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Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games for December 2021

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games for December 2021 switch review 2021

We have finally reached the end of the year and with that, a year full of great game releases is quickly coming to an end. And while for people looking for big releases, December may seem a bit lacking, there are quite a few indies and non-triple AAA titles coming out that you should keep your eye out for.

So for the last time in 2021, here are some of the upcoming Nintendo Switch games for December 2021!

Miracle Snack Shop

Miracle Snack Shop

Release Date: December 2nd
Genre: Management/Visual Novel
Price: $19.99

Do you wish to open up a snack shop to build up your business empire? Play as Seolhwa Cha in Miracle Snack Shop as you find yourself in quite a predicament as business is dead. However, he stumbles across a strange portal one day that reveals the presence of Queen Salt. Soon after, you find yourself stuck in the middle two heroines’ love interests.

The Kids We Were

The Kids We Were

Release Date: December 2
Genre: Adventure
Price: $15.99

Originally released on mobile last year, The Kids We Were promises to be the Complete Edition, with bonus post-game content and new collectibles for players to find. Play as Minato as he seeks out the answers to who his father is. He finds a strange notebook that suddenly takes him through time, back to the day his mom and dad first met. What secrets will he uncover?

Ghost Sync

Ghost Sync

Release Date: December 2nd
Genre: RPG
Price: $14.99

The newest KEMCO title is finally releasing to round out this year of RPGs. In a world ravaged by beasts, you make a living by hunting these dangerous creatures. But one day, you come across a large wolf who is actually possessed by the soul of a young man. Go on an adventure to figure out what’s going on and find the answers to the world’s fate.

Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani

Release Date: December 2nd
Genre: Visual Novel
Price: $49.99

As a government agent, Shino Akitsu is able to see things others can not. Therefore, it’s her job to keep tabs on powerful beings who are able to travel through different dimensions. But as she meets more and more individuals, will she find herself enamored by their charms? Your choices will decide where Shino ends up and what circumstances she will land herself into.

Archvale

Archvale

Release Date: December 2nd
Genre: RPG/Bullet Hell
Price: $14.99

A truly evil king once ruled the land. But once he was defeated, all that remained of him were the Undying: beings that were cursed to live out their immortality in his prisons. You are the only one that can defeat the Undying and rid the world of evil. Travel across the land and power up your weapons as you battle through many bullet hell stages.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap then All!

Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!

Release Date: December 2nd
Genre: Beat ’em up
Price: $29.99

In 50 B.C., almost all of Gaul has been taken over by the Romans. All except for one tiny village holding strong against the invaders. In this 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up, play as two heroes who are looking to fight against the Roman Empire. Based on the existing Asterix and Obelix albums, experience the tales that you love, along with a new exclusive chapter made specifically for the game. You can play this game solo, or with a friend in local co-op.

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

Release Date: December 3rd
Genre: Party/Education
Price: $29.99

Big Brain Academy is finally landing on the Switch. Play through a variety of brain teasers that will be sure to get those brain cells moving at high speed. Play with up to 4 other players locally to see who can get the higher score. With varying difficulties available, the fun can be had for both children and adults alike.

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition

Release Date: December 3rd
Genre: Simulation
Price: $49.99

For fans of the original 3DS title, Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is finally available to play in the new generation. Explore through many popular Disney worlds as you craft, gather, and make friends. Build your Disney Magical World and have a fun adventure through the lands of Disney.

Dangan Ronpa 1-3

Dangan Ronpa

Release Date: December 3rd
Genre: Visual Novel/Adventure
Price: DR1 $14.99 | DR2 $14.99 | DR3 $29.99

The entire Dangan Ronpa series is finally available on the Nintendo Switch. In each installment of the game, help a class full of students who are stuck in the middle of a death game by the mysterious Monokuma. The only way out is to kill and it’s not long before bodies start to pile up around the students. Who will escape and make it to safety?

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Release Date: December 3rd
Genre: Point ‘n click/Adventure
Price: $12.99

A string of murders is happening in the Chinese capital, the suspect leaving behind riddles and cards. Detective Di Renjije is tasked with figuring out the identity of the murderer from the Empress herself. Investigate crime scenes, use your deduction board to figure out how past events occurred, and talk to witnesses in order to connect the dots.

Ever Forward

Ever Forward

Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Adventure/Puzzle
Price: $14.99

Maya is a young woman stuck between reality and imagination. She must confront her demons in order to piece together the secrets of the world around her. Solve puzzles using stealth and observation. Collect fragments of memories to unlock new worlds and puzzles around you.

Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky

Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Adventure/Puzzle
Price: $39.99

From creators, Charles Cecil (Broken Swords) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) comes Beyond a Steel Sky. As the sequel to the cult classic, Beneath a Steel Sky, you play as Robert Foster again. This time, you are searching for a child that has been abducted in a brutal attack. Play through this cyberpunk triller narrative as you find yourself back in Union City.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors

Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Adventure
Price: $59.99

The Life is Strange series picks up once again with this new installment with a brand new cast. Alex Chen has the ability to experience, absorb, and manipulate strong emotions from other people. Perhaps a power for other people, but a curse in her own eyes. After her brother dies in an accident, she vows to figure out the truth.

Twelve Minutes

Twelve Minutes

Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Puzzle
Price: $24.99

What should have been a relaxing, romantic evening with your wife turns into a horrible nightmare when a police detective breaks into your house and murders you both. But right before you take your last breath, time is reset. You are stuck in a time loop and you must figure out what the truth of everything around is. You only have twelve minutes before the loop resets. Use your knowledge from past loops and break the loop once and for all.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale

Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale

Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Card
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Based on the latest spin-off in the popular series Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale will take you through the world of Yu-Gi-Oh SEVENS. Rush Duel is an alternate ruleset from the standard Master Duel format you may be used to. Aiming to be an opening point for new players, fill up your side of the field with powerful monsters to overwhelm your opponent. With new characters and a single player campaign, build up your deck to battle against the computer, your friends, or strangers around the world.

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space

Release Date: December 8th
Genre: Adventure/Puzzle
Price: $19.99

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space is a remaster of Telltale’s second season of Sam & Max. The Freelance Police, composed of Sam the canine with a nose for justice and Max the chaotic rabbit looking for mayhem, are back to fight crime yet again. Solve crimes and figure out what’s going on in this wacky new installment in the Sam & Max collection.

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

Release Date: December 9th
Genre: RPG
Price: $29.99

The full experience of Monster Rancher 1 and 2 are together in one package. Raise, train, and battle monsters, just like in the original versions of the game. d  Do your best to push your monsters towards S rank, but be careful, as your monster will grow weaker as the years go by. With loads of new features including new monsters and a high-speed mode, fans of the original game will rejoice at this second chance to relive their childhood.

Loop Hero

Loop Hero

Release Date: December 9th
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Price: $14.99

You are in charge of building up the world around for the brave hero. Place down enemies, terrain, and buildings to create a loop of your own creation. Equip your heroes with powerful loot, upgrade on the fly, and unlock new perks along the way. Break the time loop once and for all and save the world.

Rico: London

Rico: London

Release Date: December 9th
Genre: FPS
Price: $49.99

First-person shooters are not common on the Switch, so for fans of the genre, this may be a title to keep an eye out for. Take down London gangsters and equip weapons from your fallen enemies into your own personal stash. Blast your way to the top and overcome the enemy forces.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon

Release Date: December 13th
Genre: Adventure/Puzzle
Price: $19.99

Shovel Knight fans rejoice as you get to experience your favorite hero in a mashup that was no expected. Clear through the depths of the Pocket Dungeon with your companion Puzzle Knight as you take on falling block puzzles. Battle enemies in this game’s unique combat system and learn the ropes from your new friend as you seek to escape the dungeon.

Clockwork Aquario

Clockwork Aquario

Release Date: December 14th
Genre: Action/Adventure
Price: $19.99

Fans of the once lost arcade game by team Westone is finally back after nearly 30 years. Clockwork Aquario has been unearthed and finished with input from the original team. Jump through colorful worlds, pick up and throw enemies, and hit through multiple beings to rack up your high score. Play co-op with up to two players and battle against Dr. Hangyo. Or perhaps you would rather sabotage each other to get a better score?

Asteroids: Recharged

Asteroids Recharged

Release Date: December 14th
Genre: Action Shooter
Price:$9.99

Are you a fan of arcade shooters? How long can you last? Play solo or with a friend in co-op as you play through 30 challenges or go through arcade mode. Asteroids: Recharged promises a familiar yet modern challenge for both old and new school fans. Chase that high score and test out a new collection of powerups.

Hashihime of the Old Book Town append

Hashihime of the Old Book Town append

Release Date: December 16th
Genre: Visual Novel
Price: $61.64

You play as Tamamori as he travels to Tokyo seeking to be accepted into Imperial University. But due to his lack of discipline, he fails the entrance exam and is kicked out of his boarding house after two years. He soon finds himself working in a used book store, where strange events start occurring. One by one, his friends start dying around him before he finds that he is stuck in a three-day time loop. What is real and what is just an illusion around him? What is going on and how can he save his friends?


And that’s just a few of the games releasing this December on the Switch. This list just scratches the surface of games coming out, so if there’s a game that I missed, let me know what it is and why you’re excited about it!

Kierra

Kierra has a huge love for handhelds, especially of the Nintendo variety. She’s a huge fan of SRPGs, JRPGs, visual novels, simulation games, and (almost) anything anime. When she’s not playing games, she’s procrastinating with her cosplays or wondering whether she really needs to buy another Yu-Gi-Oh figure.

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