There are so many Nintendo Switch games that have been announced, but there are a few that stand out above and beyond the rest. Some are coming out soon, some don’t even have release dates, and with some, details are sparse. Despite this, there’s no doubt that these are the most anticipated Switch games. From old franchises to new, the Nintendo Switch has an abundance of software that has graced its platform and these games are the future. Without further ado, here are the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Most Anticipated Switch Games

Shin Megami Tensei V is the Shin Megami Tensei universe proper, of which Persona is a spinoff of. The fourth game in the series came out on the 3DS and was spectacular. There’s no reason to believe that the former won’t be. Shin Megami Tensei can be described as Pokemon for adults – full of moral quandaries that take the player on a mystical journey and explores the morals of right and wrong. The details have been sparse for the fifth entry in the series, but it has been confirmed that the game is not canceled, according to Atlus. As the series proper is superior to the Persona series, this is one RPG for the Nintendo Switch that is a must-have. Hopefully, they announce something at the next Nintendo Direct.

Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4 Restarts Development

Metroid Prime 4 has been in development hell for years, but things seem to finally be on track with Retro Studios taking the helm of the project. Fans have been waiting for this game for what seems like forever, and Samus can finally star in her own game other than Super Smash Bros. With Retro developing the title, there will be a level of continuity between the first three and the fourth game in terms of story and gameplay which will be seamless, giving Metroid Prime 4 the opportunity to be the best in the series. The Nintendo Switch is already the premiere console on the market, and Metroid Prime 4 will only bolster this. Hopefully, we hear something soon with regard to its development. Knowing Nintendo, it may even come out this year considering how quiet they’ve been, although this seems unlikely.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games

There hasn’t been a new Animal Crossing proper in almost eight years, and that was for the Nintendo 3DS in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Fans and non-fans alike have been clamoring for a new Animal Crossing game, as it is the ultimate sandbox game and not to mention a ton of fun. Building your own home, community, and getting in debt to the infamous Tom Nook are what make the game special, not to mention the variety of characters in the game. New Leaf was my first introduction to the series and I loved it. While there are no “rewards” per se in the traditional sense, you take part in a community and building your own home and companionship with your fellow neighbors is more than rewarding. New Horizons is definitely what the Switch needs and New Horizons will give fans what they have been waiting for after the extremely long wait.

Xenoblade: Definitive Edition

Most Anticipated Switch Games

Xenoblade Chronicles is an RPG classic. As if the original wasn’t enough, Nintendo is coming out with a remastered version of the game that they are dubbing the “definitive edition.” Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming out at the perfect time when Xenoblade is riding high off the coattails of the success of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The hype behind Xenoblade is at an all-time high and it all began with a title that didn’t even have a proper North American release. That being said, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition promises to deliver what the original didn’t, namely stunning graphics. Xenoblade Chronicles pushed the Wii to its limits, but it wasn’t necessarily pretty to look at. With a brand new remaster, the game will be both fun to play and a pleasure to behold. It may take the cake as the best remaster ever made.

Breath of the Wild 2

Breath of the Wild 2 Release Window Rumor

As if there were any doubt. Breath of the Wild 2 has created quite the buzz ever since it was announced at E3 2019. On top of that, it revealed the return of fan-favorite Ganondorf, who hasn’t been seen in a Zelda game since Twilight Princess in 2006. While Breath of the Wild focused more on exploration and its open world, Breath of the Wild 2 has the opportunity to focus on its narrative. Breath of the Wild was a good game, albeit flawed, but it laid the groundwork for a game like Breath of the Wild 2 (if it is what we suspect.) With all the assets done from Breath of the Wild and the world already built (just switch up and add a few new landmarks), Breath of the Wild 2 could come out this year in 2020, which was rumored by a credible source earlier this year. This Zelda title, if done right, has all the potential to be the best Zelda game to date.

Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer Analysis

There are so many great games coming out on the Switch that it’s hard to narrow them down as the most anticipated. But these are, by far and large, the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Switch. From Shin Megami Tensi to Zelda, Switch owners are in for a heck of a ride.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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