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10 most exciting Nintendo Switch games coming in 2021

The Legend of Zelda and Metroid Prime sequels are still in limbo, but there are plenty of great Nintendo Switch games coming this year.

Here are 10 upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2021.

10. Persona 5 Strikers (February 23)

This spin-off of the hit RPG trades its beloved relationship mechanics for plenty of hacking and slashing.

9. Bravely Default II (February 26)

The Bravely Default series adds innovative twists to classic turn-based gameplay, with gorgeous graphics as a bonus.

8. Apex Legends (March 9)

Respawn Entertainment's influential battle royale, now in its eighth season, finally comes to Switch this month.

7. Balan Wonderland (March 26)

This simple platformer leans on its colorful characters and musical theater theme to set itself apart.

6. Monster Hunter Rise (March 26)

After the explosive success of Monster Hunter World, this Switch exclusive has fans anxious for its release.

5. New Pokémon Snap (April 30)

This long-awaited follow-up to the Nintendo 64 classic lets players fill out their own Pokédex through photography rather than combat.

4. Famicom Detective Club (May 14)

Two entries in this previously Japan-only murder mystery series are being localized decades after their original release.

3. Mario Golf: Super Rush (June 25)

The excellent Mario Golf series is back after a long hiatus, this time featuring motion controls thanks to the Switch Joy-Cons.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (July 16)

Nintendo is taking another swing at this divisive Zelda game, aiming to improve its troublesome motion controls.

1. No More Heroes 3 (August 27)

Delayed from 2020, the next installment in this bonkers series continues its signature blend of hack and slash combat and bizarre minigames.

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