*Last Updated: November 18, 2022 | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are available now.

New year, new releases and in this article, we are highlighting every single game Nintendo hopes to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. For a fresh look at the upcoming releases, we’ve got you covered right here:


Upcoming 2022 Titles without a Release Date:

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 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

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.

Mario Strikers: Battle League / Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Free Updates)

Notes: Three waves of free updates adding new content, characters and stadiums, released regularly throughout 2022, with the first wave available on July 22, 2022 and the second wave available on September 21, 2022.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass (Paid DLC)

Notes: The Xenoblade Chronicles™ 3 Expansion Pass includes access to multiple waves of DLC content as they become available. The planned release timing and details for what each wave of DLC includes are as follows:

DLC Wave 1: (July 29, 2022) | Out Now

  • A collection of helpful items
  • Color variations for existing outfits

DLC Wave 2: (October 13, 2022)

  • Challenge Battle mode against difficult enemies
  • A new hero character and accompanying quests
  • New character outfits

DLC Wave 3: (April 30, 2023)

  • Challenge Battle mode against difficult enemies
  • A new hero character and accompanying quests
  • New character outfits

DLC Wave 4: (December 31, 2023)

  • New original story scenario


Confirmed Games in Development:


Pikmin 4

First Announced: September 7, 2015


Metroid Prime 4

First Announced: June 13, 2017


Detective Pikachu 2

First Announced: May 28, 2019


Upcoming 2022 Titles with a Release Date:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Released: January 28, 2022 (Worldwide)


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)


Released: June 30, 2022 (Worldwide)



Released: July 22, 2022 (Worldwide)

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Released: July 29, 2022 (Worldwide)

Kirby’s Dream Buffet

Released: August 17,2022 (Worldwide)

Splatoon 3

Released: September 9, 2022 (Worldwide)

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Released: Oct 20, 2022 (Worldwide)

Bayonetta 3

Released: Oct 28, 2022 (Worldwide)


Pokémon Scarlet

Released: November 18, 2022

Pokémon Violet

Released: November 18, 2022

We hope you find this guide helpful!

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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