Bayonetta 3 - 2018?
There's no denying Bayonetta's first two outings were some of the best of the last generation - and the previously Wii U-only Bayonetta 2 definitely lifted the otherwise flat console - but now we're starting to wonder where the witch with the wicked hair will be pointing her heel-based weaponry for her third outing. PlatinumGames is, thankfully, once again on development duties so expect the next entry to be as over-the-top in both action, player agency, combos and enemy design. We hope this one blasts onto Switch in 2018, but it could slip well slip beyond.
So there you have it, 20 tempting games that we think highlight some of the best retail games coming to Switch. Let us know which games you're most looking forward to in the poll and comments below, and also remind us of anything blindingly obvious that we've missed!
Which Nintendo Switch retail games are you most excited about? (2,617 votes)
Dragon Quest Builders
Bayonetta 2 + Bayonetta
Kirby Star Allies
Attack On Titan 2
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Dark Souls: Remastered
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
Mario Tennis Aces
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Project Octopath Traveler
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
The World Ends With You - Final Remix
Metroid Prime 4
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