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author: Matt Buckley

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Best Switch Games 2021 - Gotta Play 'Em All!

With the terrible year of 2020 behind us, the best upcoming games for Nintendo Switch in 2021 will make you forget your sadness: the New Pokemon Snap, No More Heroes 3, Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 or Monster Hunter Rise await us!

Shin Megami Tensei V

We still don't know a specific release date for Shin Megami Tensei 5. - Best Switch Games 2021 - Gotta Play 'Em All! - dokument - 2021-06-02
We still don't know a specific release date for Shin Megami Tensei 5.

Release date: TBA (2021)

Genre: RPG

Last summer, Nintendo announced the long awaited addition to the Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei V. The series was announced to be in production way back in 2017, so the wait is nearly over now. Nintendo hasn’t announced a specific release date yet, but sometime before 2021 is over, expect to be fighting off demons and the apocalypse in this classic RPG series.

If you’re a fan of the Megami Tensei series, you might also be looking forward to the HD remaster of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, which is slated to release on Nintendo Switch in Spring of 2021.

Diablo 2 Resurrected

Release date: TBA (2021)

Genre: RPG

Diablo 2 Resurrected on Nintendo Switch looks great - especially the improved graphics. - Best Switch Games 2021 - Gotta Play 'Em All! - dokument - 2021-06-02
Diablo 2 Resurrected on Nintendo Switch looks great - especially the improved graphics.

A stellar PC hit from the year 2000 returns! Diablo 2 Resurrected is a remaster of Blizzard’s all-time classic. This time, we’ll be fighting the deamons not with mouse and keyboard, but rather the joycons.

Diablo 2 was groundbreaking in more than one way. It’s an epic hack’n’slash completely dedicated to chopping through legions of thousands of enemies, collecting loot, and making your character all-powerful. The creators have significantly improved the graphics and animation, bringing Diablo 2 Resurrected up to date and rendering it a perfectly modern video game in any way, able to take advantage of the capabilities of Nintendo Switch.

In the game, we select one of seven character classes: barbarian, sorcress, amazon, necromancer, paladin, assassin, and druid. We’re really in for quite an adventure: 5 very extensive levels, or acts, each concluded with a boss fight. The controls will of course be matched to Switch’s capabilities, supporting both joycons, and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

The remaster will also contain the famous expansion: Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction. It’s one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch Games of 2021, and we’re not exactly surprised. We actually can’t wait, too.

Bravely Default 2

Bravely Default 2 comes out February 26, 2021. - Best Switch Games 2021 - Gotta Play 'Em All! - dokument - 2021-06-02
Bravely Default 2 comes out February 26, 2021.

Release date: February 26, 2021

Genre: RPG

In other RPG news, the wait for Square Enix’s latest addition to the Bravely series, Bravely Default 2, is almost over. The game is scheduled to release for the Switch on February 26th, 2021, just over a year after its announcement at the 2019 Game Awards.

Don’t let the name confuse you, this is actually the third game in the Bravely series. But also don’t let that stop you from playing, as the story and the characters are completely new this time around. Bravely Default II will introduce players to the Heroes of Light, all new protagonists to experience a brand new story with. If you’ve been a fan of Square Enix’s previous RPGs, like Octopath Traveler, this might be a game to watch out for.

Also, if a few more days is too long to wait for this game, there is a playable demo of Bravely Default II available now on the Nintendo eShop.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release date: May 2021

Genre: action adventure

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga will be released May 2021. - Best Switch Games 2021 - Gotta Play 'Em All! - dokument - 2021-06-02
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga will be released May 2021.

LEGO’s romance with Star Wars is in full swing – has been, actually, for quite a few years. LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga on Nintendo Switch is the latest offspring of that marriage: and it’s instantly among the most-wanted games for Nintendo Switch.

The newest LEGO video game will allow you to relive the events of all 9 Star Wars movies, including “the old trilogy” (Episode IV – A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI – Return of the Jedi). We’ll bare witness Anakin Skywalker’s coming of age, his descendance to the Dark Side of the Force, and participate in the raid on the Death Star, and numerous lightsaber duels.

The mechanics of Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga on Switch will be in line with the series’ heritage – it’s still a cool, amusing and entertaining action adventure game for kids and adults alike. The opportunity to participate in the most epic of the Star Wars movies’ events is the game’s main thrust, and it will certainly be a tempting proposition for many a gamer.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Diablo II: Resurrected

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Monster Hunter: Rise

Monster Hunter: Rise

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Disgaea 6 Complete

Disgaea 6 Complete

Bravely Default II

Bravely Default II

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Harvest Moon: One World

Harvest Moon: One World

Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

No More Heroes III

No More Heroes III

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Mario Golf: Super Rush

Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World

New Pokemon Snap

New Pokemon Snap

Nintendo Switch Highlights of 2020 - Best Games and Moments
Nintendo Switch Highlights of 2020 - Best Games and Moments

While a long year to say the least, Nintendo had a lot of successful moments, from the increased demand for their console during lockdown, to games like Animal Crossing that rocketed to the top of the charts.

Top Games for Switch in 2020
Top Games for Switch in 2020

In 2020, Nintendo Switch will get a handful of interesting premieres. In addition to potential unconfirmed hits such as Breath of the Wild 2, the next few months will certainly bring the new Animal Crossing, Pokemons or Deadly Premonition.

Seven Open-World Games that Switch Needs
Seven Open-World Games that Switch Needs

Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch will probably forever remain a pipe-dream for Nintendo fans, but the Witcher 3's announcement shows that the small console hides a lot of power. We've prepared a list of seven open-world games we'd love to play on Switch.

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