September 10, 2020 9:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

*Last Updated: March 29, 2021

 

New year, new releases and in this post, we’re covering all of the Nintendo published and developed games one can expect to play on the Nintendo Switch in 2021. Here’s everything we know about the games that are on their way, from Mario to Travis, Monster Hunter and more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter DLC:

 

Upcoming 2021 Titles with a Release Date/Window: (+Games by Capcom, Atlus & Grasshopper Manufacture)

New Pokémon Snap

 

Release Date: April 30, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Price$59.99

Game File Size: 6.8 GB

 

Seek out and take in-game photographs of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap™ game, only for the Nintendo Switch™ system! You’ll even discover behaviors and expressions you’ve never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. You might see them patrolling their territory, playing, or lurking in out-of-the-way spots.

Investigate the mysterious Illumina phenomenon –Travel to the islands that make up the Lental region. In this region, some of the Pokémon and vegetation will appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror as you explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more! Your observations of Pokémon thriving in the wild may help unravel the truth behind the Illumina phenomenon. The Pokémon pictures you take will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex!

This new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64™ system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see!

Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Hop in your trusty travel pod, the NEO-ONE, and journey through a variety of environments such as beaches, jungles, and deserts to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. You can even toss Pokémon a delicious fluffruit to catch their attention. Photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex!

In the Lental region, Pokémon and vegetation have sometimes been seen to glow. Meet Professor Mirror and work with him to uncover the mystery of the Illumina Phenomenon. Your photos and observations may be key to learning about this strange occurrence.

Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir

 

Release Date: May 14, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo R&D1

Price$34.99

Game File Size: 2.0 GB

 

Hunt for clues, talk to suspects, and explore the Japanese countryside after tragedy strikes the wealthy Ayashiro family. Filled with suspense, this tale follows an amnesia-stricken detective trying to unravel his own past amidst the horrors of a harrowing murder investigation. Play at home, on the go, or in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Play Famicom Detective Club in English for the first time – Originally released in Japan only, the Famicom Detective Club™: The Missing Heir game has been localized with English text and modernized for Nintendo Switch. While the graphics, music, and sound effects have been recreated, players can choose the original 8-bit soundtrack. Discover a piece of Nintendo history with the Famicom Detective Club series of games.

Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind

 

Release Date: May 14, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo R&D1

Price$34.99

Game File Size: 1.9 GB

 

Interrogate suspects and hunt for clues to piece together chilling conundrums plaguing a high school in Japan. Suspense (and a little bit of horror) ensues as you try to free students from their nightmare. Play at home, on the go, or in your favorite reading nook—only on the Nintendo Switch system. Can you figure out who the culprit is…before it’s too late?

Play Famicom Detective Club in English for the first time – Originally released in Japan only, the Famicom Detective Club™: The Girl Who Stands Behind game has been localized with English text and modernized for the Nintendo Switch™ system. While the graphics, music, and sound effects have been recreated, players can also choose the original 8-bit soundtrack. Discover a piece of Nintendo history with the Famicom Detective Club series of games.

Miitopia

 

Release Date: May 21, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Grezzo

Price$49.99

Game File Size: 3.1 GB

 

Cast your friends, family or anyone you choose in a hilarious adventure to bring down the face-stealing Dark Lord. Create and customize Mii™ characters of anyone you like—from your favorite celebrities to your dreaded math teacher –and assign them roles and personality traits in the fantasy adventure of a lifetime. You can even add wigs and makeup to give your characters more…character. Watch your characters come to life as your favorite actor and dear old grandma team up to topple the villainous Dark Lord that resembles your grumpy neighbor!

Foster friendship between your hand-picked Mii characters – Pair up your Mii characters at inns to build their relationships and see some personality-packed interactions. You may hear some hot gossip on grandma or find your best friend and mom doing pushups! Characters may also learn skills like “lend a hand” and help each other out during battle. Outings let you send character pairs on bonding experiences at the beach, a café, and more. Even your trusty horse can lend a hoof!

Bring your friends into battle – Engage in turn-based combat against outlandish baddies like the gyrating Twerkey to gain experience and level up characters. Tailor your strategy by assigning Mii characters jobs like mage, warrior, and pop star that will determine their approach to battle. Need a boost? Food is used to recover health and magic to keep your party in fighting shape.

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster

 

Release Date: May 24, 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Atlus

Price$49.99

Game File Size: 4.9 GB

 

What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs.

This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes:

  • Remastered 3D models and backgrounds
  • Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels
  • Suspend save — save your progress whenever you need!
  • Voiced audio — choose between Japanese and English VO

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power:

 

Release Date: June 04, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: N/A

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Join the fight as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl from the animated series DC Super Hero Girls, and save Metropolis from some of DC’s most notorious Super-Villains! Each hero can battle baddies with a unique set of abilities: Wonder Woman uses her warrior skills with the Lasso of Truth and Flying Shield, Supergirl has Heat Vision and Super-Breath, and Batgirl can invent crime-fighting gadgets like the Batarang and Bat-Hook. But when you’re not out fighting crime, you have to balance the super life with their lives as teenagers!

Freely explore the city as teenage Super Heroes – Don’t forget to meet up at the best hangout spots from the show like Metropolis High School and Sweet Justice, which also happen to be great places where you can snap photos to share on Superstapost. But stay alert because you always have to protect your secret identity and you might even run into some of the city’s most mischievous Super-Villains like Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Star Sapphire.

Mario Golf: Super Rush

 

Release Date: June 25, 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Sports, Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Camelot

Price$49.99

Game File Size: 4.9 GB

 

Hit the green with up to four players locally* or online** and golf with familiar Mushroom Kingdom characters. Modes range from Standard Golf to the energetic Speed Golf and an RPG-like golf adventure in story mode. Intuitive motion or button controls, a shot gauge that adapts to the curve of the course, and other new features make it easy for both new players and seasoned pros to drive and putt with power.

Swing simultaneously and make a break for the ball in Speed Golf – Tee off at the same time with up to three other players* and race through the course to get your ball in first. Outpace and interrupt your opponents with dashes and special shots. Mario, for example, can blow other players’ balls away.

Rise through the ranks of golf training in story mode – Enroll your Mii™ character in golf training in a prestigious country club and go from rookie to pro! You’ll face off against your Mushroom Kingdom classmates and earn experience points. Level up to improve your character’s stats like power, movement, and spin. You can bring your character (and their customized stats) into other modes, too!

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

 

Release Date: July 9, 2021

Players: 1 player (1-4 players online)

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Capcom

Developer: Capcom

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

 

Release Date: July 16, 2020 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Price$59.99

Game File Size: 7.5 GB

 

Take to the skies, draw your sword, and experience the earliest story in the Legend of Zelda series. Join Link in his high-flying quest to save Zelda, a childhood friend who must confront her destiny. Soar between floating islands and descend to the treacherous surface world in this updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Master realistic swordplay that matches your movements – Swing your sword and angle your slashes to uncover and break through opponents’ defenses using intuitive motion controls. Link will match the angle of each strike you make with the Joy-Con controller, creating immersive swordplay that relies on strategy and accuracy. Movements feel smoother and more immediate thanks to the Nintendo Switch system’s increased processing power and HD graphics. Take advantage of the newly-added button only control scheme—perfect for playing in handheld mode or on the Nintendo Switch Lite system.

No More Heroes 3

 

Release Date: August 27, 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

The legendary assassin Travis Touchdown makes his glorious return to the Madness! Our hero, Travis Touchdown, must make it to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings in order to stop the evil Prince FU and his ten alien assassins from taking over the Earth.

Earn money to enter ranked battles! –To enter into each subsequent ranked battle, you’ll need to pay a pretty steep fee. Travis must take on various missions around town to make the money he needs to fight. An invitation to the next fight will be sent once the required fees have been transferred via ATM.

Use your skills to dominate opponents! – Enjoy even more hardcore slash-‘em-up action than ever before as you use the Joy-Con’s intuitive controls to wield Travis Touchdown’s trusty Beam Katana along with a slew of pro wrestling techniques!

Also, featured for the first time in the series, Travis can now use his Death Glove to activate a variety of skills, allowing for more strategic battles. Furthermore, you can now customize the new Skill Tree and try out different Death Glove Chip combinations to find the play style that works best for you. It’s the Galaxy vs. the Hood in a full-on war by proxy.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

 

Release Date: Late 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: To be determined

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: ILCA

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga.

Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Diamond Version game. Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Revisit the Sinnoh region from the original Pokémon™ Diamond Version game
  • The Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond game brings a fresh take and enhanced features to this remade classic
  • A reimagined adventure, now for the Nintendo Switch™ system
  • Set off to try to become the Champion of the Sinnoh region’s Pokémon League

Pokémon Shining Pearl

 

Release Date: Late 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: To be determined

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: ILCA

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Pearl Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon™ Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Shining Pearl game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Palkia.

Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Pearl Version game. Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.mik

  • Revisit the Sinnoh region from the original Pokémon™ Pearl Version game
  • The Pokémon™ Shining Pearl game brings a fresh take and enhanced features to this remade classic
  • A reimagined adventure, now for the Nintendo Switch™ system
  • Set off to try to become the Champion of the Sinnoh region’s Pokémon League

 

Upcoming 2021 Titles without a Release Date:

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Shin Megami Tensei V

 

Release Date: 2021

First Announced: January 11, 2017

Notes: The next numbered entry in ATLUS’ beloved Shin Megami Tensei series is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. In this epic role-playing game, order itself has crumbled and chaos reigns over all. Shin Megami Tensei V will have a simultaneous global launch on Nintendo Switch in 2021.

 

Upcoming DLC, Add-on Content and Free Updates for 2021:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Free Updates)

Notes: Free updates released regularly throughout 2020 & 2021

Current Update: Version 1.9.0a

Next Update: TBA

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 (Paid DLC)

Notes: Fourth DLC Fighter duo Pyra and Mythra, are to release in March 2021.

DLC Fighter #1: Release Date: June 29, 2020 / June 30, 2020 (Min Min from ARMS)

DLC Fighter #2: Release Date: October 13, 2020 / October 14, 2020 (Steve from Minecraft)

DLC Fighter #3: Release Date: December 22, 2020 / December 23, 2020 (Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII)

DLC Fighter #4: Release Date: March 4, 2021 / March 5, 2021 (Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass (Paid DLC)

Pre-order content: Available May 28, 2021

Wave 1: Available June 2021

Wave 2: Available November 2020

 

Confirmed Games in Development:

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Pikmin 4

First Announced: September 7, 2015

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Metroid Prime 4

First Announced: June 13, 2017

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Bayonetta 3

First Announced: December 7, 2017

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Detective Pikachu 2

First Announced: May 28, 2019

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

First Announced: June 11, 2019

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Pokémon Unite

First Announced: June 24, 2020 for Nintendo Switch and smartphone devices

 

Every Nintendo Game for Switch Released 2021 So Far:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Release Date: February 12, 2021 (Worldwide)

Bravely Default 2

Bravely Default II

Release Date: February 26, 2021 (Worldwide)

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