There’s always something new to play on the Nintendo Switch, and we at Nintendo Link are all about helping you find the right game for you! That’s why we’re back for another weekly countdown, this time covering this week’s ten brand-new Switch games that are fresh on the market. The holiday season is just around the corner, so if you see a game you know someone else might be into, why not make it a gift? Each one brings something new to the table, and we hope you’ll find something to enjoy with each!
If you like lists like these and want to catch up on some of December’s previous big releases, be sure to check out our last list and find what you may have missed. And if you want to get them for different regions, we’ll show you how to do just that in a way that’s safe, easy, and cheap!
With that out of the way, let’s count down this week’s ten brand-new Switch games!
This week’s ten brand-new Switch games are:
- Carebotz – $18.99/£13.49* (Dec 20)
- Gardener’s Path – $4.99/£4.99 (Dec 22)
- Tunnel of Doom – $13.99 (Dec 23)
- Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – $29.99 (Dec 23)
- Cotton Fantasy – $44.99 (Dec 23)
- Crazy Zen Codeword – $9.99/£1.79* (Dec 24)
- 8 & 9 Ball Pocket – $11.99/£10.79 (Dec 24)
- American Man – $9.99/£8.99 (Dec 25)
- Planet Quiz: Learn and Discover – $9.59*/£8.63* (Dec 25)
- Cold Silence – $4.99/£4.49 (Dec 26)
In this twin-stick arena shooter with a little bit of Metroidvania thrown into the mix, you’ll take control of BIBZ, a little maintenance droid tasked with collecting tons of blueprints for the facility. Navigate your way through tight corridors and customize your tool set to take advantage of gravity, upgrade, and repair your droid to prepare for the dangers that await you! This journey is full of secrets and surprises, and you’ll discover just what lies within the depths of the facility – but will you survive the ordeal?
Find out when Carebotz arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 20!
Gardener’s Path, a top-down turn-based puzzle game, is all about defending your garden from nasty giant insects out to eat up all your hard work! Rude. Solve increasingly difficult and elaborate puzzles scattered throughout 60 handcrafted gardens to fight them, each one sporting its own set of friends and foes. Take advantage of powerful artifacts to face the dangers by controlling the elements or even traveling through time itself!
Whatever it takes, it is your duty as a gardener to protect your gardens from any threat in this action-packed, pixelated puzzler. Fulfill your duty when Gardener’s Path arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 22!
Tunnel of Doom – $13.99 (Dec 23)
In 1903, in the town of Goldcrest, a small mining town, the mayor has shut down the mine unexpectedly due to an unknown incident. But with her husband still trapped inside, a young woman named Angel takes initiative and enters the mine to investigate and search for him and any other survivors. But little does she know, hordes of ghoulish, vicious creatures lurk in the darkness, out for blood. In this action rogue-lite hybrid, experience a mix of tower-defense mechanics and melee/ranged combat as you gather resources and use what you find to battle waves of monsters, set traps, and explore the randomly generated chambers of the mind.
Will you be able to find the survivors – and a way out? Find out for yourself when Tunnel of Doom launches on Nintendo Switch on December 23!
Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – $29.99 (Dec 23)
Based on the successful Windstorm movies and best-selling books, experience the exciting story of an unlikely but beautiful friendship in Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship. Perform riding tasks together with Windstorm and freely explore the breathtaking surroundings of the Kaltenbach estate as you ride alongside other horses, look for hidden objects, and try to become the racing champion! And after a long day of adventuring across the beautiful hills of Kaltenbach, take care of your animal friend with all of your love by grooming, scraping out the hooves, and much more to keep your newly made friend in good shape.
Get ready for a wild ride when Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 23!
Cotton Fantasy – $44.99 (Dec 23)
Accompany Cotton and Silk on a brand-new adventure in Cotton Fantasy for the Nintendo Switch! Joined by the iconic cast of characters from the Cotton series and various special guests, discover what sinister force is making the Willows vanish from Fairyland! The Fairy Queen has tasked Silk to seek out the witch Nata de Cotton for help – in exchange for a lifetime all-you-can-eat willow, of course. Play as a total of 6 characters from across the series, each with their own mechanics and attacks to choose from, allowing for different playstyles to experiment with.
Get ready for a brand-new adventure when Cotton Fantasy whisks onto Nintendo Switch on December 23!
In this seriously addictive skill-based game, enter a meditative setting of a tranquil zen garden to test your codeword skills! If you think you’re up to the challenge, you may just be pleasantly surprised. Use your letter picker to fill in the grey blanks and find as many words as you can to complete the board in time. But you can only use each letter once, so use them wisely. This codeword will require a sharp mind, quick thinking, and master wordplay in a sea of the seemingly endless word and puzzle combinations!
Still think you’re up to the challenge? Then try your luck when Crazy Zen Codeword arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 24!
8 & 9 Ball Pocket brings you an eight-ball pool and nine-ball pool on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch!, Compete with up to 4 friends or against the AI in Versus mode to test your skills and win, or challenge the best in the world in Arcade mode where you can make combo shots and rack up points to become Number 1 in the online ranking! All of this comes with the crisp, pleasant setting of the club along with great graphics and authentic jazz music to set the mood.
Get ready for some pool when 8 & 9 Ball Pocket arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 24!
Become a true American hero and save your country from the evil forces of foreign countries in Amerian Man! They’ve come to take control of the poor, helpless animals, making them turn into frightful soldiers through advanced genetic experiments. With that kind of power, they’ve created the most fearsome army to ever exist – apart from the army of you that is. Grab your guns, your determination, and your patriotism to serve your country and the world, and fight back.
Be the hero when American Man blasts onto Nintendo Switch on December 25!
Planet Quiz is the perfect way to expand your knowledge of the Earth, animals, and culture! You’ll find up to 4 modes – Campaign, Quick Play, Tournament, and Quizpedia – as you engage in different puzzles and fun quizzes to test your world knowledge. Play in single or multiplayer with up to 4 friends and see who can discover the most! With three difficulty levels and over 17 categories, including cities, counties, mountains, and more, you’ll never be without something new to learn and discover.
See how much you can learn when Planet Quiz: Learn and Discover launches on Nintendo Switch on December 25!
In this is minimalistic horror platformer about a lone survivor on the snowy mountains, you must follow a mysterious voice from your radio and fight your fears to reveal the truth and make it out! The horror comes not from darkness, but from being alone in the creepy, silent cold of the snow, barely able to see what lies ahead of you. Only 3 colors convey the sense of despair and the emotions of your character, and you must navigate a seamless game world filled with many bosses and dark secrets lurking in the depths of the mountain.
Do you believe you can make it… and keep your sanity? Find out when Cold Silence arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 26!
And those were this week’s ten brand-new Switch games! Thank you for stopping by Nintendo Link for all of your Switch release news and updates. What do you think of this week’s offerings? Will you be picking anything up? Let us know in the comments below!