Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

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(Update 2/28 6:00pm): Nintendo has now confirmed a massive list of Indie titles for Switch with the new Nindies Showcase video. You’ll find everything down below (scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post):

We this is it folks, the release of Nintendo Switch is just over a week away. While the launch lineup may not be as crowded as some of us may have hoped for, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is hitting day one, and that’s about as good as it gets. But we are also getting some nice indies on day one and Nintendo looks to be tapping third parties more than ever before if the rest of the titles we have heard about are any indication. From a new FIFA, NBA 2K and the Switch version of Skyrim, along with first parties like Mario Kart Deluxe 8,
Arms, Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2, it looks as though things can only get better from here.

As any avid 9to5Toys reader would know, Nintendo games don’t go on sale very often (even after being out for years) until they finally land in the Selects program. And even when they do go on sale it is rarely much of a price drop. This is where early pre-order discounts (20% off), can be really advantageous. Down below you’ll find an itemized list of the best titles releasing for Switch this year including all the launch titles playable on March 3rd, the best deals on pre-order titles (you certainly want to make sure your copy of Breath of the Wild is ready to play on day one), and even more:

Launch Titles:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: March 3rd (Launch Title)

  • Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games.
  • Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule In this stunning Open-Air Adventure.
  • Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ $40 or $32 for Prime

Release Date: March 3rd (Launch Title)

  • You are MOP, a curious and unique model of robot.
  • Explore five challenging worlds with 50 difficult missions full of pixel-perfect platforming fun.
  • Ordinary trash items have mutated into ugly creatures due to contact with radioactive and malignant substances.
  • To save the world you must sweep the area for trash and run, jump, swim and slide your way through each world, destroying enemies and obstacles blocking your path.

Super Bomberman R $50 or $38 for Prime

Release Date: March 3rd (Launch Title)

  • 3D stages with dynamic environments
  • Bomberman’s siblings and well-known enemies are back with rich personality
  • Battle mode for maximum of 8 players local connection battles and online battles
  • Enriched story with all-star voice actors

And here is the rest of the launch title lineup:

Spring 2017:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: April 28th

  • Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.
  • Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return.
  • Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

Arms $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: Spring 2017

  • Fight via simple motion and button controls
  • Select from a variety of fighters
  • Fight in arenas with unique obstacles
  • Choose your arms carefully

Summer/Holiday 2017:

Splatoon 2 $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: Summer 2017/TBD

  • New weapons – New dual-wielding Splat Dualies join the action, complete with a new Dodge Roll move. Mainstays like the Splat Roller and Splat Charger have also been remixed to include new gameplay mechanics and brand-new special weapons.
  • Local and Online Multiplayer – In a first for the series, compete in local multiplayer Turf War battles, whether in TV mode or on-the-go in handheld or tabletop modes. Online battles also make a return.
  • New ways to play – Play using the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, both of which allow for gyro controls for better aiming and control.
  • New Trends – Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon in real life, and two years have also passed in the game world. Some familiar characters return under different circumstances, and new characters are introduced as well.
  • Fresh Updates – Similar to Splatoon for Wii U, updates will roll out post-launch, adding new content.
  • Smart Device Support – An upcoming smart-phone application for the Nintendo Switch system will enhance matchmaking and allow for voice chat options.

Super Mario Odyssey $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: Holiday 2017

  • Mario embarks on a new journey, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds
  • The first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario’s cap.

Sonic Mania not available for pre-order yet

Release Date: 2017

  • Deluxe “SEGA Genesis” style Collector’s Box
  • 12″ Classic Sonic Statue featuring SEGA Genesis Base
  • Flip the power switch to trigger the “SEEGAA” startup audio!
  • Metallic Collector’s Card with Sonic Mania Download Code (digital game code)
  • SEGA Cartridge Cast with Golden Ring

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: 2017/TBD

Skyrim $60 or $48 for Prime

Release Date: Fall 2017

  • Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, pushing the game play and technology of a virtual world to new heights
  • Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling
  • Skyrim’s new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains and ancient dungeons
  • Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities; the new character system allows you to play any way you want, contains the premium map

More titles coming to Nintendo Switch:

  • FIFA $60 or $48 for Prime
    • Release Date: 2017/TBD
  • NBA 2K $60 or $48 for Prime
    • Release Date: 2017/TBD
  • Minecraft $60 or $48 for Prime
    • Release Date: 2017
  • Fire Emblem Warriors $60 or $48 for Prime
    • Release Date: TBD
  • Rayman Legends N/A
    • Release Date: TBD
  • New Shin Megami Tensei N/A
    • Release Date: TBD
  • Steep N/A
    • Release Date: 2017
  • Syberia 3 N/A
    • Release Date: TBD
  • Ultra Street Fighter II N/A
    • Release Date: 2017
  • Disgaea 5 Complete N/A
    • Release Date: TBD
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 N/A
    • Release Date: 2017

Indie Titles:

And here is the newly confirmed list of Indie titles coming to the Switch along with the “Nindies” Showcase video above highlighted by Shovel Knight, Yooka-Laylee, Stardew Valley, Oceanhorn, Escapist 2, + many more:

  • 1001 Spikes
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Blaster MasterZero
  • Cave Story
  • Celeste
  • Dandara
  • Duck Game
  • Fast RMX
  • Flipping Death
  • Gonner
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hover
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Ittle Dew 2
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • Little Inferno
  • Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Mutant Mudds
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • NeuroVoider
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • Pankapu
  • Perception
  • Portal Knights
  • Redout
  • Rime
  • Rive
  • Rocket Rumble
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • Runner3
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Dave!
  • Splasher
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Mind
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • sU and the Quest for Meaning
  • Terraria
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • The Next Penelope
  • Thumper
  • Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Towerfall Ascension
  • Treasurenauts
  • Tumbleseed
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Unbox: Newbies Adventure
  • WarGroove
  • WonderBoy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Zombie Viking

More Nintendo Switch:

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