After the failure of the Wii U, hardly anyone hoped for Nintendo to come back in the console market. Despite the company’s best efforts to bring about a novel approach to console gaming, its execution was found lacking the necessary panache. What transpired later is perhaps the greatest comeback in recent gaming history.
The Nintendo Switch has redefined our conventions of a console ever since its release in March last year. Along with its singular design, and unparalleled hybridity, it also had two legitimate ‘Game of the Year’ contenders in its first year itself. ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ now count among the best games of all time. With its magnificent success and the unique position it holds, it should be no surprise that there’s plenty of great games coming up for the system. Without further ado, here is the list of most anticipated new Nintendo Switch Games coming out in 2019 and 2020 — with their respective release dates. We can only hope that these latest Nintendo Switch Games are as good as some of the recent one.
18. Final Fantasy VII (March 26, 2019)
Final Fantasy is one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved franchises of all time having first made its mark in the video game industry way back in 1987. The games are developed by Squire Enix and have sold over 142 million units worldwide making it one of the bestselling video games of all time. The series is known for its hardcore RPG elements and extensive storytelling though cut scenes and animations. The game follows individual stories and plot lines with recurring themes and game mechanics. Final Fantasy VII is not the only game that is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, but also Final Fantasy IX and X sometime later this year. However, we only highlighted FFVII in this list as this is a classic and the only one that has a confirmed release date, March 26th 2019. We still do not know why Final Fantasy XIII didn’t make the cut but perhaps we will receive a port later on. If you are a fan of the series but didn’t get a chance to try out the older titles, this is the opportunity for you to try out the classic series in all its glory.
17. Yoshi’s Crafted World (March 29, 2019)
Arguably the most adorable game on this list, fan favourite Yoshi returns in his own game once again after the unexpected but thoroughly welcome success of ‘Yoshi’s Woolly World’ back in 2015. The game seems to take strong influences from ‘Paper Mario’, and the dioramic world of cardboard cutouts and origami figures is striking. The platformer will make players guide Yoshi through such paper-based obstacles and throw eggs at oncoming enemies. The Switch’s cuteness quotient will take a massive rise when this releases. ‘Yoshi’s Crafted World’ is a new side scrolling adventure platformer being developed by Good-Feel studios for Nintendo Switch. The title will be the eighth installment in the ‘Yoshi’ franchise and will feature a two player multiplayer mode where player will be able to control individual characters on the screen in order to complete the objectives of the stage in a cooperative environment. The basic gameplay mechanics remain the same with the players being able to kill enemies using Yoshi’s tongue or turn them into eggs for future endeavors. The game is set to release on the 29th of March, 2019 and is a must play for all fans of the Mario franchise.