As people know, I own a Switch. It’s really fun, but my current selection of games is kind of limited. Don’t get me wrong, MHGU, Mario Kart, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and all my other games are really fun. Still, I wanted to write about some of the current and upcoming Switch games that have caught my eye.
The first game I want to talk about is Sword Art Online Hollow Realization. If you are wondering, Sword Art Online is a very popular anime. The reason it’s on my wishlist, is because I really enjoy the franchise. In addition, I have also seen gameplay of it over the last few years. Yes, this isn’t a new game. Instead, it’s an import of an older PSVita game. However, that doesn’t change the fact this game landed on my wish list. t.
Next, we have Blaz Blue. There were two reasons I wanted to get this game. One, it would increase the amount of local multiplayer games we have. Two, almost all of my friends have it. Although I normally don’t play 2D side-scrolling fighting games, Blaz Blue looks quite interesting. There is a wide range of playable characters. Ranging from the protagonist of Blaz Blue to Ruby from RWBY as a crossover character. Overall, it’s a game I think I would have fun with.
Third, there is Hakuouki Shinkai, a game that is yet to be released. Unlike all of my other games I want to get, this is a visual novel. Meaning it is very similar to games like Steins Gates, Clannad, or Angel Beats. Basically, you are the main protagonist set in the era of the Meiji revolution. In the game, you follow a group of characters known as the Shinsengumi. During the story, you can choose routes that will lead to different endings and romances.
Another game that has yet to be released is Fire Emblem Three Houses. Unlike the games above, this one has been heavily covered at E3. As you may have guessed from the name, Three Houses is the next installment in the Fire Emblem franchise. Ever since, playing Fire Emblem heroes on my phone, I’ve been wanting to try a real Fire Emblem game. Although not many details have been released, we know it is supposed to have a darker story than its predecessors. In the game, there are two parts. In the first half, you work as a high school teacher, teaching classes to three different factions. Then in the second half, you get to see your students kill each other in a three-way battle between the factions. It’s a very interesting story, and one I have been anticipating for a while.
Finally, the last game I want to talk about is the newest Pokemon game, Pokemon Sword and Shield. In truth, I’ve been debating whether I should consider getting this game. Over the last few years, Pokemon has been adding new features and removing others. From clips of the game, the long used wild grass encounters will be replaced with a system similar to the Let’s Go games. Meaning, you can visibly see what Pokemon you will encounter before entering the battle. Another change of the game is the removal of several Pokemon. Granted there are over 800 hundred different Pokemon now, but I’m sure this announcement will disappoint many people. However, it’s still a Pokemon game and I have high hopes for it.
Overall, there are a lot of games coming out for the Switch. Some of these games I’m looking more forward to than others. Particularly Three Houses and the Sword Art game. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to all the other games Nintendo and its partners will be releasing. In the end, I’ll probably need to narrow down this list further so my wallet doesn’t suffer.