Wait, where did September go? Yes, that’s right, another month has flown by and it’s time to get stuck in the really juicy months of the year. In early October, we have the heavy hitters from a new Metroid game. and new Switch hardware, which would be more than enough to keep us busy in the summer months, but there are much more to wait for the next several months, including new Pokémon.
We’ve listed some of the upcoming highlights from the big Switch games slated for October and November below. Low those Physical releases you’ll also find a selection of other games released beginning in September, usually physical versions of previously digital-only Switch eShop games, plus a selection of Switch accessories and related peripherals available in the coming months.
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By bringing content and courses from the first three Super Monkey Ball games to Switch, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania thrilled many super ape enthusiasts when it was officially announced at E3 2021. It will be landing on Switch soon, so there will definitely be plenty to keep ball fans busy once the 10th month of the year rolls around …
Metroid Dread, the fifth installment of the 2D Metroid franchise, arrives 19 years later Metroid Fusion on Game Boy Advance, but from what we have seen so far it will be worth the wait and something else. With a special edition and two new amiibo launch alongside the new game, a joint development between Nintendo and Metroid: Samus Returns developer MercurySteam. – October 8th is shaping up to be red letter day for fans of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter.
Oh and there is the Switch OLED model launching that day as well. With a beautiful (and larger) OLED screen compared to the other two Switch models, it also has twice the internal memory, a wider and stronger kickstand, ‘improved’ audio of some sort, and a new base to look for. (with a LAN slot) that will make the OLED Switch the premium model, especially for portable players.
Formerly a Wii U exclusive on the Fatal frame franchise (known as Project Zero in Europe), Koei Tecmo’s Fatal Frame: Blackwater Maiden was one of the few titles that really made use of of the Wii U core asymmetric hack. That, coupled with lukewarm critical reception, made a Switch port seem unlikely – we gave it a 2/10 chance of a Switch port on our roundup of Wii U games not on Switch yet.
However, the franchise has a devoted and loyal fan base, and Koei Tecmo has made the decision to rework the Gamepad elements and bring the game to not just Switch, but other platforms too. A very welcome surprise!
And finally, just in time for Halloween, we have Mario Party Superstars arriving at the end of October.
Mario Party Superstars, which updates five boards and 100 minigames from the first three Mario Party games on Nintendo 64, is the second entry in the series to appear on Switch after Super mario party. While some may call that over the top, these are incredibly popular party games and the minigames and smooth competition they contain make it hard not to have fun when it’s Mario Party time.
This exclusive Atlus Switch was first announced in 2017. We had to wait a while, although Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster It arrived on May 25, so SMT fans on Switch have had something to chew on for the past few months until the new game arrives.
Announced as part of February 2021 Pokémon Presents Showcase Celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are Switch remakes of the DS entries that lacked additional adjectives.
Fifteen years from the original Diamond and Pearl Pokémon brought Gen IV and the series to a non-Game Boy handheld, we’ll be able to relive our Sinnoh days on the Switch through the lens of series-exclusive chibi style (so far).
There’s also the Switch Lite Pokémon Dialga & Palkia edition that will be released a couple of weeks earlier, on November 5, if you can’t get enough of the new Switch hardware.
More awesome Nintendo Switch games
In addition to the games highlighted above, there are many more Switch games that you might like in October and beyond.
Amazing accessories for your switch
And finally, here is a selection of the best accessories for the Switch to be unveiled in October and beyond, for your consideration.
So that’s it for October and November, did we miss anything? Let us know with a comment and also let us know if you have reserved any of these goodies!