10+ New Nintendo Switch Games Coming Out in 2024: Don’t Miss Out

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Despite being over seven years old, there are still tons of upcoming Nintendo Switch games to get excited about in 2024. We have a great mix of remakes like Luigi’s Mansion 2, indie games like Mina The Hollower, and massive RPGs like The Legend of Heroes all on the horizon.

And thanks to the Nintendo Direct showcase on June 18, 2024, well… 2024 is the Year of the Switch, with Mario & Luigi: Brothership and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom all bringing Nintendo’s most iconic characters out for one last swansong on the console that’s given millions of gamers millions of hours of joy.

Anyone who suggested the Switch lineup was getting sparse as we get closer to the Nintendo Switch 2 release date — we’d suggest rumors of the console’s death have been slightly exaggerated. This year (and next) has a lot to offer Switch owners.

Whether you play docked or handheld, don’t let your Nintendo Switch gather dust. These are the best Switch games 2024 you should be hyped for.

Key Takeaways

  • Nintendo Switch continues to receive exciting new game releases in 2024, including remakes, indie titles, and major RPGs.
  • Nintendo Direct also offers us Mario & Luigi: Brothership and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, Monster Hunter Stories, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak are some of the notable new Nintendo Switch games set for release.
  • Sonic X Shadow Generations introduces Shadow as a playable character, adding new stages and story elements to the classic platformer.
  • LEGO Horizon Adventures brings the Horizon universe to the Switch in a unique LEGO crossover, scheduled for 2024 holiday season.
  • Nintendo Switch’s upcoming games, like Metroid Prime 4 and Hollow Knight: Silksong, are also expected, though their release dates remain uncertain.
  • With a wide variety of genres and styles, the new Switch games 2024 lineup ensures there’s something for every player to look forward to.

10+ Best Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games 2024

1. ‘Mario & Luigi: Brothership’

Developer: TBA (In-house?)

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: November 7, 2024

Announced as part of Nintendo Direct on June 18, 2024, we are seeing the iconic duo Mario and Luigi reunite for the first time in nine years.

Seen as Nintendo’s special gift to Switch owners after a successful life for the console, Mario & Luigi: Brothership will arrive on November 7, for another showdown against Bowser across many islands (flashback to Super Mario Bros 2, anyone?).

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This is an easy number one on our list of upcoming Switch games, and what a way to kick off Nintendo Direct — we are pretty excited about this surprise announcement.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

Developer: TBA

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: September 26, 2024

Oh finally! Thank you for your service Link, but Princess Zelda is getting her own starring role!

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom was another surprise announcement at Nintendo Direct, and is confirmed for 2024.

With the promise of “a new gameplay style that breaks conventions”, but a similar graphical look to the more recent Zelda games, like ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’, it’s the franchise many gamers know and love — but finally in the shoes of the eponymous princess.

To push the celebrations even further, Nintendo announced a special-edition Switch Lite: Hyrule Edition to go with the game.

If you are still on the fence about owning a Switch, perhaps September is the time to make the leap.

3. Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD
Source: Nintendo

Developer: Next Level Games

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: June 27, 2024

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD finally gives this hidden gem of a sequel the spotlight it always deserved. The first and third games were given prime placement on the GameCube and Switch, respectively, while the second (originally called Dark Moon) was relegated to the 3DS. Once this sequel has been remade, the entire Luigi ghost-hunting trilogy will be playable on Switch for all to enjoy.

4. The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publisher: NIS America

Release Date: July 5, 2024

The Trails series can be intimidating to get into, but Daybreak is the perfect entry point for newcomers since it is the beginning of the Daybreak arc. The game mixes life-sim elements with tactical combat, somewhat like Persona. Unlike Persona, Daybreak has both a real-time and turn-based battle system to experiment with.

5. Cat Quest 3

Cat Quest 3
Source: The Gentlebros/Steam

Developer: The Gentlebros

Publisher: Kepler Interactive

Release Date: August 8, 2024

I hope you’re ready for endless cat puns because Cat Quest 3 is whiskering you away to the purribean. This is the biggest, but also cutest, Cat Quest yet filled with a colorful map to explore dungeons to plunder, and dozens of side quests to complete. You can even bring a friend along in local co-op. Don’t miss out on the upcoming Nintendo Switch game purrfection.

6. Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time

Developer: Level-5

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: October 10, 2024

We all loved Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but after a couple of years, you probably have done and seen everything you wanted to. Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time could be your next life-sim obsession. You will play as a young girl named Lively who needs to travel to the past to gather materials to help rebuild the community.

7. Sonix X Shadow Generations

Sonix X Shadow Generations
Source: Sega/Steam

Developer: Sonic Team

Publisher: Sega

Release Date: October 25, 2024

Whether you’re a fan of classic Sonic, modern Sonic, or both, Generations has you covered. This remaster goes above and beyond the normal expectations of simply porting the game and making it look nicer. Sonic X Shadow Generations adds Shadow as a completely new character with his own stages and story to the mix for an even more adrenaline-pumping platformer.

8. LEGO Horizon Adventures

LEGO Horizon Adventures
Source: Sony

Developer: Guerilla Games/ Studio Gobo

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: Holiday Season 2024

Have you ever thought we’d see the day a Horizon game was coming to Switch? Yet, here we are. It isn’t one of the core titles, but LEGO Horizon Adventures looks like the crossover you never knew you needed. If you enjoy the other LEGO games, there’s no doubt this new Nintendo Switch game will be right up your alley too.

9. Mina The Hollower

Mina The Hollower
Source: Steam

Developer: Yacht Club Games

Publisher: Yacht Club Games

Release Date: TBD 2024

No, Mina The Hollower isn’t a port of a GameBoy Color game; it’s only meant to look like one. Coming from Yacht Club Games of Shovel Knight fame, this isometric adventure will appeal to anyone who loved the old Castlevania and 2D Zelda games.

10. Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4
Source: Nintendo

Developer: Retro Studios

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: 2025

We were mostly trying to will Metroid Prime 4 into existence this year by putting it on the list of upcoming Nintendo Switch games, but the Nintendo Direct presentation in June 2024 has now confirmed a 2025 release.

Still, as Nintendo Direct did gift us with our first look via a Metroid Prime 4 trailer, it felt cruel to bump this from the list. A highly anticipated game — rumored since the start of the Nintendo’s Switch lifecycle, finally we get a glimpse of it:

11. Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight Silksong
Source: Team Cherry/Steam

Developer: Team Cherry

Publisher: Team Cherry

Release Date: TBD 2024

Every year, we say this is the year for Hollow Knight: Silksong, but this time it has to be true! If Silksong is half as good as the original, this will still be the best Metroidvania game of the year. You can look forward to tight platforming, deep exploration, and soul-like combat through a beautifully detailed world of bugs, hopefully this year.

Before we sign off, a special mention to…

12. Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter Stories
Source: Capcom/Steam

Developer: Capcom/ Marvelous

Publisher: Capcom

Release Date: June 13, 2024

Released this month, most people know Monster Hunter for the epic battles against towering beasts, but Monster Hunter Stories is an RPG spinoff in that same universe that shifts the focus from slaying monsters to raising them as companions.7

You will raise, train, and even ride your monsters, who help you in turn-based battles.

The Bottom Line

As we look forward to the potential reveal of Switch 2, the current Switch still has plenty of life left. 2024 proves to be a stellar year in terms of new Nintendo Switch games that are ready or almost ready to go live. A diverse array of upcoming titles cater to all types of players.

The best Nintendo Switch games vary from the nostalgic appeal of Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and the innovative gameplay of The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak to the whimsical charm of LEGO Horizon Adventures. And with Mario, Luigi, and Zelda all here for a swansong — 2024 is the Year of the Switch.

Whether you prefer indie adventures, massive RPGs, or beloved franchises getting a fresh update, many fantastic adventures deserve your attention.

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Jesse Lennox
Games Writer
Jesse Lennox
Games Writer

Jesse Lennox has been a games journalist for over 10 years. He began writing as a volunteer for enthusiast sites before going full-time to contribute to outlets like Digital Trends, Pocket-Lint, Classic Nerd, and many more. When he isn't grinding in the latest 100-hour JRPG you can find him at the gym or on the trails.