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New Nintendo Switch releases: August 23-27, 2021

Road 96 and a Space Invaders retrospective are the highlights from this week’s list of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.



New Nintendo Switch eShop releases

Spelunky 2 and No More Heroes III headline this week’s list of Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

More than 30 games are coming to the Nintendo Switch this week, but as we know, quantity doesn’t always mean quality.

The return of Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes III is the big new Switch release. It’s another action-adventure hack and slash adventure that will likely please and infuriate players in equal measure. It will be interesting to see if the return to an open-world format is successful. At worst, the game seems destined to become another cult favourite.


We have no qualms in calling Spelunky and Spelunky 2 genuine classics, however. Derek Yu’s roguelike platformers are widely acclaimed for good reason. Both games are masterpieces of design and execution. And to reuse that hoary old saying, they’re a perfect fit for Switch.

Another highlight is Secret Neighbor, the multiplayer social horror game set in the Hello Neighbour universe.

Other new Nintendo Switch eShop releases of note include King’s Bounty II, The Magnificent Trufflepigs, and Inked: A Tale of Love. We’ll update this page with any surprise additions throughout the week.

Nintendo Switch eShop releases: August 23-27, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

  • Magnus Failure
  • Night Flight

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  • Hoa
  • King’s Bounty II
  • Mickey Storm and the Cursed Mask

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  • Murder Mystery Machine

Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Cape’s Escape Game 3rd Room
  • Dark Thrones
  • Eternal Hope
  • Garden Paws
  • Green Phoenix
  • Have a Blast
  • Hermitage: Strange Case Files
  • Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator
  • Inked: A Tale of Love
  • Instant Farmer
  • The Magnificent Trufflepigs
  • May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville
  • Off The Road Unleashed
  • One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party (EU)
  • Pretty Girls Panic!
  • ProtoCorgi
  • Secret Neighbor
  • Shape Suitable
  • Spelunky
  • Spelunky 2
  • Titans Black Ops
  • Wildbus
  • Witch Hunter

Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Baldo: The Guardian Owls
  • Hammer 2 Reloaded
  • Inked: A Tale of Love
  • No More Heroes III
  • One-Eyed Lee and the Dinner Party

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