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

*Last Updated: October 22, 2021


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:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus


Release Date: January 28, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: To be determined

Genre: Action, Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Game Freak


Game File Size: N/A


Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a brand new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Explore natural expanses to catch Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up, and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle. This new angle on Pokémon gameplay will deliver an immersive, personal experience brought to life by both Pokémon and humans.

Travel to the Sinnoh region of old – Explore the Sinnoh region from the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games, but long before the events of those titles. In this era, the Sinnoh region is filled with Pokémon living in harsh environments. Set out to create the region’s first Pokédex and discover the secrets of a long-gone time. At the start of your adventure, you can choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as your dependable partner. Along the way, a mystery surrounding the Pokémon known as Arceus will begin to unfold.

  • Build the first Pokédex in the history of the Sinnoh region
  • Explore the Sinnoh region of the past
  • Action meets RPG in this new take on the Pokémon series
  • Learn about the Pokémon Arceus, the key to this mysterious tale




Release Date: March 4, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing, Strategy, Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Square Enix

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 7.8 GB


Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality, Liberty—which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself.

Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory – Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!

Kirby and the Forgotten Land


Release Date: Spring 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Platformer, Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A


Take control of the powerful pink puffball, Kirby, and move around freely in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like Sword and Ice and use them to attack and explore your surroundings! What journey awaits Kirby? Take a deep breath and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey on a delightful 3D platforming adventure
  • Explore a mysterious world with abandoned structures, remnants of a past civilization
  • Copy enemies’ abilities and use them to attack and explore

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp


Release Date: December 3, 2021 (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:

Splatoon 3


Release Date: 2022

Players: up to 8 players

Genre: Action, Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo


Game File Size: N/A


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 evil Octarian army in story mode. Discover the secrets of Alterna, the Fuzzy Ooze, and how they connect to the mode’s theme, “Return of the Mammalians.”

Stay tuned for more information to be revealed, as the Splatoon 3 game is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch™ system in 2022.

  • Ink it up with a new entry in the Splatoon series
  • Discover the Splatlands, a new sun-soaked region with trendsetting inhabitants
  • Experiment with new styles for Inklings and Octolings
  • 4v4 Turf Wars* are back, with new stages, new maneuvers, and new weapons
  • Join Agent 3 in a fight against the evil Octarian army in story mode

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope


Release Date: 2022 (Worldwide)

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.

Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Release Date: 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Action, Role-Playing, Other

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo


Game File Size: N/A


Upcoming sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, first announced during E3 2019.

Bayonetta 3


Release Date: 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: PlatinumGames


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 1.10.0a

Next Update: Version 2.0.0 releases November 5, 2021 (Worldwide)


Notes: Large DLC expansion that releases in Summer 2022.


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

We hope you find this guide helpful!

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