Nintendo Switch Games Due In 2019 That You’ll Really Want
Looking ahead into the next year for the Switch.
UPDATE: Just announced, Gamestop Italy leaked a few details about a game featured in this list. See the update in “Mortal Kombat 11”.
2018 is coming to an end, and it’s been a very strong end of the year for Nintendo’s Switch console. The Switch sold amazingly well during Black Friday, with Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, being just a few of the huge games to help the year-end sales boost. Not to mention all of those games, and even a couple others, received their own Nintendo Switch console bundles. Some people actually bought these entire bundles simply for the respective game’s download codes, evidenced by some Kijiji and eBay postings reselling the bundles without the codes. People do weird things.
Next year doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down the Switch’s momentum much, either. The 2018 Game Awards gave Nintendo fans a few new games to look forward to and there’re still previously announced games due to come out next year as well!
Since we somehow forgot a game or two was on the way, we thought now would be a great time to post a reminder – for our sake, and yours – of the awesome games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Jan. 11th)
If you own or owned a Wii U, you may have already played New Super Mario Bros. U, and New Super Luigi U as well. If you skipped purchasing the Wii U, you’ll still have a chance to play this great 2D Platformer since New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is coming out in January of 2019!
There’s not a whole lot of differences to the games. The Deluxe version takes Blue Toad away and adds Toadette in his place, and Nabbit is a playable character as well. Toadette can gain Princess Peach abilities if she gets a Super Crown. Other changes include new game modes and other little details. New Super Luigi U‘s included at launch with all the DLC attached.
If you haven’t played the Wii U version, this game is worth picking up. If you have, it may still be worth buying to you. But others may feel a little disappointed that the Switch has so far lacked a unique Super Mario 2D platformer. Odyssey is amazing, but not the same.
There’s not too much to tell you about Bayonetta 3, Platinum Games’ next video game starring the titular Umbra Witch. She’ll likely be fighting more angels and demons. And we can at least point out that this game will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Platinum Games has said development is going really well so we’re expecting it in 2019. As for the official date, it’s still TBD. If you’ve played the first two games, you have a fair idea of what to expect, I’m sure.
Pokemon Core RPG (Name pending)
Pokemon’s already seen a release of Pokemon Quest as well as Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, but another game is on the way for 2019 and it’s to be a core game to the beloved series. Some people were disappointed of the news that Pokemon Let’s Go was a tie-in to Pokemon Go, as well as a sort of redesigned Pokemon Yellow reboot. Although Let’s Go players seemingly are enjoying the game regardless, Pokemon’s expected to be back in 2019 with another legitimate sequel to the long-running series.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Name pending)
Fans of the Luigi’s Mansion series got pretty excited to find out Luigi’s going on another solo outing! Details are scarce currently but if you’re a fan of the series, look forward to hearing a 2019 release date!
Metroid Prime 4
Hoo-boy. Fans were expecting to hear more about Metroid Prime 4 at the Game Awards, but that never occurred. It’s been announced awhile ago and to have no new updates is a bit of a shame. Still, everybody is expecting a 2019 release. So we want to remind you, in case somehow you’ve forgotten about it, that it should still be coming soon.
Town (Name Pending)
Game Freak, the company behind all your beloved Pokemon, want to be known for even more. So they’ve announced they are working on a new title, currently called Town. A trailer has been launched and everything looks pretty good. There’s yet to be a release date, but fans of the company are probably curious enough to check this new title out!
Doom‘s currently celebrating 25 years of success and you can join the new Slayer’s Club to celebrate and prepare for the upcoming Doom: Eternal release! It’s expected in 2019 and due to the sudden appearance of a Slayer’s Club and that it’s already offering exclusive skins, it may be released sooner than we expect! Doom already has a port on the Nintendo Switch which, in my opinion, is impressive already considering the game’s content and how Nintendo’s more family-friendly than Sony or Microsoft. Seeing a new Doom game coming up has both, my modern and nostalgic feels pumped.
Mortal Kombat 11
MORTAL. KOMBAT. 11.
Mortal Kombat was a pretty controversial game when it was originally released and I recall Nintendo had the developers change the blood color, or remove blood altogether… somehow they had it censored. Whatever they had done in the past, Mortal Kombat certainly hasn’t let up from being controversial. If anything, the fighting game has become much more brutal. While Doom‘s impressively on the Switch, Mortal Kombat‘s inclusion to Nintendo’s latest console is incredibly shocking – and exciting! The announcement trailer released during the Game Awards certainly seemed to go out of its way to make sure everybody knew, this is going to be a legit Mortal Kombat installment on every platform, including the Nintendo Switch. Also, pre-ordering this game will get you Shao Khan.
UPDATE: Gamestop Italy’s reported to have leaked new information regarding Mortal Kombat 11. The game is using a new game engine that will make an even bloodier game than what’s already been shown. You’ll also be able to customize clothing, accessories and movesets in ways previously never done before. Fatalities will be more gruesome than before and there’s a GoreTech system in the game, which should really be interesting. However, most interesting of all is that the game will be a multiplayer, oriented towards the world of esports. You’ll find daily rewards, personalization systems, a better matchmaking experience, and daily news. ESPORTS! [Source: My Nintendo News]
Saints Row: The Third
Similar to, but crazier than, GTA, Saints Row is expected to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2019, marking the game’s first appearance on a Nintendo console. Fans of the previous installments may already have a good idea what to expect. But for others, the experience may feel genuinely new.
Final Fantasy (Numerous ports)
Be a little wary. Square Enix has a lot of projects in the works, and revamping Final Fantasy VII is just one. And that’s been in the works for a couple years now. But they have 5 Final Fantasy games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. Which is great considering Final Fantasy started on Nintendo’s platform. And I’m not trying to doubt Square Enix – they’ve brought a game or two to the Switch already. It just feels ambitious.
Resident Evil (Numerous ports)
Resident Evil Revelations and Revelations 2 may not have lived up to everyone’s expectations, but they were fun for fans of the zombie horror game. That’s why just knowing Capcom’s working on a few other RE games for the Switch is pretty exciting. Kind of like Square Enix, the amount of RE games planned for 2019 seems a little ambitious. But regarding both studios, they’re pretty big companies.
Other games are heading to Nintendo Switch in 2019, of course, which you may notice by the image used in our Featured header image above (pulled from Twitter). These listed games, above, are just the big names we think you’ll really want to keep an eye out for. But if you feel we’ve left out something huge, let us know in the comments below!
If you weren’t broke after Black Friday, and you still managed to keep money after the surprise sales this weekend (ending tonight!), how loudly is your wallet groaning after seeing this list?