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

*Last Updated: July 1, 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


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. 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



Release Date: 2022

Players: 1 player

Genre: Strategy, Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Square Enix


Game File Size: N/A


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!

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.


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: TBA


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 (Paid DLC)

Notes: Fourth DLC Fighter duo Pyra and Mythra, are to release in March 2021.

DLC Fighter #1: Release Date: June 29, 2020 / June 30, 2020 (Min Min from ARMS)

DLC Fighter #2: Release Date: October 13, 2020 / October 14, 2020 (Steve from Minecraft)

DLC Fighter #3: Release Date: December 22, 2020 / December 23, 2020 (Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII)

DLC Fighter #4: Release Date: March 4, 2021 / March 5, 2021 (Pyra / Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

DLC Fighter #5: Release Date: June 29, 2021 / June 30, 2021 (Kazuya Mishima from TEKKEN)


Confirmed Games in Development:


Pikmin 4

First Announced: September 7, 2015


Metroid Prime 4

First Announced: June 13, 2017


Bayonetta 3

First Announced: December 7, 2017


Detective Pikachu 2

First Announced: May 28, 2019

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