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Nintendo Switch launch lineup includes Zelda, 1-2-Switch (update)

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What’s coming on Switch launch day and beyond

When the Nintendo Switch launches March 3, it will have at least ten titles available for it, either sold in stores, online or both, led by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The latest edition in Nintendo's celebrated action-adventure series will arrive the same day as the console. Additionally, Breath of the Wild will launch for Wii U on the same day for $59.99.

Other launch highlights include 1-2-Switch, meant to highlight the motion aspects of the Joy Con controllers. In the coming weeks and months, early adopters will get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with Switch-specific features including all the DLC from previous games, as well as new characters, and Snipperclips.

By comparison, Nintendo announced the Wii U with 51 titles within its launch window, which spanned Nov. 18, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

Here is everything that was announced at tonight's Nintendo Switch event, though it's possible Nintendo could announce more launch games in the coming weeks.

Launch day

  • 1-2-Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Super Bomberman R
  • I Am Setsuna
  • World of Goo
  • Little Inferno
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Snipperclips - Cut it out, together!
  • Fast RMX
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Launch window

  • Blaster Master Zero (March 9)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (March 2017)
  • Pocket Rumble (March 2017)
  • Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
  • Snake Pass (March 28)
  • Graceful Explosion Machine (April 2017)
  • Mr. Shifty (April 2017)
  • Shakedown Hawaii (April 2017)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (April 25)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
  • Arms (spring 2017)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (spring 2017)
  • Lego City Undercover (spring 2017)
  • Rime (spring 2017)
  • Thumper (spring 2017)
  • TumbleSeed (spring 2017)
  • Sonic Mania (spring 2017)
  • Dandara (summer 2017)
  • Splatoon 2 (summer 2017)
  • Stardew Valley (summer 2017)
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (summer 2017)
  • NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (fall 2017)
  • Runner3 (fall 2017)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (holiday 2017)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (2017)
  • The Escapists 2 (2017)
  • FIFA 18 (2017)
  • Farming Simulator (2017)
  • Gonner (2017)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (2017)
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns (2017)
  • Minecraft (2017)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (2017)
  • Project Sonic (2017)
  • Overcooked: Special Edition (2017)
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (2017)
  • Steep (2017)
  • Syberia 3 (2017)
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers (2017)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017)
  • Yooka-Laylee (2017)
  • Wargroove (2017)
  • Flipping Death (2017)
  • TowerFall Ascension (2017)
  • Celeste (2017)
  • Perception (2017)
  • Rogue Trooper Redux (2017)
  • Pankapu (2017)
  • Treasurenauts (2017)
  • Mutant Mudds (2017)
  • Hollow Knight (2017)
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (2017)
  • NBA Playgrounds (2017)
  • Enter the Gungeon (2017)
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (2017)
  • Cave Story (2017)
  • 1001 Spikes (2017)
  • Zombie Vikings (2017)
  • NeuroVoider (2017)
  • Redout (2017)
  • Space Dave (2017)
  • Terraria (2017)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2017)
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected (2017)
  • The Next Penelope (2017)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (2017)
  • State of Mind (2017)
  • Portal Knights (2017)
  • Ittle Dew 2 (2017)
  • Hover: Revolt of Gamers (2017)
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (2017)
  • Su and the Quest for Meaning (2017)
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound (2017)
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure (2017)
  • Splasher (2017)
  • Rive (2017)
  • Duck Game (2017)

Update: This post has been updated to add newly confirmed Switch launch lineup titles as they’re announced by developers and publishers.

Update 2 (Feb. 28): We’ve updated this article with a flood of “Nindies” — Nintendo indies — coming to the Switch in 2017.


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