3DS games that would really shine on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has taken great strides to bring AAA experiences on the go with Switch. With the 3DS in the rearview mirror, I can’t help but think about 3DS titles that would play and look (with some proper resolution tinkering) incredibly well on the Nintendo Switch. Here are the Nintendo 3DS games I’m hoping will be ported to Nintendo Switch in the near future.

Bravely Default & Bravely Second: End Layer

Bravely Default is arguably one of the most visually impressive games on 3DS. The game doesn’t push the hardware like Resident Evil: Revelations, but rather features a gorgeous art style that will have you in awe from start to finish. Graphics aside, Bravely Default is equipped with an action-packed adventure, with tons of areas to explore, and even more secrets to find. It is the Final Fantasy game everyone had been waiting for. There was a lack JRPG’s on Nintendo’s platforms and Bravely Default’s traditional system is exactly what it needed; this game deserves to be showcased in high definition on the big screen. Along with its stellar sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D & Majora’s Mask 3D

These two legendary Zelda titles were remade for Nintendo 3DS, and aside from a few subtle gameplay enhancements, the real big change for these updated versions are the visuals. When put side-by-side, these remastered Zelda titles look leaps and bounds better than the originals. However, if you want to play these updated classics, you have to play on the 3DS. The 3DS is a great way to play these games, but many gamers, including myself, haven’t touched their 3DS after getting a Switch. Given the appeal and worldwide appreciation for Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, to bring these two (enhanced) classics to Nintendo Switch would certainly be awesome fan service.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (+upcoming sequel)

Traditionally, every new iteration in the Persona series hits the home console first, then additional versions are ported to handhelds, much like Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on Sony’s mobile gaming devices. However, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was first birthed on the Nintendo 3DS, and oddly enough, the first time the series debuted on a Nintendo platform. Persona Q is bursting with personality. Its corky, cartoony art style is charming and truly fun to look at. The game features new character models and a fully voice-acted cast; the presentation is top-notch. Atlus has stated that this game is a part of the series ’canon’, and a fresh new chapter in the growing Persona franchise. Bringing this handheld title to the Nintendo Switch would allow more gamers who aren’t keen on handheld-only gaming to get their hands on this exceptional game. It would also be wonderful if the upcoming sequel could find its way to Switch (please Atlus).

Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns actually released on 3DS after the Switch was already available on the market. Which only made the fact that it’s not on Switch sting even worse. I’ll be honest, it isn’t the prettiest game, but with proper texture upgrades and a resolution boost, I think it would meet the standards of a console game as long as it was priced correctly. Myself, and surely a handful of other gamers, skipped this title because it was around the time the Switch was taking up every second of game time. Nowadays, it’s hard to go back to 3DS after being spoiled with the Switch, so I hope one day this classic-styled Metroid title makes its way to Switch.

Do you want to play these 3DS games on Nintendo Switch? What 3DS games do you want to see on the Switch eShop? Leave all of your thoughts in the comments section below!

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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