What’s left for the Nintendo Switch this year? Here’s everything else coming in 2022
With a new Kirby game announcement and Bayonetta 3 release date (and the original now getting a physical release), it looks like we’re at the point of the year where almost everything is locked down for the Switch for the rest of 2022 .
There is still room for novelties and surprises, August seems relatively empty, but October is overflowing. Could Nintendo still have a Nintendo Direct later this year and drop others, or maybe even Twitter? Sure, but we’ll stick with what’s advertised.
If we forgot something or if you think something should be on the list. Let us know in the comments.
Here’s what’s left for the rest of 2022 on Nintendo Switch.
A 28-year-old English translation in the making, Live a Live brings the 1994 SNES title to the west for the first time and in wonderful 2D-HD style.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
If you haven’t already checked out the very detailed preview that Ollie wrote for this one, if you were already excited, you will be after reading it.
We’ve been waiting a long time for this one. Digimon Survive celebrates Digimon’s 25th anniversary with an all-new adventure.
Release date: July 29
After the fantastic Two Point Hospital, Campus will see you take the reins of a university and this time you will be able to control its operation from inside and outside. A few months ago we went to interview the team and also got into the game. The links are below.
Tribes of Midgard
Just in time for the game’s third season, Norsefell and Gearbox are bringing survival game Tribes of Midgard to Switch. Look for it on the eShop
Release date: August 16
Also known as this game with a funny songBugsnax is coming to the Switch after being a PS5 exclusive for a while.
Release date: August 19
PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC
The game with a single lowercase letter in its name takes on new life on Switch. This updated version of the classic game looks super fresh and it’s great to see Pac-Man still.
This is a remake of the game that Namco made 20 years ago, in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pac-Man, so look forward to the Re-Pac’d version in 32K in 20 years
Release date: August 26
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R
A fighting game first released 9 years ago on PlayStation 3, the game is ported to almost everything, but in addition to some cleaner visuals, there will be new fighters and stages to enjoy.
Release date: September 2
Another year, another version of NBA 2K, and while this year will still be the same core experience as previous years, the focus will be on community, music, and basketball culture.
Release date: September 9
One of this year’s biggest, Splatoon is back and looking squiddier than ever. It’s a word. Alongside the game, a new OLED Limited Edition, Pro Controller, and Carrying Case are all themed.
We never got a Switch version of this when they first tried to release it in 2020 – and good thing! The game was completely broken on all other consoles and looked horrible. Now he’s back, led by another team and let’s see if they can do better this time around.
Release date: September 13
The DioField Chronicle
A new tactical game from Square Enix, which doesn’t follow the same tactical formula they’ve been using for years…it can’t be, it turns out it is, because the battles are in real time. Oh and the people who made the music for Game of Thrones are doing it here too.
Release date: September 22
NieR: Automata The End of Yorha Edition
At the top of the “we want this on Switch” list is a port of NieR: Automata. The award-winning game is coming to Switch and it might only run at 30fps, but playing it on the John might make up for it.
Release date: October 3
No Man’s Sky
One of those ports you never thought would ever arrive has arrived. No Man’s Sky is coming to Switch without multiplayer, but the ever-expanding world it’s set in should be big enough, mainly because it’s packed with six years of updates.
Release date: October 7
The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero Deluxe Edition
Another entry in the popular The Legend of Heroes series of games, this one lets you build your team before heading into tactical battles. If the game sounds familiar to you, this is a port of a game released in 2010, but only in Japan.
Release date: October 7
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival
Not only is there a physical version of this, but we also get real Taiko drums here too. This is the first time in a long time that they have been released in Australia.
Release date: October 14
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
We may or may not see a “Mario” game this year from Nintendo (it’s been a while!), but it will more than do. Ubisoft’s Milan studio is back in the crazy crossover you never would have seen ten years ago. I can’t wait to check this one out.
Release date: October 20.
Slime Rancher Plortable Edition
No, I didn’t make a typo, it says Plortable. (All other typos are mine).
Release date: October 28
Persona 5 Royal
The porting that should have happened much earlier (I feel like I’ve said a lot about it in this article) is finally happening. Get all Persona’d later this year with Persona 5 Royal, then 3 and 4 will probably release next year by the time you finish this one.
Release date: October 20
The witch is back on Switch, and we’re also getting a limited edition set of fancy pants. There’s also a reprint of the first game, but you’ve already scrolled, haven’t you.
Square Enix is deficient this year, Harvestella is a farming game with heavy JRPG influences, drawing inspiration from games like Bravely Default, Final Fantasy and action JRPGs. At first glance, it’s a large and elegant 3D Stardew Valley
Release date: November 4
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Purple
It wouldn’t be a year without a massive Pokemon release, and it will be the biggest yet. At first glance, we’ve got a lot of what made Legends Arceus in this release, along with the usual Pokemon goodness. We even have two teachers!
Oh and there is Lechonk.
Treasures of Dragon Quest
A prequel to Dragon Quest 11, the game lets players take control of Mia and Erik as they soar to a new world, giving the pair a chance to live out their treasure hunting days. Additionally, you can befriend the monsters that inhabit the world, at least after stabbing them with the dragon dagger.
Release date: December 9
Kirby Dream Buffet
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Back to Monkey Island
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
Luke Henderson and Ollie Brandt also contributed to this article. Mainly because I don’t know anything about RPGs.s.