Paper Mario The Origami King

July has arrived, and we don't know about you but we're still blasting away with the likes of XCOM 2, BioShock and Borderlands Legendary Collections from the end of May. Add to that June's Clubhouse Games and Burnout Paradise and it looks like our bloated backlog isn't going anywhere soon.

However, there are a couple of big releases coming in July that we'll need to clear our slate for. The first is a Switch-exclusive return of a cult favourite from SWERY, and the second is the latest adventure for Mario and co. in paper form. Add to that Catherine: Full Body and Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town and there's plenty to be getting on with this summer.

It has to be said, though, that August is looking a little empty right now. Nintendo is playing its cards very close to its chest regarding upcoming releases, apparently preferring to surprise us with imminent drops (as per the recent Paper Mario announcement). While August is looking a little Dry Dry Deserted at the moment, we're hoping for something unexpected (or not so unexpected) to pop up over the coming weeks.

Let's have a look at some of the biggest games coming to Switch in July and August, shall we?

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The Wonderful 101: Remastered - 3rd July

Hold up, this again? Yes, it seems that the physical release of The Wonderful 101: Remastered has slipped ever-so-slightly into July. As digital owners will have known for a while now, this is the glorious return of this previously Wii U exclusive following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign from developer PlatinumGames.

If you missed out on The Wonderful 101 first time round, this is the perfect way to catch up. Of course, if you're happy to forgo a little physical cartridge you could be playing the game right this second!

Check out our Wonderful 101: Remastered review for the Nintendo Life verdict.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - 10th July

A Switch exclusive, this survival horror sequel to the 10-year-old original (which arrived on Nintendo's console just last year in its Origins guise) is hotly anticipated by fans of famed Japanese developer SWERY's cult original. We say 'sequel', but it's a prequel, too, as you head to the town of Le Carré to uncover clues and solve a surreal murder mystery.

And if the spooky story all gets a bit too much, you can chill the beans right down with some bowling or skateboarding - in fact, the latter is a great way to get around town. As you might expect given this game's heritage, you'd do well to expect the unexpected with this one, and we're intrigued to find out more.

Paper Mario: The Origami King - 17th July

Who needs Nintendo Directs, huh? This game's existence had been rumoured, but it wasn't revealed until the middle of May. From everything we've seen so far, it's shaping up to be a beautiful entry in the Paper Mario series and is supposedly taking a leaf from the books of the beloved older N64 and GameCube entries.

We'll be finding out how this one unfolds very soon. Until then, we'll keep looking at the gorgeous screenshots.

No Straight Roads - 25th August

Sneaking in at the end of August is Sold Out and Metronomik's No Straight Roads, a musical action-adventure romp that sees players fighting their way through a vibrant world using rhythm-infused combat.

It's directed by Wan Hazmer and Daim Dziauddin, lead designer on Final Fantasy XV and concept artist on Street Fighter V respectively. With exclusive touchscreen support, an Assist Mode and 3-player local co-op, the Switch version of this multiplatform title is shaping up to be a fine one and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games

Aside from the highlighted games above, there are lots more Switch retail games which might take your fancy in July and beyond.

Awesome Accessories For Your Switch

And finally here are a selection of the finest Switch accessories coming up in July and beyond, for your consideration.


So that's it for July and August - did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also tell us if you've pre-ordered any of these goodies!