Nintendo Switch had its big conference Thursday, and a ton of launch games were showcased. With that in mind, here’s every big game you can get on day one plus a few further down the road.

1, 2 Switch : This is essentially the Switch version of Wii Sports. It’s intended as a showpiece for the console’s Joy-Con motion controllers. However, unlike its predecessor, 1, 2 Switch forces players to focus on each other instead of a TV screen. Face off in Wild West, duels, dance competitions and other strange tasks. This game is designed around family parties, and, with Switch portability, it can be taken anywhere you want it.

'1,2 Switch' '1, 2 Switch' is a new mini-game collection that has players staring at their friends instead of the TV. It's a party title meant to be played anywhere at any time. Photo: Nintendo

Has Been Heroes : This is a rogue-like experience meant for more hardcore gamers. It’s your job to take the king’s daughters to the Princess Academy, but this is no easy task. With hundreds of spells and randomly-generated levels, the action gets harder and more time consuming the further you progress.The player controls three characters, and there are 12 different heroes to use.

'Has Been Heroes' 'Has Been Heroes' is a new rogue-like for the experienced gamer. Randomly generated levels and hundreds of spells make this Switch game a true challenge. Photo: Frozenbyte/GameTrust

Snipperclips : It’s a fairly basic puzzle game where players cut out shapes of their character to find solutions. The campaign can be played cooperatively, competitively or solo. There are also additional tasks that require large groups to solve.

'Snipperclips' 'Snipperclips' is a cute puzzle game that lets players cut out pieces of their character to find solutions. Play with friends or stop them from getting the right answer. Photo: Nintendo

Super Bomberman R : It’s a new Bomberman game re-imagined for the Switch and the 3D era. The basic premise remains the same in that you must navigate square stages while trying to kill enemies with bombs. In addition to a 50-stage solo or co-op campaign, however, there’s also a new eight-player Battle mode.

'Super Bomberman R' 'Super Bomberman R' brings this iconic character and his mechanics to the Switch. New eight-player action will make this retro experience feel fresh. Photo: Konami

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild : This game needs no introduction. It’s the hallmark day-one game on this list. Link begins a new quest to stop the Calamity Ganon, but many mysteries await him. Taking cue from western RPGs like Skyrim and The Witcher this is easily the deepest franchise game we’ve ever seen. This is definitely the Switch game to buy or download

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild "The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" trailer debuted at E3, and it's sparked all kinds of theories. The latest one says that flowers may reveal the game's timeline placement. "The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild" comes to Wii U and NX in 2017. Photo: Nintendo

Ports : The rest of the launch games have appeared on other platforms over the past few years, so we’ll be a bit quicker with them.

  • Disgaea 5 : It came to PS4 in 2015 and was generally enjoyed. It’s a deep JRPG with new classes, strategy and mechanics.
  • I Am Setsuna : Another JRPG. It’s a callback to old Final Fantasy games, so fans of those will appreciate it. Its reviews were good but not great.
  • Just Dance 2017 : This rhythm franchise thrived on the Wii and intends to do the same on Switch. Use motion controls to dance to popular songs.
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris : It’s pretty self-explanatory. This is a new version of Tetris that’s mixed with Puyo Puyo. It’s got a few new modes for a fresh spin on line-forming action.
  • Rayman Legends : As a direct sequel to the beloved Rayman Origins, this game borrows many of those mechanics and expands on them. It’s a great game to play while you wait for Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Skylanders: Imaginators : It’s the latest entry in the Skylanders series that very much continues the tradition of its predecessors. Solve puzzles and complete simple platforming with the toys-to-life figures you’ve collected.
  • Steep : Newly released, Steep is a serene game focused on performing extreme winter sports stunts with friends. Start challenges and compete for score if you want, but the experience is pretty chill.

Here are a few games to consider past day one.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe : It’s Mario Kart 8 on Wii U with some new tracks, characters and a revised Battle Mode. Players can also carry two items at once. It’s essentially another large DLC pack for Mario Kart 8. [April 28]

'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' is a major update to the beloved Wii U game. The Switch release has new characters, more tracks and unique abilities not found in its predecessor. Photo: Nintendo

Arms : This is a new Nintendo focused on boxing. Every character in the game has freakishly long arms. These arms are your main weapon, and they have different strengths and weaknesses. This has been advertised as a game that’s easy to learn but tough to master. [Spring]

'Arms' Game 'Arms' was one of the weirdest games at the Nintendo Switch reveal event, and its initial impressions failed to garner much excitement. It's set to release this spring. Photo: Nintendo

Splatoon 2 : It’s a sequel to Nintendo’s beloved shooter, and it seems to operate on the same idea of covering maps in the ink color of your team to be victorious. The game has new weapons and a string of new content to enjoy after it releases. [Summer]

'Splatoon 2' 'Splatoon 2' follows heavily in the tradition of its predecessor, but it has new weapons, customization and a major DLC plan. It arrives this summer. Photo: Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey : Mario is back in a fully 3D adventure that takes him to new worlds. Using New Donk City as a hub, Mario travels to all kinds of different locales to explore open environments. In many ways, this is Super Mario 64 for Switch [Fall]

Nintendo Switch releases March 3 for $299.

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