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2018 marks 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 some games, like Detective Pikachu and Kirby Battle Royale in North America. In 2018, 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 Switch Online paid service.

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

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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