And just like that, the Nintendo Switch is set to be its biggest year since its launch. The pieces moved slowly into place (and might not hold), but on paper at least, the 2022 portable console is set to be held by Pokemon Legends: Arceus And the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, with a lot in between. It’s 2017 again, but it’s bigger.
That year saw the launch of the Switch with BOTW Then continue with Splatoon 2 And the Mario Odyssey In the months that followed. It looked like an accidentdue in part to BOTW It was supposed to come to Wii U years ago, and it’s not likely to be repeated. However, when the key hits mid-life of its devicesThis appears to be what is happening.
The Nintendo Edition calendar has a way to hack you. This is what happened last fall when it seemed like a drowsy season for Switch Ended up with competitionthanks to a constant stream of hacks from Metroid dread to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And the shining pearl. It’s happening again this year after a surprise double punch that started with a Nintendo Direct earlier this monthand ended with the latest Pokemon presents during the Weekend.
The first event revealed and confirmed a large number of new games Splatoon 3 It will hit this summer. The second shocked fans by announcing that 2022 will see not only the most ambitious release Pokemon A game from years ago, but also a Gen 9 open world in the form of scarlet pokemon And the Violet. Here are some other highlights from the upcoming lineup:
- triangle strategy – March 4
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land – March 25
- Nintendo Switch Sports – April 29
- Mario Strikers: Battle League – June 10
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – June 24
- Splatoon 3 – summer
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – September
- Mario + Rapids sparks of hope – TBD 2022
- Bayonetta 3 – TBD 2022
- pokemon scarlet and violet – TBD 2022
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel – TBD 2022
There are quite a few smaller ports and remanufactures due to arrive this year as well. Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Appears in April. The Octopath المسافر traveler– 2.5D version of the previously non-local classic JRPG style, live alive, It will be released in July. Hello games somehow No Man’s Sky on the switch. Mario Kart 8the best-selling game on two different consoles, is basically It will double in size over the next year.
Nintendo quietly started laying the groundwork for this back in 2021 with Updates on Splatoon 3And the Bayonetta 3 And the BOTW 2. But the low-key way she’s been dropping hard dates in recent weeks has made it feel like she’s hitting everything at once. The MarioThe maker is often witty when it comes to starving his audience, then making no promises and over-delivering. This year, though, she’s already flipped most of her hand and might be her strongest in years, if she actually gets a chance to play it.
This, of course, is great if. when scarlet pokemon And the Violet It was announced yesterday, more than a few fans took it as an admission BOTW 2 It won’t end up this year after all. In the age of Covid, it seems that Nintendo has also suffered from production delays more than most. At the same time, she had chances to stay non-committal in the past but persisted Reconfirm window 2022.
Even if it ends up being leaked, there’s still plenty on the Switch’s 2022 board to make it one of the strongest years it’s ever been. Now if only Nintendo would run out Wind Walker HD On.
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