March 2, 2021 12:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

*Last Updated: June 26, 2022

 

New year, new releases and in this post, we’re covering all of the Nintendo published and developed games one can expect to play on the Nintendo Switch. We’re not even in 2022 quite yet and already it’s shaping up to be an interesting one. So here is everything we currently know about upcoming games and releases:

 

Upcoming 2022 Titles with a Release Date:

LIVE A LIVE

 

Release Date: July 22, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Square Enix / Team Asano

Price: $49.99

Game File Size: 5.0 GB

 

Seven different stories featuring different protagonists, time periods, and gameplay styles await. In The Wild West, a wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. In the Twilight of Edo Japan, a shinobi undertakes a secret mission. Experience these tales in any order you choose—the adventure is yours to control. What other stories will you uncover on the horizon…?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

 

Release Date: July 29, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: MONOLITHSOFT

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 14.6 GB

 

A vast world awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the next game in the acclaimed RPG series from developer MONOLITHSOFT. Players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations will take part in a grand tale with “life” as its central theme. Explore a new world that will connect the futures of both Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, launching for Nintendo Switch in September 2022.

Splatoon 3

 

Release Date: September 9, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 8 players

Genre: Action, Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 6.0 GB

 

Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland.

Even in this desolate environment, Turf War* reigns supreme and battles rage in new stages located in the surrounding wilds. Dynamic new moves help these fighters dodge attacks and cover more ground, along with a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink.

Join Agent 3 in a fight against the unruly Octarians in story mode. Discover the secrets of Alterna, the Fuzzy Ooze, and how they connect to the mode’s theme, “Return of the Mammalians.”

Team up and fend off waves of dangerous Salmonid bosses in the next iteration of Salmon Run*, a co-op mode with fresh new features. 

Pokémon Scarlet

 

Release Date: November 18, 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Game Freak

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

The newest chapters in the Pokémon™ series, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system later this year. As the main character, you can explore the wide-open world of Pokémon Scarlet at your own pace. In these games, you’ll be able to enjoy the iconic adventures of the Pokémon series, like battling against wild Pokémon and trying to catch them! Choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon to be your first partner Pokémon before setting off on your journey through this new region.

Explore freely in the rich open world of Pokémon Scarlet – Trainers can explore an open world where the various towns and cities have no borders and blend seamlessly into the wilderness. Pokémon can be discovered all over this expansive region— in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets, and more! Your outfit will vary depending on whether you play Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet. After its release, the Pokémon Scarlet game will be able to link with Pokémon HOME*.

Pokémon Violet

 

Release Date: November 18, 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Game Freak

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

The newest chapters in the Pokémon™ series, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system later this year. As the main character, you can explore the wide-open world of Pokémon Scarlet at your own pace. In these games, you’ll be able to enjoy the iconic adventures of the Pokémon series, like battling against wild Pokémon and trying to catch them! Choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon to be your first partner Pokémon before setting off on your journey through this new region.

Explore freely in the rich open world of Pokémon Violet – Trainers can explore an open world where the various towns and cities have no borders and blend seamlessly into the wilderness. Pokémon can be discovered all over this expansive region— in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets, and more! Your outfit will vary depending on whether you play Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet. After its release, the Pokémon Scarlet game will be able to link with Pokémon HOME*.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

 

Release Date: 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 4 players

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: WayForward / Intelligent Systems

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 1.4 GB

 

Command an army in strategic, turn-based combat as a tactical adviser for the Orange Star Army. Your expertise is needed as you move land, air, and naval units across the battlefield. Take down enemy squads and capture towns and bases to secure victory and keep the peace.  Keep an eye on the game-changing terrain and weather as you lead a variety of units across multiple maps. This remake features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising!

Fight alongside capable Commanding Officers – Defend your land with the help of Andy, Max, Sami, and other Commanding Officers, each with their own specialties and CO Powers. Andy can repair units, while Sami can boost the abilities of troops. Your opponents can use CO abilities of their own too! Throughout both campaigns, the COs you meet play a critical role both on the battlefield and in the story.

Recruit some friends and see who the superior strategist is – When you aren’t busy keeping the peace in one of the two campaign stories, flex your army-commanding chops in Versus Mode**. Up to four players can battle on dozens of maps. Each player chooses a CO from either campaign and can strategically use their CO Powers to turn the tides of battle. Customize your combat with options like funds per allied base and fog of war.

 

Upcoming 2022 Titles without a Release Date:

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

 

Release Date: 2022

Players: To be determined

Genre: Strategy

Game File Size: To be determined

 

Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests!

  • Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine.
  • Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy. 
  • Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle. 
  • Unleash your heroes’ skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.

Bayonetta 3

 

Release Date: 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: PlatinumGames

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

The witch is back! Bayonetta 3 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2022.

 

Upcoming DLC, Add-on Content and Free Updates for 2022:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Free Updates)

Notes: Free updates released regularly throughout 2020, 2021 & 2022

Current Update: Version 2.0.4

MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (DLC Expansion)

Releases: June 30, 2022 (Worldwide)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass (Paid DLC)

Notes: Paid DLC with content releasing in 2022 through to 2023. The first 8 of 48 courses to be added to the game will be added on March 18, 2022.

Access 48 remastered courses at no additional cost with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership – Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will have access to all of these newly-added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Non-members can access the courses as they are released by purchasing the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass on its own from Nintendo eShop*.

Double your course options with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass! – A total of 48 remastered courses from throughout the Mario Kart™ series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC*. Courses include those based on real-world locations like Paris Promenade and Tokyo Blur from the Mario Kart Tour game in addition to nostalgic favorites like N64 Choco Mountain and Wii Coconut Mall! Content will release in 6 waves of 8 courses from March 18, 2022 until the end of 2023.

 

Confirmed Games in Development:

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Pikmin 4

First Announced: September 7, 2015

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Metroid Prime 4

First Announced: June 13, 2017

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Detective Pikachu 2

First Announced: May 28, 2019

 

Upcoming 2022 Titles with a Release Date:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Released: January 28, 2022 (Worldwide)

TRIANGLE STRATEGY

Released: March 4, 2022 (Worldwide)

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Released: March 25, 2022 (Worldwide)

Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports

Released: April 29, 2022 (Worldwide)

Mario Strikers Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League

 

Released: June 10, 2022 (Worldwide)

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

 

Released: June 24, 2022 (Worldwide)

 

We hope you find this guide helpful!

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