22 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games You Probably Didn’t Know About (with Wood Hawker)

The Nintendo Switch has already been receiving a ton of games every week, but here are twenty-two upcoming titles you might not know about. Including upcoming RPGs, indies, ports and brand new games! From Valkyria Chronicles 4 to My Hero’s One Justice, Disgaea and Hello Neighbor. Prefer video? Be sure to check out Wood Hawker’s (BeatEmUps) video version below! Let’s jump in!

1. The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition

The Town of Light is inspired by real events that took place in mental health asylums in the early 1900s.  You play as Renée, a mentally unstable 16-year-old girl. Your goal is to reconstruct her past by exploring the ruins of the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum. You’ll also experience the lives of real-life patients based on actual historical records. This new enhanced version of The Town of Light for Nintendo Switch includes new music, story threads, and an updated user interface.

Release: TBA

Price: $30.00

 

2. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition includes the full Victor Vran experience along with the DLC expansions, Fractured Worlds and Motörhead: Through The Ages. In this action-RPG, you’ll create your own hunter, build your own class, and stand against the rise of a demonic plague. Craft and construct powerful items alone, with a friend in couch co-op, or take the battle online with up to 4 players. A role-playing game of this magnitude and style is a welcomed addition to the Nintendo Switch library.

Release: TBA

Price: $40.00

3. Blade Strangers

Blade Strangers is a hardcore fighting game extremely reminiscent of old-school fighters. The game’s streamlined four-button control scheme makes things easy to grasp. However, with intricate combos, counters, and specials attacks, there’s a lot more to learn in this fast-paced fighter. Toss in a gorgeous anime-inspired art style and adrenaline-filled online battles and you get one helluva Switch game to look forward to.

Release: TBA

Price: $40.00

 

4. VOEZ (physical release)

VOEZ was an early release to the Nintendo Switch eShop and I instantly fell in love with its incredible songs and addictive rhythm-based gameplay. The game blends its visuals, gameplay, and music to create something truly unique. It features over fifty songs and every one of them feels very different to play. On a lower difficulting setting, it’s quite relaxing, but die-hard rhythm gaming fans will find an extreme challenge on the harder difficulty setting. Being a touch-based rhythm game, only it’s playable in portable mode. Be sure you bring some headphones to heighten the experience.

Release Date: 7/17/2018

Price: $39.99

 

5. Steins;Gate Elite

Steins;Gate Elite for Nintendo Switch is fully remastered with animated scenes from the anime, making the game feel more immersive than ever. The game follows a group of tech-savvy students who discover how to change the past. Their experiments begin to spiral out of control and an epic story starts to unfold. This visual novel title is perfect for a day you just want to sit and relax and get lost in a Japanese anime story. And let’s not forget, the choices you make in Steins;Gate Elite actually affect your experience and how the story ends.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $60.00

 

6. My Hero One’s Justice

“Your justice is now!” is the tagline for this 3D-styled brawler, and that slogan fits right in with the wacky personality of My Hero One’s Justice. This game looks to be quite a blast with its eye-popping visuals and quirky characters. Perform insane super-moves as the popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga series comes to life right before your eyes. Be immersed into the world as your watch destructible environments decay all around you during battles. It’s easy to see a lot of passion went into making this world feel alive.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $60.00

 

7. GRIP

GRIP is a high-octane combat racer, packing insane speeds and combat-ready vehicles. In this combat-racer, you’ll scale walls, ceilings and anything else to ensure a victory. Customise your vehicle, utilize devastating weapons, and perform mind-blowing stunts to make your way to the top. You can also put your skills to the test with online or offline split-screen racing and tournaments. This definitely looks like the type of game you’re gonna lose friendships over.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $39.99

8. Redout

Redout draws inspiration from racing classics like F-Zero and WipeOut, but takes things to the next level with driving so fast it’ll make you pass out. Ok, not that fast, but still, REALLY fast. This satisfying driving title was developed on Unreal 4 Engine and it looks breathtaking. You can play with up to twelve friends and speed through more than 25 stylish tracks jamming out to a superb soundtrack.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $39.99

 

9. Valkyria Chronicles 4

The long-awaited Valkyria Chronicles 4 is finally on its way. This game takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles but focuses on a different group of characters, Squad E of the Federation. The game uses a new  “BLiTZ” Battle System” and it’s part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter. However, it’s still quite the return to form after the recent spin-off title Valkyria Revolution. New features include a new Grenadier class, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, and larger-scale maps than ever before.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $60.00

 

10. Crystal Crisis Launch Edition

Crystal Crisis Launch Edition is a wacky color-matching combat game for Nintendo Switch.  There are nineteen playable characters, including Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story, Isaac from The Binding of Isaac, Astro Boy, and more! Build up your “Burst” gauge then unleash insanely powerful attacks on your opponents. There are many ways to play including local and online multiplayer and single-player game modes including: Arcade, Survival Mode, Tag Team, and Training Mode.

Release Date: TBA

Price: $40.00

 

11. Disgaea 1 Complete

Disgaea 1 Complete’s description: “The Overlord is dead. The Netherworld is in turmoil. Time to kick some ass!”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Disgaea 1 Complete is a remaster of the classic title Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. This remaster brings the game into the HD realm for the very first time. If you’ve waited this long to jump into the Disgaea series then Disgaea 1 Complete is the perfect time to finally make the leap!

Release Date: TBA

Price: $50.00

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There you have it! There are twenty-two upcoming Switch games you may not have heard of. Do you plan on picking any of these up? Be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to head over to BeatEmUps YouTube and smash that subscribe button! Let us know if you want more collaborations like this one!

Brett Medlock
Brett Medlock is Nintendo Enthusiast's Editor-in-chief. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll