The Nintendo Switch is the oldest game console of the three, but it’s certainly not on its way out. This year, the game console is blowing out its fifth candle, and looking at the release schedule, there’s still plenty of goodies to come.
The Nintendo Switch is mainly dependent on exclusive games. Most third-party games either come out later for the console or simply work less well because the console is less powerful. The Switch therefore has fewer games than, for example, the PlayStation 5. But what is planned immediately grabs our attention. These are five top games.
Five top games for the Nintendo Switch
The first game on the Nintendo Switch won’t be long in coming. What this month you can already get started with Pokémon Legends. It is an original Pokémon game set many hundreds of years before the main series. In a kind of feudal Japan, you’re going to have grand adventures. The game seems to work a bit like a game like Monster Hunter. From a fixed village you go on expeditions and end up in a large open area, where you can of course hunt Pokémon. Hopefully it will be a good game.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
I’m a gamer who has spent a lot of time with the Game Boy Advance. And the two games in the Advance Wars series are among my favorites. Those titles are being re-released on the Nintendo Switch. Actually, the compilation game was supposed to be released last year, but due to the pandemic, development went a bit awkward and therefore the decision was made to postpone the game. A date has not been given yet, but it is expected to be released before the summer of this year.
Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp (Image: Nintendo)
Last year, Nintendo announced Splatoon 3. The game should come out on the Nintendo Switch this year if all goes well. You travel to the Splatlands. It’s a blood-hot desert, with the city of Splatsville at its center. The country is inhabited by Inkling and Octoling veterans and various ground wars are being fought. And of course you will soon play a role in it. In this new part, you can use new moves to cover the terrain and thus win the battle. In short, plenty to do and experience.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The launch of the Nintendo Switch was right on target with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That game is still today the first game I recommend when someone buys a console and wants to know which game to go with it. This year, if all goes well, we will be able to get started with the sequel. Not much is known about the new installment, except that it is planned for this year and part of the game is set high above Hyrule. Hopefully Nintendo will tell us more about this great game soon.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Image: Nintendo)
Triangle Strategy on the Nintendo Switch
The above four Nintendo Switch games are titles made by Nintendo itself. Triangle Strategy, however, is from Square Enix. It is a tactical RPG in the style of Final Fantasy Tactics. You’re presented with a grand and immersive story, which then requires you to think carefully about what you’re doing and how you’re defeating the enemy as effectively as possible during the battles. By the way, Triangle Strategy is still a working name for the game. At release, the game will probably be called something else.
Triangle Strategy (Image: Square Enix)