Nintendo Switch: list of free downloads (demos, games, etc.)

Nintendo eShop Nintendo Switch

Looking for a new game to play on your Nintendo Switch, but not really the kind of person to pay without trying first? Or maybe you’re looking for a game or app you can download for free? If yes, you’ve come to the right place! On this page, we’re going to list absolutely all the demos available on the Nintendo eShop of the Nintendo Switch, as well as games and apps available as free downloads (video services, Free 2 Play, etc.).

Why just the Nintendo Switch? Well, because it’s fully region-free, which means that you can easily try out Free 2 Play games, services, or demos for games that are not going to have an official release outside certain countries (mainly Japan), or a staggered one. This is basically a sister page to our list of games with English (+ other languages) options on the Japanese Nintendo eShop!

Here’s how you can create a Nintendo Account to download demos and other free content from another region:

  • go to the Nintendo Account website, and create yourself a Nintendo Account
  • during the creation process, make sure to select the country of the region you want to access the Nintendo eShop of (for example: Japan for the Japanese Nintendo eShop)
  • on your Nintendo Switch, create a new user
  • link your new Nintendo Account to that new user
  • launch the Nintendo eShop, and choose that new user

Latest free downloads on Nintendo Switch (F2P games, apps, etc.) (Week 50)

  • Stern Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios) [web eShop page: Europe / North America] (tables need to be purchased separately)
  • Pinball FX3 (Zen Studios) [web eShop page: Europe / North America] (tables need to be purchased separately. Click here for more details)

List of free downloads on Nintendo Switch (F2P games, apps, etc.)

  • Hulu (Hulu) [North America]
  • Karaoke Joysound for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) [Japan] (NB: requires paid tickets)
  • NicoNico (Dwango) [Japan]
  • Pac-Man Vs. Free Multiplayer Version (Bandai-Namco) [Europe, North America, Japan] (NB: requires the full version of Namco Museum, cannot be used on its own)
  • Stern Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios) [web eShop page: Europe / North America] (tables need to be purchased separately. Click here for more details)
  • Pinball FX3 (Zen Studios) [web eShop page: Europe / North America] (tables need to be purchased separately. Click here for more details)

Latest Nintendo Switch demos (Week 50)

  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Stage Clear Studios) [Europe / North America]
  • forma.8 (Mixed Bag Games) [Europe / North America] (no release date yet)
  • Embers of Mirrim (Creative Bytes) [North America]

List of Nintendo Switch demos

  • ARMS: Global Testpunch (Nintendo) [Europe, North America, Japan (click here for more details)
  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates) [Japan, Europe, North America] (requires 95.5MB of free space)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (NIS America) [North America, Europe, Japan] (requires 1 400MB of free space)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch (Square-Enix) [Japan] (requires 1GB of free space, only available in Japanese)
  • Embers of Mirrim (Creative Bytes) [Europe / North America]
  • forma.8 (Mixed Bag Games) [Europe / North America] (no release date yet)
  • Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (Monkey Stories) [Europe, North America]
  • Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft) [Europe / North America] (requires 901MB of free space)
  • Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft) [Europe / North America] (requires 444MB of free space)
  • Lost Sphear (Square-Enix) [Europe / North America / Japan] (requires 825MB (EU, NA) / 793MB (JP) of free space)
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Stage Clear Studios) [Europe / North America]
  • Monster Hunter XX (Capcom) [Japan] (requires 1.8GB of free space, only available in Japanese) (click here for more details) [web eshop page]
  • Nine Parchments (Frozenbyte) [Europe, North America]
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment) [Europe, North America, Japan]
  • Order Land (Poisoft) [Japan]
  • Piczle Lines DX (Rainy Frog) [Europe, North America, Japan] (requires 168MB of free space)
  • Plantera DX (Ratalaika Games) (requires 62.9MB of free space) [web eShop page] (only available in Japan, but English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese language options available)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo) [Europe, North America, Japan] (click here for more details) (requires 765MB of free space)
  • Project Octopath Traveleler (Square-Enix) [Europe, North America, Japan] (requires ???MB of free space) 
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (SEGA) [Japan, Europe, North America] (requires 693MB of free space)
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Ubisoft) [Europe, North America]
  • Robonauts (Qubic Games) [Europe / North America]
  • Slime-san (Fabraz) [Europe, North America]
  • Snipperclips: Cut it out, together! (Nintendo) [Europe / North America / Japan] (requires 266MB of free space)
  • Sonic Forces (SEGA) [Japan] (only available in Japan so far) [requires 573MB of free space]
  • Spelunker Party! (Square-Enix) [Europe, North America, Japan]
  • Splatoon 2 Global Testfire (Nintendo) [Europe / North America / Japan] (requires 408MB of free space)
  • Splatoon 2: Splatfest World Premiere (Nintendo) [requires 1.4GB of free space] [English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Dutch (Europe) / Japanese (Japan) / English, Spanish, French (North America)] (click here for more details)
  • Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso (Nippon Columbia) [Japan] (requires 214MB of free space)
  • Super Beat Sports (Harmonix) [Europe, Japan]
  • VOEZ (Flyhigh Works) [Europe, North America, Japan] (click here for more details) (requires 141MB)

See anything missing? Make sure to drop us a line!


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