Nintendo Switch Games: What’s Confirmed and What’s Coming Out at Launch

Wondering what games are coming to the Nintendo Switch's library? Here's what's coming out and when you can get it...

As Nintendo undoubtedly knows, no matter how powerful or how sleek the design of the hardware, a console’s fate is decided by its library of games. A healthy combination of first-party exclusives and third-party support is the key to any console’s success, something the Wii U learned the hard way – as the console lacked the third-party library to fill in the gaps in the release calendar and died a slow and miserable death

The Switch, the company’s new console, which is out on March 3, will have turn over a new leaf and deliver plenty of new experiences while also giving a lot of love to its established franchises. The console will launch with a new Legend of Zelda, and will also have a new 3D Mario game by the end of the year. As far as third-party support, the console will have to count on Super Bomberman R, a new Square Enix JRPG, Sonic Mania, and several ports to fill in those gaps.

Below, you can find a full list of confirmed games for the console. Those games that will be available at launch in North America are in red.

Here are the games confirmed for the Nintendo Switch:

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GameDeveloperRelease Date
1, 2, SwitchNintendoMarch 3rd
1,001 SpikesNicalisTBD
2 Fast 4 GnomzQubicGamesTBD
Arcade ArchivesHAMSTER, Co.TBD
ArmsNintendoSpring 2017
Audio HeroQubicGamesTBD
The Binding of Isaac: AfterbirthNicalsSpring 2017
BlazblueArc System WorksTBD
Cave StoryNicalisTBD
Cube Life: Island SurvivalCyproniaTBD
Disgaea 5 CompleteNippon Ichi SoftwareMarch 3rd (JP)Spring 2017
Derby StallionParity BitTBD
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2Bandai NamcoTBD 2017
Dragon Quest X: The Five Awakening Races OnlineSquare EnixTBD
Dragon Quest XISquare EnixTBD
Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2Square EnixMarch 3rd (JP)
Dungeon of ZaarDungeonofZaarTBA
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesdaFall 2017
Farming SimulatorGiants SoftwareTBD
Fast RMXShin’enMarch 2017
Fire Emblem WarriorsKoei-TecmoFall 2017
Fire Emblem SwitchNintendoTBA 2018
Has Been HeroesFrozenbyteMarch 2017
Human Resource MachineTomorrow CorporationMarch 3rd
Hydra Castle LabyrinthNicalisTBA
I Am SetsunaSquare EnixMarch 3rd
Jackbox Party Pack 3Jackbox GamesTBA 2017
Just Dance 2017UbisoftMarch 3rd
KingdomRaw FuryTBA
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendoMarch 3rd
Lego City UndercoverTravelers TalesTBD
Lego WorldsTravelers TalesTBD
Little InfernoTomorrow CorporationMarch 3rd
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeNintendoApril 28th
Minecraft: Switch EditionMojangTBD 2017
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete EditionTelltale GamesTBD
Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomFDG EntertainmentTBD
NBA 2K182K GamesSeptember 2017
New Frontier Days: Founding PioneersArc System WorksTBD
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of InfluenceMarch 3 (JP)
No More Heroes (Tentative Title)Suda51TBD
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted SeasFDG EntertainmentTBD
Project Octopath TravelerSquare EnixTBD
Project Sonic 2017SegaTBA 2017
Puyo Puyo TetrisSegaSpring 2017March 3rd (JP)
Rayman Legends Definitive EditionUbisoftTBD
RedoutNicalisSpring 2017
RimeTequila WorksSpring 2017
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13March 3 (JP)
The Sacred HeroSimplistic Game StudiosTBD
Seasons of HeavenAny Arts ProductionTBA
Shin Megami TenseiAtlusTBD
Shovel KnightYacht Club GamesTBD
Skylanders ImaginatorsActivisionMarch 3rd
Sonic ManiaSegaSpring 2017
Splatoon 2NintendoSummer 2017
SpelunkerMarch 3rd (JP)
Snake PassSumo DigitalTBA 2017
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!NintendoMarch 2017March 3rd (JP)
Stardew ValleyChucklefish GamesTBD
State of MindDaedalic EntertainmentTBD
SteepUbisoftTBD 2017
Story of SeasonsMarvelousTBD
Super Bomberman RKonamiMarch 3rd
Super Mario OdysseyNintendoHoliday 2017
Syberia 3Anuman InteractiveTBD
Untitled Steamworld GameImage & FormTBD
Tank It!BplusTBD 2017
Untitled “Tales of” GameBandai NamcoTBD
Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final ChallengersCapcomTBD 2017
World of GooTommorow CorporationMarch 3rd
Xenoblade 2Monolith SoftTBD 2017


Here’s an official infographic from Nintendo outlining their release plans through the rest of the year: 

Nintendo has also made a point to show that the Switch has full third-party support, the lack of which really hurt the Wii U in the long run. Here’s a sampling of the console’s partners:

We’ll keep updating this post as more games are announced!