The best upcoming Nintendo Switch games: 2023, 2024, and beyond

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles Nintendo has ever produced, with a wide variety of games to choose from and plenty of unique features. We’ve already gotten to play new entries across the ZeldaSuper Mario, and Pokémon series on Nintendo Switch, but there are still plenty of great games on the way for the hybrid console. These include exclusive games developed internally by Nintendo, as well as third-party titles and ports of games that are also available on other platforms.


There are lots of games to look forward to on the platform. These are the best upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2023 and beyond. Of course, some titles without release windows could skip the Switch entirely and wind up on Nintendo’s next-gen console.

Confirmed 2023 releases

The games listed below either have 100% confirmed release dates or solid release windows that we expect them to hit this year. Anything that’s up in the air due to more vague launch predictions or previous delays will be listed under the following header.

Sonic Origins Plus – June 6, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
GenrePlatform, Adventure
ReleaseJune 23, 2023

Get ready Sonic fans — you’ll soon be able to play all of your favorite hedgehog classics in one place on Switch. The Sonic Origins Plus collection will feature 16 legendary Sonic titles including 12 game gear games, new playable characters, modes, challenges, behind-the-scenes content, and more

Pikmin 4 – July 21,2023

platforms Nintendo Switch
GenreReal Time Strategy (RTS), Strategy, Adventure
ReleaseJuly 21, 2023

Captain Olimar is finally back in the fourth installment of Nintendo’s adorable survival series. Pikmin 4, like every other game in the series, is expected to masterfully mix real-time strategy and puzzle elements into a lovely little space adventure. We still don’t know a lot about the plot of Pikmin 4, but it has been confirmed in trailers that there will be a new ice-type Pikmin and a cute dog-like companion to help the captain this time around.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals – July 12, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
GenreAdventure, Indie
DeveloperNight School Studio
ReleaseJuly 12, 2023

Night School Studios and Netflix’s horror-adventure game Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals have been in the works for quite a while. We learned that Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, which takes place five years after the events of the original and follows a woman named Camena investigating mysterious radio signals, will come out on July 12. 

Hogwarts Legacy – July 25, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
GenreRole-playing (RPG), Adventure
DeveloperAvalanche Software
PublisherPortkey Games
released February 10, 2023

While Hogwarts Legacy launched in February 2023 on most platforms, Switch players will have to wait until July to carve out their own story at Hogwarts. This Harry Potter RPG takes place in the 1800s, where you hold the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Go to class, ride a broomstick, and learn all about Unforgivable Curses in this new magical adventure

Disney Illusion Island – July 18, 2023

platforms Nintendo Switch
GenrePlatform, Adventure
DeveloperDlala Studios
ReleaseJuly 28, 2023

Join Mickey and the gang as they explore the mysterious island of Monoth and recover three mystical books to save the world in this upcoming co-op platformer. This may not be a super-innovative title, but it looks delightful from what we’ve seen so far.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk – August 18, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch
GenrePlatform, Sport, Adventure, Indie
DeveloperTeam Reptile
PublisherTeam Reptile
ReleaseAugust 13, 2023

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is the spiritual successor of Jet Set Radio. Players will be able to start a cipher, dance, paint, do tricks, and face off with the cops in this funky indie action-adventure platformer.

Sea of Stars – August 29, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
GenreRole-playing (RPG), Turn-based strategy (TBS), Adventure, Indie
ReleaseAugust 29, 2023

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG that aims to blend just the right amount of traditional and modern gameplay. A prequel story set in the same universe as The MessengerSea of Stars is the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

Blasphemous II – Summer 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch
GenrePlatform, Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat ’em up, Adventure
DeveloperThe Game Kitchen
ReleaseAugust 31, 2023

The Game Kitchen’s Blasphemous made a name for itself as one of the most brutal Metroidvania games of the last decade, both in visual style and gameplay. The team is at work on a sequel where players explore a place cursed by something ironically called The Miracle. When it comes to gameplay, players can expect three new weapons. They will also encounter weapon memories that expand their moveset. Blasphemous 2 will be released this summer.

Fae Farm – September 9, 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch
GenreRole-playing (RPG), Simulator, Adventure
DeveloperPhoenix Labs
PublisherPhoenix Labs
ReleaseSeptember 08, 2023

In Fae Farm, you’ll experience the classic farming simulation gameplay loop where tending to your homestead and venturing into dungeons requires careful management of health, energy, and mana. You can concoct potions and craft useful items like lunchboxes to boost your vitality in these essential areas. With a rich implementation of this time-honored formula, Fae Farm promises an immersive experience that will captivate players.

Quilts and Cats of Calico – Fall 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Nintendo Switch
GenrePuzzle, Strategy, Tactical, Indie, Card & Board Game
DeveloperMonster Couch
PublisherMonster Couch
ReleaseSeptember 30, 2023

Based on the popular board game CalicoQuilts and Cats of Calico is an adorable multiplayer game that will have players sewing quilts with their friends and cute cats. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but it’s expected to launch this fall.

Sonic Superstars – Q4 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
ReleaseDecember 31, 2023

Sonic Superstars is the latest installment in the iconic 2D Sonic series, standing out with its captivating features. With co-op gameplay, Emerald Powers, and brand-new levels, it offers a fresh twist on the classic Sonic formula. The game’s trailer showcases a modern art style while maintaining the beloved gameplay from the Sega Genesis days, including bonus stages.

What sets Sonic Superstars apart is its cooperative play, which allows players to control Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as they work together to conquer stages. The teaser at the end of the trailer hints at the possibility of additional playable characters, as Fang makes an appearance. Combining nostalgia with innovative gameplay, Sonic Superstars promises an exhilarating experience that will delight longtime fans and newcomers alike as they embark on a new adventure with Sonic and his friends.

Rift of the Necrodancer – 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch
GenreMusic, Role-playing (RPG), Indie
DeveloperBrace Yourself Games
PublisherBrace Yourself Games
ReleaseJune 30, 2023

Brace Yourself Games is one of the premier rhythm game developers thanks to titles like Crypt of the Necrodancer and Cadence of Hyrule, and it announced a new game during Nintendo’s April Indie World showcase. Titled Rift of the Necrodancer, this is a lane-based game where players rhythmically attack the monsters that come down each lane. The game also features minigames that more closely resemble the Rhythm Heaven series. Rift of the Necrodancer will be released later this year.

Moving Out 2

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
GenreSimulator, Indie
DeveloperSMG Studio, DEVM Games
ReleaseDecember 31, 2023

The hit co-op game Moving Out should be getting a sequel this year. We don’t know much about it yet, but we know it’ll be a blast. There are also rumors that the sequel should support online multiplayer cross-platform support.

The Plucky Squire – 2023

PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Platform, Adventure
All Possible Futures
Devolver Digital
December 31, 2023

Embark on a magical journey with The Plucky Squire, an enchanting Zelda-like adventure that unfolds beyond the confines of a storybook. Join Jot, a brave squire, and his friends as they discover a three-dimensional world outside the pages of their book, only to encounter the sinister Humgrump, who seeks to rewrite their destiny.

Jot must overcome unprecedented challenges to rescue his friends from the clutches of Humgrump’s dark forces and restore the book’s once-happy ending. Prepare for an immersive adventure where courage and friendship prevail against all odds.

Possible 2023 releases

These games are confirmed to be coming to Switch at some point soon. We aren’t entirely sure when, or if, they’ll drop this year, but we have hope.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – Q4 2023

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
DeveloperDaedalic Entertainment
PublisherNacon, Daedalic Entertainment
ReleaseMay 25, 2023

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will tell the tale of Middle-earth’s favorite trickster (and most cursed hobbit) as he evades capture and deals with his split personalities during his hunt for the One Ring. After several years in limbo, the new LOTR title is set to launch on most consoles in May — unfortunately, Switch users will have to wait a while longer.

Hollow Knight: Silksong — Q2 2023

PlatformsLinux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Nintendo Switch
GenrePlatform, Adventure, Indie
DeveloperTeam Cherry
PublisherTeam Cherry

One of 2017’s absolute best games is getting a sequel in Hollow Knight: Silksong, and it’s headed to Nintendo Switch sometime in the future. It will take the stunning visuals, Metroidvania gameplay, and atmosphere of the original Hollow Knight and put you in the shoes (do these creatures wear shoes?) of Hornet, a princess who is tasked with protecting Hallownest. Silksong was announced last year, and we haven’t gotten much of an update on its development, but hopefully, we won’t have to wait much longer. If it’s half as good as the original, we’re all in for a treat.


As we get deeper into 2023, we’re going to start getting confirmed release dates and rumors for next year. Here’s everything that’s on our radar for 2024.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – January 18, 2024

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier
PublisherUbisoft Entertainment
ReleaseJanuary 18, 2024

Prepare to embark on an epic adventure in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a thrilling return to the series’ 2D roots in a captivating Metroidvania-style action-platformer. Experience the fast-paced, real-time combat the franchise is renowned for as you step into the shoes of a sword-wielding protagonist and delve into Ubisoft’s rich Persian setting.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown introduces an exceptional combat system that surpasses expectations, offering a level of depth that will leave players pleasantly surprised. As you navigate the intricate world, be prepared to discover hidden passages and secret areas that can only be accessed by unlocking specific power-ups.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy – Q1 2024

PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
GenreSimulator, Adventure, Visual Novel
ReleaseMarch 31, 2024

The Ace Attorney series is returning, starting with the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy collection that brings Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice to modern platforms. 

Games with no release window

All we know about the games listed below is that they’re in development. Most of them are probably a few years away from launch.

Project Bloom – 2026


DeveloperGame Freak

PublisherPrivate Division

The only thing we know about the mysterious Project Bloom is that it’s being developed by Pokémon creator Game Freak and appears to be set in ancient Japan. This project isn’t set to launch until early 2026, so it’ll be a while before we really know what it’ll look like.

Metroid Prime 4 – TBA

PlatformsNintendo Switch
DeveloperRetro Studios, Nintendo

Since we’re on the topic of games we know nothing about, word of Metroid Prime 4 got out several years ago at an E3 Nintendo Direct presentation, but we haven’t heard anything from Nintendo since.

Supposedly, the game was still in the developing process at Bandai Namco. Still, the game was not advancing as quickly as Nintendo expected, and it was thus scrapped and restarted with Metroid Prime trilogy creator Retro Studios taking the wheel. We don’t know if the game will launch in the next few years, but we do know one thing: Metroid fans are great at waiting. Otherwise, they may get stuck with another game like Other M, and no one wants that.


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