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See The Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch-Exclusive Games Of 2018

Have a look at what's to come this year.

Nintendo Switch got off to a hot start in 2017, not only breaking sales records but also amassing an impressive library of games. Whether you're looking for major exclusives from Nintendo, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, to smaller gems like Golf Story and Snipperclips, it was a great year to own Switch.

Likewise, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for the hybrid console, too. In the video feature above, we run through the year's most anticipated games. There are those that we already know well, like Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2; sequels to beloved niche games, such as No More Heroes follow-up Travis Strikes Again; and those that we know virtually nothing about, like Fire Emblem, which is an exciting question mark given the franchise's pedigree. We also have a gallery looking at these games, as well as dives into the most anticipated PS4 games, Xbox One games, and PC games of the year.

However you slice it, there's a lot to look forward to in 2018 if you own a Switch. And that's just what we've known about going into the year--Nintendo made a ton of announcements during a surprise Nintendo Direct presentation. During that, we learned that the newly announced Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Switch, as are The World Ends With You, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Tennis Aces, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy. Along with those, there will be new reasons to boot up Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and Pokken Tournament DX.

As for what else might happen this year, we've got plenty of predictions for gaming in 2018, some of which are bound to come true (we hope).

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Many of these games aren't exclusive : /

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The editors face in his photo is not flattering, its amazing.

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And it still won GOTY. A port beat every other game out there. Nintendo’s competitors need to step up there game.

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Garbage. Still not nearly enough good games to justify buying this system...

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@chubby170: There was this one game that won GOTY in 2017 and it was a Switch game. I don’t remember the name of it but many people bought a Switch just to play that one game. Now it has a library of over 300 games on the system. If you can’t find a game to play on the Switch then you must have really weird tastes in games.

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@fig56: Zelda BOTW was a Wii U game, ported to the Switch.

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@fig56: oh please. Most of the games are shovelware. The amount of real games is still ridiculously small.

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@fig56: Im an old school gamer and I have a ps4. I like the traditional Nintendo games that dont seem to come around much anymore.

The only games of interest to me on this system are Mario, Mario Kart and Zelda. Besides those, not much is looking very good to me. Kirby and Donkey Kong would be the next choices.

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If Nintendo can duplicate to some extent the success they had in 2017 then I think it's safe to say gamers will be in for another great year.

-2018>2017? NINJA APPROVED-

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I would like to see more remasters from the WiiU. Don't get me wrong, I love the new games. B1, B2 and DKTF are great remasters. However, I would really like to see Super Mario 3D Land, Captain Toad, Super Smash Bros, New Super Mario Bros U, Yoshi's Wooly World and Xenoblade Chronicles X. If they would remaster these and get the Switch VC going with N64 and Gamecube games they could really make some money!

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That is a great line up.

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@lonesamurai1: The amount of real games available and coming soon for this console is still ridiculously small. Counting the shovelware is like looking for shells on a beach and counting grains of sand amongst your finds.

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@therightclique: Indeed. PS4 and Xbox One have a lot of shovelware.

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