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10 of the Most Anticipated Titles Coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022

Sara Belcher - Author
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Feb. 9 2022, Updated 3:16 p.m. ET

Whether you're a longtime Nintendo fan or you just got the new Switch OLED model for the holidays, the video game company has been on a roll with some of the titles that have been released in recent years.

In addition to some of the other popular and indie games already available for it, here are some of the most anticipated games expected to drop for the Switch in 2022.

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'Bayonetta 3'

'Bayonetta 3' trailer screenshot
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'Bayonetta 3'

Release date: TBA

Having been announced in 2017, the highly anticipated Bayonetta 3 received its first official trailer four years later in September 2021. The new game sees the return of the stylish and deadly Umbran Witch as she takes on all new foes. Though she still fights with her trademark magic and four guns on her hands and feet, a new mechanic seemingly allows players to take control of her giant demons to deal even more damage.

The game is currently slated to release in 2022.

'Kirby and the Forgotten Land'

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Release date: March 25

This is the first 3D platformer in the Kirby franchise in years, and it appears to take place in a post-apocalyptic world. Kirby must traverse this strange new land while rescuing Waddle-dees from the clutches of evil. His new Mouthful Mode allows him to take control of real-life machines to expand his moves. Rescued Waddle-dees can help to expand your home base town and give you more travel resources. You can even evolve Kirby's Copy abilities to make them stronger.

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'Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2'

'Breath of the Wild 2'
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Release date: TBA

Breath of the Wild was one of the most notable games created for the Switch, initially releasing at the same time as the console itself. While we don't have a confirmed release date, this long-anticipated sequel is expected to release sometime in 2022.

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'Splatoon 3'

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Release date: TBA

The Splatoon franchise quickly grew in popularity among Nintendo fans, and the company has announced that the third installment in the franchise is set to release sometime in 2022. This new game will bring back the TurfWars while introducing the Splatlands, a new region for players to explore. The co-op Salmon Run mode also makes a comeback, featuring dangerous new enemies for you to take on with your friends.

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Nintendo Switch Sports

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Release date: April 29

Nintendo fans will remember how surprisingly fun the Wii Sports pack-in title for the Wii was when it first launched. It was a tight, well-designed game that really showed off the capabilities of the motion control at the time. Well, Wii Sports has been reincarnated for the Nintendo Switch! The game features plenty of our old faves like Wii Tennis and Wii Bowling, while also adding new games like the sword-fighting Chambara game. You can even go online!

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'Mario Strikers: Battle League'

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Release date: June 10

Soccer games in the Mushroom Kingdom are heating up. With special shots, power-ups, and wacky items to trip up your opponents, getting a goal in soccer has never been this intense. Up to eight players can compete in local or online matches. Mario Strikers: Battle League is set to come out this summer.

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'Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout'

'Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout'
Source: Mediatonic

Release date: TBA

When Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was initially released, it didn't take long for onlookers to hope there would be a version coming soon for the Switch. After developer Mediatonic was purchased by Epic Games, they announced the move would allow them to bring an even better version of the game to the Switch — though its release was delayed to 2022.

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'Xenoblade Chronicles 3'

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Release date: September 2022

In a surprise announcement, a new installment to the Xenoblade Chronicles series is on the horizon! This new numbered sequel will reportedly tie together Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which each take place in different worlds. While there's little we know about the story and gameplay, the game is set to release in September.

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'OXENFREE II: Lost Signals'

'OXENFREE II: Lost Signals'
Source: Night School Studio

Release date: TBA

A sequel to the original OXENFREE title, Lost Signals takes Riley back to her hometown, where she finds some mysterious radio signals that force her to unfold more than she'd anticipated to. This title was originally set to release in 2021, but was pushed to sometime in 2022.

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'Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp'

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Release date: April 8

Control rockets, tanks, and planes in this remaster of the original GameBoy Advance games are set to come to the Switch sometime in April of 2022. There will even be a versus mode for online play in this upcoming title.

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