It took me a bit of time to digest Nintendo Direct, which had a lot of amazing new games and old blazing their way with an enticement to any Switch owners out there. Whether be it future releases of new strategy games, JRPGs, racing, multiplayer, DLC’s and many more. There’s something in it for everyone to enjoy and look forward to. Here is our list of upcoming Nintendo Switch games, as announced on Nintendo Direct.
Get ready to splat your enemies with a whole load of paint with the announcement of Splatoon 3, this co-op action is set to launch in Summer 2022. A new trailer showed off the next wave of the Salmon Run co-op mode in Splatoon 3, which will include fresh new features. A giant Salmonid, one that’s never been seen before, can also be spotted at the end of the trailer. Will the Inklings and Octolings ink or swim? Find out when Splatoon 3 launches on Nintendo Switch!
New Splatoon 3 screenshots and artwork from Salmon Run Next Wave. pic.twitter.com/aNNjs4cH1Q
— Splatoon 3 (@Splatoon3News) February 10, 2022
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Join Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters as you engage in massive battles across a war-torn Fódlan. Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and other Fire Emblem: Three Houses characters return to put their combat expertise on display. As the characters from the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game, unleash devastating combos and stunning special moves on the hordes of enemies in action-packed, real-time combat.
Takedown dozens of foes with Edelgard’s axe or Dimitri’s lance, or blast enemies from a distance with Claude’s bow. Slash, swing, and spear your way to a brighter future for Fódlan. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes launches for Nintendo Switch on June 24.
A limited edition of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes will launch alongside the game on 24/06! pic.twitter.com/EOeuBCmcSC
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) February 9, 2022
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival
When it comes to Switch, nothing brings me more joy than a good old beating to the drums of 76 boppin’ beats, including an orchestral version of the main theme from The Legend of Zelda, as well as “Gurenge,” “Feel Special” and “Racing into the Night.”
Face off against each other in the new mode, Great Drum Toy War, or put on a live concert with friends in DON-chan Band. Plus, a paid in-game subscription service that gives you access to over 500 songs will be available at launch. Drum to your heart’s content when Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival launches on Nintendo Switch in 2022.
Grab some friends and get ready to jam out together in TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: Rhythm Festival!??
Up to 4 people can play this game's multiple modes and over 70 hit songs! More info: https://t.co/QYHjwab4wM pic.twitter.com/azBAXejFgU
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) February 9, 2022
Mario Strikers: Battle League
Bring in the heat with this five-on-five soccer-like sport with no rules – do whatever it takes to win! In this game, you can tackle, use items and activate special shots. Up to eight players – four players on each team – can compete against each other on one Nintendo Switch system.
In addition to individual matches, online play will let 20 players join up and compete to become the world’s top club. The main rule in this sport is to rule the field! Mario Strikers: Battle League launches for Nintendo Switch on June 10. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
New intel arrives on Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp, coming on April 8th, 2022 with additions to the two full campaigns including voiced Commanding Officers, additional modes, & more!
Memorable cast of Commanding Officers, now voiced, through two wild and charming Campaigns. You’ll encounter unique characters and diverse terrain, requiring you to develop strategies to succeed in battle. Beyond the campaigns of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, go for high scores in the War Room, create and share custom maps in the Design Room, and battle friends and frenemies in Local and Online Multiplayer. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp marches onto the Nintendo Switch system.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Join Kirby in his latest unforgettable 3D platforming adventure with Mouthful Mode being revealed! With Mouthful Mode, Kirby can inhale real-world objects and transform into a car to zoom around, a vending machine to attack with juice cans … or even become a piercing cone, to name just a few examples.
If Kirby evolves his copy abilities at Waddle Dee’s Weapons Shop, which is located in Waddle Dee Town, his appearance will change and he’ll become even more powerful. Can Kirby rescue the Waddle Dees and restore peace to this mysterious world? Find out when Kirby and the Forgotten Land launches for Nintendo Switch on March 25th.
FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake / FRONT MISSION 2: Remake
A full remake of the first FRONT MISSION game is storming onto Nintendo Switch! In this tactical RPG, you’ll pilot weaponized machines called Wanzers and lead your battalion to victory.
Gain the upper hand in battle by aiming for enemy parts to destroy and uncover the great storyline of this classic game. Prepare for battle when FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake launches on Nintendo Switch this summer. The sequel FRONT MISSION 2: Remake will also launch on Nintendo Switch in the future.
No Man’s Sky
Explore an infinite universe at the palm of your hands where every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets glistened with life, and you can go to any of them you choose!
Build anything – from small outposts to complex multi-planet colonies via scavenging resources alongside recruiting allies and fighting to survive. This infinite, procedurally generated universe has unique places, creatures and more for you to discover. No Man’s Sky lands on Nintendo Switch this Summer.
Portal: Companion Collection
Award-winning Portal and Portal 2 from Valve Software, warps onto Nintendo Switch in 2022.
The Portal Gun is your key to surviving imprisonment in a mysterious lab. Create portals and warp to other areas and possibly find … cake? You can pass through portals – and so can cubes, lasers, and robots with unnerving levels of personality. Portal 2 adds in local, online, and split-screen multiplayer modes. You’re in for a puzzling treat when Portal: Companion Collection warps onto Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Sports
Now everyone can enjoy (including my mum) as they swing, kick, and spike their way to victory with a collection of sports that puts you right into the action including Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (swordplay). Play together in person or online with family and friends, or challenge friendly competitors near and far in the new iteration of the classic Wii Sports series.
Strap in the Fun
Use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory included in the physical version to kick the ball in a Soccer Shoot-Out! Plus, a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall – get ready to Golf! Get active and get into the game when Nintendo Switch Sports launches on April 29th! Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop. An online playtest will also be available for Nintendo Switch Online members on Feb. 18, Feb. 19, and Feb. 20. Visit the Website for more details.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Booster Course Pass will include a total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series that will be coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid downloadable content! Eight courses will be released at a time over six waves by the end of 2023, which can all be played locally or online.
You can enjoy the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass at no additional cost with a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership or purchase it on its own for $24.99. Courses such as Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain, and Tour Tokyo Blur will be included in the first wave. The first wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass will launch on March 18. Pre-orders for the DLC begin today in Nintendo eShop.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
A vast JRPG world awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the next game in the acclaimed series from developer Monolith Soft.
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.
Good news to the owners of Metroid Dread as a free update launches now with added difficulty where getting hit even once causes a game over in the brutal Dread Mode difficulty. And if you’re new to the Metroid series, take advantage of increased recovery with the newly added Rookie Mode difficulty. A second free update in April will add a Boss Rush mode, in which you’ll battle bosses continuously, one at a time.
EarthBound / EarthBound Beginnings
Join Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo in their quest to fulfil an age-old prophecy to stop the wicked Giygas (and maybe catch a Runaway Five concert along the way) in the fan-favourite Super NES classic EarthBound.
In addition, travel back to 198X for EarthBound Beginnings, a localized version of the original Famicom Mother game. Both EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings are coming to Nintendo Switch Online … now!
Get set for a high-octane Disney and Pixar combat racer! From the creators of the Asphalt series comes rip-roaring racing action with a legendary roster of characters and high-speed Disney- and Pixar-inspired racetracks.
Disney Speedstorm is a free-to-play game with new seasons added regularly, bringing more exciting Disney and Pixar characters, circuits, and karts. Plus, enjoy cross-platform play, as well as split-screen and online multiplayer modes. Disney Speedstorm races onto Nintendo Switch this summer.
MLB The Show 22
For the first time ever, the MLB The Show series is coming to Nintendo Switch! In MLB The Show 22, players can experience modes like the fan-favourite RPG mode Road to the Show and online card-collecting mode Diamond Dynasty at home or on the go.
Face your friends with cross-platform play, and with cross-progression, continue your progress and earn and use the content on other console platforms where MLB The Show 22 is available. MLB The Show 22 launches for Nintendo Switch on April 5th. Pre-orders are available now in Nintendo eShop.
STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed
Unleash the power of the Force via handheld in this classic Star Wars action-adventure. As Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice, you’ll use devastating Force powers and lightsaber combos as you hunt down Jedi Masters on familiar planets.
Use button controls, or opt for motion controls, enhanced from the original Wii version. You can also duel locally with a friend to determine who is the galaxy’s most powerful Jedi. STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed launches on Nintendo Switch on April 20th. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop.
KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE
For the very first KINGDOM HEARTS to KINGDOM HEARTS III and the + Re MIND (DLC), three KINGDOM HEARTS collections are coming to Nintendo Switch as cloud versions that can be played while connected to the internet.
Relive fond memories from previous playthroughs or get to know these heart-filled adventures for the first time alongside Sora, Donald, and Goofy on Nintendo Switch. KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud, containing all three game collections, available now on Nintendo Switch. Each collection will also be available individually to purchase in Nintendo eShop.
Build your own minifig hero and brawl to the top in LEGO Brawls, a multiplayer, brick-bashing platformer inspired by iconic LEGO sets! Battle solo or with friends in Party Mode when LEGO Brawls comes to Nintendo Switch later this summer.
Details as shared on Nintendo:
Build your way to the top in this lighthearted, team action brawler where anything can happen.
- Design your own heroic minifig with unique brawling abilities!
- Build ridiculous power-ups out of bricks!
- Work with your team to control iconic LEGO levels!
- Compete in 8 different arenas, including classic favourites like Castle and newcomers like Jurassic World!
- Expand your collection of minifigs and power-ups!
- Become the ultimate brawler!
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
A pulse-pounding sequel in the ultimate undead action series, launching for the Nintendo Switch system on April 26th.
Details as shared on Nintendo:
Hitler’s hordes are back for more in this spine-chilling shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4! Abominable occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing new campaign for 1-4 players await in 1940s Europe, as you fight to save humankind from undead Armageddon!
The resistance has defeated Zombie Hitler and cast him into Hell – but the dead rise once again with a greater hunger than before! Continue the alternate history of Zombie Army Trilogy in huge new levels, and uncover a sinister plan that takes the Survivor Brigade across Italy and beyond!
Fight the forces of darkness in corpse-riddled canals, survive a Zombie Zoo, and journey to dark, inexplicable places no person has been before…and lived to tell the tale!
Includes all Season Pass One content FREE:
3 Additional Levels, 4 Character Packs, 9 Weapon Bundles, 5 Weapon Skin Packs, 4 Character Outfit Bundles.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon
Death is not the end: Defeat infernal foes until you die and carry on the fight with your eternal soul and memories in a new body! GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon combines intense Ukiyo-e style roguelike action with a stunning dark fantasy world, brought to life through traditional Japanese art. While death is not the end, the world of Hell lives and breathes, presenting new layouts and challenges to overcome with each attempt. GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon launches for Nintendo Switch … available now!
The tactical RPG TRIANGLE STRATEGY is almost here, and a new demo that lets you play from Chapter 1 to the end of Chapter 3 is available now in Nintendo eShop.
Save data from the demo can be transferred to the full game once purchased. The protagonist Serenoa and his allies will be engulfed in the conflict among the three nations. Your choices and conviction will determine their fate when TRIANGLE STRATEGY launches for Nintendo Switch on March 4th.
LIVE A LIVE
Previously unreleased outside of Japan, the RPG game LIVE A LIVE is releasing on the Nintendo Switch system in the HD-2D style! 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. A journey of discovery awaits you when LIVE A LIVE launches for Nintendo Switch on July 22nd. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop.
Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course
Another helping of Cuphead action awaits in the paid DLC Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course! This time around, Cuphead and Mugman are joined by Ms Chalice for a rollicking adventure, where you’ll explore the new Inkwell Isle and use some of Ms Chalice’s new moves like double jumps and rolling dodges. Defeat a bevvy of new bosses with their own distinct personalities, not to mention wild and monstrous attacks. Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course wallops its way onto Nintendo Switch on June 30th.
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection
The complete saga of legendary assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze awaits in three acclaimed Assassin’s Creed games. Explore Renaissance Italy and 16th-century Constantinople, interact with historical figures and discover secrets of the Creed across three games, two bonus short films, and DLC. Plus, take advantage of enhanced features for the Nintendo Switch version on the go, including touch-screen controls, HD rumble, and optimized on-screen display. Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection launches on Nintendo Switch on February 17th.