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Upcoming Switch games for 2019 (and beyond)

Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 

Release date: TBC
Genre: Hack-n-slash

Dynasty Warriors, with its endless procession of idiot enemy fodder whose only goal is to give your attack button a workout, is certainly divisive. But whatever your stance on the series is, there's no denying that Koei Tecmo's spin-offs, which include the Zelda-inspired Hyrule Warriors, show that the series' button-mashing formula still has room for experimentation. Dragon Quest Heroes heroes was a surprisingly delightful take on the musou genre, taking the series' classic RPG framework and dressing it around real-time action combat and monster collection. This combo will include the entire first game along with its sequel, meaning you'll get to spend hundreds of hours slicing through slimes at home or on the go.

Yokai Watch 4

Release date: TBC
Genre: JRPG

If you're a Pokemon fan, you probably already know about the Yo-Kai Watch series. It follows a similar format in that you collect critters that also function as your companions as a young kid. That's, of course, reducing it somewhat, but I for one am ridiculously excited about Yo-Kai Watch 4. It's already looking incredible, and actually might make Pokemon Let's Go look a bit 3DS era. In terms of new gameplay features, it'll introduce a brand new item, called the Yokai Ark, which will let players travel between three worlds that are all set in different time periods, and feature their own protagonist. It should be quite the beast, and a good distraction before the real Pokemon Switch RPG arrives. 

 Metroid Prime 4 

Release date: TBC
Genre: If it's like the others, it'll be FPS/Adventure

What a time to be alive. Not only is the 3DS getting a remake of Metroid 2 this year, Switch owners got confirmation that Metroid Prime will be making its grand return sometime in future with a fourth instalment. Very little is known about the game other than the fact that it's happening, and its development has been completely restarted with Retro Studios (who made the first three games) back on board. But for right now, knowing it's being made is all we need to get excited

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel

Release date: TBC
Genre: RPG

Honestly, we're still thinking about how Nintendo's E3 2019 line-up ended. No one could have predicted it would conclude with an announcement that Breath of the Wild is getting a direct sequel, but when it did, the excitement was palpable. At this stage, all we know is it's in development, so it'll likely be a pretty long time before we'll actually get to play it. This is just speculation of course, but from the teaser we saw, it looks like it will be a much darker experience that could be similar in tone to Majora's Mask. People have also been speculating over the possibility of being able to play as either Zelda or Link - please let it be true. Either way, we can't wait for more news on this Breath of the Wild sequel.

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