Upcoming Switch Games For 2022 (and Beyond)

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The upcoming Switch games for 2022 are seriously exciting, with Switch players due to get a whole range of top-notch titles in the next 12 months. Those new Switch games include the likes of Splatoon 3, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Pokemon Legend: Arceus, and even the Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. 

Whether you’re playing on your Switch, Switch Lite, or Switch OLED, you’ve got a great selection of games to tuck into the coming months. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the hearty helping of upcoming Switch games, this list is to help. We’ve gathered together all of the most exciting future releases in release date order, so you can stay on top of everything that’s on the way. 

This list is a carefully curated collection of the upcoming Switch games that we’re most excited about it, either because we’ve been lucky enough to play them already, they’re coming from exciting studios and show off innovative ideas, or because they’re making the move from other consoles where they’ve proved their worth. 2022 Upcoming Switch Games

Release date: January 28, 2022Genre: RPG, Open World

Taking trainers back before every series’ entry to date, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will see players exploring the Sinnoh region on a missing to create and complete the area’s first-ever Pokedex. Aiming to gaji the series while also introduce new action and RPG elements, this will be the first game in the series to be truly open wold – taking a leaf from Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s gameplay book. You’ll be able to observe, study, and catch Pokemon out in their natural habitat simply by sneaking up to them, and battles will just be a case of holding the ball of your ally Pokemon near a wild one to seamlessly enter battle. There’s a reason it’s taken the community by storm; it’s the Pokemon game we’ve been dreaming of for so long.Dying Light dua: Stay Human

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Release date: February 4, 2022Genre: Survival Horror

Dying Light dua is coming to Xbox Series X and PS5 in December, but a Switch version will drop early next year. The highly anticipated sequel to Dying Light will be available on-the-go in February 2022, so prepare yourself for some seriously tense situations and scary moments. Dying Light dua is set 20 years after the original Dying Light, so you’ll play as a new protagonist called Aiden Caldwell – who also does parkour.Triangle Strategy

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Release date: March 4, 2022Genre: Strategy

The upcoming strategy-based adventure from Square Enix, formerly known as Project Triangle Strategy, is coming to Switch in early 2022. Feedback from the demo released in 2021 has resulted in a variety of improvements including adjusted difficulty options, more camera features, and an option to review previous dialogue. The story-based RPG will drop March 4, 2022.Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Release date: Spring 2022Genre: Platformer

One of the biggest surprises during the September Nintendo Direct was the announcement of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. It looks like Kirby will be on an adventure through a post-apocalyptic world, as the trailer shows him washing up on a shore before setting off through a world of abandoned buildings and adorable enemies. Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be a 3D platformer, so expect some of the classic Kirby platforming with a more free-moving twist. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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Release date: TBC 2022 Genre: Adventure

Play through all nine Star Wars movies with this ultimate Lego Star Wars game. With all of the movies remade in Lego form from scratch, there’s never been a better time to experience developer TT Games’ trademark humor. Plus, with over 200 playable characters and the ability to play through the events in any order, it’s going to be a huge experience to unpack. TCB 2022Bayonetta 3

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Hack-and-slash

Bayonetta is back, baby. Bayonetta tiga was announced back in 2017, and you’ll finally get to play it on Switch five years later. Expect everything you’d want out of a Bayonetta title and then some: gun fights, dancing, witty one-liners, gigantic Kaiju you’ll have to fight with your own Gozdilla-ish monster. Bayonetta tiga will sure to deliver on all the hair outfits, gun-toting, and then some when it drops sometime next year. Mineko’s Night Market

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Adventure / Simulation

If you are incapable of watching the above Mineko’s Night Market trailer and suppressing squeaks at all the adorable kitties it contains, this isn’t a game for you. It’s basically a kind of game like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley, where you explore, craft, oh and breed cats. The cute little balls of fluff will follow you around as you play as Mineko who’s just moved to Mount Fugu Island, and is also accompanied by her giant cat-like friend Abe. Together, you’ll gather resources and craft items to sell at your market stall, play loads of kecil-games, and of course, befriend kittens. Lots and lots and lots of kitties. Sounds rather wonderful, doesn’t it? Card Shark

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Adventure 

Set in Europe in the 18th century, Card Shark is a game about cheating at cards. With a roguelike progression system and several kecil-games to try, you’ll use “real card manipulation techniques” as the Comte de Saint Germain. With high stakes games, winnings to manage, and new locations to unlock, this adventure comes from publisher Devolver Digital and Reins developer Nerial.  Marvel’s Midnight Suns

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Strategy

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the upcoming title from XCOM developer, Firaxis, and is bringing a touch of the superhero magic to the strategy aliran. Aimed with a roster of 12 superheroes, you’ll be tasked with taking down Lillith, the Mother of Demons. You are The Hunter, a completely customizable Marvel hero – quite the historic event – and you are Earth’s last defense against the underworld. Bear and Breakfast

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Simulation / Adventure 

Ever wanted to run your very own Bed and Breakfast in the woods? Well, now you can… as a bear. Yes, Bear and Breakfast sees you play as Hank, a bear who sets about turning an abandoned shack into a lucrative Bed and Breakfast for tourists in the area. With an array of customization options, you can build up your new holiday hot spot with guest rooms, bathrooms, parlours and entertainment areas that can all be individually decorated. With some strategy to it, you’ll have to keep tabs on your guests to make sure they have a happy stay and increase your reputation. Complete with side quests, plenty of characters to meet, and “rich lore” to uncover, Bear and Breakfast looks set to take you on quite the adventure. Splatoon 3

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: Action

Splatoon tiga will see you leaving Inkopolis behind and venturing out into a new region known as the Splatlands. Here you’ll find a new city that battle-savvy Inklings and Octolings call home – Splatsville, aka the ‘City of Chaos’. The new game will introduce new features to your usual splat-tastic multiplayer action, including a bow, fresh customisation options, and enhanced movement abilities when it arrives sometime in 2022. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

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Release date: TBC 2022 Genre: RTS / Action

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is the second in Ubisoft’s brilliant crossover with Nintendo’s IP. The original heroes are back – along with some new faces including the titular Sparks and Rabbid Rosalina –  but this time they’re facing a galactic-level peril in the form of new villain Cursa. The game will move beyond the Mushroom Kingdom to include the wider Mario + Rabbids universe, and is opening up each of those worlds for free exploration. The same can be said of battle too, with the game removing the grid system to let you freely control each of the three heroes in play. There are still similar turn-based, tactical rules to follow, but should allow for more creativity taking on foes. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel

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Release date: TBC 2022Genre: RPG

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