Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jan 132017

Last night, I watched the Nintendo Switch presentation in eager anticipation. (I then covered a ton of news over at Nintendo Chit Chat, so those articles will appear throughout today and the week ahead.)

I liked what I saw, and there were many awesome games announced, especially for a JRPG fan like me.

And Super Mario Odyssey? It sounds like everything I want from the main Mario series.

Directly compared to the styles of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, full 3D worlds to explore, an airship to travel between worlds… yes, this is the Mario game I waited for throughout the Wii U’s life cycle. If it was a launch title, I’d buy the Nintendo Switch at launch.

But Super Mario Odyssey isn’t a launch title. It’s planned for holiday 2017. And coming out of the Nintendo Switch presentation, that was my greatest concern for the console. Where are its launch titles?

Nintendo Switch Launch Day Titles

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 1-2-Switch
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Just Dance 2017

Nintendo Switch Launch Window Titles

  • Has Been Heroes (March)
  • I Am Setsuna (March)
  • Super Bomberman R (March)
  • Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28)
  • ARMS (Spring 2017)
  • Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
  • Lego City Undercover (Spring 2017)

After that, we have Splatoon 2 in the summer, NBA2K17 in September, Skyrim in the fall, Super Mario Odyssey during the holiday season, and a bunch of other titles confirmed for 2017 and beyond.

Sure, some of those other games sound fantastic! Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Disgaea 5 Complete, Fast RMX, Fire Emblem Warriors, Rime, Shin Megami Tensei, Project Octopath Traveler, No More Heroes, Tales… these are all coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Just not right away.

That’s fine… but the launch lineup concerns me. Maybe additional launch titles will be announced, but until then, I’m not ready to get a Nintendo Switch just yet.

What do you think about the Nintendo Switch’s initial library?

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