Nintendo Switch Exclusive Games Confirmed For 2017
By Matt Espineli and Kallie Plagge | @inkydojikko on
With Nintendo's Switch finally out, there's a significant number of exclusives heading to the console this year. With so many to keep track of, we've compiled all the biggest ones here for your convenience. Click ahead to check out all of Nintendo's exclusives coming in 2017. Be sure to check back often as we update this feature with new exclusives as they get announced. You can also check out our comprehensive list of all the confirmed Switch games.
Nintendo Switch is priced at US $300/£280/AU $470. For more about the console, read our full review. You can also check out the console's main peripherals, as well as our in-depth feature of its menus and UI (user interface). And if you're curious how the Switch compares to other consoles in terms of size, check out our size comparison.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed, long-running Zelda series. It's set in a massive open world that's far bigger than any Zelda game before it, packed with distinct locations to explore and enemies to defeat.
For more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, read our review.
Developer: Nintendo EPD | Release Date: March 3 | Watch the Trailer
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New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers is a town-building simulation game, where you command a group of pioneers to colonize a new land.
Developer: Arc System Works | Release Date: March 23
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an enhanced port of the original game that features additional power-ups, including a reworked Battle Mode, the reintroduction Feather and Boo in Battle Mode, and five additional playable characters.
For more on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, read our review.
Developer: Nintendo EAD | Release Date: April 28 | Watch the Trailer
Flip Wars is an upcoming multiplayer battle game where you slam down to secure as much territory on a board as possible.
Developer: Over Fence | Release Date: May 18
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is an updated version of Super Street Fighter II: Turbo that includes new mechanics and playable characters, as well as two graphical styles to play in--classic pixel art and high-definition art.
Developer: Capcom | Release Date: May 26 | Watch the Trailer
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is an updated version of the 2013 original that adds exclusive new content, as well new features that make use of Switch's functionality.
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier | Release Date: September 12 | Watch the Trailer
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase is a remastered version of the tile-matching puzzle game of the same name. While it features updated visuals and mechanics, it aims to preserve the charm of the original.
Developer: City Connection | Release Date: September 20
Pokken Tournament DX
Pokken Tournament DX is a an enhanced Switch port of the well-received Pokemon-themed fighter. It features five new playable Pokemon and other new features, such as 3v3 team battles, online ranked play, and friendly and group matches.
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios | Release Date: September 22 | Watch the Trailer
Golf Story is a sports RPG that follows a down-on-his-luck golfer attempting to reclaim his childhood love of golf after not playing the game for 20 years.
Developer: Sidebar Games | Release Date: September 28
Picross S is the latest entry of the long running puzzle series. It comes with Picross and Mega Picross, totaling in at 300 puzzles, which can be tackled at various difficulty levels.
Developer: Jupiter Corporation | Release Date: September 28
Fire Emblem Warriors
Fire Emblem Warriors is a collaboration between Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo studios, Omega Force and Team Ninja. It's is a crossover between the Fire Emblem series and Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise.
Developer: Intelligent Systems, Omega Force, Team Ninja | Release Date: October 20 | Watch the Trailer
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Switch is receiving a port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with special DLC items and motion control support.
Developer: Bethesda Softworks | Release Date: November 17
Bit Boy!! Arcade Deluxe
Bit Boy!! Arcade Deluxe is remastered version of the 3DS game of the same name, which originally released in 2014.
Developer: Bplus | Release Date: TBA 2017
Monopoly For Nintendo Switch
Monopoly For Nintendo Switch is a game adaptation of the board game of the same name. It supports up to six players online or offline.
Developer: Ubisoft | Release Date: TBA 2017