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New Nintendo Switch releases (February 22-26, 2021)

It’s another exciting week for RPG fans with two eagerly anticipated games released on Nintendo Switch.

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It’s another exciting week for RPG fans with two eagerly anticipated games released on Nintendo Switch.

It’s somewhat baffling that Persona 5 still hasn’t come to the Nintendo Switch. We can only assume that Sony has Atlus in a contractual stranglehold. Action RPG Persona 5 Strikers is no replacement, but it’s a welcome addition to the Switch library nonetheless.

Taking place after the events of Persona 5, the game follows Joker and friends on a journey across Japan to solve a series of strange events. It’s an appropriately stylish spin-off, but to make the most of it, knowledge of the franchise and an appreciation for Dynasty Warriors-style gameplay is a must.

More traditional RPG mechanics are on offer in Bravely Default II from Claytechworks and Square Enix. The game features a brand new cast of characters and setting, plus a refreshed take on the Brave Point battle system. If you want to try before you buy, the excellent Nintendo eShop demo features around five-hours of gameplay.

Other new releases include narrative-driven exploration game Aery – A Journey Beyond Time and sci-fi action RPG, Hellpoint.

Here’s the full lineup of this week’s Nintendo Switch games. We’ll update this page throughout the week with any late arrivals.

Nintendo Switch releases: February 22-26, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Dry Drowning

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Curse of the Dead Gods
  • Dynos & Ghosts
  • Johnny Bonasera
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
  • Taxi Chaos

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Active Neurons 3 – Wonders Of The World
  • Retrace: Memories of Death

Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Aery – A Journey Beyond Time
  • Castle Kong
  • Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
  • Demon’s Rise – Lords of Chaos
  • Dotori
  • Forward to the Sky
  • Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection
  • Hellpoint
  • Legal Dungeon
  • Mike Dies
  • Steam Prison
  • Under Leaves
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin

Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Bravely Default II
  • RetroMania Wrestling
  • Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition
  • Dungeons & Bombs
  • Horned Knight

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