At last night’s Nintendo Switch press conference, the game publishers showed a mixture of sequels, new games, and third-party staples. The roster provides the first real look at Nintendo’s software strategy for the first year of the Switch.
The sequels appear to bolster the catalog. The long-delayed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally has a serious release date, launching alongside the console on March 3rd. After years of 2D and 2.5D iterations, Mario will appear in a fully 3D open-world adventure called Super Mario Odyssey. And Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appear to build off the great, but under-appreciated games designed for the Nintendo Wii U.
A pair of oddball games, meanwhile, flaunt the hardware’s quirky motion controls. 1-2-Switch is a multiplayer motion game that doesn’t require a screen. And ARMS is a boxing game that looks like a throwback to the quirky arcade SEGA games of the late 1990s.
We’ve collected the trailers for all of the games below. There are still many details to be filled in before the Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd — notably, only a few launch games appear on this list. So expect to see more trailers and announcements in the coming weeks.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Fire Emblem Warriors
Scheduled for “holiday” 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Scheduled for Spring 2017
Super Bomberman R
Scheduled for March 2017
Puyo Puyo Tetris
No release date was announced