2021 Nintendo Switch Games
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Games Coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021 You Should Definitely Wishlist


Feb. 17 2021, Published 6:45 p.m. ET

It's a new year — which means plenty of new games are coming out very, very soon. 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 the coming year.

Here are just some of the titles expected to grace your Nintendo Switch screen in 2021 that we think you should look out for.

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'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game' Complete Edition

Release date: Jan. 14

This rerelease of the original 2010 arcade game is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch! Featuring all of the DLC packages from the original game, players will be able to replay this game for the first time since it was removed from stores in 2014.

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'Little Nightmares 2'

Release date: Feb. 11

A sequel to the original Little Nightmares, this title follows Mono, who is trapped in what feels like a nightmare. The game combines adorable figures and art style with creepy imagery, making it an exciting title with many expectations.

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'Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury'

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Release date: Feb. 12

Yes, this is another re-release, but it'll absolutely be worth it. If you were one of the many people who passed on the Wii U, you likely didn't get a chance to experience this game. Luckily, as part of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of Mario, Nintendo is re-releasing the game with the Bowser's Fury expansion.

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'Monster Hunter Rise'

Release date: March 26

Set 50 years after the last calamity, Monster Hunter Rise features new monsters to fight, multiplayer options, and even a doggie sidekick. What more could you ask for from the franchise?

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'New Pokémon Snap'

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Release date: April 30

Nintendo has been promising players a new Pokémon Snap game since last June, and it looks like they're going to deliver on that. This remake of the nostalgic game features similar gameplay while introducing new Pokémon from the Lental region.

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'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. 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. 

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'Spelunky' and 'Spelunky 2'

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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.

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'Subnautica' and 'Subnautica Below Zero'

Release date: Early 2021

Again, there isn't a set release date for this game yet, but Nintendo's expected to release it in the first half of the new year. This survival game places players in a foreign underwater world, where you have to scavenge to survive. The titles were originally released in 2014 and 2019, respectively, but will be making their debut on the Switch very soon.

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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. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, 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.

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'Bayonetta 3'

Release date: TBD

This next installment in the Bayonetta franchise has been in the works since 2017, but it looks like players will finally get the chance to see the game in action on the Switch sometime in 2021.

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