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August is going to be a hot one for Nintendo Switch owners

You might not want to go outside but that won’t stop you from having fun.

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Game: Blade Strangers / Image: Fado

It’s not quite the dog days of summer but that doesn’t mean it’s not too hot to do anything outside. That’s okay though, your Nintendo Switch console is just as good at entertaining you inside.

There’s a huge wave of great third-party and indie titles coming to fill the hole until the next first-party heavyweights arrive. If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you’ll even save another 20% off the prices here.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

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Image: IGN

Finally, the Nintendo Switch has its Monster Hunter release. This title is packed with more monsters than any other game in the cherished series. Hunt Leviathans, any monster you can name, and hunt together or alone. Monster Hunter is known for its varied playstyles, so you’re sure to find one that you like. It’s out on August the 28th.

Price: $47.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Overcooked 2

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Image: Game Informer

Not since the 80’s and Tapper has the life of a food server been so hectic. The manic puzzle game turns the gas up to 11 and throws everything imaginable at you. Cook in sushi restaurants, magic schools, and even deep in the mines. Go it alone or recruit some sous chefs from your friends or online buddies. It’s out on August the 7th.

Price on Amazon: $31.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Blade Strangers

2D fighters used to be all the rage, and they’re getting a resurgence of sorts. Think the speed of Blazblue with the easy inputs of Smash Bros. but with a roster drawn from endearing indie games. Blade Strangers throws Isaac from Binding of Isaac, Shovel Knight, and others from Studio Saizensen games together in an ass-whupping good time.

Simple button commands replace the complicated button-mashing of other titles, and there’s an expansive story mode. You can also challenge your friends to find out who’s the king of fighters. It’s out August 28.

Price on Amazon: $31.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Okami HD

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The instant classic of the adventures of the sun goddess Amaterasu was first released on the PlayStation 2 and now it’s coming to Switch. The breathtaking visuals and aRPG gameplay stole the hearts of many. Now, it’s remastered in HD and you can use the touchscreen to paint a masterpiece of deadly attacks with your brush. If you haven’t played this and are a Zelda fan that doesn’t want to do another playthrough of BotW this summer, pick up this bargain. Releases August 9.

Price on Amazon: $19.99: Pre-order it here

Little Dragons Cafe

From the creator of Harvest Moon comes this adorable title that takes the farm sim to a new level. The game revolves around raising a newborn dragon and feeding him tasty treats. With every snack, your dragon grows and learns new abilities which let you explore new places and uncover new ingredients.

It’s a little Tamogatchi, it’s a little Stardew Valley, and it’s totally kawaii. Releases August 24.

Price on Amazon: $47.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Dead Cells

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Image: Nintendo Life

Dead Cells is the latest in a long line of Metroidvanias, which promises to kick your ass as much as satisfy. It’s easily the most difficult the genre has produced so far and promises a huge interconnected world with extensive exploring needed. Just a bit of advice – you will die. Repeatedly. It’s out on August 21.

Price on Amazon: $34 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Rocket League Ultimate Edition for Switch

Rocket League has been on the Switch for a while now and it’s a good fit for the console. For those who haven’t joined the worldwide fun, here’s the Ultimate Edition that comes with all of the game’s DLC to date. It’s out on August 28.

Price on Amazon: $49.99 with Prime: Pre-0rder it here

All-Star Fruit Racing

I.. don’t know what to say about this kart racer other than the sticky fun will touch down on August 21. Burn rubber and leave sticky skidmarks across 21 courses across five colorful worlds in four seasons. Use fruit-based attacks to knock out your fellow racers, either on your own or against up to three of your friends.

Price on Amazon: $31.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

Runbow Deluxe

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Image: Amazon

Runbow is a crazy, colorful ride with support for 9 player mayhem online and 8 players locally. With the world of Runbow changing every time the background changes, you have to keep on your toes as that platform you’re safely on won’t be a platform if you can’t see it. With five game modes, 19 guest characters, hundreds of levels, and all the DLC costume and music packs, this is a huge package for some multiplayer goodness. Releases August 14.

Price on Amazon: $23.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here

De Blob 2

The whole premise of De Blob 2 is that the evil Inkies led by the bumbling Comrade Black has stolen all the color from Prisma City and it’s up to you to recolor the world, with some new friends. Dab a splash of color on everything, and bring back the world as it was.

You can play co-op with new modes or go it alone. It’s out on August the 28th.

Price on Amazon: $29.99 with Prime: Pre-order it here


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