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Nintendo Switch Games: Best New & Upcoming Titles in 2023

Hungry for new games on Switch? 2023 has some real treats in store for the popular Nintendo console.

It’s true. Nintendo’s console is already a proud six years old, but it doesn’t stop captivating the community with exciting titles. Especially the exclusive Nintendo Switch games like Zelda and Mario have their charm. And 2023 continues to be huge! Let’s take a look at the seven best upcoming titles on Switch.


There is no end to the excitement of hot Nintendo Switch games. This year has already seen the release of genuinely unique titles, such as Minecraft Legends, Kirby’s Return To Dream Land Deluxe, and Dead Cells: Return To Castlevania. But the real gem in 2023 is yet to come! The top 7 upcoming games on Switch for 2023 are:


7. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Prepare for the sequel to Night School Studio’s acclaimed indie horror. The story in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals takes place five years after the events of its predecessor. As environmental researcher Riley Poverly, you head to your hometown of Camena to get to the bottom of mysterious radio signals causing interference with radio and electrical equipment. But what a miracle, this investigation goes wrong, and you’ll have to embark on an adventurous journey against your will and solve numerous mysterious riddles. If you are a fan of paranormal thrills and devoured series like Stranger Things, you can rejoice because Lost Signals will soon hit the market on July 12th, 2023.

Explore the paranormal in the arid Oxenfree II: Lost Signals and experience new thrilling Nintendo Switch games in 2023.
Explore paranormal activities in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (Source: Night School Studio/Netflix)


You can pre-order Oxenfree II: Lost Signals with a 25% discount on the Nintendo Store.


6. Blasphemous II

Do you like to play Nintendo Switch games in the style of Castlevania? Then you’ll be happy to know that a new Blasphemous title is coming for Switch in 2023. Already the first installment was an absolute blast. The title impresses with its hand-drawn pixel graphics, dark atmosphere, and brutal boss fights. Blasphemous II will undoubtedly be no less bloody, grotesque, and ‘blasphemous,’ sending you as the Chosen One again into battle against spawns of hell. But we want to issue a warning: the series is not for the faint-hearted due to its gory presentation and is aimed at adult gamers. Blasphemous II releases on August 31st and will surely be one of the most challenging new games for the Nintendo Switch this year.


You can find Blasphemous II on the Nintendo Store.


5. Disney Illusion Island

Are you a true friend of Disney characters and love co-op games on Nintendo Switch? Then we have great news for you. If you think it’s a shame that Disney Dreamlight Valley only has a single player, look forward to Disney Illusion Island. In this hand-drawn 2D action platformer, you can jump, swing, swim, and run through mysterious, beautiful landscapes with up to three friends in couch co-op mode. Of course, you can choose your favorite Disney character and unlock special abilities. Play the heartwarming jump’n’run adventure as early as July 18th, 2023.

Disney Illusion Island is coming soon. In this new action platformer, you can play your favorite characters.
Disney Illusion Island screenshot (Source: Dlala Studios/Disney)


You can now pre-order the game on the Nintendo Store.


4. Pikmin 4

We continue with a Nintendo exclusive that is no less cute. If you love sci-fi games but also like them to be more harmless, Pikmin 4 is one of the new upcoming games on Switch that many Nintendo fans look forward to in 2023. The new Pikmin is just as colorful and cute again. In the fourth installment, you’ll embark on a grand adventure with the tiny plant-like creatures called Pikmin and explore an alien planet. The Pikmin have different colors and different abilities. With an ice Pikmin, you can freeze enemies; with a red Pikmin, you can dare fiery experiments. On the journey, the cuddly space dog Otschin will also be a faithful companion who can transport you and your tiny friends. The adventure already starts on July 21st, 2023.


You can pre-order Pikmin 4 on the Nintendo Store.


3. Hogwarts Legacy

This title is a particular highlight in our ranking of the best upcoming Switch Games 2023. In February, the massive open-world action RPG centered around the famous wizarding school premiered on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Recently, it also appeared for the PS4 and Xbox One. Now, you don’t have to wait much longer! As early as July 25th, you can experience Hogwarts Legacy on your Switch wherever and whenever you want. In this third-person game, you can customize your character, participate in wizarding lessons, and explore the vast fantasy world on foot or with a magic broom while solving numerous riddles and mysteries. And yes, you can also ride a hippogriff and fight against giant spiders if you like.


Hogwarts Legacy is not yet available via the Nintendo Store at this time.


2. LEGO 2K Drive

With LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, WB Games served us another great LEGO title last year. The games are always a lot of fun, especially in co-op with friends. If the brick-by-brick building mechanics were not enough for you in previous games, you would have a lot of fun with LEGO 2K Drive. In the open world called Bricklandia, you can experience the ultimate driving adventure. Here you can race anywhere and with anyone, and not only that, it wouldn’t be LEGO if you couldn’t assemble your dream vehicles. Build your top car, defeat rivals, and win the coveted Sky Trophy. On May 19th, 2023, the time has come.

Build your dream car in Lego 2K Drive and explore the huge colorful open world Bricklandia, as seen here.
Screenshot from Lego 2K Drive (Source: Visual Concepts/2K Games)


LEGO 2K Drive can be pre-ordered on the Nintendo Store.


1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Its predecessor was already a global success on the Switch. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that the sequel is #1 among our ranking of the best upcoming Nintendo Switch games in 2023. From what we’ve read and seen, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will most likely surpass Breath of the Wild. As Link, you’ll dive into a new epic adventure and explore the beautiful landscapes of the vast open world of Hyrule. This time also a little more in the direction of the sky. The kingdom is in danger of perishing, and you must embark on a challenging mission, withstand numerous battles and solve tricky riddles so the land can keep on shining. Tears of the Kingdom is, without a doubt, the highlight of 2023 and deserves the throne as the most awesome Nintendo exclusive in our top games ranking. Long live Zelda – starting again on May 12th, 2023!


You can pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the Nintendo Store.


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The Switch console is certainly not the only one that includes exciting titles. Check out our rankings of PS5 Racing Games or the Best PS5 Co-op Games and get new titles for your next gaming night alone or with friends.

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