Nintendo Details a Massive Lineup of Games Coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS

Dozens of new First- and Third-Party Games Highlighted in Nintendo
Direct Video

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The next few months for Nintendo
and Nintendo
owners are going to be overflowing with a wide variety of first-
and third-party games in wildly different genres. Or, to put in another
way, the future for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS owners is looking quite
. During a Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo
provided details for more than 40 games launching for Nintendo Switch
and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems over the next several months.

Some of the highlights include details about key third-party games
coming to the Nintendo Switch system like DOOM,
II: The New Colossus
, L.A.
and Resident Evil Revelations, as well as the
announcements of arcade classics coming to Nintendo Switch and a new Mario
game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems featuring 100 of
the series’ top mini-games. The jam-packed video presentation also
provided additional details for upcoming games like Project
Octopath Traveler
(working title) from Square Enix, Super
Mario Odyssey
and Xenoblade
Chronicles 2

“Momentum for Nintendo Switch is in full swing, and Nintendo 3DS
continues its stellar run with a series of triple-A releases,” said Doug
Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and
Marketing. “Between all the first-party, third-party and indie games
coming to both systems, this is one of the most diverse lineups we’ve
had in years. It’s a great time to be a Nintendo fan.”

To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit
Additional highlights for the games and systems revealed in the video

Nintendo Switch

  • Super Mario Odyssey: New information about Mario’s
    upcoming adventure was revealed during the presentation, including
    more story details, locations and modes. Additionally, a special
    hardware bundle that includes a download code for the game,
    Mario-themed red Joy-Con controllers and a special carrying case will
    be available at a suggested retail price of $379.99. Super Mario
    lands exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 27.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: This massive sequel takes place
    in the world of Alrest on the backs of giant Titans. The journey
    through the clouds begins when Xenoblade Chronicles 2 lands on
    Nintendo Switch on Dec. 1. Alongside the standard version, fans can
    also pick up a special edition of the game that includes a sound
    selection CD, a special metal game case and a 220-page hardbound art
    book at a suggested retail price of $99.99. A Nintendo Switch Pro
    Controller themed around Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will also be
    available on Dec. 1 at a suggested retail price of $74.99.
  • Project Octopath Traveler (working title): The
    producers of Bravely Default at Square Enix present a new RPG
    brought to life through a mixture of CG, pixel art and visual
    wizardry. Project Octopath Traveler launches worldwide in 2018.
    But fans can try out a free demo for the game in Nintendo eShop on
    Nintendo Switch starting … today!
  • DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus:
    Bethesda Softworks is bringing the iconic DOOM and Wolfenstein
    II: The New Colossus
    to Nintendo Switch. The fast-paced action of DOOM
    will hit this holiday season, while Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    launches in 2018.
  • Kirby
    Star Allies
    : Revealed at E3 2017, the first Kirby game for
    Nintendo Switch has some charming new tricks. By throwing
    hearts, players can recruit up to three enemies to become Kirby’s
    allies. Whether playing alone or with up to three friends**, mixing up
    abilities to create new powers is a big part of the fun. Kirby Star
    launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch this spring.
  • Splatoon
    : Back by popular demand, the Kelp Dome stage is
    returning as part of a free software update on Sept. 15. A new stage
    called Snapper Canal and an extra-large Brella weapon called the Tenta
    Brella are coming in the future.
  • ARMS:
    A free software update that goes live today allows players to remap
    the game’s controls to the buttons of their choice, and adds the new
    playable fighter Lola Pop.
  • Fire
    Emblem Warriors
    : Originally seen in the Fire Emblem
    game for the Game Boy Advance system, fan-favorite character Lyndis
    (or “Lyn,” as all her companions call her) was announced as part of
    the sprawling cast of Fire Emblem Warriors. The action-packed
    game launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 20, also available as part
    of a special-edition bundle.
  • Arcade Archives: Some of Nintendo’s classic arcade games
    are coming to Nintendo Switch, starting with Arcade Archives: Mario
    , which launches Sept. 27. Others, like VS. Super Mario
    , VS. Balloon Fight, VS. Ice Climber, VS.
    and VS. Clu Clu Land are coming soon. These arcade
    games contain subtle differences that can’t be found in their NES
  • Snipperclips
    Plus: Cut it out, together!
    : This expanded version of the
    original snipping-and-clipping puzzle game includes more than 30 new
    stages, new challenges and new features … and it’s coming to stores
    for the first time! Players who already own the original digital
    version of the game can purchase all the new content in Nintendo eShop
    as DLC for $9.99. Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!
    launches on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 10 at a suggested retail price of
  • The
    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    : The open-world masterpiece from
    Bethesda Game Studios can be played anytime and anywhere on Nintendo
    Switch. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches on Nov. 17.
  • Rocket
    : This new version of the popular rocket-powered
    sports-action game includes all the modes of the original, plus
    Nintendo Switch exclusives including Nintendo-themed Battle-Cars and
    customization items. Local wireless multiplayer*** will also be
    available when Rocket League launches this holiday season.
  • Dragon
    Quest Builders
    : The hit fantasy game combines the fun of
    building with the combat of an action-RPG. The Nintendo Switch version
    will allow players to ride a Great Sabrecub in the game’s free build
    mode. The Sabrecub boosts players’ speed and grants them special
    materials by defeating enemies. Dragon Quest Builders launches
    this spring.
  • L.A. Noire: Rockstar Games is bringing L.A. Noire
    to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 14, including all of its downloadable
    content, new collectibles, detective suits with special abilities, a
    Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic gesture-based controls and new wide and
    over-the-shoulder camera angles. Plus, the hard-boiled game will
    include intuitive touch-screen controls for portable detective work.
  • NBA
    : With big game-play improvements and stunning
    graphics, NBA 2K18 will be a slam dunk for sports fans when it
    launches on Sept. 15 in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and in
    stores on Oct. 17.
  • EA
    Sports FIFA 18
    : The most immersive, social and authentic
    soccer game out there can be played anywhere on Nintendo Switch. FIFA
    launches on Sept. 29.
  • WWE
    : To complete the trifecta of awesome sports games
    that can be played on the go, WWE 2K18 is also coming soon to
    Nintendo Switch. Launch details will be announced at a later date.
  • Lost
    : This modern take on traditional RPGs from Square
    Enix is coming to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 23.
  • Sonic
    : Join the uprising by fighting back as Modern
    Sonic, Classic Sonic or one of many custom Hero Characters players can
    create in Sonic Forces, launching on Nov. 7.
  • Resident Evil Revelations / Resident Evil
    Revelations 2
    : The Nintendo Switch library will get two creepy
    survival horror classics when Resident Evil Revelations and its
    sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2, both launch on Nov. 28.
  • Flip
    : Fans that are enjoying the multiplayer fun of Flip
    can enjoy a free update soon. Once downloaded, the update
    adds a new stage, new mechanics, local wireless multiplayer, Class
    Matches and a new online* battle mode.
  • Morphies Law: Players can change their size to change
    their powers in Morphies Law, a local and online* team-based
    multiplayer shooter launching first on Nintendo Switch as a console
    exclusive this winter.
  • Arena of Valor: Explore and command a roster of more
    than 35 fearless heroes in this free-to-start multiplayer online*
    battle arena game. With roles like Tanks, Assassins, Mages and
    Warriors, build a powerful team with friends to crush opponents in
    real-time battles. The Arena of Valor beta test version will be
    available for free this winter.
  • Nindies! Nindies! Nindies!: Dozens of indie games are coming
    over the next few months. These include the underground platforming
    action of SteamWorld
    Dig 2
    and the golf-RPG Golf
    in September; the four-player** action game Nine
    and combo-based puzzle game Battle
    Chef Brigade
    this holiday season; randomly constructed sequel Super
    Meat Boy Forever
    in 2018; and tactical RPG Tiny Metal
    launching in the future.


  • The Legend of Zelda Champions: Four amiibo
    figures based on the Champions from The
    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    – Daruk, Mipha, Revali and
    Urbosa – launch in stores on Nov. 10 (sold separately). Tapping these
    amiibo while playing the game will summon special headgear for Link
    based on that Champion’s Divine Beast. Additional functionality for
    these amiibo will be revealed in the future.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Pokémon
    Ultra Sun
    / Pokémon
    Ultra Moon
    : The new games feature customizable main
    characters who embark on a new adventure. An untold story unfolds on a
    grand scale, where the Legendary Pokémon that steals light, Necrozma,
    has transformed into two new forms: Dusk Mane Necrozma, who took over
    Solgaleo, and Dawn Wings Necrozma who took over Lunala. Fans who
    purchase and activate**** the game by Jan. 10 can get a special gift
    Rockruff, who will evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, new to the world
    of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Fans who
    download the digital version of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon
    Ultra Moon
    by Jan. 10 will receive 12 Quick Balls. Finally, a cool
    Poké Ball-themed New
    Nintendo 2DS XL
    system will launch separately two weeks prior on
    Nov. 3.
  • White + Orange New Nintendo 2DS XL: On Oct. 6 the White +
    Orange edition of the New Nintendo 2DS XL system will launch in stores
    at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
  • Mario
    Party: The Top 100
    : For the first time, 100 of the top
    mini-games from the console Mario Party games can be played on
    a hand-held system. Mario Party: The Top 100 supports local
    Download Play, so up to four players who each own a Nintendo 3DS
    family system can enjoy the game together with only one game card.
    Take a tour through all the mischief, magic and memories the series
    has to offer when it launches on Nov. 10.
  • Kirby:
    Battle Royale
    : Kirby is about to enter a tournament
    against his toughest rival yet … himself! The pink puffball’s new game
    offers a variety of ways to fight in both single- and multiplayer
    modes. Kirby: Battle Royale launches on Jan. 19. Fans can head
    to celebrate Kirby’s 25th anniversary and vote for their
    favorite copy ability!
    MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
    Katrielle Layton, daughter of the famous Professor Layton, is on the
    case! Detectives-in-the-making that play the game on a Nintendo 3DS
    family system will receive an exclusive in-game Flora costume. The
    game launches on Oct. 6.
  • Mario
    & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
    : When the
    game launches on Oct. 6, players will be able to use the new Goomba
    and Koopa Troopa amiibo – or the existing Boo amiibo – to get
    additional stamp sheets that offer items in both of the game’s modes.
    More information about amiibo compatibility will be revealed in the
  • YO-KAI
    WATCH 2: Psychic Specters
    : With new content and features, YO-KAI
    WATCH 2: Psychic Specters
    is the definitive version of YO-KAI
    WATCH 2
    . The game launches on Sept. 29, but anyone that owns any
    version of YO-KAI WATCH 2 can download a free “Oni Evolution”
    software update starting Sept. 14. It adds the Yo-kai Watch Psychic
    Blasters mode with additional bosses to battle against, the chance to
    befriend new Yo-kai and more. This update is also required to transfer
    save data from YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH
    2: Fleshy Souls
    to the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters
  • Minecraft:
    New Nintendo 3DS Edition
    : Fans of Minecraft will
    have another way to play the hit creation game when it comes to New
    Nintendo 3DS systems. This portable version of the game comes with
    Survival and Creative modes, five skin packs and two texture packs. Minecraft:
    New Nintendo 3DS Edition
    launches in Nintendo eShop today. The
    packaged version will launch at a later date.
  • The
    Alliance Alive
    : Nine characters’ paths will converge in
    this old-school RPG from role-playing powerhouse ATLUS. The
    Alliance Alive
    launches in early 2018.
  • Radiant
    Historia: Perfect Chronology
    : The gorgeous launch edition
    of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will include a
    collector’s box with an art book and decal sheet. Radiant Historia:
    Perfect Chronology
    launches for Nintendo 3DS in early 2018.
  • Etrian
    Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
    : Starting today, fans of the Etrian
    series can download a free demo for Etrian Odyssey V:
    Beyond the Myth
    in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS before the game
    launches this fall.
  • Shin
    Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
    : When Shin Megami
    Tensei: Strange Journey
    returns on Nintendo 3DS in early 2018,
    expect it to do so with new story content, additional endings, a new
    dungeon to explore and enhanced graphics.
  • Two New Games, Two Beloved Series: The next game in the Ace
    series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, launches in
    November. The action-packed Fire
    Emblem Warriors
    game launches Oct. 20 for New Nintendo 3DS
    systems only.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems
feature parental
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit

*Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including
online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service
launches in 2018.

**Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold

***Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and
are sold separately.

****Visit for full details on how to receive the in-game
special gift.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
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