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3 Games Noticeably Missing From Nintendo’s Switch Launch Lineup

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Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo’s Switch event has been and gone and brought with it a lot of interesting news. Many of the announcements came in the form of upcoming games, but, unfortunately for Nintendo fans, there wasn’t a ton announced for launch day. Nintendo has a ton of different IPs and franchises to choose from, so some fans may be surprised by the Switch’s lackluster offerings. Especially when the console is so important to the company. This list takes a look at three titles that everyone thought would be launch titles, but are either coming at a later date or simply weren’t announced.


When Nintendo showed the preview trailer for the Switch back in October, people immediately noticed a new Mario title dropped in there. No other details were given on the game until now. Following the event, we know the game is called Super Mario Odyssey, and that it’ll have an open-world for Mario to explore. What’s more, Mario seems to have been joined on his adventures by a sentient hat.

Prior to the event, many considered its cameo in the trailer as a sign it would be a launch day title. You can’t deny that Link and Mario’s adventures would add some serious firepower to the Switch’s lineup, but alas it wasn’t meant to be. Super Mario Odyssey won’t be coming to the console until this holiday season, meaning there are going to be plenty of experiences between now and then for players to enjoy. It may be a disappointing release date for some fans, but at least we know there’s a stellar title coming to the Switch outside of its opening few months.

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