Switch is the newest game console available from Nintendo, a hybrid system which can be docked and played on a TV screen as well as like a tablet, or on a table top.

It promises to revolutionise gaming, but suffered early on its existence from a distinct lack of games available for the system. Fortunately that’s all changing – so we take a look at some of the very best games you can now play on Nintendo Switch, as well as a few that will be launched over the next few months.

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Which are the top games currently available for Nintendo Switch?

Here are the top games available on Nintendo Switch right now.  All prices are from Amazon.co.uk and may be subject to change at any time.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo promise that this is the biggest Legend of Zelda adventure yet, featuring a world to explore of unprecedented size – filled with more than 100 puzzle-filled shrines to search for, many enemies to defeat, and a huge variety of weapons and outfits.

Price: £48.00

Splatoon 2

Two years after the original version of this game, the squids known as Inklings are back to splat more ink in this action shooter.  Teams of up to four players can take part in Turf Wars, or you can play alone in Hero mode.  It’s splat or be splatted!

Price: £44.99

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

It’s the game you know and love, but with plenty of new characters and features, including a totally revamped Battle mode and a Smart Steering option for novices. Play with a friend in handheld mode, with up to four players on one TV and in 12-player mode online.

Price: £42.00

ARMS

A multiplayer fighting/shooting game in which you trade blows with your opponent using extendable weaponised arms. By combining different fighters and ARMS, you can come up with a fighting style that suits you best and unleash a wide range of punches and other moves.

Price: £43.86

LEGO City Undercover

Hunt down criminals as LEGO undercover cop Chase McCain! There are 20 districts to investigate, thieves to arrest, vehicles to drive and hundreds of collectibles to find, as well as plenty of LEGO’s signature humour to enjoy.

Price: £49.50

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers 

This new Street Fighter game features a stellar line-up of characters, including all the fighters and bosses from the original game, those added in Super Street Fighter II, plus new additions Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Play against your friends or team up in Buddy mode.

Price: £38.42

1-2-Switch

Compete in a host of fun games and activities - while staring into each other's eyes instead of at the TV screen. From Wild West gun-slinging to copying each other's dance moves, the games in 1-2-Switch are as hilarious to watch as they are to play.

Price: £33.99

Cave Story+

A young amnesiac hero discovers a hidden land and vows to protect the defenceless creatures who live there. Platform-shooter action, fantastic weapons, colourful characters and fabulous storytelling from critically-acclaimed independent designer Pixel.

Price: £28.99

Just Dance 2017

It’s time to get dancing! Just Dance 2017 brings you over 40 new tracks, six game modes, updated content all year long and access to more than 200 songs through Just Dance Unlimited - from the hottest hits to family favourites.

Price: £34.99

Disgaea 5 Complete

Dive into the Netherworlds and rain millions of points of damage upon your enemies in this over-the-top strategy roleplayer game. Lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels, as they seek to overthrow the formidable demon emperor.

Price: £44.40

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris and Puyo Puyo combine to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game. Choose whether to play the classic Tetris or Puyo games against each other, or try any of the game's inventive fusion modes.

Price: £34.35

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Which upcoming Nintendo Switch games should I look out for?

Here are some of the new editions of classic games that you'll be able to buy for your Nintendo Switch in the coming months.

Fifa 18 (released September 29, 2017)

Nintendo call this the most immersive and authentic football game ever created for their fans. Play instantly in single-player or multiplayer with a friend, take control of a club as a player or manager and steer it to victory over multiple seasons, play offline in tournaments, and more.

Price: £45.99

Super Mario Odyssey (released October 27, 2017)

Mario jumps out of the Mushroom Kingdom and embarks on a journey through mysterious places and new experiences, with a new friend in the form of Cappy – a mysterious character from the Land of Hats who has transformed into Mario’s trademark red cap.

Price: £46.99

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