Following E3, Nintendo shared a special infographic of all the announcments. Now, it's now released another one - this time showcasing some of the games launching on the Switch in 2021 and 2022.
As you can see below, the games already available will be followed by titles like Mario Golf: Super Rush this week, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD in July, Metroid Dread later this year, and more next year.
Here's the Nintendo Switch schedule of all the major upcoming releases:
You can catch all of Nintendo's E3 Direct news in our Round-Up story. What were your highlights, and what games are you most looking forward to? Are they coming this week, next month, next year? Tell us down in the comments.
Nintendo Switch has games!
I can't believe it. They left out Cruis'n Blast.
THAT'S IT! I'M GOING TO [stop buying Nintendo products until they fix this issue]. Until then, Nintendo can say goodbye to my money. /j
I will own 20 of these. RIP my minimum wage earning wallet...
Man, the rest of this year and beyond is totally stacked. I’ve really not played my Switch that much until recently but I’ll definitely be on it a lot more now. Think my problem was treating it like a home console when it works way better as a handheld.
2022 is shaping up to be an all timer. 2021 is also very good
"The switch lineup has been lacking lately"
H-HAVE YOU SEEN- WE EATING GOOD
Man, it's been a while since Nintendo laid out upcoming games this far out. This is much better than 2020's not know what the heck is going on.
I've been waiting since the freaking Switch Presentation from before the console even released for SMT V. Persona 5 wasn't even out in the West yet when this was teased
November can't come soon enough
Only game that looks interesting on that list is Diablo II. I'll leave the rest for you guys!
I'm very happy for the people who wanted SMT V, because I know what it's like waiting for a sequel for a long time and then it actually coming to fruition!
When is Disco Elysium coming? It's suppose to be this year too and it's high on my "want" list.
Still 2021 is a pretty solid year for the console. Great mix of first party exclusives, third party titles and indies.
I'm super excited for Metroid Dread, Advance Wars, Wario Ware, and Skyward Sword HD.
I'm also a bit interested in Outer Wilds and Sonic Colors Ultimate.
The Nintendo Switch game I will pick for July 2021 is Pocoyo Party ! 😆
Have you realised that BoTW 2 is not on this infographic in the 2022 part!
@HotGoomba Funnily enough, they left out BOTW2 as well.
EDIT: @munstahunta beat me to it 😆
It makes you wonder though if Nintendo has another big game due for release at the end of the year that they haven't shown yet. I mean they had a direct last year and unveiled Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity which nobody saw coming. I bet there's another AAA title on the way for their big holiday game.
@munstahunta Well they did stress in the press releases that it was PLANNED for 2022, not necessarily guaranteeing it would actually make 2022
These other titles seem set in stone like they're actually going to make their release windows
@Slain I'd say if it's not the rumored Zelda Collection then either Pokemon or SMT V are taking up that spot as the big holiday game
Honestly the only stuff I am interested in is Tony Hawk (and that direct trailer had me worried tbh) and maybe Diablo II.
I think I have to sell my Switch at some point …
I see they already forgot about Disgaea 6, Ys IX, Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash, Rune Factory 5, Dragon Quest III remake, SaGa Frontier remaster, Bayonetta 3, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, The House of the Dead remake, Soul Nomad and Phantom Brave, Ni no Kuni II, Samurai Warriors 5, and even some they show on the E3 direct like Fatal Frame V, Cruis'n Blast, that Worm party game, and Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. Oh Nintendo you disappoint me with this.
@munstahunta That's cause the game is not going to be called Breath of the Wild 2, for all we know it could just be Skyward Sword 2. After all Link is taking to the sky again.
@TheFrenchiestFry I hope they have a Zelda Collection on the way.
Metroid Dread's another big one. I still feel they have more up their sleeve that they were holding back at E3.
2021 has been good to my switch so far and looks to finish strong. 2021 is another amazing odd numbered year like 2017 and 2019. Luckily, based on what we've seen so far 2022 might finally break the even numbered curse that seems to have plagued the switch.
I’m still buying the out now games. Not to mention the out now stuff not on this list. Plus amiibo and those Zelda joycons. sobs I can’t afford this...
(Plus bamco got me with the kamen raider gaim csm belt...)
@Slain Yeah they were saving the final Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, the new Donkey Kong game, and probably a new Golden Sun for a later direct. Bayonetta 3 and the Castlevania Advance Collection may be shown there too probably. After all Donkey Kong had his 35th anniversary this year, it's GBA, Golden Sun, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon's 20th anniversary as well and Camelot just finished with Mario Golf so all of these games should be announced on the next Nintendo direct soon which I hope will happen around November or December at the latest.
@Longondo Either the hardware or I will die before I run out of games to play. 😬
Tsk tsk. They neglected to list Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. It's out next month, there really wasn't an excuse not to. XD
@Ghost_of_Hasashi It actually wouldn't surprise me if any of those games you mentioned showed up, knowing how unpredictable Nintendo can be. I'd love to see new DK and Golden Sun games. What I'd really like to know however is what Retro Studios were doing before Metroid Prime 4.
what a great year for the switch. cruisin should have been mentioned as well. and 2022 is starting off great as well. what a fantastic time to be a switch owner.
What about bouncey bouncey ball puzzle 3 and Shoot The Thing Down? Come on Nintendo some of us want to see an info graphic of the thousand shovelware games that will be clogging up the eShop in the next month 🤯
I see at least 17 games on that list I'll be buying day 1. Not including doubles of the games that support local wireless play (Mario Party Superstars, Mario Golf, Diablo 2, ect). The rest of the year is stacked for Switch games! My Switch & PS5 will keep me busy for a long time!
For me this is the best year for Switch since 2017 and I'm beyond excited! A few games missing from the list I'm interested in:
Destroy All Humans Remake
The Profession to Calvary
2021 NO DATE
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I already preordered DDLC+, Akiba's Trip: Hellbound and Debriefed for July 27th, and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond for November. So I'll be content for awhile.
Just picked up MH Rise yesterday during the prime sale for $38, looking forward to SMT V, Metroid Dread (because I'm a slave to the franchise), Cruisin, Project Triangle Strategy, Splatoon 3, and keeping my wary eyes on No More Heroes 3, Pokemon Arceus and Monkey Ball. Advanced wars for $60 or emulators of the originals for $30?? Ehh. Glad the franchise is rebooted, more excited for the prospect of a new AW entry than this overpriced testing-of-the-waters version of the game. Great time for Nintendo!!! On a separate note, really looking forward to Psyconauts 2, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5 and Back 4 Blood!!!!
I am so tired of Nintendo putting out POKEMON games as their big Holiday releases.
Considering there are a lot more games coming out this year than we see there, it makes it a pretty solid year, one of the best of the console so far (the best is still the first one, period).
However, 2022 looks like it will blow out everyone's expectations. Add to those in the list the new Zelda, Bayonetta 3, the rumoured Mario Kart 9 and new Donkey Kong, the new Monolith RPG and Super Mario 3D game that are bound to come out soon, all the third party goodness like Rune Factory, the Dragon Quests and the rumoured new Resident Evil... It's going to be crazy!
@WhiteTrashGuy It depends on how you look at it. For me, the big holiday releases are clearly Metroid Dread and Shin Megami Tensei V.
I do wonder why they can’t use the months of the year to organise them.For example: Metroid Dread and Mario Party are both October.
I never played a Shin Megami Tensei game, but I did enjoy a lot Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE on Wii U. I'll keep an eye out for this one!
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a sure buy, along with Metroid Dread. I'll probably be getting Mario Party Superstars as well. For other 2021 games, I'll wait for reviews. And I would like to have the time to play Diablo II Ressurected, but I don't think it's going to happen
So many good games coming out this year. I have a list of about 12 I'm going to buy day one. Cannot remember the last time that happened (across all consoles).
Seems to be missing Crusin blast
I just like games for kids that matched with my interest.
Nothing related with my school activities.
Also, i played a lot of games for casual.
Have no interest with (almost) every AAA games like peoples talk a lot here.
Btw, i am 36 years old man.
I already preordered YS IX, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Skyward Sword, Shin Megami Tensei V and Pokemon Diamond
I'm also gonna get Ni No Kuni II and Metroid Dread and I can't wait for Pokemon Legends, BOTW2, Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Project Triangle, NINTENDO SWITCH OWNERS ARE FEASTING
@Slain Last year there weren't full Directs so after March announcements for everything 1st party except from Mario was scattered.
Now with general Directs back this year (one in February, one in June), I think 1st party schedule is fully announced for this year outside of perhaps a September shadow drop eshop title in a September general Direct.
We made really cool looking infograph/chart. Lets do a scoop on it.
No date yet for Outer Wilds tho its "summer 2021"
That is 2019 game of the year material coming out on Switch but its not really getting much attention yet. Hope it runs well.
In my ongoing attempt to be recognised as the dullest person on the planet, I have to once again say: this isn't an infographic. 'Infographic' has a fairly precise meaning. This is just a graphic. Or an image. Or a picture. Or a collage of logos.
I’ll buy a lot of these games and not play them because I’m still playing the games from last year and this year
Metroid Dread is the number 1 for me. Skyward Sword I already own on Wii. I’ve still not picked up 3D World+Bowsers Fury for some reason. Mario Golf, Mario Party and Monkey Ball are all games I’m interested in if the price is right - which it usually isn’t with Nintendo games, hence the no 3D World as of yet.
Cough Missing BOTW2 *Cough, which was announced by Nintendo themselves to be 2022.
Small game, easy to miss, no worries.
OR this could mean just games launching in the first half of 2022?
Could this means Splatoon 3 launching by then?
@Grumblevolcano ah yes, that is true (damn memory), but thank god they are back. I still reckon we will get one more general direct before the year is out though. At least that's what I'm hoping for, and there were plenty of games not covered at E3 and I wouldn't be surprised to see something unannounced show up if there is one, but if not there's still plenty to look forward to.
The Switch has no games. Nintendo is doomed.
@liverpoolvk It only means that the new Zelda doesn´t have an oficial name and logo yet. Nothing else XD
I think Nintendo have done well to pull together what is a reasonably good line up for 2021. Covid has undoubtedly had a huge impact on the software lineup for 2020 and 2021.
Dread will most likely be the big game of the year, outside of the Pokemon titles. Still no sign of Hollow Knight SilkSong which is sadly looking like it might release much later this year.
Other games in the pipe like Eastward and that sweet Ninja Turtles game are definitely ones to watch for. However I just picked up Mario and Rabbids for a cool 9.00 dollars, and I have to admit, this is one heck of a finely crafted strategy game that I shouldn't have overlooked. Alongside plodding through the always delightful late post game of Hades, (which is yes, game of the year worthy, go play it now if you haven't) and keeping up with animal town in New Horizons, I'm still very much busy with my current lineup of games. Now do I dare chance starting a farm in Stardew Valley or attempt to finish out the post-game story of Age of Calamity so I can stumble onto the DLC?
There's too many games.
So many games better finish the ones I hadn't finished
Nice to see them doing these again, and this one is stacked. For whatever reason though it's slim pickings for me going forward.
Already played MHR and Bowser's Fury.
Miitopia demo for 4 hours was enough.
Waiting on New Pokemon Snap.
Pre-ordered MHS2WoR yesterday.
And that's it for me for 2021. Basically the down side to the infographic is for the people who pre-ordered Bayonetta 3 in 2018, heard Pikmin 4 was nearing completion in 2016, believed in an MP4 logo and were hoping the BotW2 sequel would be done in time for the 35th anniversary. Appetizers are great, but we've been waiting for years for the main course. Won't go hungry, may be too stuffed to eat, but we ordered our entrees awhile ago. Oh waiter?
So yesterday I bought Sackboy's Adventure and Ghost of Tsushima, time to catch up. And then spend way too much time trying to buy a PS5. At least Horizon and God of War will still be on PS4 if I can't get 1 for a couple of years.🤷
I was really hoping for a big Holiday game like Mario(2D or 3D) or Donkey Kong. But we get Pokemon again?(no interest in Pokemon or JRPGs in general). Is this the 3rd time we've got Pokemon games for the Holiday? It's a bit disappointing, but other than that it's good line-up.
Lots of games, and even a handful I'm interested in! ^^
Pencil me in for Outer Wilds, Metroid Dread and No More Heroes 3!
So many fantastic games on the horizon. 2021 is really panning out to be an incredibly solid year for the system, and with multiple cool-looking games due in 2022 already, it looks like it's going to be a good while before support for the system slows down.
More than anything, though, I've been waiting such a long time for Shin Megami Tensei V now. The game that was most responsible for my purchase of a Switch at all. It's almost a little surreal how close it is to being in my hands now.
@nessisonett Really just depends on the game (SMT V will probably be primarily a TV game, for me), but with most games, I treat the system more like a handheld, since the ability to play games away from the TV is its key differentiating feature.
And, frankly, while it's only somewhat more powerful than the already underpowered Wii U was last decade, it's a quantum leap forward from the piddly 240p 3DS hardware.
So I end up using my Switch Lite a lot more than the TV-bound system.
@Ralizah Yeah, while I do like my Pro Controller, I just feel like if I have the time to play on my TV then I might as well play the PS5. The Switch has been great for playing games like Mario & Rabbids and Xenoblade in bed. Similar to how I binged the Trails games on my Vita.
I want 7 more of those games that are coming out this year (and also Ys 9!)
I think 8 new games is plenty for an exciting 6 month period. This list is also bolstered by the rate at which Limited Run games can get new titles to me! I will be super eager to jump into the first two No More Heroes and Bug Fables asap!
Nothing for me to play until the holidays. Better get my backlog ready.
I will only buy Metroid Dread, Binding of Isaac Repentance and Spelunky collection till end of 2021, which means a sub-average 2021 from Nintendo with only 1 interesting first-party title
Strange that they didn't add BotW2 to the 2022 part of the infographic even though the E3 teaser showed the (tentative) year for release.
I’m going to be spending a fortune. Not all essential purchases but potentially I’m buying:-
Shin Megami Taisen V
Terrific line up.
@LinkSword Probably because we don't have a logo for it yet.
Or an official name for that matter.
I’m really excited for the games on here. I’m most looking forward to the great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Metroid Dread, and Mario Party Superstars.
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