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Top 10 Nintendo Switch games coming in October 2020

Published: 12:29, 25 September 2020
Updated: 12:31, 25 September 2020
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FIFA 21, Ghostrunner, Mario Kart Live, GI Joe, Ys Origins
Top 10 Nintendo Switch games coming in October 2020

Proud owners of the Switch console can look forward to what's coming in October, and maybe hope for a few more sudden releases, given that Nintendo likes to surprise with unannounced releases lately.

The holidays are knocking at our doors, October is nearly here, which means we can take a look at what's coming out for Switch. The list contains a mix of indie games and 1st and 3rd-party titles, so there's something in it for everyone.

Here are the 10 best upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, releasing in October 2020, ordered by the release date:

 1. Ys Origin

  • Developer: Nihon Falcom
  • Publisher: DotEmu SAS
  • Genre: Adventure, Platformer, Action, Role-Playing
  • Release date: Oct 01, 2020

Ys Origin joins aspiring knight Yunica Tovah and mage Hugo Fact, two fighters desperately searching for the Goddesses that have abandoned them. Together the duo must best the demonic forces lurking within an enormous tower before the beasts reach humanity’s sanctuary in the clouds. With tons of powerful loot to earn, distinct scenarios, and playstyles between each character as well as secrets to unveil, Ys Origin is a deep, compelling RPG experience.

2. Make A Killing

  • Developer: Dystopia Interactive 
  • Publisher: Dystopia Interactive 
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, First-Person
  • Release date: Oct 02, 2020

Make a Killing is an emotionally confronting, anxiety-provoking single-player survival horror game. Played in a first-person perspective, the player takes on the role of protagonist Cole, a man that travels to unhallowed grounds in hopes of saving his brother Jace.

3. Falcon Age

  • Developer: Outerloop Games  
  • Publisher: Outerloop Games 
  • Genre: Adventure, Simulation, Action, Role-Playing 
  • Release date: Oct 08, 2020 

Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action-adventure where you’ll play as Ara in her fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers. The game starts on a dying colony planet with its culture destroyed, resourced depleted, and turned into a desert by machine invaders. Ara’s been wrongfully thrown in jail for a minor infraction. While she awaits her fate in a lonely cell, she passes the time by befriending a young falcon. Together they escape and set off on an adventure to help the resistance reclaim their freedom and drive off the invaders.

4. FIFA 21 Legacy Edition

  • Developer: EA Sports  
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts  
  • Genre: Sports 
  • Release date: Oct 09, 2020 

The FIFA 21 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch features the latest kits and squad updates for the upcoming season, updated presentation (in-game menus and broadcast overlays), but no new game modes or gameplay innovations. Nevertheless, it still is the only choice for a Switch console if you fancy a game of football.

5. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

  • Developer: IguanaBee, Fair Play Labs
  • Publisher: Game Mill
  • Genre: Action, Multiplayer
  • Release date: Oct 13, 2020

G.I. Joe and Cobra are back! G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G.I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination.

6. Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded

  • Developer: Engine Software, Nippon Ichi Software 
  • Publisher: NIS America 
  • Genre: Action, Platformer 
  • Release date: Oct 13, 2020 

Get ready for an explosive adventure starring the Netherworld’s worst hero: Prinny! When their demonic master, “Beauty Queen” Etna, tasks her lowly Prinny Squad with fetching anything her heart desires, it is do or die, dood! This double dose of games features updated graphics, intense gameplay, and familiar faces from the DISGAEA series!

7. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

  • Developer: Velan Studios
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Racing, augmented reality
  • Release date: Oct 16, 2020 

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an upcoming racing mixed reality game, being the 15th installment in the Mario Kart series set to release in October 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. Developed by Velan Studios, Home Circuit utilizes real-life toys, with radio-controlled cars responding to how the player plays in-game. 

The game will be released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise.

8. Postal REDUX

  • Developer: Running with Scissors
  • Publisher: MD Games
  • Genre: Action, Shoot 'em Up, Single-player, Multi-player
  • Release date: Oct 16, 2020

Postal Redux is an isometric shoot 'em up video game developed by Running with Scissors. It is a remake of the first installment in the Postal franchise and its expansions in Unreal Engine 4, and contains high-definition redesigns of levels, remastered voice acting and sound effects, updated controls, and additional content not seen in the original game.

9. Ghostrunner

  • Developer: One More Leve, l3D Realms, Slipgate Ironworks
  • Publisher: All in! Games, 505 Games 
  • Genre: Action, Platform 
  • Release date: Oct 27, 2020 

Ghostrunner is set in the future, after a global cataclysm. A city in a giant tower is the last bastion of humanity. Implants determine membership in various castes that divide the community. Violence and poverty lead to a rebellion. Players assume the role of a hero who, uniquely, can fight both in the physical world and in cyberspace. 

The aim is to ascend the tower and defeat its ruler, the Keymaster. The game’s core mechanic is one-hit-one-kill, which means that one attack is enough to kill an enemy or the hero.

10. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Publisher: Nintendo 
  • Genre: Adventure, Action, Strategy, Multiplayer
  • Release date: Oct 30, 2020

Command a capable crop of 5 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.

(Sources: Nintendo.com , Wikipedia )

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