The Nintendo Switch is coming early next year, and Nintendo already seems to be porting the Wii U versions of Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Nintendo Switch. This begs the question: what other fantastic Wii U games will find new life on the Switch? We dove deep into answering this question with a discussion segment in last week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia.

In the discussion we go through every single Nintendo-published Wii U game to determine their chances of being ported and the kinds of content upgrades we can expect from any Switch-powered upgrades. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on the likelihood of each game and what these ports may look like, or keep reading below for a list of our verdicts.


  • Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • NES Remix (as a collection)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Pokkén Tournament
  • Minecraft (not Nintendo-published, but we decided to give it a shoutout)


  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • Pikmin 3
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Yoshi's Woolly World


  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Devil's Third
  • Dr. Luigi
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
  • Game & Wario
  • Just Dance Wii U
  • LEGO City Undercover
  • Any Mario & Sonic game
  • Mario Party 10
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • New Super Luigi U
  • Pokémon Rumble U
  • Pushmo World
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Wii Sports Club
  • Wii Fit U
  • Wii Party U
  • The Wonderful 101

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