2023 has been a great year for the Nintendo Switch. Despite it being over six years old, players are still getting treated to great games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Hell, we even got a new — sort of — F-Zero game! But what about next year? What are the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games for 2024?
With the next Switch seemingly on the horizon, many expect 2024 to be a down year for new games on the current system. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
For this list, we are only looking at games that are console-exclusive to the Switch. If you want to look at other “Most Anticipated” games, check out lists for PS5 games, Xbox games, and Multi-Platform games.
The 5 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games For 2024
Metroid Prime 4
Let’s just get this one out of the way. Metroid Prime 4 was first announced way back at E3 2017. Since then, the game has been in development limbo with Nintendo constantly saying that it’s making progress. But where’s that progress? Hopefully, 2024 is the year we finally see it, and actually get our hands on it.
This is a game that I’m willing to bet not many people remember, let alone played. Released in 2004 for the Game Boy Advanced, this puzzle-platformer sees players take control of Mario as he chases down Donkey Kong to retrieve stolen toys.
In the remake, not only have the visuals been updated but co-op play should add much more value to a game that I thought was going to be lost to time.
At long last, we’ll finally get to play Luigi’s Mansion 2 on a proper screen, provided you dock your Switch. One of the best 3DS games ever, Luigi’s Mansion 2 — Dark Moon on the original system — is a game that I know many didn’t get a chance to play. With it on the Switch, that excuse should, hopefully, come to an end.
The game will add new multiplayer mechanics both online and local, and should add a nice new twist to the 10-year-old classic.
Closing it out with another remaster, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is viewed by many — including myself — as the pinnacle of the Paper Mario franchise. The game features turn-based combat as well as various items to collect and use both in and out of combat. The end goal? Why, rescue Princess Peach, obviously!
The game was originally released in 2004 on the Nintendo GameCube. With the Switch being in more households, there’s a good chance millions more people will experience the game for the first time.
After years in the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach is finally getting a chance to be the main character of a standalone game. Princess Peach: Showtime might be the most excited I’ve been for a new Nintendo title since Super Mario Maker in 2015.
The costume changes that give Peach different abilities is a mechanic that I think could really make this one of Nintendo’s best in recent memory.