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10 Games You Must Play Before Nintendo Switch Arrives

Nintendo Switch was announced recently as a handheld/console hybrid. It is releasing in March 2017 and is using the Nvidia TEGRA chip. The machine is not only a successor to the Wii U but 3DS as well.

There are still a few months before we get our hands on Nintendo Switch so it is plenty of time to play some games that deserve your attention. Below is a list of 10 Wii U and 3DS games that you need to play before Nintendo Switch arrives in the market.

10 Games You Must Play Before Nintendo Switch

Batman: Arkham City – Armoured Edition


Batman: Arkham games have been one of the top-selling franchises own by DC and WB. PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC got a lot of Batman but Nintendo wasn’t left out of the action. One of the best games to release on Wii U was Batman: Arkham City – Armoured Edition.

9 – Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

One of the most popular Square Enix titles made it to Wii U during early on in the console cycle. It was received well by the community and had shining reviews across the board. In the game, you play as Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America’s most experimental biotechnology firms.

Deus Ex Human Revolution

You fight against the infamous Illuminati stop them from changing the course of history. Human Revolution is a must by for Wii U owners before picking up Nintendo Switch.

8 – Super Mario Maker

Super Mario games are a multi-million franchise own by Nintendo. There is hardly a gamer that hasn’t played Super Mario games and didn’t love what he saw. The classic titles were given an overhaul and players received total control over its level design takes to Super Mario Maker.

Super Mario Bros. Maker

Super Mario Maker is available on 3DS as well as Wii U.

7 – Bayonetta

Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game that came from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. You play as a gun-wielding witch and face countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Creative finishing moves are very satisfying to the eye.


Nintendo Switch will surely receive Bayonetta games so it is best to play the originals before you leave Wii U behind.

6 – Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

Mass Effect 3 puts you in the middle of an all-out galactic war. Earth is on fire and it is your job to protect it from the invasion. Mass Effect 3 was not the best of the series but it is still one of the best games released on Wii U.

Mass Effect 3

Playing Mass Effect 3 not only keeps you busy till Nintendo Switch arrives but also Mass Effect: Andromeda is releasing in the same month, March 2017.

5 – Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

Capcom’s Monster Hunter games have always been loved and admired by the community. They are difficult but satisfying, they require cooperation, time, and patience. Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate is no different from the previous games in this regarding.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

However, it makes sure it is more accessible for newcomers. 3DS players must play this classic.

4 – The Legend of Zelda Wind Walker HD

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a classic that was remastered with high-quality graphics and is presented in full HD. The high-quality cell-shaded presentation is breathtaking which makes this amazing game even more enjoyable.

Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD

Before the arrival for Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch, do give this game a try.

3 – Pokken Tournament

From the creator of Tekken series came Pokken Tournament. The game is now available on Wii U and arcades in Japan. It is one of the best fighting games out there and is especially appealing to fans of Pokemon games.

Pokken Tournament

It is sure to get an another installment, so be sure to pick it up for the Wii U and get a hang of things. Battle Pokémon in all-new, action-packed arena fights.

2 – Mario Kart 8

Released in 2014, Mario Kart 8 is an amazing racer that is a must-have for Wii U owners. It is a fun, family friendly, party game that brings closer but also has a competitive side to it. Mario Kart 8 brings new racing track designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down.

Mario Kart 8


1 – Super Mario 3D World

One of the best-reviewed games on Metacritic right now for Wii U. Mario is the face of Nintendo and Super Mario 3D World is probably one of the best Mario games released so far. You work together with your friends for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game.

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World needs to be ported to Nintendo Switch.