The year 2017 will be unforgettable for the community of Nintendo players. In March the expected Nintendo Switch came to the market, and despite the initial doubts that were around the console, the new system of the Nintendo has been a grand success. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey or Splatoon 2 are some examples of the great games that we have enjoyed this year.
But 2017 is over, and we have to welcome 2018 and with it a lot of titles in Nintendo Switch. This year will be crucial for the console since it should be the moment in which after the initial boom, the system consolidated in the market. For this, it will have a catalog full of games developed by Nintendo itself but also with titles made by Third Parties, many of them being exclusive releases.
Nintendo has revealed its Switch console has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history.
Launched on March 3, 2017, in 10 months the Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States, according to Nintendo’s internal sales figures.
Without further delay, we start with this list of the most anticipated titles that will reach Nintendo Switch in 2018.
1. Yoshi for Nintendo Switch
One of the biggest surprises of Nintendo’s E3 2017 was the presentation of a Yoshi for Nintendo Switch. After the trailer and gameplay that showed at the fair a little more, we could know more about this new adventure of Mario’s legendary companion, although the fact that he has appeared in a store suggests that his arrival would be closer than we thought.
This title will propose a classic side scroll gameplay, but all the scenarios will hide a hidden face with which we will have to play to overcome the level. As always the graphics section of Yoshi is one of the great attractions of this title that comes to be the king of platforms in 2018.
2. Kirby Star Allies
We continue this list talking about another of the classics of the Nintendo platform, Kirby Star Allies. Like Yoshi, this title was announced at E3 and its arrival in 2018 is confirmed, specifically will occur during the spring months. In this new title of Kirby will return to see classic elements of the saga so we will be before a game that mixes the platforms and the action, but Kirby Star Allies will also present playable novelties.
In this installment, Kirby will have three allies with incredible powers which we can use as we want to overcome this adventure. That causes us to play Kirby Star Allies with three friends, an aspect that can make it one of the funniest titles of the year on Nintendo Switch.
3. Bayonetta 1 and 2
After being able to enjoy Bayonetta 2 for one year exclusively on Wii U, the latest installment of the most famous witch of video games comes in the form of an exclusive remaster to Nintendo Switch. The best of all is that it will be accompanied by the first title in the series so we can live the entire history of these Platinum Games titles in full on our console.
Although they are two remaster, the possibilities offered by the new Nintendo console will allow us to enjoy these two works as ever. So it is one of the most important releases to consider at the beginning of the year. Bayonetta 1 and 2 propose a mixture of action and hack and slash genre set in a dark themed and full of demons, which makes it two of the most “adult” games in the Nintendo Switch catalog.
4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
In September during the celebration of a Nintendo Direct, Bethesda hit the table and announced the arrival of DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Nintendo Switch. These two games demonstrate the great support that the developer makes to the new Nintendo console, and after enjoying DOOM, it’s time to talk about the latest Wolfenstein release.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus came to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in October, it is one of the most expected releases for the end of the year. Its availability in Nintendo Switch means that the console has in its catalog one of the complete shooters game at the moment, which now can be played in a completely different way thanks to the peculiarities of the system. Action, shooting, frantic fighting and an exciting story are what awaits us in one of the most distinct games of Nintendo Switch.
5. Pay Day 2
Pay Day 2 was a real phenomenon just a few years ago on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The great success that it had led the developer to launch the title in the new generation consoles and this year we will finally be able to enjoy the most spectacular robberies in Nintendo Switch.
With an elementary mechanics, hit shots and perform various types of holdups, this FPS proposes entertaining gameplay that reaches its maximum exponent when we play with our friends online. Pay Day 2 will become one of the exponents of the multiplayer in Nintendo Switch.
6. Metroid Prime 4
One of the big surprises of E3 2017 was the confirmation that Metroid Prime 4 was in development for Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, since then, we have not been able to know more information, except that it will be played in the first person and will preserve the main elements of the saga.
This release is one of the most anticipated for years by fans of Nintendo and its arrival in 2018 is far from confirmed. Despite this, the developer has not ruled out that we can see Metroid Prime 4 this year. What is more likely is that in the coming months we begin to look at the first images and gameplay of the expected title.
7. Pokémon RPG
We finish this list with conceivably that generates more hype in all the community, Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch. Since its announcement at E3 players is eager to learn about this title that will finally take a Pokémon RPG adventure to a desktop console. In spite of it, the only information that we know is that it is planned and will arrive in 2018.