Nintendo has indicated the list of games arriving in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch, as regards the exclusive first parties and not the most important ones planned for the next months of the year, even if it is likely that it is still a partial list.
There are no particular news because it is a list of games that have already been known for some time, here’s what it is:
- Nintendo Switch Sports – April 29th
- Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24
- Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – June 30th
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – July 29
- Splatoon 3 – 9 September
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – late 2022
- Bayonetta 3 – late 2022
So, what is most striking is the confirmation of Bayonetta 3 in the course of 2022, which was already known but difficult to take for granted, considering the long development period that the game has gone through so far, and above all the lack of Advance Wars 1+ 2: Re-Boot Camp , which seems to be not yet planned for this year.
The latter represents a particular case: the game was supposed to be released on April 8, 2022 but was postponed due to the war in Ukraine, but was essentially ready, so much so that a user was able to play it in advance by exploiting an error in the eShop.
At this point, Nintendo has probably not yet set a date and has no plans to put it on the official 2022 list, but it is likely to come out anyway by the end of the year.
On the other hand, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope , which was thought to arrive later in the year, does not appear either, but it is clear that this list is still incomplete , waiting for further announcements that Nintendo will make in the coming months and probably in between spring and summer, with additional titles to be added to the 2022 lineup.