We’re nearing the Holiday season, and given this is the Nintendo Switch’s first year, its sales in the next few months are likely going to be spectacular. However, this isn’t a surprise when taking into account how many quality titles are coming in 2017; with all this said, let’s take a look at the five most important games coming out from October to December.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This game gets some hate online for the fact that it’s being re-released yet again, but I’m all for it. Nintendo-only system buyers have never got the chance to experience the legendary title, and with its Zelda items and portability, this version could be the best yet.


Another Bethesda gem, Doom coming to Switch surprised us all. The fact that we’re getting a current-gen port of a demanding shooter on the hybrid system is nothing short of incredible. This system needs a batch of Mature rated, intense action games, and hopefully Doom is the first to begin the trend.

Rocket League

As soon as Rocket League was confirmed for Switch earlier this year, I knew the console was something special. I absolutely love this game; it’s some of the most multiplayer fun I’ve had in recent years, and acts as a perfect title to play at home or while out-and-about. It’s such a unique experience, and its confirmed cross-network play will give the Switch install base access to millions of players on other platforms.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Although the Xenoblade franchise is generally looked at as having a niche audience, I truly believe Chronicles 2 will flip the narrative. Monolith Soft is seemingly trying to market this game to everyone, by showing off its appealing art style, vibrant open world, and detailed combat system. Although I wasn’t a fans of Xenoblade Chronicles X, I’m nothing short of hyped when it comes to Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Super Mario Odyssey

You knew it was coming. Super Mario Odyssey is, by far, the Switch’s biggest title not only for this holiday season, but for this entire year. Odyssey is bringing back the perfection that is 3D Mario, with incredible visuals and a unique story. Each time I see this game I get impressed, and it’s shown no signs of stopping in regards to the barrage of news we’ve been receiving. While we’ve gotten filler Super Mario games in the past, this game is the antithesis of those; if you have an itch for platforming done right, pick up Super Mario Odyssey this October.

Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.


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