Nintendo Switch upcoming games detailed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and more

Brittany A. Roston - Apr 12, 2017, 7:58pm CDT
Nintendo Switch upcoming games detailed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and more

Nintendo held its latest ‘Nintendo Direct’ today, and during it the company detailed more than a dozen games that will be arriving for the Switch in coming days, weeks, and months. This includes some hotly anticipated games, such as Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as some beloved classics via the NEOGEO Arcade Archives and Namco Museum. In addition to the game launches, Nintendo revealed that a limited quantity batch of standalone Switch docks will arrive on May 19.

Overall, Nintendo’s game lineup for its latest — and largely successful — console is great, and includes immediately recognizable things like Splatoon 2 and Monopoly. There’s a bit of something for everyone and mostly every age group, including things like Payday 2 for older kids and adults, and Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for kids. Though most of the games launch starting next month and running through the holiday season, things like a Puyo Puyo Tetris demo arrive tomorrow.

If you have time to watch the Nintendo Direct video above, check it out — you’ll get to see gameplay for each of the upcoming games, as well as some of their features such as tournaments and online play in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you don’t have time to watch, though, the full list is below:

– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: April 28
– Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers: May 26
– Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition: May 11
– The NEOGEO Arcade Archives: Tomorrow
– Sonic Forces: Holidays 2017
– Sonic Mania: Summer 2017
– Project Mekuru: Summer 2017
– Fate/Extella: July 25
– Disgaea 5 Complete: May 23
– Puyo Puyo Tetris (Demo): Today
– Monopoly: Fall 2017
– Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition: ‘2017’
– Sine Mora EX: Summer 2017
– Battle Chasers: Nightwar: Late Summer 2017
– Payday 2: ‘2017
– Namco Museum: Summer 2017
– Splatoon 2: July 21

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