Best upcoming Switch games: the best new Switch games

Upcoming Switch games; art work for Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion
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The best upcoming Switch games demonstrate the unique features of Nintendo's uniquely designed console as well as the heritage of this iconic publisher and developer. Below I pick the best new Switch games that you can pre-order now to avoid disappointment. Pre-ordering is also useful for managing your budget and controlling your spending on gifts.

In this guide I'm looking ahead to the best upcoming Switch games, but if you're looking to play a game right now, read our buying guide to the best Nintendo Switch games to play now as well as our list of the best cheap Switch games. Some of these are classic games from Nintendo's past, if you want to play them authentically read my guide to the best retro controllers.

The best Nintendo switch games coming soon include some big releases that have been teased for years, including melee-combat adventure Bayonetta 3 and the return of mainline Pokémon with Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. My list also includes the return of Final Fantasy with Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion.

While you wait for these top new switch games to come out, consider updating your tech; take a look at our guide to Nintendo Switch vs Switch OLED and our Nintendo Switch Lite review to see if you need to pick up a new console. Or consider one of the best gaming headphones to immerse yourself in the game.

Upcoming Switch games: the best new Switch games

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Ian Dean

Ian Dean is Digital Arts & Design Editor at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.