Nintendo Switch: 10 Exclusives to get excited for during the rest of 2019

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A lot of exciting games are coming only to the Nintendo Switch in the back half of 2019, here are 10, in particular, to look out for.

While extremely popular, the Nintendo Switch has a reputation as more of one of the best ways to play indie games and ports of both new and old games than a place to play a lot of unique and exclusive games. While that is true to some extent, it doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of quality gaming experiences you cannot play on any other platform.

Here are 10 games you will only be able to play on the Nintendo Switch coming out in the last half of 2019.

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#10. Town

I’d place Game Freak’s Town higher on the list, but though it’s still listed as a 2019 title, it was a no show during this year’s E3. That would have been a perfect time to dive into precisely what Town is and how it works, whether it was during Nintendo’s E3 direct presentation or the three whole days of “Treehouse sessions” where various games were shown off and discussed. This sadly suggests that it might quietly slip in if not late fiscal 2019 (i.e., sometime between January and March).

I don’t think it would negatively affect Town in terms of sales potential, but that’s still a game I’d like to see come out this year. I’ve stated this several times before, but Game Freak is known for one thing and one thing only and that is Pokémon. Pokémon is a long-running and extremely popular series, but it’s nice to see a company primarily known for one thing break out of its mold and try something different. Without that, you don’t get Guerilla Games Horizon Zero Dawn or Insomniac’s Spider-Man or Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for that matter.

It’s been discussed before, but the premise of Town is simply that the game takes place entirely in one town, but one that you have to defend from monsters and seek the aid of fellow villagers to protect and it hides a mystery to uncover. Sounds like a fascinating idea and I hope we get to see it for ourselves in the next six months.