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Nintendo Switch: All the games you'll get at launch (and beyond)

You'll get to play a brand-new sandbox Mario title on the new convertible console toward the end of 2017.

Michelle Starr
Patrick Holland
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Hold onto your seats: After a long delay, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally dropping -- on Nintendo Switch launch day, March 3.

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Using one Joy-Con controller each, players engage in gunfight duels with each other anywhere without needing to look at the screen. 1-2-Switch will be available on March 3.

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Just Dance 2017

If you pick up a Nintendo Switch and are just too excited to hide it, Just Dance 2017 will give you the chance to boogie it out. Just Dance for the Switch will be available at launch.

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Snipperclips is an all-ages action puzzle game. It features paper friends Snip and Clip whom you cut into different shapes to overcome obstacles. For example, cut Snip into the shape of a pin to pop balloons. Snipperclips can be played with up to four players and is available on March 3.

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Super Bomberman R

The classic Bomberman formula will be reborn on the Switch on March 3 as Super Bomberman R.

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Fast RMX

Fast RMX puts you in the seat of a futuristic anti-gravity vehicle as you race through sci-fi landscapes and challenges. You can play locally between three people or online with seven other people. The game is available on March 3.

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I am Setsuna

I Am Setsuna is a Japanese role-playing game where you play as Setsuna as she tries to save the people of her land. This games has a throwback style of storytelling and play. It's available March 3.

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

In Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment you play as a Specter Knight who serves at the command of the Enchantress. You're sent on a quest to recruit knights using nothing more than your scythe and preternatural agility. This prequel to Shovel Knight is available March 3.

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Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators is all about battling the evil doings of Kaos and his minions (not the yellow ones). You battle Kaos by using your imagination to create an army of Skylanders. The game will be available March 3.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features all of the original games' content and DLC, along with an expanded character roster, a revamped Battle Mode and a Smart Steering function. The release date is currently April 28.

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A surprise announcement during the Switch presentation, Arms looks like a dynamic mix of Punch-Out!! and Wii Sports' boxing. Arms is set for release in spring 2017.

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

There was plenty of action at Nintendo's press conference, but there weren't many brawlers. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will bring some one-on-one fighting to the Switch. New to the game are Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, who will be able to fight on your Switch starting May 26.

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Splatoon 2

2015's paint-based third-person shooter Splatoon was originally launched on Wii U. In the sequel, Splatoon 2, launching on Nintendo Switch, you can use the Joy-Con's gyro controls to aim your ink, engaging in multiplayer brawls online or bringing Switch consoles together for local multiplayer. It's going to be launched sometime in the northern hemisphere's summer.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Portable Skyrim? Yes please. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be occupying your Switch sometime this fall.

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Super Mario Odyssey

For the first time since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is going on a large, open-world adventure in Super Mario Odyssey. Our favorite plumber has a strange hat with eyes and special abilities that are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch (what they are will be revealed). Super Mario Odyssey will be released in the holiday season of 2017.

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Sonic Project 2017

Little is known about Sega's next Sonic game called Sonic Project 2017, other than it being scheduled for release in 2017, and that it will be hitting the Xbox One and PS4 as well as the Switch.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set in an enormous, lush world. Its release date is yet to be announced.

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Fire Emblem Warriors

Not much is known about Fire Emblem Warriors, though chances are the game follows in the footsteps of Hyrule Warriors, combining the gameplay of Koei Techmo's Dynasty Warriors series with an established Nintendo IP. The release date is unknown.

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Minecraft and Minecraft: The Story Mode

Another console, another Minecraft. The Switch will get both its own version of the wildly popular game and a version of Minecraft: The Story Mode. Neither game has a release date at this time.

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Shin Megami Tensei

The Shin Megami Tensei title for Nintendo Switch is still in development and doesn't have a release date at this time.

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Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition

Rayman Legends was a hit when it was first released in 2013, and now Ubisoft is bringing an updated version, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, to Nintendo's new console. No release window has been given for this old-school platformer.

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Project Octopath Traveller

A new JRPG from Square Enix currently in development, Project Octopath Traveler looks to hearken back to the original Final Fantasy games that gave the developer its fame.

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Dragon Quest X

The most recent Dragon Quest MMORPG from Square Enix was launched in 2012. So far, it's only be confirmed for Japanese release on the Nintendo Switch.

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Dragon Quest XI

Role-playing game Dragon Quest XI will be launched this year for Nintendot 3DS and PlayStation 4. The Nintendo Switch release has only been confirmed for Japan.

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Unnamed No More Heroes title

Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda51 announced a new, as yet untitled game starring No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown. A release date is yet to be confirmed.

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Patrick Soderlund of EA announced that the upcoming Nintendo Switch FIFA title would be "the most immersive, social and authentic sports game ever created for Nintendo players." A release date is yet to be announced.

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Steep was released just a few months ago, in November, for the PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo diehards won't have to miss out on the action though, as the game will also hit the Switch. When? Ubisoft hasn't said yet.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo. Tetris. The two classics are joining forces on the Switch, with a release date TBD.

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