Nintendo Switch: New game releases for October 2020

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Super Mario Bros. 35, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and more highlight the list of new Nintendo Switch games coming in October.

September saw the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch but the Mario anniversary festivities haven’t stopped yet. Kicking off the month of October is Super Mario Bros. 35, a battle royale take on the classic platformer.

Arriving on October 1, Super Mario Bros. 35 pits 35 players against one another as they race against time to complete stages in Super Mario until they are the last one standing. It’s an interesting twist on the classic platformer as what you do in your game can be used to sabotage your opponents and hinder their progress.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is free-to-download on Nintendo Switch but is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. It’s also only playable for a limited time until March 31, 2021.

Also arriving in October is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a mixed reality racing game that utilizes real-life, radio-controlled toys that actually respond and race around the room as you play the game on Nintendo Switch. The toy cars are equipped with a motor and camera that can turn your room into a virtual race track that you can play on in the game. It looks absolutely wild, though I imagine will require a bit of space to fully enjoy.

More from Nintendo Switch

For those of you looking to get your cyberpunk fix while waiting for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, there are actually two sci-fi cyberpunk games releasing on Switch this month: Cloudpunk and Ghostrunner. Cloudpunk puts you behind the wheel of a HOVA as you deliver and collect packages and passengers for an illegal company. Ghostrunner is a parkour action game in which your goal is to ascend a tower and defeat its ruler. Both games look absolutely incredible.

October doesn’t really feature a signature Nintendo first-party title, but there are quite a few intriguing games releasing for the hybrid system. Check out the full list below and let us know what you’re excited to play in October.

  • Super Mario Bros. 35 – October 1
  • WARSAW – October 1
  • Ikenfell – October 8
  • FIFA 21 – October 9
  • G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout – October 13
  • Remothered: Broken Porcelain – October 13
  • Robotics; Notes DaSH – October 13
  • Robotics; Notes Elite – October 13
  • Torchlight III – October 13
  • Cloudpunk – October 15
  • Tennis World Tour – October 15
  • Crown Trick – October 16
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – October 16
  • Postal Redux – October 16
  • Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed – October 16
  • Transformer: Battlegrounds – October 23
  • Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues – October 27
  • Ghostrunner – October 27
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster – October 29
  • Mad Rat Dead – October 30
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe – October 30