Every Game and Developer Confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

By Julian Benson on at

Finally, Nintendo has revealed its new console, the Switch. As rumoured, it's a hybrid machine that can be docked and connected to a big screen or used as a portable device. In the reveal video, Nintendo took the opportunity to reveal a few of the games that can run on its new console and, in a separate email, the company has told us every developer it has currently signed up to release games for the machine.

All of you who have been calling for Nintendo to drum up third-party support for its console, you're in for a treat.

The below list isn't just game developers but publishers and middleware companies, too. Still, with names like FromSoftware (the studio behind Bloodborne and Dark Souls), Bethesda (Skyrim, anyone?), and Platinum Games (Bayonetta. Yes, please), it's hard not to get excited.

Here's the full list:

•           505 Games

•           Activision Publishing, Inc.

•           ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.

•           ATLUS CO.,LTD.

•           Audiokinetic Inc.

•           Autodesk, Inc

•           BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

•           Bethesda

•           CAPCOM CO., LTD.

•           Codemasters®

•           CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.

•           DeNA Co., Ltd.

•           Electronic Arts

•           Epic Games Inc.

•           Firelight Technologies

•           FromSoftware, Inc.

•           Frozenbyte

•           GameTrust

•          GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

•           Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc

•           HAMSTER Corporation

•           Havok

•           Image & Form

•           INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

•           KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

•           Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

•           LEVEL-5 Inc.

•           Marvelous Inc.

•           Maximum Games, LLC

•           Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

•           Parity Bit Inc.

•           PlatinumGames Inc.

•           RAD Game Tools, Inc.

•           RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.

•           SEGA Games Co., Ltd.

•           Silicon Studio Corporation

•           Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

•           SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

•           Starbreeze Studios

•           Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

•           Telltale Games

•           THQ Nordic

•           Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.

•           TT Games

•           UBISOFT

•           Ubitus Inc.

•           Unity Technologies, Inc.

•           Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

•           Web Technology Corp.

In the reveal video itself, there were five games on show. Now, some of these appear to be games that are already out on the Wii U, suggesting the Switch will be backwards compatible.

First off is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:

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Before today, this was the only game we knew was being developed for the Switch. Though, it is also being released on the Wii U.

Next up was Skyrim:

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People have long been calling for Nintendo to support multiplatform releases of games. Skyrim may have been out for a few years already but it is really popular and a strong statement from Nintendo that it intends to attract big multiplatform releases to the Switch in a way the Wii U never did.

We also saw people playing what looks like Mario Kart 8:

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It may be a different Mario Kart game altogether but it looks a lot like Mario Kart 8 to me and, considering the next game shown, it looks like Wii U games will be making the jump to the Switch, too.

Splatoon:

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The Wii U's splendid shooter looks unchanged on the Switch, suggesting the console is backwards compatible, rather than this being a new version of the game.

One game that we only see briefly in the video is a new-looking 3D Mario game:

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It looks like the Switch may be getting a bumper crop of games in 2017.