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The Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games Of 2020 

Kyle Townsend
Updated January 9, 2020 896 votes 131 voters 4.2k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up all the upcoming Nintendo games you can't wait to get your hands on.

Nintendo's built up an impressive lineup on the Switch over the past few years, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Between new entries in beloved franchises, indie darlings, and rereleases of old classics, there's something on the horizon for everyone to look forward to. What's even better is that plenty of the titles on this list are slotted to drop within the first few months of 2020, so those should at least tide gamers over for a while.

From Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Metroid Prime 4 and more, this link ranks the most anticipated upcoming Switch games for 2020. It's worth noting that while some of these games are Nintendo titles, not every game on this list is exclusive to the Switch. Anticipated games like Gods & Monsters will be released on the PS4 and Xbox One as well.

Without further ado, here are the most anticipated new releases for the Nintendo Switch in 2020. Make sure to vote up the titles you're most excited about, vote down the ones that don't strike your fancy, and add any games you're excited to play but didn't make it onto the list.

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The anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is allegedly scheduled for a 2020 release. News is still forthcoming, but early trailers reveal the game will feature darker themes.

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Release date: March 20, 2020

As in previous installments in the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons is a nonlinear life simulation game played in real-time. The player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves ...more
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Metroid Prime 4 is an upcoming action-adventure game by Retro Studios, to be published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. As part of the Metroid series, it is the sequel to Metroid Prime 3: ...more
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Release date: 2020

Hollow Knight: Silksong takes place in a haunted kingdom inhabited by bugs. Hornet finds herself captured and taken to the unknown, haunted kingdom of Pharloom, which is said to be "ruled ...more
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Release date: 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles, known in Japan as Xenoblade, is a science fiction role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. The game was announced ...more

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Release date: 2020

Bayonetta 3 is an action game developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third game in the Bayonetta series, following Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. The player controls a witch named ...more
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Release date: 2020

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is an upcoming game that will be released for the Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Release date: March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and a sequel to 2016's Doom. Players once again ...more
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Release date: February 2020

Gods & Monsters is an upcoming adventure game made by the same team who created Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Set in mythological Greece, players need to solve various puzzles, conquer enemies, and display heroic feats of strength.

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Release date: January 3, 2020

Originally released for the DS, Brain Training's Switch update features more puzzles, more exercise, and more features than ever before. Gamers can partake in a range of both classic and new exercises.

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Release date: 2020

Two years after the events of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy from his self-imposed exile. In his absence, an artificial metropolis has been ...more
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Release date:2020

The epic JRPG is getting a Switch release in 2020. Cris Tales features beautiful graphics, intuitive gameplay, and lets gamers explore a rich fantasy world.

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Release date: January 21, 2020

Rune Factory 4 is a simulation/role-playing video game developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous AQL for the Nintendo 3DS. It was announced in Famitsu on June 29, 2011. It is the ...more
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Release date: 2020

A follow-up to 2010's Deadly Premonition, this Nintendo exclusive follows takes place in New Orleans and is set in the year 2005.

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Release date: April 2020

Minecraft Dungeons has no crafting, building, or the ability to destroy blocks. Instead it focuses on being a dungeon crawler game, where the player explores randomly-generated dungeons filled ...more
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Release date: January 16, 2020

To the Moon is a 2011 role-playing adventure video game developed and published by Freebird Games. It is the fourth video game by Canadian designer/composer Kan "Reives" Gao and the ...more

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Release date: March 2020

Doom 64 is a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter for the Nintendo 64 that was released by Midway Games on March 31, 1997. It is part of the Doom series of video games.

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Release date: January 23, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a 2003 action role-playing game for the Nintendo GameCube. It was published by Nintendo and developed by The Game Designers Studio, a shell corporation for ...more
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Release date: February 14, 2020

Best Friend Forever lets players adopt their favorite furry friends and is toted as the world's first gaming simulator/ dating hybrid. Release date is still unknown. 

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Release date: 2020

Following her escape from the Maw, Six must work with another child named Mono to infiltrate a Signal Tower. Mono can wield a range of items picked up in the environment. Six and your computer ...more
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Warhammer 40,000: Space ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games Of 2020

Release Date: January 23, 2020

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is an upcoming strategy games where players command the legendary Space Wolves as they battle against the Necrons. 

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Release date: 2020

Spiritfarer is an upcoming adventure game for the Switch PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, and Mac. Gamers play as Stella as they build a boat to explore the world and pick up spirits along the way.

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Release date: Early 2020

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is the latest installment in the Bubble Bobble series. Featuring four-player co-op, gamers can play as Bub, Bob, Peb, and Pab. 

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Release date: Second quarter of 2020

Empire of Sin is an upcoming video game being developed by Romero Games and published by Paradox Interactive. It is expected for release in the second quarter of 2020 for Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Release date: January 2020

Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo is a fast-paced shooter game designed to immerse gamers with tons of addicting gameplay, unlockable elements, and more.