The Nintendo Switch finally hit the gaming scene in March 2017 to show that merging mobile with the typical living room console was indeed possible. Costing $300 at launch, the Switch packs a hand-held, tablet-like component, a pair of Joy-Con motion-sensing controllers, a Joy-Con grip for attaching said controllers, wrist straps, and the Nintendo Switch dock. This latter component is what is used to hold the main hand-held console while its connected to an HDTV.
On the games front, prices vary between $5 and $60. To date, we don’t have a slew of first-party titles from Nintendo for the Switch save for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Additional titles like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey are a few months out. That said, the Switch’s current library is mostly filled by third-party mainstream and indie publishers.
Available right now
For starters, here is everything you can purchase and play on the Nintendo Switch right now from third-party retailers and Nintendo’s eShop digital storefront. It’s a huge lineup, one that’s just three months old and already includes more than 50 physical and digital games.
At the end of this section, we list all 20 classic NeoGeo games ported by SNK to the Switch console. Each game costs $8 on Nintendo’s eShop spanning from the King of Fighters and Metal Slug franchises to stand-alone titles like Fatal Fury, Last Resort, Mark of the Wolves, Blazing Star, Samurai Showdown IV, and loads more.
Action and adventure games
|Blaster Master Zero||$10||Amazon|
|Graceful Explosion Machine||$13||eShop|
|LEGO City Undercover||$60||Amazon|
|Mighty Gunvolt Burst||$10||eShop|
|Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition||$30||eShop|
|Shantea: Half-Genie Hero||$20||eShop|
|Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment||$10||Amazon|
|Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove||$25||Amazon|
|Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!||$20||Amazon|
|The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+||$40||Amazon|
|Ultra Street Fighter II:
The Final Challengers
|Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap||$20||eShop|
|Disgaea 5 Complete||$60||Amazon|
|I Am Setsuna||$40||Amazon|
|The Legend of Zelda:
Breath of the Wild
Puzzle and strategy games
|Human Resource Machine||$10||Amazon|
|Puyo Puyo Tetris||$40||Amazon|
|World of Goo||$10||Amazon|
|Astro Duel Deluxe||$15||eShop|
|Super Bomberman R||$50||Amazon|
|The Jackbox Party
Music and fitness games
Sports and racing games
|Cars 3: Driven To Win||$60||Amazon|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||$60||Amazon|
|Vroom in the Night Sky||$10||eStore|
As previously stated, here are all the NeoGeo games sold by SNK on the Nintendo eShop for Switch ($8 each):
Finally, the following pages will provide short preview of what’s to come in the June/August time frame, the September/Holidays time frame, and what’s planned for 2018 and beyond. That includes a just-revealed Metroid Prime 4 and a full-blown Pokémon role-playing game sometime in the console’s future (aka they’re in development now).