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. 

Trials of Mana

  • Release date: 24 April 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Trials of Mana is a remake of the third game in the classic Mana series, entirely being built from the ground up for Nintendo Switch. For those that don't know, this is an action-RPG set in a world where the forces of evil have been unleashed and must be stopped.

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Streets of Rage 4

  • Release date: 30 April 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Dotemu

The classic 90s beat'em up Street of Rage is returning to the small screen. Featuring all your favourite iconic characters including Axel, Blaze, Adam and more. Streets of Rage 4 features 12 new stages, offline gameplay and a dozen playable characters too.  

Minecraft Dungeons

  • Release date: 26 May 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

A new Minecraft gaming adventure is coming to the Switch as well as other consoles. Rather than another building game, it's an action-adventure inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and is bound to be a hoot for Minecraft and RPG fans alike. Up to four players can fight together through amazing treasure-stuffed levels, all in a quest to save the villagers and take down the nefarious Arch-Illager!

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

  • Release date: 29 May 2020
  • Switch exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Monolithsoft

The original Wii RPG gets a decent lick of paint, newly scored music and a remaster for the Nintendo Switch. Plus, you also get an all-new end chapter in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected.

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Borderlands Legendary Collection

  • Release date: 29 May 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: 2K Games

You get not one, not two, but three classic Borderlands FPS games and all the add-ons released for other formats. That's Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, all in one bundle and for the one price.

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Bioshock: The Collection

  • Release date: 29 May 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: 2K Games

As well as Borderlands, 2K Games is packaging three of its other greatest FPS games into a single bundle: Bioshock.

The collection will be comprised of Bioshock Remastered, Bioshock 2 Remastered and Bioshock: Infinite. That's three of our favourite games of all time in one.

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XCOM 2 Collection

  • Release date: 29 May 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: 2K Games

And to cap off a trio of 2K Games Switch port collections, XCOM 2 and XCOM 2: War of the Chosen are coming for the console - proving turn-based tactical warfare on the move. You also get all the other expansion packs that were released over the years.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

  • Release date: 23 June 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic

The classic 3D platformer SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is getting remade by Purple Lamp Studios and is coming to Nintendo Switch in the (hopefully) near future. 

A promise of co-op mode, a new horde mode multiplayer and the ability to play as your favourite characters should certainly be a pull. 

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Mr Driller DrillLand

  • Release date: 25 June 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco

Mr Driller DrillLand is a platform puzzle game inspired by the arcade classic of yesteryear. It's colourful, crazy and multiplayer, with up to four players able to join in at once.

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. 

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. 

Burnout Paradise Remastered

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

One of the best racing games of all time is finally coming to the Switch. As well as all the cars and challenges in Paradise City to master, all eight original DLC packs will be available from the get-go. Vroom!

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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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The Outer Worlds

  • Release date: 2020
  • Switch exclusive: No
  • Publisher: Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division

We thought very highly of The Outer Worlds when we played it and said it's "a cult classic in the making, which will delight fans of Fallout and vintage sci-fi". The news that the game is also coming to Switch will no doubt please many.

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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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Crysis Remastered

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

The old joke has always been "Can it run Crysis?" - the first game was so taxing even modern systems were meant to struggle with it on maximum settings. Now the game is being remastered to work on Switch. We won't argue, it should be a lot of fun. 

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.