2022 is the current year, and the year after 2021. Early 2022 also marks the 5 year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch. Currently, the biggest games in 2022 are Kirby and the Forgotten Land (March) released in celebration of Kirby's 30th anniversary, Splatoon 3 and two games in the Pokémon franchise: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January 28) and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (November 18).


General Information

Not much is currently known about Nintendo's planned release schedule for 2022. Currently, the biggest games in 2022 are Kirby and the Forgotten Land (March) released in celebration of Kirby's 30th anniversary, Splatoon 3 and two games in the Pokémon franchise: Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January 28) and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (November 18). Pokémon also released a web series based on the former, Pokémon: Hisuian Snow. On Feburary 24, 2022, Nintendo acquired SRD. On June 9, 2022, Billy Kametz, the voice actor for Ferdinand von Aegir in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, died at the age of 35. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes was released on June 24, 15 days after his death. Three Hopes marks one of Kametz's last voice acting roles.


Notable releases

All release dates subject to change by Nintendo.


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Titles Publishers Release Date(s) ESRB
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Nintendo 2022-01-28January 28
Monark NIS America 2022-02-22February 22
Variable Barricade Aksys Games 2022-02-22February 22
Triangle Strategy Nintendo 2022-03-03March 3
Hotel Transylvania: Scary Tale Adventure Outright Games 2022-03-11March 11
The Cruel King and the Great Hero NIS America 2022-03-15March 15
Gal*Gun: Double Peace PQube 2022-03-17March 17
Grow: Song of the Evertree 505 Games 2022-03-22March 22
Rune Factory 5 XSEED 2022-03-22March 22
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Nintendo 2022-03-25March 25
Crystar] NIS America 2022-03-29March 29
WRC 10 Maximum Games 2022-03-29March 29
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. 2022-04-05April 5 E10+
Skul: The Hero Slayer Merge Games 2022-04-08April 8 T
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Atlus 2022-04-12April 12 T
Epic Chef Sold Out 2022-04-12April 12 E10
Ikai PM Studios 2022-04-15April 15 T
Taito Milestones ININ Games 2022-04-15April 15 T
Tormented Souls PQube 2022-04-15April 15 M
Zombie Army 4: Dead War U&I Entertainment 2022-04-26April 26
Nintendo Switch Sports Nintendo 2022-04-29April 29
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 Nippon Ichi Software 2022-05-10May 10
Hidden Objects Collection - Volume 2 GS2 Games 2022-05-17May 17 T
Cotton Fantasy ININ Games 2022-05-20May 20
Instant Sports+ [[Merge Games 2022-05-20May 20
Eastward iam8bit 2022-05-24May 24
Touken Ranbu Warriors Koei Tecmo 2022-05-24May 24
My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure Outright Games 2022-05-26May 26
Equestrian Training Maximum Games 2022-05-31May 31
Wonder Boy Collection ININ Games 2022-06-03June 3
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles SEGA 2022-06-10June 10
Mario Strikers: Battle League Nintendo 2022-06-10June 10
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn PQube 2022-06-10June 10
Zorro: The Chronicles Maximum Games 2022-06-14June 14 04Everyone 10+
Horgihugh and Friends Aksys Games 2022-06-16June 16
Wreckfest THQ Nordic 2022-06-21June 21
AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative Spike Chunsoft 2022-06-24June 24
Capcom Fighting Collection Capcom 2022-06-24June 24
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Nintendo 2022-06-24June 24
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Natsume 2022-06-24June 24
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games NIS America 2022-07-05July 5
Live A Live Nintendo 2022-07-22July 22
Digimon Survive Bandai Namco 2022-07-29July 29
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nintendo 2022-07-29July 29
DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace Outright Games 2022-07Summer 2022
Two Point Campus SEGA 2022-08-09August 9
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Burst Forth!! Choro-gon Breath Aksys Games 2022-08-25August 25
SD Gundam Battle Alliance Bandai Namco Entertainment 2022-08-25August 25
Pac-Man World Re-Pac Bandai Namco 2022-08-26August 26
Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness Spike Chunsoft 2022-09-02September 2
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Bandai Namco 2022-09-02September 2
Mozart Requiem GS2 Games 2022-09-06September 6
Splatoon 3 Nintendo 2022-09-09September 9
Hidden Through Time: Definite Edition ININ Games 2022-09-16September 16
Piofiore: Episodio 1926 Aksys Games 2022-09-22September 22
Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Bandai Namco 2022-09-23September 23
Paw Patrol: Grand Prix Outright Games 2022-09-30September 30
Nier: Automata Square Enix 2022-10-06October 6
Chaos;Head Noah / Chaos;Child Double Pack Spike Chunsoft 2022-10-07October 7
No Man's Sky 2022-10-07October 7
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Ubisoft 2022-10-21October 20
Persona 5 Royal Atlus 2022-10-21October 21
Star Trek: Prodigy - Supernova Outright Games 2022-10October
Harvestella Square Enix 2022-11-04November 4
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo 2022-11-18November 18
Dragon Quest Treasures Square Enix 2022-12-09December 9
Sonic Frontiers Sega Holiday 2022
Yomawari: Lost in the Dark NIS America Late 2022
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Nintendo TBA
Bayonetta 3 Nintendo TBA
Marvel's Midnight Suns Take-Two TBA
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Konami TBA