The Nintendo Switch continues to go from strength to strength, and thanks to games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons it has seen its popularity soar while the pandemic has raged on.


Even with the release of powerful next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X and the PS5, the Switch is still a contender and it is finding an audience for itself and taking a meaningful seat at the console table thanks to several big-hitter games.

From the like of Mario and Pokemon to the Switch's ability to swap between a handheld console and a traditional one, it makes it a must-own for those that like to game on the go.

And there is a lot coming out this year for the Switch, with heaps of games lined up that many of us are excited to play - it's another strong year for Nintendo, then, and the release calendar stretches into 2022 as well.

Here is all we know about the games on the way that have been announced so far!

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Upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive games

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The Nintendo Switch is a console that has a lot of exclusives under its banner, from several major gaming franchises including Mario, Zelda and Pokemon. You'll find at least one of each from those, and many others in the list below! These are the upcoming Switch exclusives you really need to be aware of:

  • Boomerang X - 8th July
  • Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires' Conspiracy DX+ - 8th July
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin - 9th July (Pre-order)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - 16th July (Pre-order)
  • Shadowverse: Champion's Battle - 10th August
  • The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki - 26th August
  • No More Heroes III - 27th August
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! - 10th September (Pre-order)
  • BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! - 16th September
  • Metallic Child - 16th September
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince's Edition (Switch) - 17th September
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - 24th September
  • Metroid Dread - 8th September
  • Mario Party Superstars - 29th October (Pre-order)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V - 12th November
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - 19th November (Pre-order)
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - 3rd December
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus (release date TBC)
  • Splatoon 3 (release date TBC)
  • Project Triangle Strategy (release date TBC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (release date TBC)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (release date TBC)

Non-exclusive upcoming Nintendo Switch games

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While there are a lot of notable cross-console games that have not, and likely will not make their way to the Nintendo Switch, there are still many that have and there are several great games on the way for the console that are not Nintendo exclusives. As with the above list, there will be changes to the below and new additions added as the year goes on.

July Nintendo Switch games

  • The 25th Ward: The Silver Case - 6th July
  • The Silver Case - 6th July
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence - 6th July
  • Crash Drive 3 - 8th July
  • Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed - 20th July (Pre-order)
  • Cotton Rebbot - 20th July
  • Cris Tales -- 20th July
  • Last Stop - 22nd July
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles- 27th July
  • Neo: The World Ends With You - 27th July
  • Samurai Warriors 5 - 27th July
  • Blaster Master Zero 3 - 29th July
  • Blaster Master Zero Trilogy: MetaFight Chronicle - 29th July
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel - 29th July
  • Paint the Town Red - 29th July

August Nintendo Switch games

  • In Sound Mind - 3rd August (Pre-order)
  • The Falconeer: Warrior Edition - 5th August
  • Ever Forward - 5th August
  • Foreclosed (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 12th August (Pre-order)
  • Skatebird (PC, Xbox, Switch) - 12th August
  • RiMS Racing (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 19th August (Pre-order)
  • King's Bounty II (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 24th August
  • Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator (PC, PS4, PS5. Xbox, Switch) - 26th August

September Nintendo Switch games

  • Demon Gaze Extra (PS4, Switch) - 2nd September
  • Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) 3rd September (Pre-order)
  • Sonic Colors: Ultimate (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 7th September (Pre-order)
  • Diablo II: Resurrected (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 23rd September
  • Astria Ascending (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Switch) - 30th September
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (PC, PS4, Xbox, PS5, Switch) - 30th September (Pre-order)
  • Life Is Strange: Remastered Collection (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 30th September
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 30th September

October Nintendo Switch games

  • Exophobia (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 5th October
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 5th October
  • Monark (PS4, PS5, Switch) - 14th October
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch) - 26th October

November/December Nintendo Switch games

  • Just Dance 2022 (PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch) - 4th November (Pre-order

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