We’re now into the second half of the year and following the presentation of Nintendo Direct E3 2021, Switch owners have a much better idea of what to expect over the coming months.
If you want to jot down some of the biggest names in your July and August game diary, below we’ve picked some of the biggest releases coming to the Switch over the next few months. Beneath these eye-catching physical treats, you’ll also find a whole selection of other games — often physical releases for previously digital-only Switch eShop games — to read and consider, plus lots of cute Switch accessories and related peripherals you might want to consider. get you though mid year month.
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Monster Hunter Rise isn’t the only new entry in the Capcom series coming to the Switch in 2021. No, the portable spinoff Monster Hunter Stories is also getting a Switch-based sequel.
Adopting the same art style as seen in the original 3DS, Monster Hunter Stories 2 will feature a strong narrative focus, and will probably retain the simple RPG mechanics known as the sub-series. The protagonist, Monster Rider, befriends monsters from the series rather than killing them to make tail feather hats, so it will offer a different taste of Monster Hunter-y goodness alongside the more traditional entries on the Switch.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD features a bespoke Wii entry in the series with a high-definition paint finish, plus newly integrated stick-based swordplay as an optional alternative to the original gyro controls.
While the game’s slow start, fragmented world, and requisite movement control (not to mention Fi’s constant barrage of tips and advice) are not everyone’s cup of tea, we have very warm memories of our time with the game ten years old. years and we can’t wait to see how this Switch version compares.
This upcoming sequel to the DS classic The World Ends With You was a total shock when it was first revealed by Square Enix last November, but much welcomed. We got a Switch version of the original in the form of The World Ends With You: Final Remix, which is great, though it always feels like the game works better on the DS. We’d love to see how this new game works on the system it was designed for from the start.
We’ve been getting some time with the game recently, so check out our first impressions of NEO: The World Ends With You if you can’t wait to find out more until it launches on Switch in late July.
Finally arriving in the West after debuting in Japan on the 3DS waaay in 2015!, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles compiles Capcom’s first and second games in this throwback series that sees you take on the role of Phoenix Wright’s ancestor Ryunosuke Naruhodo as he travels to Victorian London. and come face to face with the World’s Greatest Detective. No, not Batman — we’re talking, of course, about… uh, Herlock Sholmes.
Capcom doesn’t seem to want to incur the wrath of Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate. Fans of the Phoenix Wright series won’t want to miss this one, and the Japanese original seems pretty damn good, so the decision to take this or not has to be basic, my dear Jotson.
It was originally slated for a 2020 release, as so many No More Heroes 3 games were pushed into this year. We’ve been enjoying both Travis Touchdown’s original Wii games on Switch in the meantime, and we’ve also enjoyed the Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes side story, but this sequel looks set to feature Touchdown full of porcelain and laser swords. experience.
The third chapter of Suda51 in the NMH trilogy is coming at the end of August.
More Awesome Nintendo Switch Games
In addition to the games highlighted above, there are many more Switch retail games that might interest you in July and beyond.
Amazing Accessory For Your Switch
And finally, here’s a selection of the best Switch accessories coming in July and beyond, for your consideration.
So that’s it for July and August – did we miss something? Let us know in the comments and let us know if you have pre-ordered any of these items!