New on the Nintendo Switch: Mar. 3, 2017

Supplied publicity photo, 2017
Nintendo's latest console is a console-handheld hybrid with detachable controllers Supplied publicity photo, 2017

It’s Switch time! Nintendo’s new console launches on Friday with eight games. Here’s what’s available, along with their prices in Canadian dollars.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Buy physical copy or digital download: $79.99

Perfect and near-perfect early reviews are following Nintendo’s marquee title for the Switch (also available on the Wii U). In Breath of the Wild, Zelda returns to its open-world roots — you can travel through Hyrule at your leisure and face ever-present danger around you.

1-2-Switch
Buy physical copy or digital download: $64.99
Party game '1-2 Switch' shows off the Nintendo console's Joy-Con controllers
   Party game ‘1-2 Switch’ shows off the Nintendo console’s Joy-Con controllers Supplied publicity photo, 2017

Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in Wild West duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off and more wild activities. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features in different ways and while the action unfolds off screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen.

Snipperclips — Cut it out, together!
Digital download: $28.19 (free demo also available)

In this action-puzzle game, paper pals Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky obstacles — or just to laugh their heads off (sometimes literally). Partner up with friends or family to cut the heroes into the right shapes, interact with objects and solve a world of imaginative puzzles.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Digital download: $12.69

A massive prequel, full-game length campaign from the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight starring Specter Knight, one of the villains from the original game.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Digital download: $27.99

For both new knights and its biggest fans, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove game includes the original Shovel Knight game and all previously-released campaign updates and the new Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment.

Just Dance 2017
Buy physical copy or digital download: $59.99
The latest installment of 'Just Dance' launches with the Nintendo Switch
   The latest installment of ‘Just Dance’ launches with the Nintendo Switch Supplied publicity photo, 2017

The 2017 edition brings you more than 40 new tracks, five game modes, updated content all year long and access to 200+ songs through the Just Dance Unlimited service. A free three-month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited comes with every digital or retail purchase on the Switch.

Super Bomberman R
Buy physical copy or digital download: $64.99

The first new Bomberman entry in over five years, which features the series’ trademark multi-player action mazes with players placing bombs and battling enemies and rivals with a modern visual style.

I Am Setsuna
Digital download: $39.99

Journey with Setsuna as she prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice and save the people of her land. A powerfully nostalgic JRPG experience, blending classic storytelling, battle system and gameplay.

Fast RMX
Digital download: $24.99

In this F-Zero-style anti-gravity racer, challenge your friends to local split-screen competition or take part in online races against players from all over the world.

Skylanders Imaginators
Buy physical copy $79.99; Digital download $59.99
'Skylanders: Imaginators' allows players to create custom characters for the first time
   ‘Skylanders: Imaginators’ allows players to create custom characters for the first time Supplied publicity photo, 2017

The toys-to-life action 3D platformer returns and for the first time, players can create their own characters, known as Imaginators.