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Upcoming Switch games for 2019 (and beyond)

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The Switch library just keeps on growing with so many fantastic titles, and with lots of announcements being made in recent Nintendo Directs, there are plenty of upcoming Switch games to get excited about. From memorable indie gems like Return of the Obra Dinn and Ori and the Blind Forest, to the return of classics like Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Deadly Premonition, we really are spoilt for choice. Not to mention some of the most exciting RPGs are on the way, including Pokemon Sword and Shield, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Animal Crossing New Horizons.

This list of ever-growing upcoming Switch games are the ones we'd really recommend, either because we've played them or they already exist on other platforms and are getting a Switch port. And if any of these games really take your fancy and you don't own a Nintendo Switch, you might even want to consider which best Nintendo Switch bundle is perfect for you. Helpfully, this list is also in release date order to help you stay on top of all the latest upcoming releases. 

Looking for games to play right now? Don't miss our list of the best Nintendo Switch games that are in stores or available online today.


Release date: September 19, 2019
Genre: Survival

Surviving through a perilous road-trip across the post-apocalyptic United States is no easy feat, and that's exactly what you'll have to try and navigate your way through in Finij's Overland. As a turn-based survival game, you'll look after a group of travelers and decide what happens every step of the way. Made up of levels with different scenarios and randomly generated characters, every choice you make could very well mean life or death for your group, and you'll be faced with no end of troubles on the road. With an interesting concept that will push you to really think about what you're doing, and a distinctive art style, it already looks set to be one very repayable and interesting indie number. 

Release date: September 20, 2019
Genre: Adventure

The clue is pretty much in the title. It's a brand new remastering of the Game Boy classic title, originally released more than 25 years ago. But it's not just any remastering, it's being totally overhauled with a new, rather adorable, art style, and is coming to Switch exclusively this year. It's not going to be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all over again, but it is going to tug hard on the nostalgia heart strings in the best way.  

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Release date: September 20, 2019
Genre: RPG

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch originally came out back in 2011 on the PS3, and we were delighted to learn it's making a comeback this year during E3 2019. We'll get to return to the enchanting Ni No Kuni world with it's wonderful Studio Ghibli animated sequences, and experience the magical journey on the Switch. Level 5's much-loved RPG follows the story of Oliver, a young boy who ventures out into a strange world filled with familiars and enemies to try and bring his mother back from a parallel universe. It's sure to feel right at home on Nintendo's console, and introduce a new audience to one very enjoyable RPG experience. 

Untitled Goose Game

Release date: September 20, 2019
Genre: Stealth

You might think I'm joking when I say there's a Switch title coming out in 2019 called the Untitled Goose Game, but that's actually what it's called. Being untitled is the entire title, and it's just a hint at how brilliant this game is going to be. Brilliantly odd, and brilliantly tactical. You play as the titular goose, who happens to be an absolute meanie, who tries to steal things from the villagers and cause general havoc, without said villagers whacking you with a broom or otherwise escorting you from their property. You'll be tasked with things like 'doing the washing', aka dunking someone's entire basket of clean clothes in the pond, bra and all. It's mischievous, fun and utterly adorable, plus it requires you to be stealthy AF. What's not to love?

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Release date: September 24, 2019
Genre: Action/ Adventure

Originally released in 2002, Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast is getting a remastered re-release on Switch. As an agent of the New Republic by the name of Kyle Katarn, you fight against "a new evil plaguing the galaxy" with your trusty lightsaber...oh, and the Force, of course. Completely revamped with modern controls, this is a great way to relive the classic Star Wars single-player adventure if you played it back in the day, and it also means those of you who missed out when it originally landed on Gamecube, Xbox and PC almost two decades ago can give it a try. 

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Release date: September 27, 2019
Genre: Adventure

The gorgeous, challenging platformer from Moon Studios returns to the Switch with Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. The forest known as Nibel is dying, and after a big storm with devastating consequences occurs, an orphan by the name of Ori must venture out to save the forest and face a dark nemesis. Originally released on Xbox One before finding its way to PC, the definitive edition coming to the Switch promises to add plenty of new features. With a beautiful soundtrack, stunning artwork and a wonderfully moving story, we’re sure Ori will fit right in on Nintendo’s console. 

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

Release date: September 27, 2019
Genre: RPG

Nintendo recently announced Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is making it's way to the Switch later this year, and since we'll be getting the definitive addition, it'll also include a lot of nice extra features. With new ridable monsters, a more expansive story-line, and the ability to choose to play in 3D, or go retro and change it back to 16-bit. Switching up styles on the Switch, eh? Who would have thought it? It also has English and Japanese voice over options, new side quests, character-specific quests, and the ability to speed up battles and travel to old Dragon Quest worlds. XI is a great entry in the series, and with all the new content included, it's a great way to experience the world of Erdrea.  


Release date: October 2019
Genre: Action / adventure

If you're, well, pining for something big and open-worldy after Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pine may be something to add to your wishlist. Arriving later this year, this action adventure game lets you take on the role of Hue, who belongs to one of the last remaining tribes of humans on the island of Albamare. You'll need to find your way through the world in which he lives, where all creatures have lives, goals, quests and paths of their own. You'll have to fight, and trade, finds ways to influence the ecology and more in search of a new home. There are puzzles to solve too, a vast combat system and more. This could be a big hit.

Overwatch Legendary Edition

Release date: 15 October, 2019
Genre: FPS

During the latest September 4 Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Blizzard's multiplayer team shooter is finally landing on the Switch with a Legendary edition that includes epic hero skins for all your favourite characters. Overwatch has been a runaway success since it first released back in 2016, and if it's passed you by since launch, picking it up on Switch is a great way to meet the heroes. Additionally on Switch you can make use of some of the motion controls with certain heroes, such as tilting to move Junkrat. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

Release date: October 15, 2019
Genre: RPG

The rumours were true. The Switcher...uh, I mean, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is actually going to be on the Switch. That's right, Geralt is going portable. This is not a drill. It really is an impressive feat considering it'll cram the complete edition - which features every last DLC - on one little Nintendo cartridge. We love the idea of being able to fill the Witcher's shoes during lengthy commutes. And just imagine being able to see the infamous bath scene on the go. On the Switch's screen in handheld mode, it'll still look pretty darn good, and if you've yet to get stuck into CD Projekt Red's epic fantasy RPG, this is your moment. 

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