Switch Roster


With Nintendo’s Switch finally out, there’s a significant number of exclusives heading to the console this year. With so many to keep track of, we’ve compiled them all here for your convenience. Click ahead to check out all of Nintendo’s exclusives coming in 2017. Be sure to check back often as we update this feature with new exclusives as they get announced. You can also check out our comprehensive list of all the confirmed Switch games.

Nintendo Switch is priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. For more about the console, read our full review. You can also check out the console’s main peripherals, as well as our in-depth feature of its menus and UI (user interface). And if you’re curious how the Switch compares to other consoles in terms of size, check out our size comparison.



1-2-Switch


1-2-Switch is a party game where you and others play an assortment of minigames that make use of the unique capabilities if the system’s Joy-Con controllers.

For more on 1-2-Switch, read our review.

Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



Fast RMX


Fast RMX is a futuristic racing game where you drive gravity-defying hovercrafts through courses consisting of twisting roads and tunnels. It’s the sequel to 2015′s Fast Racing Neo on Wii U.

Developer: Shin’en Multimedia | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed, long-running Zelda series. It’s set in a massive open world that’s far bigger than any Zelda game before it, packed with distinct locations to explore and enemies to defeat.

For more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, read our review.

Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment


Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is a stand-alone expansion for Shovel Knight released first as a timed-exclusive on Switch.

For more on Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, read our review.

Developer: Yacht Club Games | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together


Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together is a cooperative puzzle game where two players utilizer a snipping mechanic to solve shape and physics-based puzzles.

For more on Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together, read our review.

Developer: SFB Games | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



Super Bomberman R


Super Bomberman R is first main entry in the long running Konami franchise in over a decade. It’s also the first to be developed after the closure of original series developer Hudson Soft.

For more on Super Bomberman R, read our review.

Developer: Hexadrive | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer



Blaster Master Zero


Blaster Master Zero is a retro top-down & sidescrolling action-adventure game. It’s the successor of the 1988 NES game, Blast Master.

Developer: Inti Creates | Release Date: March 9 | Watch the Trailer



New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers


New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers is a town-building simulation game, where you command a group of pioneers to colonize a new land.

Developer: Arc System Works | Release Date: March 23



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an enhanced port of the original game that features additional power-ups, including a reworked Battle Mode, the reintroduction Feather and Boo in Battle Mode, and five additional playable characters.

Developer: Nintendo EAD | Release Date: April 28 | Watch the Trailer



Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers


Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is an updated version of Super Street Fighter II: Turbo that includes new mechanics and playable characters, as well as two graphical styles to play in–classic pixel art and high-definition art.

Developer: Capcom | Release Date: May 26 | Watch the Trailer



Arms


Arms is an arena fighting game where up to two players play duke it out as combatants with extendable arms.

Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: June 16 | Watch the Trailer



Splatoon 2


Splatoon 2 expands on the action of its predecessor’s team-based third person shooting by adding in a wealth of new maps and weapons.

Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: July 21 | Watch the Trailer



Project Mekuru


Project Mekuru is the working title of an upcoming multiplayer battle game where you slam down to secure as much territory on a board as possible.

Developer: Over Fence | Release Date: Q3 2017



Runner3


Runner3 is the latest entry in the popular rhythm platformer series.

Developer: Choice Provisions | Release Date: Q3 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Super Mario Odyssey


Super Mario Odyssey is the newest entry in the Super Mario series, and it returns to the more open-ended styled exploration previously seen games like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: Q4 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Fire Emblem Warriors


Fire Emblem Warriors is a collaboration between Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo studios, Omega Force and Team Ninja. It’s is a crossover between the Fire Emblem series and Koei Tecmo’s Warriors franchise.

Developer: Intelligent Systems, Omega Force, Team Ninja | Release Date: Fall 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Project: Octopath Traveler


Project: Octopath Traveler is the working title for an upcoming Square Enix developed RPG made exclusively for Switch.

Developer: Square Enix | Release Date: TBA 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition


Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is an updated version of the 2013 original that adds exclusive new content, as well new features that make use of Switch’s functionality.

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier | Release Date: TBA 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title


Shin Megami Tensei: Brand New Title (Working Title) is a new entry in the long running SMT series that’s being developed to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Developer: Atlus | Release Date: TBA 2017 | Watch the Trailer



Xenoblade Chronicles 2


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Wii-exclusive open world-RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles. It stars a new hero who’s in search for something known as “Elysium.”

Developer: Monolith Soft | Release Date: TBA 2017 | Watch the Trailer