Five upcoming or just-released Nintendo Switch games to keep on your radar

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

To coincide with the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, Nintendo is going to release several remasters of classic titles over the course of 2020. However, with inevitable delays coming to AAA games in the months ahead, these five Switch games are worth keeping on your radar.

Can Androids Pray: Blue

Can Androids Pray: Blue is a choice-based narrative game written by Xalavier Nelson Jr and developed by Natalie Clayton. The plot revolves around two female mech pilots at the end of the world, tackling themes such as the nature of existence, suicide, and religion. As the adversaries lay dying, you experience their final moments and guide their conversations through your own choices, encouraging you to ponder what holds the importance. After initially releasing on PC, the game came to Switch on April 16.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

First released on the Wii in 2010 and 3DS in 2015, Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to Switch. The game thrusts you into an immersive world with a sword that grants visions of the future. Players embark on a revenge mission against ‘Mechons’ – a race of mechanical beings responsible for devastating your hometown. With the main story spanning over 50 hours, there’s going to be plenty to sink your teeth into. The game has a fluid battle system, relatable characters, energizing soundtrack, and a plethora of side-quests. The beloved JRPG arrives on May 29.

Bioshock: The Collection

As if to soften the blow from The Last of Us Part II delay, we’re treated to the Bioshock trilogy on Switch on the same day. Delve into the world of Rapture in Bioshock I and II. Or flock to Columbia, Bioshock: Infinite’s city in the sky. Explore two of the most unique video game worlds ever created. Famed for its fluid gameplay, transformative narrative, and distinct aesthetic, Bioshock is one of the most influential series of the last twenty years. With a long-awaited reboot in development, being able to play the series on the go is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Last Campfire

Having worked relentlessly to revamp No Man’s Sky over the last four years, it must be a breath of fresh air to have a new release to talk about for the team at Hello Games. The Last Campfire is an adventure game with an adorable art style. It asks you to discover a purpose. Players will unearth a world of puzzles, ruins, and bizarre beings as you guide the delightful protagonist Ember to light the last campfire. The game drops this summer and recently received a moving new trailer, which is well worth a look.

Bravely Default II

Finally, Bravely Default II is the latest JRPG from the team behind Octopath Traveller at Square Enix. It’s full of familiar tropes that will please fans: mythical crystals, mages, and a princess who has been wrongly dethroned. It even has a slightly over-the-top Scottish accent. The battle system promises the potential for deep customization, offering the opportunity to sync jobs together to vary your strategy. The game releases later this year. In fact, you can try the demo on the Nintendo eShop right now!

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