Nintendo Switch Broadcast: Launch titles and beyond

Nintendo have revealed a few of the titles on the launch lineup for their upcoming Nintendo Switch console during this afternoon’s console-centric livestream, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo mentioned 14 games by name during the broadcast, including Xenoblade 2Super Mario Odyssey,  Splatoon 2 and some new Wii Sports style Switch titles ARMS and Switch 1,2.

Launching alongside the Switch on March 3 will be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (everyone breathe a sigh of relief that there’ll be no more waiting) and Switch 1,2. These were, believe it or not, the only two titles that Nintendo had specific dates for during the whole broadcast but it’s goot to know that Zelda will launch with the unit, becoming the second title in the series to do so after The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess launched with the Wii. In another similarity to that game, Breath of the Wild will also release on the previous console, the Wii U

Other titles like ARMS will launch in Spring (that’s Autumn for us here in Aus), with further titles like Splatoon 2 launching in Summer (Winter for us) and Super Mario Odyssey launching towards Holiday 2017.

Titles that were mentioned in passing were Xenoblade 2Fire Emblem Warriors, Dragon Quest X and XIDragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 and a new project from Square titled Project Octopath Traveler.

Atlus quickly showed off their new Shin Megami Tensei title. EA had a custom-built Switch version of FIFA to talk about. Sega and Suda51 also showed up but only had concepts to talk about. Todd Howard from Bethesda also appeared via video message to announce that Skyrim would make its way to the Switch, but did not specifically mention if it would be the Remastered version of the game that launched in late 2016, or if the Switch version of the game would receive mod support like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts.

The Nintendo Switch will be available on March 3.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.