Before we jump into what’s on sale this month for the Nintendo Switch, I’d be remiss if I didn’t discuss what the company announced at E3. For those of you who don’t follow gaming news, E3 is a huge gaming convention where companies preview their biggest and brightest hardware and software, and of course there were some really interesting things to look forward to for the Switch.
First, Fortnite is now available on the Switch and is a free download from the Nintendo eShop, so whether you’re a longtime fan or haven’t even heard of the popular battle royale game, now’s your chance to give it a try.
The company also debuted trailers from Super Mario Party (October 5), DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 called "Torna: The Golden Country," Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Spring 2019), Daemon X Machina, Dragon Ball Z Fighterz, OverCooked 2 and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (December 7). Unfortunately, Nintendo did not announce the Metroid sequel that we’ve all been hoping for.
This was confirmed prior to E3, but there’s also a pair of new Pokemon games coming out for the Switch in the fall that combine RPG gameplay with the appeal of Pokemon Go. They are called Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee! You can bet that a lot of people will be snapping these up come November 16.
And now, onto the deals.
If you can’t get enough of the World Cup, you’re in luck. The Nintendo eShop is running a deal for FIFA 18, including the free World Cup update, which you can snag for 60 percent off. It’s just $23.99 through June 28.
This isn’t a sale, but if you’re a Pokemon fan, Pokemon Quest came out on May 29 for the Switch, and it’s a free download. And if you love Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Forces (which offers three types of gameplay, including the classic platforming we all know and love) is on sale for $23.99. And don’t forget that Mario Tennis Aces releases for the Nintendo Switch on June 22. The full price of that game is $59.98, but remember that if you’re a Prime subscriber, you get a discount if you pre-order any physical video game (digital downloads don’t count unfortunately).
If sci-fi is your forte (and let’s face it, if you’re here at FANGRRLS then you probably enjoy it), then you can check out Hollow for just $4.99 (discounted from $19.99) through June 28. This creepy game has you playing as a pilot who transports cargo from a mining ship to Earth. But one day, things don’t go as planned and you wake up in an emergency escape pod. You have no memories — you don’t know how you got there or even who you are. When you arrive at the mining facility, everyone is missing. It’s clear something has gone wrong, and that evil is lurking everywhere.
Amazon is having a sale on digital Switch games to match Nintendo’s E3 sale. You can snag the epic, breathtaking The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $44.99 (down from $59.99). The popular Splatoon 2 is $39.99 on digital, down from $59.99.
If racing games are more your style, people have been saying fantastic things about the port of Rocket League for the Switch. And right now, you can snag it for $5 off a digital version (purchase price $14.99) at Amazon.
I’m a huge fan of Final Fantasy games (Final Fantasy VII and X were my jam), so I’m always looking for Japanese RPGs to fill that hole. Luckily there are two on sale right now for the Nintendo Switch through June 25. I Am Setsuna will cost you $19.99, down from $39.99, while Lost Sphear is $24.99, discounted from $49.99. I’ve heard that Lost Sphear is underrated, so I snagged that one for myself.
What new Nintendo Switch games are you excited about? Let me know in the comments.