The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a very capable competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One, while offering something else beside: portability.

And now that it's hit its stride, there are plenty of games coming out to play at home and away.

Here we've listed the best of the forthcoming releases in chronological order – soonest first – and have included trailers for each. Also, come back often as new releases will be added whenever a trailer is available. Enjoy.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

  • Release date: 11 January 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Essentially an upgraded version of the Nintendo Wii U 2D platformer, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe also includes New Super Luigi U - available as a standalone game at the time. You also get some bonus, exclusive new characters.

Yoshi's Crafted World

  • Release date: Spring 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Yoshi is back in this beautifully crafted side-on platformer, which introduces the mechanic of levels being played backwards. We've always loved Yoshi's hyper-detailed woolly worlds and this one looks just as appealing as its predecessors.

Fire Emblem Three Houses

  • Release date: Spring 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

An all-new Fire Emblem game is coming in 2019, with new characters and plot. Little else is know about the turn-based tactical RPG at present, but it was shown during Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation.

Team Sonic Racing

  • Release date: 21 May 2019
  • Switch exclusive: No, also on PS4, Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Sega

If you've eked every race and secret out of Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you might be in the market for a new arcade racing game and Team Sonic Racing is sure to tick several boxes. We've always loved the array of Sega characters available to race with, and the new team racing mode sounds intriguing.

Animal Crossing

  • Release date: 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Hurrah and huzzah, a full, brand new Animal Crossing is coming to Switch and we couldn't be more excited. More details will be revealed at a later date but expect home building, customisation and, of course, fishing. Woo-hoo!

Luigi's Mansion 3

  • Release date: 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

We don't know much about the game at present - even the name might change - but are we excited it is in development? You betcha.

Daemon X Machina

  • Release date: 2019
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Developed by Marvelous Inc, Daemon X Machina is a mech battle game that kicked off Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation in some style. It also made an appearance during Gamescom with a new trailer. We'll hopefully find out more as 2019 begins.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

  • Release date: 2019
  • Switch exclusive: No, also on PS4
  • Publisher: Square Enix

A remastered version of action RPG FF Crystal Chronicles will be coming to Switch next year. Originally released for the Nintendo GameCube the 14-year-old game is being resurrected, with new graphics and multiplayer online mode for the very first time.

Metroid Prime 4

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Nintendo announced a new instalment of Metroid Prime, this time for Switch, during its E3 2017 Spotlight presentation but few other details have emerged in more than a year. We do know though that Bandai Namco is working on the game as its development studio.

Untitled Pokémon RPG

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

The big announcement from Nintendo Direct at E3 2018 was a new Pokemon RPG would be coming. But that's as much as we know. Heck, there's not even a video to show of this one, that's how little is known at this stage. Still, it's Pokemon, which is enough to get anyone extra excited.