30 next Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2021

We’ve updated the list below with some new announcements and removed the Switch 2021 games that have already appeared and gone. There is still a lot to look forward to!

2020 is nothing more than a vague and distant memory (at least, we wish it were!) And it’s time to look to the future. We saw some great games coming to Switch last year, several of them released within weeks of their surprise announcement, but we also saw some big names enter 2021, for understandable reasons.

Below, we’ve rounded up thirty (or so) of the biggest Switch games that we look forward to in the remaining months of 2021. In loosely chronological order, they range from premium AAA offerings to promising-looking indies, plus a few Big names who have been waiting behind the scenes for a while and have a chance to surprise this year (fingers crossed!).

So, let’s take a look at our most anticipated Switch games of 2021 … and beyond!

Sonic Colors Ultimate (Switch)Sonic Colors Ultimate (Switch)

Editor: SEGA / Developer: Blind squirrel

Release date: September 7, 2021 (USA) / September 7, 2021 (UK / EU)

Sonic Colo (u) rs: Ultimate, a remastering of the Wii exclusive Sonic Colo (u) rs, brings to Switch what is arguably one of the best Sonic 3D games ever. We spent some hands-on time with a pre-release version of the game (you can see our thoughts in Alex’s video) and we were definitely excited to see that one of the best hedgehog games got a second chance on Switch.

The game is on September 7th, and you can find out right now how the game holds up in our Sonic Colors Ultimate review.

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WarioWare: Get it together!  (Change)WarioWare: Get it together!  (Change)

Release date: September 10, 2021 (USA) / September 10, 2021 (UK / EU)

Mario’s greedy nemesis, Wario, is finally bringing his brand of microgame mayhem to Switch in the form of WarioWare: Get It Together !, the latest entry in the long-running series that now includes a simultaneous 2-player mode and the ability to play. not only as the titular villain, but also as his friends. We have 9 volts!

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It’s been too long since we’ve indulged in some manic micro-games, so we’re looking forward to playing this on September, 10th.

NBA 2K22 (Change)NBA 2K22 (Change)

Release date: September 10, 2021 (USA) / September 10, 2021 (UK / EU)

We’ve been huge fans of the 2K basketball production on Switch, and while it has been confirmed that NBA 2K22 on Switch will be paired with other older generation consoles and won’t have various features available on the PS5 and Xbox Series S / X releases, yet. We are interested in seeing the next iteration of this premier b-ball series. We’ll be hitting the court in September, 10th.

SkateBIRD (Switch eShop)SkateBIRD (Switch eShop)

Developer: Glass Bottom Games

Release date: August 12, 2021 (USA) / August 12, 2021 (UK / EU)

After performing at the December 2019 Indie World Showcase with a projected ‘late 2020’ release date, SkateBIRD developer Glass Bottom Games announced a delay before confirming the game’s release date in August. . which since then has slipped another month to September 16, 2021.

A Kickstarter hit, it features a group of lip-waving, Tony Hawk-style avian skaters on a myriad of skate park levels. What’s not to love about that?

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Switch)Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Switch)

Editor: Bandai namco / Developer: Level 5

Release date: September 17, 2021 (USA) / September 17, 2021 (UK / EU)

This sequel originally came to PS4 in 2018, and we were hoping this could come to Switch from the port of Wrath of the White Witch. Established 100 years since the events of that game, it was announced for the Switch in May in both physical and digital form. It features a Ghibli-like art style that caught everyone’s eye in 2011, and the Switch version, dubbed Prince’s Edition and onwards. September, 17th – also contains DLC The Tale of a Timeless Tome, The Lair of the Lost Lord and The Adventure Pack.

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Townscaper (Switch eShop)Townscaper (Switch eShop)

Editor: Raw fury / Developer: Oskar Stålberg

Release date: August 26, 2021 (USA) / August 26, 2021 (UK / EU)

A gorgeous looking city builder from indie developer Oskar Stålberg (famous in Bad North), we’ve been following the development of this game On twitter so it feels like years now and I can’t wait to finally get our hands on this relaxing and colorful city … Summer 2021.

Yes, ‘scraper’, not ‘scraper’ or ‘scraper’. Although you may also be able to do both.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Switch eShop)Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Switch eShop)

Editor: Obsidian Entertainment / Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Release date: 2020 (USA) / 2020 (UK / EU)

Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity picked up the torch from Baldur’s Gate many moons ago, and both games are available to play on your favorite Nintendo hybrid handheld. Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire is coming soon and takes place five years after the events of the previous game. It has been available on PS4 and Xbox One since January 2020, although it had its own. performance issues on these consoles. Hopefully the extra time taken with the Switch port will solve any major problems.

It was expected to arrive in early 2021, although that window was missed. We have our fingers crossed that we will see it soon.

Card Shark (Switch eShop)Card Shark (Switch eShop)

Editor: Return Digital / Developer: Nerial

Shown at the Nintendo Indie World presentation in August 2020, you’ll build a trustworthy repertoire of sneaky card tricks to employ at the gaming tables as you fight your way to the top of high society as an 18th-century French card shark from the proper way. called Card Shark. It appears to be a fancy little adventure game from developer Nerial and publisher Devolver Digital, and will arrive sometime in 2021.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (Switch eShop)Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (Switch eShop)

Release date: Third quarter of 2021 (USA)

This ‘definitive’ edition of ZA / UM’s 2019 RPG made its way to other consoles (specifically PlayStations 4 and 5) in March and generated some controversy in Australia, where it was denied rating.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is ready for a Third quarter of 2021 release on Switch.

Knockout Home Fitness (Switch)Knockout Home Fitness (Switch)

Developer: Wonderful (XSEED)

Release date: September 28, 2021 (USA) / 8th Oct 2021 (UK / EU)

We like a good fitness game, and having exhausted the excellent Ring Fit Adventure, we’re looking for something else to scratch off our fitness itch – we’re hoping Knockout Home Fitness can fit the bill.

With various martial arts-based workouts, we hope to get in shape for the holidays when we get out of shape soon and one more time use Knockout Home Fitness to get in shape in the New Year. Is launching the September 28 in North America, and October 8th in the UK and Europe.