September’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase revealed Monster Hunter Rise, the latest release in Capcom’s beloved Monster Hunter series, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, an RPG spin-off of the franchise – both are coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2021.
It was also revealed that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later today, which is a title gamers won’t want to miss out on.
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We also saw the reveal of Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, and new trailers for Empire of Sin, Sniper Elite 4, Rune Factory 5, and Balan Wonderworld, whilst a video rundown of new releases this month included The Long Dark, PGA Tour 2K21, and Hades.
You want a LOT of details about what was included? Well, check out below:
Monster Hunter Rise
This latest entry in the action-RPG series finds players battling fearsome monsters and scaling new heights. Prepare to be transported to the colourful Kamura Village, a new serene mountain locale where players will experience unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. Using a special insect called a Wirebug, hunters will be able to grapple themselves in any direction, making it possible to scale towering cliffs and structures. All combat areas within each quest are seamlessly connected, allowing for exploration of the vast and vertical landscape with no loading time. Monster Hunter Tise launches for Nintendo Switch on 26th March 2021. A digital-only Deluxe Edition will also be available, which will offer the full game plus the Deluxe Kit DLC pack, which provides bonus in-game content such as a “Kamurai” full layered armour set, exclusive gestures, cosmetic items and more. Both the standard and Deluxe editions of Monster Hunter Rise are available for digital pre-order via Nintendo eShop from today. Pre-ordering either version will unlock bonus in-game items like layered armour and more. Players will be able to get even more in-game extras with Monster Hunter amiibo accessories*. Furthermore, a Collector’s Edition of MONSTER HUNTER RISEwill launch alongside the game on 26th March 2021. It will include a physical copy of the game, a download code for the Deluxe Kit DLC pack, a Magnamalo amiibo, a “Kamura Mark” pin badge and a sticker pack.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Currently in development, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin puts players in the role of a Monster Rider who befriends iconic monsters from the Monster Hunter series, as they embark on epic adventures together. More information about this story-based role-playing game coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021 will be revealed in the future.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land and discover Ori’s true destiny. From Moon Studios, the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes a new adventure in a vast, vibrant world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling. Ori and the Will of the Wisps launches for Nintendo Switch today.
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
The sequel to Fitness Boxing has entered the ring! Grab the Joy-Con controllers, select the music and courses, and get to a variety of boxing exercises! Players can pick any one of nine instructors, each with their own distinctive personality, with three making their debut in the game: Karen, Janice and Hiro. As players continue exercising, their bond with the instructors will grow. Players can even customize their outfits, providing more variety to their workouts. Features include a two-player mode, an alarm function and the ability to remove certain boxing actions. Save data can even be carried over from the first Fitness Boxing game! Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise launches on Nintendo Switch on 4th December.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny
As a result of Super Reincarnation, the boastful zombie Zed gets stronger the more he dies! By reincarnating their way through a variety of worlds, players will face off against the strongest God of Destruction. Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny marks the first time the series uses 3D models, with vibrant characters full of personality and the return of the series’ over-the-top battle system. Get ready for an experience that defies common sense, genre, and destiny when Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny comes exclusively to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021. But the Disgaea news doesn’t stop there: Beginning 23rd September at 10:00 CEST and running until 29th September at 23:59 local time, the full version of Disgaea 5 Complete will be free to play in a limited-time Game Trial event, exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members.
Defy the god of the dead in this Greek mythology-inspired dungeon crawler. Thousands of story events and ability combinations ensure a unique experience each time players hack and slash their way out of the Underworld, wielding the powers and mythical weapons of Olympus to aid in their escape. Hades launches for Nintendo Switch today.
Empire of Sin
In this new strategy game, players enter the criminal underworld of Prohibition-era Chicago in the 1920s. It’s up to players to hustle, charm and intimidate their way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. Empire of Sin launches for Nintendo Switch on 1st December and is available for pre-order starting today.
Sniper Elite 4
Across the largest and most diverse environments ever seen in a Sniper Elite game, players can look forward to series-defining ballistics, tense stealth and third-person action. Sniper Elite 4 launches for Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
PGA TOUR 2K21
The fairway is open in PGA TOUR 2K21! Play against the in-game pros on visually stunning real-life courses, hit the links with friends locally and online, or run full seasons and tournaments with Online Societies. Design and share your ultimate golf course using tons of custom options with the Course Designer. The digital version of PGA TOUR 2K21is now available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, with the physical version of the game launching on 25th September.
The Long Dark
In this exploration-survival game, players are on their own as they journey through a frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. A chilling narrative awaits players in the WINTERMUTE Story Mode, or they can choose to enjoy hours of permadeath gameplay in Survival Mode. Experience true survival on Nintendo Switch when The Long Dark launches today.
As Leo and Emma, players will don costumes to wield a variety of abilities. A costume with a gear ability, for example, lets players rotate gears to open doors or access new paths. There are more than 80 costumes to find, with the ability to carry up to three at once. Change between costumes to collect crystals and Statues scattered throughout stages. A two-player mode is also available! By combining costume abilities with friends, players may be able to reach new locations. Balan Wonderworld will make its grand entrance on Nintendo Switch on 26th March, 2021.
Rune Factory 5
Build a new life amidst a grand adventure in this heart-warming RPG. As a young man or woman with no memories, players will get a fresh start in the rural town of Rigbarth as a peacekeeping ranger. In addition to protecting the town, players’ day-to-day lives will include harvesting crops, fishing in the river and participating in local festivals. They may even find a special someone to start dating, fall in love with…and get married to! A new battle system allows players to perform combo attacks with allies to take down monsters. Begin life anew in a fantasy world when Rune Factory 5 launches on Nintendo Switch in 2021.
Told you it was a lot of information…