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A complete guide to Nintendo Switch launch titles

Everything coming to Nintendo Switch in March.

 

AJ Moser

Internet Culture

Published Jan 13, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 5:13 am CDT

If you’re one of the lucky few who has managed to pre-order Nintendo Switch, you’re likely curious what games you’ll be able to play at launch. 

Obviously, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the biggest title coming to the system on March 3, with a Master Edition featuring tons of added goodies. 

The other confirmed launch-day titles (and titles dropping shortly thereafter): 

  • 1-2 Switch (March 3)
  • Just Dance 2017 (March 3)
  • Super Bomberman R (March 3)
  • Skylanders Imaginators (March 3)
  • Fast RMX (March)
  • Has Been Heroes (March 28)
  • I Am Setsuna (March 3)
  • Snipperclips (March) 
  • World of Goo (March 3)
  • Little Inferno (March 3)
  • Human Resource Machine (March 3)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (March 3)
  • The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth + to (March)

Nintendo showed off in detail is the mini-game-centric 1-2 Switch, which focuses on highlighting the rumble and motion control features of the Joy Con controllers. This game retails for $49.99, while full-price Switch titles come in at $59.99.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7p47TOmicQ

Ubisoft confirmed that Just Dance 2017 will be a launch title, The game was announced for the system last year at E3 when it was still known as ‘NX’. 

While they weren’t shown on Nintendo’s livestream in-depth, a few other games are coming to the Switch later in March after the console launch. Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! is an eShop exclusive action game for $20 where players work cooperatively to cut paper characters into new shapes and solve puzzles.

Another pair of puzzle games were also announced for the Switch, Super Bomberman R and Puyo Puyo Tetris, now scheduled for release April 25.

Konami is bringing this Bomberman title exclusively to the Switch, boasting cooperative play with a story mode and classic 8-player multiplayer.

Puyo Puyo Tetris comes from SEGA, and offers competitive puzzle gameplay for up to four players. The game mixes in classic modes with new twists as well. 

Also confirmed for March is the rogue-like Has Been Heroes, a medieval single player title that relies on strategy. With hundreds of spell and weapon combinations, no two players will have the same experience.

I am Setsuna, previously released in July 2016 for PC and PlayStation 4, will also get a March 3 release on Switch. 

That is it for games confirmed to launch with Switch or shortly thereafter, but plenty more, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2 are coming later this year.

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2017, 12:19 pm CST