2018 was an amazing year for the Nintendo Switch, with so many great games getting released on the portable powerhouse, not least of which was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December.
So now that the Christmas tree has been taken down and you’ve vowed to not look at another mince pie for at least 12 months, what’s on the horizon for Nintendo Switch fans in this New Year we call 2019? We’ve helpfully compiled a list of all the good stuff coming out at retail in January and February, so feast your eyes and prepare your wallets – this could be painful.
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Now this one sneaked out in December in Europe, but it’s coming out in January in North America so we’ll mention it one last time.
If you fancy some Joy-Con waggling action this Christmas you might like to pick up Fitness Boxing for your Switch. Unfortunately, the US will have to wait until the New Year to duke it out with this one. Get off the couch and get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists. You can personalize your workouts by selecting from different fitness goals. Train your way, whether you’re on your own, with a friend, at home, or on the go!
If you never had the pleasure of playing this on the Wii U, then you are in for a treat. New Super Mario Bros. U is some of the finest 2D Mario platforming action known to man, so it’s a welcome addition to the ever-growing Switch library. Luigi’s first starring role in a platforming adventure, New Super Luigi U, is getting the deluxe treatment too, and comes packed in.
Hit the road in an all-new adventure with gaming’s most hardcore otaku assassin. Enter the world of the Death Drive Mark II, and hack and slash your way out of its various games. Pass a Joy-Con to a friend for local co-op, with special team-up charge attacks. You won’t want to miss this latest game from visionary director Suda51.
While we wait for January’s inevitable Nintendo Direct where it is revealed what Wii U port we’ll be getting for February, we are at a loss to know what to highlight here.
Our pick of the current crop of Switch retail games for February is Ubisoft’s Trials Rising. In the game, you will explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest edition of the Trials franchise. All-new features, more competitions, and more tracks mean more to play!
More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games
Aside from the highlighted games above, there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in January and beyond.
Awesome Accessories For Your Switch
We saw a whole slew of interesting accessories released for the Switch in the past few months, but more are on the way. Here are some tantalising accessories coming up in January and beyond, which we found for your consideration.
So that’s it for January and February – did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also tell us if you’ve pre-ordered any of these goodies!