There are only a few things we know about the Nintendo Switch, from the hardware to the internal specs. However, Nintendo was gracious enough to give us teasers about games we might see on their newest gaming platform in the reveal trailer for the Switch. Planning to buy a Nintendo Switch but don't know what games you'll be able to play on it? Check out these games we're anticipating for the Nintendo Switch!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The first game on the list is not surprise. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the first game to be confirmed for the Nintendo Switch and was announced prior to the release of the reveal trailer for the console. It was first announced way back in 2013 during a Wii U Direct. The only things we know so far about the game are based on what we've seen in the gameplay. Perhaps the biggest difference The Breath of the Wild has compared to the previous games in the Legend of Zelda series is that you get to roam around in a huge open-world environment. We see some returning elements to the game such as familiar places (Hyrule Field, Great Plateau, etc.) and mechanics (stamina gauge, Hero's Charm, etc.).
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is speculated to be released in 2017, along with the release of the Nintendo Switch.
Just Dance 2017
Little is known about the Just Dance 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. However, what we do know about it is that Ubisoft announced that they would be porting the popular dance rhythm game to Nintendo's Switch in E3 this year. Their announcement left a lot of questions in the gaming community's heads-- "Does the Joy-Con have motion controls or will there be a separate gaming peripheral needed?" The answer to the question will only be known once we receive more news about the Nintendo Switch.
There is no released date for Just Dance 2017 but as the title blatantly says "2017", we should expect it to arrive next year. Maybe around the same release date as the Nintendo Switch?
NBA 2K17 is one of the speculated games that will come out for the Nintendo Switch. In the reveal trailer, Nintendo showed a group of friends who seemed to be playing an NBA game on two Switch consoles, 2v2. A lot of people have noted the fact that it looks a lot like a Take-Two studios NBA 2K game. We haven't received confirmation for the game yet but since it was shown in the video, we can at least infer that Nintendo is confident enough to show the game to the eager public and will probably release more news about the game in the near future.
Mario Kart (8? 9?)
This is another game that was shown in the Switch reveal trailer. However, there are no available details for this Mario Kart-looking game. Whether it's a port of the Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U or an entirely new Mario Kart game, only Nintendo knows. There's one noticeable detail though; King Boo is back as a playable racer, strongly suggesting that it might be a new Mario Kart game. Who knows though? Stay tuned for more info about this game.
This has got to be one of the most talked about game after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This Skyrim-looking game was given a lot of screen time during the video. Skyrim fans were over-ecstatic to see their favorite RPG land on Nintendo shores. However, Bethesda, the game's developer, has stated that they have not yet confirmed that the game shown was indeed Skyrim. Of course, a lot of people were curious as to why Bethesda hasn't said anything about the game when it really looks like Skyrim. Who knows? Maybe Bethesda has something up their sleeves. Better keep an eye out for any details on this game.
There is no release date yet for "Skyrim" but we speculate that it may come out in 2017.
Of course, what Nintendo console would be released without having a single Super Mario game on it? If you watched the video, you probably would have seen this game as well. We have to note one thing though; It really looks like a different Super Mario game. When we think of Super Mario, we think of the iconic 2D sidescrolling platformer we know and love. However, this one looks a lot like Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario 64. It's not a bad thing though. In fact, we love it! It's nice to see Nintendo bring new ideas to their brand series each and every time.
Also, did you see Mario perform a triple jump? Nice!
No word on the release date for this Super Mario game on the Nintendo Switch yet.