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As we near the holiday season, the feelgood commercials come flooding in from gaming publishers. Nintendo is no exception, and even though it’s not launching a new system this year, a new Nintendo Switch commercial is here. For the holiday season, Nintendo wants you to discover new worlds and expand your horizons.

To do that, Nintendo is showing off some of its most popular open-world games. Of course, over three years on, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still headlines the pack. Pokémon Sword and Shield are also featured, although their frame rates in the trailer don’t particularly impress. Nintendo additionally showcases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimTrials of Mana, and more running on Switch hardware.

It’s a little odd that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity isn’t shown off as we near its release. You’d also think a title including “expand your horizons” would feature the latest Animal Crossing, especially given its incredible popularity. Maybe the company doesn’t feel the need to advertise it? Either way, Nintendo is going all in on open worlds with this commercial, it seems.

With next-generation systems from Sony and Microsoft right around the corner, it’s important for Nintendo to keep the Switch ball rolling. Sales of the system are still doing incredibly well, as the company recently upped its fiscal year predictions.

Are there any games in here you haven’t gotten around to playing yet?

Ben Kerry
Freelance Writer. Work seen elsewhere at Eurogamer & Gamereactor. Fan of action, racing and straight up walkin' in any video game he can get his hands on. When he's not gaming, Ben spends his time listening to way too much Guns N' Roses, watching football and probably eating somewhere...

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