Now that 2020 is largely behind us, it’s time to look ahead at what the future holds for each of the game industry’s biggest platforms. While Sony and Microsoft both closed out the year by ushering in next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, the Nintendo Switch is quickly approaching its fourth birthday, and it has quite a few big-name titles lined up for the new year and beyond.
Given how secretive Nintendo traditionally is, often announcing games only a few months before they hit the market, we’ve likely only gotten a small glimpse at Switch’s release calendar for the new year, but there are some exciting first- and third-party exclusives on the way. The first half of 2021 will see the release of Bravely Default II and Monster Hunter Rise, which will no doubt help sustain the system’s sales momentum going into the new year, while marquee blockbusters like Metroid Prime 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 are slated to follow at some point in the future.
And that’s to say nothing about any potential hardware revisions coming next year. While Nintendo hasn’t announced any such plans, reports continue to circulate that the company will release a in 2021. Whether or not that will prove true remains to be seen, but at the very least, we can take a look at all the biggest games that are coming to Switch in 2021 and beyond.