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01/07/21
Nintendo Switch

2020 Game Highlights: Catch up on some of 2020’s highly-celebrated Nintendo Switch games.

If you’re looking for some 2020 game highlights, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a select sample of what was released this year on the Nintendo Switch™ system. We also marked out which games have free demos if you want to give them a try.

Happy gaming!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Travel to an island getaway and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy a sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and seasons match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Hades

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

[Demo Available] See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the struggle that brought it to its knees. In the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game, you’ll control multiple heroes in this fast-paced action game. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Spoiled harvest goddess Sakuna finds herself banished from her opulent celestial home to an island overrun with demons. In the untamed wilderness, she must rediscover her birthright as the daughter of a warrior god and harvest goddess by weathering the elements, fighting monsters, and cultivating rice, the source of her power.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

[Demo Available] With board games, card games, sports games, solitaires, and even a piano keyboard, the Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics collection features games from all over the world that you can play and discover on your Nintendo Switch system. Each game includes how-to-play instructions and trivia tidbits.

Streets of Rage 4

The classic side-scrolling beat-‘em-up series is back! Axel, Blaze, and Adam are teaming up with the next generation of fighters to take down a rising crime empire. Enjoy hand-drawn visuals as you clean up Wood Oak City to the beat of an all-star ensemble of musicians, including the original series composers.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy™. Please note that the digital edition will be available to purchase through March 31, 2021*.

A Short Hike

Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure. You’ll have to use strategic, puzzle-solving skills to best these battles!

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

In this action-platformer, the little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land, and discover Ori’s true destiny.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Join the fight between man and machine in the definitive edition of this critically-acclaimed RPG! Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

[Demo Available] Command a capable crop of different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective.

BioShock: The Collection

Fight for your life and outsmart your enemies, be it deep beneath the waves or high above the clouds in Bioshock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

At twilight in Kentucky, as bird songs give way to the choir of frogs and insects, familiar roads become strange, and it's easy to get lost. Experience a story of unpayable debts, abandoned futures, and the human drive to find community, all to a haunting electronic score.

Borderlands Legendary Collection

Get three times the mayhem, three times the drops, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Take on bandits and beasts in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel…”

*The physical version of _Super Mario 3D All-Stars (_released Sept. 18) will continue to be shipped to retailers and available for purchase through March 31, 2021 or while supplies last. The digital edition will be available through March 31, 2021. Once the digital edition has been purchased on your Nintendo Account, it can be re-downloaded and played if deleted from your device.