The Nintendo Switch video games of September and October 2021
Well, we've made it through the quieter middle months of the year and are now on the descent into the 2021 holidays and busiest time on the video game calendar. Switch owners have a lot to look forward to in the coming months: things are starting to heat up, with the return of a fan-favorite franchise and the launch of new hardware THE SAME DAY.
We've listed some of the upcoming highlights from the big Switch games scheduled for September and October below. Under these physical releases you'll also find a selection of other games coming out of September, usually physical versions of previously digital-only Switch eShop games, as well as a selection of Switch accessories and related peripherals available in the coming months.
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A remaster of the exclusive Wii Sonic Colo (u) rs, the 30th anniversary tie-in for SEGA Sonic Colo (u) rs: Ultimate brings what is arguably one of the best 3D Sonic games ever to the Switch. We've spent some hands-on time with a version of the game, and you can check out our thoughts so far in Alex's video, but we're definitely excited to see one of the best hedgehog games get a second chance on Switch.
Sonic Colors: Ultimate is out 7 September 2021.
Mario's greedy nemesis Wario is finally bringing his brand of micro-game chaos to the Switch in the form of WarioWare: Get It Together !, the highly anticipated Switch chapter of the series that now includes a 2-player simultaneous mode and the chance to play not only as the bad starter, but his friends as well. We bagy 9 Volt!
It's been too long since we've been playing some maniacal micro-games, so we can't wait to play them on September 10th.
NBA 2K22 - September 10
We've been huge fans of 2K's basketball release on the Switch, and while it's been confirmed that NBA 2K22 on the Switch will be bundled with other previous generation consoles and won't have several features available on PS5 and Xbox Series S / X versions, we're still interested in seeing the next iteration of this first b-ball series.
This sequel originally arrived on PS4 in 2018 and we have been hoping it could find its way onto the Switch ever since the Wrath of the White Witch port. Set 100 years after the events of that game, it was announced for Switch in May in both physical and digital form.
Ni No Kuni II features a Ghibli-like art style that caught everyone's attention in 2011 and the Switch version - dubbed the Prince's Edition and released on September 17 - also contains The Tale of a Timeless Tome, The Lair of the Lost Lord. and the Adventure Pack DLC.
Bringing content and courses from the first three Super Monkey Ball games to the Switch, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania wowed many super monkey fans when it was officially announced at E3 2021. It is coming to Switch soon, so there will certainly be plenty to keep busy. avid fans once the tenth month of the year approaches ...
Metroid Dread, the fifth installment of the Metroid 2D series, will arrive a full 19 years after Metroid Fusion on the Game Boy Advance, but from what we've seen so far it will be worth the wait and then a bit. With a special edition and two new amiibo coming along with the new game, a joint development between Nintendo and Metroid: Samus Returns developer MercurySteam. - 8 October promises to be red letter day for fans of the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter.
Oh, and there's also the Switch OLED model launching that day. Featuring a lovely (and bigger) OLED screen than the other two Switch models, it also has twice the internal memory, a larger and more robust kickstand, "improved" audio of some kind, and a new dock (with a LAN slot ) which will make the Switch OLED the premium model, especially for portable gamers.
Previously a Wii U exclusive in the Fatal frame franchise (known as Project Zero in Europe), Koei Tecmo's Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water was one of the few titles that actually used Wii U's central asymmetrical gimmick. This, coupled with a lukewarm critical reception, made a Switch port seem unlikely - we gave a 2/10 chance of a Switch port in our roundup of Wii U games not yet on Switch.
The franchise has a devoted and loyal fan base, however, and Koei Tecmo has made the decision to rework the Gamepad elements and bring the game not only to the Switch, but to other platforms as well. A very welcome surprise!
And finally, just in time for Halloween, we have Mario Party Superstars coming in late October.
Updating five cards and 100 minigames from the first three Mario Party games on the Nintendo 64, Mario Party Superstars is the second installment in the series to honor Switch after Super Mario Party. While some might call it excessive, these are incredibly popular party games, and the mini-games and delicate competition they contain make it hard not to have fun when it's Mario Party time.
More great Nintendo Switch games
Aside from the games highlighted above, there are plenty of other Switch retail games you might like in September and beyond.
Cool accessories for your Switch
And finally, here's a selection of the best Switch accessories coming in September and beyond for you to consider.