While the console war wages on between Xbox and PlayStation, Nintendo is still here putting out exclusive games. From Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp to the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, here are the biggest Nintendo Switch games coming out in 2022.
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
As its name suggests, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a reboot of the first two GBA Advance Wars games. It features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, as well as a 4-player PvP mode.
The first Advance Wars game came out in 2001. 20 years later, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp brings back the memories and revamps the series. If you have never played the original Game Boy games, Advance Wars is a turn-based strategy series where you control land, air, and naval units across a battlefield, using a variety of commanders will special abilities.
Bayonetta 3 is finally coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022! Fans have been waiting a long time for this game, as Bayonetta 3 was first announced during The Game Awards 2017. Five years later, Bayonetta 3 is finally here, making her comeback in Tokyo, where soldiers are fighting monsters in the devastated streets of Shibuya.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby and the Forgotten Land follows the latest adventures of the pink puffball. In this new game, Kirby explores the ruins from a long-lost civilization.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is kid-friendly, so there are no zombies trying to eat your brains in this post-apocalyptic world. Instead, there are lots of cute monsters Kirby can absorb to copy their powers.
Triangle Strategy is a brand new strategy game developed by Acquire and Square Enix. In this strangely named tactics RPG, three nations are fighting to take control of scarce resources, and your role is to tip the scale by winning tactical fights.
Triangle Strategy carries the same kind of old-school vibe as Octopath Traveler, the previous JRPG made by the studios. Triangle Strategy is a strategy game first and foremost, and also features branching stories and impactful player choices.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a crossover between Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids franchises. This new game is also the sequel to the 2017 game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Mario and his friends team up with the Rabbids to restore peace to the galaxy by exploring various worlds and destroying enemies through a unique turn-based tactics system. The game is rated 7+, meaning you can also play it with younger players.
Rune Factory 5
Almost ten years after Rune Factory 4, the series finally gets a new entry with Rune Factory 5. Rune Factory is a chill game series, where you have to grow crops, fight some monsters, make friends with your neighbors and meet the love of your life.
Rune Factory 5 is already available in Japan, but the rest of the world will have to wait until March 2022 to discover the game.
Splatoon 3 is the sequel to Nintendo’s popular third-person ink shooter. This new chapter heads to the desert of Splatlands and its capital city, Splatsville.
The 4v4 Turf Wars are back with new stages, weapons, and attacks. Splatoon is more fun with friends, but it also features a narrative solo campaign. Splatoon 3 follows the ink path of its predecessors, building on its battle-tested paint-shooter formula with new mechanics.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
Could we make a selection of the biggest Nintendo games of 2022 without mentioning the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? This sequel doesn’t even have a name yet, but it already won the Most Anticipated Nintendo Game Award during the E3 2021.
Nintendo hasn’t revealed much about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel yet. All we know is that Link has some kind of bionic arm, Zelda has shorter hair, and they face off against a new enemy.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest action RPG set in the Pokémon universe. The game takes place long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and follows the creation of the first Pokédex of the Hisui region.
For the first time in the Pokémon video game series, players can run around in Monster Hunter-style open-world areas and get damage from wild Pokémon. The most important part of any Pokémon game is the choice of your starter companion. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you can choose between Rowlet from Pokémon Sun and Moon, Cyndaquil from Pokémon Gold and Silver, and Oshawott from Pokémon Black and White.