UPDATED: All release dates now reflect the information provided for Australian release.


We expected this morning’s Nintendo Direct to revolve around the Switch and what we could expect for it throughout 2017. It was somewhat surprising too see a bunch of 3DS games shown, but Nintendo were sure to deliver a hefty dose of new Switch titles.

In case you missed them, here they are below:

    • NEOGEO Masterpieces:
      • Samurai Showdown IV (Available Now)
        • The King of Fighters ’99 (TBA)
    • ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury (April 20th)
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28th)
    • Puyo Puyo Tetris (April 28th) *demo dropping shortly

    • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (May 26th)
    • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (mid-May)
    • Disgaea 5 Complete (June 2nd)

    • Arms (June 16th)
    • Splatoon 2 (21st July)
    • Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (July)

    • Sonic Mania (Winter 2017)
    • Project Mekuru [Working Title] (Winter 2017)
    • Namco Museum (Winter 2017) *includes:
      • Galaga
      • Rolling Thunder
      • Splatter House
      • Tank Force
      • Dig Dug
      • Pac-Man
      • Sky Kid
      • The Tower of Druaga
    • Battlechasers: Nightwar (Late Winter 2017)
    • Sine Mora EX (Winter 2017)

    • Monopoly (Spring 2017)
    • Sonic Forces (Holiday 2017)

    • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (2017)

  • Payday 2 (2017)

The release dates noted best reflect the estimated Australian release date (i.e. all the games marked ‘Winter 2017’ were announced for ‘Summer 2017’) but we will update these as more information is made available.

Additionally, Arms got a release date, as well as Splatoon 2, and Minecraft, and Street Fighter 2.

  • Ryhawk

    Probably smarter to put the Arms and Splatoon 2 release dates in the schedule with the rest so it looks more complete

    • Ewan Roxburgh

      Done!