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Nintendo Switch owners have a lot to look forward to this fall. Video game companies tend to have a big push surrounding the holiday season, but Nintendo has a lot more going for it than it has in awhile. We'll be seeing the first new Metroid game in over 19 years, two Pokémon games, a semi-remake of a popular 2000s game, a new console, and more. It really is an awesome time to be a Nintendo Switch owner. These are the games we on the iMore gaming team are the most excited about.

Metroid Dread (Oct. 8)

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Long-time Samus fans will finally be able to experience the first new Metroid game in roughly 19 years. It's crazy to think given that Samus is one of the most recognizable Nintendo characters, huh? Our very own Michael Hicks is really looking forward to Metroid Dread's release.

Samus is back

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Metroid Dread

Stealthy Metroidvania

Samus needs to make it through each level while being hunted by EMMI robots. This introduces new stealth abilities to change up the usual formula.

Nintendo Switch OLED model (Oct. 8)

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Also releasing on Oct. 8 is the new Nintendo Switch OLED model. It's not a major upgrade from the Nintendo Switch V2, however, I'm still looking forward to it for a couple of big reasons. If you only own the original Switch, it might be worth the upgrade.

Switch upgrade

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Nintendo Switch OLED model

Bigger and better screen

Not only is the screen an OLED display, but it's actually larger than the original. Those images are going to pop and look a whole lot more crisp.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Oct. 28)

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This haunting adventure makes for one of the best Halloween Switch games as it comes out just before the haunting day. A lot of horror fans are eagerly awaiting the release from this classic franchise. This is a re-release of the Wii game of the same name, but who knows if this might open the door for other ports, or even a new entry!

Spectre photographer

Fatal Frame Maiden Of Black Water

Nintendo Switch OLED model

Capture the dead

This creepy game has you running around gruesome locations and taking pictures of violent ghosts.

Mario Party Superstars (Oct. 29)

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Anyone who grew up during the N64 and Gamecube era will be excited for the next entry in the Mario Party franchise. This multiplayer releases on Oct. 29 and features game boards and minigames from classic Mario Party titles. See why our writer Alex Huebner is excited to play Mario Party Superstars.

Bring it on!

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Mario Party Superstars

Classic favorites

This is almost a remake that includes five classic boards from the N64 era along with over 100 of the best minigames from previous iterations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (Nov. 20)

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On Nov. 20, we're getting remakes of the original DS Pokémon games 14 years after they first released in the U.S. and Europe. But these aren't just straight remakes, The Pokémon Company is providing an enhanced experience with new elements to explore.

Gen IV remakes

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Palkia and Dialga are calling

This Gen IV remake has you traveling around the Sinnoh region fighting gyms and collecting Pokémon. There are also some new features that weren't present in the original DS games.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Jan. 28)

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While this RPG isn't technically a fall release, it is an upcoming game that I can't wait to play. What makes it so special? It's going to be the first Pokémon RPG to really break away from the core formula. See exactly just why I'm so excited about Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Ancient Pokémon game

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Like nothing we've seen before

This adventure takes place in ancient Sinnoh and has you exploring a Feudal era world filled with Hisuian variants. There's crafting, Pokémon riding, and much more.

Chase that horizon

There are so many Nintendo Switch games to look forward to this fall and winter season and we at iMore cannot wait to get our hands on them. Of course, there's also The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel and Bayonetta 3 that are both aiming for a 2022 release, so there's even more to get excited for on the horizon.

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