In 2021, owners of the Nintendo Switch can look forward to numerous new games for the console. Including some real highlights!
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles in the competitive gaming market. The Japanese manufacturer relies primarily on flexibility and a hybrid model that allows gaming on the big screen as well as in practical handheld mode. Games like “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” or “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” were specially designed for the Switch. And very successfully at that. In addition, titles from various other developers have now appeared for the console. But which games for the Nintendo Switch are actually planned or already released in 2021?
Some highlights and first news about “Zelda: BotW 2”
2020 was a good year overall for Switch. The demand for the console rose sharply. For weeks the Nintendo Switch was only available on the black market. On the other hand, Corona stopped the development of many titles, especially in the high-end area. Nintendo Switch users can look forward to the games planned for 2021 all the more!
Among other things, new editions or new titles of the farming favorites “Harvest Moon” and “Rune Factory” are on the list. With “Super Mario 3D World”, another in-house highlight has already been launched. And with “Miitopia” one of the most popular Nintendo role-playing games of the past few years will land on the Switch in 2021.
Many Switch users should be particularly excited about the sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”. Little is known about the new flagship game so far, but what is certain is that it will not be on the market before the end of 2021. Some sources report rumors that a Christmas sales release is planned; Experts think this is unlikely. As a replacement for this, “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD” will be released on July 16, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.
These Nintendo Switch games are announced for 2021
Title, Genre, Date
- Hitman 3 Cloud Edition Action, shooter 01/20/2021
- Blue fire Action, adventure, platformer, RPG 02/04/2021
- Ys IX: Monstrosity Nox RPG 02/05/2021
- Little Nightmares 2 Adventure, platformer, puzzle 02/11/2021
- Super Mario 3D World Platformer 02/12/2021
- Persona 5 Strikers Action, RPG 02/23/2021
- Ghosts n ‘Goblins Ressurection Action 02/25/2021
- Bravely Default 2 Action, adventure, RPG 02/26/2021
- Whitewash Action, adventure, arcade 02.03.2021
- Sea of Solitude Action, adventure, platformer 03/04/2021
- Harvest Moon: One World Adventure, simulation 05.03.2021
- Apex Legends Shooter 03/10/2021
- WCR 9 – The Official Game 03/12/2021
- Crash Bandicoot 4 Action, platformer 03/12/2021
- Kingdoms of Amular Re-Reckoning Action, adventure, RPG March 16, 2021
- Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel without a Pulse Action, adventure March 16, 2021
- DARQ Complete Edition Action, adventure, puzzle 03/18/2021
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Action, adventure, shooter March 19, 2021
- Can’t Drive This Action, party, racing game March 19, 2021
- Vaporum: lockdown Action, adventure, puzzle, RPG March 22, 2021
- Tales from the Borderlands Action, adventure March 24, 2021
- Overcooked! All you can eat simulation 03/23/2021
- Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town RPG, simulation 03/26/2021
- Balan Wonderworld Action 03/26/2021
- Monster Hunter Rise Action, adventure, RPG 03/26/2021
- Hazel Sky Action, adventure March 31, 2021
- Alba Adventure 1st quarter
- Axiom Verge 2 1st quarter
- Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Jump ‘n’ run 1st quarter
- Star Wars: Republic Commando Action, adventure 04/06/2021
- Lost Words: Beyond the Page Action, adventure, platformer 04/06/2021
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails Cold of Steel IV Action, adventure, RPG 04/09/2021
- SaGa Frontier Remaster RPG April 15, 2021
- New Pokémon Snap Adventure 04/30/2021
- Famicom Detective Club Adventure 05/14/2021
- Knockout City Action, adventure, shooter 05/21/2021
- Miitopia Adventure, RPG, simulation 05/21/2021
- Maneater Action 05/25/2021
- Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster RPG 05/25/2021
- World’s End Club Action, adventure, platformer 05/28/2021
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Action, adventure 05/31/2021
- DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power Action, adventure 06/04/2021
- Ninja Gaiden Master Collection Action 06/10/2021
- Griftlands strategy 06/10/2021
- Legend of Mana Action, RPG 06/24/2021
- Mario Golf: Super Rush Adventure, party 06/25/2021
- Outer Wilds Adventure 2nd quarter
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Action, adventure, party 2nd quarter
- Surviving: The Aftermath simulation 2nd quarter
- Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny RPG, strategy 2nd quarter
- Monster Hunter Stories 2 RPG 07/09/2021
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Action, adventure 07/16/2021
- No More Heroes 3 Action 08/27/2021
- Pokémon Radiant Diamond Adventure, RPG 4th quarter
- Pokémon Luminous Pearl Adventure, RPG 4th quarter
- Rune Factory 5 Adventure, RPG without a date
- Card Shark Action, adventure without a date
- Bear and Breakfast Adventure without a date
- Star Wars: Hunters Action, shooter without a date
- Subnautica: Below Zero Adventure without a date
- Mineko’s Night Market Adventure without a date
- Garden stories Action, adventure, RPG, simulation without a date
Monster Hunter Rise
In an open world, players can go about their daily business as monster hunters in “Monster Hunter Rise”. Whether flying, running or climbing you will encounter all kinds of monsters, including some new ones especially for the Switch game.
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires
The action strategy game will not come up with an open world map like its predecessors, but the siege system will be more complex. The well-known action-packed battles are expanded by a strategic level and the conquest of ancient China is exciting and varied.
Rune Factory 5
The 5th part of the “Rune Factory” series also throws us into the well-known setting. The main character wakes up with no memory near a small town. However, the residents take him in a friendly manner and as a ranger from now on you ensure law and order, expand your farm, establish relationships and fight monsters in dungeons.
SaGa Frontier Remastered
In April 2021, the remastered edition of the PlayStation classic “SaGa Frontier” from 1998 will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Players can choose from the eight familiar characters and play their stories, whereby the course of the plot can be significantly influenced.
Note: The list may not be complete. The editors try to keep the article up to date and to include changes or new announcements in a timely manner. If you know of other games for the Nintendo Switch that should appear in 2021, please send us a message at comments.