A new reimagining of Mortal Kombat launches on Switch this week, but you may want to pick it up elsewhere if you can.
🛍 Monday, September 18 — Sunday, September 24
It's another busy week on the Nintendo eShop with around 40 new games coming to the platform. I've stopped playing F-Zero 99 for a little while so I can go through all of the upcoming releases, and share with you what you need to know about them.
Last week saw the Baten Kaitos remakes land on Switch, along with Gunbrella, Super Bomberman R 2, and a whole host of other games. This week sees the new Mortal Kombat 1 arrive on Nintendo's hybrid — but honestly, there may be better places to play it.
The full list of upcoming releases is below, along with a short description of each, and a link out to more information (such as trailer, cost, players, etc).
Let's get to it!
🗓 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games:
Monday, September 18
- Gloomhaven — This is a turn-based dark fantasy tactical RPG.
Tuesday, September 19
- Lost Crystals — A casual 3D walking sim about finding hidden gems in a forest.
- 📦 Mortal Kombat 1 — This gory brawler gets reimagined. M for mature.
- Persha and the Magic Laybrinth: Arabian Nyaights — A match-3 puzzler with dungeon RPG elements.
- You Suck at Parking — Racing puzzler in which "your driving skills aren’t as important as your parallel parking skills". Looks kinda fun.
Wednesday, September 20
- Rayland 2 — There's 50 tricky isometric light beam puzzles to solve here.
Thursday, September 21
- Aireo FlightSimulator — A flight sim that uses real-world imagery.
- Bro Falls Deluxe — Kinda like Fall Guys, but food themed.
- Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace — 2D platformer from 1992.
- Days of Doom — A post-apocalyptic tactical RPG roguelite.
- Earthshine — A 'deeply emotional story' about love, sacrifice, and hope.
- Evil Wizard — A 'humor-filled' action RPG in which you play as a former 'final boss'.
- Evolings — Minimalistic monster-catching roguelike.
- Frag Pro Shooter — Online hero shooter.
- 🎮 Fragment's Note2+ — Romance visual novel.
- HammerHelm — Third-person fantasy adventrure meets strategy town builder.
- Kind Heart Defenders — A fusion of space shooter and tower defense.
- Livestream 2: Escape from Togaezuka Happy Place — A side-scrolling survival action-adventure game set in a mall.
- Magic Donut Adventure — Match 3 puzzler.
- Mermaid Castle 2 — Undersea arcade puzzle adventure.
- Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission — Action movie-esque on-rails shooter.
- 🎮 Osyaberi! Horijyo! Gekihori: Anna Holinski saves the Universe, Alright?! — Treasure hunting arcade-style space shooter.
- Paperman: Adventure Delivered — A collectathon 3D platfomer.
- Raid on Taihoku — Taiwanese World War 2 adventure.
- Sugar Tanks — Tank shooter. It's a colourful game.
- 🎮 Super Adventure Hand — You know the 'Thing' from Addams Family? It's a 3D 'gripping' platformer featuring a hand just like that.
- Warriors of the Nile 2 — Roguelite strategy.
Friday, September 22
- 📦 Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance — Play as Aang and friends in this 3D adventure. (Physical release.)
- Bud Spencer and Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans 2 — I don't know who these guys are but its a 2D sequel to some 2017 brawler.
- Construction Machine Simulator 2023 — Operate lots of machinery in this 3D sim.
- 📦 Cry Babies Magic Tears: The Big Game — Baby adventure. (Physical release.)
- 📦 Rainbow High: Runway Rush — School-based adventure. (Physical release)
- Shuyan Saga — Narrative adventure game with kung-fu combat.
- 📦 The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails — 2012 action-role playing game comes to Switch. (Physical release)
- Venatrix — Paranormal horror with action and stealth elements. M for mature.
- 🎮 Whateverland — A non-linear point and click about getting out of a 'magical' prison.
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 350 of Switch Weekly— Chris Brandrick's free Nintendo newsletter.