Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games Release Dates Revealed: 'Arms,' 'Splatoon 2,' And Many Others


During the Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo outed the release dates of several upcoming Switch games.

Leading the pack are big titles such as Arms and Splatoon 2, but of course, there are a slew of other noteworthy games, including Disgaea 5 Complete, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, Payday 2, and more.


Arms is scheduled for a June 16 release, and it's one of the games that Nintendo is really promoting for the Switch.

For the uninitiated, it's a fighting game that uses a mix of motion and button controls, featuring characters with various extendable arms to hit their opponents.

Aside from giving out a solid date, Nintendo also unveiled a new character named Min Min and a two-on-two mode.

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is set to make a splash on July 21, and more than the game itself, Nintendo is going to launch new versions of the Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl, and Squid amiibo on the same day to boot.

The fun doesn't end there either. Nintendo gave viewers a peek at a new co-op game mode called Salmon Run, and it'll put players in teams of four that are tasked with beating wave after wave of enemies.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers: Nightwar will become available in late summer, and it's heading to the Switch first before it lands on other platforms.

Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea 5 Complete will be ready to hit the Switch on May 23, and aside from the campaign, it's going to offer eight bonus scenarios, as well as four fan-favorite characters and three character classes.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This one's no mystery, as everybody knows that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is going to come out on April 28, but what may come as news to some is that Nintendo will be holding a tournament when it launches.

It's worth noting that the game is a Switch exclusive, and it's said to run in 1080p at 60 fps when the console is docked and in 720p at 60 fps when it's undocked.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is confirmed to roll out on May 11, but the thing is, that release date is for the digital version only. A physical variant is expected to pop up soon after, though. Fans will be glad to know that the game will be bundled with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack and that it supports up to four players locally or eight players online.

Monopoly For Nintendo Switch

Monopoly for Nintendo Switch is slated for a release this fall. Offering multiplayer gameplay of up to six players, Switch owners can take the well-known board game anywhere and play with family and friends anytime.

Namco Museum

Namco Museum is prepared to give players a blast from the past this summer, bringing classics such as Pac-Man, Galaga, Splatter House, Rolling Thunder, Sky Kid, Tank Force, Dig Dug, and The Tower of Druaga.

Payday 2

Adding a ton of action in the Switch games lineup is Payday 2, and it's coming this winter.

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris is dashing to the Switch selection, going up for grabs on April 25. If that's still way too long to wait for, gamers can already head to the eShop and download the demo.

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Nintendo didn't announce a fixed release date for Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition. The company only reassured fans that it's still coming in 2017.

Sine Mora EX

Sine Mora EX is the new version of 2012's Sine Mora that's coming this summer. It's expected to introduce not only new challenge levels but also some new modes.

Sonic Forces

Sonic Forces, or as some would refer to as Project Sonic, will land on storefronts this winter.

Sonic Mania

After some delay, Sonic Mania is going to launch this summer instead of the originally planned spring release. Of course, this is another case of better late than never. Interestingly enough, both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces paid a visit to SXSW 2017.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is launching on May 26, and as one of the most notable features, it's coming with the "Way of the Hado," which is a mode that lets players shoot hadokens in first-person view.

Are you as excited as we are to get your hands on these upcoming Switch games? If so, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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