Switch: Best Upcoming & New Games for 2021

List of upcoming Nintendo Switch games that have pre-order incentives or day one editions. Includes both multiplatform and exclusive titles. Click the name for more information or the cover image to go directly to the pre-order details.

Article last updated: 17 August, 2021

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Life is Strange True Colors

Life is Strange True Colors is a graphic narrative adventure game developed by Deck Nine Games and published by Square Enix. The story is centered around Alex Chen, who after 8 years in foster care, moves to Haven Springs to reunite with her brother. Not long after tragedy strikes and Alex is forced to embrace her curse to find answers and reveal dark secrets buried by the town.

Life is Strange true colors will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows this Autumn.

Alex through her abilities can absorb and manipulate the emotions of those around her. This allows her to understand and determine what someone is feeling or why someone is behaving in a type of way.

What sets this apart from previous installments in the franchise is the move away from episodic content. This allows you to play through the entire story without waiting for periodical releases.

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Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp is an upcoming collection of the two classic Advance War games. Both “Advance Wars” and “Advance Wars 2 Black Hole Rising” have been remade to today’s standard. The game is developed by WayForward and published by Nintendo. The game will be released on Nintendo Switch.

The Orange Star Nation is under attack and you’re tasked to defend it from the attacking forces. You’ll be working with commanding officers in a turn-based battle. With their help, you’ll be in various battlegrounds including naval, air, and land battles.

You’ll also be reliving the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising.  In the battles, you’ll get to know your commanding officers like Andy, Max, Sami well. Each officer has their own specialties and CO Powers. For example, Alex has a CO power named “Hyper Repair” which gives every unit 20% of the HP back.

Additionally to the campaigns, the game comes with Versus Mode. This mode lets you and three of your friends duke it out and find out who is the superior strategist. You can play on dozens of maps and customize the game rules that bring unique experiences.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a highly anticipated upcoming Action RPG spin-off title from the Pokémon Franchise. The game will be released on January 28th, 2022, on the Nintendo Switch. The game is being developed by Game Freak, who are the developers of all the Pokémon Games dating back to Pokémon: Red and Blue released in 1996.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in the Sinnoh Region but also will feature Pokémon from the newer games as well. The game takes place before Pokémon Diamond and Pearl canonically and there no Pokémon Leagues in this game, so it will be interesting to see how the story of this game adds to entire franchise as a whole. The game will allow catching Pokémon by just throwing Pokéballs without needing to battle all Pokémon, a style that was made popular by the mobile game Pokémon Go and the Switch titles- Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! And Let’s Go
Eevee!

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Monark

Monark is a new JRPG Developed and published by FuRyu studio set in a school plagued by a mysterious daemonic presence. A madness-inducing mist lingers through Shin Mikado Academy and it’s up to the true student council to get to the bottom of it.

Monark will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows next Spring.

You play as an unnamed hero who happens to be head of the council. Being the head of the true student council you must harness your power of Daemons to destroy the pacts and rid the school of the mist.

Pick an ally to help you along the way and craft your story as each ally offers a unique story direction. The game features multiple endings so each choice can trigger a surprising twist of fate.

Combat is turn-based and relies on the Ego system. The Ego meter is based on your actions and choices throughout the game and will in turn affect enemy encounters.

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The Legend Of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2

The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Nintendo game “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.” The game is published by Nintendo and will come to Nintendo Switch.

In the sequel to the award-winning game, Link and Zelda will traverse the unexplored areas of Hyrule. As they embark on this journey, the pair will find themselves deep underground and in the high skies with floating islands around.

You’ll be battling against new terrifying monsters. To counter their attacks, you’ll get brand new abilities and weapons like a flamethrower.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the sequel to the first crossover “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.” The video game is produced by Ubisoft and is coming to Nintendo Switch.

The unlikely heroes have teamed up once again! This time they have gone to space to fight the evil force of Cursa that has spread around the universe looking for mysterious and powerful creatures called sparks.

To stop this sinister plan, you’ll have to build a team of three. You can choose between the nine heroes of Mario and Rabbids universes. Each hero has their own unique abilities. For example, Rabbid Peach is a skilled fighter that shines in support as she heals her teammates.

Each time you save or protect a spark, it can be used to gain the upper hand in combat. Each spark has its own unique abilities and a distinct personality.

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