Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the gifts stop coming – and by gifts, we mean games! If you thought there wasn’t going to be anything else to look forward to for the Switch in the final stretch of the year, you were oh-so-wrong! With the last week of 2021 right around the corner, it’s only fitting that we at Nintendo Link send you off with our list of the last games you should put on your radar. We’re going to count down the top six year-end Switch games for the last week of 2021!
If you like lists like these and want to catch up on some of December’s previous big releases for the holiday, be sure to check out our last list and find what you may have missed. And if you want to get them for different regions, we’ll show you how to do just that in a way that’s safe, easy, and cheap!
With that out of the way, let’s count down the top six year-end Switch games!
The top six year-end Switch games for the last week of 2021 are:
A long time ago, in the Sun City Pyrmia, lived the star people, a race tasked with ensuring that nothing would go wrong with their beautiful sun… before it completely disappears red! But why? Even centuries later the answer is unknown, but every question has an answer. When Glasses Unstrong’s planet is suddenly torn apart by a massive explosion, she sets out to try and put the old world back together! With the help of her new friend, Flounder the star child, she must traverse through outer space to find the missing pieces of her world and perhaps piece together the mystery of the once-mighty sun along the way.
Get ready for a big adventure when Unstrong: Space Calamity arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 27!
You are Neil Conrad, CDI agent. Awoken by the news of a murder, you rush into a case that will soon turn your life and the whole solar system upside down. In this sci-fi noir adventure, you must ask questions, collect evidence, and put the pieces together until the ugly truth decides to reveal itself. But the truth can be more elusive than you think. With a branching story and several unique endings based on your actions, what you discover will determine the fate of everyone around you… for better or for worse.
How far will you go to find the truth? Find out when Lacuna launches on Nintendo Switch on December 28.
Deathsmiles I-II – $39.99 (Dec 30)
Set in the alternate world of Gilverado, the Deathsmiles series centers on a group of girls known as “Angels” and blends elements of gothic horror with intuitive controls, an exotic setting, and an adorable character aesthetic all in one side-scrolling shooter. Containing the original Deathsmiles, alongside the upgraded Deathsmiles Mega Black Label, and the sequel, Deathsmiles IIX Merry Christmas in Hell, each title offers a new experience and several modes to customize your way of play.
Reach for the high score in the Deathsmiles I-II collection, on sale for Nintendo Switch on December 30!
Hollow 2 – $19.99 (Dec 30)
In the sequel to the modern sci-fi horror classic, the history of Mark’s mental tragedy and family life comes to the surface, and with it, the pain of those memories, set to explode like a ticking time bomb. The curse of the hollowed mining station is a never-ending loop of pain that could be only stopped by the truth. But the question is, can you find it? To survive, you must explore and adapt to fast mechanics to purge the station and reach your goal.
Will you make it out? Find out when Hollow 2 finally arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 30!
Pawn of the Dead – $9.99 (Dec 30)
As King Leonard of the White Kingdom, it is your job to defend your land against the marching army of the undead. With the help of your Queen, Elona, the bravest warrior in your realm, you must overcome any threat that comes your way. But during your quest, you will face a sinister reflection you forgot a long time ago… but it has not forgotten you. Explore the storyline through animated cinematics and a unique mode of gameplay based on Battle Chess to conquer your foes, capture soldiers, and claim the board for your own.
The fate of the world rests in you when Pawn of the Dead arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 30!
What was once a happy and beautiful land is now an absolutely terrible place to live, where sinister beings camp at ease and take what they want from the helpless people. However, not all hope is lost… for the Sorcerer Knights have returned from their slumber to restore the peace to the land once again! In this original beat ’em up style title inspired by the classics of the ’90s and medieval fantasy, you will play as the titular Sorcerer Knights, formidable heroes who dominate their foes with mastery of both weapons and magic. Together with your fellow knights, only you can liberate the kingdom from the tyranny of the fearsome Sorcerer KaliXtus!
Save your kingdom from ruin when Sorcerer Knights slashes onto Nintendo Switch on January 1! (Okay, technically a 2022 title, but it is still releasing this week)
And those were the top six year-end Switch games for the last week of 2021! Thank you for stopping by Nintendo Link for all of your Switch release news and updates. What do you think of this week’s offerings? Will you be picking anything up? What were some of your favorite games that came out on the Switch this year? Let us know in the comments below!