2020 is finally here, and with it comes a number of brand-new titles to all our favorite consoles. But which of these will be successful and which of them will not be? In this article, we will be providing you with 6 Switch games for you to look out for in 2020.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing is back on the switch with a whole new set of characters and a new storyline. You are on the Nook Inc deserted island package and are able to make the island your own. With a number of opportunities to graft, grow, and create your own paradise, you can explore and enjoy everything this new title has to offer. With the release happening on the 20th March 2020, this is a game that many are getting excited for. In the meantime, there is the mobile edition of the game Animal Crossing Pocket Camp to build your camp and meet new people.
Breath Of The Wild Sequel
With the Bombshell of this sequel being announced at the end of the Nintendo E3 2019 keynote, Nintendo fans rejoiced. With the unprecedented success of the original open-world title, this game is set to be a huge success upon release. But don’t get excited too quickly. We only know that the game is in development at this time, this means that we could be waiting until 2021 to play this title. But with E3 2020 taking place between the 9th– 11th of June, we could be in for a treat as there could provide us with more information on the title and perhaps a release date. In the meantime, there are a number of free slots, and online games that are Zelda themed, allowing you to enjoy all the characters within the game, allowing you to relax until the release of the game, what more could you ask for!
The Outer Worlds
Another popular title that is coming to the Switch this year is The Outer Worlds this player-driven RPG from Obsidian entertainment is the game you never knew you needed. With cause and effect changing the way that your story plays out, no game is ever exactly the same. This makes for a highly interesting game for fans that are looking for a truly unique gaming experience. Fight against alien monsters and explore settlements and space stations to complete the story and explore this open-world game. With a number of other options also available depending on the people you allow to join your team, the story is entirely up to you.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom- Rehydrated
If you are a fan of old classics, then you can do no better than this SpongeBob Title, but if nautical nonsense is something you wish, then you are going to have to wait. Though an infographic released by Nintendo suggested that the game would have a May 22nd release date, THQ has since denied this, stating that the release date is not set in stone. Though this is a disappointment for fans that have been eagerly awaiting the release of this title, there are plenty of teaser videos for you to enjoy in the meantime. Who knows, the game may even be released before Christmas, you just have to wait and see.
Yet another delay to a game’s release comes in the form of Doom Eternal. While there is a release date for PC and other consoles, it is the release of the Switch edition that has seen the most delays. Last year the title was delayed to make sure that the best possible experience is delivered, and this has since continued as ID Software has stated that the Switch release required more time in order for the port specialist at Panic Button to refine it and provide the best result. However, there is no need for despair as this is not expected to be a huge delay, so we may be seeing a release date very soon.
Gods & Monsters
The final game coming to the switch this year is the storybook adventure of Gods & Monsters bought to you by the creators of Assassins Creed Odyssey. This is the story of a forgotten hero on a quest to save the Greek gods as the Isle of the Blessed has been taken over by dangerous creatures of mythology. By battling mythical beasts and taking on their leader Typhon, you can prove your worth and save the Greek gods. This title is perfect for all ages and is set to release in February, meaning you do not have to wait long to get your hands on this fantastic title.
With a number of new releases coming in 2020, now is the perfect time for Nintendo fans to enjoy amazing new titles as well as trying their hand at brand new game modes to enjoy. Which of these will you be purchasing in 2020?
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