Fans have been looking forward to plenty of new games this year. Nintendo Switch players had an awesome 2020 with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Hades, and Among Us, but there's even more in store for the console in 2021.
Here are just some of the titles expected to grace your Nintendo Switch (and potentially the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro!) in 2021 that we think you should look out for.
'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD'
Release date: July 16
While there currently isn't any information on the long-awaited Breath of the Wild 2 game, Nintendo revealed a remake of an old favorite would be making its Switch debut this year. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is being revamped for the Nintendo Switch, bringing optimized motion control gameplay to the Joy-Cons for both Switch and Switch Lite players.
'Spelunky' and 'Spelunky 2'
Release date: Summer 2021
The upcoming release of Spelunky and Spelunky 2 for the Switch was announced during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase. In both titles, players can experience a unique dungeon crawling adventure filled with secrets, jokes, and ... leprechauns? If you haven't already played the game, you'll definitely want to grab it when it releases on the Switch.
'Life Is Strange: True Colors' and 'Life Is Strange Remastered Collection'
Release date: True Colors out September 10, Remastered Collection 2021
The popular butterfly effect title is officially making its way to the Switch! You'll be able to play through all of the chapters of this heartbreaking tale starting this fall.
'WarioWare: Get It Together'
Release date: September 10
The microgames are back in this new WarioWare game! There are a series of themed minigames in the title (including an Animal Crossing–themed one) and there will also be a two-player co-op mode.
'Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania'
Release date: October 5.
Similar to Nintendo's special edition Super Mario 3D All-Stars, this title is a remaster of the first three original Super Monkey Ball games. You'll be able to revisit Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe with new online challenges when the title launches this fall.
Release date: October 8
While Samus fans have long been awaiting news of the new Metroid 4 game, Nintendo made a surprise announcement of Metroid Dread — technically the fifth installment in the franchise. The game is the first 2D platformer in the Metroid franchise made in 19 years and will be available this fall.
'Mario Party Superstars'
Release date: October 29
Mario Party Superstars brings back some of your favorite boards in this cross between new content and a remaster — as well as an online multiplayer option.
'Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water'
Release date: TBD
This title, originally released for the Wii U, is getting a remaster later this year. Control several characters as they attempt to navigate the haunted grounds of fictional Hikami Mountain.
Release date: TBD
There are a plethora of cute and quirky indie games expected to release for the Nintendo Switch in 2021, but Eastward is one of the titles we're most excited about. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world, and users play as a miner trying to save the world from an unknown presence killing everything in its path. This pixel-style RPG game promises to be both beautiful and exciting.