Nintendo Switch: The Next 5 Games You Should Buy For The New ...

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So you already picked up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and maybe one other game with your Nintendo Switch at launch, but what should you grab next for the new console?

" align="" width="1200"] Arms is one of the most highly anticipated titles in the Switch lineup.

The Nintendo Switch will have a wide variety of titles available within the first six months of its March 3 release. Assuming you already have Breath of the Wild and perhaps Super Bomberman R, here's a list of five games you may want to pick up next.

Arms

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The game I'm most eagerly awaiting is Arms. Perhaps it's because it's the closest thing to a boxing game we've seen on a console since Fight Night Champion in 2011. All kidding aside, the gameplay looks addictive in this game.

The elongated arms on the fighters appears to require gamers to employ a high-level of skill to be effective. Depending on the final execution of the game, it appears to be a title with a future in competitive gaming.

I'm a little skeptical about the partial motion controls, but the concept of fighting with extendable arms is so innovative, that the appeal overpowers the skepticism.

I hated that this wasn't a launch title, but I can't wait to get my hands on Arms. It is currently scheduled for a Spring release.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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The fact that The Switch released without a game with Mario in it seems weird, but it's almost a necessity to add a game with the company's signature character to your collection as soon as it becomes available.

Mario Kart is one of the most iconic series in video game history. It's almost completely bust-proof in that it continues a proven formula and solid gameplay mechanics.

Has Been Heroes

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Have you ever played the very underrated PS4 arcade game Guns Up? If you have, and you liked it, chances are you may enjoy Has Been Heroes. It's a turn-based, real-time strategy game that features bright and vivid characters with unique abilities.

You control three different characters that are attempting to advance across a road/map using a combination of weapons and spells to handle waves of enemies. It may look simple in the trailer, but the deeper you advance in the waves, the more strategy is required to obtain success.

HBH will only be $19.99 and it releases on March 28.

Pocket Rumble

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Side-scrolling fighting games are the epitome of retro gaming, but when you see a title from that genre playing at 60 frames per second, it can still be visually impressive. Pocket Rumble falls into that category.

The 2D graphics won't win any awards, and the 2-button controls may appear to be too simplistic on the surface. However, the strategy that can be employed with the scaled-back control system is noteworthy.

PR will be available for just $9.99, and something tells me it could pack the most value of any Switch game released in the console's first month of existence.

NBA 2K18

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I'm a huge sports fan, and I'm a little troubled by the lack of sports titles available for the Switch at launch. That said, 2K Sports' epic hoops simulation is scheduled to release on The Switch in September when it comes out for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The vastness of the 2K feature set could be even more impacting for Nintendo fans given The Switch's mobility options. The NBA 2K universe encourages you to grind to improve your character. Being able to take the system on the road with you only makes that all the more practical.

The release of NBA 2K18 could help Nintendo welcome a new demographic that it has neglected.

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