2023 is a year that it seems will top 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. Players that have come to love the Switch do so for many reasons. For example, its many different types of games. As well as its pickup and playability. Players will be glad to know that they do not intend to slow down on making Switch games in 2023. So if you are like us and love the Nintendo Switch, here's a list of 2023's Most Anticipated Switch Games.
5. Rune Factory 3 Special
Rune Factory 3 Special is a remake of the beloved Rune Factory 3. This game will include updated visuals and improved gameplay mechanics to go with its fresh coat of paint. For players who are unfamiliar with the Rune Factory series, this is a game series that allows players to take part in farming as well as monster collecting. This game is a testament to just how widespread the Rune Factory series is, and it hopes to make it even more so in the future with this release in 2023.
Among all the farming and fishing you can do in the game, players can also enjoy delving into dungeons. This is a welcome addition as it breaks up the gameplay loop around the agriculture in the game. Players will be able to enjoy this title sometime in 2023, making it one of the most anticipated titles of next year. In addition, players can also tame certain monsters, adding another element for players to enjoy when this title releases as one of the must-have Switch games in 2023.
4. Genshin Impact
What can be said about Genshin Impact that hasn't already been said? The massively popular CRPG will be making its triumphant debut on the Nintendo Switch in 2023. This is absolutely huge for Genshin Impact players who want to game on the go but don't want to use their phones to play. The Switch will allow players to have that portability and take their team with them wherever they go. So if you play Genshin Impact currently, you will soon be able to play on the Nintendo Switch as early as next year, which is very exciting.
The game features buttery smooth combat and a wide array of characters to collect. Players can collect these characters by wishing on them with Primogems. Being able to grind out your characters on the go seems like a fantastic implementation of the game. Additionally, there are many different types of characters to choose from, each with its own unique abilities. Genshin Impact is a worldwide phenomenon that only seeks to become larger when it launches on the Switch in 2023.
3. My Time At Sandrock
My Time At Sandrock is a game from Pathea Games, the developers behind My Time At Portia. It is hoped that this title can be a hit when it comes to the Nintendo Switch. With a release date slated for 2023, the game is a farming sim, similar to the Harvest Moon games. However, My Time At Sandrock emphasizes crafting and gathering more than the Harvest Moon series. This gives the game a unique identity and market for players who enjoy that kind of gameplay.
Players who enjoyed the first game will be glad to know that many of the series staples stay intact here. Players will be able to explore dungeons and craft their way to a healthier and more robust Sandrock. You can will befriend many of the townspeople and do various tasks for them throughout your playtime. This hardly ever becomes boring however as the gameplay loop is so solid. In closing, even if players on the Nintendo Switch have never played My Time At Sandrock, 2023 would offer an excellent opportunity to pick it up and experience what makes this game so great.
2. Octopath Traveler 2
Octopath Traveler 2 is a sequel to the highly -acclaimed Octopath Traveler game. That game received high marks for its storytelling and its approach to both the characters and the gameplay. It is hoped that this sequel which is alleged to release in 2023, will do the same and expand upon the foundation laid down by the first title. If players are unfamiliar with the Octopath Traveler game, it is an RPG that has a rather unique art style and a stunning storyline.
While we will not discuss the storyline here to risk spoilers, just know that this game's character writing and world are realized throughout. The turn-based combat of the first game was excellent and served as a great base for the second game. While there is a lot to be enjoyed within the story of the first game. Many issues can be improved upon. First, the game's writing of female characters wasn't the greatest, and they often used trauma as a selling point for their characters. In closing, it is hoped that Octopath Traveler 2 improves upon its predecessor to bring us one of the best Switch games of 2023.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom is one of the most anticipated games we have received in recent memory. Players are eager to once again explore the open world of Hyrule with Link. The innovative gameplay approach that the first game took appears to only be built upon. From what we can see in the limited trailer we have so far, this appears to be the case. Players praised the first game for its approach to combat as well as its open-world elements. Hopefully, these will all be improved upon as we learn more about the game.
In conclusion, the release of another Breath of the Wild would serve to bolster the series even more, and with the technological advancements that can be made within a year and the lessons learned from the first game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom appears to be on the threshold of greatness. This game is sure to offer more of the fantastical adventure that made people fall in love with the first game. The Legend of Zelda: Teares of a Kingdom may have big shoes to fill, but it is sure to be one of the best Switch games of 2023.
So, what's your take on 2023's Most Anticipated Switch Games? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.