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The Nintendo Switch is getting some exciting new RPGs

The Nintendo Switch is getting some exciting new RPGs

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It looks like the Nintendo Switch will be home to much more than just Mario and Zelda.

At its presentation in Tokyo this evening, the company revealed a number of potentially exciting new role-playing games that are coming to its next console. Chief among them is Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a sequel to the massive sci-fi open-world game that launched on the Wii U. It’s expected to launch some time in 2017. It’s joined by a huge number of titles in the long-running Dragon Quest series from Square Enix, including DQ X, XI, and and the spinoffs Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2.

There were also a handful of teases. Atlus showed off a brief glimpse of the next entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, though we don’t have much in the way of details. Similarly, Square Enix revealed a new title dubbed Project Octopath Traveler. While we don’t know much about the game, it’s being developed by the same team behind the Final Fantasy-esque series Bravely Default on the Nintendo 3DS.

All told, Nintendo says there are 80 games in the works for the Switch. The console is launching globally on March 3rd for $299.99.