Nintendo Switch new game releases in July 2021

Nintendo Joy-Con wireless controllers for the Nintendo Switch (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Nintendo Joy-Con wireless controllers for the Nintendo Switch (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images) /

Game Builder Garage and Mario Golf: Super Rush highlighted the new game releases for Nintendo Switch in June, but now it’s a new month and that means more new games.

Once again, there are quite a few titles to keep your eye on if you’re a Switch owner and, for me, it starts on July 9 with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The turn-based RPG series returns with its second installment (a sequel to the 2016 3DS title) featuring a rich new storyline that focuses on a closer narrative and character experience. Speaking of characters, players take on the role of a younger Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters You can hatch and raise Monsties from eggs and they will stay by your side, offering special skills and powers. If you’re a fan of Monster Hunter Rise on Switch, you might want to check this game out, although it should be noted that the combat differs drastically.

Another game I’ve got my eye on is Cris Tales, which I’ve talked about both for the Xbox Series X and PS5. This is a love letter to classic JRPGs and features a unique time mechanic that allows you to see the past, interact with the present, and see how it affects the future — all one one screen.

And the last big game on my list is NEO: The World Ends with You, the long-awaited follow-up to the RPG classic. In this sequel, you follow Rindo on his quest to survive and uncover the mysteries behind the “Reapers’ Game.” A free demo for NEO: The World Ends with You just recently launched so be sure to check it out before the game’s release in July.

Because the Nitnendo Switch is home to so many indie titles, I’ve slightly modified the list to only include some of the bigger games coming to the system in July.

  • Discolored – July 1
  • Kickerinho World – July 1
  • Alphadia Genesis 2 – July 1
  • Best Day Ever – July 2
  • Mythic Ocean – July 2
  • Epistory – Typing Chronicles – July 2
  • Hope’s Farm – July 3
  • Aria Chronicle – July 8
  • Crash Drive 3 – July 8
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – July 9
  • Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed – July 20
  • Cris Tales – July 20
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles – July 27
  • NEO: The World Ends with You – July 27
  • Samurai Warriors 5 – July 27

Which Nintendo Switch games will you be playing in July?