We showcase the biggest games, accessories, and Amiibo coming to Nintendo Switch and 3DS for the rest of the year!
The last Nintendo Direct brought with it a ton of news on upcoming Switch and 3DS games, as well as accessories, set to release in 2017 — so much news that it might be hard to keep track of! Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a handy list of all the pending titles worth your time, as well as release dates and rundowns of what to expect from each. Check out the galleries below for all the details.
NINTENDO SWITCH GAMES
- A remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, the game boasts improved visuals and a re-orchestrated soundtrack. Combined with the classic gameplay of the original, this is a 2D platformer refreshed for a new generation to experience!
- Tetris meets Puyo Puyo! Nintendo fans will likely be familiar with Tetris, but Puyo Puyo isn't all that well-known in the west. It's an excellent falling block game that, hopefully, pairs well with the Russian classic.
- This version brings everything from the Wii U original and more. New characters abound, and Deluxe also offers fans the return of double weapon pickups and a proper battle mode! Throw in Switch's versatility and you'll be playing this one at home and on the road.
- Mojang's sprawling world building game is finally coming to Switch! Like the Wii U version, Switch Edition will offer the lovable Super Mario DLC right off the bat.
- The beloved RPG series makes its Nintendo debut! Recruit party members, explore the Netherworlds, and take advantage of Revenge Mode to deal extra damage!
- The final (for now!) version of Street Fighter II is coming to Switch! Play as new characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, throw Hadoukens in first-person, and take the fight online!
- Smash Bros. is getting company, as Nintendo is launching yet another take on the fighting genre with ARMS. Use either traditional or motion controls to tackle your foes, either in-person or online!
- The sequel to the smash hit Wii U game, Splatoon 2 is bringing Nintendo's unique take on shooters to the next level. New stages and weapons along with new modes like Salmon Run, make this a must-have for Switch owners.
- The Warriors-esque brawler is finally coming to a Nintendo system! This version is bringing in tow the 30 DLC costumes that were offered on PS4 and PS Vita, as well as some other extras that will help to make this the definitive version of The Umbral Star!
NINTENDO 3DS GAMES
- Majesco might be gone, but that isn't stopping Office Create from bringing a new Cooking Mama to 3DS! Expect more of the cooking action fans love, except the focus this time is on making sweets and puddings.
- A remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden on SNES, Echoes promises to continue the tradition of excellence that the series is known for on 3DS. Along with Amiibo support, there's also a Season Pass that will be made available in order to get the game's DLC at a reduced price!
- Grezzo rose to prominence for its role in working on the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask remakes on 3DS. Now, the studio is tackling a new IP for Nintendo where you'll take on puzzles with partners and rebuild your oasis!
- If you had fun making stages in Super Mario Maker, Fes might be right up your alley. Build levels, create characters, and share it all with friends and other players around the world.
- Pikmin makes its 2D and handheld debut! Hurl Pikmin at enemies and solve puzzle in this unique platformer, and take advantage of the new Pikmin Amiibo that will be launching alongside the game.
- Revolt is the latest entry in a series of titles that's a unique merger of board and card games that's celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. There are over 400 cards to utilize and a deep Story Mode to engage in!
That’s all the upcoming software that’s street dated, but there are other games coming, as well. Here are all the remaining games slated for 2017:
- Sonic Forces
- Sonic Mania
- NBA 2K
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Project Mekuru
- Fire Emblem Warriors
- Namco Museum
- Payday 2
- Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- Project Octopath Traveler
- Dragon Quest XI
- Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
- Sina Mora EX
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Stardew Valley
- Lego Worlds
- Shin Megami Tensei
- Cave Story
- Runner 3
- Minecraft Story Mode—The Complete Adventure
- Shakedown Hawaii
- Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters
- Monster Hunter Stories
- Kirby’s Blowout Blast
- Runbow Pocket
- Multiplayer Kirby Title
Now, let’s move on to the accessories and Amiibo heading your way this year!
Note: Some Amiibo will be retailer exclusive. We’ll update this list once we find out which stores will be playing host to which Amiibo.
That’s a ton of games, toys, and accessories coming out over the next eight months. Granted, some titles will likely get pushed back (Xenoblade 2, anyone?), but most everything listed here should be arriving before the ball drops in Times Square this December. It’s a very good time to be a Nintendo system owner!
Anything catching your eye? Tell us in the comments!