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10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Future Games 2021/22 & Beyond

Nintendo Switch has plenty of great upcoming games, let’s talk about the 10 most anticipated titles for the portable hybrid.

This year Nintendo Switch reached its four-year anniversary.

In fact, the famous portable hybrid is roughly five months away from its fifth birthday.

Even after all these years, the Nintendo Switch remains strong.

A few days ago new iteration of the console, the Nintendo Switch OLED, joined the Switch family.

Additionally, amazing software still launches on the console with regularity.

Just a few days ago, Metroid Dread, which is fantastic, made its debut on the Nintendo Switch.

With all that potential in mind, let’s talk about what the future holds for Nintendo’s hybrid console.

These are the 10 most anticipated games coming to the Nintendo Switch!

Nintendo Switch Most Anticipated Games 2021 2022
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10. Super Mario Party Superstars

Nintendo brings the N64 era classics back with Super Mario Party Superstars.

In detail, this game includes a collection of five classic boards from several N64 Mario Party video games.

At last, the online mode has been a priority for this title.

Particularly, all modes on Super Mario Party Superstars will be available to play online from day one.

Super Mario Party Superstars 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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Super Mario Party Superstars also features 100 minigames from the N64 and Nintendo Gamecube era.

Gamers will be able to play these minigames in seven different modes.

As well, Nintendo confirmed that all the minigames can be played with buttons only.

This means that Switch Lite players will be able to enjoy this game without a problem.

Release Date: October 29, 2021
Developer: NDcube
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Party Game

9. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The Sinnoh region is back in this remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Aside from what gamers can expect from the original games, there are some worthy improvements in this remake.

To begin with, the title received a complete graphics reimagining.

Additionally, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl expand The Underground from the original titles.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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For instance, the Grand Underground is now a massive tunnel network that expands all across the Sinnoh region.

As well, you will be able to walk around with your favorite Pokémon.

The nostalgia factor is big with this release and it is certainly one of the most anticipated games for Nintendo Switch in 2021.

Release Date: November 19, 2021
Developer: ILCA
Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Genre: RPG

8. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Game Freak takes the lead on an action RPG with Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon Arceus revisits the distant past of the Sinnoh region, back when it was known as the Hisui region.

Namely, this title serves as a distant prequel to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Pokemon Legends Arceus Top 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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In particular, this Pokémon game features open areas in which gamers can catch Pokémon directly by throwing Pokéballs.

As well, turn-based battles can be triggered by releasing your Pokémon close to a wild Pokémon.

Due to the freedom and openness of its mechanics, this entry in the Pokémon series is greatly anticipated on Nintendo Switch.

Release Date: January 28, 2022
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
Genre: Action RPG

7. Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V’s demon-riddled world arrives on the Nintendo Switch next month.

After witnessing a grizzly murder scene, the protagonist of this story wakes up in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo called Da’at.

Specifically, this title sports elements from the recent SMT: III Nocturne and mixes them with mechanics present in Shin Megami Tensei IV.

Stranded in this world, there is nothing left but to deal with the deities and demons ruling the place to survive.

Shin Megami Tensei V 5 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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This series is confidently a staple in the RPG genre.

In particular, this title has been hyped since its announcement in 2017.

The long wait is almost over, but it has surely turned Shin Megami Tensei V into one of Nintendo Switch’s most anticipated titles this year.

Release Date: November 12, 2021
Developer: ATLUS
Publisher: Sega
Genre: RPG

6. Kirby Forgotten Land

Ironically, the post-apocalyptic entries keep on rolling with… Kirby.

Specifically, Kirby Forgotten Land takes place in “a mysterious world with abandoned structures from past civilizations.”

Conveniently some of those structures look like modern-day skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Kirby Forgotten Land 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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As ominous as it sounds, this game marks Kirby’s return to 3D platformers.

Exploration, copying abilities, a colorful and sprawling world, what else can we, Kirby fans, ask for?

Release Date: Spring 2022
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: 3D Platformer

5. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

The Mario + Rabbids franchise continues with Sparks of Hope.

This time, Mario, Peach, Luigi, and the Rabbids take the adventure far from their own worlds out into the galaxy.

Together, all of them will fight a galactic evil force to save the Sparks.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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Gamers will be able to build a team of three from the nine total playable characters.

As well, the crazy but tactical battle system of the original is back with some added surprises.

Release Date: 2022
Developer: Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy, Tactical RPG

4. Bayonetta 3

In the words of Nintendo, the witch is back!

Saying that this game has been hyped is an understatement.

In detail, Bayonetta 3 was announced back during the 2017 Game Awards.

The Umbra Witch is a staple character of the Nintendo roster nowadays.

Bayonetta 3 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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After an almost five-year wait, the over-the-top hack and slash game is going to finally see the light of day.

Certainly, the Bayonetta franchise filled a mature void on Nintendo’s platforms.

Easily, this is absolutely one of Nintendo Switch’s most anticipated of 2022.

Release Date: 2022
Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action-Adventure, Hack & Slash

3. Splatoon 3

Without a doubt, the Inklings took the world by storm.

After two successful entries, Splatoon 3 is expected to arrive at some point in 2022.

In detail, this entry in the series takes place on the Splatlands, a desertic land inhabited by Inklings and Octolings.

Splatoon 3 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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Here, even with the scorching sun above, Turf Wars dominate.

Splatoon 3 will include a story mode, new stages, maneuvers, and weapons.

Release Date: 2022
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Third-person shooter

2. Metroid Prime 4

If there is a Nintendo game that can be an example of rocky development, it is certainly Metroid Prime 4.

Specifically, the Prime series in the Metroid franchise has been widely regarded in the industry.

Its Metroidvania style mixed with a first-person perspective and an amazing art direction made the series an unmissable Nintendo title.

Namely, this game was announced at the 2017 Nintendo E3 conference.

Metroid Prime 4 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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Unfortunately, in 2019 Nintendo announced that the project had restarted altogether.

According to Nintendo, this happened because the previous studio developing the title did not meet its expectations.

Now, the game is under development with Retro Studios, who developed the previous three Metroid Prime games.

Hopefully, we will see at least an update for this Nintendo Switch game soon.

Release Date: TBD
Developer: Retro Studios
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: First-person, Action-Adventure

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

During its 2019 E3 conference, Nintendo confirmed a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was currently under development.

Currently, the game has not even received an official title.

In fact, even Nintendo refers to it as “Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

So far, we know the adventure has been expanded to the skies of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 Sequel 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games
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Keep up to date with the latest Breath of the Wild 2 news.

Although, there are very few details as to where this adventure will go.

The last trailer of the game confirmed a 2022 release.

As well, we got to see some gameplay.

Given that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was so well received, it’s no surprise to see that its sequel is one of Nintendo Switch’s most anticipated games of 2022.

Certainly, the wait for this Zelda game is going to feel long.

Release Date: 2022
Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action-Adventure

Honorable Mention

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

WayForward’s Advance Wars could not be left off this list.

Namely, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a remake of the two original Advance Wars games.

In detail, the game includes the whole campaign of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2 Black Hole Rising.

Advance Wars 1 2 Re-boot Camp 10 Most Anticipated Nintendo Switch Games

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Furthermore, the art style has changed from the 2D original sprites to a more 3D modern style.

Personally, I am not a fan of the new art. But, the gameplay of these games is completely worth it!

Release Date: December 03, 2021
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy

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