8 Best Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games To Be Excited About [2021]

Nintendo Switch games you should look forward to playing.


Nintendo Switch is one of best selling video game consoles of all time. Millions of players worldwide own Nintendo Switch because of a wide variety of games on the console. Nintendo exclusive games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild have contributed to Nintendo’s incredible success. Fortunately, Nintendo’s popularity isn’t going to fade anytime soon. That’s because Nintendo Switch has several amazing upcoming games, players are looking forward to playing on the console.

To contribute towards the hype for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch games, we’ve mentioned the 8 best upcoming Switch Games. So, without any further ado, let’s dive straight into the good stuff.

Best Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

Best Upcoming Switch Games
Best Upcoming Switch Games
S.No. Best Upcoming Switch Games (2021) Release Date
1 Breath Of The Wild 2 TBA
2 Monster Hunter Rise March 26, 2021
3 No More Heroes III August 27, 2021
4 New Pokemon Snap April 30, 2021
5 Cris Tales July 2021
6 Mario Golf: Super Rush June 25, 2021
7 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD July 16, 2021
8 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin July 2021

1. Breath Of The Wild 2

Hands down, 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is one of the best Nintendo Switch Games. For the same reason, the Zelda Breath of the wild 2 is one of the most awaited upcoming Switch games right now. Nintendo released the trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 during E3 2019. In the trailer, we can see that Link and Zelda are on another journey to save Hyrule.

Officially, Breath of the Wild 2 doesn’t have a particular release date. However, several rumors and leaks state that the much-awaited Breath of the Wild sequel might release by the end of 2021.

Release Date: TBA

2. Monster Hunter Rise

Developed and published by Capcom, Monster Hunter Rise is an upcoming action role-playing game for Nintendo Switch. In the game, players would have to defeat and trap enormous monsters using a wide variety of weapons. Monster Hunter Rise would also allow players to use the environment to weaken their enemy.

Previous Monster Hunter games have been a success, mostly. So, it’s no wonder that the sixth main installment of the Monster Hunter series is one of the best Nintendo Switch games. What’s amazing is that Monster Hunter Rise is scheduled to release on March 26, 2021, meaning the game is only a few days away to try.

Release Date: March 26, 2021

3. No More Heroes III

After waiting eleven long years, we are finally getting the third No More Heroes installment. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for Nintendo Switch, No More Heroes III will follow Travis Touchdown’s story. Travis, who finally returns to Santa Destroy, must find a way to stop an alien invasion and prevent Earth’s demise.

Nintendo revealed the No More Heroes 3’s first look during E3 2019. Since then, fans are going desperate to get their hands on the upcoming Nintendo Switch game. Well, don’t fret because the action-adventure hack and slash game would finally release worldwide on August 27, 2021.

Release Date: August 27, 2021

4. New Pokemon Snap

Developed by Bandai Namco Studios, New Pokemon Snap is the sequel to 1999’s Pokemon Snap. The first-person simulation video game features rail shooter gameplay mechanics. In the game, players take on the role of a Pokemon photographer. It further means that in New Pokemon Snaps, you would be taking pictures of over 200 Pokemon.

The purpose of taking pictures of different Pokemon is to build a collection of information known as Photodex. Moreover, Photodex would eventually help investigate why certain Pokemon and plants have a special glow. If New Pokemon Snap sounds interesting to you, rejoice because the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pokemon game would release on April 30, 2021.

Release Date: April 30, 2021

5. Cris Tales

Colombian studio Dreams Uncorporated and Syck’s Cris Tales is an action role-playing game. The game is under development for PC, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. So, unlike other games on this list, this one isn’t exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

In Cris Tales, players can switch between past, present, and future timelines. Interestingly, players’ actions in each timeline would affect other timelines, which is an incredible concept. Besides time manipulation, the game will also feature different playable characters, each with its unique abilities. Personally, I feel like Cris Tales is one of the unique upcoming video games for Nintendo Switch.

In case you’re wondering when Cris Tales is going to release, well, Nintendo Switch confirmed that the game would release in July 2021.

Release Date: July 2021

6. Mario Golf: Super Rush

Players who love Golf should definitely look forward to playing Mario Golf: Super Rush. The game will feature multiple Nintendo characters with their unique characteristics to apply in the Golf game. Also, the Mario Golf: Super Rush will consist of a story mode, in which you can customize your own character and explore the Mushroom kingdom.

Mario Golf: Super Rush is scheduled to release on June 25, 2021, making it one of the best upcoming Switch games for 2021.

Release Date: June 25, 2021

7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Who doesn’t remember 2011’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? Well, the good news is that this year you would be playing a High Definition version of the same game from July 16, 2021, onwards.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Remaster will not depart away from the original game. Obviously, you’ll take control of Link, and the combat system will exactly be the same. However, the remastered version is optimized to utilize Nintendo’s Joy-con. So, if you’re a big fan of Zelda games, you must be excited to play the HD version of Skyward Sword featuring 60fps gameplay.

Release Date: July 16, 2021

8. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin

Here we are with another upcoming Switch game falling under the Monster Hunter series. However, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is a spin-off of the Monster Series and a sequel to Monster Hunter Stories.

Capcom is developing Monster Hunter Stories 2 for Nintendo, and the game will feature the descendent of the legendary Rider. The character will investigate the disappearance of Rathalos from around the world. Unfortunately, there isn’t much information on the game right now. However, the upcoming Nintendo Switch game is scheduled to release in July 2021. So, I guess you can find out more about the game as soon as it releases worldwide.

Release Date: July 2021

Upcoming Switch Games: Wrapping Up

Those were the 8 best Upcoming Switch games you should be excited about. Of course, Nintendo will announce more exclusive projects for 2021 and beyond. So, we’ll update the article accordingly. Meanwhile, you can keep an eye on the upcoming Nintendo Switch games mentioned in the list.

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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