Nintendo Switch has an amazing year ahead of it. Here Switch games to look out for in 2019!

Since its release two years ago, the Nintendo Switch has built up an incredible game library. With spectacular games like Super Mario Odyssey and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already out, you may be wondering what’s arriving on the Switch in 2019. This is where we can help!

With so many games to look forward to this year, I’ve put together a list of the best titles arriving on Nintendo Switch. This selection caters to a wide range of ages and genre preferences. Let’s take a look at the best of the best of what is (and could be) arriving on Switch in 2019!

GameRelease DateLink
Fitness BoxingJanuary 3, 2019Buy Now
New Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeJanuary 10, 2019Buy Now
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionJanuary 11, 2019Buy Now
Onimusha WarlordsJanuary 15, 2019Buy Now
Travis Strikes Back: No More HeroesJanuary 18, 2019Buy Now
WargrooveFebruary 1, 2019Buy Now
Final Fantasy IXFebruary 13, 2019
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the GrooveFebruary 15, 2019
Trine 2: Complete StoryFebruary 18, 2019Buy Now
Steins;Gate EliteFebruary 19, 2019Buy Now
Trials RisingFebruary 26, 2019Buy Now
The Caligula Effect: OverdoseMarch 12, 2019Buy Now
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode DLCMarch 14, 2019Buy Now
Final Fantasy VIIMarch 26, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2 VideogameMarch 26, 2019Buy Now
Yoshi’s Crafted WorldMarch 28, 2019Buy Now
Darksiders: Warmastered EditionApril 2, 2019Buy Now
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney TrilogyApril 9, 2019
Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeApril 10, 2019
Nintendo Labo VR KitApril 12, 2019Buy Now
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD RemasteredApril 16, 2019Buy Now
CupheadApril 17, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11April 23, 2019Preorder Now
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark ArisenApril 23, 2019Preorder Now
UglyDolls: An Imperfect AdventureApril 26, 2019Preorder Now
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeApril 30, 2019Preorder Now
Saints Row: The Third – The Full PackageMay 10, 2019
Bubsy: Paws On FireMay 16, 2019
Castlevania: Anniversary EditionMay 16, 2019
Resident Evil Origins CollectionMay 21, 2019Preorder Now
Team Sonic RacingMay 21, 2019Preorder Now
Assassin’s Creed III RemasteredMay 21, 2019Preorder Now
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization – Deluxe EditionMay 24, 2019
Lapis x LabyrinthMay 28, 2019Preorder Now
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-FueledJune 21, 2019Preorder Now
Super Mario Maker 2June TBDPreorder Now
Guacamelee! One-Two Punch CollectionJune 25, 2019
Dragon Quest Builders 2July 12, 2019Preorder Now
God Eater 3July 12, 2019
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black OrderJuly 19, 2019Preorder Now
Fire Emblem: Three HousesJuly 26, 2019Preorder Now
Wolfenstein: YoungbloodJuly 26, 2019
Kill la Kill The Game: IFJuly 26, 2019
Astral ChainAugust 30, 2019Preorder Now
Star Wars PinballSeptember 13, 2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening2019Preorder Now
Pokémon Sword2019Preorder Now
Pokémon Shield2019Preorder Now
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age2019Preorder Now

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Now that you’ve seen the Nintendo Switch video games list for 2019, let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights!

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Release Date: January 18, 2019

The return of the No More Heroes franchise has finally happened exclusively on Nintendo Switch. This spin-off returns the infamous assassin and franchise lead Travis Touchdown back into a leading role. This time around you can jump into a coop with a friend, who controls the new character known as Badman. With each new world comes a change in gaming genre, making it a dynamic Switch game that’s as self-aware as it is fun to play.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is meant for older gamers, so keep that in mind before you sit down to enjoy another classic from the mind of developer Suda51. Even better, the version available at Walmart Canada comes equipped with a season pass that ensures you’ll get all of the game’s future DLC.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Release Date: March 29, 2019

If you’re a fan of Yoshi, then you’ll be delighted to know that the Yoshi’s Crafted World will mark the first game on Switch to star the titular dino. The arts-and-crafts aesthetic is responsible for a wide array of new and exciting environments that you can explore. You can also connect another controller so that a friend can join in on the platforming fun.

Mortal Kombat 11

Release Date: April 23, 2019

Get over here! After a 12-year absence on Nintendo consoles, the Mortal Kombat series is finally set to make its return on the Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to execute all kinds of flashy Fatalities on the go or from the comfort of your couch thanks to the portability factor of the console. With an M for Mature rating by the ESRB, keep in mind MK11 is for older gamers before jumping into a quick match or exploring the in-depth story mode.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Release Date: June 21, 2019

The Bandicoot is back! This time you’ll be foregoing the classic platforming found in 2018’s Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy in favour of kart racing against some of Crash’s worst enemies—and even some of his best friends. You can jump into Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’s adventure mode or go online for a few frantic laps against other players. As well, you could play some split-screen with a few friends for the ultimate nostalgia trip.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Release Date: July 19, 2019

After Avengers: Endgame arrives in theatres this April, you can get the entire Marvel cast back together in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Nintendo Switch is the only place that you can play the third entry in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series, and the new over-the-shoulder camera will ensure you have the best view of the action. Iron Man, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Wolverine and several other major players in the world of Marvel are all present and accounted for in this co-op beat ‘em up. Here’s hoping you are too.

Fire Emblem Three Houses

Release Date: July 26, 2019

Following the arrival of Fire Emblem Heroes in 2017, Nintendo is set to deliver a deep strategy game on Nintendo Switch. In Fire Emblem Three Houses there will be three central characters for you to hop between as you go through another epic story. The turn-based strategy of these games is infamous for being challenging, while the upgraded power of the Switch ensures the best graphics the franchise has ever had.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Working Title)

Release Date: TBA 2019

Mario’s brother is back and looking better than ever in Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch. This spooky spin on the Super Mario series puts you in the trembling shoes of Luigi, as he explores a haunted hotel in the hopes of saving his friends. The ghost-capturing mechanics are unlike anything else in gaming thanks to the various new gadgets (like a plunger) that Luigi has at his disposal. There is also a lot to collect as well, ensuring that your inner completionist is looked after as you gather up every ghost and hidden collectible there is. Talk about some scary value!

Animal Crossing (Working Title)

Release Date: TBA 2019

At long last, Animal Crossing is set to return in 2019. A core entry on the series hasn’t appeared on Nintendo hardware since Animal Crossing: New Leaf arrived on the 3DS back in 2012, so you’re right to be excited by a new game. Not much is known about the title quite yet, but it’s a safe bet that you’ll be chipping away at Tom Nook’s loans once again as you build your dream home.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Release Date: TBA 2019

Very little is known about the next core Pokémon game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, aside that it will be a brand-new entry in the series on Switch. Being touted as a true Gen 8 experience, the game is sure to utilize the more powerful hardware to deliver you the best Pocket Monster experience yet. This title is also said to be a big changeup from the Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu games that launched in 2018. Here’s hoping more information arrives soon because I’m ready to catch ‘em all again.

Bayonetta 3

Release Date: TBA

Bayonetta 3 was announced at 2017’s The Game Awards, which led many to believe (myself included) that more information would be arriving at 2018’s The Game Awards. That didn’t end up happening, but you should still anticipate more news arriving on the game soon. With that said, here’s hoping that 2019 marks the return of the umbra witch and all of her time-slowing, hack-and-slack glory.

No matter which video game genres you enjoy best, Nintendo Switch has you covered this year! Be sure to check out Walmart Canada’s video game section for all Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One titles!

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