Today’s Nintendo Direct showcased 40 minutes of Nintendo’s lineup of games launching this Winter. It wasn’t the only focus as there were several new game announcements slated for 2022. The Direct also provided some updates on existing titles already released on the Switch as new third-party games coming to the platform. Here is a rundown of everything that was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a massive new paid DLC coming out in Summer 2022. The expansion will include new stories, locales, monsters, and newly added hunting actions and quest rank. More information will be revealed in the future.
A New look at Mario Party Superstars was shown. Several classic boards from the Nintendo 64 era was showcased including Woody Woods, Yoshi’s Tropical Island, and Horror Land. Mt. minigames such as the competitive Survival course and the cooperative Tag match will be coming to the game as well. Marty Party Superstars launches on October 29.
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is a new title from the minds of YOKO TARO and Yosuke Saito. The whole game is set through cards where players clash in turn-based battles, where skills and a little bit of luck will determine the victor. The game is a fresh take on tabletop RPGs and is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on October 28. A free demo is available to try and players can pre-order today.
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut launches digitally on Nintendo Switch on October 12. The physical version of the game will be available in 2022. Throughout this groundbreaking role-playing adventure, players will take on the role of a detective interrogating people and uncovering clues with the help of 24 inner skills. The player’s behaviors and available choices will change depending on how they develop these skills which will directly impact how the story progresses.
The second wave of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass content is set to arrive next month on October 29. Players will be able to play as Purah & Robbie with their array of ancient technology. New story stages and story sequences reveal more about the Champions and the mysterious Guardian and show what places like the Coluseum and Kakariko Village looked like 100 years into the past.
Chocobo GP is a new kart racing experience set in the Chocobo universe. Players can dash to the finish as the game’s namesake and friends. Players will race and master courses set from well-known Chocobo and Final Fantasy series locations. The game features various game modes including story, custom, and survival races. Survival races can be played in a bracket-style tournament and supports up to 64 players. Select modes support online and/or local multiplayer. Courses include Cid’s Test Track, the streets of Alexandria and Zozo and the Gold Saucer. Throughout a race, players can collect magicite foud in Magic Eggs scattered around the various tracks and will be able to cast magic attacks such as Aero or Fire against their opponents. Chocobo GP will be available for Nintendo Switch in 2022.
The final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be revealed on October 5. Masahiro Sakurai will host a final “Mr. Sakurai Presents” video revealing the final fighter. This will be the last presentation about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a new 3D platforming game where players cab freely navigate the areas using familiar Kirby copy abilities. In the game, Kirby sets out and explores a mysterious setting filled with abandoned structures from a past civilization. The game is set to launch in Spring 2022.
A new free update with new content and more is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons this November. More details will be revealed in an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct which will air in October.
Mario Golf: Super Rush is getting some new free DLC today. Two new characters – Koopa Troopa and Ninji – are now available to play as. Two new courses- the snowy Blustery Basin and the desert-set Spiky Palms – are available to play as well. Players can also now change the difficulty level of CPU opponents.
Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition launches for Nintendo Switch this holiday. Players can spend time with dozens of Disney characters crafting whimsical costumes and furniture, and explore delightful Disney-themed worlds. All DLC from the original 3DS version will be included in the Enchanted Edition.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 11. Players can explore captivating planets and join forces with Jedi, Droids, and outcasts. It’s a beloved Star Wars game that blends action, role-playing, and adventure.
The Dying Light franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. Dying Light: Platinum Edition is the first game in the series that makes players master both parkour and tactical combat to survive in a brutal open world. Dying Light: Platinum Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch on October 19. In Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version, players can explore the City alone or with up to three people in online co-op. Unravel the dark secrets of those in power during the day, then plunder the lairs of the infected at night. Players will choose sides and decided the fate of the City. Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version will be available on Nintendo Switch on February 4, 2022.
Triangle Strategy is set to launch for Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2022. After going through the surveys that were sent out earlier in the year for the demo version, the developers have worked on updating the game. There has been a focus on adjustments to the difficulty, the on-screen visuals, camera controls, and the ability to view past conversations.
A new trailer for Metroid Dread was released. The trailer sets the stage for Samus Aran’s mission to planet ZDR in an attempt to confirm if the X parasite still exists and why the EMI robots have mysteriously gone dark. Throughout the game, Samus will travel to multiple environments each with its own elements and organisms. Players will also come across remnants of the mighty Chozo civilization. Metroid Dread releases for Nintendo Switch on October 8.
Nintendo Switch Online is getting a new membership plan in late October. The new plan, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack grants all of the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership like online play, access to a growing library of NES and Super NES games, and more plus the addition of classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games. Nintendo 64 games coming at launch include Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Sin and Punishment, Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis 64, WinBack, and Yoshi’s Story. The launch lineup of SEGA Genesis games include Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, M.U.S.H.A., Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, and Strider.
The Shadowrun Trilogy features the three cult classic RPGs that is all about Cyberpunk meeting fantasy. Players will explore a dystopian future as a Shadowrunner mercenary where magic has reawakened and fantasy creatures have come back to life.The games feature branching narratives, skill-based character growth, and gripping turn-based combat. Shadowrun Trilogy will launch in 2022 for Nintendo Switch.
Castlevania: Advance Collection brings together four classic Castlevania games – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and Castlevania: Dracula X. Players will be able to rewind, quick save, and remap their buttons to fight against evil. There is also a gallery mode with never-before-seen artwork. Castlevania: Advance Collection is available now.
Actraiser Renaissance is a remaster of the classic Super NES game Actraiser. Players can strike down monsters in the side-scrolling action phase, Realm Acts, and cultivate lands in the world-building creation phase, Realm Management. Players can switch between the original score or a rearranged soundtrack featuring new music. There are also new stages and boss battles.
The recently released DELTARUNE Chapter 2 is now available for Nintendo Switch. Players will dodge everything, from balls of yarn to ambulances and missiles in creative attacks. Chapter 2 is available as a free update for owners of DELTARUNE Chapter 1.
Splatoon 3 will feature new and returning stages in 4v4 battles, as well as introduce new weapons never before seen in a Splatoon game. The game’s single-player campaign is all about the return of mammals and takes place in a new location. Splatoon 3 is set to release in 2022.
A new trailer was showcased for Bayonetta 3. The gameplay trailer showcased what’s new in the series and revealed a new look for Bayonetta. New mechanics coming to Bayonetta 3 include the ability for Bayonetta to directly control demons. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022.