2019 has been a great year for games, and the Switch has been no exception. There have been a number of great titles released, whether it was physical or on the eShop. While the year will soon come to an end, 2019 still has plenty to offer gamers.
The Switch has plenty of big games planned to drop in the coming months. Though not all of those titles will release by the end of the year, you can look forward to some pretty awesome niche games and a few releases from big-name franchises as well. With that being said, let’s take a look at 10 upcoming 2019 Switch games we can’t wait to get our hands on.
10 Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – Nov 29th, 2019
We start things off with a pretty unique title and one that isn’t likely to get all that much press. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an adventure-driven narrative experience that’s really worth a try if you’re someone who enjoys story-driven games.
You interact with strangers and listen to their stories, which in turn will unlock dialogue with other NPC’s. The game features some really nice hand-drawn visuals as well, which certainly helps the vibe it’s going for.
9 Bee Simulator – Nov 12th, 2019
Simulator games are a bit of a cliché these days, sure. With most of them, all you really get are uninspired do nothing experiences. But Bee Simulator – at the very least – looks like it can actually end up being somewhat enjoyable.
The game doesn’t really need much explaining. Whatever you’re thinking right now is probably more or less spot on. The game lets you take part in races, collect pollen and fend off wasps. It may not be the deepest game, but should at least prove to give you several hours of fun with its various mini-games and world exploration.
8 The Elder Scrolls: Blades – Fall 2019
Bethesda doesn’t exactly have the best track record as of late, so any anticipation for this title should come with at least a little pause. Still, Blades could be a pretty enjoyable experience if the developers do things right.
Set up as a free to play title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a spin-off set in between Oblivion and Skyrim. For what it is, it seems like it could be pretty fun, and the Switch’s hybrid nature certainly gives its port an edge over the Android and iOS versions of the game.
7 Super Street: Racer – Nov 7th, 2019
Forza is king in the racing sim world, but Nintendo fans need to look to alternatives in order to get their fix. Super Street: Racer can very well be that game for many. Super Street: Racer isn’t like most other racing games on the market, and that’s what makes it such an interesting option for Switch owners.
The biggest draw here is that you can build your own car. Super Street: Racer allows you to choose from tons of parts and put together the car you want. You can test it out on the road and tweak it from there. Just the kind of creativity you’d expect from a Switch title.
6 Headsnatchers – Nov 7th, 2019
Mario Party may be the party game of choice for most Nintendo fans, but it doesn’t have to be your only option. Headsnatchers is a quirky little multiplayer experience that looks like it should be a lot of fun for when you get the gang together.
The game supports up to four players and offers a ton of customization. It’s not an expensive game either, so it’s worth checking and trying out for a while – with any luck you’ll really enjoy it.
5 Children of Morta – Nov 20th, 2019
If you’re a fan of games like Octopath Traveler & Moon Hunters then you’ll absolutely love Children of Morta. It’s a roguelike action-RPG that follows a family of heroes taking on an ancient evil. It seems straightforward enough but this feels like a game that will surprise us going forward.
The game features 6 playable characters, each with their own set of unique skills that will offer players different ways of approaching the game. With a rich variety in dungeons, Children of Morta will keep you engaged for hours.
4 The Grisaia Trilogy – Nov 7th, 2019
Plenty of Visual Novels are finding a home on the Switch, and, with that trend continuing, we’re seeing bigger releases come to Nintendo’s new console. The Grisaia games are pretty big in Japan and seemed to do well with their Steam releases as well. So porting it to the Switch isn’t a bad idea.
If you’re a fan of these kind of anime Visual Novels then this may be worth picking up. The collection will feature all the content collected within the collective three games in the series. It’s a pretty solid deal considering all the content you’re getting.
3 Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield – Nov 15th, 2019
This is just a given really. Despite all the controversy surrounding this game you know that even the most ardent Pokémon critic will get themselves a copy of the Gen VIII games – at some point at least.
While the fact that the National Dex has been effectively halved is kind of upsetting, Sword & Shield should still deliver some good times to fans of the series. This is a pretty important entry in the franchise as well. With all the talk of sacrifices to the Dex being made in order to assure quality, we’ll have to see if it was indeed worth it in the end. Otherwise, you can expect a fairly grouchy fan base.
2 Mineko's Night Market – 2019
Mineko's Night Market is one of the most intriguing games on this list. With a fairly ambiguous 2019 release window, however, it seems that we won’t be able to get our hands on the game until after the New Year with every passing day.
It’s advertised as an adventure/merchant game and if that isn’t enough to catch your attention, it should offer around 20 plus hours of gameplay. It really seems like players will be met with a lively, interactive world. With any luck, we’ll get more news soon.
1 Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin -2019
Here’s another promising game that we might not get to play by the end of the year. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a game developed by Japanese doujin studio Edelweiss and just seems like a lot of fun.
With charming visuals and gameplay that promises to mix in action, RPG and platforming elements, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will surely win people over whenever it does finally release.