Pokemon's gruff detective returns on Nintendo's Switch this week, along with Wargroove 2, Disgaea 7, and nearly 40 other games. Here's the full list.
🛍 Monday, October 2 — Sunday, October 8
Last week was super busy on the Nintendo Switch, with nearly 5o games arriving on the handheld hybrid. This week is another with a jam packed schedule, as some ~40 games are set to arrive on the eShop.
Mineko's Night Market and Cocoon were undoubtedly the highlights last week. However, over the course of the next seven days we've got the likes of Disgaea 7, Borderlands 3, Wargroove 2, and Detective Pikachu Returns arriving on Nintendo's machine.
The full list of all upcoming releases is below, along with a short description for you to get a quick feel for what each game is about, al0ng with a link out to more information. Let's get to it!
🗓 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games:
Monday, October 2
- Bilkins' Folly — This 2D pirate-themed treasure hunting narrative adventure looks pretty neat.
- Madfarmer: Lost Kingdoms and Crazy Critters — A budget 3D farmer adventure.
- PictoPull — Pixel art puzzler.
- Synergia: NextGen Edition — This is a 'neon-lit dystopian' cyberpunk-themed visual novel. Rated M for mature.
Tuesday, October 3
- Elder Story — This looks to be a rather basic walking game in a fantasy setting.
- Paint Pro for Kids 0+ — Alright, there's no prizes for guessing what this is.
- 📦🎮 Silent Hope — An RPG featuring seven different chibi-style heroes each with their own fighting style. (Physical release.)
- 📦 Survivor: Castaway Island — This party game for four is based on the reality TV show. (Physical release.)
- 📦 World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing '23 Edition — 3D racing, but dirty. Has online play. (Physical release.)
Wednesday, October 4
- A Tiny Sticker Tale — A cozy little adventure game about sticking down stickers and changing the world. Looks kinda cute.
- Bang-On Balls: Chronicles — A bouncy ball 3D platformer.
- Cafe Master Story — Cafe management sim.
- Dinobreak — A 3D survival horror game featuring dinosaurs that are loose in a big city. Has total 90s B-movie vibes. M for mature.
- Diorama Dungeoncrawl: Master of the Living Castle — A side-scrolling medieval fantasy adventure with a neat low-poly look.
- Lord of the Click: Interstellar Wars — Clicker meets tower defense.
Thursday, October 5
- Black Witchcraft — This is a side-scrolling action RPG with a gothic theme.
- Fabled Lands — A 'challenging' fantasy narrative RPG.
- Front Mission 2: Remake — This is a spruced up version of this 90s tactical RPG.
- 🎮 Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur — Fantasy roguelite hack and slash.
- 🎮 My Little Universe — A simple sandbox adventure about exploring and creating your own space place.
- Pirates on Target — Logic puzzler.
- schleich Puzzles: Farm World — Bit of an odd brand tie-in here, but ok. Jigsaw puzzles and the like for kids.
- Sunshine Manor — A 'spine-chilling' 8-bit horror adventure.
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope — A cinematic branching path horror experience. M for mature.
- The Sisters 2: Road to Fame — A party adventure based on the comic series.
- Wargroove 2 — A tropical take on the turn-based war strategy game.
Friday, October 6
- 📦 Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition — Looting with all the add on content. M for mature. (Physical release.)
- 📦 Detective Pikachu Returns — Yes, the gruff mouse solves mysteries in this follow up to the 3DS original. (Physical release.)
- 📦🎮 Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless — A huge SRPG adventure. (Physical release.)
- Freaky Trip — A point and click puzzle game with quirky cartoon visuals. This one looks interesting!
- 📦 Harvest Moon: The Winds of Athos — Farming, romancing, mining, and more. (Physical release.)
- Merge Master — A tactical strategy dino rampage battler.
- Park Racer — 3D small scale arcade racer.
- Project Blue — A 2D action platformer that has plenty of retro charm and early Metroid vibes.
- Shy Cats Hidden Orchestra — Hidden object game. Find cats and they play music for you.
- The Pale Beyond — A polar exploration adventure.
Saturday, October 7
- Hyper Gym Life 3D: Tough Guys — A rather basic looking 'do you even lift bro' gym sim.
All of the dates listed above are EU and US unless noted. A 🎮 controller emoji means a demo is available, and a 📦 box emoji means a physical release is also available.
The release data seen above is kindly sourced via Switch Scores.
This list of upcoming Nintendo Switch games first appeared in Issue 352 of Switch Weekly— Chris Brandrick's free Nintendo newsletter.