Wait, where did September go? Yes that’s right, another month has passed and it’s time to dive into the really juicy months of the year. At the start of October we have the heavyweights of a new Metroid game and new Switch hardware, which would be more than enough to keep us busy during the summer months, but there’s a lot more to look forward to over the next few months, including new and old Pokémon.
Below, we’ve listed some of the upcoming highlights of the big Switch games slated for October and November. Under those physical launches, you’ll also find a selection of other games released starting in September – typically physical versions of previously digital-only Switch eShop games – along with a selection of Switch accessories and associated peripherals available in the coming months.
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Bringing content and lessons from the first three Super Monkey Ball games to Switch, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania got many super simian enthusiasts excited when it was officially announced at E3 2021. It is coming to Switch soon, so it will be coming soon. There will certainly be plenty to keep ball-rolling fans busy once the tenth month of the year is over …
Metroid Dread, the fifth installment in the 2D Metroid franchise arrives 19 years after Metroid Fusion on Game Boy Advance, but from what we’ve seen so far, it will be worth the wait and more. With a special edition and two new amiibo launching alongside the new game, a joint development between Nintendo and Metroid: Samus Returns developer MercurySteam. – October 8 shaping up to be the day of the red letter for fans of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter.
Oh, and the Switch OLED model launched on this day as well. Equipped with a beautiful OLED display (and larger) compared to the other two Switch models, it also has double the internal memory, a larger and more robust kickstand, “improved” sound in a way and a new docking station (with a LAN slot) which will make the OLED Switch the top model, especially for portable gamers.
Previously a Wii U exclusive in the Fatal frame franchise (known as Project Zero in Europe), Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water by Koei Tecmo was one of the few titles that actually used of the central asymmetric Wii U gimmick. That, coupled with lukewarm critical reception, made a Switch port unlikely – we gave it a 2/10 probability of a Switch port in our roundup of Wii U games. not yet on Switch.
The franchise does have a dedicated and loyal fan base, however, and Koei Tecmo has made the decision to rework the gamepad elements and bring the game not only to Switch, but other platforms as well. A very welcome surprise!
And finally, just in time for Halloween, the Mario Party Superstars arrive at the very end of October.
Updating five boards and 100 mini-games from the first three Mario Party games on Nintendo 64, Mario Party Superstars is the second entry in the series to honor Switch after Super Mario Party. While some might call it overkill, these are incredibly popular board games and the mini-games and sweet competition they contain make it hard not to have fun when it’s Mario Party time.
This Atlus Switch exclusive was first announced in 2017. We had to wait a while, although Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster arrived on May 25, so SMT fans on Switch had something to say about it. chewing for the last few months until the new game comes along.
Announced as part of the 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 the additional adjectives.
Fifteen years since the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl brought Gen IV and the series to a non-Game Boy handheld, we’re going to relive our Sinnoh days on Switch through the lens of a chibi style unique to the series (until ‘now).
There’s also the Switch Lite Pokémon Dialga & Palkia Edition which will release a few weeks earlier on November 5 if you can’t do without the new Switch hardware.
More awesome Nintendo Switch games
Besides the games highlighted above, there are plenty of other Switch retail games that you might enjoy in October and beyond.
Awesome accessories for your switch
And finally, here’s a selection of the best Switch accessories coming 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 pre-ordered any of these goodies.!