The beginning of the year is the best time to start anew, and we know just the thing to boost your life to the next level… a Nintendo Switch! No, this is not a sponsored post by Nintendo, although their newest console is simply hard to hate.
What with more and more games being added to the system weekly, the ability to play on-the-go, plus the new enhanced edition makes it the best time to buy a Switch. But if you’re still on the fence, or even if you already own one, here’s a list that will convince you how great it is.
These are the best titles coming out for the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite this 2020 (in alphabetical order):
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (20th March)
First on the list, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be launching this 20th March into fans’ eager hands. Their last main series game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, came out eight years ago for the Nintendo 3DS; no wonder fans are excited for this release!
In the new game, we’re being treated to a tropical island getaway, plenty of familiar faces, and a few new features. For the first time, the game will feature the ability to change your character’s skin colour, as well as custom weather according to your real-world location.
Bake ‘n Switch (Summer 2020)
2020 is the year to support Malaysian game studios, especially with titles like No Straight Roads and Bake ‘n Switch hitting major consoles. We’re highlighting the latter in this article because this adorable co-op and PvP game is coming to the Switch!
Developed by indie studio Streamline Games, its gameplay is all about punching, combining, and baking sentient dough creatures, while trying to fight off monsters in the process. If you enjoy the Overcooked franchise, then you’ll definitely want to give this a try.
Eastward (Early 2020)
Over the years, the indie gaming scene has given plenty of up-and-coming developers a chance to shine. Shanghai indie studio Pixpil’s Eastward looks to be the next one.
In this top down action-adventure game, you play as a hardworking digger who discovers a mysterious girl in an underground facility. What happens next, only the game will tell. (Bonus: The game is being published by Chucklefish, the same publisher behind Stardew Valley!)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (25th February)
If you’ve been wanting to collect the whole Mega Man franchise on the Switch, then this is your chance. The legacy collection will carry all of Mega Man Zero, 1 through 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent!
Besides being a blast to the past, this particular version of the game boasts some new features including Casual Scenario Mode and Save-Assist features for casual players, and Z Chaser Mode’s leaderboard for competitive players.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (6th March)
Pokémon’s next game comes at quite a surprise. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the 2006 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red & Blue Rescue Team games, original released for the Game Boy Advanced and Nintendo DS in Japan.
In this dungeon crawling game, instead of becoming a Pokémon trainer, you become a Pokémon! Recruit other Pokémon into your rescue team, conquer dungeons, build safe camps, and of course, discover your true purpose. (If this isn’t an isekai, I don’t know what is.)
Rune Factory 5 (2020)
Another one for the nostalgia: Rune Factory 5 will be released sometime this year! This marks eight years since Rune Factory 4 was released on the Nintendo 3DS, and fans have been eagerly waiting for more farming and dungeon adventures with the franchise.
Although little is known about the fifth installment – not even the official Nintendo website has any information – fans are expecting the game to be similar to previous editions.
Trials of Mana (Early 2020)
For fans of Japanese role-playing games, this one is a must! Trials of Mana is based on the beloved third part to the decades old Mana franchise, transformed into 3D graphics (akin to Dragon Quest XI) for the very first time.
Not only that, expect to spend many hours on this game with its three main plotlines and six main characters with different storylines. Depending on which character and companions you choose, the storylines will change drastically!
“Award-winning playable graphic novel” is not a combination of words we were ever expecting to say, but when the art in Liberated is unlike any video game you’ve ever seen.
We always appreciate a self-aware dating simulator, and Boyfriend Dungeon looks like it’ll give you a big laugh. Think of it as the Western, parody version of Touken Ranbu.
The game’s tagline is “a cozy management game about dying”, so if you’re like me, you’ll love this one. You play as a ferry master to the dead, and along the way, learn how to say goodbye.
So what’s on your to-buy list this year? Are you excited for more game announcements for the Switch? Leave us a comment below and maybe we’ll even give your favourite title a review!