There is no word that can describe your excitement when you combine together playing video games and watching anime. And no matter what genre you prefer—role-playing, simulation, action-adventure, strategy, and the likes, the Nintendo Switch is an excellent gaming device. So, let’s get started with our top picks for the best Nintendo Switch anime-themed games.
My Hero One’s Justice (2018)
This game from the blockbuster manga and anime series is an intense fighting game for everyone. Choose among those exceptional heroes gifted with a superpower called “Quirk” and rival others to see who is the strongest. This game also features all your favorite characters in story mode, re-telling the tales told in the beloved anime. Follow Izuku Midoriya, initially born without a Quirk, as he begins his journey after being bestowed the mightiest power from the mightiest hero to become the mightiest of them all.
Daemon x Machina (2019)
Massive guns, mecha-piloting mercenaries, classic battles in barren landscapes—these are just a few of what Daemon x Machina promised to gamers. This game surprisingly surpassed all expectations. It is a solid mecha action game that gives you freedom to customize your gears. The mission may be repetitive and the plot can be tough to appreciate at first, you will eventually enjoy it as your course through the game. Overall, Daemon x Machina is a compelling, thrilling, and addictive game making you easily lose track of time.
Attack on Titan 2 (2018)
Strap on to your Omni-Directional Mobility (ODM) gear and get ready to go after those giant beasts, break body parts, use those dropped resources for some nasty new equipment. With a lot of great combat, fun co-op action, and a world full of titans, this famous manga-based game is pure darn fun. The gameplay is solid and the story may be pretty straight forward but in general, it is a whole new experience of fighting against the giant menace.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (2018)
This game is a unique tactical-style RPG with a stunning watercolor art style. Aside from the gorgeous visuals, the magic blend of turn-based gameplay, the quiet roller-coaster strategy, and the engaging chronicle are what fans have been waiting for since the last release of the franchise. The story is long and deep, but fun and interesting overall. With a huge campaign and a bunch of extras, breathtaking graphics, and sound, fetching strategy battle system, this game is a must-have for the Nintendo Switch.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (2017)
A ninja living in a ninja village playing ninja—yep that’s Naruto! If you are a fan or maybe haven’t heard, of the renowned manga and anime, then it is worth picking up. Follow the story of Naruto and embark on a journey to become the strongest Hokage or choose among your favorite characters and go head-on with your friends in a three-dimensional arena brawl. With excellent story modes and exciting fast-paced combat, having it on your Nintendo Switch is truly great news.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (2020)
This manga/anime-based masterpiece is a fan’s dream come true. It is a mixture of wild and heavy action games that focuses on combat against several hordes of warriors. The events happened in the eight major story arcs in the renowned anime making you take control of the Straw Hats. The gameplay is fun and flashy. And the colorful world makes sure that you will surely have a jolly good time.
Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)
Nothing can (ever) go wrong with any Dragon Ball topic. That means, having it on Nintendo Switch is pure magic. Having mentioned that, the Dragon Ball FighterZ game was released and since that, the fighting genre has never been the same. The game is stunningly fast-paced as if you are watching the anime. The battles are intense paired with the classic DBZ story that we all loved. Overall, this game is absolutely incredible and probably one of the best fighting games ever made.
Astral Chain (2019)
This Nintendo Switch exclusive game, undoubtedly, maybe one of the greatest games ever made. It is an action-adventure game with a lot of hacks and slash-tight combat involved. It tells the story of a police officer in a distant future where humanity is in the brink of extinction. Everything is made perfectly—the stunning visuals, interesting story, charismatic characters, a new intriguing environment, and the unique gameplay. Astral Chain is truly an amazing game. The battle system is quite addicting and will surely capture all types of gamers.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
This extensive and massive JRPG is exactly what everyone expected it to be—a brilliant and elaborate masterpiece, full of secrets waiting to be discovered, and an adventure that comes once in a lifetime. Indeed, this game without a doubt may be the best game available on Nintendo Switch yet. The story is unique, starting with the main character diving literally into a sea of clouds and discovering a whole new world. Just like the old classic RPG—action, comedy, drama, tragedy follows. With a massive world to explore, exceptional story, admirable voice acting, action-packed battle system, excellent BGM, this game is truly amazing and a must-have.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019)
This tactical JRPG might be the best Fire Emblem in the franchise and probably the best game ever made on Nintendo Switch. This game is so immaculate that everything falls into the right place—the turn-based battles, perfectly designed world, skills and leveling system, relationship building, the shocking twists of events, and the diverse storylines. You start the game by being either a male or female, who gets hired by the Academy as a Professor. From there, the crucial choice will be given on which among the three houses you will choose and become closely acquainted with the noble house leader and the other interesting members in that house. Needless to say, this game is a deep and emotional masterwork where you will be spending a lot of time and surely a lot of dilemmas.
And that’s a wrap—our list of the best Nintendo Switch Anime Games. It is easy to love an anime or a videogame, but it is easier to love both. A lot of these games bring us back to those anime that we used to enjoy. And some give us new titles to explore. Either way, playing these games brings brand new experiences every day. Happy gaming everyone!
XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2: JRPGs have never been my thing, but most of them have some of the best landscapes. Ni-No-Kuni is a good example. Beautiful areas to explore in the game. I just completed it yesterday. It is an absolutely exquisite game. My favorite thing about it was that I was still getting tutorial text 123 hours into the game. Amazing list...
I agree. Tried XC 2 and XC 1 definitive edition and can't really continue playing after 4-5 hours. Ni-No-Kuni is an underrated gem, played it on PS3 and can't wait to play it again on my switch :)