All of the Nintendo Direct Switch Game Release Dates and Announcements

Payday 2, a standalone dock, and more surprises from the April 2017 Nintendo Direct.


During today's Nintendo Direct, in addition to the promised new details about Arms and Splatoon 2, we also received a downpour of new information about game release dates and details for the Nintendo Swtich.

Here's a quick recap:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | April 28 -- Nintendo says this will have more characters, carts, and tracks unlocked from the beginning than any other Mario Kart game (which is a good idea, given this is a re-release).
  • Ultra Street Fighter II | May 26 -- Will include an HD graphics mode as well as an original pixelated graphics setting.
  • Includes two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken
  • Minecraft | May 11
  • More Neo Geo games on the way, Samurai Shodown on the way to Switch next.
  • Sonic Forces | Holiday 2017
  • Sonic Mania | Summer
  • Project Mekkura | Summer 2017 (via the Nintendo eshop)
  • Fate/Extella | July 25
  • Disgaea 5 Complete | May 23
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris | Demo for the game is available on the Nintendo eshop now.
  • Monopoly | Fall 2017
  • Sine Mora Ex | Summer 2017
  • Battle Chasers Nightwar | Late Summer 2017
  • Payday 2 | 2017
  • Namco Museum | Summer 2017
  • Standalone Switch Dock | May 19

Separately, Nintendo also revealed that Arms is launching June 16 and Splatoon 2 is heading to Switch on July 21.

For more details from today's Nintendo Switch presentation, check out our full Nintendo Direct recap here.

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