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25 New Nintendo Switch Games to look forward to in 2022

According to the Nintendo Direct presentation, 2022 appears to be a very good year for the Nintendo Switch! Because there’ll be many new gems of Switch games released this year. Do you want to know which Switch games you’ll be able to play this year? We have put together our top 25 for you.

Published on: 04-03-2022

#25 Sonic Frontiers - Holiday 2022

Not much is known about Sonic Frontiers yet. But looking at the trailer, it seems we’ll be able to enjoy an open world! The description states the following: "Worlds will collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's latest adventure." That sure sounds promising. The exact release date is not known yet, but it’ll probably be in the "Holiday Season" of 2022!

Release date: Holidays 2022

#24 Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Ghost Rider, Blade, Nico Minoru and Magik

Source: midnightsuns.2k.com

Lilith, the mother of demons, has awakened. She’s hell-bent for disaster and determined to resurrect her evil master Chthon. In this tactical RPG, the Avengers call upon the help of the Midnight Suns: Ghost Rider, Blade, Nico Minoru and Magik. Together, they resurrect Hunter - an ancient warrior and the son (or daughter!) of Lilith. His/her skills are much needed, for he/she is the only one who’s ever defeated Lilith before! Are you ready to face the dark side of Marvel?  

Release date: March 2022

#23 Sports Story

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Source: Nintendo.nl

Sports Story is the sequel to Golf Story. And as you may probably have guessed, this game is all about sports. But what you may not have expected, is that some activities actually have nothing to do with sports. There are plenty of mini-games to enjoy, dungeons to explore and hidden treasures to discover. And another nice touch: you get to meet the queen!

Release date: TBA 2022

#22 Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds artwork

Source: Nintendo

In Outer Wilds, you play a recruit from the Outer Wilds Ventures and embark on an adventure of discovery through the ever-evolving solar system. Because how did those ruins get on the moon? And what is the cause of the ever-changing time? 

Outer Wilds is a very unique game. An experience like no other, so to speak! The reason for this is that you can actually only play (or experience) the game once. After all, you are acquiring knowledge - and you can´t undo knowledge. Because of this, Outer Wilds is one of the greatest games of all time!

When will Outer Wilds be released on the Switch?

The game has already been released for the Xbox, PlayStation and PC for some time now. In fact, a DLC called Echoes of the Eye has also already been released for these consoles. But it seems that the Nintendo Switch version of Outer Wilds is still a little while away. The developers have revealed that the release will take place at the end of 2022! 

#21 Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus

Source: Nintendo

It's time to study! But in this case, in your self built university! Get cracking and select a simple foundation, or plant a few trees and start from scratch! Decorate the area according to your liking. For example, place fountains, hedges, benches and fences. As long as your in-game credit agrees, you can build pretty much anything you want! 

Your students can take their classes at the Knight School, where they learn the game of jousting, for example. Be sure you know your students well, as they all have different personalities, needs, and desires. Maybe they would like to swing by a club where they can show off their dancing skills as well as make new friends. Studying has never been more fun, thanks to Two Point Campus! 

Release date: May 17, 2022

#20 KLONOA Phantasy Reverie Edition

Klonoa and friends jumping

Source: Nintendo

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the developers of Klonoa have done something amazing. With the Phantasy Reverie Edition, they are releasing both Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil - remastered into one collection! How cool!

In this collection you can enjoy the great visuals, which especially received a lot of attention from the creators. Run and leap through the game, change the difficulty and toss your foes around with your Wind Ring. In addition, invite your friends over for a friendly co-op. What’s not to like?

Release date: July 8, 2022

#19 Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

Artwork from Assassins Creed The Exio Collection in front of colosseum

Source: Nintendo

The Ezio Collection contains three games, which are Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations. But that's not all! You'll also find all the DLCs and two short films bundled together! Dive into the Renaissance days of Italy and uncover the truth about the Creed in the awesome Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection.

Release date: February 17, 2022

#18 Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces a new storyline, monsters as well as a new region. And similarly to how Monster Hunter World: Iceborne took place in an area resembling Winter Wonderland, Sunbreak will primarily feature elements of sand and fire. A few monsters have already been revealed:

  • Lunagaron: an ice-like Fanger Wyvern.
  • Malzeno: an elder dragon and also the flagship monster of Sunbreak.
  • Shogun Ceanataur: a Carapaceon monster that resembles a hermit crab.

Is Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak a new game?

No, it's not a new game. In fact, Sunbreak is the very first major paid DLC of Monster Hunter Rise. Therefore, you must own the base game Monster Hunter Rise in order to play this DLC.

Release date: Summer 2022

#17 Rune Factory 5

RuneFactory 5 with female and male character ad frieds

Source: Nintendo

In this action RPG, you'll play a ranger from the peace organization SEED. And with your official SEED Spell Seal you'll be able to tame and fight monsters. Also, you'll be able to help the people of Rigbarth organize festivals, form friendships and grow crops - possibly on the back of a dragon!

When you don't have any missions, you can just relax in the comfort of your new home. You can also show off your fishing, cooking or crafting skills in contests and complete one-of-a-kind storylines - or start a family! In short, there's plenty to do in Rune Factory 5. We can't wait!

Release date: March 25, 2022

#16 Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

In this hilarious strategic game, you combine turn-based techniques with cool real-time action. Assemble your squad of Mario and Rabbids superheroes. For example, choose the fluffy Rabbid-Peach or the funny Rabbid-Mario. Along with your dream team, it's your job to rescue the Sparks and rid the galaxy of Cursa's evil influence. Are you up to the challenge?

Does Mario and Rabbids Sparks of Hope have multiplayer?

So far, there aren't many details known about the game. Whether Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will have multiplayer, we'll probably find out later this year! 

Release date: TBA 2022

#15 Life is Strange Remastered Collection

Life is Strange Remastered Collection artwork

Source: Nintendo

The Remastered Collection of Life is Strange includes both award-winning games, Life is Strange and the prequel Before the Storm. With this remastered version, you are guaranteed fantastic visuals and amazing animations. Enjoy the story of Max and Chloe, in which your choices have an impact on the past, present and future of Arcadia Bay!

When will Life is Strange Remastered Collection be released on the Switch?

At first, the release date was to be February 1, 2022, but unfortunately the Switch version is still a bit delayed. The reason for this is that, due to a minor setback, the creators would require more time, or so they explain in a Twitter post. They said the release will take place later this year.

Release date: TBA 2022

#14 Portal: Companion Collection

Portal Companion collection

Source: Nintendo

Did you like Portal and Portal 2 games? Then we have some friggin' good news for you! This year, these two awesome games, which revolve around exploration and dark humor, are coming to Nintendo Switch with The Companion Collection. Using your Portal Gun, you can move yourself or objects around and solve crazy, physical puzzles. Also great: with the co-op mode, you can play with your friends via a local split screen (as well as online)!  

Release date: TBA 2022

#13 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Can't get enough of Mario Kart? Then this Booster Course Pass is definitely a must have! Starting on March 18, it grants you access to the first batch of new 'old-school' racing tracks, including Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64 and Coconut Hall from Mario Kart Wii. The best part is that there’ll be a total of 48 new tracks released up until the end of 2023 (spread across six sets). We're so excited! 

Release date: March 18, 2022

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#12 Advance Wars: 1+2 Re-boot Camp

Advance Wars orange tank with commanders in it

Source: Nintendo

Advance Wars is a strategic, turn-based game in which you, as leader of the army, defeat hostile units and conquer cities with the ultimate goal: peace. As tactical advisor of the Orange Star Army, you'll defend the country with the help of other commanders - each of which has unique powers. And when you're not working on your peace mission, you can battle it out with up to 4 players in 'Conflict Mode' and choose between different kinds of maps!

Advance Wars has been one of the best tactical games ever since the GameBoy days. To have this game on the Switch is a dream come true for all the fans of this game genre!

Release date: April 8, 2022

#11 Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight Silksong Artwork

Source: Nintendo

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the sequel to the award-winning action adventure game Hollow Knight. It’s said to be an extremely challenging game. In fact, the degree of difficulty can be compared to a Soulslike game. For example, Hollow Knight is praised for its merciless boss fights, and we think that it’ll be no different for this game.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is a 2D style video game, in which you play Hornet - the protector of Hallownest. In an unfamiliar world, Hornet faces enemies and she solves mysteries. This she accomplishes as she makes her way through mossy caves, coral forests and awesome cities while trying to reach the top of the kingdom. Will she succeed in uncovering all the secrets? 

Release date: TBA 2022

#10 Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario Strikers Battle League with Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and more

Source: Nintendo

Do you want to play a game of fantasy soccer, in which all rules are allowed to be broken? If so, then play Mario Strikers: Battle League! Customize your team to suit your game style. Sabotage your opponents, or fire a special hypershot that allows you to score two points at once. The sky's the limit! Who wouldn't want to play this amazing game for the Switch?

Does Mario Strikers: Battle League have a multiplayer feature?

Yes, the game has a local multiplayer feature. You can play with eight players at a time in two teams of four on one Nintendo Switch system. Will your friendship be able to survive this battle?

Can you play Mario Strikers: Battle League online?

Yes, Mario Strikers: Battle League is playable online. You can battle alongside a group of up to twenty other players in the "Strikers Club". Your goal is to become the best damn Strikers Club in the world!

Release date: June 10, 2022

#9 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 

Star Wars Lego on a rock

Source: StarWars.com

Star Wars and a LEGO fan? Then you might find this to be the hottest new Nintendo Switch game to come out in 2022. In LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, you'll follow the legendary Skywalker story. The great thing is that you get to choose where you want to start, for example with The Phantom Menace or with The Last Jedi. No matter what your personal preferences are: with this game you'll experience it in the fun and humorous way of LEGO.

Of all LEGO Star Wars games, The Skywalker Saga features the most extensive selection of playable legends - from all eras! For example, choose Finn, Rey, Luke or Obi-Wan Kenobi. Or go for characters like Palpatine, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and many others! What will you choose; the dark or the light side of the Force?

Release date: April 5, 2022

#8 Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports

Source: Nintendo

Are you a real sports fan? Then Nintendo Switch Sports is the game for you! In this newest edition of the old–school Wii Sports, you can challenge your friends or family to a game of golf, soccer, volleyball, tennis, bowling - locally or online! This of course makes Nintendo Switch Sports the ultimate game for an entertaining evening at home. 

Pro-tip: Avoid any accidents by safely swinging your Joy-Con around!

Release date: April 29, 2022

Nintendo Switch Sports
£30.99
 

#7 Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Source: Nintendo

Xenoblades Chronicles 3 merges the futures of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 together. Step into the shoes of the lead characters Noah and Mio and travel to Aionios, the home of rivaling nations called Keves and Agnus. Joined by four other heroes, Sena, Taion, Eunie and Lanz, the two main protagonists take part in an epic story, in which life is the main theme. Xenoblades Chronicles 3 is due to be released in September 2022. The exact date is still unknown.

Release date: September 2022

#6 Triangle Strategy

Triangle Strategy

Source: Nintendo

As Serenoa, heir of the Wolfforts, you’ll lead a group of champions out into battle. Your choices enhance one of three philosophies: utility, morality, or freedom. For big time decisions, your companions will have their say in a vote on the Scale of Persuasion. These decisions determine the overall worldview of Serenoa as well as how the story unfolds.

Triangle Strategy is, as the name suggests, a strategic RPG. Position your warriors in the right places, either up high or low, to gain the upper hand in battle. While doing so, keep in mind the elements as well. Use fire to melt ice and electrify it, so your foes will be in for a shock!

Release date: March 4, 2022

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£49.99
 

#5 Fire Emblem: Three Hopes

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes banner

Source: Nintendo

Our top 5 kicks off with Fire Emblem: Three Hopes. And there's a good reason for that! Take on the role of one of the extraordinary characters and enjoy the adventures that are set in Fódlan, a land torn apart by war between three rival nations. In this game you’ll experience battles full of heavy combos and special attacks that mow down hordes of enemies. And in order to win the battle, you’ll also be able to issue tactical orders. Can you make sure that there’s any hope left?

Release date: June 24, 2022

#4 Bayonetta 3

The Witch is Back! In 2022, Bayonetta 3 is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch. In the trailer, Bayonetta can be seen using her hand-and-foot weapons and defeating various monsters with some awesome, graceful moves. It’s also noticeable that she seems to gain control over demons. At this moment, no more details are known than those you see in the trailer. We’re therefore eagerly awaiting the release of this Switch exclusive game! How about you?

Release date: TBA 2022

#3 Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 banner

Source: Nintendo

In Splatoon 3, you will leave Chromapolis to discover a brand new region. In the heart of this region, you'll find Splatsville, "the City of Chaos'', which is where the Inklings and Octolings meet. Fun fact: Along with a bow-shaped weapon and some unique moves, the defenders of the city are able to sling ink around. Awesome, huh?

Release date: Summer 2022

#2 Kirby and the Forgotten World

In 2022, the creators of Kirby are taking on a different approach! This time, you'll join the adorable but powerful hero Kirby as he explores a post-apocalyptic open world. And as you probably would’ve guessed, the game looks super cute - especially for a dystopian setting. 

Find out what awaits you and Kirby - and possibly a second player - in this 3D world full of abandoned buildings and what not! And while taking some time off from exploring, you can relax in the Waddle Dee village, where more and more stores are opening up. You can even play mini-games there. We can't wait!

Release date: March 25, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land
£49.99
 

#1 Hogwarts Legacy

A Nintendo Switch game that we're perhaps looking forward to the most is Hogwarts Legacy! In this game, you'll get the chance to immerse yourself in the Wizarding World. It is an RPG, in which you'll learn spells, brew potions, discover mysteries and tame fantastic beasts - in an open world! As a true Harry Potter fan, you really must play this game. Besides the Nintendo Switch, this game will also be available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Hogwarts Legacy releasedate

Hogwarts Legacy is expected to be released at end of 2022. We’re very excited! 

Get ready for the new Nintendo Switch games of 2022

Well, this was our list of 25 new Switch games we're most looking forward to in 2022. So, a lot of these games are not released yet - or even have a yet to be determined release date. This means that your patience will be tested. But there’s a lot to look forward to, right?

Nevertheless, we recommend that you stock up enough Nintendo eShop credit. That way you can buy, download and play your favorite new Switch games right on the release date! 

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