(Pocket-lint) - The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a very capable competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One, while offering something else besides - in the form of portability.

And, with the Nintendo Switch Lite also going great guns, there are a ton of fans looking for the best games to buy.

That's why we've gathered a list of the upcoming Switch games we've got our own beady eyes on. You can find them in chronological order – soonest first – and with trailers for each. 

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

A beautiful little game that many people missed because it only appeared on Nintendo's dud, the Wii U, Pikmin 3 is getting a re-release for the Nintendo Switch, something that fans have been asking for for ages now.

It looks like more charming fun, and should be a great way for new players to be introduced to one of Nintendo's cult franchises. Pikmin 4 is theoretically in development too, although we haven't had an update on that front in aeons. 

Cyanide & Happiness Freakpocalypse: Part 1

  • Release date: Summer 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Serenity Forge

Cyanide and Happiness is one of our very favourite webcomics and it's not something you'd expect to see as a Switch game as it's often rude and features very edgy humour. With that in mind though, it might be the perfect purchase you're looking for something different to play. 

New Pokémon Snap

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Nintendo

We've been waiting 20 years for a new Pokémon Snap game, and it's finally on the way - recently announced as a new Switch game, it looks frankly delightful, and a great way to relax while taking pictures of your favourite pocket monsters. 

Empire of Sin

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Empire of Sin is a strategy game set in the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s prohibition-era Chicago. It's set to be a character-driven, noir-inspired game, where your mission will be to hustle your way to the top of the ladder of organised crime in the city.

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Super Meat Boy Forever

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Team Meat

Super Meat Boy Forever is a quaint little platformer coming to Switch at some point soon. Playing as Meat Boy (and co) you'll be jumping, punching and sliding your way through six chapters consisting of randomly constructed levels. Super Meat Boy Forever promises plenty of replayability and good times. 

Bravely Default II

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Square Enix

The same team behind the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler will release a new JRPG later this year: Bravely Default II. If you love old-school turn-based skirmishes, this looks as good as they get.

Doom Eternal

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Bethesda

What do we need to say about Doom Eternal? If you know Doom, then you know what you're getting here: demon-slaying with insanely powerful weapons and brilliantly gory animations. Doom Eternal will also see you adventuring to never-before-seen worlds to kick demonic butt. Definitely not for young ones, but plenty of fun for grown-ups. 

Already available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, we're currently waiting on an exact release date for Switch.

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Rogue Company

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios

Rogue Company is a multiplayer shooter centred on a top-secret syndicate of mercenaries who are key to solving the world's deadliest and most challenging missions. Gamers will get to use their weapons of choice and visit all manner of iconic locations to compete online. It'll also feature crossplay between all the devices it's launch on too. 

Buildings have feelings too!

  • Release date: TBC 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Merge Games

If you love city building sims but are bored of the same old formula, then this might be for you. It features gameplay where the buildings "can walk and talk to one another", have their own hopes and fears, and feelings too.

Players will not only have to build a city but also ensure the buildings don't die as well. No, really.

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No More Heroes III

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture

No More Heroes III is a brand new addition to the action-adventure hack and slash franchise that's set to be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

It takes place ten years after the original No More Heroes, as Travis Touchdown returns to his former home of Santa Destroy. A larger floating metropolis has appeared in the ocean as well as weird flying object high above the city. Travis is set once again to face off against a mass of assassins.

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Gods & Monsters

Gods & Monsters is an all-new game that's being crafted by the people behind Assassin's Creed Odyssey. From what we've seen so far it's set to feature some stunning aesthetics and a familiar vibe (can't help but make comparisons to The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild). An epic journey, treacherous dungeons and tricky trials await.

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Spiritfarer

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Thunder Lotus Games/Thunder Lotus

Spiritfare is described as "a cosy management sim" with a beautiful art style and an intriguing premise. You'll play Stella - a ferry master to the deceased. You'll be building a boat to explore while you go about caring for the spirits and helping them into the great beyond. As you might have gathered, Spiritfare is set to have an emotional story and plenty to intrigue you as you play.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Team Cherry

Hollow Knight: Silksong is an upcoming Metroidvania action-adventure video game that's the sequel to 2017's award-winning Hollow Knight. You'll be journeying to all new lands with special powers to battle the bug hordes. It has been suggested that this game will launch in June but there's no official word yet. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

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

Although we don't yet know the official name, we're happy to see that the sequel to one of the most popular games on Switch is getting a sequel. That's right The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is getting another outing. We don't know when it is coming, but it's been teased at E3 2019 as being in development, so that's fairly exciting. 

Bayonetta 3 

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

Bayonetta 3 was announced way back in 2017. There's still no news on when it's going to be released, but fans of the series are no doubt waiting with bated breath. 

Maneater - Day one edition

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

This one really whets our appetite for mayhem and destruction. Maneater puts you in the body of a shark that's set on terrorising the coast and eating everything in its path. 

Maneater is set to be a single-player action RPG - allowing you to customise and upgrade your shark, evolving as you play. Certainly, one to get your teeth stuck into and a refreshing change from the norm. 

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Square Enix

A remastered version of action RPG FF Crystal Chronicles will be coming to Switch at some point in 2020. 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. As if that wasn't enough, there'll also be new areas inside dungeons to explore and a co-op mode as well. Square Enix announced in late 2019 that it was being pushed back to give it a final polish before launch.

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.

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The Survivalists 

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Team17

The Survivalists is a new game set in the Escapists Universe that's coming later this year. It's pitched as an "adventure-filled, survival sandbox" where you'll be free to build, craft, explore and have fun with friends too. A procedurally generated environment, changing lands with the day and night cycles and the ability to train monkeys should make this one interesting. 

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Release date: TBC
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: EA

Another potentially awesome Lego Star Wars game. This one will let you play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a single game. Expect the usual humour, plenty of adventures and all your favourite Star Wars characters too. 

Writing by Rik Henderson and Max Freeman-Mills.