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Did you just get a Nintendo Switch this Christmas? These are the first things to do

Fortnite (free)

If you haven’t heard of a miracle FortniteNow is your chance to join the free brawl. This cartoon shooter brings you to a 100-player Battle Royale game that requires much more than just eager aiming. You’ll need to scavenge for supplies and build defensive structures as you roam the large, satisfying map.

Download Fortnite from the Nintendo eShop here

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (£50)

Luigi often gets a crude deal compared to his superhero brother. Luigi’s Mansion 3 Helps put this right: It’s a must-have for Switch owners. Like seeing a Nintendo animated movie come to life, the charming title sees you explore a haunted hotel floor by floor to free your friends. It’s packed with clever gameplay elements, as well as some awesome boss fights along the way.

Download Luigi’s Mansion 3 from the Nintendo eShop here

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (£50)

more than just a port, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe The Wii U Premium Edition is already shipping. With an amazing selection of 48 courses and 42 playable drivers, plus a catalog of vehicles and equipment, this is all Mario Kart You may like it – Including all DLC as standard. It also has a proper battle mode like the old games.

Download Mario Kart 8 Deluxe from the Nintendo eShop here

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (£60)

It’s worth buying a Switch just to play the most important game. It may be the greatest ever zelda installment Breath of the Wild is a sprawling affair set in an open-world Hyrule and unrelated to the progression structure of the previous games. Explore freely, take on challenges at will, and craft to survive in the wilds. The revamped format reinvigorated the franchise – and the result remains absolutely fantastic.

Download The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from the Nintendo eShop here

Ring Fit Adventure (£70)

A ring fit for adventure It marries a truly entertaining RPG with action. With the weightlifting dragon as your opponent, you’ll squeeze and pull on the flexible Ring-Con to attack your enemies in battle. The other Joy-Con attaches to your leg and tracks you as you spring instantly. It’s not a substitute for a proper workout (as the game will remind you regularly), but it’s a great way to burn off some calories.

Download Ring Fit Adventure from the Nintendo eShop here

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (£50)

animal crossing It’s always been a relaxing escape from reality, which makes New Horizons’ timing just right. Moving to a desert island, it’s up to you and your anthropomorphic animal state – led by revolutionary property tycoon, Tom Nook – to turn the island into a paradise. The game asks for very little of you: spend your day hunting or collecting fossils, chatting with locals or spending hours designing clothes.

Download Animal Crossing: New Horizons from the Nintendo eShop here

Metroid Dread (£50)

The first new 2D Metroid game in decades, Dread Metroid It is a must-have for franchise fans old and new. It follows a similar template to the one made famous by the entries that preceded it, but there are enough extras to keep it fresh. Samus is never satisfied with being in control, while EMMI – the evil robots of the terrifying unit that haunts her as she explores the planet ZDR – instigates some exciting chase sequences.

Download Metroid Dread from the Nintendo eShop here