BD&A offers a snap-on folio that covers the display when not in use and gives the Switch a few more options when in its kickstand mode for portable gameplay. If you plan to travel a lot with your Switch, this $24 accessory is perfect for keeping it safe.
When it comes to games, the most exciting sale happening right now is that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is only $45 on Amazon — the lowest price we’ve seen on it. (I‘ve played it on my Wii U twice already but I’m also going to pick it up for Switch because it’s that dang good.) Warner Brothers fans are having a good week too. On Fanatical you can pick up a bundle of Batman PC games plus a bunch of DLC valued at over $100 for $9.99, or mix and match three WB games on PC for $11.99. Microsoft is also selling the Batman Telltale series for just $10.
Third-party game support has been Nintendo’s Achilles heel in the past, but it’s making a big effort to change that out of the gate with the Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was among the first games to be announced for the Switch back in January. Bethesda’s massive open-world adventure game may be about six years old now, but since the Switch is portable, it’s the first time you’ll be able to stay glued to the game even when you’re not at home. It also takes advantage of the Joy-Con’s motion controls for things like lock-picking and aiming and firing your bow. Such minor differences may not be enough to convince previous players to return to Skyrim on the Switch, but it’s worth considering for Nintendo loyalists who may not have had the chance to play it yet.
Chances are you’ve played Shovel Knight on one system or another in previous years, but if you’ve yet to take the game on the go, or better yet if you’re looking to try its newest expansion pack, ‘Specter of Torment’, then the Switch is as good a place as any to satisfy your Shovel cravings.
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.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game where kids are encouraged to rely on their critical thinking skills. The game features both single and multiplayer modes and features characters from the beloved Mario and Raving Rabbids series.
Playfulness is the main constant running through the large amount of varied content within Rayman Legends. Critics often try to avoid the word “fun” because it’s so subjective, but the only other game in recent memory that has so thoroughly embodied the most basic, universal and objective meaning of the word is Rayman Origins—much of which returns as unlockable bonuses within the already superior Legends. Revisiting classic gaming concepts with a timeless sense of humor that everybody can enjoy, Rayman Legends is a videogame without pretense, and that might be the most crucial decision its designers made without even realizing it.
Nintendo’s biggest Switch release of the holiday season, Super Mario Odyssey, just launched last week, though it isn’t the only major title still in store this year. Three mature titles–Doom, LA Noire, and Skyrim–all launch for the system within the span of a week in November, though as these aren’t published by Nintendo, they wouldn’t appear on these best-seller lists. The system’s next first-party title, the open-world JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, releases on December 1.
Players control one main character out of a party of three in an open world environment in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The action role-playing game includes a streamlined real-time action-based combat system that requires quick decision making for utilizing each character’s abilities such as magic, healing and blunt force attacks. Players have to keep a close eye on their companions, waiting for cool down periods and opportunities to attack. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 includes a soundtrack with performances by the Bratislava Symphony Choir, giving it a more epic and emotional feel with each choreographed action scene and quest.
The Flame in the Flood is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel by foot and raft down a river to find resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, and more. Keep your health and your heart up with this game for $8.
The Switch works exactly as advertised. Switching from console to handheld is seemless, easy, and games like Zelda are extremely impressive. As a console, the Switch is relatively capable but as a handheld it is a beast of a machine. Playing a game that looks as good as Zelda or Fast RMX in the palm of my hand is unreal. As a portable it outperforms anything else in its class. Battery life isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, clocking in at the same range as the PS Vita or 3DS XL. Great system with a lot of potential.
Taiwanese studio Rayark Games is responsible for this brilliant rhythm action title, which celebrates music from East Asian artists in a variety of genres including trance, pop, vocaloid and dubstep. Tapping, swiping and sliding notes as they appear on the Switch’s touch screen, it’s easy to get in the zone and feel like you’re controlling the music rather than responding to it. Deemo, from the same developer, is very similar but features a piano soundtrack.
There are, of course, important differences to consider. The game selection for Nintendo’s DS lineup is already much larger than the Switch’s, and it includes popular titles from well-known franchises like Pokémon and Fire Emblem that aren’t on Nintendo’s home consoles. If those games are a selling point, you may still opt for a DS even if you already plan on buying the Switch. Plus, some DS models are small enough to fit into a pocket or small purse, while the Switch is better suited for larger handbags, messenger bags, and backpacks. But those who already carry a larger bag to work and just want to play games like Zelda and Mario on their commute will likely find no reason to buy both a Switch and a DS.
The Nintendo Switch is approaching a year of existence and, what was once an incredibly underserved console is now overflowing with games to pick up and play. Trying to find titles on the eShop can be an absolute farce, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back with our guide to the best Nintendo Switch games around.
The Disgaea series has been around for more than ten years now, and has continuously delivered fantastic unique strategy JRPG gameplay. It’s delightfully absurd at times, with its exploding penguins and crass dialogue, but that’s what makes the series so memorable. Disgaea V is the most recent, and most complete, version of Disgaea you can get, and the Switch’s portability works incredibly well with the turn-based play. It also has a ridiculous amount of things to do, too, so it’s well worth a look for RPG fans – especially if you love customizing the crap out of literally everything. – Casey DeFreitas
This thing…sucks. Launching with barely any games, gimmicky, overpriced compared to considerably better console, this probably spells the beginning of the end for Nintendo in the console market. The graphics are mediocre and the controls are absolutely abysmal. We sold ours after a day, fortunately for more than we paid because of Nintendos false scarcity that they’ve created. Don’t be duped into buying this joke. You’ll regret it.
Wow! I just got mine today and it was awesome! But it didnt have a Gtx 1080 which i thought by now would be consumer standard by now… Overall its a very nice console, would buy again if I had the money. I really loved Nintendo’s version of GTA V and Fallout 6
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle makes the best Nintendo Switch role-playing game overall due to its positive acclaim, fresh creative design and fun gameplay. The winner of over 50 E3 awards and nominations brings a brand new cross over role-playing game with tactical play style only exclusive on the Nintendo Switch.
Despite being out for months now, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still $60 at most stores, so this Nintendo Switch bundle isn’t as overpriced as it looks. And let’s face it, with stock continuing to sell out, there’s not much incentive for stores like GameStop to knock any money off a deal like this.
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.
Pokken Tournament DX is like the Pokemon Stadium evolution a lot of us dreamed about as kids. On top of looking great and featuring exclusive fighters not in the arcade version, DX most importantly adds something that’s been sorely missing from Pokken: portability. 3D Pokemon fights on the go are a dream come true, and new 3v3 battles (on top of the standard 1v1) are a quick pick-up-and-play way to learn the battle system. A story mode, online battles, and the ability to pour skill points into Pokemon to increase their skills make this the definitive version of Pokken and one of the best fighting games on Switch. – Andrew Goldfarb
For families with young children, the Switch comes equipped with parental controls. Parents can choose which games the kids have access to, keep track of what they play, and monitor the amount of time their kids play. An alarm can be set to signify the end of screen time, and there is even a game-suspension feature that can be activated remotely.
Included in the Nintendo Switch Console are a left and right Joy-Con control w/ wrist straps and grip. The Switch features a 6.2″, multi-touch capacitive screen w/ resolution of 1280×720. It has a 32GB internal storage w/ WiFi and USB type C connector and supports up to eight Nintendo Switch players.
Playing very much like the original, Splatoon 2 takes what made its Wii U debut so much fun and turns it up to 11. The motion controls are still a little tricky to get used to, but the addition of the dual-wielded Splat Dulies (along with a set of new weapons, arenas and fashions) really helps keep it feeling fresh. The new co-op, wave-based Salmon Run is absolutely fantastic and the allure of being able to play absolutely anywhere makes Splatoon 2 a must-have.
Nintendo always brings amazing experience out of its own studios, and the Switch has already seen some of the best games of all time in its first year. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the astounding Super Mario Odyssey have all wowed us.
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 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!