2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top Nintendo Switch video games launching in 2018.
Claire and Moira are knocked out and wake up in a dark and abandoned detention facility where they have to work together to find out what happened. What will they find in Resident Evil Revelations 2 for $14.
Enter platform paradise. Rayman Legends offers some of the best platform gaming available today. True, the Switch edition doesn’t really offer anything new compared to the versions on other consoles, but it’s still a must-buy. It gorgeous to look at. The controls are precise and responsive. And, at the end of each stage, there’s a rhythm level that kicks the experience up a notch with music that syncs up with your jumps. Platform on the go and slide your Joy-Cons out to share the experience with a friend in local multiplayer.
No, you’re not mad. Combining golf with a 16-bit style RPG shouldn’t work. And yet, amazingly, it does. This is a charming sporting adventure that even non-sports fans will enjoy. At the very least, it should keep you busy until Nintendo inevitably lets Mario and Bowser bring the five-iron to the Nintendo Switch.
With the Nintendo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you will be able to hit the road and play anytime, anywhere. The game gives you an opportunity to race with your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Ideally, you will be able to play locally in up to 4-palyer multiplayer.
We don’t know how much stock Nintendo is holding back for the physical launch of the system, nor how many have been pre-sold. We’ll be updating this post as we get more information and retailers announce plans, but if you’re serious about your quest I would begin calling local retailers now to see if they have any information about how they’re handling lines or stock, and call daily until they know for sure.
The Switch’s has amassed an excellent game lineup in less than a year, headlined by Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 and filled out by indies and third-party hits such as Shovel Knight, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Doom and Stardew Valley.
Having released on PS4, PC and Xbox One in 2016, Furi’s arrival on Switch may be late but, like it’s siblings, it’s absolutely essential for anyone who loves a challenge. For those that don’t know, Furi is a neon-soaked, techno-futuristic action shooter that pits you against increasingly difficult boss fights as you break your way out of a maximum-security space prison. Visually, it’s as if Afro Samurai and Far Cry: Blood Dragon had a lovechild with a synthwave backing track. Brilliant.
Resident Evil Revelations takes you back to what happened between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revealing the truth about the virus. With limited ammo and weapons, the race to survive is on for just $14.
Splatoon 2 is a team-based, third-person shooter where players use colored ink to attack opponents and beat goals. Players can transform into squids and navigate through the ink that splattered in order to avoid detection. Various game modes include an online and offline multiplayer Turf War battle where players must cover the entire level with ink. The game features a variety of different weapons and is just as fun and intense as the more popular shooters on the market.
The pre-orders were there one second, and gone the next. The online retailer has no information available about when the system will be back in stock, but the gray market will likely be happy to sell you one at a huge markup the moment they go on sale.
Gather your family and friends because there is something to cheer about. The Just Dance 2018 Nintendo Switch is great for those who love pop music or want to indulge in playing a great game with family or want to cut the rug in style. Remember, songs are available through Just Dance Unlimited Subscription or Just Dance Unlimited Trial. The game features all the hottest hits of the year and it is fun for all ages, holidays, and parties.
Granted it isn’t a perfect port: you can’t enjoy its most popular mode, Ultimate Team, without an internet connection, and The Journey is absent. But if you want to enjoy a brilliant game of football on a Nintendo platform, this is the best example of it.
You play as Bart, a talented creator capable of crafting all sorts of creations. There’s also Clu, his granddaughter who’s a hand with all sorts of firearms. The world has fallen into decline after a great calamity, meaning you’re trying your best to survive in a broken society.
The adapters that are included for when you snap out the joy controls and you want to share them with someone to play multiplayer are not that great. When you try to detach the adaptors (which is basically some plastic that makes the mini R and L buttons easier to use) it feels like you are going to break something because they attach too much to the joy controls. I wish they had thought of that when creating the design.
Now that Christmas is just days away, the Nintendo Switch is in higher demand than ever. Fortunately, Nintendo’s hybrid console isn’t as elusive as it used to be. That said, you might have to do a little homework in order to find a console you can place under the Christmas tree. Here are your best options for buying a Switch.
We adored Mario Kart 8 when it first came out on Wii U but noted one conspicuous absence that made many of us fall in love with the original Mario Kart on SNES to begin with: Battle Mode. Mario Kart 8’s encore on Nintendo Switch didn’t just keep the online community alive and added returning favorites like Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, we also got a brand-new “cops and robbers” team mode with Renegade Roundup, all of the great DLC stages, and even some guests from the Splatoon universe. It’s not a new game, but one so good, it deserved to reach a bigger audience on Switch right away. — Peer Schneider
When the Nintendo Switch launched in March, some jokingly called it a “Zelda machine.” That’s because there wasn’t much of a reason to buy the console other than to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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After being burned by the terrible product that was the WiiU, which I bought on launch day and waited more than a year with zero decent games, the Switch is a welcome change. My console arrived on launch day with no shipping issues and does not have any of the notable problems. I did add some felt to the dock in order to prevent any scratching, but it was mainly a precaution. The Switch transitions seamlessly between console and portable more and the OS is extremely responsive. It’s definitely not a thin and light tablet, but it works very well. Would love a browser and some additional functionality in order to travel with this as my main tablet. Looking forward to many exciting games!
The Switch is a great deal for those who want to be able to play Nintendo games on-the-go and at home, eliminating the need to purchase a DS as well as a home system. But unless you’re impressed with the games that have already been announced, it might be worth waiting until later in the year to see which new titles are added.
In Australia, EB Games is selling the Switch for AU$470, with AU$8 shipping, but it does not ship overseas. It also has several different bundle options to choose from. It also has the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for AU$100.
This is another Switch accessory that won’t be useful for many gamers, but very effectively solves a very specific problem. Don’t prop up your Nintendo Switch against a vase or another unsuitable piece of furniture. This stand will put your Switch at just the right angle for long hours of undocked gameplay. It has lots of rubber pads, prongs, and other anti-slip features to ensure it’s held in place well.
The Nintendo Switch has been released in North America, and it’s likely going to be very hard to track one down. This list will give you a good idea about what retailers may have the units, and which retailers are a waste of time.
If you’re going to get a Pro Controller, you might as well go all in and get the nice charging dock Nyko makes for it. Normally the Pro Controller charges over USB-C, but this dock gives you a set of magnetic pins instead. You just drop the Controller in the dock when not in use, and that way it’s always charged when you need it.
Every Nintendo fan has been waiting for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ever since it was announced for Wii U over four years ago. Now it’s finally here and on the Nintendo Switch, it has to be known that this is not only the best Zelda title ever, it’s one of the greatest games ever made. Not since The Witcher 3 made open-world games feel fresh again has something come along and blown the template out of the water.
Race car driving meets soccer. Need I say more? The PlayStation 4’s most downloaded game of 2016 and one of the Xbox’s most-played games has made its way to the Nintendo Switch. The premise of Rocket League is almost painfully simple: chase down a giant ball and knock it into the goal. I say “chase down,” but nothing about a Rocket League match resembles a traditional car chase. What makes Rocket League so fun is that you’re constantly scrambling to jab the ball into the goal at any cost, which often means careening up the sides of the arena and tumbling through the air. The Switch version also has special Mario and Metroid-themed cars.
Shovel Knight is not a new game. It saw its first release way back in 2014 on the PC after it was funded on Kickstarter, and since then versions have appeared on everything from the Vita to the PS4, the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.
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It’s a nice bonus, no doubt, but it’s unfortunate that you more or less have to buy a microSD card if you’re looking at downloading anything more than a few small games. The good news is that microSD cards are relatively inexpensive, even for large ones. You could get by with something in the range of 64GB, though we’d suggest at least 128GB to start.
For all intents and purposes, this is classic Bomberman. You run around a maze dropping bombs, all the while trying to avoid getting caught in the subsequent explosions caused by both yourself and your opponents.
This is the cheapest Nintendo Switch bundle we’ve seen that comes with a game. In all honesty though, Sonic Forces forces is pretty average and the extra $20 is more than worth it for the likes of Zelda or Mario instead. If you’re buying a Switch bundle as a present, this could be one to avoid. Loyal Sonic fans on the other hand may want to take a look. Then buy Sonic Mania instead.