The Nintendo Switch has a busy holiday season coming up; and while Nintendo hasn’t announced all of its secret weapons for it, we do know about a majority of the games. Not to mention that a new OLED version of its hardware is on the way, for those that need a newer screen or a brighter way to play.
No matter which version you own, however, the Switch has some exciting games that are just around the bend, including a few digital treats. Let’s take a look at six games that are sure to stand out from the pack!
Sonic Colors Ultimate
Set to speed to the platform (along with others) in early September, Sonic Colors will make a welcome return for the first time since it debuted on the Nintendo Wii over a decade ago. This version features all the high-speed platforming action we’ve come to expect, along with new features and modifications that will make it better than ever. And, yes, there will be lots of Wisps to collect, so be on the lookout. We’ll be jumping into this one with Sonic speed for sure.
WarioWare: Get It Together!
Wahhhhh! Wario has returned, and he’s drumming up all kinds of wild business with Get It Together! There are tons of new mini- games to take part in this time around, along with a variety of characters to interact with and fun control schemes to master. Not to mention there’s Wario himself, who’s still as confident and destructive as ever. This should be quite the party when business starts booming this fall.
It’s been ages since we’ve seen the Metroid series in action. But thankfully, Nintendo, alongside the devs at MercurySteam, are bringing Samus back in style with a thrilling side scrolling adventure with Dread. It follows the traditional Metroid storyline, but with plenty of new tricks for good measure, along with refreshing visuals. And it drops the same day as the OLED model of the Switch – October 8th – so you’ll have something exciting to play on its first day of release. Dig in, and bring plenty of missiles.
Mario Party Superstars
We get it. Not everyone got into Super Mario Party when it came out for the Switch a while ago. But fret not, as a more traditional take on the series will debut this fall. Mario Party Superstars brings together dozens of classic mini-games, as well as a slew of boards and characters, for players to enjoy either solo with AI players or online with Nintendo Switch Online. Bring your friends and prep those dice-rolling skills.
The last time we saw a Cruis’n game on a Nintendo platform, it rolled onto the Wii with a self-titled racer that was, well, best left untouched. But, fortunately, Raw Thrills is reviving the brand nicely with this home port, jam-packed with new cars, tracks and plenty of multiplayer competition. And it’s also got sharp gameplay, just like the arcade game that it made before it. Hook up with that T-Rex and get ready to cruise the world!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
Last but not least, Dotemu and Tribute Games are picking up where Konami left off when it comes to classic beat-em-up fun with the Ninja Turtles. Team up with friends and take on both familiar and new foes alike, and use your turtle powers to save the streets of Manhattan from the evil Shredder. There’s only one word to sum up a downloadable release like this. And that’s
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