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The Nintendo Switch.

2017 was a big year for Nintendo, with the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 2DS XL (a revision of the 3DS without the clamshell design as well as the sixth and last model in the family), releasing as well as Nintendo delving further into mobile games. Some Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games were also made.

Timeline

Notable Releases

Events

  • The Nintendo Switch Presentation happened on January 12, followed by tours around the United States and Europe and events in Australia and Japan. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was also announced on this day.
  • A Fire Emblem-centered Nintendo Direct was broadcasted on January 18.
  • DSiWare was terminated on March 31.
  • A Nintendo Direct focusing on ARMS and Splatoon 2 was broadcasted on April 12.
  • A Nintendo Direct focusing on ARMS and containing a trailer of Splatoon 2 was broadcasted on May 17.
  • A Pokémon-centred Nintendo Direct was broadcasted on June 6.
  • The Nintendo conference at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 was held on June 13 and ended on June 16.
  • A Dragon Quest Direct exclusive to Japan was broadcasted on June 21.
  • A Nintendo Direct focusing on Splatoon 2 was broadcasted on July 6.
  • The New Nintendo 3DS was discontinued in Japan and Europe on July 14.
  • A Nintendo Direct was broadcasted on September 13.
  • A Animal Crossing Direct was broadcasted on October 25.
  • A Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct was broadcasted on November 7.
  • The Wii Mini was discontinued worldwide on November 13.
  • The New Nintendo 3DS XL was discontinued in Europe on December 30.

Releases

Switch

Please select a region.

X retail games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB
1-2-Switch Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Just Dance 2017 Ubisoft 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Super Bomberman R Konami 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Skylanders: Imaginators Activision 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Nicalis 2017-03-17March 17, 2017 06Mature
Has-Been Heroes GameTrust 2017-03-28March 28, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Lego City: Undercover Warner Bros. 2017-04-04April 4, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Puyo Puyo Tetris Sega 2017-04-25April 25, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 2017-04-28April 28, 2017 03Everyone
Disgaea 5 Complete NIS America 2017-05-23May 23, 2017 05Teen
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Capcom 2017-05-26May 26, 2017 05Teen
Cars 3: Driven to Win Warner Bros. 2017-06-13June 13, 2017 04Everyone 10+
ARMS Nintendo 2017-06-16June 16, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Cave Story + Nicalis 2017-06-20June 20, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Splatoon 2 Nintendo 2017-07-21July 21, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star XSEED 2017-07-25July 25, 2017 05Teen
Troll and I Maximum Games 2017-08-15August 15, 2017 05Teen
Minecraft: Story Mode Telltale Games 2017-08-22August 22, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Ubisoft 2017-08-29August 29, 2017 04Everyone 10+
LEGO Worlds Warner Bros. 2017-09-05September 5, 2017
R.B.I. Baseball 17 MLB AM 2017-09-05September 5, 2017
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Ubisoft 2017-09-12September 12, 2017
NBA 2K18 Take-Two Interactive 2017-09-15September 15, 2017
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Bandai Namco 2017-09-22September 22, 2017
Pokkén Tournament DX Nintendo 2017-09-22September 22, 2017
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Warner Bros. 2017-09-22September 22, 2017
Sine Mora EX THQ Nordic 2017-09-26September 26, 2017 06Mature
FIFA 18 Electronic Arts 2017-09-29September 29, 2017
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase Dispatch Games 2017-10-10October 10, 2017
Tiny Barbarian DX Nicalis 2017-10-10October 10, 2017
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle NIS America 2017-10-10October 10, 2017 05Teen
88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition Rising Star Games 2017-10-12October 12, 2017
Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo 2017-10-20October 20, 2017
Just Dance 2018 Ubisoft 2017-10-24October 24, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Koei Tecmo 2017-10-24October 24, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo 2017-10-27October 27, 2017
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers GameMill 2017-10-31October 31, 2017
Monopoly Ubisoft 2017-10-31October 31, 2017
Monster Jam Crush It! GameMill 2017-10-31October 31, 2017
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition Focus Home Interactive 2017-11-07November 7, 2017
Sonic Forces Sega 2017-11-07November 7, 2017
DOOM Bethesda 2017-11-10November 10, 2017
Snipperclips Plus - Cut it out, together! Nintendo 2017-11-10November 10, 2017
Batman: The Telltale Series Telltale Games 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
Ben 10 GameMill 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
Ittle Dew 2+ Nicalis 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros. 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
L.A. Noire Rockstar Games 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
RIME Grey Box 2017-11-14November 14, 2017
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda 2017-11-17November 17, 2017
Lumo Rising Star Games 2017-11-20November 20, 2017
Axiom Verge Badland Games 2017-11-21November 21, 2017
Gear.Club Unlimited Microids 2017-11-21November 21, 2017
MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame Milestone 2017-11-21November 21, 2017
Superbeat: Xonic Rising Star Games 2017-11-21November 21, 2017
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Merge Games 2017-11-21November 21, 2017
Resident Evil Revelations Collection Capcom 2017-11-30November 30, 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo 2017-12-01December 1, 2017
This is The Police THQ Nordic 2017-12-05December 5, 2017
WWE 2K18 Take-Two Interactive 2017-12-06December 6, 2017
The End Is Nigh Nicalis 2017-12-12December 12, 2017
Party Planet Mastiff 2017-12-12December 12, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Nighthawk Interactive 2017-12-21December 21, 2017 05Teen

X retail games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date CERO
1-2-Switch Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 01
A
Disgaea 5 Complete NIS America 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02
B
Dragon Quest Heroes I + II Square Enix 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02
B
I am Setsuna Square Enix 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02
B
Nobunaga no Yabou: Souzou with Power-Up Kit Koei Tecmo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 01
A
Puyo Puyo Tetris Sega 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 01
A
Super Bomberman R Konami 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 01
A
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02
B
San Goku Shi 13 with Power-Up Kit Koei Tecmo 2017-03-30March 30, 2017 01
A
Minna de WaiWai! Spelunker Square Enix 2017-04-20April 20, 2017 01
A
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 2017-04-28April 28, 2017 01
A
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Capcom 2017-05-26May 26, 2017 02
B
Seiken Densetsu Collection Square Enix 2017-06-01June 1, 2017 02
B
ARMS Nintendo 2017-06-16June 16, 2017 01
A
Lego City: Undercover Warner Bros. 2017-06-29June 29, 2017 02
B
Cars 3: Driven to Win Warner Bros. 2017-07-20July 20, 2017 01
A
Fate/Extella Marvelous 2017-07-20July 20, 2017 03
C
Splatoon 2 Nintendo 2017-07-21July 21, 2017 01
A
One Piece: Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition Bandai Namco 2017-08-24August 24, 2017 02
B
Monster Hunter XX Capcom 2017-08-25August 25, 2017 03
C
Armed Blue Gunvolt: Striker Pack Inti Creates 2017-08-31August 31, 2017 02
B
Yoru no Nai Kuni 2: Shingetsu no Hanayome Koei Tecmo 2017-08-31August 31, 2017 03
C
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Bandai Namco 2017-09-07September 7, 2017 02
B
Champion Jockey Special Koei Tecmo 2017-09-14September 14, 2017 01
A
Winning Post 8 2017 Koei Tecmo 2017-09-14September 14, 2017 01
A
Dragon Quest X: All In One Package Square Enix 2017-09-21September 21, 2017 01
A
Pokkén Tournament DX Nintendo 2017-09-22September 22, 2017 01
A
Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo 2017-09-28September 28, 2017 03
C
FIFA 18 Electronic Arts 2017-09-29September 29, 2017 01
A
Lost Sphear Square Enix 2017-10-12October 12, 2017 02
B
NBA 2K18 Take-Two Interactive 2017-10-17October 17, 2017 01
A
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Warner Bros. 2017-10-19October 19, 2017 01
A
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo 2017-10-27October 27, 2017 02
B
Monopoly Ubisoft 2017-11-09November 9, 2017 01
A
Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate Koei Tecmo 2017-11-09November 9, 2017 02
B
Sengoku Musou: Sanada Maru Koei Tecmo 2017-11-09November 9, 2017 02
B
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Empires Koei Tecmo 2017-11-09November 9, 2017 02
B
Sonic Forces Sega 2017-11-09November 9, 2017 01
A
Snipperclips Plus - Cut it out, together! Nintendo 2017-11-10November 10, 2017 01
A
Dragon Quest X: 5000-nen no Harukanaru Kokyou e Online Square Enix 2017-11-16November 16, 2017 01
A
LEGO Worlds: Mezashi se Master Builder Warner Bros. 2017-11-22November 22, 2017 02
B
Nobunaga no Yabou: Taishi Koei Tecmo 2017-11-30November 30, 2017 01
A
Resident Evil Revelations Collection Capcom 2017-11-30November 30, 2017 04CERO D
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo 2017-12-01December 1, 2017 03
C
L.A. Noire Rockstar Games 2017-12-07December 7, 2017 05CERO Z
Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso Nippon Columbia 2017-12-07December 7, 2017 01
A
Asonde Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru! Ginsei Shogi DX SilverStar 2017-12-14December 14, 2017 01
A
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition Focus Home Interactive 2017-12-14December 14, 2017 01
A
Gear.Club Unlimited 3goo 2017-12-14December 14, 2017 01
A
Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Fushigi na Kaiga no Renkinjutsu Samurai Koei Tecmo 2017-12-21December 21, 2017 02
B
One Piece: Kaizoku Musou 3 - Deluxe Edition Bandai Namco 2017-12-21December 21, 2017 02
B

X retail games were released in Europe.

Title Publisher Release Date PEGI
1-2-Switch Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02PEGI 7
Just Dance 2017 Ubisoft 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 01PEGI 3
Super Bomberman R Konami 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02PEGI 7
Skylanders: Imaginators Activision 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 02PEGI 7
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 03PEGI 12
Has-Been Heroes GameTrust 2017-04-04April 4, 2017 02PEGI 7
Lego City: Undercover Warner Bros. 2017-04-07April 7, 2017 02PEGI 7
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo 2017-04-28April 28, 2017 01PEGI 3
Puyo Puyo Tetris Sega 2017-04-28April 28, 2017 01PEGI 3
Disgaea 5 Complete NIS America 2017-05-26May 26, 2017 03PEGI 12
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Capcom 2017-05-26May 26, 2017 03PEGI 12
ARMS Nintendo 2017-06-16June 16, 2017 03PEGI 12
Cars 3: Driven to Win Warner Bros. 2017-07-14July 14, 2017 02PEGI 7
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Marvelous 2017-07-21July 21, 2017 03PEGI 12
Splatoon 2 Nintendo 2017-07-21July 21, 2017 02PEGI 7
Troll and I Maximum Games 2017-08-15August 15, 2017 04PEGI 16
Minecraft: Story Mode Telltale Games 2017-08-25August 25, 2017 03PEGI 12
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Ubisoft 2017-08-29August 29, 2017 02PEGI 7
R.B.I. Baseball 17 MLB AM 2017-09-05September 5, 2017 01PEGI 3
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Nicalis 2017-09-07September 7, 2017 04PEGI 16
LEGO Worlds Warner Bros. 2017-09-08September 8, 2017 02PEGI 7
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Ubisoft 2017-09-12September 12, 2017 02PEGI 7
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Bandai Namco 2017-09-22September 22, 2017 03PEGI 12
Pokkén Tournament DX Nintendo 2017-09-22September 22, 2017 02PEGI 7
Sine Mora EX THQ Nordic 2017-09-26September 26, 2017 05PEGI 18
FIFA 18 Electronic Arts 2017-09-29September 29, 2017 01PEGI 3
One Piece: Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition Bandai Namco 2017-09-29September 29, 2017 03PEGI 12
NBA 2K18 Take-Two Interactive 2017-10-17October 17, 2017 01PEGI 3
88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition Rising Star Games 2017-10-06October 6, 2017 02PEGI 7
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle NIS America 2017-10-13October 13, 2017 03PEGI 12
Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo 2017-10-20October 20, 2017 03PEGI 12
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame Warner Bros. 2017-10-20October 20, 2017 02PEGI 7
Just Dance 2018 Ubisoft 2017-10-26October 26, 2017 01PEGI 3
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Koei Tecmo 2017-10-27October 27, 2017 03PEGI 12
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo 2017-10-27October 27, 2017 02PEGI 7
Monopoly Ubisoft 2017-10-31October 31, 2017 01PEGI 3
Monster Jam: Crush It! Maximum Games 2017-10-31October 31, 2017 02PEGI 7
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch Edition Focus Home Interactive 2017-11-07November 7, 2017 01PEGI 3
Sonic Forces Sega 2017-11-07November 7, 2017 02PEGI 7
DOOM Bethesda 2017-11-10November 10, 2017 05PEGI 18
Snipperclips Plus - Cut it out, together! Nintendo 2017-11-10November 10, 2017 01PEGI 3
Ben 10 Outright Games 2017-11-10November 10, 2017 02PEGI 7
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers GameMill 2017-11-14November 14, 2017 02PEGI 7
L.A. Noire Rockstar Games 2017-11-14November 14, 2017 05PEGI 18
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure Merge Games 2017-11-15November 14, 2017 01PEGI 3
Batman: The Telltale Series Telltale Games 2017-11-17November 17, 2017 05PEGI 18
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda 2017-11-17November 17, 2017 05PEGI 18
RIME Grey Box 2017-11-17November 17, 2017 02PEGI 7
MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame Milestone 2017-11-21November 21, 2017 01PEGI 3
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Big Ben Interactive 2017-11-24November 24, 2017 02PEGI 7
Lumo Rising Star Games 2017-11-24November 24, 2017 01PEGI 3
Poi: Explorer Edition Maximum Games 2017-11-24November 24, 2017 01PEGI 3
Snow Moto Racing Utopia Big Ben Interactive 2017-11-24November 24, 2017 02PEGI 7
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack Nighthawk Interactive 2017-12-01December 1, 2017 03PEGI 12
Gear.Club Unlimited Funbox Media 2017-12-01December 1, 2017 01PEGI 3
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros. 2017-12-01December 1, 2017 02PEGI 7
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo 2017-12-01December 1, 2017 03PEGI 12
This is The Police THQ Nordic 2017-12-05December 5, 2017 04PEGI 16
Superbeat: Xonic EX Rising Star Games 2017-12-08December 08, 2017 03PEGI 12
WWE 2K18 Take-Two Interactive 2017-12-12December 12, 2017 04PEGI 16

Wii U

Please select a region.

5 retail games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 2017-03-03March 3, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition THQ Nordic 2016-05-23May 23, 2017 06Mature
Cars 3: Driven to Win Warner Bros. 2016-06-13June 13, 2017 04Everyone 10+
Axiom Verge: Multiverse Editon Badland Games 2017-10-15October 2017 04Everyone 10+
Just Dance 2018 Ubisoft 2017-10-24October 24, 2017 04Everyone 10+

1 retail games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date CERO
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo March 3 B

X retail games were released in Europe.

Title Publisher Release Date PEGI
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo March 3 12

3DS

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  • RISE: Race of the Future

Mobile

Super NES Classic Edition

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