Most Anticipated Switch games of 2020

The Outer Worlds

credit: IGN

The Switch does not have any mainline Fallout games as of yet.  The Outer Worlds should scratch that post-apocalyptic itch.  It has shrink rays, satirical humor and evil corporations.  Its an open world first person shooter and should be out Spring 2020. There are several ways to beat missions and its set in space.  Should be a blast and we are looking forward to it.

Samurai Shodown

A modern fighting game on the Switch? No way! SNK’s weapon based fighter is finally being ported to Switch in the first quarter of 2020.  This one has a bonus of having the NeoGeo Pocket Color version packed in for pre-orders.  I have played some of these classic games from the 90s and the emphasis on weapons makes the game feel fresh and unique. Taunting opponents by throwing your sword in the ground is a great mechanic as well as weapons breaking mid-fight really makes this game its own.  I am looking forward to playing a modern take on this classic franchise.  This will probably be the first game I buy in 2020.

Trials of Mana

Trials of Mana originally released on the Super Famicom and never made its way to the states… until 2019 for the Switch.  This was part of the Collection of Mana series(the 3rd game in the Mana series).  The trailer above is for the brand new Trials of Mana being released April 2020.  It is an action-adventure RPG.  It looks like you will be able to team up with up to 3 characters with ~10 total characters to choose from.  the Mana series was and is a great game from the SNES era.  It will be interesting to see how this title fairs with Pokemon Sword and Shield still in its prime.  Ys VIII and BOTW have crushed it on the Switch, Trials of Mana should be somewhere in between those 2 titles.  I have this one circled as a maybe and will look for the reviews to come out before I snag it.  If it is turn-based I will probably pass.

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