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: 8 November, 2022

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Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered

Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered is an action RPG remake of the original Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song that was released in 2005. The return of the evil god Saruin draws nearer and this time he plans on taking revenge on the mortals that sealed him in the first battle using the Fatestones. The Fatestones are now scattered all over the world and are the key to sealing him once again but will our unlikely heroes find them in time?

Developed and published by Square Enix, Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and android.

The remaster retains the game’s core elements that were considered groundbreaking at the time such as Glimmer and combo mechanics.

The game’s free scenario system also makes a return allowing you to take control of any of 8 characters each with unique origins and different journies

Graphics have been redone with the game receiving a massive makeover with the inclusion of HD graphics and a ton of other quality-of-life improvements.

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Hello Neighbor 2

The much-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Hello Neighbor” is finally here in Hello Neighbor 2, a stealth horror-thriller game developed by Eerie quest studios and published by tinyBuild LLC. In Hello Neighbor 2, set out on a mission as an investigative journalist looking to uncover the hidden secrets of the eerie town of Raven Brooks.

The residents of the town seem quite off and the recent disappearances and murders don’t help the situation much. It is up to you to get to the bottom of it even if it may involve sneaking into your neighbor’s houses and stalking their every move to find clues and solve the puzzle.

NPCs in the game are powered by a neural network AI that allows them to adapt to your playstyle and learn from your patterns forcing you to find new interesting ways to outsmart them after extended play.

With a larger character roster this time around, every resident is a potential suspect and has their own unique stories and narratives that may shift based on your actions in the game.

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The Rumble Fish 2

In The Rumble Fish 2, participate in an underground competition known as the Fight For Survival tournament endorsed by the mega-corporation PROBE-NEXUS. The Rumble Fish 2 is a classic 2D fighting game initially developed by Dimps and published by Sammy with the reworked version being done by a reputable game developer 3goo K.K.

A natural disaster devastates a large part of an East Asian country during the 20th century prompting a rebuild with PROBE-NEXUS at the forefront. The neglected parts of the country known as the slums open up and create a perfect setting for the F.F.F tournament.

For the first time outside of Japan, The Rumble Fish 2 will be available to play on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Switch, and Windows PC this winter.

The game features strategic high-intensity fights that force you to balance offensive plays with defensive plays through the 2-gauge system.

The new console and PC releases include new additional features such as an online versus mode which lets you take part in seamless online matchups against real players.

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Dragon Quest Treasures

Explore a fantastically brilliant world on your journey to find treasure in Dragon Quest Treasures. Take control of Erik or his sister Mia as they are transported to the sprawling world of Draconia. After coming across two otherworldly creatures, their lives get a whole lot more interesting as they finally get to live out their dreams of exploring and discovering vast treasures.

Dragon Quest Treasures is an action-adventure role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix and will be playable on Nintendo Switch this winter.

The massive world of Draconia, a region made up of six stunning islands, is your playground and is the setting for your grand adventure.

On your way, come across unique creatures that you can recruit to help you in your journey. Use their magical abilities to maneuver through the world as you search for the legendary Draconian treasure.

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Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion takes place before the events of Final Fantasy VII and puts you in the shoes of Zack Fair, the previous owner of the Buster Sword. The game is a turn-based action RPG and is a HD remaster of the original Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII. Follow Zack Fair’s story as a soldier as he takes on the villainous soldier defector Genesis Rhapsodos and the forces of the Jenova Project.

Developed and published by Square Enix, Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows this autumn.

The game features a rapid turn-based combat system that makes combat appear as if it’s taking place in real time.

With a story spanning 15 hours and side quests totaling to 50+ hours of gameplay, immerse yourself in the story of the revered zack Fair.

Experience the story once more with fully overhauled graphics redone in high fidelity, fully voiced dialogue, and all-new soundtrack arrangements.

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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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Fire Emblem Engage

The era of peace is threatened once more with the coming awakening of the Fell Dragon in Fire Emblem Engage, The land of Elyos houses four kingdoms that fought In a great war 1000 years ago to imprison the Fell Dragon using a powerful seal with help from the emblems. As the years passed the seal grew weaker threatening the safety of the citizens of Elyos once again.

Fire Emblem Engage is a turn-based action role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo Switch and will be playable on Nintendo Switch this autumn.

Emblems are legendary warriors from other worlds that are capable of taking on the dragon and fought alongside the citizens of Elyos in the first battle.

As a Divine Dragon, embark on a journey to find and collect Emblem Rings to summon the other emblems to assist you in your battles.

The game brings back the thrilling turn-based combat it is known for, implementing a new system known as “Engage” which allows you to inherit the powers, weapons and skills of past characters

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Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom

Japanese cultural icon, Doraemon, and his pals are back in Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom. After arriving on an unknown planet, Noby, Doraemon, and a bunch of their friends meet up with a boy name Lumis. Lumis has a dream of growing his old farm into a great big farm, and lucky for him he’s got a bunch of friends ready to make his dreams a reality.

Developed by Marvelous inc and published by Bandai Namco Games America, Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom will be available this autumn on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.

Live out your farming dream through Doraemon and his pals as you plow the land, water the fields, and harvest the crops all while tending to the animals in a bid to return Lumis’ farm to its former glory.

Use Doraemon’s handful of gadgets to lighten the load of having to manage a farm. With tools such as a Mini Raincloud, that waters the plants much quicker or an Extra Hold Cloud Spray that can create gardens in the sky, farming with Doraemon will prove to be a lot easier and a lot more fun compared to its real-life counterpart.

Pre-order Bonuses

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Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom pre-order bonus

Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom.

Preordering Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom gets you the base game as well as some cool in-game items to put on, such as:

  • Noby and Friends Summer Outfit Set

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Doraemon Story of Seasons Friends of the Great Kingdom will be released on November 2nd, 2022, and will be playable on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC

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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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