While 2020 might not be as “Nintendo Packed” as far as the previous years have been with regards to the Nintendo Switch, it doesn’t mean 2020 has absolutely nothing to offer.
After all, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was an absolute hit, Luigi’s Mansion 3 has had some killer DLC and we were even surprised by the likes of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, which does have a demo you can download from the Nintendo Switch eShop.
What’s more, whilst only 5 games Nintendo devloped/Nintendo published/Switch exclusive titles are coming this year, with only 3 games having a confirmed release date at this time, Nintendo do have other titles in the work, 5 of which are known to us and we’re sharing details on all of these games, in this very guide!
Upcoming 2020 Titles with a Release Date:
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Release Date: June 05, 2020 (Worldwide)
Players: up to 4 players
Genre: Party, Multiplayer
Game File Size: 2 GB
Play and discover 51 board games, tabletop games, and more all in one package—Clubhouse GamesTM: 51 Worldwide Classics. This diverse collection includes games from all over the world across multiple genres, from familiar favorites like Chess to international hits like Mancala that have been around for 100s of years!
Enjoy familiar favorites and learn hidden gems from around the world in this collection of 51 board games, tabletop games and more! Whether you like to sit and strategize or rely on reflexes, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics contains games from across an array of genres for you to play and discover. Each game is presented with stunning detail as dice clack, marbles glimmer, and chess pieces tumble off the board when it’s jostled.
You can brush up on your skills or learn a new game through helpful in-game tutorials, assist features, and even an Undo button in certain games. Strategic players will feel right at home with games like Four-in-a-row and Renegade, while those who prefer to use their reflexes can enjoy games like Slot Cars and Toy Boxing!
Bring all 51 games on the go in handheld mode or play on the big screen for your next game night. Gather some friends and line up multiple Nintendo Switch systems in tabletop mode for Mosaic Mode**, which allows the action to spread across up to four screens in certain games! In this mode you can build dozens of Slot Cars racetracks or turn a pond into a river for more fishing fun.
Pass a Joy-Con to a friend*** to play on a single system or connect to the internet**** and play with friends or anyone around the world. If you want some solo practice, multiple difficulty levels of CPU opponents make for tough competition. Each time you play a game, you’ll unlock pieces of trivia filled with fun facts, bits of history, and more!
In the free supplementary software available on Nintendo eShop, connect with someone who has the full game to play all games that support Local Play! With board games, card games, sports, solitaires, and even a piano keyboard, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is an eclectic collection of games to play and discover on your Nintendo Switch system.
- Enjoy 51 tabletop games and more from all over the world from the convenience of your Nintendo Switch™ system
- Play your favorite games or explore and learn new ones
- Play alone or with friends locally** and online**** up to four players
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Release Date: July 17, 2020 (Worldwide)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Adventure
Game File Size: 6.5 GB
The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach to attend an origami festival and excitedly hurry to Toad Town…but something’s amiss. After investigating the eerily empty town, the duo finds a fearsome (and folded) Princess Peach—she’s been turned into origami by King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom! With five giant streamers under his control, King Olly binds Princess Peach’s Castle and transports it to a distant mountain as part of his plan to re-fold the world.
On his journey to liberate Peach’s Castle and repair the ravaged paper landscape, Mario meets Olivia, King Olly’s sister, and the two join forces to put a stop to Olly’s origami onslaught. Even Bowser falls victim to Olly’s plot when his minions are turned into origami Folded Soldiers and betray their Koopa king, forcing him to ally with Mario and Olivia!
Battle the Folded Soldiers in ring-based battles that challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage! Out of battle, Mario can use the arm-extending 1,000-Fold Arms ability in specific spots to interact with the landscape to pull, peel, hit, and more! Join Mario, Olivia, and their companions on a journey of laughter and emotion, thrills, and a whole lot of folding.
Upcoming 2020 Titles without a Release Date:
No More Heroes 3
Release Date: 2020 TBA
Players: 1 player
After a ten-year hiatus, everyone’s favorite “assassin action game” is back with the latest entry in the official numbered series.
The all-American #1 ranked assassin Travis Touchdown returns to the Garden of Insanity once again.
- The first official numbered release in the insane “assassin action game” series in ten years!
- Travis Touchdown, the otaku assassin, must face off against some super hardcore dudes… from SPACE?!
- Travis’ beloved Beam Katana and wrestling moves are back and better than ever!
Bravely Default II
Release Date: 2020 TBA
Players: to be determined
A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack.
- Brand-new entry in Square Enix’s Bravely Series
- Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light
- Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler
- New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for
Upcoming DLC, Add-on Content and Free Updates for 2020:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Free Updates)
Notes: Free updates released regularly throughout 2020
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass (Paid DLC)
The Isle of Armor: Coming by the end of June 2020
The Crown Tundra: Coming Autumn 2020
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 (Paid DLC)
Notes: First new fighter to be revealed in June 2020
Confirmed Games in Development:
First Announced: September 7, 2015
Shin Megami Tensei V
First Announced: January 11, 2017
Metroid Prime 4
First Announced: June 13, 2017
First Announced: December 7, 2017
Detective Pikachu 2
First Announced: May 28, 2019
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
First Announced: June 11, 2019
Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch
Released: January 03, 2020 (EU)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore
Released: January 17, 2020 (Worldwide)
Pokémon HOME (Application)
Released: February 11, 2020 (Worldwide)
SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL — GOLD
Released: February 14, 2020 (EU & NA)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Released: March 6, 2020 (Worldwide)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Released: March 20, 2020 (Worldwide)
Released: March 26, 2020 (Worldwide)
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Released: May 29, 2020 (Worldwide)
We hope you find this guide helpful!
This post was written by Solid Jack