Top 10 Nintendo Switch Launch Games
Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, is just around the corner. Love it or hate it, everyone has to admit what it brings to the table is the kind of innovation Nintendo is known for introducing to the gaming community, this time giving gamers fully portable console quality gameplay. Nintendo’s presentation earlier this year showed off some seriously impressive titles to look forward to in 2017, and with the promise of 3rd party games returning to Nintendo, the potential for the Switch is at an all time high. The big question of course is: what will be available at launch? The opening line-up for any console has to grab the attention of the largest number of gamers possible. That means offering a variety of genres to appeal to the largest number of people. Nintendo has been trickling out their announcements for launch games on the Switch and the list so far has been a topic of discussion among gamers as to its reflection on the potential success of the console. So what kind of line-up will Switch have on March 3rd? Here are the 10 confirmed launch titles and we rank them.
10. Human Resource Machine
Human Resource Machine is part of the latest addition to the Switch’s lineup. From indie developer Tomorrow Corporation, the game sees players start out at an entry level position in a mundane office building as you work your way up the corporate ladder. This is essentially a coding/puzzle solving game, as players will be required to complete tasks in specific orders and dish out commands to the hapless worker who represents you. As levels progress, players unlock new commands to bark at their avatar and can create complex instructions for them to follow to the letter. Human Resource Machine has a good sense of humor about how mundane office life is, and it will be interesting to see if the Switch implements any new control mechanics to shake things up a bit. This will be a good title for taking on the go with the Switch’s portable option and a nice way to pass the time.
9. Just Dance 2017
The latest entry in Ubisoft’s dancing/rhythm series, Just Dance 2017 is already a title widely available across all platforms (even the Wii). Porting this over to the Switch is a smart move as the Just Dance series has been growing a fairly steady fan base with younger gamers. It’s something fun for kids to do and a great party game to let loose and mess around with your friends. Nintendo has always had a focus on multiplayer and party experiences to bring people together, so Just Dance as a launch title – while not a new game – will be a draw to get people to buy the Switch. The game comes packaged with a 3 month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited which gives gamers access to a library of over 200 additional songs, so if dancing is your thing this is definitely something to look forward to.
8. Little Inferno
How to explain this game to someone who has never heard of Little Inferno and not sound crazy? This is another indie title coming to the Switch from developer Tomorrow Corporation, Little Inferno is one of the most simple, fun, and relaxing concepts to show up in recent years: Burn it all. Players are greeted with a letter congratulating them on the purchase of their Little Inferno, a brick fireplace in which to burn things. Burning objects earns you coins, which you can then order items from a catalogue to – you guessed it – burn them. There is no time limit, no points system, you simply enjoy the fire mechanics and giggle to yourself like a childish pyromaniac as things get burned to ash in a wonderfully realistic way. Sometimes you just need a game to pass the time or relax and not stress about things, and this is that game. Nominated for four indie awards and previously available on multiple platforms, Little Inferno is a cheeky little addition to the Switch library.
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