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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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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