All the E3 2018 press conferences are over, and we’ve seen hundreds of games be revealed. With the popularity of the Nintendo Switch at the height it is, it should be no surprise that many of those games are coming to the hybrid console, and many of them were shown off by publishers that aren’t Nintendo themselves. Here are all the Nintendo Switch games that were shown off at E3 2018.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Most of Nintendo’s E3 2018 direct was spent on the new features of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Every character in Smash Bros. history is returning, hence the ‘Ultimate’ name, and Ridley will make his debut alongside Daisy. The game will come to Switch this December.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee
We were initially introduced to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee a few weeks ago, but they made another appearance at Nintendo’s E3 2018 direct. We didn’t get much information, aside from the fact that everyone will get Mew with their purchase of the game, but we saw clips from the original trailer again. The games are remakes of sorts of Pokemon Yellow, with integration of Pokemon GO.
Super Mario Party
A new Super Mario Party game will be coming to Switch later this year. Once again, join Mario and his eclectic group of friends as they take part in a variety of wacky mini-games. It’ll be a great game to play with a few friends of your own.
FIFA will be coming back to Nintendo Switch again this year. Many of the new Champions League features were shown off during EA’s conference, but the Switch version will still not be produced in Frostbite, nor will it include the third part of The Journey.
Just Dance 2019
Ubisoft opened their conference with their traditional dance party to reveal Just Dance 2019. The game, which is still extremely popular around the world, will come to Switch, as well as the Wii U, to capture the Nintendo audiences who love to dance.
Trails is returning, and Rising will be the first game in the series to be on a Nintendo console. The game will be the biggest yet, featuring tracks set in iconic locations around the world, and the inevitable crashes will be more spectacular than ever before.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a surprise hit when it launched last year. The unexpected crossover worked really well to create a charming strategy game with personality and great gameplay. Now, Donkey Kong is making an appearance in a new DLC pack that will launch later this year.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
We were treated to another look at Starlink: Battle for Atlas during Ubisoft’s press conference, showing off the game in action and how the toys interact with your platform’s controller. However, the most exciting piece of news is that Star Fox will be making an appearance in the game, and he will be exclusive to the Switch version.
Elder Scrolls Legends
Elder Scrolls Legends, the card-based RPG, was a hit on mobile devices when it launched last year. Now, Bethesda has revealed that it’s coming to Switch alongside another of their popular handheld games. The bonus is that any progress you’ve made in another version will carry over on Switch when it launches before 2019.
The popular mobile game spin-off, Fallout Shelter, has finally made its way to Nintendo Switch, and it is still free. You take on the role of an Overseer who has to run their own Vault, guiding and looking after the citizens, and making sure everything is running smoothly. It’s a deep experience that requires a lot of attention, and you can now play it on the hybrid console.
Daemon X Machina
Daemon X Machina is one of just a few brand new titles revealed during Nintendo’s E3 direct. It is a wild looking mech game from Marvelous Entertainment, and it will launch on Switch sometime in 2019. We don’t know much about it, but the art-style is cell-shaded, and it’s ridiculously fast-paced.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna the Golden Country
The long expected Xenoblade Chronicles 2 story expansion was finally revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2018 direct. It focuses on the game’s antagonist, Jin, and the titular place where he grew up. What is listed as the final expansion for the game will come to the Switch on Sept. 14.
Fire Emblem Three Houses
We’ve known since the launch of the console that a fully fledged Fire Emblem game would be coming to the Switch. Many hoped that we’d see it this Fall but, while we’ll have to wait until early 2019, we now know that it’s called Three Houses and will return to the top-down strategic gameplay that everyone who knows the series loves.
Fortnite Battle Royale
The title that’s taking over the gaming world, Fortnite Battle Royale, can now be played on Nintendo Switch. It was only revealed at the Nintendo direct, but it can now be played at home or on the go. It’s also proving very popular, with over two million people having already downloaded it on the system. Keep in mind that there’s no Save the World mode available yet.
Get ready to shout at your friends again. The lighthearted, multiplayer cooking game, which can bring chaos to any group of players, is getting a sequel that features more kitchens and more complex recipes. With Overcooked 2 releasing in August, we also don’t have long to wait ’til we can play it.
Killer Queen Black
The arcade hit, Killer Queen, is being ported to the Nintendo Switch as Killer Queen Black. It will be an eight player experience, rather than ten, but it’ll remain the same game otherwise. It’s a terrific, multiplatform arena shooter and will be great for large groups when it releases sometime this winter.
We already knew that Hollow Knight was coming to Switch. The question was when. To many players’ surprise, the answer was: today – as in after Nintendo’s E3 direct finished. It’s a dark, metroidvania platform game, and all the DLC that’s available elsewhere is included.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Last year’s hugely popular Dragon Ball Fighterz has finally been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch after a lot of rumors. You can still play as your favorite characters from the series, but this time, you can take them on the go.