Zelda BotW 2, Pokémon Legends Arceus … the 11 most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2022

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Game news Zelda BotW 2, Pokémon Legends Arceus … the 11 most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2022

After a rather calm 2021 on the Nintendo Switch release side, 2022 promises to be much more loaded with major titles. Zelda, Pokémon or Kirby, we take a tour of the games planned for next year on Switch.

Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

Initially scheduled for the end of 2021, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp has seen its release date recently postponed to spring 2022. At the origin of this postponement, the developers evoke needing more time to refine their game. it is both a compilation of the first two episodes, Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2 : Black Hole Rising, both released on GBA in 2002 and 2003 and simultaneously remakes. There are therefore two turn-based Tactical-RPGs with updated graphics in which the player controls a commander who must manage his armed forces against these enemies. Each type of unit is more powerful than another but also weak against others. The game then takes the form of a succession of missions against the backdrop of a conflict between rival factions.

  • Release date: Spring 2022

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Bayonetta 3

After many years without any news, Bayonetta 3 was finally talked about again during the last Nintendo Direct broadcast in September. Thereby, we will find our favorite witch in a third adventure which will once again take the form of a dynamic beat ’em up as Platinum Games knows how to do. If we still know little about this new episode, we notice in the last trailer released that Bayonetta will be entitled to a new look, as in all the games in the series, but also that it will be possible to take control gigantic creatures that our heroine is able to summon. Besides that, we find without too many surprises the Witch Time, an ability that allows him to slow down time in the event of perfect dodging, or the ability to make demon members appear to strike his opponents. Unfortunately, if the game is announced for 2022, no news regarding a specific launch window.


Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

Jet Set Radio. This is obviously the first thing that comes to mind when you take a look at Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. With this new project, Team Reptile, studio to which we owed them Lethal League pays a direct tribute to the cult game of the Dreamcast to the point of having hired the same composer, Hideki Naganuma. Thus, it is therefore a 3D platform game in an urban environment with a character who moves with the help of rollerblades or a skateboard. To face the other gangs and mark your territory, you will have to tag your symbol in the four corners of the city and in corners accessible only thanks to impressive figures. With its very colorful cel-shading aesthetic for a rather unique graphic rendering, BRC promises to be one of the good independent surprises for next year.


Kirby and the Forgotten World

Featured for the first time during the last Nintendo Direct, Kirby and the Forgotten World will take Nintendo’s famous pink ball through an open-world 3D platformer. Once again, Kirby will have to save creatures kidnapped by evil forces that he can as usual swallow in order to take possession of their powers. Among the skills he can use, we find a sword, bombs or laser guns to fight against cartoonish enemies. Through these 3D platform levels, players will have to solve puzzles to progress until they face boss fights that promise to be particularly dynamic.

  • Release date: Spring 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Among the most anticipated games of 2022 across all media, Pokémon Legends: Arceus occupies a prominent place, and for good reason: it is the first game in the franchise to try out the open-world formula. Taking place in the Sinnoh region that can be seen in
Sparkling Diamond Pokémon / Sparkling Pearl but centuries before, players embody a trainer who seeks to complete the first Pokédex in this region. Thus, it will be possible to explore open areas in search of Pokémon that we must observe and capture by throwing a Pokéball directly at them. If the fights remain turn-based, they gain depth thanks to the powerful and fast styles that allow new approaches. Finally, the title also benefits from an atmosphere of feudal Japan which changes from the rather futuristic aspect seen in the other games of the franchise.

  • Release Date: January 28, 2022

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Announced by surprise during the last of the Summer Game Fest, Metal Slug Tactics sees the return of SNK’s famous license in a formula it has never explored before: the Tactical-RPG. Published by DotEmu, the developers of Leikir Studio promise a dynamic tactical RPG experience with rogue-like elements thanks to procedurally generated mission structures. Super attacks can be unlocked once the adrenaline bar is full, while the experience will unlock new weapons and advance team members. A synchronization mechanism between your different characters is also part of the game to inflict maximum damage on your enemies. Finally, fans of the saga will meet many famous faces, whether among the playable characters or the bosses.


Mario + The Raving Rabbids Sparks of Hope

After leaving Kingdom Battle in 2017, Nintendo renews its confidence in Ubisoft to produce a second installment of the crossover between Mario and the Raving Rabbids with Sparks of Hope. Thus, it will always be a question of a turn-based Tactical-RPG to face Cursa who has corrupted familiar characters from the Nintendo universe, like the Bob-ombs. Thus, Mario and the Raving Rabbids will visit different planets with a team that will be made up of nine heroes in total, including Luigi, Peach and their appointed rabbits. As for the fights, Spark of Hope introduces the Sparks, improbable results of a merger between the Rabbits and the Lumas, and replaces the movement grid in favor of completely free controls within a determined perimeter. Finally, apart from these clashes, the exploration is intended to be non-linear for less interventionist levels during the phases of discovery of a world.

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Splatoon 3

Four years after the release of the second episode, Splatoon 3 is shaping up to be one of the Switch’s must-have multiplayer titles for 2022. This time, the atmosphere of the title promises to be different from previous opus since we are leaving the very urban environment of Chromapolis for a desert world that we should explore in a single player mode. The plot will take place in Alterna, a part of Clabousse City, and will focus on the return of mammals as well as the origin of the Inklings as a strange substance called “shaggy porridge” seems to invade the area. Of course, the heart of the experience will always be its multiplayer mode in which you have to re-cover the map with paint to win the game. We will find new weapons like the Assault Crab and the Super Mollusk, as well as new maps like Column Canyon or Balibot Suburb


Star Wars Hunters

Taking place between episode VI and VII, Star Wars Hunters is a third-person free-to-play game in which two squads compete. Zynga, the developers of the project best known for their work on mobile games like FarmVille, announce that it will be a intense action game in which players can choose a hero from a wide range of characters including smugglers, rebellion heroes and imperial stormtroopers. At launch, there will be 8 Hunters like Rieve, the Sith warrior, Aran Tal the Mandalorian knight, Grozz the wookie or Imara Vex the bounty hunter. As for the arenas, they are inspired by classic Star Wars stories and settings. Finally, the game will also feature cross-play, allowing iOS, Android and Switch players to play freely with each other.


The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild 2/Sequel

Announced in 2019, The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild 2 was treated to a long period of radio silence before giving us any news on Nintendo Direct last June. In the last trailer released, if we still do not know the official title of the game, we could see that in addition to the plains of Hyrule, it will be possible to visit a vast Kingdom hovering above them. As for the Cinetis powers, they now seem able to go back in time to their targets using Link’s arm, which seems to have been modified. Thanks to this, our hero can throw flames, but also turn into liquid to cross surfaces, at least, from what we understand from the trailer. In any case, we can’t wait to discover the universe of The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild.


Triangle Strategy

Developed by the same team asOctopath Traveler, TRIANGLE STRATEGY is the new Switch-exclusive Square Enix project. Still with a 2D-HD graphic rendering, the title this time takes the form of a Tactical-RPG in the right line of Final Fantasy Tactics. Small subtlety, the battles will take place on terrain at several levels of elevation. On the story side, the developers insist that the decisions by the player will have an influence on the unfolding of the scenario and on the allies who will rally to his cause. After deploying a demo, the developers took into account player feedback such as freer camera movement, rebalanced difficulty as well as shorter load times.

  • Release Date: March 4, 2022

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Game news Zelda BotW 2, Pokémon Legends Arceus … the 11 most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2022 Published on 01/02/2022 9:00 AM After a rather calm 2021 on the Nintendo Switch release side, 2022 promises to be much more loaded with major titles. Zelda, Pokémon or Kirby, we take…

Game news Zelda BotW 2, Pokémon Legends Arceus … the 11 most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2022 Published on 01/02/2022 9:00 AM After a rather calm 2021 on the Nintendo Switch release side, 2022 promises to be much more loaded with major titles. Zelda, Pokémon or Kirby, we take…

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