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2018 marked the second year of the Nintendo Switch, with new entries from the Mario Tennis, Mario Party, Super Smash Bros., and Kirby series. Additionally, 2018 is also the year of release for Nintendo Labo. The Nintendo 3DS also got several games, like Detective Pikachu and Kirby Battle Royale in North America. The Wii U also had some releases. Nintendo also bought 5% of Cygames and announced their first mobile game based on an original intellectual property, Dragalia Lost. It was also this year that Nintendo launched the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online paid service for NES games.

Timeline

Notable Releases

Events

  • On January 11, a mini Nintendo Direct was posted on Nintendo's official website.
  • On March 8, a Nintendo Direct was hosted by Nintendo.
  • E3 2018 was held in Los Angeles from June 12-14.
  • On August 8, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct was hosted by Nintendo.
  • On August 29, a Dragalia Lost Nintendo Direct was hosted by Nintendo.
  • On September 13, a Nintendo Direct was hosted by Nintendo.
  • The Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online launched on September 18 in North America.
  • The Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online launched on September 19 in Japan, Europe and Australia.
  • On November 1st, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct was hosted by Nintendo.

Releases

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X retail games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB
Rocket League: Collector's Edition Warner Bros. 2018-01-16January 16, 2018 03Everyone
Lost Sphear Square Enix 2018-01-23January 23, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Dragon Quest Builders Nintendo 2018-02-09February 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame Milestone srl 2018-02-13February 13, 2018 03Everyone
Overcooked Team17 2018-02-13February 13, 2018 03Everyone
Portal Knights 505 Games 2018-02-13February 13, 2018 04Everyone 10+
The Longest Five Minutes NIS America 2018-02-13February 13, 2018 05Teen
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Nicalis 2018-02-13February 13, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Bayonetta 2 Nintendo 2018-02-16February 16, 2018 06Mature
Payday 2 505 Games 2018-02-27February 27, 2018 06Mature
Scribblenauts Showdown Warner Bros. 2018-03-06March 6, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Kirby Star Allies Nintendo 2018-03-16March 16, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Attack on Titan 2 Koei Tecmo 2018-03-20March 20, 2018 06Mature
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Koei Tecmo 2018-03-27March 27, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Penny-Punching Princess NIS America 2018-04-04April 4, 2018 05Teen
Wild Guns Reloaded Natsume 2018-04-17April 17, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Nintendo Labo Variety Kit Nintendo 2018-04-20April 20, 2018
Nintendo Labo Robot Kit Nintendo 2018-04-20April 20, 2018
Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition Merge Games 2018-04-24April 24, 2018 06Mature
Gal Gun 2 PQube 2018-04-24April 24, 2018 06Mature
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Wired Productions 2018-04-24April 24, 2018 04Everyone 10+
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Ubisoft 2018-04-24April 24, 2018 06Mature
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Bigben Interactive 2018-04-27April 27, 2018 03Everyone
Snow Moto Racing Freedom Bigben Interactive 2018-04-27April 27, 2018 03Everyone
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo 2018-05-04May 4, 2018 03Everyone
Shantae: Half Genie Hero - Ultimate Day One Edition XSEED 2018-05-08May 8, 2018 05Teen
Battle Chasers: Nightwar THQ Nordic 2018-05-15May 15, 2018 05Teen
Hello Kitty Kruisers Rising Star Games 2018-05-15May 15, 2018 03Everyone
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Nintendo 2018-05-18May 18, 2018 05Teen
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition Bandai Namco 2018-05-18May 18, 2018 05Teen
PixelJunk Monsters 2 Spike Chunsoft 2018-05-18May 18, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Capcom 2018-05-22May 22, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Runner3 Nicalis 2018-05-22May 22, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory NIS America 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Natsume 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 03Everyone
Legend of Kay Anniversary THQ Nordic 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 03Everyone
Owlboy Soedesco 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Saturday Morning RPG Limited Run Games 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Capcom 2018-05-29May 29, 2018 05Teen
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Arc System Works 2018-06-05June 5, 2018 05Teen
Happy Birthdays NIS America 2018-06-05June 5, 2018 03Everyone
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Wired Productions 2018-06-05June 5, 2018 05Teen
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Nintendo 2018-06-08June 8, 2018 03Everyone
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas FDG Entertainment 2018-06-11June 11, 2018 03Everyone
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Merge Games 2018-06-12June 12, 2018 03Everyone
LEGO The Incredibles Warner Bros. 2018-06-15June 15, 2018 04Everyone 10+
MUSYNX PM Studios 2018-06-19June 19, 2018 04Everyone 10+
SteamWorld Dig 2 Rising Star Games 2018-06-19June 19, 2018 04Everyone 10+
The Lost Child NIS America 2018-06-19June 19, 2018 05Teen
Yoku's Island Express Team17 2018-06-19June 19, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Minecraft: Switch Edition Microsoft 2018-06-21June 21, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Thimbleweed Park Limited Run Games 2018-06-21June 21, 2018 05Teen
Mario Tennis Aces Nintendo 2018-06-22June 22, 2018 03Everyone
Brawlout Merge Games 2018-06-26June 26, 2018 04Everyone 10+
De Blob THQ Nordic 2018-06-26June 26, 2018 03Everyone
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana NIS America 2018-06-26June 26, 2018 05Teen
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Activision 2018-06-29June 29, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Bethesda 2018-06-29June 29, 2018 06Mature
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Run Games 2018-07-06July 6, 2018 05Teen
Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard Outright Games 2018-07-10July 10, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Hunting Simulator Bigben Interactive 2018-07-10July 10, 2018 05Teen
R.B.I. Baseball 18 MLB AM 2018-07-10July 10, 2018 03Everyone
Shining Resonance Refrain Sega 2018-07-10July 10, 2018 05Teen
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Nintendo 2018-07-13July 13, 2018 03Everyone
Octopath Traveler Square Enix 2018-07-13July 13, 2018 05Teen
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Outright Games 2018-07-17July 17, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Sonic Mania Plus SEGA 2018-07-17July 17, 2018 03Everyone
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded NIS America 2018-07-17July 17, 2018 05Teen
Flashback Maximum Games 2018-07-24July 24, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Capcom 2018-07-24July 24, 2018 05Teen
Go Vacation Nintendo 2018-07-27July 27, 2018 03Everyone
Hello Neighbor Gearbox Publishing 2018-07-27July 27, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Code of Princess EX Nicalis 2018-07-31July 31, 2018 05Teen
Titan Quest THQ Nordic 2018-07-31July 31, 2018 05Teen
Overcooked 2 Team17 2018-08-07August 7, 2018 03Everyone
Runbow Merge Games 2018-08-10August 10, 2018 03Everyone
The Coma: Recut Merge Games 2018-08-14August 14, 2018 05Teen
Slain: Back from Hell Merge Games 2018-08-14August 14, 2018 06Mature
Tennis World Tour Bigben Interactive 2018-08-14August 14, 2018 03Everyone
VOEZ PM Studios 2018-08-14August 14, 2018 05Teen
Penguin Wars Dispatch Games 2018-08-15August 15, 2018 03Everyone
All-Star Fruit Racing PQube 2018-08-21August 21, 2018 03Everyone
Dead Cells Merge Games 2018-08-21August 21, 2018 05Teen
Little Dragon Cafe Aksys Games 2018-08-24August 24, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Blade Strangers Nicalis 2018-08-28August 28, 2018 05Teen
de Blob 2 THQ Nordic 2018-08-28August 28, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Capcom 2018-08-28August 28, 2018 05Teen
Rocket League: Ultimate Edition Warner Bros. 2018-08-28August 28, 2018 03Everyone
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Wired Productions 2018-08-28August 28, 2018 06Mature
Flinthook Limited Run Games 2018-08August 2018 04Everyone 10+
Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Limited Run Games 2018-08August 2018 05Teen
God Wars: The Complete Legend NIS America 2018-09-04September 4, 2018 05Teen
NBA 2K19 2K Games 2018-09-07September 7, 2018 03Everyone
SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ NIS America 2018-09-07September 7, 2018 05Teen
Yooka-Laylee Limited Run Games 2018-09-07September 7, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Furi Limited Run Games 2018-09-14September 14, 2018 06Mature
Nintendo Labo Toycon 3: Vehicle Kit Nintendo 2018-09-14September 14, 2018
Undertale Fangamer 2018-09-15September 15, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk NIS America 2018-09-18September 18, 2018 06Mature
Legendary Fishing Ubisoft 2018-09-18September 18, 2018 03Everyone
Scribblenauts Mega Pack Warner Bros. 2018-09-18September 18, 2018 04Everyone 10+
The Banner Saga Trilogy Gearbox Publishing 2018-09-21September 21, 2018 05Teen
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Nintendo 2018-09-21September 21, 2018 05Teen
Slime-san: Superslime Edition Limited Run Games 2018-09-24September 24, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition THQ Nordic 2018-09-25September 25, 2018 03Everyone
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles PM Studios 2018-09-25September 25, 2018 05Teen
This is the Police 2 THQ Nordic 2018-09-25September 25, 2018 06Mature
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Sega 2018-09-25September 25, 2018 05Teen
Dragon Ball FighterZ Bandai Namco 2018-09-28September 28, 2018 05Teen
FIFA 19 Electronic Arts 2018-09-28September 28, 2018 03Everyone
Golf Story Limited Run Games 2018-09-28September 28, 2018 03Everyone
Namco Museum Arcade Pac Bandai Namco 2018-09-28September 28, 2018 05Teen
Layers of Fear: Legacy Limited Run Games 2018-10-05October 5, 2018 03Everyone
Mega Man 11 Capcom 2018-10-05October 5, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Super Mario Party Nintendo 2018-10-05October 5, 2018 03Everyone
Cat Quest PQube 2018-10-09October 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Disgaea 1 Complete NIS America 2018-10-09October 9, 2018 05Teen
Goosebumps: The Game GameMill Entertainment 2018-10-09October 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Broken Age Limited Run Games 2018-10-12October 12, 2018 04Everyone 10+
The World Ends With You: Final Remix Nintendo 2018-10-12October 12, 2018 05Teen
Big Buck Hunter Arcade GameMill Entertainment 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 05Teen
Candle: The Power of the Flame Merge Games 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Crayola Scoot Outright Games 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 03Everyone
Flipping Death Rising Star Games 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 05Teen
LEGO DC Super-Villains Warner Bros. 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Rapala Fishing Pro Series GameMill Entertainment 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 03Everyone
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Ubisoft 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Warriors Orochi 4 Koei Tecmo 2018-10-16October 16, 2018 05Teen
Dark Souls Remastered Bandai Namco 2018-10-19October 19, 2018 06Mature
Just Dance 2019 Ubisoft 2018-10-23October 23, 2018 03Everyone
Nickelodeon Kart Racers GameMill Entertainment 2018-10-23October 23, 2018 03Everyone
PAW Patrol: On a Roll Outright Games 2018-10-23October 23, 2018 03Everyone
My Hero One's Justice Bandai Namco 2018-10-26October 26, 2018 05Teen
Outlast: Bundle of Terror Limited Run Games 2018-10-26October 26, 2018 06Mature
Outlast 2 Limited Run Games 2018-10-26October 26, 2018 06Mature
America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy Ubisoft 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 03Everyone
Gal Metal XSEED 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 05Teen
Hasbro Game Night Ubisoft 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Lego Harry Potter: The Collection Warner Bros. 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition Nighthawk Interactive 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 06Mature
Sports Party Ubisoft 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 03Everyone
Steven Universe: Save the Light / OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes 2 Games in 1 Outright Games 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 04Everyone 10+
The Escapists 2 Sold Out 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 05Teen
Yomawari: The Long Night Collection NIS America 2018-10-30October 30, 2018 06Mature
Death Mark Aksys Games 2018-10-31October 31, 2018 06Mature
Diablo III: Eternal Collection Blizzard Entertainment 2018-11-03November 3, 2018 06Mature
Carnival Games 2K Games 2018-11-06November 6, 2018 04Everyone 10+
GRIP: Combat Racing Wired Productions 2018-11-06November 6, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Telltale Games 2018-11-06November 6, 2018 04Everyone 10+
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 2K Games 2018-11-06November 6, 2018 03Everyone
Syberia 1 & 2 Microids 2018-11-08November 8, 2018 05Teen
Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Championship Edition Planet Entertainment 2018-11-09November 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Battle Chef Brigade Limited Run Games 2018-11-09November 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Cabela's The Hunt: Championship Edition Planet Entertainment 2018-11-09November 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Moonlighter Merge Games 2018-11-09November 9, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Party Arcade Planet Entertainment 2018-11-09November 9, 2018 03Everyone
My Riding Stables: Life with Horses Kalypso Media 2018-11-13November 13, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Project Highrise: Architect's Edition Kalypso Media 2018-11-13November 13, 2018 04Everyone 10+
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection NIS America 2018-11-13November 13, 2018 05Teen
Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo 2018-11-16November 16, 2018 03Everyone
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! Nintendo 2018-11-16November 16, 2018 03Everyone
Sid Meier's Civilization VI 2K Games 2018-11-16November 16, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Trailblazers Rising Star Games 2018-11-16November 16, 2018 03Everyone
ATV Drift & Tricks Microids 2018-11-20November 20, 2018 03Everyone
Bendy and the Ink Machine TheMeatly Games 2018-11-20November 20, 2018 05Teen
Moto Racer 4 Microids 2018-11-20November 20, 2018 03Everyone
Cosmic Star Heroine Limited Run Games 2018-11-23November 23, 2018 05Teen
Spintires: Mudrunner - American Wilds Edition Focus Home Interactive 2018-11-27November 27, 2018 03Everyone
ARK: Survival Evolved Solutions 2 GO 2018-11-30November 30, 2018 05Teen
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Microids 2018-12-04December 4, 2018 03Everyone
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom FDG Entertainment 2018-12-04December 4, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Toki Microids 2018-12-04December 4, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek Gearbox Publishing 2018-12-07December7, 2018 05Teen
Katamari Damacy REROLL Bandai Namco 2018-12-07December 7, 2018 03Everyone
Sega Genesis Classics SEGA 2018-12-07December 7, 2018 05Teen
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Limited Run Games 2018-12-07December 7, 2018 05Teen
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo 2018-12-07December 7, 2018 04Everyone 10+
Salt and Sanctuary Leadman Games 2018-12-11December 11, 2018 06Mature
Atari Flashback Classics Atari 2018-12-13December 13, 2018 03Everyone
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Atari 2018-12-13December 13, 2018 06Mature
WindJammers Limited Run Games 2018-12-21December 21, 2018 03Everyone

X retail games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date CERO
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Nintendo January 18 A
Voez Flyhigh Works January 25 A
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros. February 1
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda February 1 Z
Cave Story + Pikii February 8
Gal Metal DMM Games February 8
Bayonetta 2 Nintendo February 17 D
Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco February 22 A
Rayman Legends Ubisoft February 22 A
DOOM Bethesda March 1 Z
Dragon Quest Builders Square Enix March 1 A
Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan Nippon Ichi Software March 8
Attack on Titan 2 Koei Tecmo March 15 D
Gal Gun 2 Inti Creates March 15
Steins; Gate Elite 5pb March 15
Winning Post 8 2018 Koei Tecmo March 15
Kirby Star Allies Nintendo March 16 A
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Nintendo March 22 B
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Sprite March 29
Nintendo Labo Nintendo April 20 A
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo May 3 A
Pokémon Quest Nintendo May 29 A
Mario Tennis Aces Nintendo June 22 A
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Activision June 29 A
Octopath Traveler Square Enix July 13 B
SNK Heroines ~Tag Team Frenzy~ SNK September 7 B
Undertale Toby Fox September 18 B
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Sega September 27 B
Dark Souls Remastered From Software October 19 D
Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! Nintendo November 16 A
Civilization VI 2K Games November 16 N/A
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo December 7 B
My Hero Academia: One's Justice Bandai Namco 2018 B

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