While Gamescom 2021 was forced to go online, that did not cut down on the excitement surrounding new games. In fact, there were several Nintendo Switch games announced this year. Below is the full rundown of all the games shown off for Switch.
Some are existing games that are being ported over, others are updates to games already out, and several are brand new. Each game also contains a brief explanation, which was given on the Gamescom website.
APEX Legends Emergence
Are you watching closely? New Legend Seer joins the Games. Use his swarm of micro-drones to reveal the locations of your opponents before ambushing your unsuspecting foes. The new Rampage LMG will bring the heat – especially if you load up a thermite grenade for some extra firepower. Explore World’s Edge as it comes undone; after months of Hammond Industries’ aggressive mining, the cracks are starting to show. These are anybody’s Games to win; will you emerge victorious?
Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!
The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Everything is falling apart! Our two heroes will travel all around the world to fight the Roman Empire in a 2D horizontal scrolling Beat Them Up game, completely hand-drawn and made in the purest tradition of the genre. Enemies and wild boars will have to be cautious! Asterix and Obelix are back… And it’s going to be another great fight!
The official digital version of the classic Hasbro naval combat board game. Challenge friends and family in Classic Mode or the all-new Commanders Mode. Feel a change in the waters with this fast-paced, strategic and tactical variation. Play with unique naval commanders and use resources to activate powerful, special abilities that will secure you a win, as you wage war on the high seas.
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
Are you ready to become a boxing champion? Step into the ring and show off your boxing skills in a knockout arcade experience. Fight as one of 20 iconic characters from the Creed and Rocky movies. Take on world-class opponents across a variety of thrilling locations, or challenge your friends and family in intense, head-to-head matches.
Block’Em! is a multiplayer PvP puzzle-platformer for 2-4 players. Controls are simple but the road to victory is complex: be the first to reach the goal or the last one standing to claim the victory!
Cat Cafe Manager
In this business management sim you build and manage your own cat cafe, adopt stray cats, and befriend the locals! Collect cafe furniture and food recipes to make your customers feel at home, then use your collection of unique cats to delight them.
CLUE, also known as CLUEDO, is the classic mystery game. WHO, with WHAT weapon and WHERE!? Join Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs Peacock, Mr Green, Dr Orchid and Professor Plum on a night of murder and mystery. A selection of different boards will have you sleuthing your way through historic and fantastical locations, with the help of an innovative logic-assisted virtual Clue Sheet to take notes and eliminate red herrings. Whodunit? Only you can find out!
A refreshing take on the monster taming genre set in a charming pixel-art world. By introducing elements from the JRPG genre to the monster taming formula, Coromon becomes the best of both worlds. Experience a lengthy and compelling story, face off against powerful bosses, and puzzle your way through a variety of challenging dungeons.
A gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play! Beautifully hand-drawn 2D animations bring to life a world where your choices will change both the present and the future across more than 20 hours of gameplay.
Defend the Rook
A roguelike tactics board combat combined with tower defense elements. Defeat the invading hordes to stay alive and save the land! Do you have what it takes to save the land? Jump right in and enjoy a set of procedurally generated roguelike battles like no other! Every battle fought is unique.
A simulation game in a context of exile due to the rising waters. Survive as you expand your community in your lighthouse. Each Lodged Refugee will make changes of varying magnitude around the Lighthouse, making it more resilient to the gradually rising waters. In order to survive, the Keeper will have to choose whether or not to house nearby Travelers in need of help. Different Survival Paths will be open to the Keeper to adapt his Lighthouse to withstand the flood.
The direct sequel to DOOM®, winner of The Game Awards’ Best Action Game of 2016. Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power as you rip-and-tear your way across dimensions with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the DOOM Slayer, you return to find Earth has suffered a demonic invasion. Raze Hell and discover the Slayer’s origins and his enduring mission to rip and tear…until it is done.
A Rogue-lite Tactical Action game, set in the award-winning but often lethal Endless universe. Recruit a team of shipwrecked heroes, plunge into a long-abandoned space station, and protect your crystal against never-ending waves of monsters… or die trying, get reloaded, and try again.
A story-driven adventure game flavoured with life-sim, cooking and crafting elements, blended together into one delicious dish! Dynamic recipe creation means that you can experiment with thousands of different ingredient combinations to create a unique menu of delicious delights. Take on rival chefs in epic culinary clashes to see who is crowned cooking king! Dishes are scored on a variety of things and no two judges have the same taste, meaning every battle is different.
“There are songs that still tell the tale of the heroes’ most daring deeds. After a long battle against the Evil Wizard, the castle he called home was sieged and swarmed, and the wretchful minions that served him for generations were slain by the dozens. While the corrupt villain himself managed to escape, the day marked an amazing victory for the forces of good….” Or did it, really?
FAR: Changing Tides
Set sail for a new journey in FAR: Changing Tides, an atmospheric vehicle adventure in the post-apocalyptic world first introduced in the award-winning FAR: Lone Sails. Follow the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home. Sail stormy waters, dive unknown depths, and explore forgotten ruins in a beautifully realised, flooded world.
Take on the role of a young rescue officer starting her career. Armed with a trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that also acts as a jetpack, Firegirl responds to emergency calls across the city. Can Firegirl save all the trapped civilians caught in each blaze? Can she uncover the truth of why these fires have engulfed the city? Find out in a mystery that goes all the way to the top…
Flynn: Son of Crimson
The peaceful and beautiful island of Rosantica is under threat once more by a relentless evil. The magical barrier between Rosantica and The Scourge has started to crack, allowing dangerous creatures to slowly seep back in to try and take over the island. Flynn stumbles upon this invasion and discovers he must stand up against The Scourge to stop its spread into Rosantica. Accompanied by his mythical companion Dex, Guardian Spirit of the Land, Flynn will be challenged by the evil from The Scourge and its powerful overlord.
A hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.
Grow: Song of the Evertree
Over time, the Worlds of Alaria faded. The Evertree – where many worlds resided on its countless branches – is now nothing more than a sapling, its splendor long erased from memory. No one knows how to make it grow. But you are different. You hear the sun as it sings across the sky. You hear the language of rain against the earth. You are the last of the Everheart Alchemists and your task has been passed down from generation to generation – Grow and protect the Evertree!
An action side-scroller set in a post-apocalyptic world. Become the leader of an ever-expanding group of survivors. Manage supplies, upgrade your team, and craft deadly contraptions to defend yourself! Remember, exploration is vital in this harsh new world. Prepare to forge bizarre alliances and, together, face the many dangers of the wastelands. Take survival gameplay, combine it with base management, add RPG elements, and spice it up with a fully-fledged collectible card game – and you get HordeCore
In Sound Mind
A witty first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles, unique boss fights, and original music by The Living Tombstone. Explore and fight through a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape – your own mind.
JUMANJI: The Curse Returns
A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind… Prepare to set forth on a fun, casual co-op adventure with friends and family. Roll the dice, read the riddles and experience the board game from the original 1995 film in a contemporary digital style. The Jumanji board game will summon a magical jungle and take over the town, unless you stop it!
Just Dance 2022
Just Dance® 2022, the ultimate dance game is back with new universes and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits to great classics! Looking for the perfect game to dance to the latest hits and share some fun with friends and family? Just Dance 2022 is for you!
Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut
Award-winning adventure Kathy Rain returns in the Director’s Cut, featuring an extended story with more puzzles to solve and new areas to explore. Witness the rise of an iconic detective as you uncover a dark and sinister truth hiding behind the calm exterior of a small rural town.
King’s Bounty II
King’s Bounty II is the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre. Expanding on this legacy with an entirely new epic story, fractions, enemies, and new features to forge an open and breaking fantasy world Antara.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. In this brand-new console game, players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films retold with signature LEGO humor, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. the game will immerse players in the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters, ships and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.
Let’s Sing 2022
Become the ultimate superstar in Let’s Sing! Are you ready to take on the perfect mix of 30 new chart breakers and all-time classics and rock the stage? Sing alone or grab your friends for a battle of the voices in both online and offline game modes to determine – once and for all – who is the best singer around. Experience the Let’s Party mode with up to eight singers or climb to the top of the worldwide online leaderboards.
A 3D platformer roguelite action game with realistic graphics that takes place in a cyberpunk universe. Players play as a detective who comes back to life after an unexpected death, and battle in this lifelike and futuristic city of the east.
Lost in Random
a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure from the award-winning Swedish game studio, Zoink, where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. You’ll walk the Kingdom of Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents and take on courageous quests. Through a unique blend of explosive dice battles, time-freezing tactics and card collection, you’ll quickly learn to adapt or perish as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw. Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive in a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Mario, Rabbid Peach and their friends are back for a new adventure of cosmic scale! Cursa, a mysterious and malevolent entity seeks out energy to further its nefarious plans, plunging the galaxy into chaos. Twisting the planets with its evil influence, it’s determined to consume all the energy of the Sparks, uncanny creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas & Rabbids, and destroy all who stand in its way. To bring order back to the galaxy and save the Sparks, Mario and friends team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through mysterious and ever-surprising planets.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
A new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defense.
Next Space Rebels
Order some parts online, get your camera, and grow your StarTube channel through rocket tinkering and often wacky challenges! With great fame comes great responsibility, and a sudden wrench in your path to greatness will take you on a journey towards space. The mysterious Next Space Rebels know that those who control the satellites now control the future of the internet. Will you join them in their race to internet freedom?
A turn-based roguelike with deck management and 3D figurines. Explore the Oak, upgrade cards, level up! Easy to learn, hard to master – chill and challenge modes suitable for any player.
One Lonely Outpost
A barren, alien world needs YOU to bring it to life! Start out with just an ancient space-RV, your handy tech gauntlet, a handful of potato seeds, and work to build up your colony. Grow crops to attract colonists, build a town and economy, and work to achieve independence while establishing your colony as a prime destination.
Washed ashore on Vokka Island without memories, you must start a new life and find ways to recover your lost memories. In order to do so, you must first learn how to survive on the island by cultivating the land, befriending villagers, expanding the village and raising your very own magical creature known as “Magnus.”
Rich Man 10
A classic chess game in which players earn money by luck (dicing) and strategy (buying land and buying cards) to defeat other players. Fine arts adopt pure 3D Q version of the original painting style.
Roots of Pacha
Be a part of a thriving stone age community. Discover “Ideas,” domesticate crops, befriend animals, and contribute to the growth of your village. Play with friends in co-op or explore the early days of civilization in single-player.
An open-world, top-down action game paying tribute to the good old GTA 2 style and gameplay, fusing it with a historically inaccurate medieval setting. Play as Guy, whose parents apparently were too lazy to give him a proper name. Experience feudal injustice, witch-hunting, and join big tournaments. Meet valiant, yet incredibly stupid knights. Complete a wide variety of twisted missions and quests, or don’t give a damn about the plot and bring mayhem in the villages and cities. Choose to go on foot, or by a stolen horse. Fight with a sword or pick a fancy automatic crossbow. All that, spiced up with an inappropriate Monty Python inspired sense of humor.
A roguelike turn-based exploration game. Build your team, traverse varied hostile environments, face countless dangers, and gain knowledge that will help you find and resurrect the Mother Tree Umama.
A hand-crafted fantasy RPG that delves deep into the churning depths of Magic. Explore a retro-inspired world bustling with rich story, unique mechanics, and fearsome Monsters! Encourages an adventurous spirit and offers greater difficulty to the brave who seek it.
A single-player FPS featuring a fluid stunt system, destructible voxel environments, loads of bullet time, and a unique one-armed protagonist. It’s you, your trigger finger, and a steel-toed boot against a superstructure full of bad guys. Chain together wall runs, dives, flips, and slides to take every last enemy down.
Source of Madness
A side-scrolling dark action roguelite set in the Loam Lands, a twisted Lovecraftian inspired world powered by procedural generation and AI machine learning. Take on the role of a new Acolyte as they embark on a nightmarish odyssey. Uncover the cosmic secrets of the Loam Lands and The Tower of Madness, the moon’s mysterious Citadel.
Spirit of the Island
A relaxing life simulation RPG set on a distant tropical island. Explore the once-prosperous tourist destination, meet the locals, and lend a hand to restore the towns to their former glory as you embark on a long journey that will help you rediscover your past!
UFOs! Aliens! Aircrafts! Resistance! SHOOT ‘EM UP! Squadron 51 is a spaceship shooter with 2D gameplay and 3D environment. Enjoy a smart combination of a fast-paced shooting experience and the 1950’s sci-fi movies aesthetic, with live-action cutscenes.
SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator
A unique artist sim game with realistic paint mixing, physics, and numerous painting tools. Upgrade and customize your studio, complete tasks, sell and expose art, buy instruments and get famous! And remember: whatever you do in SuchArt, be it play with toys or draw nasty words on walls, you still remain a genius artist in our hearts <3
Super Animal Royale
A frenetic top-down 2D twist on the battle royale genre. Up to 64 adorably murderous animals fight tooth, claw, and machine gun across the varied landscape of an abandoned safari park, each vying to be top dog (or cat, or sloth…). To reach the top of the food chain, players must master an intuitive fog-of-war system and a quirky menagerie of weapons.
An expansive colony builder and resource management game. Explore the Red Planet, develop spectacular cities, spread life and terraform the planet with ambitious projects.
Become the mighty Terrorbane, a hero caught up in the Developer’s endless pursuit of creating the perfect video game. Embark on a jRPG-inspired adventure, full of references to iconic gaming moments, and hunt down scores of bugs to become the Bane of Errors! Deceptively presented as a classic jRPG inspired by the 16bit era, tERRORbane is a tongue-in-cheek meta-adventure that eschews genres and tells the story of an obnoxious videogame Developer at his ﬁrst videogame project, eager to make the Player his unfortunate test subject.
Terror of Hemasaurus
Play as a giant monster and wreak havoc on humanity in this retro city smash ‘em up! Punch buildings, slap helicopters, eat humans, kick cars – enjoy multiple ways to cause carnage! Satisfying arcade action and mindless destruction for up to 4-players!
THE GAME OF LIFE 2
For 60 years THE GAME OF LIFE has shown us how to win at growing up. Now the contemporary sequel, THE GAME OF LIFE 2, introduces up-to-date choices and new crossroads to the traditional mix! With a thousand new ways to live, and money no longer the only path to success, what will you choose? Find your happiness, whether that means money and fame, or academic fulfilment and a dozen cats! Will you be a Video Blogger or an Engineer? What roads will your friends and family take?
There Is No Light
A brutal action-adventure set in a grim underground world ruled by the mysterious Church of the Great Hand. Blast your way through the hordes of enemies, fight dangerous bosses and explore the world the way you want.
A story-driven, physics-based puzzle platformer with a twist. At the helm of a small robot, you’ll travel back to the 90s to prevent a tragic accident. Explore the house of your creator, solve brain-teasing puzzles, acquire unique and powerful upgrades, and see common household items from an entirely new perspective!
To the Rescue!
A dog shelter simulator where you are responsible for taking care of dozens of cute dogs in need of homes. It’s not all cuddles and snoot boops though: running a shelter can be a lot of work. You have to manage all of the dogs’ needs in order to maximize their chances of finding the right forever homes.
Gather your friends and get to work this intensely fun local couch co-op party game about chaotic home and garden renovation! In Tools Up! and the Garden Party DLC episodes all you’ve got is a blueprint of what apartments and gardens should look like when the job’s done, your team, and not a lot of time to get the job done! Put your teamwork and coordination skills to the test to finish in time or make a mess trying!
Sharpen the spear and make the Dragon run in fear! Oh, and also try to manage a date with princesses & princes you rescue. This is a 3D roguelite platformer about a normal day in the life of a knight!
Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That’s it.
A colorful and cartoonish action-adventure featuring a phenomenal fox with a multitude of talents! After his home is attacked and his TV remote stolen, Trifox sets out in pursuit of the mysterious looters in an action-packed adventure inspired by the golden age of 3D platformers. Use magic, might, and marvelous gadgets to outfox foes across four danger-filled worlds as you fight your way to a final showdown at Villain HQ!
Tunche, a being of great power, has gone mad and now evil creatures are taking over the jungle. Help Rumi and her friends uncover the truth behind Tunche’s actions and restore peace in the Amazon in this charming roguelike action game!
Two Point Campus
Build the university of your dreams with Two Point Campus, the sim with a twist from the makers of Two Point Hospital. Build, hire staff and run an academic institution packed with wild courses.
A zen game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Over the course of eight house moves, you are given a chance to experience a sense of intimacy with a character you never see and a story you’re never told.
The few androids that remain in Arcadia, once a populous metropolis, are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots their consciousness. Explore this forgotten city and save the remaining androids from turning into Unsighted.
Valfaris: Mecha Therion
Therion returns as the hunt for Lord Vroll continues. Pilot an advanced machine of death and destruction in this explosive 2.5D side-scrolling shoot ‘em up, and sequel to the critically acclaimed Valfaris. Strap in and unleash mecha hell!
World of Tanks
World of Tanks puts you in command of over 600 war machines from the mid-20th century. Test your mettle against players from around the world with the ultimate war machines of the era. Command everything from legendary Shermans, Churchills, Tigers, and T-34s—each with a rich battlefield history—to vehicles that boasted feats of engineering design but never reached the production line. In World of Tanks, master the art of armored combat across dozens of maps bringing historic locations from all over the globe to life and guaranteeing diverse tactical gameplay. The game has already over 160 million devoted fans worldwide.
A 3D action-adventure set in a sci-fi fantasy setting. Play as Reid, shipwrecked on the strange world of XEL. Without any recollection of her former life, it is up to you to unravel her past and connection to XEL. Ready your sword and shield as you explore the overworld of XEL and dive into imposing Zelda-like dungeons full of unforeseen threats and challenging puzzles. Throughout your journey you will make new friends and foes, learn new moves, find new gadgets as well as being able to jump through time and space. As Reid delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding XEL, she discovers an endless cycle of peril. Will she be able to break free from it, and what will it take?
Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL
Welcome to Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL, the hotly anticipated digital title that’s set to bring the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) to screens all over the world. With a blueprint of “online Yu-Gi-Oh! for both players and audiences,” Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL will be wholly positioned around the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG/OCG, spanning more than two decades of Dueling history and over 10,000 cards.
Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL
An exciting, brand new way to play Yu-Gi-Oh! In Yu-Gi-Oh! RUSH DUEL, the tide can turn at any moment as you and your opponent summon powerful monsters left and right and fill up your hands with countless draws. One minute you might be in total control, the next – your opponent gains the momentum!
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