While 2018 saw the release of games like Pokemon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros Ultimate for the Switch, 2019 could be even bigger. Between rumors of remakes like Persona 5 for Switch and some huge new releases for major series, Switch fans have an exciting year ahead. Here are the top 5 new Nintendo Switch Games to look forward to in 2019.

Top 5 New Nintendo Switch Games 2019

1. Metroid Prime 4

All the way back at E3 2017, Nintendo gave us a small teaser for Metroid Prime 4. Now with the Metroid Prime 4 release date leaked for November 2019, anticipation is growing.

Interviews reveal that the new installment will focus on the rivalry between Samus and Sylux. Bringing Metroid to the Switch could also bring some new gameplay mechanics and tweaks- we may even see online play. This should be a massive release for the Metroid Prime series.

2. Pokémon Switch 2019

While Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee will keep fans satisfied for now, there’s a new Switch Pokémon set for 2019. Nothing is known yet, but this could be the next step in the series, finally bringing a full, main-series Pokémon game to console. Expect new Pokémon, updated gameplay, and the best graphics in the series yet.

3. Animal Crossing Switch

The Isabelle reveal trailer for Smash Bros also revealed that Animal Crossing is coming to Switch in 2019. This will be a mainline Animal Crossing game, most likely following the traditional Animal Crossing formula of making bells and building your town. It’s likely we’ll get improved online play and appearances from characters like Tom Nook and Isabelle.

4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The Fire Emblem series will return to the Switch in 2019 with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The game reportedly features a new twist on battling, with formations of troops to command alongside individual units. Players will also be able to move around outside of battle to talk to new characters and collect information.

It’ll tie together the story of three main characters- Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude. This should breathe some new life into the Fire Emblem franchise.

5. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Late last year, Nintendo Direct also revealed a new Luigi’s Mansion will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Luigi will return to battle ghosts in a haunted mansion with a brand new weapon- the Poltergust G-00. We’ve already seen some brief glimpses of what to expect from the trailer, but more information will likely come out soon.

More Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games 2019

There are plenty more new Nintendo Switch Games to look out for in 2019. Here are some of the best of the rest, including re-releases for great games on the Switch.

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Pikmin Switch
  • Town