Nintendo Announces Switch eShop Launch Lineup in Japan

Friday, February 24th, 2017

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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced the Switch eShop launch lineup in Japan. Some titles are available in both physical and digital form, while others are digital-only. The list contains a total of twenty games that will be available in the Nintendo Switch eShop when it launches on Mar. 3rd. This list is for Japan, but some of these will likely be the same in other areas (like Zelda: Breath of the Wild obviously).


Available in Digital and Physical Form:


  • 1-2-Switch (Nintendo)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I•II for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix)
  • I Am Setsuna (Square Enix)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo Games)
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega)
  • Super Bomberman R (Konami)


Available in Digital Form Only:


  • ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’98 (Hamster)
  • ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 3 (Hamster)
  • ACA NEOGEO Shock Troopers (Hamster)
  • ACA NEOGEO Waku Waku 7 (Hamster)
  • ACA NEOGEO World Heroes Perfect (Hamster)
  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates)
  • New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (Arc System Works)
  • Othello (Arc System Works)
  • Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! (Nintendo)
  • Soldam: Blooming Declaration (City Connection)
  • Soratobu Bunbun Baan (Poisoft)
  • Voez (Flyhigh Works)


The list contains a few notable games that had not previously been announced for the Switch. Among them are the ACA NEOGEO games form Hamster, Baan from Poisoft, Othello from Arc System Works, and Blaster Master Zero from Inti Creates. Blaster Master Zero is also notable in that Inti Creates had previously only announced it for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system.

Of course, you’ll have to manage to get yourself a Nintendo Switch before you can even think about the eShop. At the moment, that is sadly much easier said than done for those of us who haven’t been able to get one pre-ordered yet. The good news is that launch day is dangerously close now. There’s only a week to go until the Nintendo Switch is here, and of course with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by its side!




About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.