Additional reporting by Matthew Forde.
Nintendo's E3 Direct for 2019 was filled with a raft of game reveals and release date announcements for Nintendo Switch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Switch has been delayed to March 20th 2020. The game had been slated for a 2019 release, but Nintendo said it had pushed that back to “ensure that the game is the best it can be”.
One big title is still launching this year though: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The remake of the classic Game Boy title is heading for Nintendo’s console on September 20th 2019.
In other Zelda-related news, a Breath of the Wild sequel was also announced as in development for the Switch, though no release date was given.
Nintendo dedicated a couple slots of the Direct to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the reveal of Hero from Dragon Quest XI entering the game as a playable character. The big news here though was the return of Banjo-Kazooie to a Nintendo platform.
The popular Rare characters made their start on the N64, and are now back as playable characters in Smash Bros. thanks to a collaboration with Microsoft.
Where are the mobile games?
Surprisingly, there was no news on Nintendo’s mobile games.
There were many more Nintendo Switch first-party and third-party game announcements and details revealed during the Direct, however.
You can view a full list of those games, ordered by release date, below, to get a better understanding of what the Nintendo Switch’s upcoming release slate looks like.
Nintendo Switch 2019 and 2020 release schedule
Contra Anniversary Collection (Konami) - Available today
Collection of Mana (Square Enix) - Available later today on Nintendo EShop
Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games / Spike Chunsoft) - June 13th 2019
My Friend Pedro (Devolver Digital) - June 20th 2019
Catan (Asmodee Digital) - June 20th 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) - June 28th 2019
Stranger Things Season 3 The Game (Bonus XP/Netflix) - July 4th 2019
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix) - July 12th 2019
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Team Ninja) - July 19th 2019
Wolfenstein Youngblood (Bethesda Softworks) - July 26th 2019
Fire Emblem Three Houses (Intelligent Systems / Koei Tecmo Games) - July 26th 2019
Astral Chain (Platinum Games) - August 30th 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Hero/Erdrick Fighter Pass DLC (Nintendo) - Summer
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision Publishing) - September 3rd 2019
Daemon X Machina (Marvelous / First Studio) - September 13th 2019
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc) - September 20th 2019
The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) - September 20th 2019
Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Interactive Inc / Koch Media) - September 24th 2019
Contra Rogue Corps (Konami Digital Entertainment) - September 24th 2019
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (Square Enix) - September 27th
Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft) - November 5th 2019
Pokemon Sword and Shield (Nintendo) - November 15th
Doom Eternal (Bethesda Softworks) - November 22nd, 2019
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) - November 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Bethesda Softworks) - Fall 2019
The Sinking City (Frogwares) - Fall 2019
New Super Lucky's Tale (Playful Studios) - Fall 2019
Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - Fall 2019
Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) - Fall 2019
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Square Enix) - Winter
Panzer Dragoon (Megapixel Studio) - Winter 2019
Dauntless (Phoenix Labs) - Late 2019
Alien Isolation (Sega Europe Limited) - 2019
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Complete edition (CD Projekt RED) - 2019
Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo) - 2019
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Netflix) 2019
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) - March 20th 2020
Trials of Mana (Square Enix) - Early 2020
Empire of Sin (Romero Games / Paradox Interactive) - Spring 2020
Minecraft Dungeons - Mojang Studios - Spring 2020
No More Heroes 3 (Marvelous / Grasshopper Manufacture) - 2020
No release date
Hollow Knight Silksong (Team Cherry) - Coming soon
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - No release date
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