Skyrim, NBA 2K17, New Super Mario Coming To Nintendo Switch
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2016)

Bethesda, Ubisoft, Take-Two and others teased their support for Nintendo’s new hybrid device, but the newest announcement trailer and a list of publishing partners has revealed that some of the biggest names in gaming right now will be making headway on Nintendo’s Switch.

During the announcement trailer we learned that a new Super Mario game is on the way in a similar vein to Super Mario 64, only this time it has better graphics. We see that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to the Nintendo Switch, along with NBA 2K17.

Nintendo Switch

We also find out that there’s a new Mario Kart on the way, or at least a remaster of the one from the Wii U.

The game is basically the same as Mario Kart 8, featuring similar graphics and the ability to glide and utilize items and all that jazz, but the main hook is that the portable versoin of Mario Kart 8 actually allows you to play split-screen by allowing someone else to use the second detachable controller as player two. It’s some innovative stuff, even for the likes of Nintendo, who are known for pushing disruptive technologies.

Nintendo Switch

We also were teased with a Nintendo Switch version of Splatoon, the Wii U exclusive that came out back in 2015. It wouldn’t be surprising if we also saw a Super Mario Maker also make its way onto the device.

The more surprising news, however, was that Nintendo has a full line-up of publishers prepped and ready to release their content on the Switch when the time comes.

Gamespot spotted an image floating around on Twitter by Nintendo that shows all of their officially licensed publishing partners for the Switch. You can check it out below.

From THQ to Codemasters to 505 Games to Arc System Works to Activision… it looks like all of the people who used to support Nintendo during the Wii era (and even some who didn’t) are coming back and attaching their name to Nintendo’s newest home console.

Gamespot speculates that with Capcom on the list we could also be seeing Resident Evil 7 on the Nintendo Switch as well. It’s also nice to see Square Enix on their because that also makes it likely that Final Fantasy XV could make the leap, along with the Dark Souls series given that From Software is on there too. There’s a lot of cool things and possibilities that could come out of these partnerships and the Nintendo Switch technology, a lot of it will depend simply on what the system will be priced at and how many games will be made available for it consistently during the first quarter of release.


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  • Leonardo Pimentel

    From Software? finally Dark souls in nintendo.

  • Bitterbear

    The first three months? Yes. After that? Just Nintendo and maybe Sega.

    • Ebalosus

      Pretty much. Remember all the love an support for the Wii U from all the major publishers…that up-and-vanished when the system started selling like cyanide-laced pancakes, with their excuses being “Oh we still support it, we’re just waiting for better hardware sales!”

  • *yawn* Wake me up when someone hears something about a new F-Zero game.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Bob wants games to mature, isn’t even close to being an expert in his field.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94b62a5cc7cc1211cb408970262dc6230ea328485944638975eeab8b6d066d3f.jpg

    • Ugh, he doesn’t even know that you need a mod to play Dark Souls in first-person? And these are the people trying to be culture critics? FFS.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I wonder if Red Dead Redemption 2, which I kind of doubt will be out next year, will be on this thing.

    I mean it’s not really that impressive to have Skyrim playing on this since Skyrim has been out for years at this point, so I wonder if Nintendo will be trying to get new stuff on the Switch besides new Nintendo stuff.