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5 Essential Switch Games For Your 2022 Calendar

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With Nintendo paving the way to another great batch of games for its Switch library, now seems to be as good a time as any to shed light on the titles that have piqued our interest. Having spooled through all the reveals that popped up during the recent Nintendo Direct showcase, we feel pretty confident in our selection.

2022 has really only just begun, and yet there are so many games that have already planted roots on the Switch frontline. Looking ahead, there’s a whole other pipeline ready to unfold, and it all starts over the next couple of months. The question is, which of the many upcoming Switch releases should you keep glued to your calendar?

 

5. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Any fan of the Warriors franchise will definitely want to pencil this one into their notebooks. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a brand new action-adventure game that not only fuses the legendary Warriors style into its core, but also uses it as a stepping stone en route to a whole other all-powerful platform.

The upcoming Musuo chapter will revive old characters from the Three Houses game, including the beloved trio Edgard, Dimitri, and Claude. However, rather than rehashing all the old plotlines, Three Hopes will open up to a whole new narrative, with epic battles being the focal point over its exciting new experience.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes comes to Switch on June 24, 2022.

 

4. Mario Strikers Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Just when you start to question Nintendo’s ability to cram as many Mario games into its portfolio as possible, another one miraculously pops up out of the blue. This time, however, it’s nothing at all like the signature Kart or Smash handles, but Strikers instead, which is basically a mashup of FIFA Street and Rocket League. Oh, and the universally acclaimed Mario Strikers: Charged, of course.

Hurling in all the familiar faces from the Nintendo family tree, Mario Strikers Battle League brews an entirely new world to soak up, based entirely on soccer. However, unlike most bog-standard games that fall under the category, Battle League instead opts for a more explosive approach, with wild features that are extremely reminiscent of Rocket League and a whole bunch of high-powered extreme sports games.

Mario Strikers Battle League comes to Switch on June 10, 2022.

 

3. Disney Speedstorm

Disney Speedstorm Trailer | Nintendo Direct

If you’ve spent some quality time with the network of karting games such as Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2, then you’ll definitely feel at home with the upcoming addition to the fold, Disney Speedstorm. Launching as a free-to-play game for the whole family to enjoy, Speedstorm will look to combine well-loved characters with vibrant courses choc-full of surprises and mystery loot.

Picking only the best of the best from the Disney-Pixar domain, the upcoming racing chapter will feature an infinite amount of replayability between family and friends. And, like every other karting game on the block, it gives us more the reason to plan an entire year of unnecessary parties. The only question is: who gets to play as Mickey?

Disney Speedstorm comes to Switch, PC, and consoles this summer.

 

2. Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus | Official Announce Trailer

Sandbox lovers will more than likely find a new home with Two Point Campus, an exciting new entry to the park management series by Two Point Studios. Like Two Point Hospital, the aim of the latest game is to establish a university fit for an army of know-it-alls. Using whatever tools you find in your arsenal, you will be able to erect new buildings, upgrade facilities, and hire an elite staff to help grease the campus cogs.

Of course, being a sandbox game does technically mean disasters are likely to happen. Regardless of the precautions you may or may not take, your campus will be torn to shreds if you don’t lay down some ground rules. Luckily for you, however, the rules fall into your hands. Whatever it is that’s running tricks in your mind, be sure to use it to help establish a state of the art educational institution.

Two Point Campus comes to Switch, PC, and consoles on May 17, 2022.

 

1. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Mouthful Mode Reveal - Nintendo Switch

After taking a few year hiatus, Kirby has finally returned to the helm for yet another jam-packed episode of platforming madness. This time, we’re being treated to the Forgotten Land, an exciting new chapter that puts the pink and plushy hero in an abandoned city shrouded in mystery.

Although not a great deal has been explored with this one, we can rest assured knowing that the franchise hasn’t exactly let us down in the past. Kirby is hands down one of Nintendo’s favourite children, meaning all the tender loving care will more than likely be given to its upcoming game. You can check out the trailer above for a closer look at what’s to come.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land comes to Switch on March 25, 2022.

 

So, which game piqued your interest the most? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

In case you missed it, you can watch the full Nintendo Direct presentation here.

 

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