Nintendo Direct 2022 gave us a preview of upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. atechbook has summarized the event.
On the Nintendo Direct, the company presents what gamers can expect in the near future. Among them are usually news about upcoming games from popular franchises and about console hardware. The first Nintendo Direct for 2022 gave us just under 40 minutes of game announcements. Switch owners can look forward to new titles, ports, and remasters.
Nintendo Switch Sports
The successful Wii Sports series is finally getting a successor for the Switch. The package includes soccer, volleyball, tennis, badminton and bowling. Nintendo Switch Sports will launch as early as April 29, 2022.
Mario Strikers: Battle League
After a 15-year hiatus, Mario Strikers Charged gets a sequel with Mario Strikers: Battle League finally getting a sequel. The soccer game with 5-against-5 matches, special moves and power-ups is scheduled for release on June 10, 2022.
No Man’s Sky.
Das Weltraumerkundungs-Spiel No Man’s Sky. bekommt pünktlich zum sechsten Geburtstag einen Switch-Port. Obwohl es anfangs von Kritikern gescholten wurde, hat Publisher Hello das Spiel mit epischen Dimensionen in den vergangenen fünf Jahren mit zahlreichen Updates rund gemacht. Alle diese Updates sollen in der Umsetzung für die Switch enthalten sein. Das Spiel erscheint im Sommer 2022.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLCs
Instead of a sequel, Nintendo has announced new DLC for Mario Kart 8. 48 reimagined tracks from older Mario Kart titles are scheduled to be released in a total of six increments between March 18, 2022 and 2023. The DLCs are available as part of the Deluxe Booster Course Pass.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Developer Monolith Soft has announced a sequel to the open-world role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 continues the story of its predecessors in the war-ravaged world. The game is scheduled for release in September 2022.
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Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection.
Having already released Assassin’s Creed 3 and. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for the Switch, the Ezio Collection is finally coming to the console. Included are Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and all DLC released for the three games. The games follow the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Launch date is February 17, 2022.
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
The tactical role-playing game (RPG) Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Houses from 2019 is getting a spin-off. The new title is called Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and tells a different story, but set in the same universe and brings back familiar characters. The game is coming on June 4, 2022.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
The upcoming Kirby title Kirby and the Forgotten Land has received a trailer for the “Mouthful Mode”. With this, Kirby can even swallow cars. The game is scheduled for release on March 25, 2022.
Portal: Companion Collection.
Portal and Portal 2 were released more than a decade ago. Now, both titles are getting ports for the Nintendo Switch in the form of the Portal: Companion Collection.. The launch date has not yet been set.
Also announced at the Nintendo Direct:
- Triangle Strategy has gotten a new trailer just before launch on March 4, 2022.
- Live A Live, will officially come to Western countries for the first time in July 2022.
- Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil will be released on July 8, 2022.
- Front Mission and Front Mission 2 are being remade for the Switch.
- The remakes for Advance Wars 1 and Advance Wars 2 have received a new trailer ahead of their April 8, 2022 launch.
- NES and SNES classics EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings are coming to Nintendo Switch Online’s retro lineup.
- Chrono Trigger spin-off Chrono Cross from 1999 is getting a remaster for the Nintendo Switch. The game is coming on April 7, 2022.
- Metroid Dread gets an update that lowers the game difficulty or makes it even higher with Instadeath.
- Splatoon 3 has received a new trailer. The game is scheduled for release in the summer of 2022.