Whether you are looking for something to fill a void or trying to find a great Christmas gift, here’s a list of upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch for October 2020 to help you find the perfect game!
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
The next in the long task of Nintendo bringing all the best Wii U titles to Switch is Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Originally released in 2013, Pikmin 3 is the third installment into the Pikmin series and expands on everything that made the first two games so beloved. The gameplay is simple, yet rewarding, you must gather and command a small army of Pikmin to complete tasks, collect treasure and defeat enemies all whilst trying to survive a hostile alien planet. You need to manage your Pikmin well and complete missions provided to you. Pikmin 3 Deluxe releases on Nintendo Switch on October 30th.
Super Mario 35
Drawing from the same idea pool as Tetris 99, Super Mario 35 is an online multiplayer version of the original Super Mario Bros. and features 35 independent players racing to be the first to beat a set number of stages or be the last one alive. The catch is that whenever an enemy is defeated it is then sent to another players screen making the experience chaotic and truly unique compared to anything Mario Maker and the original game could provide. Super Mario 35 is free to play for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers and is releasing on October 1st, but will only be played until March 31st 2021.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
The newest installment to the Mario Kart series is truly a unique one. Bringing the concept of “toys to life” to the premier cart racer, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit plays by using your home to construct a course with obstacles as the game controls a physical Kart. This allows for endless possibilities of course layouts depending on the environment you are in.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit releases on October 16th for Nintendo Switch.
Robotics;Notes Dash and Elite
From Spike Chunsoft, Robotics;Notes is a visual novel set in the Science Adventure series. It features the same writing team and general style of the Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head series’ and works as a disjointed sequel to both. Both stories are releasing on the same day, with Elite being the original story and Dash being the sequel. Both follow a group of characters building their own Mecha on a quiet Japanese island with the twists and turns you expect from this ongoing acclaimed series.
Robotics;Notes Elite and Dash release on October 13th for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
A from the ground up remake of the classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty originally released in 2014. Just Add Water have finally brought over the game to Nintendo Switch featuring the same puzzle solving, side-scrolling gameplay and enchanting world that made the original 1997 game so popular, now with added leaderboards to encourage faster times and is now more speed-run friendly.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty releases on October 27th for Nintendo Switch.
Other games to look forward to in October
Warsaw – A turned based RPG where you star as a rebel force soldier from Pixelated Milk
Ikenfell – Humble Bundle’s Tactical turn-based RPG about a group of magic students uncovering secrets
FIFA 21 – EA’s annual football game
G.I Joe Operation Blackout – Third person shooter starring IDW comic book character G.I Joe from IguanaBee
Remothered Broken Porcelain – Survival horror sequel to the 2018 Remothered title from Stormind Games
Cloudpunk – Cyberpunk adventure game where you play as a delivery driver of a flying car in a futuristic city from Ion Lands.
Tennis World Tour 2 – Port of the 2018 title from Breakpoint Studio, known as the “worst tennis game to ever be released”
Crown Trick – Roguelike RPG from Team17
Postal Redux – isometric shooting game and a remake of the original in Unreal engine 4 from developers Running with Scissors
Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed – An action game based on the popular toy line and developed by Eighting
Amnesia Rebirth – Third installment of the horror series Amnesia by Frictional Games
Transformers: Battlegrounds – An action beat em-up title from Ouright games starring the bright cast of characters from the TV show
Cobra Kai The Karate Kid Sage Continues – Side Scrolling beat em-up based on the popular Netflix show by Flux games
Ghostrunner – cyberpunk action game from Polish developers One More Level