What we’re looking forward to playing on our Nintendo Switch in 2018

The Nintendo Switch was a HUGE success in 2017.  Those of us lucky enough to have one not only can play the best exclusives of 2017 (Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild) but can also play wherever and when we want.  The Switch’s popularity is very encouraging also because it means that we will see more and more great games releasing on it throughout 2018.

What games are to the Nintendo Switch in 2018?

Recently announced Nintendo Switch games coming in 2018 include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dark Souls: Remastered and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.  Currently these announcements are predominantly for previous popular games that are being ported over the the Switch.

Some are dissappointed by this but it seems hard to complain when great games are now going to be playable on the Switch.  Personally I’m particularly excited for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  I had a blast with this on my Wii U but never finished it.  It is an incredibly creative and challenging platformer that is full of colourful personality and well worth a look.

Both Boyonetta 1 and 2 are also games I have played before but am looking forward to playing again.  It was such a shame that Bayonetta 2 was not available on more consoles upon release, the Wii U game was incredible and deserves to be played by more people.

PayDay 2 is another interesting upcoming release.  The cooperative team shooter has been out for quite some time but remains incredibly popular on Steam.  There isn’t really anything else like this on the Switch at the moment and could help to draw more PC players over to the Nintendo console.

What are the release dates of upcoming Nintendo Switch games?


Release date


25th May 2018

Super Mario Odyssey update

February 2018

Mario Tennis Aces

Spring 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

4th May 2018

Kirby Star Allies

16th March 2018
Bayonetta 1 + 2 16th February 2018

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Spring 2018

The World Ends with You -Final Remix-


SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy

Summer 2018


Available today

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Summer 2018


23rd February 2018


16th February 2018


25th January 2018

What could still be released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch?

With games like Bayonetta and Donkey Kong coming to the Switch there are other incredible Wii U games that we hope get released soon.  Most notably Super Smash Bros and Pikmin.  These are both surely coming to the Switch, Super Smash alone is guarenteed to shift a huge amount of consoles and feels as though it was originally designed for the Switch thanks to its local competitive play.  Feasibly, as they could be updated ports, the turn around from an announcement to release for any previous Wii U games could be very fast.  Fingers crossed more titles are announced soon.

What are you looking forward to playing on the Nintendo Switch in 2018?