12 Upcoming Switch RPGs – June 2021
Summer is finally coming and with it, the first round of major releases for the season. With a strong lineup of games releasing this month, there’s bound to be something for all RPG fans to chew on.
Winds of Change
Releasing June 3rd
Out of all the visual novels on the Switch, there are surprisingly few that highlight anthropomorphic creatures. Because of that, furry fans will definitely want to keep an eye on Winds of Change. As the last Seer in the land, it is your job to travel around and bring about peace in Alestia. Make important choices that will affect not just yourself, but everyone in the world.
Releasing June 3rd
Playing a witch known as Wicce, you find that your daughter has suddenly disappeared while running an errand. While searching for her, you find that a plague has descended on the residents of a nearby town. Dubbed as the “source,” you must elude the grasp of the Pope while searching for your daughter in this action platformer with RPG elements.
Releasing June 3rd
As the newest KEMCO title to land on the Switch, Chroma Quaternion is a tale of finding one’s fate. Make use of multiple roles that will affect your abilities, effects, and outfits while making way across the kingdom in this fantasy JRPG.
The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom
Releasing June 4th
For fans of zombies, a new semi-open world action RPG is joining the fray of titles on the Switch. You must stop the evil Malondre from getting the Staff of Doom and to do so, you must explore through post-apocalyptic Wakefield and get stronger. Couch co-op with up to three players and take down the zombies that have ravaged the town.
Releasing June 4th
Love can be a dangerous thing, especially when a rejected love proposal causes the court magician to resurrect the evils of the land. But with these evils also comes an ancient hero known as Skippy. Swap out body parts for new abilities, choose between multiple weapon types to fit your needs, and travel across the land of Cubold to bring peace to the land.
Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North
Releasing June 10th
Lead a group of mercenaries across the rugged land of Tarren on your journey for fortune. In this tactics RPG, build up your units to seize power in the northern kingdoms. Boasting over 50 hours of campaign gameplay, delve deep into the world of Tarren and learn its deep history and culture.
Releasing June 11th
In this Metroidvania title, you play as Hald, a Keeper that was chosen by the gods. But one day, a man known as Claos puts Hald’s sister into a deep slumber, causing the balance of the world to be thrown out of whack. You must search for Claos and save your sister before the evils of the world threaten to overtake it.
Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi
Releasing June 17th
Otome fans have yet another title to look forward to with Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi. As the first female warrior in the Shinsengumi, fight alongside other soldiers and experience historical battles in Japan’s history and along the way, perhaps find love in one of the potential love interests, each with their own story.
Releasing June 21st
In this beautiful 2D action RPG, a disaster known as the Rain of Death has brought ruin across the land. Play as the young maiden known as Lily and figure out the secrets to the kingdom destroyed by the Rain. Travel through several locations, such as a submerged forest, a contaminated underground cavern, a castle, and so much more. And depending on the choices made during the game, you will see a different ending.
Legend of Mana
Releasing June 24th
Fans of the original Legend of Mana and new prospects to the series will have the chance to enjoy this HD remaster. Faced with an empty world map, collect artifacts to build out the world and bring it to life once again. With the ability to choose between the original or remastered soundtrack, quality of life features such as turning off enemy encounters, and a brand new mini game, enjoy the classic RPG on modern systems.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
Releasing June 25th
Golfing fans rejoice, for a new Mario Golf game is releasing on the Switch. Play with up to four players locally or online in either Standard Golf, or the brand new mode Speed Golf. And for RPG fans, Super Rush boasts a campaign mode where you can take your Mii and rise through the ranks, from rookie to pro. No matter the skill level of players, Mario Golf promises to be a fulfilling experience for everyone.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny
Releasing June 29th
The wacky tactics franchise finally makes its return with a new game on Western systems. Play as the zombie Zed as he seeks to destroy the God of Destruction. With a boatload of quality of life features, a switch from 2D to 3D graphics, and a brand new feature known as Super Reincarnation, experience Disgaea in its craziest form yet. Get ready to grind up to level 99,999,999.
With a strong start to the barrage of releases we’re going to be seeing soon, it’ll be hard not to get overwhelmed by all of the titles. What games are you guys most excited for? Was there anything that I missed? Let me know!
Very late, but from this list, I bought Mario Golf: Super Rush and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. Both have been really solid games. Legend of Mana is definitely something I have my eye on still, because I LOVED the Trials of Mana remake, but I’m not sure if I’d like Legend of Mana as much, because I’ve heard they’re very different.